Concord Middle School Building Project Community Forum


The Middle School Building Committee invites you to learn about the progress of the Concord Middle School building project.  The Building Committee is committed to an open, transparent process, and we invite questions or comments at any time.  We are very grateful to the residents of Concord for overwhelmingly supporting the first step in the process of providing a new learning environment for our middle school students.  Thank you!

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Next Community Forum: February 24th, 7:00 pm

Committee Charge

The Concord Middle School Building Committee is charged by the Select Board to undertake a Feasibility Study to explore the construction of a single new Middle School Building to replace the two existing facilities. The Committee is also charged to begin the schematic design process for a new school building based on the findings of the Feasibility Study. Funding for the Feasibility and Schematic Design was approved under Article 14 at the 2019 Annual Town Meeting. It is anticipated that the Town will be asked at a later time to approve full design and construction funding for the new school and, should such funding be approved, the Committee shall anticipate serving as the construction oversight body as well. The Committee has final authority on all design decisions and will make recommendations to the Town Manager on all financial, contractual and schedule matters. The Middle School Building Committee shall be the point of contact for all community groups for all issues regarding the project. The Committee shall ensure community engagement throughout the planning and execution of the final design and construction. It is the expectation that there will be multiple opportunities throughout the process to solicit community feedback.

For more information, please visit the Town’s website by clicking here.  To watch video recordings of meetings, click here.

To contact the Concord Middle School Building Committee, click here.

Tips on Improving Curb Appeal in Winter Months

Stephanie Blunt of William Raveis Concord and stylist Amy Versaggi share tips on how to improve curb appeal during snowy wintery months in this  video.

  1. Be sure to clear walkways
  2. Clean front and to back door
  3. Add light such as lanterns
  4. Add seasonal greenery in planters such as juniper and pine cones.
  5. Add a basket or bucket of birch logs and decorative branches by entranceway
  6. Add a fresh welcome mat by door

Stephanie Blunt, William Raveis Sales Associate – Concord Office
85 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Cell: 978.265.7527


Wacky Wednesday : Concord History with a Chocolate Twist!

For Wacky Wednesday ONLY!

If you book 3 people, the 4th is FREE- must mention Wacky Wednesday and this promotion is subject to availability.

Contact Concord Visitor center at 978-318-3061 or to reserve.

Concord History with a Chocolate Twist

Dates : February  13th, 20th, 27th ONLY

Tour Start Time : 1:00pm, departs Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street

Reservations required by 3pm Friday before tour by calling 978-318-3067

Tour End/Arrival at Colonial Inn : 2:00pm

Cost : $30 per guest


The 90-minute experience will introduce guests to the Downtown Concord area and will touch on Concord’s rich Revolutionary and Literary history while visiting sites such as The Milldam, Monument Square, The Old Hill Burial Ground and more.

Enjoy a taste of locally roasted nuts combined with handcrafted chocolate as you venture to Gräem Nuts and Chocolate, with a taste of their Signature Handmade Bark.  End your tour at the Colonial Inn for some Colonial Hot Chocolate and Monument Cake!


February Staycation Ideas

No plans to leave town for the Concord Schools February Vacation Week?

You’re in luck – Concord & Carlisle have so many wonderful offerings to keep your crew entertained!

The Concord Free Public Library offers free take and make crafts each week to help inspire creativity and fun for children. Sign up for February 19th session!

Tap into your inner artist! At The Umbrella, they believe that everyone is an artist. The Umbrella February Vacation Week programs give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.

Looking for fun outdoor activities for your school-aged children over February vacation week? Discover the wonders of winter at Clark Farm!

Vacation Week Cartooning Afternooning! This online February Vacation Week class is perfect for 7-12 year olds who love cartoons and drawing!


President Lincoln is beaming in to answer your questions! The Concord Museum is pleased to bring its popular Presidents’ Day program A Visit with President Lincoln to the virtual stage.

Check out special Black History Month program from the Concord Museum! Join the Concord Museum Forum: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon with author Scott Casper.

Concord History with a Chocolate Twist Tour Dates : February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Tour Start Time : 1:00pm, departs Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street

The Concord Free Public Library is teaming up with The Nature Connection to invite children to explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with self and others in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

Manga! Draft images of silly dragons, charming creatures, ghosts, and goblins. In this easy-paced online February Vacation Week class with popular Umbrella Arts teacher Alicia Herman, time travel back to ancient Japan! Learn about how the tradition of manga comics started long ago and experiment with creating our own. Sketch, blend, and overlap colors with illustrative markers.


Thinking of learning to play an instrument? Now is a perfect time! The IMSCC Winter-Spring session is underway and we welcome new students!

Looking to connect hands-on learning to big ideas? Students will access foundational design learning by creating their own Escape Room style lock codes. Escape room design is a fundamentally social process which taps design principles such as deduction, induction, design space, feedback loops, and more. Sign up here!

Teddy Bear Sewing Project! Sew your own huggable bear! You’ll learn how to construct and sew the bear, and design it yourself by choosing different felt muzzles, noses, belly patches, and more. You’ll learn basic hand stitching and some embroidery stitches, too.

Take a family friendly tour of Concord, spend 45 minutes to discover more about the town where we live!

The Concord Free Public Library invites children of all ages to join us on Thursday, February 18 at 11am on Zoom and talk about your favorite books. We will share a few of our favorites, and invite each child to share some of their favorites.

Trivia Night at the Concord Museum! Calling all history nerds and trivia champs! Join us for an evening of virtual trivia at the Concord Museum on Thursday, February 18!  Test your knowledge of American history, geography, and all things Concord in this friendly competition.

Check out art show at a local Three Stones Gallery. The paintings and mixed media works of Helen Canetta and Jill Goldman-Callahan transmit a dynamism and fresh perspective as we release this past year and catapult into lighter days ahead. This is the last week of the show so don’t miss it!

Interactive sing-along! The Concord Free Public Library invites kids and families to join us for an interactive sing-along with Ed Morgan, “The Music Man”, on Friday, Feb 19, 10 am on Zoom. Enjoy fun rhymes and tunes, and connect with your family through music. These family-friendly performances will have everyone up moving, dancing, and singing.

Have some fleece-y fun when you create your own one-of-a-kind fleece headband! Sign up with the Umbrella Arts for this fun class!

Family Trivia Night!

Learn about Winter Habits and Winter Movement... Animals respond and adapt to the winter by burmiating, aestivation, hibernation, migration, and embracing the snow! Learn about all the cool ways animals thrive in the winter through interactive stations, games, creative movement, investigations of art and nature, and creating original art projects for the whole family!



Movie / Game night at home – Grab a special meal from one of our many fabulous restaurants !


Take a hike on a local trail then grab some hot cocoa or treat from cafe / bakery!


Enjoy your week!

Local offerings to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend!

Check out some of the happenings around town on Valentine’s Weekend:

2/11 COA’s Valentine’s Card & Candy Drive-Thru Giveaway

2/11 Film NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine and Movie Discussion 

2/12 Grab & Go Lions Club Annual Italian Lunch

2/12 Concord Library Take & Make Together

2/12 Concert and Conversation with Composer Yehudi Wyner

2/12 LIVE Valentine Jazz with Sarah & Herb Gardner on Zoom

2/12 Concord Players presents an Evening of Short Plays

2/13 Chocolate History with a Chocolate Twist Tour

2/14 The Umbrella’s Art & Nature Valentine’s Workshop

Bring your x-country skis and visit Great Brook Ski Touring Center

ART for ALL, the community outreach program of the Village Art Room in West Concord, is selling Valentine Inspiration Kits and Valentine greeting cards made by local creatives. 100% of sale proceeds goes toward the community art outreach projects.

Order or pick up some flowers…

Concord Flower Shop

Concord Market

Copper Penny Flowers

Verrill Farm

Valentine’s isn’t complete without chocolate….

Concord Cheese Shop

Concord Market



Verrill Farm

Pick up a special gift from a lovely shop in town… so many wonderful options!

Have a Coffee / Breakfast Date with your Valentine

Haute 2

Caffe Nero

Club Car Cafe

Concord Teacakes

Dunkin Donuts

Haute Coffee


Main Street’s Market & Cafe

Nashoba Bakery

Sally Ann’s

Saltbox Kitchen


Trail’s End

80 Thoreau 3

Order a special Valentine’s weekend meal from one of our many wonderful restaurants 

No Valentine’s is complete without a delicious dessert…

Concord Market

Concord Teacakes


Nashoba Bakery

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Sally Ann’s

Verrill Farm

Open some Bubbly Champagne or Craft Beer!

Concord Cheese Shop

Concord Market

Crosby’s Market

Concord Provisions


Nine Acre Wine & Spirits


Walden Liquors

West Concord Wine & Spirits

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Wacky Wednesday!

This Wacky Wednesday’s feature is CONCORD TEACAKES

Concord Teacakes is filled with an array of delicious cakes, cupcakes, scones and cookies…. As well as some fantastic offers of soups, dinners, salads and sandwiches ready for customers to take home or enjoy at the shop.

“Pretty mini cupcakes, elegant special occasion cakes, scones and much more – all very special!” Testimonial from Betsy Spaulding, January 2021.