Clubs & Organizations
Clubs and Organizations at Memorial are offered at various times of the year. Students must listen to daily announcements for the formation of clubs. It is their responsibility to pick up needed forms and applications and to return them on the proper date. Announcements for clubs run daily at the beginning of school at least a week prior to their beginning.
The Art Club meets on Wednesday afternoons after school, in the Art room, from September through the end of May. Students in Art Club participate in the yearly Nottingham West Lions Club Peace Poster Contest, take field trips to Laurel Place to engage the residents in an art or craft experience, as well as museums, and work on special art projects that assist and enhance HMS
The Chess Club will meet after school in Room 205 on Wednesday afternoons starting in late February and will continue to meet each Wednesday for the rest of the school year. Interested students should pick up a permission slip outside of Mr. Curtis's classroom, Room 205. Any students who would like to learn how to play chess, or would just like to fine tune their skills, are encouraged to attend! Students may take the late bus home and new members are always welcome!
COLTS – Creating Opportunities for Leadership to Transform our School: Students involved in the COLTS group are chosen by recommendations from teachers and staff at HMS. They will have the opportunity to attend the Teen Institute’s Leaders in Prevention weekend. The group meets during Focus and afterschool with the goal of planning and implementing a positive event for the HMS community each year.
Have you ever wanted to have a say in fundraisers and projects going on at your school and help make it a more fun place? Well, if you have, Colts Council is the place for you! We work on fundraisers and projects that will benefit our school as a whole, and we have lots of fun while we do it!
Being a part of Colts Council allows you to have a safe space to share your thoughts and ideas, as well as work alongside other peers. It also is a great opportunity for you to get to know other kids in your school, and help plan and participate in activities that are going on around school. Among planning and participating in fundraisers and projects, Colts Council also has a variety of leadership positions like President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Project Managers who are in charge of the details concerning the projects. Did I mention we also have a monthly newsletter filled with interesting tidbits and room for recommendations?
Through Colts Council you learn cooperation, teamwork, and leadership skills. Overall, becoming a part of the council is a fun, benefitting experience. We are always looking for new members! Want to join? Email Ms. Blais (email@example.com) or Mrs. Fremantle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will let you know how to sign up! Hope you’ll join us!
Computer Club is open to all students grades 6-8. Students in the club will explore computer programming, making apps, make stop-motion movies, and explore other new and exciting technology and software. The Computer Club will meet after school in Room 172 starting in late September and will continue to meet for the rest of the school year. Interested students should seek information from Mrs. Reinitzer.
Hudson Memorial School Recycling Club meets one day a week after school to assist with recycling efforts. They also engage in other projects throughout the school year to help the school community.
HMS Drama Club is a group of students who are interested in learning about theater through singing, acting, painting scenery, and working "behind the scenes" for our school musical. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:15 until 5:00 pm in January and February, with additional mandatory rehearsals in March. There are 2 evening performances in April.
The HMS Jazz Band is a group of advanced student musicians who are interested in learning about, and performing, the jazz genre. Jazz Band performs at all school concerts, several school assemblies, and a festival performance in May, which includes a trip to an amusement park. Rehearsals take place from 2:30 - 3:15 pm on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Jazz Band meets from late September to early June.
The Knitting and Sewing Club is dedicated to teaching participants the essential skills to learn about the creative world of sewing and knitting. Sign-ups occur in early September, and meetings will be held after school for 6 weeks in September and October.
Hudson Memorial School has its very own Robotics Team. The Robotics Team participates in VEX Robotics challenges across the State of NH. In the fall, students should look for flyers advertising the time and place the team will meet. The club is currently open to all 7th or 8th grade students at HMS. Spots are limited. Students who have taken PLTW Robotics will be given priority.
The Ski club is open to all interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade skiers or snowboarders. Students will be skiing and riding at Pats Peak in Henniker, NH on five consecutive Thursdays starting in January. The Ski Club chaperoned coach buses will return no later than 8:00 pm to Memorial School. Application forms will be available outside of Room #205 during the last two weeks of October and completed applications with all monies included are to be turned in during the first week of November.
The HMS Swing Choir is a group of advanced student musicians who are interested in learning about and performing an array of choral genres. Swing Choir performs at all school concerts, local nursing homes, and a festival performance in May, which includes a trip to an amusement park. Rehearsals take place from 2:30 - 3:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Swing Choir meets from September through June.
The HMS woodwind choir is a group of student musicians who are interested in performing a more varied and challenging repertoire, and who love to play their instruments! We perform at all school concerts throughout the year, as well as several school assemblies and a festival performance in May which includes a trip to an amusement park.
The HMS Yearbook Photography Club is open to all interested 6 - 8 graders. Students in the club will be taking pictures of various student activities and athletics after school. The students will also be encouraged to take pictures at after school clubs or during sporting events if they have the ability to attend these events outside of the usual Yearbook Photographers Club meeting times. The students may also take candid photographs of other students during the school day (especially if special events are happening during the school day).
The club meets every other Thursday After School (Attending every meeting is NOT mandatory.)