After School Enrichment and Academic Programs

Here you will find our current after-school academic programs and enrichment activities for the Spring of 2023 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. Year-long programs will continue with students that are already enrolled from the fall program semester. 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 Monday, January 30, 2023 and end on Friday, May 26, 2023, 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 email  Mr. Ferreira with questions or contact him at 508-991-4105.

After-School Program Descriptions

Spring 2023

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 Mondays.  

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.

Basketball Club - Middle School (grades 5-8): This club will offer Middle School students the opportunity to participate in friendly basketball games. Meets on Thursdays.

Basketball Club - High School (grades 9-12): This club will offer High School students the opportunity to participate in friendly basketball games. Meets on Fridays.

Cape Verdean Culture Club: This club will introduce Cape Verdean culture and history to students.  Students will learn some Cape Verdean Creole, History and a little about music, dance, and food. This club will be helpful to the students planning to go on the Cabo Verde trip in April 2024. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Wednesdays.  

Chess Club: A club for students to learn, practice and play chess. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Mondays.  


Clay Club: This is a great opportunity for students to work with clay after school learning basic handbuilding techniques while creating their one of a kind art pieces. Class size is limited so sign up early! This club is open to students in grades 5-8. Meets on Wednesdays.


Coloring for Calm: We will be coloring worksheets while listening to calming music. This club will give students an opportunity to destress from life. Open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets on Wednesdays. 

Drama Club: This year's production will be "The Lion King." Our rehearsals are already underway. They are held on Monday from 3:15-5:00 PM. Our show week will be April 27-29, 2023. Students must be able to attend both rehearsals each week to be part of the production. Those interested in stage management can begin after February vacation. Props and sets are typically worked on in the evening and weekends. Parents are encouraged to lend a hand!

Dungeons & Dragons (Middle School & High School): 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. Students in grades 5-8 meet on Tuesdays. Students in grades 9-12 meet on Thursdays.  

Fashion Club: Students will learn about fashion icons, iconic time periods in fashion, identifying their own style and how it links to the past. Students will create fashion vision boards, plan and execute the fashion show for the cultural bazaar, and will go on a field trip to UMD CVPA Fashion Design program.  They will also create one original design in Canva for a t-shirt or a hoodie. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.

Improv: Do you like to laugh? Can you think on your feet? Do you like having fun with others? If so, you should come join! Improv club is a group of students who enjoy making up scenarios and going with the flow. Open to students in grades 7-12.  Meets on Wednesdays. 

Magic Club: Teach card magic tricks to any students who are interested. Any students in grades 5-12 are welcome to join. All they will need is a deck of playing cards (preferable Bicycle brand but any will work).

Middle School Concert Band: The Middle School Concert Band performs at the Winter and Spring Concerts, and, when possible, a music festival trip in May which includes a day at Six Flags New England or Canobie Lake Park.

A large, but limited, number of school owned instruments are available to borrow for a small annual fee, currently $20, to help pay for supplies and minor repairs. Instruments offered are flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, bass guitar, and percussion (drums). Please note that guitar and piano are not offered.

Advanced wind instrument students, those who have finished at least page 2 of the Songs #1 packet, will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, new and beginning wind instrument students will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and percussion students (drums) will meet on Fridays and may opt to come to one of the other days according to their level. Students that participate in Chorus, Drama club, or any of the other music ensembles may attend Band once per week if the other musical ensemble is scheduled on one of their 2 band days. Contact Mr. Richard if you have any concerns about scheduling or any other questions.

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.

Mixed Chorus (grades 5-12): The GLCPS Chorus normally includes both middle school and high school students together, but if enough students participate, the Chorus will be separated into two choruses accordingly. The chorus meets twice per week with the addition of cooperation with the drama club during the drama club season. The Mixed Chorus performs at the Winter and Spring concerts and may also be joining the Concert Band at the music festival trip in May which includes a day at Six Flags New England or Canobie Lake Park. Meets on Thursdays and Fridays. 


Photography: This program 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.  

Rainbow Royals (GSA): Rainbow Royals will be a genders and sexualities alliance group. It is a student-run and teacher-facilitated safe place for LGBTQ+ students and allies. The goal is to learn how to support one another and to help make the GLCPS school community feel safe and inclusive. There will be opportunities for volunteer work and social justice awareness. Open to grades 5-12. Meets on Wednesdays.  

Roots & Shoots: This program will be a chapter of an international community developed by Dr. Jane Goodall to get students involved in service that benefits their school, community, and the environment. They will be introduced to topics such as environmental justice and advocacy, personal sustainability, sustainable development, and environmental policy. Open to grades 5-12.  Meets on Mondays.  

Sailing Club: This program will work closely with our partners at the community boating center to get students out on the water and learning to sail. Lessons predating trips to CBC would detail the parts of the boat, how to navigate using the wind, and safety. During the colder months I would also like to collaborate with our partners at CBC to do other activities in STEM.

Scrapbooking Club: This club will teach students the methods for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. It includes memorabilia, photographs, printed media and artwork. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Mondays.

Soccer (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, if weather permits.  The Spring program starts on April 7, 2023 if weather permits.  

Super Smash Bros. Club: Students will play super smash bros and set up tournaments to play together. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.  

Volleyball Club - High School (grades 9-12): Volleyball Club will give high school students the opportunity to compete against their peers in friendly games of volleyball. Coach Gaouette will teach the students the rules and skills used in the game of volleyball. The club fills up quickly so students should try to sign up before the deadline. Meets on Tuesdays.

Yearbook Club: Yearbook Club is a student-focused publication club where students work together to collaboratively build the GLCPS yearbook each year. Yearbook Club meets once a week after school to work on the yearbook, plan page designs, and arrange the pictures. We need students who would be available to attend school events to take pictures after school and on weekends. Any questions, please see Mrs. Monteiro or Mrs. Colson.

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support:  Additional academic support will be provided to students in ELA, Math, Science, History/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 Monday through Friday.  Please select the day, time, and grade that coincides with your child/student.

Registration for Spring programs will start on January 17, 2023.

Spring programs will run from Monday, January 30, 2023 through Friday, May 26, 2023.