News and Announcements

Using Their Noodles:‘Pasta-bilities’ endless at Spaghetti Bridge Challenge

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.

Internet for All Students

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. .

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019-2020 School Year

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.

GLCPS Students Perform Original Work at ‘Hamilton’ Performance

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.

A Message of Comfort for Victims of Violence

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.

What Lies Beneath New Bedford?

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.

Books Rule at 3rd Annual Read-a-thon

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.

Global Karate Academy Expands to Meet Demand

Global Karate Academy (GKA) is expanding its schedule to accommodate growing interest in the program. GKA is committed to helping as many students as possible reach their goals and foster a lasting connection with our Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) family.

Bristol County District Attorney Visits, Donates Technology To 8th Grade

The students in Maria Lehning's 8th grade history class were happy to demonstrate how they're using their new Smart TV to learn about history to their special guest recently. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn visited the school to meet Ms. Lehning's students, and learn about how they were using their new technology tool.

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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