Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!
As we begin our journey we are excited to share some of our upcoming events. October 6-10 we'll be designated as "Week of Respect" and October 20-24 we're observing "School Violence Awareness Week". Our focus will be on how we can keep our kids safe, healthy, and in a positive learning environment. The Core Curriculum Content Standards will intergrate concepts in all areas.
We will continue to hold the standards of HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying). The students will take part in group counseling, teamwork, and peer mentoring.
Our schools safety team will hold monthly drills to ensure the students and staff are prepared in an emergency. The students play an important role and we practice safety daily.
Have a safe and enjoyable new year and we'll keep you posted on any new events.
1/13/15 Update from Lynn Schauchulis-
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:
See you at the Book Fair!
If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.
On Tuesday 10/20/15 Gateway will have a student workshop with the Reflections Group.
Reflections is a volunteer teen theater program that runs throughout the school year to prepare and present improvised scenes on a variety of topics and timely issues. The purpose of the performances is to provide a forum for discussion.
Topics include, but are not limited to, bullying, self-esteem, peer pressure, decision-making, prejudice, parent/teen communication, dating, divorce, sexuality, substance abuse, and more.
After the scenes are performed, cast members stay in character and engage in an interactive discussion with the audience, facilitated by the Reflections supervisor.
During the interactive part of the program, cast members will improvise variations suggested by the audience, providing viewers with the opportunity to learn alternative ways of handling situations.
At the end of each performance, cast members come out of role, and share their own personal thoughts on the issues addressed.
Below is a picture and summary of last year's Reflections Workshop:
Reflections is an improvisational teen theatre group that performed for our Gateway students and staff on October 2, 2014. The teen actors acted out vignettes on topics such as bullying, peer-pressure and dating. They engage the students in the audience to interact with the actors verbally, through thought provoking questions, or encouraging them to get up and perform. The students enjoyed the performance and some were interested in joining the group.