Dear McCarthy Parents/Guardians and Students,

Students at the middle schools can participate in a variety of after school activities.  The activities offered this year are listed on the below documents. We strongly encourage ALL students to participate in at least one activity as an important element in middle school development.

Fees and forms

If your child wants to participate in an after-school activity for the 2020-22 school year, the activity fee is $50.00 per child.  This is a one-time fee and it allows students to participate in as many activities they choose.  Checks should be made payable to Chelmsford Public Schools and may be turned in during homeroom.  Student must also bring in a completed Activities Agreement Form and Activities Health Form (both attached) along with the payment.  An activity card will be issued to your child to permit him/her to participate in all after school activities for the school year.  The fee is used to help defray the cost of the stipends given to advisors for each of the activities.  The fee is not to pay for late buses.

Late bus routes

The Late Bus Routes (also attached) will be given to the students along with their activity card.  Please review the appropriate bus route and bus number carefully.  It is important to note that the Late Bus Routes are very different from the morning and afternoon regular bus routes.  Generally, the late bus routes necessitate that students walk a greater distance from the bus stop than their regular school bus requires. Please review the Late Bus # and stop with your child as they will probably both be different than the regular daily bus they may take.  Middle school parents should know that Chelmsford High School students also utilize the late bus system.  Students being picked up from activities will be dismissed from the doors next to the cafeteria.

After school activities and late buses will begin on Tuesday, October 19.  Late buses run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.  Late bus privileges are only for students who participate in after school activities, extra help, or intramurals.

If you have any questions about the programs or wish further information, please feel free to contact us at (978) 251-5122.


Kurt McPhee, Principal

Kerry Calobrisi, Assistant Principal

McCarthy Weekly Bulletin

View which clubs are running next week.

Activities Agreement Form

Activities Agreement Form must be submitted with payment for and Activity Card to be issued.

Activity Health Form

Activities Health Form must be completed and submitted when purchasing activity card.

McCarthy Middle School 2021-22 Activities Book

Find your niche in the McCarthy Middle School 2021-22 Activities Book

Homework Club

Mrs. LoCoco & Mrs. Flanagan Temporarily Virtual Tuesday & Wednesday

Join homework club for a focused time to complete work or to work on a group project in breakout room. The homework club will give students a time and place (virtually for now) to focus on getting homework done. Depending on the number of students and assignments, help can sometimes…

Drama Club

Ms. Richardson Temporarily Virtual Wednesday, Weekly

Virtual weekly gathering to work on theatre skills. short plays will be used to read and for character work. Special speakers will be engaged to work on movement and dialect/accents etc. If the spring should provide the opportunity for performance, we’ll consider reviving last years show

Writers Society (Start Date TBA)

Mrs. McMahon Temporarily Virtual Wednesday, Weekly

Society is a weekly activity dedicated to creative writing. Students learn about new genres of writing or new topic ideas to improve and create outstanding pieces. Mini-lessons will be based on what the students want to learn and Writer’s varying their writing techniques. Writer’s Society gives students a chance to…

Yearbook Staff Grade 5-8 Students

Mrs. Scheinbart Temporarily Virtual Wednesday Weekly

The yearbook is a wonderful keepsake of the school year. It reminds us of special times shared with teachers and friends. Students are responsible for making posters to advertise the club and sale of the yearbook. Additionally, they choose the cover drawing. Most importantly, they take pictures of the wonderful…

The Voice-McCarthy Edition

Mrs. Richardson Temporarily Virtual Thursday, Weekly

Have you been wanting to take your singing and performing to the next level? As a member of “The Voice: McCarthy Edition” you and fellow students will be working together to become the best singers you can be. In this supportive community, you will learn from guest speakers in the…

Jazz Band

Mr. Wright Temporarily Virtual Tuesday, Weekly

“Jazz Band is for Grades 6-8 instrumentalists, and it will be a weekly activity held on Tuesday afternoons. This group will focus on the performance, history, and interpretation of jazz music throughout American history. A core component of this group will be improvisation and soloing. There will be a discussion…

Stand Up McCarthy

Mrs. Charig & Mrs. Denson Temporarily Virtual Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Weekly

Stand-up McCarthy is a GSA that brings together students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to work for LGBTQIA rights. We encourage students to participate in school and community events including Ally Week (a national youth-led effort encouraging students to be allies…

ASL- American Sign Language

Mrs. Dick Temporarily Virtual Tuesday- Bi-weekly

This club is for anyone who wants to learn American Sign Language! No experience necessary!

Law Enforcement

Officer Goguen Temporarily Virtual Tuesday, Weekly

I see this as an opportunity for the school community to get to know the SRO and what I do, as well as I get to know the school community I serve. This would be an open discussion for students to learn more about law enforcement and how it works,…

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Mr. Robbat Temporarily Virtual Tuesday, Thursday, Weekly

Experience the thrill of Dungeons & Dragons with a group of friends! Uncover centuries old mysteries, defeat enemies, gather treasure, and meet some cool people along the way, all from the comfort of your own home! Due to our remote restrictions, experienced dungeoneers only (best if you can make a…