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After School Clubs

The PTO supports After School Clubs throughout the school year. 
This is an enrichment program that brings community members in to share their hobby or expertise.  If you have a hobby or passion that you would like to share with middle school students please contact Carrie Dessureau at
Typically sessions run 4-6 weeks.  In the past we have had the following clubs:
  • fencing
  • Lego Robotics
  • knitting
  • book clubs
  • woodworking
  • photography
  • scrapbooking
Currently scheduled clubs for 2015-2016 school year:  
Lego Robotics 2015-16  
These classes are led by Mike Maloney.   
Please submit requests for financial assistance to Tom Drake, Principal of CBMS

  Lego Robotics 2:  Lego Mindstorms NXT Robot Beginners 2 Class – With Challenges  March/April 2016
        Tues March 15, 22, 29, April 5 and Monday April 11 from 2:40-4:15 in the Dream/Quest project room.
        Cost is $75.  Checks should be made payable to Mike Maloney.  Payment is expected by the first class.

This is level 2 beginners’ class. You will review skills learned in level 1 beginner class and then take it to the next level with both building and programming challenges. You will learn to use sensors and add loop and switch instructions, possibly adding a third motor. You will build robots to meet the constraints presented in a variety of challenges based on your skill level. There will be instructions followed by hands on training activities leading to challenges to put what is learned into practice.

Working in pairs, students will apply the engineering process to learn about planning, designing, building, programming, testing, problem solving and team work. This is a class where you will work hard and have fun learning.


Who should attend:  Students in grades 5-8 who previously completed the first beginner’s class or are already familiar with the Lego Mindstorms program to control robots to drive forward, backwards and make controlled turns. Students must possess a desire to learn about building robots, programming and working together with other students to solve problems. This is not a class for a student that just wants to “fool around” or just “play with Legos”.  


                            Sign up HERE  Maximum seats: 10

Introduction to Sign Language Jan 2016  
Jen Hempey will lead an introduction to sign language.  
Open to students in grades 5-8 at CBMS. Thursdays, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 and 18 2:30-3 pm.
Cost is $25 for 6 classes. 
Please make checks payable to Jen Hempey.  Please submit requests for financial assistance to Tom Drake, Principal of CBMS.
sign up HERE.

Creative Writing 2015/16 with Julia Cicchetti    March/April 2016
In this session of our after-school creative writing workshop we will focus on writing short stories! Students will have the opportunity to explore the elements of a short story while also finding a supportive place to explore their own work and that of others. We will focus on the elements of writing short stories that make for vivid, effective writing across genres. Participants will also share their writing and ideas and discuss them in a positive and constructive manner, and we will do all of this while making new connections within our school! 
Cost will be $30 for a 6 week session.  
Time is 2:30-3 pm.  March 10, 17, 21, 29, April 7 and 14, 2016.
Location:  Room 210, Prodigy wing
Minimum of 4 students
sign up HERE

Flytying with John Wolfe 2016
 Come check out the age old art of flytying. Ever wondered how it is done? We will put together useful flies that will catch fish here in Vermont and elsewhere! Each participant will learn basic tying techniques, what insects  and terrestrial creatures like trout and other fish eat.
Time is 2:30-3:15 Wedsnesdays April 6, 13 and 27 in the Quest/Dream Project room.  Cost is $10/student.
John Wolfe will be leading.
sign up HERE

Clubs of the Past
Spontaneous Club 2015
Join us for the Spontaneous Problem Club and exercise the creative problem-solving part of your brain!  We'll do lots of fun activities building things alone and in groups, telling creative stories, and we may even produce a skit or two!  If you ever considered doing OM but couldn't make the longer-term commitment, or if you just like being creative and making things, you'll want to do this!
MEETING TIME: Thursdays after school at CBMS - 2:20 - 4:30 pm - from Jan 15 to Feb 19, 2015.  
COST:  suggested donation of $10 to help pay for supplies, with leftover to go to the CBMS PTO.  (please bring a check to the first meeting)
LIMITED ENROLLMENT:  Currently class is limited to 14 in grades 5-8, but we could expand if there is more interest and additional parent volunteers.
click here to sign up.

 Fencing -  dates TBD
Led by Keith Puffer @ Moretown Elementary School.  More information to follow.