District News

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 for 10.3.17 Cross-Country Running Clinic photo

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

  • The schedule for our upcoming, family-friendly Homecoming Weekend and the October Counter Card are both available for downloading;
  • Feature story from Audrey Gamble about the community service projects by fall sports teams;
  • Our Education Foundation has announced the highest number of grants AND funds awarded in this latest round! Read more to see what’s coming up for students!
  • Gateway organized and hosted a very successful technology conference last week;
  • Parents are needed for both the MS and HS Student Councils;
  • PSATs will be offered on October 11; reminder to register by this Friday;
  • Gateway has openings for custodial subs;

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

 

 

Middle School, High School Open Houses October 2 Gateway Regional Middle/High School

Both schools will use an open "Meet and Greet" format, with sixth grade parents invited to a 6 p.m. Q & A with Assistant Principal Deanna LeBlanc. Click here for more information.

'Gator Gear' Orders due 9/17 Gator Gear now available on line

Show your Gator Pride by ordering "Gator Gear" by September 17. 

Breaking News posted for 9.13.17 Gator Gear now available on line

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

  • Show Gator Pride by Ordering Online Gear!
  • College Planning Night Coming Up for Seniors & Parents/Guardians;
  • Gateway School-Based Health Center Offers Flu Vaccines;
  • Early Release Day September 26;
  • Save-the-Date for HOMECOMING!
  • Free Workshop Series for Parents of Students in Grades 5-8;
  • Upcoming programs from the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (all free of charge!);

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

Breaking News posted for 8.29.17 Gator App Image

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

  • Reminder: we have a great mobile app that you can download for free!
  • Bus Routes Continue to be Revised (Be Sure to Check Back Tonight);
  • Boost Reading With Your Children:
  • Hilltown Family Center Program for Kids Age 3-5;
  • Destruction of Special Education Records;
  • Back-to-School Quicklinks;
  • Reminders (From Last Week’s Issue);

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

School Committee approves new budget

The new budget reflects nearly $106,000 in reductions to address a $95,000 shortfall in Version 1, but reduces the total of town assessments to just below 2.5%. Towns have 45 days to reconsider the budget, although Blandford, Middlefield and Montgomery do not need to revote. Click here for more information.

Breaking News posted for 6.27.17 Siblings at Summer Wrap Around (photo)

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

  • Summer Wrap Around is closed July 3 & 4;
  • Adeline Kopacz received this year’s Camp Shepard Scholarship for Gateway Middle School;
  • Fourth Term Honor Roll and Effort Awards from high school and middle school;
  • 2017-18 Bus Routes are now posted (with some caveats)!

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

 

Breaking News posted for 4.11.17

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

  • The science lab turtles have a new home, thanks to funding from the Gateway Education Foundation;
  • Students thank donors, Congressman thanks students;
  • GRHS Spanish teacher crowned 2017 Chili Champ;
  • Congratulations to New England’s ‘Best Male Vocalist’;
  • Parents polled on Blizzard Bags;
  • Spaghetti Supper, Raffle at Chester;
  • Kindergarten and Pre-School Screenings/registration information;
  • Epi Pen update from Gateway nurses;
  • Littleville Calendar Raffle reminder;
  • Math and Science Connect Parent Tip Sheet;
  • Adult Education Update

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

ASVAB Exam Offered at Gateway

The Gateway Guidance Office is offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Wednesday, April 5. Students must sign up in Guidance by April 3. This test is recommended for students entering the military, but is also useful for other students as well. Click here for more information.

Breaking News posted for 3.28.17 Cast member photo, "Bebop with Aesop"

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

  • “Bebop with “Aesop” at Gateway April 6; and…
  • …Enjoy an International Dinner (MUN fundraiser) Before the Show!
  • NHS Induction April 12
  • “Raising a Reader” Workshop
  • Good Friday, Spring Break Coming Up
  • March Madness at Littleville
  • March Issue of “Reading Connection” (MS Parents)
  • Sports Banquet Tickets
  • ASVAB Exam for Juniors and Seniors
  • Adult Education Update

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

Community Members Launch Outdoor Club Outdoor Club Hike

Efforts by alum Jeff Penn (GRHS ’80) and local businessman Andy Myers have led tothe successful launching of a new Outdoor Club at Gateway Regional High School. Accomplishments this year include finding an adviser, having over 30 students sign up, setting up a wildlife camera on school grounds, winning start-up grant funding from the Wild and Scenic Westfield River Committee and completing several hikes and excursions.

Gateway's Model UN Team to UMASS/Amherst Gateway Model UN team

The team spent three days at UMASS last week, testing their knowledge of world and historic events. 

Breaking News posted 3.14.18 Outdoor Club Hike

Breaking News—Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted.  Don’t miss this week’s “Weblink of the Week!” This week’s headlines include:

  • “Into the Woods” Cast Photos;
  • Model UN at UMASS;
  • MS Brunch Awarded Effort;
  • Early College Planning Workshop (grades 9 – 11);
  • Athletic Department notices;
  • GEF March Board meeting;
  • LV spring photos and calendar raffle;
  • Adult Education Updates;

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

Family Math Game Night K, 1 & 2

This event is free of charge to elementary students and their families, in grades K, 1 & 2 (thanks to support from the Gateway Education Foundation!). March 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Chester Elementary School. Read more....

8th Graders Study Math, Science and History Behind "Hidden Figures"

“The women were so driven to do what they believed in,” eighth grader Jess Bush commented, “All the work they had to do…they had to do extra work just because they were different.”

Breaking News posted for 2.28.17

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

  • High school skiers, wrestlers and girls basketball players have headed into the post-season, with six individual athletes and one team (boys ski team) advancing to states;
  • Cafeteria Manager Tasha Hartley has earned Level 1 SNA Certification;
  • 8th Graders Study the Math, Science and History Behind “Hidden Figures”;
  • MS and HS Second Term Awards;
  • Early Release March 7;
  • Grades 8, 10 and 12 To Take PNA on March 15;
  • Budget Hearing March 1
  • March 1 Deadline for Voke Applications
  • Families of Seniors: Yearbook Ad Deadline March 3!
  • Adult Education Updates;

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

Gateway Drama Dept. Heads "Into the Woods" Photo of cast members from "Into The Woods"

The Gateway Drama Department presents "Into the Woods"--the Stephen Sondheim musical that blends 4 Grimm's Fairy Tales together: Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Communications Intern (and cast member) Dawson Atkin reports...

Breaking News posted for 3.22.17 Photo of parents, children at Math Family Game Night

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

  • Over 80 parents, students and staff attended last week’s Math Family Game Night at Chester ES;
  • Annual 'Cabaret' Showcases Top Musical Talent;
  • Project 351 Ambassadors Lead Area Service Project;
  • First Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge;
  • New Twist on Annual Sports Banquet (save the date!);
  • Early College Planning Update: Same Night, New Time/Place;
  • SBHC Offering Sports Physicals;
  • Littleville Spring Portraits and Calendar Raffle Reminders;

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

Breaking News posted for 4.4.17 Kallie Grochowski commits to Bowling Green U for gymnastics

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

  • Junior Kallie Growchowski has verbally committed to a D1 full athletic scholarship for gymnastics;
  • Hampshire Gazette Winter Sports All-stars;
  • Pre-Schoolers learn healthy habits from SBHC staff;
  • Education Foundation funds two new projects;
  • Early release day April 25;
  • Littleville calendar raffle underway;
  • Save-the-date for Kindergarten screening;
  • Adult Education Update

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

New (and returning!) donors sought for Valley Gives Day Gateway Education Foundation logo

The annual day of online generosity throughout Western Massachusetts will take place on Tuesday, May 2, and the Gateway Education Foundation is again taking part. Read the Complete Article for more information about the Foundation. Click here to donate online. (Donations can be made between April 25 and May 2).

Breaking News posted for 5.9.17 Senior baseball players photo

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

  • Dan Shea received the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award!
  • Softball and Baseball Senior Nights, announced by Communications Intern Audrey Gamble;
  • Details on Thursday’s HS Spring Concert;
  • SBHC Nutritionist delivered lessons on healthy eating to first graders at Littleville;
  • Coming up: Annual Art Show/Musical by Littleville Elementary School on may 18;
  • Thank you Valley Gives Day Donors!
  • Last call for parent, staff & community member surveys;
  • Take an in-depth look at the Gateway budget!

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

Breaking News posted for 5.16.17 5th Graders Built a Geodesic Dome on Overnight Trip (photo)

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

  • Chester’s 5th grade took an overnight trip to the Berkshire Outdoor Center;
  • An interview with Gateway’s 2 Japanese exchange students, by Intern Allie Clark;
  • Details on Gateway graduation and senior events;
  • A report from the Northampton Pride Parade by GSA president (and Intern) Dawson Atkin;
  • Softball Sr. Night Changed;
  • The UMASS Chamber Percussion Ensemble performed at Gateway, thanks to the Local Cultural Councils of four of our towns;
  • The 2017-18 Calendar has been approved;
  • Schools and programs are closed for Memorial Day;
  • Good news! The Communications Survey has been EXTENDED! (HELP!);

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

Breaking News posted for 5.23.17 Gateway senior surprised with scholarship (photo)

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

  • Middle School academic awardees were treated to breakfast, and a talk from Trooper Michael Mazza, 30 year veteran with the Massachusetts State Police;
  • Berkshire Bank came to Gateway to surprise Senior Diana Tershchuk with a $1500 scholarship;
  • You deserve dinner out tonight! (And can help our Best Buddies Club too!)
  • Staff Honors Reception is Wednesday, May 24; stop by and applaud our amazing staff!
  • Details on field days and last days;

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

Breaking News posted for 6.6.17 Gateway graduation, 2017

The Graduation Issue!

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

  • …And the winner is! Announcing the Golden Achievement Winner (plus Valedictorian and Salutatorian);
  • Gateway graduates 56 on Booster Field (include photo gallery from the event);
  • Two seniors named to Gazette All Stars;
  • School Committee Honors Gateway staff;
  • Underclass Awards has new format this year;
  • Littleville is conducting a backpack drive until the end of school;
  • Schools close on June 14
  • Helpful Hilltown Resources;
  • Last Day of Preschool;
  • Field Days;

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

"Back-to-School" Issue of Breaking News now posted!

Breaking NewsTHE BACK-TO-SCHOOL ISSUE of Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter—is now posted. This week’s headlines include:

  • Schools Reopen August 30—and our first article is chock full of information you need!
  • September Calendar Highlights, including a holiday and our first 2-hour early release;
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Chester Elementary School students are all eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school;
  • Special education records of students who graduated in 2010 will be destroyed; (contact us soon if you want to pick them up).
  • Back-To-School Quicklinks to the bus routes, fall sports registration, 2017-18 calendar, lunch menu, free/reduced meals application and Gateway Education Foundation

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

 

Finalists for Golden Achievement Announced

Finalists included Dayna Britland, Trevor Bruno, Anna Pless, Franky Tangredi and Diana Tereshchuk. Read more about them in the complete article. Winner and other senior awards will be announced in next Tuesday's Graduation Issue.

Breaking News posted for 6.13.17 "Pots on Wheels" program at LIttleville

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

  • Budget Update;
  • Gateway Emphasizes Hands-On Learning;
  • Students Make Pottery, Thanks to Local Cultural Councils and Gateway Education Foundation!
  • Summer Wrap Around starts Monday, June 19; (link to registration and info)
  • Fall Sports Registration Form is online and open now!

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

 

Breaking News posted for 6.20.17 Students, parents and staff mingle following 8th grade transition ceremony

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

  • A recap of the 8th grade transition to high school;
  • New format for this year’s Underclass Awards Ceremony;
  • Littleville students were rewarded for reading in the craziest places!
  • Kilee Holmes represented Gateway at MassSTAR (and other Gateway connections);
  • Liz Spooner retires from Gator Grins;
  • Online Registration Now Open for Fall Sports;
  • Montgomery Library offers summer reading perks!

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

Breaking News posted for 9.19.17 players from 2016 Alumni Soccer Game

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

  • Join us for Gateway’s  2nd Annual “Homecoming Weekend” – its open to everyone and benefits numerous groups;
  • Elementary Open Houses are next week;
  • Gateway Education Foundation Board scheduled to meet;
  • PSATs Offered on October 11;
  • Gateway Choirs Fundraiser;
  • We’ll Looking for a Few Good Nurses: 1 long term sub, plus per diem substitutes;
  • Upcoming programs from the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (all free of charge!);

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

Dawson Atkin named Commended Student Commended student, Dawson Atkin (photo)

Gateway senior Dawson Atkin was named a Commended Student through the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Breaking News posted for 9.5.17 Waiting for first day of school! (photo)

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

  • What I Did Over My Summer Vacation—a Gateway senior’s first-hand account on attending the 2017 International Best Buddies Conference  in Indiana, and how she hopes it helps the Gateway Chapter of Best Buddies;
  • We proudly introduce our new staff members this week!
  • Students returned under sunny skies and pleasant temps; here’s what was different this year;
  • The older your student, the greater the chance that you did not see this letter about a free option for monitoring your student’s online activities at school and at home; Read more about Securly—a program that will even flag activities that might suggest self-harm or bullying;
  • Gateway is proudly hosting the Learn Launch Conference for area school technology leaders;
  • September programs from the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (all free of charge!);

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

VanHeynigen kicks her way into record books Jess VanHeynigen in action at Mohawk

Jessica VanHeynigen became the second soccer player in Gateway sports history to reach 100 points in her school career. Read on...

Breaking News posted for 10.17.17 5K Dam Race at Homecoming

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

  • Jessica VanHeynigen made history AGAIN last weekend, by breaking a long-held soccer scoring record in Saturday’s game;
  • Chester, Huntington and Russell are holding Special Town Meetings in the next two weeks to reconsider the Gateway budget (we are now on Version 3.0);
  • A recap of highlights from last weekend’s Homecoming;
  • Boys Soccer Sr. Night;
  • Coats for Community – 6th annual collection underway now through October 31;
  • Gateway Guidance Office Presents “Paying for College” Workshop on November 2;
  • Parents Rights and Responsibilities Workshop is next week;

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 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 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 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 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 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!

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
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. 

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.

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...

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.

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.

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....

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.

Breaking News posted for 10.10.17 Mom and Jess!

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

  • Jessica VanHeynigen made history last week by becoming only the second player at Gateway to reach 100 points;
  • Chester, Huntington and Russell are holding Special Town Meetings in the next two weeks to reconsider the Gateway budget (we are now on Version 3.0);
  • Updates on the 2nd Annual Homecoming Weekend—including the announcement that “The Greys” (featuring bassist Chris Merritt (’10) and vocalist Cait Simpson) have joined the lineup for the Shipman Memorial Concert;
  • Senior Nights are coming up for Cross Country and Girls Soccer;
  • Students have an Early Release Day on October 17;
  • Still seeking parents for MS and HS Council;

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

 

 

Gateway Soccer Star Writes New Page in Record Books New scoring record at Gateway

She did it again! Play stopped during Saturday's game against Easthampton HS when senior striker Jess VanHeynigen broke the all time Gateway soccer scoring record. Jess and previous record holder Jessie Rida ('02) were surprised by coaches with a new banner!

What I did on my summer vacation: Gateway senior takes on Indiana Sr. Audrey Gamble at International Best Buddies Conference

Read this first hand account of Gateway senior Audrey Gamble's trip to the International Best Buddies Conference over the summer. 

Breaking News posted 9.26.17 Chester ES students rewarded for summer reading

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

  • Gateway senior Dawson Atkin has been named a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program;
  • 60% of students at Chester and Littleville were rewarded last week for completing their summer reading challenge;
  • Middle & High Schools Open House is next week;
  • Do you shop online? Support the Gateway Education Foundation through Amazon Smile;
  • VHS to DVD-R Fundraiser for Gateway film studio;
  • Last call for choral fundraiser and long-term substitute nurse;

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

 

Students return August 30 Opening day photo

It's "Back to School" time - read up on the latest updates for the coming school year. Click here to read more.

Breaking News posted for 6.1.17 8th Graders Hear War Account from Veteran

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

  • Nominees for Golden Achievement Award—Gateway’s most prestigious honor;
  • Veteran shared first-hand experience on war with 8th graders;
  • Seniors share tips on college search/decision with juniors;
  • Updated last day of preschool;
  • Field Days;

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

Students Make, Share Pottery (Thanks to LCC's and Gateway Ed Foundation) Students learned the art of pottery at Littleville and Chester

"I'm working on a pirate ship with a kraken holding onto it," explained Alyssa G. "It's hard because I'm afraid things will fall off. But I love it!" Read on....

High School's Underclass Awards had new format Sample awards (photo)

The Underclass Awards Ceremony at Gateway Regional High School underwent a transformation this year, in an effort to make it  more personalized between teachers and students, and reduce absenteeism. Read more and then click here for a listing of Underclass Awards that were handed out last week.

And the Winner Is... Photo of Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Last week, you met the nominees for the Golden Achievement Award. Now meet the winner, plus the Valedictorian (highest GPA) and Salutatorian (2nd highest GPA) of the GRHS Class of 2017! Click here for a complete listing of senior awards.

Berkshire Bank Surprises Gateway Senior Berkshire Bank surprised Diana Tereshchuk with scholarship (photo)

For the third year in a row, a Gateway senior was one of 35 graduating seniors to win a $1500 scholarship from the bank that received over 300 applications across 6 states.Click here for the story.

Communications Survey held over to try for more participants Screen Shot of Parent Survey

The surveys will now close on Monday, 5/22, in continuing attempts to get Parents, Staff and Community Members to take part in the anonymous survey. 

Dan Shea receives 'Excellence in Teaching' award Excellence in Teaching photo

Daniel Shea, physics and chemistry teacher at Gateway Regional High School, was named the district's Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award recipient for 2017.

Breaking News posted for 5.2.17 Students on beach in Costa Rica (photo)

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

  • TODAY IS VALLEY GIVES DAY! (Please consider the Gateway Education Foundation today)
  • The Gateway HS Bands took top awards in Philadelphia last weekend;
  • 8 Students travelled a world away over Spring Break!
  • Our 2 Cafeteria Managers have earned their Level I Certifications;
  • Communications Surveys are open now for Parents, Staff and Community Members;
  • Gateway artists submitted shoes in national contest;
  • Fall sports registration is now online and open for business;
  • Don’t forget: its Teacher Appreciation Week;
  • Last Call for Camp Cody donation to the Gateway Education Foundation;
  • Hampshire has invited Gateway students to take part in their Cardiac Clinic to screen young people;

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

Gateway junior verbally commits to D1 athletic scholarship Kallie Grochowski flies over the vault.

Gateway junior Kallie Grochowski has committed to an NCAA D1 university for a full athletic scholarship, offered to her when she was a sophoore. (Article written by communications intern Audrey Gamble.)

Student Appeals for Donations to Send Second Girl to Girls State

Senior Rachel LeBarron has written a Letter to the Editor asking people to help raise funds to send a second girl to Massachusetts Girls State this year.

Come to the Annual Cabaret!

The annual showcase of the high school's top musical talent will be featured at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Read the complete article for details.

Gators Chomp Into Post-Season Girls Alpine Ski Team

In the world of winter sports at Gateway Regional High School, teams have been especially successful this season. 

Hartley Earns Level 1 SNA Certification Photo of Gateway Cafeteria Manager Tasha Hartley

“I am so thrilled to have achieved this certification status and have learned much about how nutrition, good and bad, affects each and every aspect of living well,” Hartley said.

Breaking News posted for 3.7.17 First grader at Dr. Seuss activities

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

  • “Into the Woods” will be performed at Gateway, March 17 & 18;
  • NHS Members Led Annual “Seussabration” Last Week;
  • Student Appeals for Girls State Donations;
  • Save-the-Date for 1st Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge!
  • Math Family Game Night for K, 1 and 2 (Sponsored by the Gateway Education Foundation!)
  • Elementary Health Screenings Underway;
  • Spring Sports Tryouts Start March 20;
  • Adult Education Updates;

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

Education Foundation funds new projects Ukuleles will be purchased for a new music program in the middle school!

The Gateway Education Foundation has announced that it has funded two additional projectsbringing the total to 60 projects totaling $37,500. Littleville received a $500 award for their annual summer reading challenge; the middle school music program received $550 to start a ukulele program for non-band students. 

Gateway Bands Take Top Honors in Philadelphia Band Students Celebrate in the Park (photo)

The Gateway High School Bands took first place overall in the Jazz Band Competition, plus first place (Jazz Band, group) and second place (Concert Band). Students report that the overall trophy is too big for the trophy case! Click here for details. 

UMASS Chamber Percussion Ensemble at Gateway Photo of UMASS Percussion Ensemble at Gateway

The performance was funded by grants from the Local Cultural Councils of Blandford, Huntington, Montgomery and Russell.

Breakfast With a Trooper Trooper Michael Mazza speaking with students (photo)

Middle School students, who'd won excellent and good effort awards, were treated to breakfast and an inspirational talk from State Trooper Michael Mazza on May 12. Click here for details.

Gateway graduates 56 on Booster Field Photo of clouds above Booster Field during Graduation

The Class of 2017 graduated on Booster Field under puffy clouds on Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m., in the 54th Commencement Exercises of Gateway Regional High School. Read on....

Gateway 8th Graders Begin Transition to High School Kylie LaMora accepts Hart Leadership Scholarship (photo)

The final day of the 2017-18 school year had 8th grade students front and center for their annual ceremony marking the end of middle school and the transition to high school. 

Gateway Showcases Hands-On Learning Littleville 5th graders at last week's STEM Fair

Activities in the waning days of the school year showcased student work, the result of new programs dedicated to project-based and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) learning. Click here for more information.

Veteran shares first-hand experience on war with 8th graders Viet Nam Veteran Jim Monroe

"What if I told you that today, at 1 p.m., something incredibly huge is going to happen to you?" So began remarks by Viet Nam Veteran Jim Monroe, when he visited Gateway 8th graders. Read on....

Students rewarded for summer reading challenge Photo of students who completed summer reading challenge

Sixty percent of elementary students took part in last summer's reading challenge, earning prizes and rewards when they returned to school.

Smooth Opening for Gateway Gateway seniors enjoy revamped courtyard on opening day

Gateway students returned to school on Wednesday, August 30 under sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.

Free College Planning Workshop September 20 Gateway graduation photo

There's a LOT to do during senior year. Get organized for your college application process with help from the Gateway Guidance Department! Free Workshop on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. for Gateway seniors and their parents/guardians. Pizza will be served. RSVP information in full article.

PSATs on October 11 PSAT exam image

You must register by October 9th. Click here for more information.

Homecoming Weekend Recap Kayaking was a new event at this year's Homecoming Weekend!

It had something for everyone and raised over $2000 in funding for the Gateway Education Foundation, Outdoor Club and athletic program. Homecoming Weekend recap.

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. 

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!

Wrestling Senior Night! HS senior wrestlers

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

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
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....

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.

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

Click here for information.

Click here to register.

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!

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.

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...

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....

Something for Everyone: HOMECOMING WEEKEND! Homecoming Starts at Chester Common Table!

This entire weekend is for current and former students, staff, families and community members! Eat - Listen to Great Music - Run - Kayak - Watch/Play Soccer - and Eat Again!

 

Click here for more information!

Boys Soccer Sr. Night

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

Please welcome our new staff members! Photo of many of our newest staff members

Read on for information on our newest teachers and staff, hired for the 2017-18 school year.

Chester, Littleville Open Houses coming up Littleville students at STEM fair last spring

Open Houses for the elementary schools are September 25 and 26, from 6 - 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

Seniors give college search advise to juniors

"Do your homework before going on a college visit," advised Gateway senior Cami Rock. Read on....

Littleville Students Rewarded for Reading in the Craziest Places! Several Littleville students turned in FIVE reading logs this year! (photo)

This year's school-wide reading challenge--sponsored by the Gateway Education Foundation--might have been called, "Oh the Places You Will READ!", in an adaptation from Dr. Seuss!

School Committee Honors Gateway staff Honored staff mug for the camera (photo)

The Gateway Regional school Committee hosted their Annual Staff Honors Reception on May 24 in the Gateway Courtyard, to honor retirees, staff who had reached milestones and our Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching recipient. Read on...

Spring Sports Senior Nights Photo of Seniors on Softball Team

Communications Intern Audrey Gamble reports on Senior Nights for the high school's baseball and softball teams.

Chester 5th Grade Takes Overnight Field Trip Photo of 5th grade going canoeing

If the thank you notes to the Gateway Education Foundation (which funded the bulk of the trip) were any indication, these 16 students had an amazing time on their overnight trip to the Berkshire Outdoor Center.

Students Traveled a World Away Over Spring Break Photo of the author making a connection (with a monkey) in Costa Rica

Author Chloe Otterbeck gives a first-hand account on traveling to Costa Rica with Gateway students, where they completed environmental service projects, stayed with host families, and visited schools and other sites. Read more about it.

Eleven students inducted into NHS Photo of Gateway High School NHS Chapter

"I'm confident that our next generation of National Honor Society members will do great things in the upcoming year," stated NHS Vice-President Cami Rock. (Article written by Communications Intern Rachel LeBarron).

Pre-Schoolers Learn Healthy Habits Liz Spooner uses a Gator to teach tooth brushing to young children.

Staff from the Gateway School-Based Health Center and Gator Grins visited Littleville Pre-schoolers last week, to teach healthy habits to young children. (Article by communications intern Rachel LeBarron).

NHS Members Led Annual "Seussabration" First grader at Dr. Seuss activities

"I want to be an astronaut when I grow up, or a basketball player," said one kindergartener after listening to Dr. Seuss's classic book Oh, The Places You'll Go. Read more in Communications Intern Rachel LeBarron's report on the annual NHS Service Project.

Strong Turnout for Math Family Game Night Photo of presenter Mike Flynn

The event was organized by teacher Doreen Bashista, with funding from the Gateway Education Foundation.

First Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge

The First Annual Hilltown Chili Challenge will be held on Friday, March 31 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Gateway Regional High School. Admission is $5 and covers a sampling of up to 20 chili varieties. Competitors, judges needed. Read more!

"Bebop With Aesop" April 6 Photo of "Bebop With Aesop" cast members

Chester Elementary School is proud to present their 4th Annual Musical: "Bebop With Aesop", in the Gateway Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 6. Sponsored by the Gateway Education Foundation. Click here for more information.

Holocaust survivors share life stories with Gateway students

"I like how empowered she (Annie) was. She had such strength behind everything she said. There was such purpose. She wanted us to understand and convey the power we have over our own lives and to never give up," said Gateway freshman, Livia Shepard, after her inspirational video conferencing visit with Annie Bleiburg. One of the visits was cut short but will be rescheduled for May or June, thanks to support from the Gateway Education Foundation. (Article written by District librarian Bill Brown). 

Middle School presents "Peter Pan and Wendy" next weekend Photo of "Peter Pan & Wendy" rehearsals

"Peter Pan and Wendy" will be presented on May 5 and 6 in the Gateway Performing Arts Center by students and staff at Gateway Regional Middle School. Tickets (at the door) are $3 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults.

From Japan to the Gateway Hilltowns Photo of GRHS exchange students from Japan

An interview with two students from Japan attending Gateway Regional High School this year, by Intern Allie Clark.

Gateway Town Meeting Dates

Approval of the 2017-2018 school budget will be on the warrant for all of the town meetings. Four of the six Gateway towns must approve the budget for it to pass. Click here for more information about dates, times and locations of town meetings.

Kilee Holmes represents Gateway at MassSTAR Kilee Holmes with new friend at MassSTAR (photo)

Kilee was just one of the reasons there's a strong connection between this article, Gateway and MassSTAR this year!

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...

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....

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).

Gateway Night at Thunderbirds Hockey Game Springfield Thunderbirds photo

Fundraiser for the Gateway Education Foundation

Click here for information.

Click here to order. (Scan QR code with your smart phone).

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.

Holiday Break Coming Up Winter Gateway photo

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

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....

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...

All Chester ES Students to Receive Free Breakfast & Lunch Chester cafeteria photo

All students at Chester Elementary School will receive free breakfast and lunch at the school; families do not need to complete a free/reduced application to be eligible. Read more....

Liz Spooner Retires from Gator Grins Gator Grins' Liz Spooner, doing an educational program at Littleville (photo)

Twenty years ago, HCHC dental hygienist Liz Spooner envisioned a school-based dental program at Gateway. This month, after ten  years of working IN that same program, Liz Spooner retired from Gator Grins.

Gateway GSA Marches in Pride Parade Members of the GSA prepare to march (photo)

Intern (and GSA president) Dawson Atkin's report on the Northampton Pride Parade, which had a contingent from Gateway marching.

Term 3 Honor Roll for the high school

Principal Jason Finnie has announced the Honor Roll for the third marking term of the 2016-2017 school year. 

Good Friday, Spring Break Coming Up!

Click here for more details on school closings, Wrap Around and Wellness Center schedules.

NHS Induction April 12

New members will be inducted on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. Click here for more information.

Public is welcome to attend. Please RSVP (refreshments will be served) by emailing jduggan@grsd.org or calling 685-1128. 

Sports Banquet tickets still available

Click here for details.

September Calendar Highlights Sunrise at Gateway

Here's a heads up on the holiday and 2-hour early release day for September. Click here for details.

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....

Foundation Board meets September 25 Ed Foundation Board

The GEF Board of Directors will meet on Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in Dr. Hopson's office. Click here for more information.

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.

 

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...

Holiday Concerts Next Week! Choir photo (2015)

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

Gateway SBHC offering flu vaccine DNP Brenda Jaeger, Gateway School-Based Health Center

The Gateway School-Based Health Center (SBHC) and Gator Grins have reopened for the new school year. The SBHC has flu vaccine available. Read more about both programs--operated by Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc.--here.

Breaking News posted for 4.25.17 NHS Induction Photo

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

  • Eleven new members were inducted into the National Honor Society on April 12;
  • Twenty Two middle school students take the stage in the upcoming production of “Peter Pan and Wendy”;
  • Holocaust Survivors shared life stories with high school social studies students this month;
  • Third Term Honor Roll for High School;
  • New (and returning!) donors sought for Valley Gives Day;
  • Sports Banquet tickets still available;
  • Gateway Town Meeting dates;
  • Communications Survey Opens May 1;
  • Bingo For Books TONIGHT!
  • Send your child to Camp Cody for half-price, but act quickly!
  • Parent Blizzard Bag survey closes May 1;
  • Upcoming Interfaith Vigil on Domestic Violence;
  • Hungry Caterpillar Story Walk on Friday for young children;
  • Adult Education Update

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

"Raising a Reader" Workshop

How do you raise a child to be a reader in the age of high tech, small screens? Read the attached article for information.

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....

Project 351 Ambassadors Lead District-Wide Service Project

The last day to help will be April 5; donated items may be dropped off at the crib in the Gateway main entrance.

Gateway to host educational technology conference Gateway student with chromebook

Area school technology staff are invited to Gateway on September 28 to learn more about chromebooks, digital classroom management, filtering, and much more! Read on...

Parents, Staff, Community Reminded of Free Gateway Mobile App

Gateway has its own mobile app and it is free. Click here for more information!

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....

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.

Coats Collected Through October 31 Coat collection box

In the past 5 years, about 900 coats have been collected for local families in need of warm clothing. Help push us over 1000 this year in the annual Coats for the Community Drive.

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....

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. 

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!