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Middle School Musical

Featuring a cast and crew of 17 talented students, the Middle School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat had its first showing on April 18 and will repeat on April 19. The students have worked very hard since September to master their lines, songs, and choreography, and it was a joy to see the results. The parents, siblings, friends, and relatives in attendance were thoroughly entertained and very proud of our young thespians. The musical is a large undertaking and a marvelous Gateway tradition that continues its strong track record.

Lower School Arts Festival – Part I

On Feb. 9, families of the four oldest classes in the Lower School (classes 605, 609, 611, and 615) enjoyed an Arts Festival featuring student performances. Two classes presented video art pieces that combined aspects of music, dance, and movement into a cinematographic performance. The morning also included a rendition of the “Three Piggy Opera,” a lights-out choreography piece highlighting colorful glow-in-the-dark wands, a “Zen Garden” movement presentation, and numerous displays of visual art including giraffe sculptures and savanna murals, map collages, compass paintings, dioramas, puppets, and more. Click here to see a Facebook gallery.

The five younger classes in the Lower School will have their turn on May 4, and the Middle School Arts Festival is slated for June 7.

Middle School Musical “Cinderella”

cinderella_blogThe Middle School musical was once again a great success! Featuring a cast of 16 talented students in grades 5-7, the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella played to a full house on both April 12 and April 13. As part of the after-school program, the students worked diligently since September to master their lines, songs, and choreography, with great results. The many parents, siblings, friends, and relatives in attendance were thoroughly entertained.

Thanks to the dedicated Arts faculty, the student crew and artists, staff assistants, and the parents who helped with costumes and the cast party. It truly was a team effort. Click here to see a Facebook gallery.

Lower School Arts Festival – Part I

On Feb. 10, families of the four oldest classes in the Lower School enjoyed an Arts Festival featuring student performances in dance, music, and drama. The morning also included a short film retelling a Native American fire legend, as well as numerous displays of visual art including cardboard skyscrapers, frog puppets, and miniature Native American lodgings. Click here to see a Facebook gallery.

The four youngest classes in the Lower School will have their turn on April 28, and the Middle School Arts Festival is tentatively slated for May 25.

Middle School Arts & Center Festival

MS_Arts_FestivalOn May 31, parents and students gathered at the Tina Kim Gallery in Manhattan to enjoy the Middle School Arts & Center Festival. The event showcased our talented students in the 5th through 8th grades and their work this year in visual art, printmaking, photography, percussion, theater, hip hop, fencing, filmmaking, coding, graphic design, and more.

View this Facebook gallery to see photos from the event.

Middle School Musical “Charlie Brown”

charlie_brownOn March 17, a cast of talented Middle School students performed You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for an audience of friends and family. The students have worked diligently since September to stage this production, which required acting, dancing, and singing. The characters featured were Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Frieda, Pig Pen, and of course, Snoopy.

Thank you to all the parents, faculty, staff, and students who contributed to the success of this year’s musical!

Lower School Arts Festival

LS_arts_festivalOn February 4, students in Classes 617, 619, 621, and 636 showcased their artistic work to an audience of parents. Students dressed in costume and performed various songs and skits, and many examples of their visual art projects from recent months (tepees, globes, owls, masks, and even a mummy) were on display.

On February 5, students in Classes 609, 611, and 615 will put on a similar show.

Middle School Arts Showings

MS_arts_showingOn December 4, students in the 5th and 6th grades presented their Arts electives work to an audience of parents. This lively event showcased the children’s progress this semester in visual art, musical theatre, street dance, hip hop, martial arts, and poi.

On December 10, parents of 7th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to see their children’s work in hip hop, fencing, percussion, theatre, dance, visual art, photography, and printmaking.

Child Mind Institute Art Exhibit

child_mind_reception_2015-10On October 4, 2015, the Child Mind Institute held an opening reception for an exhibit showcasing artwork by Gateway students. Called Beginning with the Self, the exhibit features self-portraits in watercolor, colored pencils, marker, and acrylic. Students immersed themselves in the imagery of traditional mandalas and incorporated those designs into vibrant drawings that poignantly capture each student’s complex inner world. These self-portraits also illustrate the students’ abilities to reflect on who they are, and who they are becoming.

The Child Mind Institute, located at 445 Park Avenue in Manhattan, is a non-profit organization and clinical practice that is dedicated to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers.

To arrange a time to visit Beginning with the Self, please email art@childmind.org.