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!
On September 5, Lower School families came together to celebrate being back to school with the annual picnic at West End Towers Playground. It was wonderful seeing families enjoying each other’s company and starting off the year with energy and excitement! We look forward to continuing to build our Gateway community this year. Thank you to those who participated and a special thanks to our PA organizers and hosts: Helen Brown, Heidi Bonilla, Jennifer Serrano, and Monika Wyszomirska.
On June 15, the Class of 2018 joined friends, family, faculty, and classmates at the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Following a Gateway tradition, each graduate delivered a speech about the transformative impact of a Gateway education on themselves
as learners and as young men and women.
It has been a joy to witness these students’ evolution over the years into skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates, and we are proud to share the list of high schools to which they were accepted: Bay Ridge Prep, Beacon, Berkeley Carroll, Birch, Brooklyn Friends, Browning, Churchill, Dwight, Eagle Hill, Forman, Grier, Mary McDowell, McCallie, Oldfields, Poly Prep, Purnell, Winston Prep, and York Prep. Congratulations, graduates!
On June 13, more than two dozen Lower School students celebrated their impending “moving up” to the Middle School next year. Each student composed a paragraph about their memories and future goals, and they read their speeches aloud in front of an audience of families and friends. Favorite memories included field trips to the natural history museum and Statue of Liberty, arts festivals, and interactions with teachers and classmates. We look forward to welcoming these students into the 5th grade next year as their Middle School journey begins!