American Sign Language (ASL): Students will learn the basics of American Sign Language including fingerspelling, numbers, classifications and early conversational skills. The class will also explore some of deaf culture. For beginners only. 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 Fridays.
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 Team (Competitive): Registering for the team allows you to attend the tryouts in November. The Basketball Team will hold tryouts starting 11/26/18. Twelve students from grades 8-12 will be chosen for the GLCPS Basketball Team. The students who make the team will attend practices and games until the season ends on February 15, 2019. Team members will be required to sign a contract stating they will maintain a grade of 70 or higher in all their classes. Practices will be held on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the main campus gym from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Boy Scouts Troop 24: TBD
Cheerleading Squad: Students will learn cheers and routines to cheer on the GLCPS Basketball Team and Volleyball Club. All cheerleaders must know all of the cheers to cheer with the squad at the games. Students will be transported to and from the games by bus. Game days will be determined at a later date. This Squad is open to students in grades 8-12. 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.
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 start on 12/4/18. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday and Wednesdays from 3:20-5:00 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.
Girls Basketball Club: The girl’s basketball club will teach the girls team building skills. Girls will learn and master the sport of basketball related to dribbling, shooting, defense, offense, positions, etc. This club is open to girls in grades 8-12. Meets on Wednesdays. The club will end on 11/28/18.
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 6-12 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.
Interact Club: A rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fun and meaningful service projects. Through interactive service activities, members learn the importance of: leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, under the value of individual responsibility and hard work. Students will learn how to advance international understanding and good-will. The club is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.
Little Dresses for Africa: Students will sew simple dresses and shorts to help students in Africa. Clothes provided will allow students to attend school. This program is open to grades 5-12. Meets on Thursdays.
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.
Poderaza: Poderoza means "powerful and strong woman" in Cape Verdean Kriolu (and similar words exist in the Spanish and Portuguese 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. 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.
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 from 3:20-5:00 PM at the main campus.
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 5-7): 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 5-7. Meets on Fridays, if weather permits. Program ends November 16, 2018.
Soccer (Intramural grades 8-12): 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 8-12. Meets on Thursdays, if weather permits. Program ends November 15, 2018.
Sports (Intramural grades 5-8): Students will participate in fun activities such as dodgeball, volleyball, basketball and much more. The club is designed for students who are interested in playing friendly competitive games with friends. This program is open to students in grades 5-8 and will meet on Fridays.
VEX Robotics: This club is open to grades 6-12 and will meet on Wednesdays.
Volleyball Club: This club is open to all 9-12 graders. Students will learn the proper skills and techniques needed to compete in Volleyball Matches. The club will mostly consist of friendly scrimmages once the students are comfortable with their gameplay. Students in the club who wish to compete against local schools will have the opportunity. Volleyball will run on Thursdays.
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.
World Language Club: The World Language club will initiate with assisting with the annual Cultural Bazaar in November. After the bazaar, the club will continue by focusing on different countries around the world (chosen by the group) to explore a little into the countries’ language and culture including, but not limited to their fashion, music, food, etc. This club is open to students in grades 5-12 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 from 3:20-5:00 pm.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 through Friday, May 31, 2019
Registration for Spring programs will start on December 3, 2018