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Co-Curricular Activities at CMS

Cawley Middle School offers many opportunities to get involved! Please refer to the following for information about each club or organization:

After School Club

Adviser: Ms. Harriman

After-School-Club is a club for students in grade six, seven and eight that meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 – 4:15 pm. The primary focus is completing daily homework and any long-term projects. There is allotted social time to play games or just sit and chat with the others in the group. Students also get an after-school snack as part of being in the club.


Builders Club

Advisers: Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Kahn

Builders Club is a group for community-minded students, and all are welcome to join. Builders Club is an international student-led organization, with the vision of developing competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of community service. Through the Builders Club, students have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of volunteer work, and are expected to keep track of their service hours throughout the year. This club is supported and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, and students can look forward to joining the Key Club in high school to maintain their involvement in student-led community service organizations. Builders club members and advisors meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7:15 am in the Media Center. Click here to visit the Builders Club Website.


Drama Club


The Cawley Drama Club is open to all students, grade 6 – 8, who are interested in acting, or working behind the scenes with costumes, scenery, lighting, and/or sound. Students play theatre and acting games, work on skits and productions throughout the year. The Drama Club performs at the Hooksett Spooktacular in October, and has their mainstage production in February. Meetings are Thursday afternoons from 2:40 – 4:00 pm.


Dream Catchers

Adviser: Ms. Harriman

DreamCatchers is a group that meets bi-monthly for two-hours and fifteen minutes. This group is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. It gives students an opportunity to engage in social opportunities at school, and off campus for one Saturday a month. At school, students engage in topic centered discussions that focus on interpersonal and social skills.


The Cawley Banner

Advisers: Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Martino

The Cawley Banner is our student-run, online newspaper, formerly known as HawkTalk. We hope new members will join us on Tuesdays beginning on November 15, from 2:35 to 3:30 in Room 106 (Mrs. Martino’s room). For more information, go to our web site.


Jazz Band

Adviser: Mr. Davini

Jazz Band is an extra-curricular performance ensemble that meets every Monday from 2:45 – 4:00 pm. Students learn how to improvise and play a variety of genres that include, Latin, Swing, Bebop, Bossa Nova and Rock. The Jazz Band has performances several times during the school year. New members and any instrument is welcome.


Literary Club

Adviser: Ms. Gallivan

Literary Club meets every Monday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. It is a club for students who like to write creatively. If you are an aspiring poet, playwright, or author please join the group.


Math Team


The Math Team participates in the MATHCOUNTS program. This is a national program created to foster mathematics skills and mathematics reasoning in middle school students. Members of the team will meet twice a week beginning in October to prepare for the chapter level competition which is typically held in early February. Depending on their performance at the chapter competition, students may advance to the state level and national level competitions held later in the spring.


National Junior Honor Society

Advisers: Mrs. Chivers, Mr. Gregoire

The David R. Cawley chapter of the National Junior Society was established to recognize those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. These students do a variety of community service in the Hooksett community. Check out the NJHS web site.


Outdoor Adventure Club

Advisers: Mr. Gartland, Mrs. Chivers

The Outdoor Adventure Club  is an organization in which all students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor related activities. Throughout the year students will be presented with opportunities to join, with a focus on incorporating GPS and mapping into our activities. The club begins in Late October and meets weekly through mid May from 2:40 to 3:40. Activities will include running (using Map My Run, Strava, Fitbit, Garmin Connect, or Nike+), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, designing a disc golf course on school property, and other outdoor adventures that may come up. Listen to morning announcements for other activities. Interested students should contact Mr. Gartland or Mrs. Chivers to get specific information for each session.



Adviser: Mrs. Chow, Mr. Lemmo

Students in grades 6, 7, 8 meet on Tuesday afternoons to participate in the FIRST Robotics Team. Meetings begin in January and end in June. Students learn how to build and program Lego robots by using software program that power the robots to complete certain tasks. Students also build communication skills as they learn how to work as a team.



Advisers: Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Ward

STEM Club is open to all students grades 6-8 who are interested in working together to solve some problems. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month to work on inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related activities. Check the school Calendar for our next meeting. If you have any questions please get in touch with Mrs. Collins or Mrs. Ward


Student Council

Advisers: Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Schaeffer

Student Council is an elected group of students that share ideas, interests and concerns regarding activities within the school. A key component of Student Council is the development of civic responsibility and leadership. Their role is to also promote school spirit and good citizenship among the entire student body. Fundraisers are held throughout the year that are sponsored by Student Council. These fundraisers help defer the cost for Washington, D.C. Camp MiTeNa, and other school activities.