We hope you are enjoying your summer! Our GLCPS team is busy getting ready for the 2019-2020 school year. We're excited to see each and every one of you! We are looking forward to greeting our new students and welcoming back all of our current students.
We will kick off the school year with our 13th annual Back to School Night BBQ on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Our Back to School Night BBQ will be held here at the main campus, 190 Ashley Blvd. We will once again have a traditional barbecue prepared by Sodexo, our food service provider.
We encourage all families to attend this event. We will be sharing important information regarding homeroom assignments, schedules transportation and uniforms.
GLCPS Class of 2019 graduate Sierra Beaulac is one of five New Bedford students to receive a $35,000 scholarship from Qualcomm founder and former New Bedford resident Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan. The Jacobs scholarship is awarded each year to one GLCPS student, one GNBRVT student, and three NBPS graduating seniors pursuing college degrees in a STEM field. Sierra Beaulac will major in Biology. She plans to be a pediatrician.
GLCPS celebrated its 2019 graduating class during commencement exercises on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was held on June 9th in the auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. State Senator Michael Rodrigues was the keynote speaker. New Bedford City Councilor Brian Gomes congratulated the graduates on behalf of the City of New Bedford. Families, friends and GLCPS current and former staff joined in the celebration.
Four current students and recent graduate Ryan Santos are attending the inaugural program for high school students at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. GLCPS high school history teacher Heidi Eastman worked with professors from the university to plan the program and its curriculum. She and Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado will both teach in the program that is open to students from around the globe.