Clubs & After School Activities
- Cross Country Program
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance
- Literary League - NAMS Literary Magazine
- Jazz Band
- NAMS Musical
- Spring Play for 8th Graders
- Student Leadership
- NAMS After Hours Clubs/Activities - Fall Session 2023
The North Andover Middle School Cross Country program is back for the fall of 2019. Our athletes train for running on roads, trails, and fields in races ranging from just over one mile to as long as 2.3 miles in a safe, social environment with experienced coaches.
Prior running experience is not necessary. Our athletes will progress at their pace throughout the season. We will work with the athletes to create and follow through on appropriate goals as well as meet new people and develop relationships among students across all three grades at NAMS.
Who: Any NAMS student in grades 6-8 as of September 2020
When: Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays 2:35-4:15 starting 9/4/19
Where: Meet in Symmes Lobby at NAMS. We go from there.
Cost: $70 Covers all meet fees.
For more information (schedule, uniform, practice info, policies, etc) please visit: https://sites.google.com/northandoverpublicschools.com/namsxc/home
To register, please visit:
Community Programs website
Registration closes on 9/13.
Questions? Email email@example.com
The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a group that creates a safe place where all students can come together to discuss their individual thoughts and ideas. The GSA club will meet together to talk about different ways to promote school-wide acceptance and advocacy of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. All students in the NAMS community are welcome to join this club. For questions, please contact Sarah Tomkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit the NAMS GSA website at:
Are you a writer? An artist? A poet? Are you looking for ways to display your creativity? Join the NAMS Literary League! This club will work to collect submissions, design, publish, and distribute the NAMS Literary Magazine! We will be meeting on Tuesdays from 3:00pm- 3:45pm. All meetings will be held virtually. All grades are welcome! Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20th.
Please email Mrs. Cyr at email@example.com for more information and to receive a Google Meet link to our first meeting.
Interested in improving your math problem-solving skills? Join the MATHCOUNTS Math Club! In MATHCOUNTS, learning math is fun, social, and supportive. We inspire curiosity and build confidence in students of all levels. Members of the MATHCOUNTS Math Club will also get to participate in the MATHCOUNTS competition series, where students from all 50 states will come together to engage in a series of in-person contests. Our MATHCOUNTS Math Club Advisor is Mr. Smith and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAMS Jazz Band performs a wide variety of music from swing to latin, rock to funk. Jazz Band is open to all students with at least a year experience on their instrument by audition. Students should look for a Google Form in Google Classroom to sign up. Rehearsals will be held on Google Meet to start on Thursdays after school from 3pm-4pm. Please contact Mr. Nelson at email@example.com with any questions.
NEWSIES REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (November 20 - December 9)
PLEASE NOTE REHEARSAL BEGINNING/END TIMES AND LOCATIONS
You may find the schedule here and at the following address: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bIXGin96PvEZyAYYuCs6xtsV1skATUBdzECOesJB4O4/edit?usp=sharing
If you have questions, please email Ms Liacos: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE REHEARSAL BEGINNING/END TIMES AND LOCATIONS
Student Leadership is a student led organization that welcomes students in grades 6 - 8 to work together to promote: school spirit, positive school culture, inclusion of all students, and a stronger sense of empathy by supporting various charitable organizations. While some events and activities like the Fall Food Drive, Spring Spirit Week, and ongoing Courtyard Improvements, are annual, Student Leaders get to choose projects and activities in which they are interested - as long as they fall into one of our three initiatives: School Improvement, School Spirit and Service.
Regular (virtual or in-person) monthly meetings will be held for all members. Sub Committees meet more during particular projects and events; based on student schedules and availability.
This year's Student Leadership advisors are:
- Erien Gordon - Grade 6
- Jim Gosselin - Grade 7
- Rebecca Melnick - Grade 8
The yearbook is designed to highlight and commemorate each grade and their most memorable times at NAMS. A collection of student pictures, candids, faculty and most important events are included each year. The NAMS Yearbook Club is composed of students wishing to be yearbook photographers and/or be a part of the yearbook design. Yearbook photographers are asked to cover all aspects of student life – from classroom activities to after-school activities. The yearbook design staff helps with the layout of the yearbook and at the end of the year,organizes the yearbook distribution.
Yearbook is a great way to meet new friends and express yourself creatively, and each student's contribution to the yearbook can be seen come to fruition when the yearbook arrives in June!
Advisor: Miss Darmon who may be contacted by email at email@example.com
After Hours Clubs/Activities - Fall Session 2023
Mondays (10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6,11/13, 11/20.11/27)
Snack and Study - Ms. Hannay (Room C201)
Holiday Band - Mr. Ignos (Room RA105)
Movie Club - Mr. Cefelo (Room S104)
Craft Club - Ms. Campbell (Room M1140)
Chess Club - Ms. Nightingale (S102)
Tuesdays (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28)
Bracelet Club - Ms. Hannay (Room C201)
D & D / Retro Games - Ms. Reusch (Library)
Art Club - Ms. Iarrobino (Art Room - RA101)
Mani/Pedi Club - Ms. Nightingale (Cafeteria)
Basketball (grades 7 and 8)- Mr. Gosselin (Gym)
Holiday Band Mr. Nelson (Room RA105)
Thursdays (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30)
Basketball (grade 6)- Mr. Gosselin (Gym)
Art Club - Ms. Tomkins (Art Room - RA102)
Snack and Study - Ms. Reusch (Library)
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kathleen Bodenrader, After Hours Director, in S205 after school anytime or firstname.lastname@example.org
After Hours Clubs/Activities - Fall Session 2023
All NAMS students are welcome!
What is After Hours?
After Hours Programs offer a variety of clubs/activities after school free-of-charge to all students. The courses are designed to give middle school students a chance to try something new, share an interest with others, or just to have a place to hang out after school in a safe, welcoming environment.
Thanks to the money we raised through our fundraiser, our NAMS PTAC is able to pay for this programming.
The Fall Session will begin on Monday, October 2th and continue through Thursday November 30th. Programs are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:20-3:20 p.m.
Please note: All participants must make arrangements for getting home at 3:20 p.m..
How do I sign up?
Students simply need to show up for whatever club they are interested in on the first day it is offered. Students will be asked to sign in and sign out of the club each day. If your student cannot make it the first day, please let me know so numbers can be adjusted.
After Hours Clubs/Activities Descriptions - Fall Session 2023
SNACK AND STUDY ( Mondays or Thursdays) - If you want to complete your homework, do some studying, or get some extra help, this club is for you! Enjoy a snack (provided by the teacher) while you study too! Choose one or more days that work for you.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AND OTHER RETRO GAMES (Tuesdays) - Take a break from technology and step back in time to partake in some old-fashioned fun with friendly board games. Challenge a friend in Scrabble, Dominoes, Checkers, and more! Show off your trivia knowledge, or learn the locally popular card game, 45's. Participants are welcome to bring in their favorites, too! D&D participants must bring in their own boards and supplies.
ART CLUB (Tuesdays or Thursdays) - More art time after school?! Obviously this is a "yes please!" You might grab your sketchbook and fine tune your individual technique with some inktober sketching. You might dive into painting, or a craft. This club gives you an opportunity to explore art and craft materials beyond what is offered in the curriculum independently, or with friends. If you don't have art yet with me, come get in the art zone with us on Tuesdays.
MANI/PEDI CLUB (Tuesdays) - Pamper yourself once a week and give yourself or a friend a manicure and/or pedicure. Go home relaxed, looking and feeling great!
BASKETBALL (Tuesdays grades 7 and 8 OR Thursdays grade 6) - Come enjoy an hour of shooting hoops to unwind from your day! We can play full court, half court, Knockout, HORSE, or any other games that suit the group. All skill levels are welcome. Lace up your sneaks and join us for some fun!
CRAFT CLUB (Mondays) - Craft club is a fun and easy way for students to learn and make creative art with Ms. Campbell! All activities are engaging and hands-on! Students are encouraged to express and share with their friends their favorite art hobbies and skills in a relaxed, flexible environment.
CHESS CLUB (Mondays) - Calling all Chess players! Bring your own chess set or use one provided by the school to play chess against your friends, or new people you may meet! Sharpen your game skills and maybe learn some great strategies from your peers.
HOLIDAY BAND (Mondays or Tuesdays) Want to learn to play fun Holiday songs? Sign up for Holiday Band! Open to any band student grade 6-8 We will learn a packet of Holiday music and perform a concert at the Senior Center in December. Sign up for either Monday or Tuesday. No need to do both. See Mr. Ignos or Mr. Nelson with any questions.
BRACELET CLUB (Tuesdays) Friendship bracelet making is a great way to bond with friends. It's also a great way to show your creativity. Members can get together to learn how to make colorful bracelets of all kinds using online patterns from simple braiding to intricate weaving. Sign up with a friend and share ideas for designs and patterns to make custom best friend bracelets!
MOVIE CLUB (Mondays) Movie club is about making new friends that like the same movies as you do. We will be discussing the movie before and after we watch them. As well as talking about specific types of movies; such as scifi, Drama, cartoon, Disney and many more. We usually get to watch 3-4 movies over the next few weeks.