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Global Learning Charter Public School's Students Participate in World Portuguese Language Day
By: PR First
This is the fourth year the GLCPS students have participated in the event with Bristol Community College. Fifteen students from Mrs. Mia Correia's Portuguese language class participated in the presentation.
The event featured keynote presenter Dr. Helena Santos Martins, an active member of the Luso-American community, in addition to a concert by Karina Gomes and her band. Bristol Community College's World Portuguese Language Day is sponsored in part by the Camões Institute, Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, FLAD, Arte Institute, Consulate Generate of Brazil in Boston, Consulate General of Cabo Verde in Boston and the Bristol Community College Portuguese Club.
"We are grateful to Bristol Community College for offering this opportunity to our students," said Dr. Stephen Furtado, Executive Director of GLCPS. "And we congratulate our students on their hard work and the wonderful presentation. We are fortunate to have the support and relationships with the organizations and businesses within our community."
GLCPS is currently undertaking an $8 million capital campaign to fund the renovation of a historic building located at 106 Bullard Street in New Bedford creating "One School, One Campus."
About Global Learning Public Charter School
Open to New Bedford residents, Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) is a tuition-free public charter school that currently serves 500 students in grades 5-12. Launched in 2002 as a Horace Mann charter school, GLCPS became a Commonwealth charter school in 2006. In order to generate a culture of personalization, the school setting and class sizes are deliberately small. Students, faculty and administration know each other well and teachers are able to tailor the curriculum to the needs and level of each student. GLCPS offers an exciting and challenging interdisciplinary curriculum that follows and builds upon the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Students learn to work collaboratively in teams, use technology meaningfully in their coursework, strengthen all elements of their communication skills, as well as develop the necessary skills to become engaged and ethical contributors to a global society. GLCPS capitalizes on the exceptional resources of the region (for example, marine sciences), and ties these resources to their curriculum and instruction. For further information please contact Amey Bissonnette, Director of Development, at 508-991-4105 or visit www.glcps.org.