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Teacher Amy Thornton shared last year's 20 day rafting trip with the Gateway Outdoor Club

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April 9, 2019

 

Dear Friends of Gateway:

Here is the latest issue of Breaking News -- the e-newsletter of the Gateway Regional School District. We are always looking for feedback and ideas to improve the newsletter, so please feel free to contact us!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” – William Shakespeare

WEEK AT A GLANCE:

  • Tuesday, April 9: School-Based Health Center at Chester ES; ASVAB Exam, 8 a.m.; Wednesday, April 10: NHS Induction, 6 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center;
  • Thursday, April 11: MUN International Dinner, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Gateway cafeteria; $7 adults; $5 students and senior citizens;
  • Friday, April 12: Baseball Team vs. McCann Tech at home; JV and Varsity, 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13: Gateway Night at the Springfield Thunderbirds, 7:05 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday, April 15 – 19: Schools Closed for Spring Break
  • Monday, April 22: Schools Reopen
  • Tuesday, April 23: 2-Hour early release day (details below), Wrap Around Open; Home baseball and softball games, 4 p.m.; JV and Varsity

SCHOOL COMMITTEE:  The Gateway Regional School Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in MS Rooms 112/114.The public is welcome to attend. Click here to see the line item budget for the 2019-20 school year. 

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE WEEK:  Photos from last weekend’s Best Buddies Prom (photos by Mary Lyons)

Gateway's "Hometown Hero" - Mrs. Susan BorsellaGATEWAY’S OWN “HOMETOWN HERO: Heroes are often depicted as characters with spandex suits, superhuman abilities and an impressive ability to maintain several identities, but what about the heroes in our local community? What do they look like? (Article by Sr. Communications Intern Kilee Holmes)

TEACHER SHARES OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH CLUB: Elementary art teacher Amy Thornton shared stories and pictures of her 20-day, 226 mile adventure down the Colorado River with members of the high school’s Outdoor Club and faculty guests.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS IN MAY: Call now for a packet that includes instruction on scheduling an appointment (children who will be age 5 on or before September 1) and paperwork that must be completed and brought to screening.

ALL INVITED TO THURSDAY’S INTERNATIONAL DINNER: Come to Gateway on Thursday, April 11 and enjoy Model United Nations’ annual fundraiser—an International Dinner that includes wonderful food from many cultures and trivia questions from around the world! Gateway cafeteria, 4:30 – 6 p.m., admission is $7 adults, $5 students/senior citizens.

APRIL CALENDAR REMINDERS: All schools will be closed April 15 – 19 for Spring Break; Wrap Around will be open all week. Students will have a two-hour early release day (the last one of the year) on Tuesday, April 23. Read the complete article for further detail. Click here for a Wrap Around Registration Form.

99 THUNDERBIRDS TICKETS SOLD--PUT US OVER THE TOP BY CALLING TODAY! Ticket orders have gone in but our rep, Katie Force, will take your order over the phone this week if it puts us over the century mark! Tickets ($17) are for Pedro Martinez Night at the Springfield Thunderbirds and final regular season game. It's also "Gateway Night" and a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the Gateway Education Foundation. Fun family night to kick off Spring Break--and a great cause to boot! Please mention Gateway night when you call (413) 417-2296 for tickets. 

WEBLINK OF THE WEEK: 

GIVE THE SCREENS A BREAK NEXT WEEK: Kids a little too wired in, lately? (Tip: Hide the chargers!) Break the habit next week with this list of fun activities to keep people offline, occupied and having fun.

REMINDERS:

GATEWAY MOVES TO NEW LUNCH PAYMENT SYSTEM

GATEWAY LINE ITEM BUDGET UNVEILED

GATEWAY MOBILE APP REMINDER

VHS TO DVD-R FUNDRAISER FOR GATEWAY FILM STUDIES

OPT-IN FOR PARENTS MONITORING INTERNET SAFETY

IN CLOSING, this week's  Superintendent's Corner is now posted. This week, Dr. Hopson dives into the details on two education-related votes that residents will be taking at this year’s Annual Town Meetings. Read the complete column for more information.

Have a great week!

Wendy V. Long, Editor

“Breaking News From Gateway”
Is published weekly by the Gateway Regional School District
12 Littleville Rd.
Huntington, MA  01050

For questions or feedback, please contact Wendy Long @ (413) 685-1003 or email wlong@grsd.org

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