After School Activities

The BEST way to stay updated to these many clubs and activities is to frequently visit the CMS Daily Announcements Page.

Animals and Planet

Time: Every other Tuesday 2:30-3:40
Location: Peabody Room 223
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Peskin

Animals and Planet Club is part of the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots network. We sponsor projects that make a positive change happen for animals, the environment and our communities. Club members choose and plan the projects each year. Sign-up is not required. All are welcome.

Meets every other Tuesday at Peabody until 3:40pm 

 

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Art Club

Time: Every Thursday 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Art Room 123
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Shea

Participants in CMS Art Club have the opportunity to augment Art curriculum content, experiment with new media, work together on group projects, and integrate their work within the Concord community. Art Club is open to any CMS student who is interested in pursuing group or independent visual projects. It’s a cross-section of student artists from both buildings, and we traditionally spend part of our sessions working on group-oriented puppets and headdresses for the Musketaquid Earth Day parade in April.

Meets every Thursday in Sanborn room 123 until 3:30pm 

 

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Chamber Music Club

Time: Mondays, 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Orchestra Room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

Chamber Music Club 

Students will play music that we choose together and that suits the ability of the players after school in small group(s). The club meets Mondays after school at Sanborn.

 

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Chef’s Club

Time: Four Thursdays a trimester, 2:30-4:30
Location: Peabody FACS room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. McDermott

Chef’s Club is an after school cooking class that meets four times each trimester. Students from all three grades work together in groups to prepare various recipes while learning food preparation techniques. The club will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons and is limited to 20 students. All are welcome. Sign-up IS required.

Chef’s Club 

Meets four (4) Thursdays until 4:30pm in Peabody FACS

 

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CMS Honors Choir

Time: 2:30 - 3:40 Tuesdays
Location: Sanborn Auditorium 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

Honors Choir 

The CMS Honors Choir is an after school singing group. An audition is required to join, and it is a full-year commitment. The Honors Choir performs at all CMS Chorus concerts along with some field trips and competitions. More information can be found at MR. RIV’S MUSIC CLASSES

Meets every Tuesday until 3:40pm in the Sanborn auditorium 

 

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Doodle Club

Time: Every other Tuesday 2:40-3:40pm
Location: Sanborn library
Faculty Advisor: Mary Anderson

Dungeons & Dragons

Time: Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Peabody Room 105
Faculty Advisor: Scott Dickerson

Students get together and create different worlds together, going on adventures and developing characters.

Meets Thursday at Peabody in room 105 until 3:40pm 

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Interact Club

Time: Thursdays 2:40-3:30pm 
Location: Sanborn room 103
Faculty Advisor: Joe Meyer

A community service club, sponsored by Rotary, that organizes activities and fundraisers in Concord and Boston. Interact is very open to any ideas students bring to the table, including projects in foreign nations.

Meets every Thursday at Sanborn room 103 until 3:30pm  

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Interscholastic Athletics

Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers

Students on interscholastic teams are selected during tryouts that precede the season. Students that make the team practice four times each week and compete against other schools. All students must have a current physical on file in order to participate and sign up is necessary.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin boards in each main office before the start of each season. Only seventh and eighth grade students are eligible for interscholastic sports with the exception of Cross Country.

CMS Interscholastic Athletics

Intramural Sports

Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers

Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports.  All students are welcome.

 

Jazz Bands

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Location:
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The Jazz Ensembles at Concord Middle School are co-curricular groups made up of a limited, sometimes auditioned, set of students who are interested in performing jazz (and related styles) and improvising. Our Jazz Ensembles perform several times throughout the school year, including the MAJE Junior Festival each spring for Jazz “A.” Jazz “A” (Advanced): Tuesdays, 1:30PM-3:00PM / Jazz “B” (Exploratory): Wednesdays, 2:30PM-3:30PM. Please email phalpainy@concordps.org for more information

Lego Robotics

Time: Thursday and Friday 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 108
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

The Lego Robotics Teams get to:

-Research challenges facing today’s scientists

-Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology

-Apply real-world math and science concepts

-Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills

-Participate in tournaments and celebrations.

-Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

There is open enrollment. However, for the final competition, each of our teams are limited to only 10 members each. This year we will have 4 teams.

LGBTQ+ and Allies

Time: Most Wednesdays after school until 3:30pm
Location: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Regis

The LGBTQ+ club is a place where students can gather to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ+ community. It is a fun and safe space to build community within the group and in the larger CMS school. Students only need to show up! It is a drop in club! All are welcome.

Makerspace Club

Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Faculty Advisor: Library Staff

Explore the world of Making! Students will use a variety of tools and materials including 3D pens, cardboard, recyclables and art supplies to make useful as well as fanciful objects such as lapdesks, lamps, furniture and table games. Students can join by emailing any of the library / Maker Space staff or by showing up for any club meeting.

Marvel Club

Time: 2:30 - 3:40 Fridays
Location: Sanborn, Room TBD
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

The CMS Marvel Club is dedicated to the love of Marvel comics and movies.  The club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who has an interest in Marvel comics, shows, or movies.  We’ll talk about Marvel movies, watch and analyze movie clips and trailers, read comics, play Marvel-themed games, quiz each other on all things Marvel, discuss our favorite characters, and much more!   Bring your ideas!

Math Counts

Time: Wednesdays 2:40 - 3:40
Location: Sanborn MOD 1
Faculty Advisor: Greg Connnor

People who enjoy mathematics prepare for and participate in a regional math tournament solving problems as a team and as individuals. Success can lead to state and national tournaments.  All are welcome.  No sign-up required.  Start date: September 18.

Math Team, Divide and Concord

Time: Most Thursdays 2:30-3:40
Location: Sanborn 207
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Callahan

This is a competitive math team that meets Thursdays after school for grades 6-8. The team is apart of the IMLEM 72 school math league and is in a cluster with 3 other surrounding schools. Students travel as a team to these competitions which take place between September and April. When the team is not competing, students are practicing math challenges together to prepare for the next competition. Regular attendance is encouraged in order to compete, but can take hiatuses for sports! Meetings are most Thursdays after school. To join please email kcallahan@concordps.org or attend the third Thursday after school session.

Media Audio Visual Club

Time: Meetings are Thursdays 2:30-3:30 beginning September 27th
Location: Sanborn Room 119
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

The Media AV Club teaches students to use technology to share ideas and stories with their peers. We create slides and videos for the CMS TV monitors, organized seasonal photo booths, provided sound effects for the musicals, and make trips to CCHS to learn about Television recording. All are welcome, just come to a meeting! Google classroom code will be posted on the CMS Monitors. No Sign up required, students may just show up!

Meetings are Thursdays 2:30-3:30 beginning September 27th

Mountain Biking Club  

Time: Tuesdays 2:40-4:30pm
Location: Sanborn room 123
Faculty Advisor: Alex Doig

*NEW CLUB*

Meets every Thursday at Sanborn room 123 until 4:30pm 

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Panther New Student Ambassador Club  

Time: Mondays, 2:40-3:40pm
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Anna Spitulnik

*NEW CLUB*

Meets every Monday at Sanborn in the library until 3:40pm  

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RISE Club

Time: Every other Wednesday 2:30-3:30.
Location: Sanborn, Ms. Oelkers' classroom mod
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Oelkers and Ms. Jemison

The RISE (Race, Identity, Society, Empowerment) club is a club open to all students interested in discussions about race and equity in our school community and the larger world. Students may simply show up any every other Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 to participate.

Rubiks Cube Club

Time: Mondays 2:30-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 101
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Katsaris

Those who are beginners, expects, or anywhere in between are welcome at Rubik’s Cube Club! You will learn how to solve the cube, practice and share tips to increase speed, create mosaics, and participate in solo and team competitions. Students may join by simply coming to any meeting!

Science Olympiad

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 108
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states. The vision of Science Olympiad is to increase K-12 student and teacher participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). CMS students work on the 20 different challenges and compete at the state tournament in March at Assumption College in Worcester.

It will start in the middle of October and the first meeting is informational only, from 2:30 – 3:30.

Meetings are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30 – 4:30 in room 108 at Sanborn.

Student Council

Time: Thursdays 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson, Ms. Burkhard

Student Council 

The CMS Student Council is a group that is led by students with supervision and advice from the advisors and administration.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and the greater community, the student council is the voice of the student body. Student council participants share ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community. Student Council is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who is interested in leadership, event planning, and becoming more involved with CMS. Interested students are encouraged to participate in as many meetings as they are able to attend

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Ultimate Frisbee

Time: Meets every Monday: 2:40-4:30pm 
Location: Outside at Sanborn, right off the academic wing
Faculty Advisor: Thomas McKnight

*NEW CLUB*

Meets every Monday at Sanborn until 4:30pm 

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Wind Ensemble

Time: Mondays, 2:30-4:30 (full schedule at concordbands.org)
Location: Sanborn band room
Faculty Advisor: Anna Anderson

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble at Concord Middle School is a co-curricular group made up of a limited, sometimes auditioned, set of students who are seeking a more rigorous Concert Band experience. Our Wind Ensemble performs several times throughout the school year, including the MICCA Concert Festival each spring.

Meets every Thursday in the Sanborn band room until 4:30pm 

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Yearbook

Time: Mondays 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Rm 105
Faculty Advisor: Meaghan Kacavich

Yearbook Club 

Meets every Monday at Sanborn room 105 until 3:30pm  

Advisor:  

mkacavich@concordps.org

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