It's Fun to Get Involved!
There many diverse activities offered in the JGMS and Bedford community to keep your child engaged and safe after school. We encourage students to try at least one activity throughout the year to experience being an active member of the JGMS community. Activities are a wonderful way for kids to connect with each other, develop new skills and find common interests outside of the school day.
After School Activities at John Glenn Middle School
Bedford Youth and Family Afterschool Programs at JGMS
Each season, the Bedford Youth and Family Programs offers Recreational classes afterschool for JGMS students. Past classes have included: Girl talk (high schools girls mentor middle school girls), Yoga for the Middle School Mind and Body, Babysitter Training and Fitness after school. For questions about afterschool programs, please call Jessica Wildfong at Bedford Youth and Family Services at 781-275-7727 x262
Advisor: Amy Budka
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from December to early April.
JGMS offers a musical every year. This year, the Musical is ANNIE. Students from all grades are welcome to participate. Auditions are required for those who wish to join the play as a performer. Sign up before December 10th.
JGMS Anime Club
Advisor: Mr. Harrington
Location: Art Room A114
This is a great club for students who love to draw and watch anime. Students will watch preteen rated anime videos and use this media to create their own anime. The group works on drawing goals and character development.
Advisor: Karen Burstein
Location: Room B219
Meetings: Monday Afterschool
Math Counts is a competition that students train for from September to January. It is open to anyone interested in joining. the work is challenging, yet fun, for those who love Math.
JGMS Sports Offerings
Athletic Director: Keith Mangan (can be contacted at BHS)
6th Grade sports offerings: Cross Country (Fall) & Track and Field (Spring)
7th and 8th Grade sports offerings: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Field Hockey (Fall)
Softball, Baseball and Track and Field (Spring)
Sign ups and forms available through the JGMS website.
Advisor: Maureen McDermott
Meetings: Every other Wednesday at 7:10am
All students are welcome to join the Student Council. Students brainstorm ways to help the school and community become a better place and act as advocates for their classmates. Students work with their advisor to put these plans into action. Past activities have included planning spirit week, dances, clothing drives, food collections and planning school fundraising campaigns.
Advisor: Nicole d'Entremont
Location: Room A205
Meetings: Thursday mornings before school
Students prepare articles on their own time to be reviewed and edited during meetings. Students brainstorm ideas for articles and put their creativity to press. The JGMS Newspaper is put to print and made available to students and staff members.
Chain Reaction Committee
Advisors: Renee Anderson and Marcy Beinert
Location: Counseling Office, Room B223
Meetings: Thursday afternoons
7th and 8th grade students are nominated by teachers and faculty members based on observed citizenship. This group of students create and plan community service events throughout the school year. All middle school students are invited to partake in these activities. Past activities include: Courtyard Clean-up, Halloween Helpers, and Holiday Letters to Veterans.
Advisor: Katrina Wright
Location: Room B227
Meetings: Wednesdays, once a month
PALS is a way for students in the LABB program (self-contained Special Needs classroom) to get to know JGMS students. During PALS, students participate in activities with students and participate in the Special Olympics in May. Sign up information will be outside of the LABB classroom. 10 Students Max.
Advisor: Libbey Beinert
Location: Main Office
Meetings: Vary throughout the school year
The Yearbook is open to all JGMS students and staff members who are interested in purchasing one. Students on this committee help with advertising, phtotography, and page layout.
JGMS Rock Ensemble
Advisor: Mr. Grunwald
Locations: Auditorium or LGI
Meetings: Mondays Afterschool
The Rock Ensemble starts at the beginning of the school year. The group has already started for the 2015-2016 school year. Open to students who are interested in Rock music and have a solid knowledge of a musical instrument.
JGMS Science Club and ACE
Advisor: Barbara Ferri and Heidi Scaltreto
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30-3:30pm, October through May
Science Club is an afterschool activity in which students design and conduct experiments of their choice in preparation for the Science Fair, as well as play games and participate in experiments drive by student interest.
Alliance for Climate Education's (ACE) mission is to educate students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming. These activities take place during the same time that the science club meets.
Advisor: Cheryl Pespisa
Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30-3:30pm
This program is an excellent academic support for our student body and is available to all students. The club is funded by the MSPA and supervised by a variety of JGMS staff members.
Advisor: Grade Level School Counselor
Location: Counseling Office
Meetings: 1x per cycle during Advisory
These grade level groups aim at welcoming new students into JGMS. The Counseling Department works at acclimating the students into the school through a variety of ways, including discussions, games and activities.