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Co-Curricular Activities at Moore School

The Moore School offers many opportunities to get involved! Please refer to the following for information about each club/organization:


Art Club

Advisor: Mrs. Powers

Art Club is open to students in grades 4-8 who are interested in creating art. We will be working in the same center format that we use in class as well as working on group projects that create a positive impact on our school community. Art Club takes place throughout the year on Fridays from 3:00pm-4:30pm. The enrollment for Art Club is limited to 15 students. See the main office for a permission slip. Students should bring a snack, dress for a mess, and plan on being picked up outside the front door promptly at 4:30.


Band (Beginner & Advanced)

Advisor: Mr. Brown

Instrument Lessons and Beginning Band: Any student in grade 4-8 interested in taking band lessons on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone or drums should see Mr. Brown today for a sign-up form.  Lessons are free; students only need an instrument. If you don’t already have an instrument, you can rent or buy one. Instrument rentals are available through our local music store Music and Arts, located in Manchester. See Mr. Brown, or email him for more information.  Students will receive a lesson once a week either before, during, or after school. They will also meet once a week for a full beginning band rehearsal. This group will make its debut performance at the Spring Concert in April.

Advanced Band: The Henry W. Moore School Advanced Band provides a wonderful opportunity for you to play alone and in a group setting, perform, and enhance your musical understanding and abilities.  Advanced band is open to any student who has taken at least one year of private lessons on their instrument. Rehearsals for Advanced Band take place every Tuesday and Thursday before school from 8:00-8:30. This group begins rehearsing in September, and performances and rehearsals continue right into the month of June. Students interested in joining advanced band should see Mr. Brown to get a permission slip.


Candia Kids Care

Advisor: Mrs. Walker

Through various service projects, Candia Kids Care makes positive contributions to our community. Candia Kids Care members work cooperatively to help – wherever help is needed! We work to support programs such as the Candia Food Pantry, fundraise for animal shelters, and spread kindness throughout the school.



Advisor: TBD

Elementary Chorus: The Henry W. Moore School Elementary Chorus provides a wonderful opportunity for students in grades 2-4 to sing, perform, and enhance their musical understanding and abilities.  Chorus is open to any student who enjoys singing and wants to learn more about their voice. The chorus rehearses every Thursday from 2:45 until 3:30, and rehearsals will continue right into the month of June.  Students interested in joining elementary chorus should see Mr. Brown to get a permission slip.


Chess Club

Advisor: Mr. Harmon

Description coming soon!


Gaming Club

Advisors: Miss Sampson

Gaming club is for students who like to play games! They will be able to play board or card games with their peers and talk about their favorite games. Games currently being played every week are as follows, but not limited to: Exploding Kittens, 5-Minute Dungeon, Ticket to Ride, Magic: The Gathering, and Klask. This club is intended for students grades 5-8, however all students able to read are welcome to attend! Gaming club meets every Tuesday from 2:45 to 3:45 and requires prompt parent or guardian transportation.



Advisors: Mr. Moore

My hope is to create a space where students are free to let their imagination and creativity run wild without the worry of judgement. We create this space in two parts, the main one is rehearsal for the production. We block scenes and read lines and I will occasionally stop students and have them reread a line with MORE ENTHUSIASM. I might have them try different gestures, cue them to take up more space on the stage or move around. Secondly, we play acting games to warm up before every rehearsal. This is a fun way to get the energy up, the creativity flowing, and allowing more freedom for expression than rehearsing a script allows. Rehearsal takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00pm in the gym.
Our performance of “The Mysterious Case of The Mysterious Case” by Paul Meloon will be on Dec 14th @ 6:00pm!



Advisor: Mr. Widness

Intramurals is a recreational sport or athletic program offered to students in grades 3-8. Each session offers a new activity, for a new age range, and offers a variety of experiences. The program runs once a week from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. The day of the week will typically be Thursday, pending gym availability. Some of the past activities are basketball, floor hockey, disc golf, volleyball or kickball, among others. Sign up forms will be sent up a few weeks before the next session via google.form or a sign-up genius. For more information please contact Kyle Widness,


Robotics (VEX IQ)

Advisors: Mr. & Mrs. Sangillo

Using a snap together robotic system students design, build, test and compete with their VEX IQ robots. VEX IQ provides students with the opportunity to work collaboratively to create and problem solve. The team practices on Monday and Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. During the season there are approximately six VEX IQ competitions which are held on weekends. The VEX IQ season runs from late September – February and is open to students in grades six, seven and eight. Click here for the VEX IQ website.


Stem Club

Advisor: Ms. Kenney

STEM Club is available for students in grades 4-6 who enjoy being creative and problem solving. Students will be immersed in the engineering design process by recreating different types of architecture that have become famous around the world. From simple bridges and arches, to world famous designs such as the eiffel tower, parthenon, empire state building, and taj mahal, students will get to see what it was like for the people in these societies to build these structures from the ground up.


Student Council

Advisor: Mrs. Chirgwin & Ms. Neville

Student Council is a middle school (grades 6-8) leadership group that organizes community service events, fundraisers, school store, dances, and the annual showcase of talent. Students in this group work together over the course of the school year to unite our school in terms of culture and climate, and work closely with the PTO, administrators, teachers and students to do this. To join Student Council, students fill out an application conveying their interest and information about themselves, in addition to submitting a recommendation from a Henry W. Moore School faculty member. These are completed each spring for the following fall. Middle school students are invited to sit in on the council’s weekly meetings, held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 2:10pm, and may participate by submitting ideas, questions and concerns to council members for review.


Student Newspaper (The Lancer Ledger)

Advisor: Mrs. Walker

The Lancer Ledger is our middle school run student newspaper. Students who have an interest in the newspaper can participate in positions including editor, reporter, opinion writer, photographer and comic artist.  Students can work on the newspaper in the art room before or after school or independently. Interested students should see Mrs. Walker for more information.



Advisor: Mr. Pritchard

Yearbook will give middle school students the opportunity to assist in the creating and designing of the 2023-2024 Henry W. Moore School Yearbook. Students will assist in creating a layout and theme for the yearbook. Students will learn how to use the online Tree Ring program to create various homeroom, club, and sports pages. Students will also be provided the opportunity to take pictures for various pages and design and draw multiple covers to be included in the yearbook.