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.
The Brownstone School
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.
On Monday September 8, the Transition staff met with the Junior and Senior students at Gateway to introduce themselves. The students were interviewed individually to get an idea of their career interests. The job coaches and developer will take this information and create an internship program for each student. Job coaches work closely with the students as they progress on their journey of the work world. The job coaches will re-enforce themes that are taught in the classroom to show the transition to the work world. Lessons such as sexual harassment, safety, travel training, and soft skills are practiced at the worksite. Through job coach reports and employer evaluations student growth is measured. We look forward to a positive year with student success in the work place.
The Gateway Program celebrated its annual multicultural day on April 9, 2014 with a Talent Show presented by our Gateway students. Our Gateway students sang many of their favorite songs that express many things about themselves and inspire them to continue working toward their goals.
The Gateway Program staff contributed many different types of food and beverages celebrating every students and staff member’s nationality and cultural background. It was definitely a day of celebration of students and staff members’ diversity that has made our school program such a great success.
It was a great day full of music, song and delicious food at Gateway. We look forward to next school year’s Multicultural Day and Talent Show.