We have developed the following list of programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Please read each program description and register your child for the program(s) he/she is interested in.
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Students must be signed into their GLCPS Googledocs account in order to access this registration form. Programs will be 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.
Programs begin on Monday, February 4, 2020, unless otherwise indicated. Children who are not assigned to an after-school bus must be picked up by 4:30 pm (or designated end time noted) on the Nye Street side of the school. Failure to pick up your child on time may result in he/she being dropped from the program. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Learning Charter Public School
Enrichment After-School Programs Descriptions
American Sign Language (ASL): This will be a mixed ability club, beginning students will learn the basics of American Sign Language including finger-spelling, numbers, classifications and early conversational skills. For advanced students (those who have taken the class before) we will review some of what we did last year but pick up from where we left off. The class will also explore some of the deaf culture. 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 5-8. Meets on Thursdays.
Band-Middle School: The Middle School Band offers instruction on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn (contact Mr. Richard), trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion (drums), and electric bass (upon Mr. Richard's approval). New and beginning members meet on Wednesdays and Fridays. Returning and advanced members meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Middle School Band also rehearses from 2:08 - 3:00, during regular school hours, on Mondays, beginning on September 23rd. To start, only returning advanced members will rehearse on Mondays, new and beginner students will be added upon Mr. Richard’s recommendation. Middle School Band students can still join Drama Club even though both meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Mr. Richard and Ms. Zajac will coordinate times accordingly.
Basketball Club (Middle School): Students will participate in intramural basketball practices and scrimmage games. Open to students of all skill levels in grades 5-7. Meets on Fridays.
Cheerleading Squad: Do you have spirit? Because GLCPS does! Cheerleaders will learn and practice sideline cheers, dance routines, motions, jumps and basic stunts. Cheerleaders will perform at various sporting, school and community events. Tumblers welcome! Go GLCPS! Students must wear sneakers and gym attire/workout clothes to participate. Cheerleading is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.
Chess Club: The Chess Club gives students an opportunity to learn, practice, and play chess against their peers. All skill levels (including beginners) are welcome. This club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Fridays.
Colorguard: Colorguard is a sport in which there is a choreographed routine of dance, flag, and rifle spinning. In this club you will learn the fundamentals of this sport in the fall. My goal is to create a performance of a routine in the spring. This program is open to students in grades 5-10. Meets on Thursdays.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in worlds of sword and sorcery. Each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers (played by friends). Working together, the group might explore a dark dungeon, a ruined city, a haunted castle, a lost temple deep in a jungle, or a lava-filled cavern beneath a mysterious mountain. The adventurers can solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle fantastic monsters, and discover fabulous magic items and other treasure. This club is open to students in grades 9-12. Meets on Wednesdays.
E-Games (Advanced): Students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to play one of several online video games in our new computer lab. This is not intended for casual players. Players will work together and build on advanced skills and strategies needed to participate in the competitive eSports landscape. Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and all players are still 100% bound by actions appropriate for school. Questions can be directed to email@example.com. This club meets on Tuesdays.
Flag Football (Middle School): The purpose of the Intramural Middle School Flag Football program is to keep students active and healthy while learning the skills necessary to compete in games. The Middle School program will deal with more teaching and learning. Advanced students will be able to participate in games vs. Alma del Mar. Flag Football will take place at Riverside Park and will start in April, if weather permits. This program is open to students in grades 5-7. Meets on Wednesdays.
Flag Football (High School): The purpose of the Intramural High School Flag Football program is to keep students active and healthy while learning the skills necessary to compete in games. The High School program allows the students to have maximum game time so they can showcase the skills and knowledge they learned in middle school. Students will play scrimmage games vs. Whaling City High School. Flag Football will take place at Riverside Park and will start in April, if weather permits. This program is open to students in grades 8-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
First Generation Student Group: The purpose of this club is to focus on topics that typically affect the First Generation student population. Ms. McPherson and Ms. Francis will facilitate this group. The club will be activity based and have guest speakers who are knowledgeable in a particular topic.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) - Grades 5-9 Beginners:
Prerequisite – None. Introductory students up to Orange/Green belt. This after school club helps students develop the mind, body and spirit through the study of Tang Soo Do. Participation in this class helps students become more physically and mentally fit, gain valuable life skills and expand confidence in one’s abilities to help them succeed in life. Membership in GKA allows students to train with the intention of gaining higher belt ranks and participate in World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) sanctioned events. While the after-school club is free, students can join WTSDA where membership and testing fees are required. Students must test at least once per year to remain in good standing. Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:25 pm.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) – Grades 7-12 Intermediate/Advanced: Prerequisite – World Tang Soo Do Association Members only. Orange/Green belt and above, or upon teacher recommendation. This program continues the full ranking program towards Black Belt from WTSDA. For more information, see above Beginners course description. Meets on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:25 pm.
Happy Feet Running Club: If you enjoy running and being outdoors, enjoy spending time with your friends, enjoy spending time outdoors, or would like to increase your endurance and put yourself to the test, this is the club for you! This activity is for all ability levels. The sky is the limit! This program is open to grades 5-12 and meets on Fridays. The Spring program will start on 4/3/20 if weather permits.
High School Basketball League: Students in grades 8-12 will have the opportunity to participate in this intramural basketball league after school. The games will be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Joey Pouches: Over the last few weeks, Australian forests have been devastated by wildfires. The equivalent of 9 US states have burned. With these fires, millions of wild animals have been displaced and injured. Many rehabilitation centers have put out a call for pouches for juvenile marsupials. Australian marsupials include kangaroos, wallabies, koalas. This club will sew joey pouches that will be sent to Australia to help the rehabilitation centers care for the injured and orphaned animals who have lost habitat. Our goal is to make at least 50 pouches by the end of the semester. This club is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
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.
Movie Club: Students will view select film clips with the purpose of understanding cinematic techniques, literary devices, and elements of writing and storytelling so they can have a better appreciation for movies and stories in general. This club is open to grades 6-12. Meets on Thursdays.
Multicultural Club: The purpose of the Multicultural Club is to promote cultural awareness and the appreciation of diverse cultures within the school. Through a variety of educational activities students will increase their awareness about the diverse cultures of the school and the community. The club will provide a platform for students to discuss culture, current issues, and how other global cultures influence American society. The Multicultural Club will also assist with the planning of the GLCPS Cultural Bazaar that is scheduled for May. This club is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.
Photography: This club is open to students in grades 7-12. 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 with a rotating assignment on Wednesday.
Portuguese Language and Culture Club: In Portuguese Language and Culture Club, students will learn about the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries by listening to music, watching videos, doing crafts, learning about celebrations, and tasting food. Students will also learn basic conversation such as how to greet someone, colors, the weather, and other words that they may use in order to speak to someone in Portuguese.
Scrapbooking Club: This club will teach students the method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. It includes memorabilia, photographs, printed media and artwork. Scrapbooking is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
Soccer (Intramural grades 5-8): Students will learn the fundamentals of soccer through drills, games, and other fun activities. The soccer club will take place at Riverside Park. This club is open to students in grades 5-8. Meets on Fridays. The Spring program will start on 4/3/20 if weather permits.
TOP (Teen Outreach Program) Club: The TOP ( Teen Outreach Program) club promotes the positive development of adolescents through a unique combination of engaging curriculum and Community Service Learning, which is supported by trained facilitators. Specific curriculum topics include: problem solving, decision making, goal setting, health and wellness, self- understanding, social identity, empathy, communication, relationships and community. The program will commence with a Community Service project which will be designed and implemented by TOP Club members. TOP Club members will also have the opportunity to participate in 2-3 field trips (TBA). This program is open to students in grades 7 & 8. Meets on Thursdays.
Wonderful and Wacky World of Clay: Students will have fun learning a variety of hand building techniques to create student driven clay projects under the teacher's guidance. All levels are welcome! This program is open to students in grades 5-8. Wonderful and Wacky World of Clay will be offered in the Fall and again in the Spring on Wednesdays.
Writing Club: This club provides opportunities for students of varying grade levels to explore fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing. Students will also receive help with the ELA Portfolio Piece assignments. This program is open to students in grades 5-9 and will meet on Tuesdays.
Yearbook Committee: The purpose of the Yearbook Committee is to produce a yearbook that highlights and commemorates the memories of the school year. Students will learn to collaborate, take pictures, graphic design, make deadlines, and complete final reviews. Students will work with Lifetouch for printing and publishing. This program is open to students in grades 7-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
Registration for Spring programs will start on Monday, January 13, 2020
Springs programs will run from Tuesday, February 4, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020