The 3rd Annual Straw Tower Challenge takes center stage, literally, on Friday, September 16th in the auditorium of the Global Learning Charter Public School. The top 16 teams - four from each middle school grade - will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in this highly anticipated contest. But the winners are all of the students in grades 5-8.
Students are learning the Engineering Design Process, part of the MA science standards, middle school science teacher Polly Zajac said.
"Students determine the need or problem, research and choose possible solutions, and then synthesize what might be the best solution. They build a prototype, test it and evaluate it. The students then communicate their results and reflect for possibilities for redesign.
"These are critical scientific thinking and problem solving skills required for 21st century learning," Zajac added.
“You need to stand up for what you believe in and help other people,’’ said Mya-Joy Westgate, 14, a freshman at Global Learning.
Students pitched in in a big way as they learned about service opportunities and ways to give back at several events held over the 9/11 weekend, beginning with a Youth Community Engagement Summit on Friday at UMass Dartmouth and culminating with a Day of Service at the Harvest Community Farm at the YMCA Southcoast. The events organized by the UMass Dartmouth Office of Community Engagement coincided with the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The students learned about the many organizations available to them as they explore projects for their two year capstone projects.
We are pleased to announce that the Southern Mass Credit Union (SMCU) is once again offering a Student Savings Plan for GLCPS students this year. The SMCU Student Savings Plan makes it easy for your student to save money, and convenient for parents. SMCU donates the first
"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Malala Yousafz
The GLCPS PTO is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair is located in the new Baker-Korn Library in the Main Campus. For more information, hover over the Book Fair flyer and left-click.
GLCPS teachers bring science to life for students connecting them to the community in which they live.
"The intent of PBL is to bring students’ attention to a community problem, develop partnerships within the community and beyond, and connect students to their environment on an emotional as well as intellectual level. In the process of these investigations, students are learning key science concepts, conducting authentic research, and refining their communication and collaboration skills." - NSTA blog