Two GLCPS students were lauded by a theatre of their peers as they performed an original piece on the stage at the Boston Opera House on November 8th. Afterward, they and hundreds of other students from the region were treated to a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton: An American Musical.” Jade Pennington and Azara Pereira-Souto performed their original Spoken word piece titled “Boston Massacre,” written by a third student, Raquel Souza. All three students are seniors at GLCPS. Of the hundreds of submissions from students at 50 schools, only 15 were invited to perform theirs on stage.
We stand in solidarity with the city of Pittsburgh now mourning the loss of so many good lives during the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Like so many others, we are sad and stunned that people are dying and suffering at the hands of so much unjustified anger and hatred. As educators, what is our role in helping students to understand? GLCPS Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado shared his own thoughts on this with staff.
If you could go beneath New Bedford, what would you see? GLCPS art teacher Jon Vecchiarelli, posed that question to 5th graders before they set out to create a mural of what lies beneath the city. Measuring approximately 4 feet by 14 feet, the mural is on display in the school’s lobby. It is large and detailed, realistic and whimsical at the same time.
Students, staff and guests celebrated authors and books during the school's 3rd annual GLCPS Read-a-thon. Students were spread out through 17 reading rooms. Each room had its own theme. The event is organized by the middle school and high school English and Humanities teachers.