Clubs and Activities
This form is to be filled out by students who would like to attend an Andrews Middle School event or a McGlynn Middle School event that attend the other school.
All clubs meet after school until 3:00 pm for the late buses
- After School Library Study Hall
- Art Club
- Book Club
- Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Club
- Chess Club
- Culture Club
- Drama Club
- Ethics Bowl
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Jazz Band Club
- Math Counts
- Medford Student Advisory Council
- Media Club
- Middle School String Ensemble
- National Junior Honor Society
- STEM in the Real World
- Tufts University Literacy Corps Math Tutoring
- Tufts University & McGlynn Middle School After School Programming-
- Volleyball Club
- Yearbook Club
Advisor: Ms. Schreuer (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:15-3:00 PM (Starting the week of September 26th)
Students may come to the library to work on homework and access library resources. All school rules apply in the library and as a shared space, students will need to be respectful of others using the library at the same time. Just a reminder that eating and drinking are never allowed in the library or anywhere else outside of the cafeteria.
Please reach out to Ms. Schreuer, our librarian, if you would like any help or support with the library resources during this time.
Advisor: Ms. Nobrega (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Tuesdays from 2:20-3:05 PM
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 301
The Art Club covers a broad range of materials, themes and projects, from clay and printmaking, to murals and furniture design. The Art club is perfect for artists who want to explore new materials or work more intensely with materials they already use. The club will be student centered with teacher guidance.
Members can sign up and attend on a project by project basis.
Advisor: Mrs. Poce (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Thursdays from 2:20-3:05 PM
Location: McGlynn School Library or room 213
Book Club is a group of student readers that meet twice a month in a relaxed setting to connect with different literature. This year, we will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar as a group, but students are encouraged to read as much as possible independently. We will work in groups, listen to the audiobook, and be creative.
Advisor: Ms. Turnbull (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Thursdays 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 307
The mission of the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (CCSR) is to provide instructional resources, activities, coordination, and training to support our mission of developing responsible global citizens who will be positive contributors to society. The Center works with teachers, administrators, students, and community members to develop a system-wide plan to integrate social-emotional learning, financial literacy, citizenship, career awareness, resiliency, and social intelligence into the district curriculum and activities.
Our center is a place that allows students to learn beyond the core curriculum, and take on issues that surround them and their communities every day. The programs associated with the center get students exposed to many new learning topics and opportunities that connect with them emotionally. They will work to act with integrity, respect, and responsibility, while learning how to self-manage and become self-aware.
Here at the McGlynn Middle School, students will choose organizations and projects that they are passionate about to embody the message of the CCSR, “to make the world a better place.”
Advisor: Mrs. Deterding (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Tuesday’s 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Library
Chess Club will be a chance for students that love the game, or those who are new to it, to compete, strategize, and have fun after school each week! Playing chess regularly has been shown to improve concentration and memory. Chess is a great game for building critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving ability. This club will also be an opportunity for students to form positive relationships with kids that they don’t normally see in class every day, in a way that increases their connection to school and builds community.
Advisor: Mrs. Abuhasan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 208
The Culture Club will examine cultures from all around the world. The club will introduce students to the art, business, education, food, dance, traditions and history of different cultures. Students will actively experience these cultures through authentic learning experiences and travel to local destinations to further understand the diversity in their community.
Advisor: Ms. Masciave (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays (additional meeting times in the weeks leading up to the performance)
Location: McGlynn Middle School Auditorium
Life is FULL of Drama so why not join a club? Drama club is for anyone who wants to learn and discover all aspects of theater including acting, singing, choreography, lighting, stage management and more. We will be focusing on developing creativity and confidence by engaging in weekly activities and performances. No acting experience is required and acting is NOT mandatory. We also need stage crew, make up artists, hair stylists and tech crew. Don’t keep CALM, let’s get dramatic and have some fun!
Advisor: Mr. Sumrall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 2:20-3:05 PM
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room #219
If you enjoy discussing current issues in a philosophical way, consider joining the ethics bowl club, where we will use philosophy to form opinions and think deeply about a wide range of topics. We will form a team to collaborate and compete with other teams.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 324
The GSA is a student-driven club promoting inclusivity, acceptance, support and building a strong sense of community for the McGlynn Middle School. We work to support and give a voice to LGBTQ+ students in our school and across the Medford Public Schools. In the past we have celebrated Pride Week by hosting a Rainbow Pride Day, sold rainbow lanyards to raise money for charities that support LGBTQ+ youth and hosted school wide WIN blocks to promote respect of students’ pronouns. All students are welcome to join!
Advisor: Mr. Crescente (email@example.com) and Ms. Baptiste (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 2:20-3:05 starting October 11th
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room Room 302
This ensemble/club will prepare students to perform as part of the Medford Middle School Jazz Band. Any instrument is welcome, and no prior experience in jazz performance is required. Within jazz music, there is an emphasis placed on improvisation (creating/composing music in the moment) and students in Jazz Band Club will work on numerous improvisational strategies in order to express themselves within the context of a song. Jazz Band Club will also explore the history of jazz music and its vast range of innovative composers, and repertoire.
Advisor: Mr. Whisler (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 2:20-3:05
Location: Andrews Middle School Room 123
Math Counts is a middle school mathematics competition/club program. The Math Counts club (through its meetings and optional participation in the competition) helps build the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for our students’ future success. Each week, students will examine practice problems in a collaborative manner with their fellow club members. These practice problems give students the opportunity to look at real-life problems where mathematics is applicable. All students in grades 6-8 are welcome to participate.
Advisors: Principal Tucci, Principal Downs and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Cushing
Meeting Time: TBD
Location: McGlynn Middle School & Andrews Middle School Libraries
What is the Medford Student Advisory Council?
The M-SAC is a group of students selected by their principals from the secondary schools in Medford. These students help make decisions about school operations, educational policy and student rights. These students initiate and carry through projects to make changes in local schools.
- Up to ten students from each middle school will be selected.
- Principals will also have students serve on their School Site Council.
What is the time commitment?
Students should expect to meet monthly with the possibility of some months with two meetings. Projects will need to be completed in between meetings throughout the course of the year.
What is the purpose of the M-SAC?
Students want to have a say in decisions made about their education. Our American democratic system is rooted in the belief that all citizens who are affected by the system have a voice. The M-SAC communicates student views to those who make decisions about education.
The students who serve on the M-SAC have a direct connection with the Medford District Leadership. As mentioned previously, these students are helping make decisions about school operations, educational policy and student rights. These students are initiating and carrying through projects to make changes in local schools. These students are the vehicle for us to hear from students and drive student focused improvements.
Schools need students with leadership skills. The M-SAC gives students leadership training and experience to fill this need.
How do I apply?
Write an essay to your school principal by October 14th responding to the following prompt:
If selected, how would you use your position as a member of the Medford Student Advisory Council to make a positive impact on our school?
Responses should be no longer than 1 page in length.
Advisors: Mr. Villard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: TBD
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 216
The Media Club brings a live ‘TV’ broadcast to the McGlynn each morning that is shown in every homeroom throughout the middle school. Student announcers volunteer in pairs each week and during the show cover announcements, the pledge, celebrate students, and set the tone for the day. During their week of fame and celebrity, students personalize the morning news by including engaging information such as This Week in Trivia, Student of the Week, Birthday shout outs, personalized playlists, and club announcements. The Media Club aims to promote school community and
camaraderie through its daily shows.
Advisor/ Conductor: Mrs. Chang (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Location: McGlynn Middle School Auditorium
Founded in 2009, the Medford Middle School String Ensemble aims to provide quality orchestral training for the development of artistic excellence. Over the years, the ensemble has constantly received superior ratings at the state-wide adjudication festival. The award-winning group has performed at the MICCA Gold Medal Showcase in Boston Symphony Hall and Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The co-curricular ensemble is open by audition to students who are currently enrolled in the grade level school orchestra.
"Allegro from Concerto Grosso"
McGlynn String Ensemble led by Sophia Chang, performs Handel’s “Allegro from Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1” in Mechanics Hall, Worcester, April 13, 2014.
Advisor: Mrs. Zeckman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Select Wednesdays during the Recess Block
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 128
The National Junior Honor Society consists of a group of eighth-grade students who have maintained superior grades during their middle school experience. However, scholarship is only one of the criteria. Members must also display leadership, citizenship, and character. The last requirement is service. Eighth grade students are expected to contribute 10 hours of service to the school. We help out in the office, in the library, in kindergarten classrooms, in the life skills classroom, and we serve as tutors for middle school students. Every year we also run a bake sale during the winter open house and raise money to pay for our annual induction ceremony in early June.
Advisors: Jaime Taylor (email@example.com), Angela Bellini (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Megan Tremble (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Tuesdays from 2:15-3:05 PM (Twice per month)
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 324
STEM in the Real World is a new club offered to middle school students. The goal of the club is to have students explore STEM activities and jobs that are out there for them to explore. We will do fun experiments and activities as well as gather guest speakers in Medford and the surrounding areas who may be in the STEM related fields to come speak to our club about their jobs.
Director: Cynthia Krug (Cynthia.Krug@tufts.edu)
The McGlynn Middle School is once again partnering with the Tufts University Literacy Corps to offer free Math tutoring for our students in grades 6 through 8. If you are interested in registering your student(s) for additional Math support, please visit the Tufts University Literacy Corps website in order to learn more about the Math program. You can also contact the director, Cynthia Krug at Cynthia.Krug@tufts.edu.
Advisor: Principal Tucci (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00-4:45
Location: Students meet in the McGlynn School cafeteria at 3:05 to await the bus that will transport students to Tufts University. The activities will take place at the following address on Tufts University's campus at the Granoff Family Hillel Center at 220 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155.
We are excited to announce that the McGlynn, Andrews Middle, and West Somerville Neighborhood Schools will be partnering with Tufts University Hillel to offer after school extracurricular opportunities for students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting on September 26th. Transportation will be provided from McGlynn and Andrews schools to the Tufts University campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. WSNS students will need to walk to Tufts Hillel. Please note the following dates on which the program will NOT run due to Jewish holidays, national holidays, and school breaks: 11/7, 11/23, 11/23. The last day of the Tuesday program will be 12/5 and the last day of the Thursday program will be 12/7.
The bus will depart from the McGlynn Middle School at 3:15 and arrive on Tufts University's campus at approximately 3:30. The following extracurricular opportunities will be offered to our students:
- Homework help with Tufts University students taking place twice per week (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays)
- Engineering program taught by Tufts University students offered once per week on Tuesdays
- Art program taught by Tufts University students offered once per week on Thursdays
Students will be provided a snack in advance of the bus shuttle to Tufts University. Student programming will be taking place at Tufts University from 3:30-4:45 PM. Parents/caregivers are responsible for transporting their student(s) home from the Tufts University campus. Parents/caregivers must park and enter the building to sign out their student. A map with instructions about where to park will be shared after registration. Participating students will need to submit a permission slip in order to walk home or meet their parent/caregiver anywhere else. If a parent/ caregiver is late to pick up their student more than two times, student is at risk to be removed from the program.
Per Tufts University requirements, all participating students must be fully vaccinated to participate in this program and encouraged to wear masks at all times on Tufts campus. While participating in this McGlynn and Andrews Middle Schools/WSNS/Tufts University partnership, all students are reminded that their school code of conduct still applies (please reference you Middle School Handbook for more information). Lack of compliance with school code of conduct may result in students being removed from the program.
The activities will take place at the following address on Tufts University's campus at the Granoff Family Hillel Center at 220 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155.
The following is the contact information of the supervisor of the activity in the case of emergency: 617-529-5623
There are 40 available spaces that are first come first serve so if you are interested in registering for one of these extra curricular opportunities, please complete this Google form as soon as possible.
Families may register their student(s) by clicking this link.
Advisor: Mrs. Bell (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Thurdsays from 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Gymnasium
The objective of this club is not only to teach students how to play the sport of volleyball but also to teach them important teamwork/communication skills that benefit them both on and off the court. Students will first work on basic volleyball skills before being split up into teams and playing games. This club will culminate in a Staff vs. Student game at the end of the year.
Advisor: Ms. White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: every other Wednesday 2:20-3:05 (Students should check our Google Classroom for exact dates.)
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 316
Do you enjoy taking pictures and being creative?! Yearbook Club may be for you! During the 2023-2024 school year, students in Yearbook Club will take pictures of events at MMS both during and after school. Along with taking pictures, students in Yearbook Club will also design the layout of the yearbook and help with selling/distribution of yearbooks at the end of the school year. We are looking for dedicated and hardworking students who enjoy working with others!