ASL 1 - American Sign Language (Beginner) : Introduction to 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 Thursdays.
Band-Middle School: The Middle School Band offers instruction on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bartione, tuba, and percussion (drums). In addition to combined band rehearsals on Mondays during school, Middle School Band students are required to meet after school at least 2 days per week from 3:15 - 4:20. The after school days, Tuesday and Thursday, will focus on the older and more advanced students. The after school days, Wednesday and Friday, will focus on younger and beginning students. If there is any concern about scheduling, or which 2 days would be best, students should see Mr. Richard before homeroom begins.
Basketball Club (Middle School): Students in grades 5-7 will participate in basketball drills and scrimmage games with each other in the gym after school. Meets on Fridays.
Basketball Club (High School): Students in grades 8-12 will participate in basketball drills and games with each other in the gym. Meets on Thursdays.
Cheerleading Squad: Students will learn cheers and routines to cheer for our basketball team. This Squad is open to students in grades 6-12. Meets on Thursdays.
Chess Club: The Chess Club is for any students who enjoy playing chess, or are interested in learning to play chess. The club will allow students of all ability levels to play chess against their friends and to improve their skills. Beginners are encouraged to join and learn the basics of the game. This club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets on Wednesdays.
Chorus: This program explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures, time periods and styles through performance. The core curriculum emphasizes the basics of vocal technique, sight-reading, music theory, and music history. Students in Chorus are expected to participate in fundraising events, concerts and competitions at the end of the year. This program is open to students in grades 5-12 and meets on Thursdays.
Crochet Club: Students will receive beginner lessons on creating crocheted items, such as pot holders and hats. This program is open to students in grades 5-12 and meets on Thursdays.
Drama Club: This year's production will be Shrek, the Musical. Students from grades 5-12 are welcome to participate. No experience needed. Students should feel comfortable performing which will require speaking, singing, and dancing on stage in front of an audience. Some costuming, like specific shoes, must come from the student. Drama Club will started on 12/4/18. Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20-5:00 pm (no late transportation is provided at 5:00 pm). Performances will be the first week of April. All cast members are expected to be at every rehearsal. Stage crew will begin after February vacation. Additional rehearsals and set building dates will be added during the term.
Dungeons and Dragons Club: Who's up for a dungeon crawl? We will design and play a campaign that meets once a week. This will be table-top gaming and role-playing in a system and version to be determined based on what everyone has. If time and interest allows, we can incorporate some online aspects to enhance play. This club is open to students in grades 8-12.
Meets on Thursdays.
E-Games (Advanced): Students will play a variety of games that involve a high level of critical thinking, strategy and role playing to achieve victory. Possibilities include Fortnite (must have 20 plus wins), League of Legends, Smite, etc. This club is open to students in grades 6-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
FaB Factor: The FaB Factor Program is facilitated by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. The goal of this program is to provide the girls with a safe environment where they can discover a strong sense of self, develop healthy relationships, try new things and most importantly have fun. This program is open to girls in grades 5-8. Meets on Wednesdays.
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. 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 Thursdays.
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 had learned in middle school. The High School program will compete in games against local charter and alternative schools. 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.
Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Students will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages. Girls will be in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models where they can learn to see themselves as computer scientists. This club is open to grade 5 only on Thursdays and grades 5-12 will meet on Wednesdays.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) - Grades 5-9 Beginners: Prerequisite – 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. WTSDA membership and testing fees are required, and students must test at least once per year to remain in good standing. Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:20-4:25 pm.
Global Karate Academy (GKA) – Grades 7-12 Intermediate/Advanced: Prerequisite – Orange/Green belt and above, or upon teacher recommendation. This program continues the track of the beginners’ ranking program. For more information, see above Beginners course description. Meets on Wednesdays from 3:20-4:25 pm.
“Happy Feet” Running Club: This club will get you to your next level of fitness whether you are just starting out or are already involved in a sport. Have fun tracking your fitness progress, learning fitness games, setting and reaching your goals, and, of course, running. Learn about all the different ways you can enjoy this sport, including road races, trail running, and marathons. You decide how far you want to go! This program is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Tuesdays if weather permits.
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.
Poderoza: Poderoza means powerful and strong in many languages. This club will focus on issues surrounding women in our world with the goal of empowering our young women and men to be strong future leaders in our local and global communities. Using the International Conference on Cape Verdean Women's vision and rationale as a guide, we will focus on education, community building, activism, and health. There will also be an opportunity for this group to participate in a cultural exchange with a school in Cape Verde. This club is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Tuesdays.
Pokémon Club: This club will instill in the members a sense of camaraderie, team-building, and sportsmanship. These games require higher order thinking skills, strategic thinking, and problem-solving in a fun setting. Beginners to experts are welcome!
Bring your cards and we will help you form decks for gameplay. This club is part of the Global Pokémon League. The club is open to all grades and meets on Fridays.
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 (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. Program starts April 5, 2019, if weather permits.
Wacky World of Clay: Students will learn basic clay techniques in order to make a variety of projects that will be student directed and guided by the teacher. Students will have fun learning the basics of hand building with clay and create student driven projects with the teacher's guidance. All levels are welcome! This program is open to students in grades 5-7 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Writing Club: This club provides opportunities for students of varying grade levels. Students will write, revise, share ideas, and collaborate with other students throughout the building. Additionally, a positive, productive and creative forum is established in which students feel comfortable taking risks, thus building confidence, as they experiment in writing. This program is open to students in grades 5-8 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Yearbook Committee: Students participating in yearbook committee will design, organize, create and publish the GLCPS Yearbook. This process involves and builds upon digital photography, computer technology, editing, organizing pages and creative artistic skills. Students will also create and implement a marketing strategy to sell the finished product. This program is open to students in grades 8-12 and meets on Thursdays.
Zumba Kids: Zumba kids is a fun workout program in which students will learn hip hop and Latin dances such as the Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, and Reggaetón. Come join the party! You do not need any dancing skills before the club, just make sure you are wearing gym attire and sneakers. This program is open to students in grades 5 and 6 and meets on Fridays.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 through Friday, May 31, 2019.
Programs meet Tuesdays through Fridays, 3:20-4:25 PM, unless otherwise indicated.