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!
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.