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Enrichment After-School Programs

We have updated the list of enrichment after-school programs for the remainder of the school year. The registration form only includes programs that currently have openings. The registration form must be filled out electronically and submitted as soon as possible.
Spring programs begin on Monday, January 23, 2017, unless otherwise indicated.
Please contact Mr. Ferreira with questions at 508-991-4105 ext. 578 or
There will be busing provided for after-school programs for families on a first come, first serve basis. We are offering a North End and South End bus with a total of 48 seats each. Seats are first come first serve basis. If the number of students exceeds 48, a wait list will be created. If your child needs transportation home after his/her program please click here for this form. The late bus will leave the school  at 4:30 PM.

Enrichment After-school Program Offerings:

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.
Open to students in grades 5 & 6.
Art Club Advanced
This club is for artists, art fans, and aspiring art students. Everyone is welcome! Fill a sketchbook, work on your commissions, practice drawing dragons, or caricatures - we can do it all.
Open to high school grades 9-12.
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.
Grades 5-8 will meet on Fridays.
Grades 9-12 will meet on Thursdays. 
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.
Open to students in grades 5-12.
Cheerleading Squad
Students will meet on Tuesdays 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 cheer leader captains (to be determined) will assist in leading and guiding fellow cheerleaders.
Open to 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.
Open to students in grades 5-12.
Cultural Cooking
Cultural Cooking club will focus on creating a recipe book with a variety of cultural dishes from the community. Students will be able to create a letter to introduce the club to the community and ask for cultural family recipes. As the students receive recipes they will be adding them to the database. Once a month as a club we will create one of the dishes that have been received, presentation plate, and picture the dish. The club will create a cookbook that students will be able to sell as a fundraiser for the school.
Open to students in grades 5-12. 
Drama Club
Students will act and produce Disney's Aladdin Jr. for performance in April.  Students must commit to Monday and Tuesday rehearsals from 3:20-5:15 pm. Program starts on Dec. 5, 2016.
Open to grades 5-12.
DreamFar is a mentor-supported marathon training program for high school students (grades 9-12). Participating students will meet 3 times per week after school and every Saturday for training runs over the school year. Over the course of the year, students will participate in a 5k race, a 10k race, a half marathon (New Bedford Half Marathon) and culminating in running the Providence Marathon on May 7th, 2017.
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.
Open to students in grades 8-12. 
FaB Factor
This program is facilitated by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. The goal of the FaB Factor program is to provide the girls with a safe environment where they can discover a strong sense of self, develop healthy relationships, try new things and most importantly have fun. FaB Factor will meet on Thursdays from 3:20 – 4:25 pm.
Open to girls in grades 5-8.  
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. This program will meet on Wednesdays.
Open to middle school students in grades 5-7.
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.  Flag Football will take place at Riverside Park and will run April and May only. Students will meet on Tuesdays.
Open to students in grades 8-12. 
Garden Club
The garden club will focus on the care and nurture of the current raised bed that surround the school. During the year students will be learning the proper care of the current plants in the garden beds. Students will learn about the ways different vegetables grow. In the fall students will be responsible for getting the garden ready for winter. In early 2017 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 herb, 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.
Open to students in grades 5-8.
Girls Basketball Club
The girls basketball club will teach the girls team building skills.  Girls will learn and master the sport of basketball related to dribbling, shooting, defense, offense, positions, etc.  At the first meeting the girls will decide if they want to practice an additional day of the week.
Open to girls in grades 9-12.
GLCPS Chorus
This is a year-long course 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. Students are encouraged to participate in both Wednesday and Thursdays rehearsals but are required to attend at least once per week in order to participate.
Open to students in grades 5-12.
GLCPS Roots and Shoots
Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program emphasizes the importance of action within the community. Students will experience community service opportunities to improve the well-being of the world around us through various student lead projects. Example projects include, but are not limited to, art, gardening, mentoring, spreading awareness to promote change, and community service.
Open to students in grades 8-12.
Global Karate Academy (GKA): Grades 6 - 9 Beginners (Prerequisite – White belt up to Orange 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 will 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’ classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20-4:25 pm. Beginner class limited to 2 days per week. 
Global Karate Academy (GKA): Intermediate & Advanced: Grades 7-12 (Prerequisite - Orange/Green belt or higher)
Students continue their journey from a beginner into this Black Belt program. Students at these stages are expected to participate at higher training levels, and students will purchase equipment to enhance their experience in Tang Soo Do.  Black Belt path students not presently enrolled in the elective during the school day must attend this club 1 time per week to remain a member in good standing.
Intermediate and Advanced classes meet Mondays & Tuesdays from 4:25 - 5:15 and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:25 pm. This course is limited to 2 days per week if already in the elective. 
Jr. Finance Club
Students will learn valuable money management skills and proper finance. Through a variety of group projects, students will learn how to save money, manage money, and establish good spending habits.
Open to students in grades 5-8. 
Little Dresses for Africa
Students will sew simple dresses and shorts to help students in Africa. Clothes provided will allow students to attend school.
Open to students in grades 5-12.
Intramural Sports (Middle School)
Students will participate in a number of different sports including basketball, kickball, dodgeball, 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.
Open to students in grades 5-7. 
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. Meets on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 pm at the Jacobs Center.
Open to all grades.
On Tuesday afternoons in the fall and for several weeks in the spring, 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 there at 5:00 pm. Open to students in grades 9-12.
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.
Open to students in grades 5-12.
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. The soccer program will take place at Riverside Park and will run from September 19 -November 18, 2016 and April - May 2017, if weather permits.
Students in grade 5-7 will meet on Fridays.
Students in grades 8-12 will meet on Mondays.
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.
Open to students in grades 8-12. 
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.
Open to students in grades 6-12.
Volleyball Club:
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.
Open to students in grades 9-12.
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!
Open to students in grades 5-7.
WeThrive is an entrepreneurial mentoring program that pairs college students to middle and high school students of under-resourced communities. Youth participants create a company of their own, earn revenues and donate all profits to charity. Most importantly, throughout this process, students learn life skills, adopt habits and gain a mentor.
Open to students in grades 5-12. 
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 meets on Thursday from 3:20-5:00 pm.
Open to students in grades 8-12.
Adonis Ferreira
Director of Student, Family and Community Life
Phone: 508-991-4105 ext.578
Year Long Programs
Monday, September 26, 2016
Friday, May 26, 2017
Fall Programs
Monday, September 26, 2016
Friday, January 20, 2017
Spring Programs
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017