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.

Basketball

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.

Field Hockey

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.

Ski Program

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

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.

Intramural Activities

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.

Supervised After School Study Hall



The MHMS After School Study Hall program is a chance for students to complete homework and other school work in a supervised setting from 2:40 - 4:15 pm, Mondays - Thursdays. Payment options are available monthly for the full month, two days/week, and per diem at $15.

Choral Opportunities

Students in Grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate in the All School Choir which sings monthly at our schools' First Friday Liturgies. The Choir also performs at our December and June concerts. The all School Choir rehearses every Wednesday, 2:45-3:20 pm.

Dance/Musical Theatre

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.

Concert Band

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.

Instrument Lessons

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.

Art Club

Students are introduced to advanced art activities. Art Club is held on B and F Days after School in the Art Room. Ms. O' Donnell is the club's advisor.

Cross Country


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

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 mkiessling@saintjoes.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.

Homework Strategies Program (HSP)

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.

Math Extra Help

Students can get individual or small group help on current math topics or basic skills practice.


Peer Tutoring

Students can work in pairs or small groups on homework, projects, or in preparing for tests. Teacher help is provided if needed.

Student Council

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 @ cmcabe@saintjoes.com.

Yearbook

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 .