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November News Update from Executive Director Stephen Furtado

It’s hard to believe that we have already completed one quarter of the school year. I would like to bring you up to date on a few things that I mentioned last month. First, our new enrollment policy has been approved by the Commissioner of Education. We will begin accepting applications for students who wish to enroll in next year’s grades 9 and 10, as well as grades 5 through 8, on December 1.  Our lottery will be held on March 8 at 6:00 PM. You will soon see a sign on our school that will inform the public that applications will be accepted for grades 5-10. Applications will be available on our website. Please let family and friends know of this important change in our policy.
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Read-a-thon at GLCPS A Community Affair

For a few hours on a recent afternoon, we all set aside what we were working on, picked up a book, and read. It was the 2nd Annual GLCPS Read-a-thon, and the event held November 8th raised over $2,000 to purchase books for the school; books that the students will choose themselves. It is part of an ongoing effort to encourage students to spend more time reading.
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GLCPS MCAS Scores Highest in School's History

We are THRILLED to share the good news regarding student scores from the Spring 2017 MCAS testing! Grade 10 scores were the highest in GLCPS history and well exceeded the state average, as well as every other high school in New Bedford, and all of the Gateway Cities!
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Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

The Global Learning Charter Public School community is doing its part to help victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. With your help, we are collecting much needed supplies to send to 3.4 million fellow U.S. citizens who are struggling mightily in the devastating aftermath of this storm.
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A MESSAGE FROM GLCPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. STEPHEN FURTADO

Welcome to the GLCPS website and the start of the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited that we are beginning the first year of our new five year re-charter, and grateful for all the support we continue to receive from all of our stakeholders.
I'm also excited to share the news that over the next few months, we will be launching new technology projects that will greatly benefit our students and families. This is the result of our new partnership with the University of San Diego, the Qualcomm Corporation, and our very generous benefactor and supporter, Dr. Irwin Jacobs. We will be sure to share details about these programs as they get underway.
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Hundreds attend 11th Annual Back to School Night

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the parking lot of the Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) was converted into a large outdoor dining hall and barbecue station with the scent of grilled hamburgers and the sound of happy greetings filling the air.  
"It's one of my favorite school events of the year," said GLCPS Principal Lena Pires.
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Student Letters Featured in Regional Newspaper

Students in Ms. Colbylyn Gilman's Dissecting Diversity class wrote opinion pieces on social justice issues for a contest being sponsored by the New York Times. The letters were submitted to the 4th Annual Student Editorial Contest. Several of the letters were published in the ...
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