Art Club: If you can't wait for Art class or having art for just one semester isn't enough then join Art Club. Students will experiment with new projects, test new materials, and help with ongoing art displays throughout the building. This club is open to grades 5-8 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Art Club Advanced: This club is for artists, art fans, and aspiring art students so everyone is welcome. Fill a sketchbook, work on your commissions, practice drawing dragons, or caricatures - we can do it all. Art Club Advanced is for High School grades 9-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Basketball (Intramural): Students will participate in an intramural basketball program designed to help students improve their game through a variety of drills, games and fun activities. Students will participate in two separate basketball programs. Students in grades 8-12 will meet on Tuesdays. Students in grades 5-7 will meet on Wednesdays.
Board Games Club: Students will be provided with a variety of board and card games to play with their peers. This club offers students the opportunity to socialize with their peers while strengthening their critical thinking skills through the strategy of game playing. This club is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Book Club: Students choose an author you like. Read one of his/her books.Â Actively read it, and be prepared to share what you have read with the group when we meet on Tuesdays. Each time we meet, we will discuss the book we are reading through a mini book talk. This club is open to grades 7-10.
Boxing/Fitness Club: Students will be guided through a program designed to increase strength, conditioning, and endurance along with an introduction to basic boxing skills.
Cheerleading Squad: Students will meet on Thursdays after school to learn cheers and routines to cheer on our basketball team The Royals. Students will be transported to and from the games by bus. Student cheerleader captains (to be determined) will assist in leading and guiding fellow cheerleaders. This program is for students in grades 8-12.
Chess Club: The Chess Club is for any students who enjoy playing chess, or are interested in learning to play chess. The club will allow students of all ability levels to play chess against their friends and to improve their skills. Beginners are encouraged to join and learn the basics of the game. The chess club is open to students in grades 5-12 and will meeting on Wednesdays.
Digital Storytelling Club: Writing stories, articles, blogs, etc. Done all online, using audio/visual to enhance writing.
Drama Club: Students will act and produce Elf, The Musical for a holiday performance from December 14-16, 2017. Students must commit to Tuesday and Wednesday rehearsals from 3:20-5:15 pm. Program starts on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Drama Club is open to grades 5-12.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: Who's up for a dungeon crawl? We will design and play a campaign that meets once a week. This will be table-top gaming and role-playing in a system and version to be determined based on what everyone has. If time and interest allows, we can incorporate some online aspects to enhance play. This club is open to grades 8-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Flag Football (Middle School Intramural): The purpose of the Intramural Middle School Flag Football program is to keep students active and healthy while learning the skills necessary to compete in games. The Middle School program will deal with more teaching and learning, with hopefully a couple of scrimmage games against local schools towards the end of the program. Flag Football will take place at Riverside Park and will run April and May only. Â Students in grades 5-7 will meet on Tuesdays.
Flag Football (High School Intramural): The purpose of the Intramural High School Flag Football program is to keep students active and healthy while learning the skills necessary to compete in games. The High School program allows the students to have maximum game time so they can showcase the skills and knowledge they had learned in middle school. The High School program will compete in games against local charter and alternative schools. Â Flag Football will take place at Riverside Park and will run April and May only. Students in grades 8-12 will meet on Thursdays.
Garden Club: The garden club will focus on the care and nurture of the current raised bed that surround the school. During this full year program, students will be learning the proper care of the current plants in the garden beds. Students will learn about the ways different vegetables grow. Students will be responsible for getting the garden ready for winter. Students will begin to plant seeds inside then transplant them outside. As a club we will prepare the gardens for the community to use for herbs, vegetables, and flowers. We will also look at several different recipes for the vegetables and herbs in our garden and share them with the school community. This club is open to grades 5-8 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Girls Basketball Club: The girls basketball club will teach the girls team building skills. Â Girls will learn and master the sport of basketball related to dribbling, shooting, defense, offense, positions, etc. Â This club is open to girls in grades 9-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
GLCPS Chorus: This is a year-long program that explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures, time periods and styles through performance. The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history. Students in Chorus are expected to participate fundraising events, concerts and competitions at the end of the year. This program is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Friday.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) - Grades 5-9 Beginners: Prerequisite - White belt up to Orange/green belt. This after school club helps students build the mind, body and spirit through the study of Tang Soo Do. Participation in this class helps students become more confident, physically and mentally fit, and gain valuable life skills to help them in life. Membership in GKA allows students to train with the intention of gaining higher belt ranks and participating in World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) sanctioned events. WTSDA membership and testing fees are required, and students must test at least once per year to remain in good standing. Beginners' meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:25 pm.
Global Karate Academy Creativity Team: Grades 7-12 Prerequisite - Global Karate Academy members only. This performance-based program is for students interested in performing at GLCPS Arts Night events, and also at the WTSDA Region 9 Championship in Hartford, CT in March 2018. Students in this program are expected to participate every week and have consistent attendance. Fees are involved for the Regional competition, and requirements will be determined after sign ups for the program have concluded. This class will meet Thursdays from 3:25-4:25 pm.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) - ages 13 and up Intermediate/Advanced: Prerequisite - Green belt or higher rank. This higher rank and adult education course will be held 2 times per week in the evening to accommodate dedicated and higher ranked students of GLCPS and Global Karate Academy on their journey to Black Belt. Classes offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Guitar and Ukulele (Basic): Students will start off with learning simple chords and then transition into chord progression. Then we will put what we have learned together and learn songs. The program is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Fridays.
Jr. Finance Club: Students will learn valuable money management skills and proper finance from the Southern Mass Credit Union. Through a variety of group projects, students will learn how to save money, manage money, and establish good spending habits. This program is open to grades 5-8 and will meet on Thursdays. Needs 4 to 6 students to run.
Little Dresses for Africa: Students will sew simple dresses and shorts to help students in Africa. Clothes provided will allow students to attend school. This program is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Tuesday.
Interact Club: A rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fun and meaningful service projects. Through interactive service activities, members learn the importance of: leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, under the value of individual responsibility and hard work. Students will learn how to advance international understanding and good-will. The club is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Intramural Sports (Middle School): Students will participate in a number of different sports including basketball, kickball, dodge ball, volleyball, badminton and many more. All different skill levels are welcome to enjoy activities and friendly competitive games. During the program students will learn valuable skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication. This program is open to grades 5-8 and will meet on Fridays.
Middle School Band: Students meet in sectionals twice per week, flutes, clarinets and saxophones on Mondays and Wednesdays, trumpets, trombones, low brass and percussion on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mine Craft Club: Minecraft is a game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a large world of varying terrains and habitats to explore. We will build, create and game together.
Pokémon Club: This club will instill in the members a sense of camaraderie, team-building and sportsmanship. These games require higher order thinking skills, strategic thinking, and problem solving in a fun setting. Beginners to experts are welcome! Bring your cards and we will help you form decks for game play.This club is part of the Global Pokémon League. The club is open to all grades and meets on Saturdays from 11:00-1:00 pm at the Jacobs Center.
The 'Happy Feet' Running Club: This club will get you to your next level of fitness whether you are just starting out or are already involved in a sport. Have fun tracking your fitness progress, learning fitness games, setting and reaching your goals, and, of course, running. Learn about all the different ways you can enjoy this sport, including road races, trail running, and marathons. You decide how far you want to go! This program is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Sailing Club: Students will travel to the Community Boating Center (CBC) in Clark's Cove, New Bedford to sail. Transportation will be provided to the CBC, but students will need to arrange to be picked up from there at 5:00 pm. This program is open to grades 9-12 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Scrapbooking Club: This club will teach students the method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. It includes memorabilia, photographs, printed media and artwork. Scrapbooking is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Science and Engineering Club: Interested in participating a Science and Engineering Fair? This club is available for students to self-select a research project that is science or engineering based. Students will keep a science notebook that will document the project's development. A research paper will be required. Students will develop a project display for the science fair in March. Open to grades 7-12. Grades 7 & 8 students will need teacher approval from their science teacher. Maximum of 15 students. This club will meet on Wednesdays.
Soccer Program (Intramural): Students will learn the fundamentals of soccer through drills, games, and other fun activities. Students will participate in two separate soccer programs. Students in grade 5-7 will meet on Fridays. Students in grades 8-12 will meet on Thursdays. The soccer program will take place at Riverside Park and will run from
September 21 - November 16, 2017 and April - May 2018, if weather permits.
Strategy Games Club: Students will play a variety of games that involve a high level of critical thinking, strategy and role playing to achieve victory. This club is best suited for students with an imagination and an interest in history, science, pop culture, and trivia. This club is open to grades 8-12 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Ultimate Frisbee: Playing ultimate frisbee games and working on skills such as throwing and catching frisbees. As well as learning the rules of the game and playing small scale games.
VEX Robotics Club: Students will design, build, and program robots for local and regional competitions in the fall and spring. This program integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a means to meaningfully engage and deliver a dynamic hands-on educational experience to the students. A VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. Though not mandatory, members of this club are expected to participate in robotics competitions. Most competitions take place in Fall River on Saturdays. Dates will be announced at a later time. Transportation to and from the competitions may not be provided. This program is available to grades 6-12 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Volleyball Club (Co-ed): Intramural Volleyball held in the gymnasium will run one day a week in the Fall semester. Students will participate in skills and drills as well as learn the essential rules and regulations of the sport. The majority of the program will be friendly and competitive scrimmages held amongst students of different skill level. The students in the program will be able to participate in the Staff vs. Students Volleyball game. This program is open to grades 9-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Wacky World of Clay: Students will learn basic clay techniques in order to make a variety of projects that will be student directed and guided by the teacher. Students will have fun learning the basics of hand building with clay and create student driven projects with the teacher's guidance. All levels are welcome! This program is open to grades 5-7 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Writing Club: This club provides opportunities for students of varying grade levels to write, revise, share ideas, and collaborate with other students throughout the building. Additionally, a positive, productive and creative forum is established in which students feel comfortable taking risks, thus building confidence, as they experiment in writing. This program is open to grades 5-8 and will meet on Wednesdays.
World Language Club: This club seeks to provide students with fun, active and varied opportunities to explore world languages. This program is open to grades 5-12 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Yearbook Committee: Students participating in yearbook committee will design, organize, create and publish the GLCPS Yearbook. This process involves and builds upon digital photography, computer technology, editing, organizing pages and creative artistic skills. Students will also create and implement a marketing strategy to sell the finished product. This program runs on Thursdays from 3:20-5:00 pm and is open to grades 8-12 and will meet on Thursdays.
Important Program Dates
Year long programs:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 through Friday, May 25, 2018
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 through Friday, January 26, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018