District News

Breaking News Posted 10.17.18 MS students enjoying new ukuleles

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • 5-Year Literacy Program Underway K-12;
  • “Bandana Dan” Fund Donates Instruments to Gateway;
  • October Early Release;
  • Elementary Picture Day Reminder;
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease at Gateway (Weblink of the Week)

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 10.2.18 GEF funded another 5th grade STEM overnight in latest round. (Photo from 2017)

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • New School Counselors Take the Helm;
  • Homecoming Weekend Schedule Announced;
  • First Phase of GPAC Improvements Unveiled to Public on Oct 12;
  • Foundation Awards Over $5,000 to Teachers and Staff;
  • PSAT on October 10;
  • Cafeteria Subs Needed;
  • Columbus Day Update;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 9.25.18 United Way bags

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. 

  • Superintendent’s Statement (9/24) on Student Tragedy;
  • Photo Gallery of the Week, from student photographer Chloe McLeod;
  • Chester Benefits from “Stuff the Bus” Campaign;
  • 5K Dam Run Returns to Homecoming Weekend;
  • College Planning Workshop for Gateway Seniors 9/27;
  • Parents, Staff and Students Raise $200 for Foundation;
  • Schools Closed on Columbus Day;
  • Gator Grins Moving to Chester;
  • Senator Adam Hinds Announces Holiday Card Contest;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 9.18.18 MIAA Student Advisory Committee Ava Auclair

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • Gateway junior Ava AuClair is one of twenty student athletes across Massachuestts, selected by the MIAA to serve on their Student Advisory Committee;
  • School Committee members and town officials viewed a presentation on the “Financial State of the District” last week, as a prelude to developing the 2019-2020 budget;
  • Flu vaccine is available at the Gateway School-Based Health Center;
  • Details on next week’s Early Release;
  • Funds for Learning applications are due Friday;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

 

Breaking News Posted 9.11.18 Nurse Practitioner Brenda Jaeger-Chaloux

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • The Gateway School-Based Health Center will begin seeing students at Chester Elementary School this year!
  • Gateway Regional High School was named to the MIAA Sportsmanship Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year;
  • School Open Houses are next week;
  • Gateway Film Studio will again convert your VHS tapes to DVD-R this year;
  • The Education Foundation Board meets on September 24;
  • Show Choir is holding a car wash this Saturday;
  • Don’t forget about Band Rental Night (Friday evening) and Funds for Learning Applications  (due 9/21);

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 9.4.18 New Staff at Gateway

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • September School Committee meeting info
  • Introducing some new faces at Gateway
  • Support the Gateway Education Foundation at Comfort Kitchen this Friday!
  • Save the Date for 3rd Annual Homecoming at Gateway;
  • Upcoming student Picture Days
  • Reminder: Funds for Learning Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on September 21;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 8.28.18 HS Parking Sticker

The latest issue of Breaking News-- Gateway's weekly e-newsletter--posted on August 28. Included this week are: 

  • Details on the School Committee's Vote to Eliminate Student Parking Fees;
  • Student Expectations Clarified at Gateway Middle School;
  • A Recap on How to Stay Informed;

Plus useful reminders, the Week at a Glance, and this week's Superintendent's Corner. 

Read on!

Breaking News "Back to School" Issue! Opening Day photo (sy '16)

Our Back-to-School Issue of Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • Students Return August 29;
  • September Calendar Highlights;
  • Communicating With Parents;
  • Fall Sports Info;
  • Gateway Education Foundation Update;
  • Back-to-School Links to items you need quickly: Bus Routes, Calendar, Lunch Menu, etc.

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

 

Please Sign Up for Fall Sports by Friday, August 17! XC Senior Night

Athletic Director Matt Bonenfant has asked that students intending to play Gateway Fall Sports (boys/girls soccer and cross-country running) please sign up no later than Friday, August 17. Tryouts begin on Thursday, August 23. Gateway Regional HS sports are open to students in grades 6 - 12.

Here are some important links:

Fall Sports Sign-Up Packet

Tryout Schedule

Fall Sports Schedule

Not enough interest in "Y's Kids" Program for Gateway MS YMCA logo

The YMCA of Greater Westfield has announced that they are unable to offer a "Y's Kids" program for students attending Gateway Regional Middle School in the Fall, due to low enrollment. A minimum number of students had to be signed up for the program to run, which we did not reach--despite an extended deadline. Families who signed up and paid a deposit will be contacted by the YMCA about returning their checks.

Y's Kids Deposit Deadline Extended to July 13

At this point, we have 5 families signed up for the Y's Kids Afterschool Program. If we are able to offer this program, it would be run by the YMCA of Greater Westfield at Gateway Regional Middle School, every day after school until 6 p.m.

We need to have 10 sign-ups in order to run this program. The YMCA has graciously extended the deadline to Friday, July 13. Completed packets must be at the YMCA, along with a $75 deposit, by Friday.

Families may sign up for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week.

Additional information is in the packet.

Breaking News Posted 6.19.18 Nathan Solitario, who attended Young Writer's Conference in late May
Breaking News Posted 4.30.18 Area poet, playwright Chris Gonzales

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Gateway Alumni: Where Are They Now? Find out what’s been happening for Morgan Donovan-Hall (’01) and Stephen Estelle (’00);
  • Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” – this weekend at Gateway!
  • HS Concert May 10: Great day to donate that gently used trumpet that’s in your closet!
  • Local Poet Leads Students in Creative Expression;
  • Preschool Screening and Registration for the Fall;
  • HS Art Show at Huntington Public Library;
  • Gateway Senior Events Calendar;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Spring Break Spring flower

All schools will be closed April 16 - 20 for spring break. Offices will be closed on Monday, April 16 for Patriot's Day.

Wrap Around will be open all week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as long as enough children are pre-registered. Please send children with a lunch and two snacks, dressed to go outdoors. Registration forms will be coming home in red folders. Families who pre-register, but do not attend, will still be charged.

Congressman Neal at Gateway to Announce Tangredi to Naval Academy Franky Tangredi ('17) accepted into 3 military academies

Congressman Richard Neal was at Gateway on March 12 to hold a press conference, announcing Franky Tangredi's (GRHS '17) acceptance into the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point. Read on....

Breaking News Posted 3.22.18 Photo from HS 'Walk In' March 14

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Congressman Neal press conference at Gateway to announce Franky Tangredi’s acceptance into Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point;
  • Gateway students take part in national movement;
  • Cabaret date change;
  • Last call for Springfield Thunderbirds Tickets (orders due tomorrow);
  • Schools, offices closed for Good Friday;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Budget Hearing March 7 Budget image

Students, staff, parents, community members and town officials are all invited to a Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 school year budget, on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center.

This hearing is sponsored annually by the Gateway Regional School Committee, to offer an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposed budget. By law, the school committee must adopt a budget 45 days before the first town meeting date, and input from the public hearing will be considered before the March 14 vote.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion on piloting a new town assessment process that would avoid big changes in assessments to the towns from year to year.

Budget information is located on the Gateway website.

The Gateway Performing Arts Center is located in the Middle/High School building on Littleville Road in Huntington. The doors to the auditorium are just inside the main entrance of the building. Parking is available in the front parking lot.

All are welcome to attend.

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Breaking News Posted 1.30.18 Sr. Girls Megan Wright and Audrey Gamble

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • The Latest Blog Post from Senior Audrey Gamble;
  • Sr. Athletes Get February Farewell;
  • Gateway Schools Taking Part in Big Y Education Express;
  • Don’t Forget 2nd Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge;
  • YMCA Offering Classes at Gateway Wellness Center;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 1.18.l18

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • SR NIGHT for Wrestling is TONIGHT (postponed from yesterday’s snow day; 6 p.m. in the Gateway HS Gym;
  • Elementary Musical, Art Show on January 25!
  • Announcing the 2nd Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 1.8.18 Cast of The Last 5 Years, at WSKB radio interview

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • The latest installment from Audrey Gamble’s blog post, as we follow her through her senior year of high school. This week, “Nothing is Set in Stone”;
  • Senior Wrestlers approach their final home meet; SR. NIGHT is Wednesday, 1/17;
  • Storms have messed a bit with high school mid-term exams, so here is the latest schedule!
  • REMEMBER: The Last 5 Years will be performed at Gateway ONE NIGHT ONLY – Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m.;
  • The Gateway Education Foundation Board of Directors meets January 22;
  • Chester PTO Fundraiser is DUE TOMORROW!!

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 12.18.17 Pawsome Reading Assembly, Littleville

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include: Literacy was celebrated last week at Littleville; Blood Drive January 5; Save the Date for The Last 5 Years; As Schools Match Wits team nearly caught Easthampton; Student organizer thanks donors; and more...

 

Breaking News Posted 2.6.18 winter photo

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Schools, Offices to Close for Winter Break;
  • Principal Jason Finnie Announces MS and HS Honors for Second Term;
  • Coming Up: Gateway Night at the Springfield Thunderbirds;
  • Spring Sports Registration Open Online;
  • 2018 Vocational School Applications Due March 1;
  • Home & School Connection;
  • YMCA Program Registration Extended to March 1 (more participants needed);

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 1.22.18 Gateway MS HS

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • De La Cruz Rivera—Semi-Finalist in New England Digital Art Contest;
  • Four Musicians Perform in WMASS District Festival;
  • VHS-DVD Fundraiser for Gateway Film Studio;
  • Don’t Forget: Register for 2nd Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge by Friday!
  • All afterschool and evening activities cancelled today! (Monday, Jan. 22)

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 2.12.18 New Counselors at SBHC

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Audrey Gamble’s Recent Blog Post About Being a Teen Driver in the Hilltowns;
  • Changing the Conversation About ‘Guidance’;
  • New Counselors at Gateway School-Based Health Center;
  • Foundation Approaches Milestone: Closing in on $50,000 in Funding to Gateway Classrooms Since FY’13!
  • Communications Council Sets Plans from Last Spring’s Surveys;
  • Corrected HS Honor Roll Posted;
  • Boys Basketball Team Community Service Project;
  • Gateway Night at the Springfield Thunderbirds;
  • YMCA Program Registration Extended to March 1 (more participants needed);

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 3.13.18 Gateway Special Olympics Team

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Sr. Audrey Gamble Blog Post: “Once a Gator…”
  • Gateway Vocalists Featured at Thunderbirds Game
  • Student Athletes Shine at Special Olympics
  • NHS Members Led Annual “Seussabration”
  • Alumni Sought for “Where Are They Now?” Series
  • Save a Life: Donate Blood at Gateway March 16
  • MS Talent Show Friday
  • Sign Up For Spring Sports Deadline is Friday, March 16

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 10.30.17 Lily Waters, Alex Auclair and Jess VanHeynigen - Gateway's MIAA Ambassadors

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Boys Soccer Sr. Night is TONIGHT;
  • Gateway Athletes Become MIAA Ambassadors;
  • Seventh Annual Red Cross Blood Drive, November 7;
  • November Calendar Highlights;
  • School-Based Health Center has Flu Vaccine for Students AND Staff;
  • Reminder on Chester Annual Literacy Night;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Red Cross Blood Drive November 7 American red Cross logo

Did you know that someone in America needs blood every two seconds? You can help! Join us at the 7th Annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 7 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Read on...

Breaking News posted 11.14.17 Award winning digital art!

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Gateway Sophomore Takes First Prize at Game Lab;
  • College Week Coming Up for HS;
  • Giving Tuesday: Support the Gateway Education Foundation;
  • Chester’s Annual Literacy Night is November 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.;
  • Thanksgiving Break;
  • Wrap Around Will Not Open on Snow Days This Year;
  • Magazine Drive Benefits Middle School;
  • Flu Vaccine Still Available at SBHC;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 11.20.17 Members of Gateway's Red Cross Club

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • A recap of tournament play for the Lady Gators soccer team;
  • Our blood drive saved up to 41 lives;
  • Term I Honor Roll announced;
  • Please support the Gateway Education Foundation on Giving Tuesday;
  • After-school acting class offered at Littleville;
  • Winter Sports registrations are due Friday;
  • Holiday Babysitting offered December 2 (but you MUST pre-register);

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 11.27.17 Seniors Celebrate Applying to College

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Over 300 Grandfriends Visited Last Week;
  • Annual College Week Recap;
  • Gateway Runners Finish Season Strong;
  • 85 Attended Chester Family Literacy Night;
  • Penny Social on December 8;
  • Area Sr. Citizens Invited to Holiday Brunch, Concert;
  • Coats Are Now Available;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

 

 

Breaking News posted 12.4.17 Erin Harris draws her way through history

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • All-League Fall Soccer Athletes Named (6 from GRHS!);
  • Students Cartoon Into History Project;
  • Audrey Gamble Unveils Blog on Senior Year;
  • Ed Foundation Thanks Donors for #GivingTuesday; (but wait, there’s more!!)
  • Winter Sports Season Home Openers;
  • Holiday Concerts Next Week at Gateway;
  • Littleville Hosting Pajama Drive Through December 12;
  • After-School Acting Class at Littleville (starts Wednesday);

     NOTE: if you read no other Weblink of the Week, please read this week’s!

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 12.12.17

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s stories cover: last week's Sr. Citizen Brunch & Concert; Distractology; December community service projects; the 'mystery mittens' of Chester Elementary School; Audrey Gamble's latest blog post; holiday break; team apparel store closes 12/14 for winter season; Littleville's Spirit Week; PTO selling Smencils;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

 

Breaking News Posted 2.26.18 Students build table for Montgomery COA

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Students Deliver on Table for Montgomery Town Hall;
  • Falling in Love with Music – Again! (a student’s first-hand account of ‘Honor Band’);
  • Budget Hearing March 7;
  • MS Talent Show Coming Up;
  • Gateway, Hampshire Students Working Together;
  • Free Parent Training on Positive Discipline;
  • Full Day PreK Survey;
  • Red Cross Blood Drive March 16;
  • Gator Grins Heading to Chester;
  • Gateway Night at Springfield Thunderbirds!
  • YMCA Class at Gateway is a Go; a few seats still available;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 3.26.18 Parker Atkin, selected for Jr. District Music Festival

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Gateway Freshman Parker Atkin performed at WMASS Jr. District Concert on March 17;
  • Chester Elementary School presents Art Show, Musical on April 5;
  • Model United Nations hosts International Dinner for the public (also on April 5);
  • Annual ‘Cabaret’ on April 3;
  • College Planning Workshop at Gateway for juniors, high schoolers, parents (also on April 5!);
  • Project 351 Delegates and the Red Cross Club are conducting service projects through April 6; Learn how you can help!;
  • Online Tickets (only) still available for Thunderbirds, but JUST through Friday (3/30);

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 4.2.18 Gateway Show Choir photo

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Gateway Band, Show Choir Shine in Music Competition!
  • Education Foundation Receives Windfall; $85k to fund special projects, start endowment;
  • NHS Induction April 11;
  • Gators Jump Into Spring Sports;
  • Wrap Around Open Spring Break, Early Release;
  • Littleville Calendar Raffle;
  • Last Call for Service Projects;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 4.11.18 Mother, Daughter at Family Math Night

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Audrey Gamble Sr. Blog Post: “It’s Already March…I Mean April”;
  • Gateway Alumni: Where Are They Now? Find out what’s been happening for Janine (Beauregard) Tougas (’06) and Brett Turban (’17)!
  • Fun With Math at Littleville Elementary School;
  • Preschoolers Learn About Healthy Teeth;
  • Annual Sports Banquet Details;
  • Westfield YMCA Offering New Session of Functional Training Classes at Gateway;
  • Early Release April 24;
  • Thunderbirds Ticket Info;
  • Littleville Calendar Raffle Reminder;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 4.23.18 Students assemble for Best Buddies Prom

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Audrey Gamble’s Sr. Blog Post: “Commitment is Kind of Terrifying”;
  • Gateway Alumni: Where Are They Now? Find out what’s been happening for Sarah Toomey and Mike DiMauro, both from the Class of 2003;
  • Eleven Juniors Inducted into National Honor Society;
  • Preschool Students Study Health and Safety;
  • A Great Time for Students at ‘Best Buddies Prom’;
  • Third Term Honor Roll for High School;
  • Preschool Parent Information Night May 8;
  • Last Call: Westfield YMCA Offering New Session of Functional Training Classes at Gateway;
  • Littleville Calendar Raffle Reminder;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 5.22.18 Chester 5th Graders take aim at Becket Chimney Corners

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Photo Gallery of the Week: Chester’s 5th Grade Overnight at Becket Chimney Corners;
  • Gateway Alumni – Where Are They Now? Sara Pandolfino, Class of ’12;
  • Choral Students Took Part in a “Wicked” Workshop on Broadway;
  • Showcase of Student Work Now Online;
  • Sr. Awards, Graduation Next Week;
  • Sign-Ups For Fall Sports Online; Also Sports Survey;
  • “13 Reasons Why” – Parent, Staff Guidance for Upcoming Season on Netflix;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 5.7.18 Be Green recycling club

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Gateway Alumni: Where Are They Now? Find out what’s been happening for four of our ‘Be Green’ Founders: Kathleen Ryan (’07), Annie Skerry (’07), Jenna Swochak (’07) and Natalie Tacke (’08);
  • Annual Town Meeting Information;
  • Denae Kessel Dostal Received the ‘Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching’ Award; Gateway alum Dr. Seth Gemme (’03) gave the keynote address at the dinner;
  • 11 Years of Recycling Celebrated at Gateway!
  • The Phantom Tollbooth” on Friday & Saturday in the GPAC;
  • GEF Board Thanks Valley Gives Day Donors;
  • Gateway Blood Drive May 15;
  • Alternate Sports Banquet Announced;
  • 2018-19 School Calendar posted;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 6.11.18 Littleville Students at Arcadia

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week marks our annual “Graduation Issue”, but contains important information for all levels of the district. Headlines include:

  • Photo Gallery of the Week: Littleville First Grade Trip to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary;
  • FINAL POST! Audrey Gamble Sr. Year Blog: “Final Thoughts and New Beginnings”;
  • First Graders Studied with an Environmental Educator from Arcadia This Year, Thanks to a Grant from the Massachusetts Local Cultural Council;
  • Holocaust Survivor Speaks With Gateway World Studies Classes;
  • Bus Routes Will be Available in Mid-August;
  • A Reminder to Pay Up on Lunch Accounts By Thursday;
  •  “Y’s Kids” After School Program for Middle School This Fall: IF Enough Parents Sign Up!
  • Reminder of Destruction of Special Education Records;
  • Sign-Ups for Fall Sports are Now Open!

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 5.14.18

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Blogger Audrey Gamble’s column this week is, “Wait, AP Exams are THIS Week?”
  • Finalists for Golden Achievement Award Announced;
  • Swamped! A Musical About Friendship, Tolerance and Change; GPAC Thursday;
  • Gateway Staff to be Honored by School Committee;
  • Baseball, Softball Senior Nights;
  • Photo Gallery of the Week: Cinderella and the Glass Slipper;
  • Schools Closed for Memorial Day;
  • Details on Alternative Sports Banquet May 29;
  • Education Foundation Board to Meet May 21;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News posted 5.29.18 Photo from "The Phantom Tollbooth"

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Photo Gallery of the Week: The Phantom Tollbooth (HS Drama Club Production)
  • Gateway Alumni – Where Are They Now? Samantha Levreault, Class of ’13;
  • School Committee Honored 11 Staff—and the district as a whole—at last week’s annual reception;
  • Details on the Last Day(s) of School;
  • Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records;
  • June School Committee and Annual Town Meetings Still to Come;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Breaking News Posted 6.1.18 Saunders Family Tassels

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week marks our annual “Graduation Issue”, but contains important information for all levels of the district. Headlines include:

  • Photo Gallery of the Week: GRHS Class of 2018 Commencement;
  • Audrey Gamble Sr. Year Blog: “The Last Week of School”;
  • Announcement of the Golden Achievement Winner, Valedictorian and Salutatorian;
  • Complete Listing of all Senior Awards;
  • Sr. Walk-Through (Video);
  • New Annual Sports Banquet Proved Popular;
  • “Y’s Kids” After School Program for Middle School This Fall: IF Enough Parents Sign Up!
  • Middle School Concert Tuesday, June 5;
  • Reminder of Destruction of Special Education Records;
  • Sign-Ups for Fall Sports are Now Open!

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Homecoming Weekend Schedule our last Alumni Band was in 2014.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Homecoming Weekend! These events are open to current and former students, staff, families and community members. Most are free of charge, but donations to various groups will be taken throughout the weekend. 

CLICK HERE for a downloadable schedule (pdf).

Thu, Oct 11 Kick-Off Dinner - 4-10 p.m., Chester Common Table

Fri, Oct 12 Family Movie Night, "The Incredibles", 6:30 p.m., GPAC (free; donations at door); face painting, bake sale;

Sat, Oct 13:

  • 5K Dam Race (free, timed; donations to GEF accepted): Tailgate Breakfast at 8 a.m. in HS Parking Lot; Race Registration at 8:30 a..m.; race begins at 9 a.m.
  • "Soccer Saturday" - JV Girls 11, Varsity Girls 1, JV Boys 4, Varsity Boys 6; Alumni Game immediate after Boys Varsity game; 
  • Historic Canoe/Kayak Tour of Littleville Lake: BYOB (boat); meet at Boat Launch at noon;

Sun, Oct 14  Alumni Band, coffee hour at 10 a.m.; Rehearsals, lunch (provided); Alumni and current students will present a free concert at 4 p.m. in the GPAC. (Donations accepted for instrumental music program)

Breaking News Posted 10/9/18 Sr. Girls on Gateway Soccer Team

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. Headlines include:

  • Fall Sports Senior Nights Are Coming Up!
  • “Socktober” Community Service Project at Gateway;
  • Last Call for Homecoming Weekend;
  • Elementary Picture Day;
  • Winter Sports Registration is Now Open’

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Student projects accessible to public in Gateway library showcase House on Mango Street cover

Gateway students don't simply write papers or take tests to demonstrate learning: increasingly they use video, audio or even digital cartooning to share knowledge. The Gateway Library has begun to house some of these student projects, and families and community members are welcome to take a look or listen!

First graders study with Arcadia Wildlife Center educator Littleville Students at Arcadia

First grade students at Littleville Elementary School had some extra help and hands-on experience in their science studies this year.

Click here for the full article. 

Click here to see the photo gallery of the field trip to Arcadia.

April 24 Early-Release Day calendar image

A reminder that students in the Gateway Regional School District will have a 2-hour early release day on Tuesday, April 24.

PreK Parent Information Night May 8 Photo from earlier preschool play

A Preschool Parent Information Night will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the PreK room at Liittleville Elementary School. Childcare will be provided. Read on....

Gateway Education Foundation Receives Windfall logo of the Gateway Education Foundation

The Gateway Education Foundation received a donation of nearly $85,000, which has been earmarked for two special projects and the start of an endowment fund to secure the Foundation for the future. Read on...

Fun With Math at Littleville Elementary School! Family Fun at Math Night

Fun With Math at Littleville Elementary School

Gateway Singers Featured at Thunderbirds Hockey Game Gateway Vocalists to Sing at Thunderbirds Game

The Springfield Thunderbirds are sponsoring "Gateway Night" at their final home game of the regular season - April 14. A special ticket price is available that will not be available at the door. Our own vocalists will perform the National Anthem! Tickets must be purchased by March 23!. Click here for more information.

Gateway Hosts 90 Sr. Citizens for Brunch & Concert NHS Servers at Annual Brunch

Nearly 90 area residents flocked to Gateway on December 6 to enjoy the 26th Annual Sr. Citizen Brunch & Concert. (by Communications Interns Kilee Holmes & Grace LeBarron)

Area Sr. Citizens Invited to Holiday Brunch, Concert Sr. Citizen Brunch, Concert

A reminder that Gateway's free, annual brunch and concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 with doors opening at 9:15 a.m.; brunch at 9:30 a.m.; and the concert from 10:30 to noon. Please RSVP by Wednesday morning.  Read on...

Support the Gateway Education Foundation on Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday logo

Black Friday. Cyber Saturday. Local Sunday. Giving Tuesday--a global day of giving fueld by the power of social media and collaboration, inspiring generosity. Please consider even a small donation to the Gateway Education Foundation this year! Learn more.

Gateway Sophomore Takes First Prize at Game Lab Rebecca Austin Accepts First Prize at Game Lab (photo)

Tenth grader Rebecca Austin enjoys art. A LOT. She especially enjoys creating digital art--the kind used in the computer gaming industry. Read on....

Lady Gators fall in semi-final tournament action Gateway HS Girls Soccer

Soccer season at Gatway catapulted into postseason for the girls team, who finished their regular season with an overall record of 12 wins, 3 ties and 3 losses. They were ranked second in the Division IV Western Massachusetts Tournament bracket. Read on for game by game reporting from Sr. Intern Audrey Gamble.

Breaking News posted 11.6.17 Mix it Up Day at the Middle School

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Five Gateway students took part in the ACDA Honor Choir at UMASS;
  • 7th Graders took the lead in organizing the school’s “Mix It Up Day” last week;
  • The fall sports teams honored their Senior Athletes as the regular seasons came to a close;
  • How to find out if school is closed, delayed or closing early due to weather;
  • Save the Date for our 26th Annual Sr. Citizen Brunch and Concert;
  • The Annual “Band Fruit” Sale is now underway and closes November 27;
  • Don’t miss this year’s Annual Craft Fair at Littleville on November 18, from 9 – 2;
  • School-Based Health Center staff have flu vaccine for students and staff;
  • Chester’s Annual Literacy Night is November 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Two Items to Not Forget:

  • The HS Red Cross Club’s Blood Drive is tomorrow, November 7 in the HS Gym from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; walk-ins are welcome. Please help others by taking part!
  • Our second-seeded Gateway Girls Soccer Team faces Hopkins Academy tomorrow night (11/7) at home at 6 p.m. Come cheer them on in this quarterfinal matchup in the Western Mass Tourney.

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Gateway Athletes Selected as MIAA Student Ambassadors MIAA Student Ambassador logo

Three Gateway student athletes have completed their first MIAA Student Ambassador workshop on leadership and community service. Click here for article, written by Sr. Intern Audrey Gamble.

Gateway Education Foundation approaches $50k Milestone! Fundraisers like the Homecoming 5K keep the Education Foundation going!

Four new projects received funding at the January Board of Directors Meeting, bringing the total # of projects funded since September 2012 to 76, and the total amount of funding to Gateway schools and classrooms to $47,390!

Read on...

MS Second Term Effort Awards Gateway Regional Middle School
Literacy Celebrated at Littleville Littleville Family Literacy Night

Families gathered last week for a Jan Brett-themed Literacy Night. Later in the week, students who kept up with their monthly 'pawsome' reading challenge were rewarded with a dog-based assembly! Read on...

Littleville Musical and Art Show January 25 Principal Cast, "On Broadway"

Littleville 3rd - 5th graders present "On Broadway" in the Gateway Performing Arts Center on January 25. A student art show precedes the musical. Click here for more information.

Don't Miss "The Last 5 Years" The Atkin brothers in rehearsal

Presented on Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but donations for the Gateway Education Foundation will be gratefully accepted at the door. Read the complete article, for details on this incredible performance, brought forwarded by a uniquely qualified group of students at our small high school. 

Wrestling Senior Night! HS senior wrestlers

Wednesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Click here for more information!

Blood Drive January 5 Red Cross logo

Gateway's Red Cross Club will host its second Blood Drive of the year on Friday, January 5 form 2 - 7 p.m. at Gateway. Click here for more information. Walk-ins are welcome!

Schools, Offices to Close for Winter Vacation Winter Photo by alum J. Boulay

Details on the upcoming Winter Break

Gateway freshman semi-finalist at Arisia Conference Sofia De La Cruz Rivera

Freshman Sofia De La Cruz Rivera was named one of 20 semi-finalists for submitted artwork at the 2018 Arisia Conference in Boston on January 14th.Her work was selected from students throughout New England. Read more...

HS Honor Roll Gateway Regional High School
NHS Members Lead "Seussabration" NHS readers with Littleville students

In a yearly tradition tied to the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), NHS members visited Chester and Littleville Elementary School on March 5 to read to younger students and lead some fun activities. Click here for the story (written by Sr. Intern Audrey Gamble), and be sure to scroll to the second page for photos!

Online Survey re: Full Day PreK

A survey has been mailed to all known families living in a Gateway member town (Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery or Russell) to see if there is interest in a tuition-based, full day Preschool program.

All known families of children aged 3 and 4 were mailed a survey, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

An online version of the survey is also available on the Gateway website. If you have not returned the written survey, or if you did not receive a paper survey in the mail, please take the online survey (one per family, please).

Five Students Took Part in ACDA Honor Choir Gateway Honor Choir Singers

"It was cool to work with so many college singers, and to bring singing to a new level, focusing on dynamics, tone and sound production," noted senior Dawson Atkin, one of five Gateway students to participate in the ACDA Honor Choir held at UMASS/Amherst on October 28. Read on...

Online Registration for Winter Sports is Now Open Members of the 2017 Gateway Ski Team

Click here to register for basketball, wrestling, alpine skiing and cheerleading; open to grades 6-12 students.

Please register by Friday, November 24.

Chester Family Literacy Night November 16 child with books drawing

Chester's annual Family Literacy Night will be Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Learn more...

Over 300 'Grandfriends' Visit Elementary Students at School Grandfriends

Parking areas were filled to capacity last Wednesday, as classrooms welcomed the grandparents and grandfriends of their students for a special visit!

Distractology Takes Students for a Ride Area law enforcement, school officials and Distractology staff

Read Sr. Communications Intern Audrey Gamble's report on taking part in Distractology last week, sponsored by the Gateway High School Student Council. 

Annual Sports Banquet May 6 Gateway baseball team 2017

Save the Date for Gateway Sports Banquet

 

Huntington The Gateway Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring the Annual Sports Banquet for all student athletes, coaches and teams. This year’s banquet will be a brunch on Sunday May 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at East Mountain Road Country Club in Westfield.

Tickets are $20 for student athletes, $25 for adults, and coaches are free! Tickets may be purchased from Karen Malinowski in the Gateway Pupil Services Office (room 100 across from the cafeteria).

The Annual Sports Banquet includes recognition of all sports, including regular and post season team and individual awards. Scholarships are also awarded to graduating senior athletes (application required).

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, May 3.

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Model UN Offers International Dinner Multi-cultural food

Gateway's Model United Nations (MUN) club is offering their annual International Dinner on Thursday, April 5. Featuring multicultural food and traditions, the event will run from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for students, $8 for adults. This fundraiser helps defray the cost of Model UN conferences.

HS Spring Concert, used instrument drive HS Jazz Band photo

On Thursday, May 10, the Gateway Regional High School Music Department will host their annual Spring Concert. Join the bands and choirs in the Gateway Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. for a performance that showcases the high school’s many talented students! This year’s concert includes the band performing an original student composition and a musical instrument drive to help students who want to join the band, but don’t have access to an instrument.

Read on...

World Studies classes speak with Holocaust survivor Ruth Mermelstein

Students were uncharacteristically quiet and still throughout the hour-long telling of her experience as a teen during the Holocaust in Hungary. Ruth Mermelstein, now in her 80's, detailed her harrowing experience from 1940 until April 1945. Click here for the complete story.

Sr. Events Calendar announced Graduation 2017 photo

Click here for dates of final exams, graduation rehearsals, Sr. Awards and graduation.

Annual Staff Honors Reception May 23 2017 Honorees

The Gateway Regional School Committee will host their annual Staff Honors Reception, starting at 6 p.m. in the Gateway Courtyard on Wednesday, May 23. Eleven staff members will be honored for retirements and for special achievements.

Retiring staff to be honored include: Thomas Burns and Bob Keay, custodians; Maureen Kaminski, Peggy Leganza, Cheryl Meskevich and Alma Owen, paraprofessionals; Debra Robbins, high school secretary; Wendy McCaul, food services director; and Patricia Diefendorf (8th grade science) and Daniel Shea (high school science), teachers.  Denae Kessel Dostal, recipient of this year’s Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award, will also be recognized.

Staff, students, alumni and family members are all welcome to celebrate! (Please note that Alma Owen is unable to attend). Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us in honoring these Gateway staff members on May 23.

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School Committee Celebrates Gateway Staff Members Honorees recognized at annual Staff Reception
5K Race Returns for Homecoming Weekend Coach John Crane awards race medal at Homecoming 5K

Click here for more information.

"Socktober" Challenge to Support Homeless Gateway's MIAA Ambassadors (photo)

Gateway’s MIAA Student Ambassadors are running a “Socktober Challenge” at the school in support of World Homeless Day this month.They have organized a sock drive until October 18. Socks will be brought to MIAA at their Fall Huddle of student ambassadors on October 19.

 

"Y's Kids" After School at Middle School This Fall logo for YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering a "Y's Kids" program after school for students attending Gateway Regional Middle School this fall, as long as enough parents sign up by June 29.

Click here to read the complete article.

Click here to download a packet (flyer, letter of intent, calendar request).

Student Take Part in Wicked Workshop Gateway students work with cast of WICKED

Choral students traveled to New York City in the wee hours of the morning on May 2 to attend the Broadway showing of Wicked--but not before attending a WICKED Choral Workshop!

Denae Kessel Dostal Receives 'Excellence in Teaching' Award Denae Kessel Dostal and Seth Gemme at PVET Awards

Dostal has taught at Gateway for 10 years (currently PE/Health at Littleville and Middle School, plus HS Girls X-C Coach) and was honored on April 26. Keynote speaker for the awards dinner was Dr. Seth Gemme, GRHS '03. Click here for the article.

Chester students present "Wright!" musical! "Wright!" musical image

Celebrate the beginning of flight with "Wright!" - a musical presented by students at Chester Elementary School on Thursday, April 5 in the Gateway Performing Arts Center in Huntington. Student art show at 6 p.m. Musical at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Click here for more information!

Gateway Athletes Shine at Special Olympics Gateway Special Olympics Team

Six Gateway athletes and two student interns traveled to South Hadley High School for the 7th Annual School Day Special Olympics. Click here for details!

Penny Social on December 8 Penny Social

The annual, old-fashioned Penny Social fundraiser for the choirs will be held on Friday, December 8. Read on...

Annual College Week at Gateway Alumni at College Fair

The half-week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday was chock full of college and career events at Gateway, including workshops on completing the common application, resume writing, interviewing, financial aid and scholarships, and instant admissions to several area colleges.

Sr. Fall Athletes Honored Senior members of the Cross Country Teams

Senior members of the Gateway soccer and cross-country programs were honored as their regular seasons came to a close. Read on....

Boys Soccer Sr. Night

Click here for details on the boys soccer Sr. Night!

Gateway Students Take on UMASS Gateway students selected for WMASS Sr. District Festival

Read about the four high school musicians selected to perform in the Western Massachusetts Music Festival, in communications intern Kilee Holmes' report.

Save the Date for "The Last 5 Years" Cast of The Last 5 Years

In the mood for an incredible musical performance? Look no further! More information....

Breaking News posted 1.3.18 TL5Y Cast in Radio Interview

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • The latest blog post from Gateway senior Audrey Gamble;
  • Don’t Miss “The Last 5 Years” at Gateway January 12;
  • Accolades Keep Coming for Gateway’s Jess VanHeynigen;
  • Middle School Term I Effort Awards Announced;
  • Holiday, Two Half-Days coming up;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Middle School Term I Effort Awards Announced Students at Term I celebration

Principal Jason Finnie is pleased to announce the awarding of the school's First Term "Excellent and Good Effort Awards" for the 2017-2018 academic year. Click for more...

Gateway Runners Finish Season Strong Girls X-C Team at PVIAC

The boys and girls cross country teams finished their season strong, with several runners reaching personal bests at PVIAC and Western Mass races. Read on....

Alumni Sought for "Where Are They Now?" Series Cheerleaders from Gateway's first year (1964)

Attention Gateway Alumni! We are reviving the "Gateway Alumni: Where Are They Now?" series, which ran nearly 20 years ago in the Country Journal. Click here for more information. Click here to input your profile!

Breaking News is posted for 10.25.17 6th Graders Report on Natural Disasters

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Huntington Vote Approves Gateway Budget;
  • Boys Soccer Sr. Night Postponed:
  • From ‘3R’s’ to ‘4 C’s’ at Middle School;
  • Gateway Musicians Encounter Special Guest at Multibands;
  • Collection Underway to Support Puerto Rico;
  • Parents ‘Rights & Responsibilities’ Training at Gateway;
  • Bandster Bash Friday night;
  • Crazy Hat & Hair Day at Littleville
  • Upcoming Events at Chester;
  • Winter Sports Online Registration is Now Open;

PLUS: the Week at a Glance, Weblink of the Week and this week’s Superintendent’s Corner!

Middle School holds "Mix it Up" Day 7th  graders organized the event, including table decorations!

"Mix it up day was cool," said Cole Chapman, a 7th grade student at Gateway Regional Middle School. "One of the best things was having a teacher at your table that was not giving you homework." Read on to learn more about how 7th graders organized the school-wide event, part of a national campaign launched by "Teaching Tolerance", a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

College Week Coming up for HS Seniors Celebrate Applying to College

The half-week leading into the Thanksgiving Recess will again be "College week" at Gateway Regional High School, with college and career-related activities taking place throughout the week. Learn more...

Mystery Mittens a Boon to Gateway Families "Mitten Tree "at Chester ES

A bag of beautiful, hand-knit mittens, scarves and hats was found in a storage closet this fall, and making winter a little warmer for Chester families!

Community Service Continues in December The "Pajama Express" collection box at Chester Elementary.

Eighth grader Mackenzie Chase is leading a collection to benefit the animals at the Westfield Animal Shelter (items selected through December 21) and Littleville and Chester Elementary School are collecting pajamas for a special cause (closes December 13).

College Planning Workshop Gateway graduation

For Gateway juniors, their parents/guardians. Freshmen/Sophomores welcome. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Click here for details.

Happy Birthday to "Be Green" 4 of the Founding members of "Be Green"

"Be Green" turned 10 in the last school year, but was celebrated recently with an event that drew 4 founding members back to Gateway, and another 30 students from the Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee. Read on...

Preschool Students Study Health & Safety Chief Robert Garriepy and PreK Friends

Special guest visitors helped our youngest students learn more about health and safety. Read on....

Golden Achievement Finalists Announced Display case with Golden Achievement winners

Principal Jason Finnie has announced the five finalists for the Golden Achievement Award, Gateway's highest honor. They include Dawson Atkin, Ryley Carleton, Joseph Coon, Audrey Gamble and Jessica VanHeynigen. Click here for details.

SWAMPED! Littleville Musical and Art Show Logo for Swamped!

Littleville Elementary School first and second graders will present SWAMPED!  - a musical about friendship, tolerance and change – in the Gateway Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 17. Curtain rises at 6:30 p.m. for this free musical performance and everyone is invited.

A student art show precedes the concert and opens at 6 p.m.

Swamped!  tells the story of preparations for an upcoming party that go amiss as different creatures encounter challenges: the turtles are late, the bullfrog is bullying, tadpoles are growing limbs (gasp!) and the dragonfly larvae are afraid to spread their wings and fly.

The musical is directed by music teacher Renee Mosher; the art show by Amy Thornton.

This event was supported by the Gateway Education Foundation.

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Last Day of School! image of a calendar

Last Day of School for Gateway

Huntington Barring a broken water main or power outage, the last day of school for students in the Gateway Regional School District will be Thursday, June 14. The last two days of school will be half-days for students, with MS/HS dismissal at 10:35 a.m. Chester and Littleville Elementary School students will be released at 11:40 a.m.

Lunch is not served on half-days, but breakfast will be available on both days.

The last day of Preschool will be Friday, June 8.

Schools will reopen for students on Wednesday, August 29.

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Gateway Sr. Nights Coming Up Sr. Girls on Gateway Soccer Team

Fall Sports Sr. Nights have been announced.

Sports Dessert Banquet Senior night from Cross-Country Season

Families: please bring a dessert to share at the revised Annual Sports Banquet--in the Gateway cafeteria form 6 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. All teams, all athletes, all seasons. Includes 50/50 raffle, scholarships and the annual sports video. Click here for more information.

PreK Screening and Registration Preschool image

Screenings are by appointment only and are required for a slot in a Gateway preschool. Deadline to sign up for an appointment is Wednesday, May 16. Click here for more information.

Eleven Juniors Inducted into National Honor Society New inductees to NHS

On Wednesday, April 11, Gateway Regional High School inducted a group of juniors into the Dana O. Webber Chapter of the National Honor Society. Members were selected based on the four pillars of the society, which are leadership, scholarship, service and character. Read on...

Annual 'Cabaret' April 3 Show Choir Members rehearsing "Jail House Rock" for this year's Cabaret!

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens. Click here for details.

MS Students Research Natural Disasters MS Students Report on Science Research

In a project combining science, research, technology and English Language Arts standards, sixth graders at Gateway Regional Middle School showcased their research on everything from typhoons to sinkholes last week. Read on...

Vocational School Application Deadline March 1 Gateway Welding Team

All applications for Vocational School enrollment for Fall, 2018 must be into Guidance by March 1, 2018.

Click here for more information.

Free Parent Training on Positive Discipline Parenting Struggles

Are you the parent of a toddler, teen or ‘in-between’ who is feeling overwhelmed with morning hassles, bedtime hassles, homework hassles, foul language, fighting or whining? You’re not alone!

Join other area parents for a free workshop series on March 14, 21 and 28 at Chester Elementary School to learn ‘positive discipline’.

Research tells us that children are hardwired from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family  and school are less likely to misbehave. To be successful, contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline also teaches.

Free childcare and dinner will be provided to those who attend. Workshops run from 5 – 7 p.m. each night.

For more information, or to register, contact Kim Savery at 667-2203 ext. 310 or ksavery@hchcweb.org.

Accolades Keep Coming for Gateway's VanHeynigen Jessica Van Heynigen

The senior striker who set a new scoring record in her final year, was named MIAA Athlete of the Month for November. Out of over 100,000 female athletes statewide, she is one of 8 selected for this honor this year. Read on....

Holiday Break Coming Up Winter Gateway photo

All schools and offices will be closed from December 25 through January 1. Read on for details. 

Gamble launches blog about senior year Gateway senior blogger, Audrey Gamble

SENIOR UNVEILS BLOG ON SENIOR YEAR: Gateway senior (and Communications Intern) Audrey Gamble has started a blog to share reflections on her senior year at Gateway Regional High School. The title of her first post, And Oh, Did I Mention College?,” gives a hint of what she’s been largely focusing on so far this year.

 

Spring Sports Registration Now Open Sr. Baseball Players (2017)

Click here for information.

Click here to register.

Special Guest Encountered at UMASS Multibands! Alum Anna Pless with Mrs. Beth Guertin at Multibands

"I would not have my love for music if I hadn't been in Mrs. Guertin's bands," said Anna Pless, as she visited with Gateway music students at the end of UMASS Multibands. Pless (GRHS '17) is a member of the UMASS Marching Band and will march in the Rose Bowl Parade this winter. Read on....

Band Fruit Sale HS Fruit Sale

In keeping with its popular annual tradition, the Gateway HS Band is selling grapefruit, oranges, tangelos and other fruits as a fundraiser this month. Read on for details and online ordering option.

Coats are Now Available in Huntington Bella and Grace LeBarron sort donated coats

About 160 warm weather items were collected last month, and are now available for distribution at the Hilltown Community Social Services Center on Route 20. Read on...

Red Cross Club collecting for homeless shelter travel-sized toiletries collection underway

Travel sized items needed for Red Cross Club service project, benefiting the Samaritan Inn in Westfield. Click here....

Westfield YMCA Offering New Session YMCA logo

Westfield YMCA class offered at Gateway Wellness Center

 

Huntington The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering a new 8-week session of Functional Training Classes at the Gateway Wellness Center, beginning Thursday, April 26 and running through May 24.

Functional Training Classes consist of exercises that allow people to perform activities of daily life more easily and without injuries. It involves weight bearing activities targeted at core muscles of the abdomen and lower back, and may use battle ropes, kettlebells, free weights, TRX, core bar and more. This class can accommodate all fitness levels and can be modified where needed. YMCA instructor Tony Casale returns to lead this new series!

Two 45-minute classes will be offered at the Huntington site: from 3:15 – 4 p.m. and from 4 – 4:45 p.m. Space is limited to the first 12 who register.

The cost for Westfield YMCA members will be $45 for the entire 8 weeks. Non-members may enroll for $65 (also for the entire 8 weeks). To hold your spot, call the YMCA (413.568.8631) to pay over the phone with a credit card or debit card. (Registration and waiver forms may be completed on the first day of class).

This course is open to all adults in the community.

Contact Cindy Agan, Health & Wellness Director, at the YMCA of Greater Westfield if you have questions or need additional information (413.568.8631 X323, or email cagan@westfieldymca.org).

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Gateway Blood Drive May 15 Red Cross logo

The Gateway Regional High School Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive for the community from 2 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the high school gymnasium.

Students, staff and community members are all invited to participate! You may sign up online by visiting redcrossblood.org with the code GRHS12.

Blood donations help millions in need, most people have blood to spare but, there is still not enough to go around. You can save a life or even two with one donation.

All donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Remember: the more blood we collect, the more scholarship money we receive for seniors!

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Project 351 Service Project P351 Citizens and Alums

Gateway's Project 351 citizens--and alums--are working together to support a local need, by collected diapers and wipes for the Hilltown Social Service Center. Read on....

VHS to DVD-R Fundraiser underway again VHS video

Gateway's Video Production class continues to raise funds for new equipment and needs by converting your old home videos to a DVD-R format. Read on....

Holiday Concerts Next Week! Choir photo (2015)

Click here for details on the middle school and high school holiday concerts.

Winter Sports Season Openers Winter Sports photo

Click here for details on home openers for winter sports.

November Calendar Highlights November Calendar image

Highlighted calendar items for the first half of the month include the Veterans Day holiday and two half-days for parent-teacher conferences. Read on....

Schools all collecting for Puerto Rico Image from Hurricane Maria damage in Puerto Rico

All students, families and schools can take part in a current service project underway at Gateway, to collect relief items for residents of Puerto Rico. Read on....

Holiday Babysitting offered Holiday babysitting event

Here's a chance to get your holiday baking or errands done, while the kids have fun at Gateway. FUNdraiser for the Class of 2020; you MUST pre-register to take part. Click here for more information.

Winter Weather Closings Snow in Soccer Goal

How do you know if school is delayed, cancelled or letting out early due to winter weather? Read this revised article!

College Financing Workshop November 2 piggy bank

The Gateway Guidance Department has scheduled a free, comprehensive presentation on college financing at Gateway on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center.