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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.