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 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
GUYS & DOLLS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (NOV 21-PERFORMANCES)
You may find the schedule here and at the following address: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q_G2CgxWTerwOs-95aRqwsQ_iqHy812JzquJXP-KQpw/edit?usp=sharing
If you have questions, please email Ms. Liacos at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
After Hours Clubs/Activities - Fall Session 2022
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 17th and continue through Thursday, December 8th. 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..
What are the Fall Clubs/Activities?
You can review a description of all of the Fall Session Clubs/Activities below and also when they meet.
How do I sign up?
Students will be invited to sign up during their lunch period on Thursday, October 13th or Friday, October 14th. Activities are filled on a first come, first serve basis with equal opportunity given to all three grades. Students who miss the sign up days may be able to fill extra spots if they see Mrs. Poor after the two given days.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kathleen Poor, After Hours Director, in S102 after school anytime or email@example.com
After Hours Clubs/Activities - Fall Session 2022
Mondays (10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5)
Snack and Study - Ms. Hannay (Room C204)
Star Wars and Cribbage - Mr. Cefalo (Room S105)
Potato Club - Ms. Sparks (Room C103)
Tuesdays (10/18 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6)
Dance Fitness and Fun - Ms. Bishop (Wellness/Fitness Gym)
D & D / Retro Games - Ms. Sapienza (Library)
Art Club - Ms. Iarrobino (Art Room - RA101)
Mani/Pedi Club - Ms. Nightingale (Cafeteria)
Basketball - Mr. Gosselin (Gym)
Library Explorations - Ms. Reusch (Library)
Snack and Study - Ms. Bodenrader (Room F207)
Thursdays (10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8)
- Cornhole and Games - Mr. Abel (Wellness/Fitness Gym)
- Craft Club - Ms. Tomkins (Art Room - RA102)
- Snack and Study - Ms. Searles (Room F201)
- Chess Club - Ms. Regan (Room S102)
After Hours Clubs/Activities Descriptions - Fall Session 2022
SNACK AND STUDY ( Mondays, Tuesdays 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.
STAR WARS AND CRIBBAGE (Mondays) - If you enjoy discussing and watching Star Wars shows and movies, this is the club for you! You can also learn how to play the game Cribbage and eventually play against one another.
POTATO CLUB (Mondays) - We will investigate potatoes in many different ways. We will also play games such as chess or any game that you might be interested in. We will gather with friends and chat. Homework can also be completed if desired.
DANCE FITNESS AND FUN (Tuesdays) - Learn fun choreographed dances to high-energy music with Ms. Bishop. You’ll combine easy to follow choreography with movement that is empowering, and build on new sequences each week. Bring a light snack, water bottle, and wear sneakers.
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) - More art time after school?! Obviously this is a "yes please!" If you have a passion for art, come to Ms. Iarrobino's art room to explore. 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) - 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!
LIBRARY EXPLORATIONS (Tuesdays) - Come discover the vast resources of the NAMS library! Learn how to download the SORA app to access eBooks and digital audiobooks. Learn how to download the Flipster app to access our great collection of digital magazines. Need help with a research project? Learn about how to access our online databases to get the best information. Or simply get book recommendations, check out books, browse, or read! Mrs. Reusch, the very knowledgeable NAMS librarian, will be here to help you discover all things in the library!
CORNHOLE AND GAMES (Thursdays) - Students can compete in cornhole or play games like ping pong and Wii "Just Dance" in the Performance Center!
CRAFT CLUB (Thursdays) - Craft club is a fun and easy way for students to learn and make creative art with Ms. Tomkins! 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 (Thursdays) - 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.