GATEWAY FOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR EARNS NATIONAL CREDENTIAL:
McCaul, Food Services Director for the Gateway Regional School
District, has earned the title School Nutrition Specialist (SNS), the
highest credential in her profession.
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2010-11 GATEWAY BUDGET: Superintendent David
Hopson has announced that the Public Hearing for the 2010-11 school year
budget will be held on Wednesday, March 3 in the Gateway Performing
Arts Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.
REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPERS NAME ALL SCHOLASTIC TEAMS: Congratulations to the
14 Gateway athletes named to All scholastic Teams for fall sports by the
Republican Newspapers. In Division III Boys Soccer, Jr. Sam Cummings
was named to the First Team; Jr. Gabe Craig, Sophomore Gabe Richardson
and Sr. Joe Simonowicz were named to the Second Team. In Division III
Girls Soccer, Jr. Erika Mason, Sophomore Chelsea Merritt and Sr. Moira
ieciak were named to the First Team; Sr. Kirsten Huff, Jr. Tara Spencer
and Jr. Regan Teixeria were named to the Second Team. Sr. Jessica Hopson
was named to the Academic Achievers Team for girls soccer. In Division
II Cross Country, Jr. Levi Ward was named to the First Team for boys;
Freshman Katie Clark was named to the Second Team for girls. Freshman
Madison Graham was named to the Second Team for gymnastics.
Congratulations to these outstanding scholar-athletes.
AVERY, SICO AND LEBARRON TAKE TOP HONORS IN 7TH GRADE
POETRY SLAM: George Avery, Sierra Sico, and Charlotte LeBarron
earned top honors in this year’s annual Poetry Slam.
HONOR ROLLS: Principal Kathleen McSweeney is pleased to announce
the honor roll for Gateway Regional High School and Effort
Awards for Gateway Regional Jr. High School, for the
second term of the 2009-10 school year.
SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE INTRA-DISTRICT SCHOOL CHOICE FOR 2010-11: Students will be assigned
to Littleville and
Chester Elementary Schools next fall on the basis of their town of
residence, so that staff and materials can be distributed in a planful
way for the fall.
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE COLLECTING “PENNIES FOR
PATIENTS”: Students at Chester Elementary School are collecting
spare change to support an organization that fights blood cancers.
FEVER CONCERT ON MARCH 5: Instrumental Music
Director Beth Guertin has announced that musicians in grades 5 – 7 will
hold their annual Cabin Fever Concert at 7 p.m. on March 5.
LAST CALL FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS: This is the final
reminder to parents of students living in the Gateway hilltowns, that
vocational school applications must be submitted to the Gateway guidance
office by March 1st, in order for students to be eligible.
AFTERSCHOOL MATH HELP STARTING: Worried about your high
school student passing the MCAS exam? This program has been HIGHLY
successful in preparing students for the high stakes exam.
JUNIOR CLASS FIELD TRIP TO COLLEGE
FAIR: The Gateway Guidance Department is offering a field trip
for members of the junior class, to the National College Fair at the Big
E on Monday, March 8. One bus will be going; therefore the first 43
students who return their permission slips and $2 will be able to
attend. All slips must be turned in by March 1.
TEE-SHIRT SALES FOR THE R-WORD DAY: Gateway Regional High
School students will again lead a school-wide awareness day to end the
“R-Word”. Click here for information on ordering a tee
shirt ahead of time, to wear on March 3rd!
ENGINEERS TO SPEAK AT FEBRUARY CAREER CHAT: The February “Career
Chat” will feature Mr. Andrew Tacke (Mechanical Engineer and Gateway
alum!) and Mr. Eric Weiss (Environmental Engineer), who will speak with
interested students about careers in engineering. Students should sign
up in Guidance by February 23rd.
BLANDFORD SPAGHETTI SUPPER: If you like spaghetti and
want to support a local elementary school, please join us for a benefit
dinner! The Blandford Elementary PTO will hold a spaghetti supper at
the school on Saturday, March 20 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($6 for
adults and $4 for children 5 to 12 years old) may be purchased at the
door. Children under age 5 are free. Profits from the dinner will be
used for field day and enrichment programs for Blandford students. This
is a fun, community event so bring your neighbors and friends to enjoy
good food and to socialize. As in the past, the dinner will be prepared
by caterer Staci Iglesias.
CHOIRS TO SELL EASTER
PLANTS: The high school choirs will be selling Easter Lilies, tulips,
hyacinths, regal geraniums, hydrangea and pansy pots. Plants may be
picked up at Gateway on Monday, March 29 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Click here for an order form. Orders and
money must be in by March 15.