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
- Art Club
- Book Club
- Builder's Club
- Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Club
- Chess Club
- Chorus-All City
- Culture Club
- Drama Club
- Games and Puzzles Club
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Math Counts
- Medford Middle School String Ensemble
- Medford Student Advisory Council
- Media Club
- Modern Music Ensemble Club
- National Junior Honor Society
- Open Gym Club
- Speech and Debate Club
- Student Council
- Technology/Engineering Club
- Tufts University & McGlynn Middle School After School Programming-
- Volleyball Club
- Yearbook Club
Advisor: Ms. Nobrega (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Thursdays 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Thursdays from 2:20-3:05 PM (bi-weekly)
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: Sean McGillicuddy
Thursday 2:15-3:00, Room 312
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 40,000 members worldwide. We are a student-led group that organizes fundraisers and events in order to raise money for causes that matter to our members. Over the years, we have donated money to hurricane relief (in New Jersey and Puerto Rico), research into cures for breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, and lymphoma. We have also donated food to the Medford food bank, holiday gifts to local families in need, and even money to our own school!
Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Club
Advisor: Mrs. Fields (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 210
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: Joe Connors
Advisor: Mr. Connors (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: Anthony Crescente
Tuesdays 2:20-3:10, Room 302
The chorus club is an opportunity for students to collaborate in the vocal performance of music that can span different genres, and or cultures. Hosting both the students of the Andrews and McGlynn Middle School, the club will have future opportunities for performance and collaboration with the Medford High School Chorus as well. The club is perfect for anyone who has a passion for music and or singing!
Advisor: Mrs. Abuhasan (email@example.com) & Mrs. Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Thursdays 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. Hubbard (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays (additional meeting times in the weeks leading up to the performance)
Location: McGlynn Middle School Auditorium
Come one, come all! Whether you are just starting out as an actor or are a seasoned pro, The Drama Club welcomes students of all abilities. We will focus on developing creativity and confidence by engaging in activities and drama performances. Our members are encouraged to think outside of the box, both in and out of drama club. Acting not your thing? Join us as part of the tech crew, hair and makeup, set designers and more!
Games and Puzzles Club
Advisor: Ms. Penta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: every other week on Thursdays 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room Room 223
Card games! Word games! Board games! Puzzles! Lawn (outdoor) games! Do you love to hang out with other people and talk, think, and come up with creative solutions? Do you have a competitive spirit and love to learn new things? Then this is the club for you! We will introduce you to a multitude of new puzzles and games so that you can have fun with friends and family without being connected to electronics! All are welcome.
Gay Straight Alliance
Advisor: Mrs. Taylor (email@example.com) & Mrs. Moccia Burgholzer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Two Wedenesdays each month 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. 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.
Medford Middle School String Ensemble
Adviser: Sophia Chang
Tuesday Rehearsal: 2:30-4:00 PM (McGlynn Auditorium)
Wednesday Sectional: 2:30-4:00 PM (McGlynn Auditorium)
Medford Middle Schools String Ensemble was founded in 2009 by Medford teacher Sophia Chang to encourage musical excellence. The program provides high quality orchestral training and has ignited passion for music making in many young people.
Since 2010 MMSE has constantly received superior awards at MICCA concert festival. The group has performed in Boston Symphony Hall and Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Participation in the co-curricular ensemble is available by audition to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who participate in their grade level school orchestra.
Medford Student Advisory Council
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.
Modern Music Ensemble Club
Advisor: Mr. Crescente (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room Room 302
Using the instruments within the General Music classroom (Percussion, Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele), students will work collaboratively to compose, arrange, and perform a combination of original music, and musical selections from various music artists.
Students in the Modern Music Ensemble Club are not required to take their own instrument with them, Mr. Crescente will provide instruments from within the General Music classroom.Students who play an instrument outside of the general music classroom instruments are welcome to take their instruments to school with them and join as well!
Google Classroom Code for Guitar & Ukulele Club: 4vrtsiu
National Junior Honor Society
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.
Open Gym Club
Advisor: Debbie Lavoie
Tuesdays from 2:20-3:00
Open gym club will offer a weekly game/sport in the gymnasium after school. Weekly games/sports will be posted on a calendar so you can see beforehand what games/sports will be played on certain dates. The objectives of this club include learning how to work as a team, to provide a safe environment where students can go and exercise in pursuit of their personal health and fitness goals, and to learn rules and directions for new games/sports they have never played before. It is mandatory for students to wear sneakers to this after school club.
Speech and Debate Club
Advisor: Allison Quealy
Wednesdays 2:20 Room 122
Do you have great ideas to promote school spirit? Are you interested in helping others in our community and our world? If so, you are perfect for Student Council!
The McGlynn Middle School Student Council works to embody the Mustang Way by encouraging school spirit and student involvement, fostering a supportive school community based on respect, raising funds to support the Student Council and our projects within the McGlynn Middle School.
Advisor: Michael Scarola
Tuesdays from 2:20-3:00, Room 221
This club is great for young engineers who like to problem solve and for those who like building with their hands. Students will brainstorm design solutions and then create a product. The first half of the year, each student will have the opportunity to make a Phone and Pencil Holder out of wood. During the second half of the year, students will be creating at least one Cardboard Canoe (hopefully more) to participate in a contest at Wright’s Pond in Medford.
Tufts University & McGlynn Middle School After School Programming-
Advisor: Principal Tucci (email@example.com)
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 Middle School will be partnering with Tufts University Hillel to offer after school extracurricular opportunities for students on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting on September 20th. Transportation will be provided from our school to the Tufts University campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note the following dates on which then program will NOT run due to Jewish and national holidays: Tuesday 9/27, Tuesday 10/4, Tuesday 10/11, Thursday 11/24. The last date of the program will be Thursday 12/9. Information about the second semester will come out over winter break. 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. Per Tufts University requirements, all participating students must be fully vaccinated to participate in this program and must wear masks at all times on Tufts campus. While participating in this McGlynn Middle School/Tufts University partnership, all students are reminded that our school code of conduct still applies (please reference our McGlynn Middle School Handbook for more information).
Families may register their student(s) by clicking this link.
Advisor: Mrs. Varey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 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 (email@example.com)
Meeting Time: Thursdays 2:20-3:05
Location: McGlynn Middle School Room 316
Do you enjoy taking pictures and being creative?! The Yearbook Club may be for you! During the 2022-2023 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!