After School Enrichment and Academic Programs

Here you will find our current after-school academic programs and enrichment activities for the Spring of 2022 which are offered to GLCPS students free of charge. Please read each program description and register your child for the program(s) he/she is interested in. Free bus transportation is also available for students participating in after-school programs on a first-come-first-served basis. Students must be signed into their GLCPS Googledocs account in order to access this registration form. 

Registration Form

This list is subject to change based on student interest and availability of program facilitators.  Each program is limited to the first 20 students who register.  Due to limited slots, we may have to conduct a lottery in order to fairly place students in some programs. A waiting list will be maintained for programs overenrolled.

Spring Programs begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 and end on Friday, May 27, 2022, unless otherwise indicated. Please note that attendance is essential. Unexcused/excessive absences may also result in the student being dropped from the program. GLCPS will cancel any programs that do not meet the minimum enrollment. Please contact Mr. Ferreira with questions at 508-991-4105 ext. 546 or [email protected].

                          After-School Programs Descriptions

Spring 2022


Enrichment Clubs & Programs


American Sign Language (ASL) and Culture: Introduction to American Sign Language will focus on how to sign numbers, letters, colors and early conversational skills. There will also be a component that focuses on Deaf Culture and community. Open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets on Tuesdays.


Art Club: If you can't wait for Art class or having art for just one term isn't enough then join Art Club. Students will experiment with new projects, test new materials, and help with ongoing art displays throughout the building. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.


Band - Middle School (grades 5-8): Directed by Mr. Richard, MS Band is offered from 3:15 - 4:15, Tuesday through Friday.  Students should sign up for the day their instrument is offered plus at least one additional day. Instruments may be borrowed from the school with an agreement and a $20 fee for the year.  Requests to borrow an instrument may be done online at https://forms.gle/VYppT3Gv4Yhytvm6A.


In addition to this sign up process, students participating in middle school band must join the MS Band google classroom at https://classroom.google.com/c/MzE5ODM1NDgyMzQw?cjc=frkwjny or by using the join code frkwjny. 


The band instrument days are as follows:

  • Tuesday - flute, trombone, and baritone horn 
  • Wednesday - trumpet, French horn, and percussion (drums)  
  • Thursday - clarinet,  bass clarinet, and alto saxophone 
  • Friday - tuba, bass guitar, and tenor saxophone 

Chess Club: A club for students to learn, practice, and play chess. Open to players of all ages and all skill levels. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Tuesdays.

 

Chorus: Directed by Ms. Bastos. Chorus will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 PM.   Chorus is open to all students in grades 5-12 and, with enough participation, grade level sections may be formed.

 

Clay Club: This is a great opportunity for students to work with clay after school in an independent setting. Students will have fun learning the basics of handbuilding and painting their clay creations. Projects will be student driven with guidance from the teacher. Class size is limited so sign up early! This club is open to students in grades 5-8. Meets on Wednesdays.  


Crochet and Knitting Club:  Students will learn basic crochet skills and also learn how to use a loom in order to create blankets, scarves, hats, or any other options that they have interest in making. The club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.


Drama Club: This year's production of Moana by the GLCPS Drama Club  will be an exciting adventure!  Music rehearsals will begin on December 1st, 8th, and 15th and will be led by the GLCPS chorus instructor, Miss Bastos.  The purpose of these rehearsals are to understand the big ensemble songs and review audition songs for those preparing to audition for lead parts.


Auditions will be held on January 4th and 5th, and rehearsals will follow on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Joining Drama Club is a commitment to the production and the expectation is that you will be able to be at both the Tuesday and Wednesday rehearsals from 3:15-5PM every week.  Show dates to be determined at a later date.  

 

Dungeons and Dragons: Level up your character, fight monsters, and enter into a world of fantasy! Dungeons and Dragons is a roleplaying game where you get to decide what your character will do next. Join your friends in this adventure game where you will explore dungeons, solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle monsters, and discover magic items and other treasure along the way. Open to students in grades 9-12.  Meets on Wednesdays. 


Minecraft Club: Minecraft is a game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a large world of varying terrains and habitats to explore. We will build, create and game together.  This club is open to grades 5-8.  Meets on Wednesdays.


Photography: This course is available for students in grades seven and up. We will be exploring different photography techniques, portrait, landscape, and still photography as well as trick photography. We will be working with DSLR cameras in the manual setting. We will also be working on several projects for the school this year. Meets on Thursdays. 


String Ensemble: Directed by Mr. Escobar, String Ensemble is open to all students, grades 5 - 12, and will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 PM.  This is later than the regular after school programs so there is no late bus available for this program, students will need their own transportation.  If students are to stay after school while waiting for the ensemble to begin, they must be participating in one of the other after school programs that run from 3:15 - 4:15 PM.  String Ensemble offers instruction on Acoustic Bass (Upright Bass), Cello, Viola, and Violin.  Instruments may be borrowed from the school with an agreement and a $20 fee for the year.  Requests to borrow an instrument may be done online at https://forms.gle/VYppT3Gv4Yhytvm6A.


Basketball Club - Middle School (grades 5-7) & High School (grades 8-12): These clubs will provide students the opportunity to develop and improve their basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and passing. Students will also be given the opportunity to play friendly competitive basketball games.


Academic Support Programs


Academic Support: Additional academic support will be provided to students in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Portuguese and English Language Development in all grade levels.  The academic help after school is provided by GLCPS teachers.   Academic support is provided from Tuesday through Friday.  Please select the day, time, and grade that coincides with your child/student.