The Principal's Corner
Mystic Middle School
We are happy to provide a wide variety of extracurricular activities for our students. Late busses run Tuesday - Thursday and depart MMS at 4:15 p.m. Please note that late bus stops are different than regular bus stops. Please contact the First Student Bus Co. at 599-0838 for further information.
In most cases, it is not necessary for students to sign up for after school activities unless otherwise indicated. Students who want to participate in a particular activity should plan to attend the first meeting.
Also, while every attempt is made to keep a regular schedule, there are circumstances that may lead to the cancellation of an after school activity, such as a staff member’s absence. In this case, students are informed via the school intercom. In the event of an early dismissal due to weather, all after school activities will be cancelled.
The following is a list of planned activities for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have further questions about an activity, please contact the person in charge of that particular activity.
Fifth Annual Science Olympiad
Supporting girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
This national club aims to create a passion for science and so does this club! Culminating in a statewide competition in March, this club will challenge its members to design and create solutions to real world problems through innovation and cooperation. Some competition events have included constructing a cantilever beam to support 15kg, designing and building a robot to move objects through a course, designing, building, and flying a helicopter – and twenty others to choose from! This club is open to girls in grades 6 – 8.
Informational meetings: Thursday, September 17th and 24th till 4pm in room 202
Regular meetings: Thursday till 5pm, room 202, parent pick up required
Contact: Mrs. Sullivan
Creative Writing Club will be open to students in grades 6 through 8 who are interested in writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Students will have the ability to explore their imaginations, study writing formats of their choice, and learn how to edit.
Beginning: September 23
When: After school on Wednesdays in Room 113
Contact: Mrs. Hathaway
The after school intramural program is offered to all students and meets once a week through May. This program is an extension of P.E. and gives students the opportunity to improve their fitness. Come to have fun!
When: Wednesdays for 7th and 8th grade, Thursdays for 5th and 6th grade
Contacts: Ms. Prince and TBD
The Art club is a chance for students to create art with a variety of media, techniques, and tools. Students will have the opportunity to explore two and three-dimensional art. Projects will help students develop new skills and challenge their creativity. Grade 5 art club will meet on Wednesdays after school and grades 6, 7, and 8th will meet on Tuesdays.
Please come down to the art room Open House night to sign up and fill out permission slips!!!
Beginning: September 29th and 30th
When: Grade 5 - Wednesdays
Grade 6, 7, 8 - Tuesdays
Contact: Mrs. LaChance
This year’s drama show is entitled The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN! This hilarious play will remind you to really pay attention to how you spend your time, all while laughing! We are looking for actors, actresses, set designers and stage crew. Everyone is welcome, however auditions will be held for roles in the show. Auditions will be announced on the morning news.
Beginning: November 10
When: Tuesdays until 4 and as needed closer to the performance (1 full week of staying every day, students will need rides on the days late busses do not come!)
Contact: Ms. Dow
Want to be a part of creating lasting memories of Mystic Middle School? Join the MMS yearbook staff to participate in the organization and design of the MMS yearbook.
Beginning: September 29
When: After school as needed (usually will be a Tuesday)
Contact: Ms Prince
This club will give students an opportunity to actively plan and actually produce live broadcasts that will be viewed throughout the school. Through this hands-on broadcasting experience, students may report on such topics as weather, sports, school and district events, historical trivia, student accomplishments, citizenship, and announcements from teachers and the office. This club will also work with other after school clubs. Students may sign up on the library door.
When: 8:00-8:15 every morning and some Tuesdays after school
Contact: Ms. Prince and Ms. Nero
The Communications/Debate Club will primarily focus on debate; however, we will work on effective communication and speaking skills throughout the year. This club is open to students in grades 5-8.
Beginning: October 1
When: Thursdays after school in room 105
Contact: Ms. Hartnett
Mathcounts is a national enrichment program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. It is designed to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity through fun and creative problems that promote critical thinking and problem solving. It runs September through February, culminating in competitions in February.
Beginning: Wednesday, Sept 9
When: Wednesdays afterschool in room 115
Contact: Mrs. Denard
Student Council offers students an opportunity to take a proactive role in promoting positive change within their school and community through hard work and collaboration.
Beginning: September 22, 2015
When: Tuesdays after school in room 211
Contact: Ms. Kepple and Ms. Selinger
SeaPerch is a program operated by the Office of Naval Research. In SeaPerch students will make underwater remotely operated vehicles and learn to operate them. They will work with electronics, basic tools, and work as teams. We will compete at the regional level to qualify for the national championship.
Contact: Mr. McLaughlin
Mystic Middle School Jazz Band
Membership into the MMS Jazz Band is by audition. A standard instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm section makes up this ensemble. Audition materials were available on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Good luck!
Beginning: September - June
When: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Contact: Mr. Hilbie
Mystic Middle School Fifth Grade Jazz Band Lab
Membership into the MMS Fifth Grade Jazz Lab Band is open to any student in the fifth grade on any instrument. Students playing secondary instruments are welcome. Look for detailed information and permission slip the beginning of January 2016.
Beginning: January 26, 2016
When: Tuesdays: 7:30 – 8:00 am
Contact: Mr. Hilbie
Mystic Middle School Jazz Band Lab
Membership into the MMS Jazz Lab Band is open to any student on any instrument in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Students playing secondary instruments are welcome. Look for detailed information and permission slip the beginning of January 2016.
Beginning: January 27, 2016
When: Wednesdays: 7:30 – 8:00 am
Contact: Mr. Hilbie
The select chorus is made up of students in grades 5-8 by audition. Auditions will take place in September. Outings include concerts at the LaGrua Center, Providence Bruins Game, Stonington Stroll, and Cabin Fever Festival.
Contact: Ms. Gilbert
Interscholastic Sports Teams
Unified Soccer- Grades 5-8
MMS Cross Country Team - Grades 6-8
Beginning: September 9, 2015
Coach/Contact: Mr. Grace
MMS Girls’ Basketball Team - Grades 7 & 8
Beginning: Nov/Dec. 2015
Coach/Contact: Ms. LaChance
MMS Boys’ Basketball Team - Grades 7 & 8
Beginning: Nov/Dec. 2015
Coach/Contact: Mr. Paige
National History Day
Do you enjoy when history comes alive? Come be a member of our History Day team; you can make that happen. Join us to investigate a topic of your choice in this year’s theme of Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange. You can work in groups or individually.
Beginning: Late September/Early October
When: Mondays after school (parent pick up required)
Contact: Ms. Nero, Ms. Prince and Ms. Hartnett