After School Enrichment and Academic Programs
Here you will find our current after-school academic programs and enrichment activities for the Fall 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.
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 Monday, September 26, 2022 and end on Friday, January 27, 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.
Fall 2022 After-School Programs Descriptions
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 cycle 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 students the opportunity to participate in friendly basketball games. Meets on Thursdays.
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.
Creative Writing Club: This program will be for the Middle School Students. They will use a special google classroom class to keep their journals. We will learn to do quick writes, character development and plot development. At the end of the program the student will choose a piece that he/she has worked on in their journals and "Publish" it in an anthology of the work of all the members in the class. Meets on Tuesdays.
Drama Club: This year's production will be "The Lion King" . Our rehearsals will be Monday and Tuesday, starting November 28th and run 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.
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: Students will learn a variety of card magic tricks. Any interested students in grades 5-12 are welcome to join. Students will need a deck of playing cards (preferable Bicycle brand but any will work). Meets on Mondays.
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.
Origami Club: Students will learn how to make origami. All skill levels are welcome. Open to students in grades 8-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
Photography: This program is available for 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.
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. Students 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 Tuesdays.
Running Club: This club combines endurance running with community service. Do you have what it takes to complete a 5k (3.1 miles) road race? We will train together once a week on Fridays to prepare to run the Fairhaven Turkey Trot 5k. The Fairhaven Turkey Trot will be held on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. The race begins at 8:00 AM. The race provides t-shirts to the first 400 entrants. This race also collects donations for area food pantries. We will collect food items to donate to the race.
The Running Club is for students who already enjoy physical activity and would like to push themselves to complete a race. It's okay to walk some of the race but the goal is to run as much as possible. Training for the race will help you build your running endurance. This fall program ends on 11/18/22. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Fridays.
Sailing Club: GLCPS students will be bussed to the Community Boating Center (CBC), 1641 Padanaram Ave, New Bedford, at 3:00pm, to participate in a four week sailing program. This is a learn to sail program and will take place on 23 foot keelboats. Each week, students will build on skills taught in prior sessions.
The program will take place on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. A GLCPS staff person will facilitate this program with the CBC staff. Students must be picked up by parents/guardians at CBC at 5:30pm. This program will run from September 26 through October 24, 2022. Open to students in grades 8-12. This club has a limit of 10 students.
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.
Sew What?: Here's your chance to learn how to sew both with hand stitching and with a sewing machine. Students will learn how to sew on buttons, make a pencil case, create a quilt pillow, and make a piece of clothing. Open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Wednesdays.
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. This fall program ends on 11/18/22. Meets on Fridays.
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.
Youth Climate Leadership Program: Mass Audubon’s Youth Climate Leadership Program (YCLP) is a youth-led club aimed at creating a place for learning, conversation, networking, and youth-led local climate solutions. For more information please visit: Youth Climate Leadership Program (massaudubon.org)
Open to grades 8-12. Meets on Thursdays.
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.
Spring programs will run from Monday, January 30, 2023 through Friday, May 26, 2023.
Registration for Spring programs starts on January 11, 2023.