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GLCPS Bonds With University of Glasgow, Scotland (U.K.)

High school history teacher Heidi Eastman has another accomplishment to add to a long list; and, all with the best interests of GLCPS students in mind. Recently, professors from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, visited the Jacobs Center, GLCPS’ downtown campus, at the invitation of Ms. Eastman. During their visit to New Bedford, the educators met with students and teachers, as well as Executive Director Stephen Furtado and Principal Lena Pires.
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Grant Helps Level Technology Gap For Students

Students with no internet access at home no longer have to search for Wi-Fi to complete their assignments at home. The school applied for and received a Homework Gap Grant from the wireless provider Kajeet® for a ten-unit SmartSpot® solution which provides safe mobile, connectivity to help students access the internet. GLCPS is one of only 30 schools nationwide to receive the grant.
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Students Can Now Sign Up for After-School Enrichment Programs

GLCPS offers more than 30 after-school programs throughout the school year for any student that wants to expand their knowledge and skill base even more. These programs and clubs include everything from sports to art exploration to creating writing to games. The programs are free. We also offer transportation.
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School Picture Day Rescheduled

School Picture Day has been postponed until Monday, September 10th due to the unexpected early dismissal on September 6th. Students will be wearing their school uniforms for Picture Day. Please plan accordingly.
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Back to School Night is Almost Here!

It is the first event of every year and a favorite one! All students and families, along with alumni, board members and community partners are welcome to join us at our annual 'backyard' cookout on August 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
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Evening of International Music to Benefit GLCPS Music Program

Several area musicians will perform for “A Special Evening of International Music” to benefit the Global Learning Charter Public School’s (GLCPS) award-winning music program. Among the musicians who are headlining the event are the versatile Chops Turner and his band, as well as the multilingual vocalist Grace. Other musicians in the line-up include P. Lowe, Manny Escobar and J Summers.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 30th at the Whaler Inn and Suites (Ryan’s Pub) located at 500 Hathaway Road in New Bedford.
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POL Day is June 14th

POL, or Presentations of Learning Day, is when students show how they're building the skills that will help them to be successful now and in the future: Public speaking, technology literacy, collaboration, communication and creative thinking. Join us as a community reviewer on June 14th for an hour or more between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Contact Lynn Poyant ( to learn more and to reserve your slot.
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GLCPS A US News & World Report Best High School 5 Straight Years

For the 5th consecutive year, US News & World Report ranks GLCPS among the best high schools in the country. GLCPS is ranked 59th out of the top public high schools in Massachusetts and is in the top eight percent of high schools nationwide.

"It’s an honor to receive this kind of recognition." said Dr. Furtado, the school's executive director. "As a public charter school, we are responsible for providing the best education possible for our 500 students. Our staff strives to do that every day."
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GLCPS Bands Deliver at Every Level

It's been a banner competition season for the music department at the Global Learning Charter Public School. The Jazz band, high school band and middle school band all took home top finishing trophies from the Six Flags Music Festival competition on May 11th. The Jazz band was awarded the platinum trophy while the high school and middle school band performances earned Gold and Silver awards, respectively. The band members traveled to Six Flags New England in West Springfield, Massachusetts to compete.

It is the second competition in recent weeks for some band members.
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