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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 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 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.

"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!

 

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!

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!

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 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 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 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 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!

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 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!

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.

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.

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...

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.

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!

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. 

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.

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!

 

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!

PSATs on October 11 PSAT exam image

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

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.

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....

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).

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. 

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.

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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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.

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!

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....

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!

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!

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.

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).

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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).

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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College Planning Workshop Gateway graduation

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

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.

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.

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....

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. 

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....

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...

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.

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.

Sports Banquet tickets still available

Click here for details.

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

Click here for information.

Click here to register.

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.

 

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...

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.

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....

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....

Holiday Concerts Next Week! Choir photo (2015)

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

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....

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!

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.

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....

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.

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.

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!