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The Gateway Gazette

November 26, 2019

The first issue of the year of The Gateway School’s student-run newspaper, The Gateway Gazette, is out! Under the supervision of Ms. Lincoln and Ms. Smith, The Gateway Gazette student team recently published their fall issue. Leading the front page is an interview with Ms. Salzman on the renovations of Gateway’s facilities. Be sure to keep reading for more student-written stories about all things Gateway, including an interview with Ms. Klein, a student survey on the new lunch program, an update from our sports teams, and pictures from the Lower School’s Community Leadership Day. Amazing job, Gateway Gazette team!

Welcome Back to Gateway!

September 17, 2019

Gateway’s Director of Middle School, Elian Seidel, along with Becky Reback (Program Specialist) and Laura Burkhardt (Head Teacher and Curriculum Specialist), joined in on the fun at our Middle School’s photo booth. During their start-of-school orientation, students reviewed important Middle School routines and got to tour Gateway’s newly renovated spaces. We are excited for our students’ first full week back at school. The year is off to a great start!

To view more amazing photos from the beginning of the year and stay up-to-date on all things Gateway, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and be sure to click ‘follow.’

8th Grade Graduation

June 17, 2019

On Friday, June 14, the Class of 2019 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 adults ready to enter high school. It has been such a joy to witness these students’ evolution over their time at Gateway, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. Congratulations, graduates!

View a full photo album on Facebook by clicking here, and see Instagram stories that were posted live the day of by clicking here.

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

June 4, 2019

Thank you so much to New York City’s Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for speaking to our Lower and Middle School students yesterday! Our own Middle School Student Advisory Council wrote a letter to Mr. Williams asking him to speak at Gateway, believing he could be a wonderful role model to our students as an important elected official who has been open about living with ADHD and Tourette Syndrome. PA Williams spoke to Gateway students about his work in government, embracing his disabilities, the teachers that inspired him, and, of course, who everyone’s favorite Marvel superhero is!

Middle School Social

May 24, 2019

Middle School students had a blast at the Middle School Social sponsored by the Parents Association. Almost 60 students enjoyed food, a photo booth, and games to celebrate the end of the year. And the dance floor wasn’t empty for a moment – from the “cha cha slide” to “the Macarena,” students had such a good time with their friends. Thank you so much to our PA for this wonderful annual event.

6th Grade Greek Gods and Goddesses Presentations

May 23, 2019

After becoming a Hominid Museum for the 5th graders last week, Grandstand was once again transformed today – this time into a meet and greet with the Greek gods and goddesses! The sixth graders got into character by dressing up as the Greek god or goddess they had researched. Some projects included original paintings, hand-made sculptures, and animated short movies. The Middle School students’ hard work was evident in their extensive knowledge and entertaining presentations.

Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 20, 2019

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.

2019 Field Day

May 17, 2019

Today Gateway held its 11th Annual Field Day at Riverside Park! The weather was beautiful, and students enjoyed a variety of competitions, games, and challenges with their peers, all while proudly showing their school spirit in new Gateway Lion t-shirts.

Basketball Awards Ceremony

May 16, 2019

To celebrate the outstanding seasons of both the junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball teams, we had an exciting Awards Ceremony in the gym that was attended by families, Middle School students, faculty and staff. Each player received an individual trophy, and we also unveiled our brand new banners. The banners commemorate the accolades of our fantastic teams: the varsity team reaching the finals in both the St. Francis DeSales Tournament and the Middle School Athletic League and the JV team’s undefeated season with a perfect 10-0 record. Congratulations to the players, and a huge thank you to Coach Joel Perez and Assistant Coach Genaro Cruz whose dedication made these remarkable seasons possible.

5th Grade Hominid Museum

May 15, 2019

On May 15, Grandstand was transformed into a Hominid Museum! The 5th graders spent several weeks choosing which hominid group they were going to focus on, conducting research, designing and creating their 3-D projects, and preparing their presentations to be able to answer any questions from the Lower School classes that visited the ‘Museum.’ Well done to the 5th grade students on these fascinating and thoroughly-researched projects.

Lower School Science Fair

May 14, 2019

On Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15, the older Lower School classes (605, 609, 608, and 611) had an exciting Science Fair! The students showcased their research and findings from their experiments to their families. The other Lower School classes also had the opportunity to look at the projects and ask the presenters insightful questions.

Lower School Arts Festivals – Part II

May 13, 2019

Last week families enjoyed Arts Festivals showcasing the work of the five younger Lower School classes – 637, 621, 636, 615, and 617 – in music, drama, dance/movement, and visual art. Thank you to our amazing Arts Team for their hard work in the weeks leading up to these exciting performances.

8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

May 10, 2019

We are so excited that our first-ever 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C. was a huge success. This three-day, two-night trip was filled with lots of museums, monuments, and laughs. Thank you so much to the Class of 2019 and everyone who helped make the trip so memorable. Also, if you missed it, be sure to check out our Instagram and click on the Washington, D.C. “Highlight” to see the Instagram stories take-over!

2019 Gateway Gala

May 3, 2019

Last night’s Gala was a truly special night with an unforgettable performance by legendary violinist, Itzhak Perlman. Families, faculty, alumni, trustees, past parents, and professionals all came together to celebrate and support Gateway, and the funds raised at the event represent a remarkable and inspiring commitment to the school. The elegant evening wouldn’t have been possible without our generous sponsors, dedicated Gala Committee, and especially our incredible Gala Chair, Tracey Loh.

Be sure to view photos from the night on our Facebook and Instagram.

Middle School Musical, “The Who’s Tommy”

April 19, 2019

Congratulations to our fantastic Middle School cast and crew for their amazing production of The Who’s Tommy. Over twenty students worked tirelessly for months perfecting dance moves, memorizing lines, rehearsing solos, and making unforgettable memories with their fellow cast-mates and friends. Thank you to our dedicated Arts Staff and also to the orchestral pit which is made up of faculty and parent volunteers!