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  • 2018-19 Activities & Clubs

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

    If your child wants to participate in an after school activity for the 2018-19 school year, the activity fee is $100.00 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 Health Form (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.

    The Late Bus Routes 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 on the left side of the school.

    After school activities and late buses will begin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Late buses run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.  Late bus privileges are used 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. Click HERE to access the Activities Book and Health Form and additional information regarding Late Buses and activities.




     Monday, October 15:

    • Project 300- Mr. Sullivan                             Room 115        *7:30

     Tuesday October 16:

    • Intramurals (Gr. 5 & 6 ONLY)- Mr. Sherlock & Staff               Gym    
    • Cross Country- Mr. Sherlock & Staff               Gym/Track
    • Homework Club- Mrs. Sherlock                          Lib
    • TV Club- Mrs. Martin                             Room 202
    • Jazz Band- Mr. Wright                              Room 125

     Wednesday, October 17:

    • Student Council- Mrs. Germain & Mrs. Bethel  PODS 2/3         *7:40
    • Intramurals (Gr. 5-8)- Mr. Sherlock & Staff               Gym
    • Homework Club Mrs. Sherlock                          Lib
    • Game Club- Mrs. Belanger                         Room 231
    • Computer Club- Mrs.  Venugopal                       Lab 109
    • Stand Up McCarthy- Mrs. Charig & Mrs. Denson     Main Conference Room

     Thursday, October 18:


    *All times are 2:40-3:40 unless otherwise noted



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  • Upcoming School-Based Flu Clinic- Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    The Chelmsford Board of Health will be administering influenza vaccines during school hours to Middle School students on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Please click HERE read the VIS (Vaccine Information Sheet) as well as the information on the MIIS (Massachusetts Immunization Information System). There is an online consent form that needs to be filled out electronically. You may access the consent form through this link: All required fields of this consent form must be completed. Uploading a copy of your insurance card as indicated in the link is also required prior to submitting the form. 



    #1   Consent Form with parent electronic signature

    #2   Screening questions must be answered

    #3   Upload your child’s Health Insurance Card:

    No student will be given an influenza vaccine without an electronically signed parental consent, an uploaded copy of health insurance card, and completed screening questionnaire.

    Forms can be found at the following link:

    The Chelmsford Board of Health has worked closely with the secondary schools to coordinate this school-based seasonal influenza clinic.  The vaccines will be administered by me as well as other Massachusetts licensed nurses. We will be administering influenza vaccine either by injection into the deltoid muscle of the upper arm, or nasally if Flumist is chosen.



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  • Mathematics Placement Process

    Although we are just beginning grade six, we want to inform you of the process used for math placement for grade seven. In grade seven, we begin levels in math: honors, accelerated and 7th grade math. There are many criteria used for the placement process and they are detailed below with the expectations for honors:

    • 4th Grade MCAS score – 530 +
      •    5th Grade MCAS score – 530 +
      •    Average of five Continental Math League Test – 3.6 average
      •    New England Math League Test – 20+
      •    Term 1, 2, & 3 average – 95%+
      •    Basic Skills Test – 90%+
    • Aptitude Test – 85%+
    • Teacher Input


    In order to qualify for honors, students will need to be successful in at least six of the criteria above. Students and families will be notified of their placement for mathematics classes next spring.


      Any questions about the process or program, please feel free to contact me at

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    250 NORTH ROAD
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824

    Telephone: [978]-251-5122
    Fax: [978]-251-5130

    Kurt McPhee: Principal
    Kerry Calobrisi: Assistant Principal

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