Hold the red sauce and pass the glue. The competition for the Spaghetti Bridge Challenge at Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) was stiff as an uncooked lasagna noodle.
“Students in grades 5 through 8 worked in teams to design and construct bridges from pasta and adhesive within certain parameters,” explained Polly Zajac, 5th grade science teacher. “Their supplies consisted of one pound of spaghetti and four ounces of wood glue per bridge-building team.
The judging began on December 18th.
Students will no longer have to search for Wi-Fi to complete assignments when they don't have internet access. GLCPS recently received a Homework Gap Grant from the wireless provider Kajeet® for SmartSpot® which provides safe mobile connectivity so students can access the internet. GLCPS is one of only 30 schools nationwide to receive this grant, and one of three in Massachusetts. .
We are now accepting applications for new students entering grades 5 through 10 for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline for submitting an application is February 28th. Last year for the first time, GLCPS expanded enrollment to students entering 9th and 10th grade, giving more students the opportunity to attend our high school which has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by US World and News Report for five consecutive years.
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.