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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

The Kennedy Middle School is committed to having a wide variety of After School Enrichment for all students. Check here for updates on them!

If you are signing up for a sport you need to get a Family ID account. See instructions on the right!

Students should listen to the announcements each day for club updates and cancellations. 

After School STEM Program

As an extension of our school day, students in grades 6-8 will be engaged in hands on STEM/STEAM activities and problem solving using the eight Science and Engineering Practices. Students will have the opportunity to use 3D printers, fly drones, design hydroponics systems, invent wearable technology, and use electronics.

If you have any questions please contact: Heather Metallides
Science and Health Director

 

It meets each Tuesday and Thursday starting October 8 in Mr. Kiel's room. 

Contact: Mr. Kiel at jeffreykiel@walthampublicschools.org

STEM Program Participation Forms:

English    Spanish  Haitian/Creole

 

Basketball

Basketball is for any student in grades 6-8. 

Winter Season

Boys Team - Coach Waters at williamwaters@walthampublicschools.org

Girls Team - TBD

Brandeis Enrichment

An after-school program for students in grades 6-8 that meets every Thursday at Brandeis University. A bus will pick up students and transport them to the Brandeis campus to help/tutor students. This is a fun time for the students to work together with team building activities, have a snack, and also work for an hour with an individual mentor. A great program for students who might be shy or lack confidence in learning or socializing.  A permission slip is required and it is expected that students will bring homework. 

Contact Ms. Quagliozzi at ext 5569. 

Drama

The Drama Program at Kennedy offers performance opportunities after school in the Fall Play and the Spring Musical for all students grades 6-8.  The Fall Play typically has auditions the first week of school, and the Spring Musical auditions are usually later on in December.  Shows and Auditions are announced via morning announcements and on the website - so keep your eyes and ears pealed!  Opportunities to work behind the scenes in Stage Crew come up a few weeks before each performance, and those are also announced on the website and morning announcements.  

For information: https://kennedydramawaltham.weebly.com/

Contact: Ms. Portsmore at victoriaportsmore@walthampublicschools.org

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeon and Dragons Club is for any student in grades 6-8. We meet every Tuesday starting in September 24 after-school in Room 230. Students will be able to take the late bus home. 

Contact: Mr. Kieniksman at: markkieniksman@walthampublicschools.org

French Club

The French Club is for all students in grades 6-8. It meets every other Monday from 2:30-3:20 starting in December. Snacks are provided so please alert Ms. Waldron if your student has an allergy. 

The dates (Mondays) for semester 1:
 12/2, 12/16
 
The dates (Mondays) for semester 2:
1/6, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1
 
The French Club is open to all students, grades 6-8. Each session starts with a French-style snack (students must submit a health form to alert of any allergies) and features a cultural activity that helps students learn about French vocabulary, music, holidays, etc. We will be playing vocabulary games, listening to French music, doing some holiday crafts (i.e. Mardi Gras masks), watching a short film, and even making crepes a couple of times during the year. 
 
 

Contact: Ms. Waldron  AlexandriaWaldron@walthampublicschools.org

Gay/Straight Alliance

A group for all students in Grades 6-8. The dates are as follows: 9/25; 10/8; 10/23;11/6; 11/20; 12/4 & 12/18. This year the meetings will be held in the Teacher's Cafe.

 

Contact: Ms. Burke doreenburke@walthampublicschools.org

Girls Field Hockey

Girls Field Hockey is for students in Grades 6-8. It is a Fall Season sport and students need to have an updated physical on file with the Nurse. Families can sign up on FamilyID (see right panel for more information)

 Tryouts will be September 23 - 25 at McDevitt Middle School

 Coach - Elise Garrity

Girls Writing Club

Girls Writing Club is for any girl in Grades 6-8 who is interested in writing. It meets each Tuesday from 2:40 to 3:25 starting in October. Students will be able to take the late bus home. There are snacks at this club, parents should let Ms. Myers know of any allergies.

 

Contact: Ms. Myers at marymyers@walthampublicschools.org

History Club

Come join the History Club! History is the story of us; the story of human civilization and all the dramatic changes that have occurred over thousands of years.  There will be stories of action, adventure, and excitement that bring the past alive. We will also be exploring potential adventures in Experimental Archaeology - a field of study that attempts to generate and test archaeological hypotheses by replicating or trying to replicate ancient cultures' everyday tools. 

Come with us on this adventure as we explore the greatness of empires. 

 

Our first meeting will be Monday, October 7 and then every other Monday until Christmas Break, or unless otherwise notified. 

Contact:jeannelenza@walthampublicschools.org

Math Olympiads

Math Olympiads is for any student grades 6-8 who is interested in competing in rigorous math competition. Math Olympiad meets every Tuesday after school from 2:35 to 3:30 and students can take the late bus home. See attached document for the schedule. Math_Olympiads.pdf

 

Contact: Anthony Marcuccio anthonymarcuccio@walthampublicschools.org

Middle School Honors String Ensemble

Middle School Honors String Ensemble is for students in Grades 6-8. It meets every Tuesday from 2:50-4:20 (September -May) and requires that students find their own transportation home. Experience in playing violin, viola, cello, and bass at audition required level as well as a string instrument and music. 

Contact: Ms. Garcia at yanklgarcia@walthampublicschools.org

Middle School Jazz Band

Middle School Jazz Band is for students in grades 6-8. It meets every Tuesdays, in room 113 from 3:00 - 4:30. Students are required to arrange their own transportation home. Auditions will be on Wednesday, September 26 at the High School in room 103 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. 

Contact: Mr. Ellenberg at bradellenberg@walthampublicschools.org

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS is for students in Grade 8. NJHS meets once a month on a Thursday with dates to be determined. There will be an informational meeting in the Fall and an application is required. Students will be able to take the bus home at the end of each meeting. 

Contact: Bernadette Scichilone at bernadettescichilone@walthampublicschools or

             Dena Ventura at denaventura@walthampublicschools.org

Relaxation Group

The Morning Relaxation Group will include listening to relaxing music, and using guided meditation that focuses on 'mindful breathing, noticing our thoughts, and setting an intention for a positive day.  By calming ourselves, we are setting ourselves up to focus, and control our bodies and mind! 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through March 13. - Room 120 (Music Room)

Contact: doreenburke@walthampublicschools.org

Robotics Club

Meeting Dates

(All Tuesdays!)

January 7

January 14

January 21

January 28

February 4

No Robotics on February 11

February 25

March 3

March 10

No Robotics on March 17

March 24

March 31

April 7

April 14

April 28

May 5

May 12

May 19

The Robotics club will be in Miss Hunt’s classroom, room 117 from 2:30 - 3:30. Please bring your chromebook and an afternoon snack. Robots from home are welcome! 

 

Contact: Ms. Hunt - aprilhunt@walthampublicschools.org

Soccer

Boys and Girls Soccer is for any student in Grades 6-8. It is a Fall sport and practices are held everyday after-school. Participants need to sign up on FamilyID and make sure that they have an updated physical on file with the Nurse. 

Contact: Girls - Ms. Joyce at annejoyce@walthampublicschools.org

             Boys - Mr. Henriksen at matthewhenriksen@walthampublicschools.org

Student Council

Student Council is for any student in Grades 6-8. Students will be able to take the late bus home. More information coming soon.

 

Contact: TBD

Volleyball

Volleyball in an intramural club meeting during the Winter and Spring seasons. It is for any student in Grades 6-8. More information coming soon! 

Contact: Mr. Kiel at jeffreykiel@walthampublicschools.org

Family ID Information

Go to: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/waltham-high-school-middle-school

Then follow these 2 easy steps:

 

  1. Sign up for your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, email address and password. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account; click on that link.
  2. Log in and choose the sport.  Fill out the information requested on the registration form. **Athletes will need to have a recent physical done in order to complete all paperwork and run on the team.
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