Monsignor Haddad Middle School offers a comprehensive co-curricular program to support students' interests in many different areas as well as to provide the opportunity for healthy socialization, leadership development and community service. It is recommended that each student participate in at least one club or activity during the school year. Please refer to the school calendar for specific meeting dates and times.
- Field Hockey
- Ski Program
- Intramural Activities
- Supervised After School Study Hall
- Living Legacies
- ELA Club
MHMS belongs to the South Shore Parochial School League.
Practice begins the first week of November. Girls practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the boys practice on Mondays or Wednesdays, except when a game is scheduled on those days. Please check the school calendar for the most up to date schedules.
League games begin right after Thanksgiving break and end during the second week of February. If the teams qualify, playoff are the last week of February.
Parents are responsible for transportation to all games. All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate.
In the fall of 2014, MHMS welcomed the first girl's field hockey team. Students in all grades are eligible to participate and learn the skills, rules and game experience of field hockey. Practices are held twice a week with several scrimmages against local middle school team's scheduled during the fall season.
The MHMS Ski Program provides an opportunity for students to grow socially, emotionally and physically. Students make new friends and have an opportunity to learn how to help each other. The program is open to all levels of skiers and snowboarders alike. Professional instruction is available at the mountain for those who wish to learn the sport. The program takes place at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, MA and is run by Ms. Collins.
The Ski Program takes place on Fridays, beginning in early January and ending mid-February. Busses leave from the Middle School at 3:45 pm and return at approximately 9:45 pm. Should there be any cancellations, make up dates will be on a Friday following the program. We will have a ski hot line that is in effect during the program.
Golf is a fun and challenging game that can be played throughout one's lifetime. Students participating in this program have 5 one-hour group lessons ( 10 per group) covering all aspects of the game with a PGA certified teaching professional.
All equipment and balls are provided. Students who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it along to the course.
The program is held at Ponkapoag Golf Club in Canton, from 2:45 to 5:00 pm. Transportation to the golf course is provided via school bus. The Golf Program begins accepting registrations in March.
The Fall and Spring Intramurals Program, which runs for several weeks, promotes physical fitness, sportsmanship and team work, with students split into new teams each day.
Any student in grades 6-8 is eligible to participate. This is a great way for students to get to know each other and to play and develop skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Activities include Gatorball, kickball, indoor soccer, basketball, floor hockey, wiffle ball and gauntlet dodgeball.
Living Legacies is an intergenerational visitation program with North Hill in Needham, Students in Living Legacies visit with residents of the Vista Terrace Enhanced Living Neighborhood, many of whom have memory impairments. For an hour the students visit with them, playing games like the crowd favorite Wii Bowling, doing crafts, or simply sharing conversation to get to know one another. Students learn that for those with memory impairments they may not remember what event made them happy, but the joy they feel from spending time with our MHMS students can last for days.
Meeting once a seven-day cycle, students are encouraged to come discuss favorite books, learn about new titles, share writing pieces such as poetry, scripts, and stories, or encourage one another in reading and writing! The clubs will meet during lunch block on a designated day with Mrs. Jensen and Ms. Spence.
- Choral Opportunities
- Dance/Musical Theatre
- Concert Band
- Instrument Lessons
- Art Club
- Cross Country
- Yoga Club
Each spring students have the opportunity to participate in a school wide production. Students are encouraged to join-in in all aspects of the performance including acting, singing, set design and tech production.
Our most recent productions include Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man.
The Middle School Concert Band is available to any student in grades 6,7 and 8 who has played a band instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone or percussion) for at least one year and who is currently taking private instrument lessons. The band rehearses once a week after school on Mondays at 2:40-4:00 pm in the Middle School Dining Room.
To support our Band program, private lessons are offered at our school in the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. Students in grades 4-8 are invited to take private, semi-private, or beginner group lessons. Lessons are coordinated by Mrs. Caterino, the Band Director, but are taught by outside professionals who come to our school. Lesson payments are made directly to the instructors. Instrument rentals can also be arranged by Mrs. Caterino.
Monsignor Haddad Middle School is pleased to announce our 3rd Cross Country season. Our goal is to give our students a variety of athletic and fitness experiences. We want out students to gain a love of running and exercise. They will have the opportunity to run distances ranging from 1 to 3 miles and compete in local races.
- Christian Service
- Homework Strategies Program (HSP)
- Math Extra Help
- Peer Tutoring
- Student Council
In order to build the virtue of social charity in the students, MHMS has a Christian Service hour requirement. Mr. Kiessling monitors student's service hours. From time to time, he announces service opportunities in class or on the Christian Service board across from the office. If parents have an opportunity that students may wish to participate in, please contact Mr. Kiessling at email@example.com. All service opportunities for MHMS students should go through Mr. Kiessling who will organize sign-ups. Some charitable work does take place at school during school hours with an accompanied education component.
This program is designed to assist students who are struggling to get organized and /or getting their homework done on time. To be eligible for this program, the student must be having difficulty organizing assignments and be referred to the program by the guidance department or a teacher. The Homework Strategies moderator tries to diagnose the student's issues in order to enable the student to do his/her work independently. When a student is enabled, it may be suggested to the parents that their child no longer needs to attend the program.
Being on the Student Council gives students an opportunity to have a leadership role in helping the school and the community. Elected representatives work to organize school events and plan activities. They serve as liaisons between the student body and the faculty.
This is a very important role to ensure that student voices are heard. Officers of the Student Council learn responsibility and organization, as well as the importance of government and helping others. Student Council meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month after school. If you have any questions, please direct them to Ms. Mc Cabe @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Composing the Yearbook is a fun and memorable experience where students will get to see their creation from start to finish as it transforms from articles and photos to a published book. Working together to incorporate student's individual strengths is the key to create the beset edition possible. If you are skilled and motivated at writing, art, photography, organization, or any other quality you think would help, please join the yearbook staff and help us make the best yearbook yet. Meetings are held in the Tech Lab .