Intramurals and Clubs

2016-2017 Intramurals and Clubs     

Academic Support

Supervised by: Clarissa Pentecost (Room 111) and Peter Ryan (Room 117)

Description: Academic Support is a quiet place where students can work and receive teacher assistance with assigned homework and projects. This opportunity provides an extension to the academic day for students who require academic support and/or re-teaching of previously taught information and concepts.

Dates: From 2:30 until 4:00, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday in Rm. 111, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday in Room 117.

Art Club  

Supervised by: Melanie Crowe (Room 219)

Description: Art Club  is an intramural designed for students to have a location to create art with the students’ interest in mind. Each week students will learn various art materials and techniques to aide in their art creation. Students need to bring art ideas to art club to create from.

Dates: Mondays starting October 3rd through the end of May


Supervised by: Kevin Fillion (MMS Gym)

Intramural Basketball is a great chance for students to get on the court and play basketball in a fun and friendly environment through pick up games and contests. No experience is necessary, just be ready to join us and have fun.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in October (Oct. 3, 4, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27)

Challenge Course

Supervised by: Alex Rotsko and Renee Caverly (Gym)

Description: Students will be introduced to a variety of skills and challenges. Hard skills such as how to wear a harness, tying appropriate knots and attaching hardware are taught. Belay techniques and safety issues are addressed daily. Students will have the opportunity to work with peer groups to challenge themselves on high and low elements. With support from Staff, all students will be encouraged to stretch their comfort zones socially, physically and mentally.

Dates: February 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 27, 28    March:  3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15

Chess Club

Supervised by: Nancy Mann (Room 200)

Description: Available to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls interested in playing chess and other board games.

Dates: Thursdays starting October 8th

Computer Coding

Supervised by: Maureen Martin (Room 105)

Description: Coding in an opportunity for students to learn how to write computer programs using a variety of languages with a focus on Lua and Java. Instruction will be provided by current MHS students. Classes will be organized and offered into two (8) week sessions with other coding opportunities being offered based on student interest. During each session students will need to bring the necessarymaterials: a laptop, folder, pen/pencil. Students will review coding rules, and embark on a lifelong skill! Come join us. All skill levels are welcome.

Dates: TBA, beginning in January


Supervised by: Kris Bisson (Room 112)

Description: This class is offered to students of all abilities – no prior experience is necessary. We will work as a class as well as independently to create individual reading, performance, and guitar repertoire goals.  Class size will be limited to 12 students. Come and learn to play guitar with your friends.

Dates: Nov. 14, 16, 17, 21, 28

Jazz Band

Supervised by: Dave Miller

Description: Jazz Band is open to all interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It meets on Thursday afternoon from 2:30-4:00 beginning in early March and running through to the spring concert in late May or June or approximately 10-12 rehearsals and performances. The Jazz Band performs at our spring concert.  It is a non-graded class however regular attendance is required if you plan to perform in concerts.  Jazz Band focuses on various styles within the genre of jazz like swing, blues, funk, Latin, rock, ballads, etc.  It also introduces students to improvising which is a key element in jazz.

National Junior Honor Society

Supervised by: Renee Caverly

Description: The National Junior Honor Society is a student organization based on five qualities: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character. Students who join NJHS will have opportunities to cultivate skills relating to these qualities. All members will attend monthly meetings, participate in a group service project in the spring, and will perform four hours of community service each quarter. Eighth grade members can run for the following offices: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Public Relations Officer.

In order to join NJHS, students must be in seventh or eighth grade, and maintain a cumulative average of 92.0 or higher. Students will be notified of eligibility after the conclusion of the second quarter, and will be invited to apply via letter and email. Students must submit all application materials by 2:30 on the Friday before April vacation. Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Council, and students will be notified of acceptance in early May. A formal induction ceremony for new members will be held in spring.


Supervised by: Kris Bisson (Room 112)

Description: This class is offered to students of all abilities – no prior experience is necessary. We will work as a class as well as independently to create individual reading, performance, and piano repertoire goals.  Class size will be limited to 12 students. Come and learn to play the piano pieces you wish to study with your friends.

Dates: Jan. 5, 6, 9, 11, 12

Recycling Club

Supervised by: Tracy LaPointe (Room 109)




Supervised by: Keith Barron (Room 205)

Description: Students participating in robotics will work as scientists, engineers, and designers toward solving problems. Students will utilize a design, build, and test model when creating their robots that will include the use of Lego pieces and parts, gears, and sensors. Students will also be introduced to simple programming that will allow their robots to perform many different functions and actions. In late winter we will be looking to assemble teams interested in attending the Maine Robotics Track Meet where teams from across the state compete against each other in 10 different events. Teams will meet for several weeks before the competition to build and program their robots for competition.

Dates: To be determined

School Musical

Supervised by: TBA

Description: The annual school musical begins with an audition process in early winter. Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades who meet the eligibility requirements mentioned elsewhere may audition for a role. Rehearsals occur over an approximately two month period, culminating in a series of performances for the public.

Select Chorus

Supervised by: Kris Bisson (Room 112)

Description: Select Chorus is offered as an after-school chorus to all MMS students throughout the entire year, operating as two separate semesters. The Chorus Allied Art is not required to participate, but greatly enhances the learning. Singers are auditioned for placement only. Repertoire explored is more challenging in this smaller group setting. The Select Chorus enjoys performing in additional concerts outside of the scheduled Chorus concert year.

Sewing and Crafts

Supervised by: Cathy Locke (Room 410) 

Description: Come to the Family Science room to work on an independent sewing or crafts project, with help as needed from Mrs. Locke!

Dates: November/December, Dates TBA

Songwriters’ Workshop

Supervised by: Kris Bisson (Room 112)

Description: Learn how to build a song, write lyrics and bring it all together for a performance. Bring your own device or use one here. We will be learning how to compose “in the cloud” with free online software as well as using old-school techniques with sheet music. You can also use our instruments. Get ready to rock, or write the best ballad ever. No prior experience necessary.

Dates: March 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3

Student Council

Supervised by: Libby Clark (Room 108)

Description: This organization is designed for students to plan and participate in school-wide activities. Most of the activities revolve around bi-monthly meetings and events like spirit days and teacher appreciation activities.  Students will also be involved in fundraising within the school, such as holiday-grams, food drives sales, and planning the first & last school dances of the year. Funds collected are used for service projects such as Marshwood Makes a Difference Day and as donations to inter-school projects benefiting the Marshwood Middle School student body. In the past, we have purchased equipment for the school garden, supplies for outdoor recess, guitar cases for the music department. We have also helped with the sound system for the gym and created welcome goodies bags for our incoming 6th graders.


Supervised by: Kristen Vernace


Dates: September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 5, 6, 12, 19 (Wednesdays plus Thursdays in September and the first week of October)

 Wellness Club

Supervised by: Cathy Locke and Todd Hughes

Description: Opportunities throughout the year for students to use the Fitness room. Students will work toward personal goals and learn about healthy eating and exercise routines.

We the People

Supervised by: Andy Rowe (Room 225) 

Description: We The People is a six unit curriculum sponsored by the Center of Civic Education.  Each spring, schools from around the country participate in the National Invitational in Washington, DC.  Participants, in collaborative groups, will each specialize in one of the program’s six units, and will testify in the format of a congressional hearing in front of a panel of judges.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore the nation’s capital and experience many of the ideas and concepts they have studied.  In preparation for the National Invitational, students will be expected to complete review questions for each of the curriculum’s thirty lessons, and will collaboratively prepare answers to Hearing Questions, which are released by the Center of Civic Education each winter.  

This program is open to all seventh and eighth grade students, starting in early October, but the group will be pared down to eighteen students by early December, with preference being given to eighth graders.  Students will be expected to attend at least one meeting during April vacation, and will participate in various fundraising efforts throughout the year.  Any balance will be divided equally among participating students, and bills will be issued prior to the trip.


Supervised by: Katie Gilpatrick (Room 212)


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