National and local media are reporting that the current influenza season is the most severe - and deadly - since the 2014-15 flu season. Health officials in 49 states report widespread flu activity. in Massachusetts, the number of reported cases of the flu is nearing 6,000. SouthCoast Hospitals has had a reported 857 cases in its three facilities in New Bedford, Fall River and Wareham. At GLCPS, so far the number of reported flu cases is relatively low.
There are precautions we can take to prevent and stop the spread of the the disease. They say the best prevention is to get the flu shot.
The Global Charter Jazz Initiative begins six weeks of FREE Saturday morning workshops on January 3rd for ANY student in the SouthCoast region who wants to strengthen their instrumental skills and play Jazz, rock and funk styles of music with other youth from the area. The workshops are being held at the GLCPS Main Campus from 10 am until noon. The program dates are February 3rd, 10th and 17th, and March 3rd, 17th and 24th . The workshops will culminate with a public performance by participating students on March 24th.
A high percentage of GLCPS Seniors have already been notified by colleges that they have been accepted, including one Senior who is headed to Princeton University next year on a full scholarship. Sabrina Fay heard
Congratulations to the GLCPS Drama Club, under the direction of Ms. Polly Zajac, for a fun and fantastic production of Elf Jr, the Musical! The student performers, both middle school and high school students, held FIVE performances in the GLCPS auditorium. The New Bedford Standard Times featured