Gateway’s faculty and staff enjoyed a beautiful lunch last week sponsored by the Parents Association. Every year, Gateway staff enjoy this special event—a thank you for all of their hard work during the year—one filled with delicious food, lovely décor, and a thoughtful gift from the PA. Our wonderful organizers (pictured above) led by our amazing PA President, Helen Brown, made sure it was a flawless event. The end-of-year Staff Appreciation Lunch always serves as a reminder that our school would not be the same without our community of parents, staff, and students.
The Gateway boys JV basketball team completed the first undefeated season in school history by beating City and Country School Wednesday evening in the Middle School Athletic League’s championship game! Advancing to the championships for the first time since winning the league title back in 2012-2013, the Lions took an early lead in Wednesday’s match and maintained their position throughout the game, winning 48 to 26 and making school history in the process! The players had a terrific season, came together as a team, and consistently worked hard to accomplish this incredible feat. A special thanks to Coach Joel Perez and Assistant Coach Genaro Cruz for their leadership, direction, and enthusiasm which helped make this season so successful. And congratulations to the boys on a truly historic year!
Thursday was Spirit Day at The Gateway School! Middle and Lower School students showed their school pride by wearing blue and white. Lower School classes created colorful class banners, designed Gateway lion posters, and even made paper lion manes! The Middle School students organized a pep rally, complete with team challenges and relays. In a round of basketball knockout with students against the faculty, it came down to Director of Middle School, Eleni Siderias, and 8th Grade Class President, Hudson C. At the last moment, Ms. Siderias made the final basket to win the knockout challenge for the Gateway faculty! Check out our social media pages for more photos and videos from a fun-filled, spirited day. Go Lions!
In a recent Professional Development workshop led by Nick Propper, an accredited coach with the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, the entire Gateway faculty and staff learned about stress and resilience. Nick shared research-based methods on how to better manage our energy in addition to our time. Gateway faculty and staff walked away with a clearer understanding of the different types of stress and how to build resiliency through productive recovery methods. Thank you, Nick! You can learn more about the wonderful work he is doing at www.abouttomorrowpeople.com.
Check out Gateway School’s new student-run newspaper: The Gateway Gazette! Led under the supervision of Ms. Lincoln and Ms. Smith, The Gateway Gazette student team published its first issue this month. Be sure to check it out for updates on school events, sports, classes, and field trips. The newspaper even includes interviews with Gateway teachers and fun, student-drawn comic strips! Well done, Gateway Gazette team!