District News

Online survey for 'Gateway 2025'

Students, staff, parents, alumni and community members are all invited to take part in an on-line survey that will shape Gateway's future over the next 10 years. A link to the survey may be found on the Gateway website, under the quicklinks. Answers are confidential and the survey will take about 30 minutes to complete.

October Calendar Highlights

Gateway students, and their parents/guardians, are advised to note a number of dates in the October school calendar, which include an early release day (October 6), a holiday (October 12), and a staff professional development day (October 13) which will be a day off for students. 

Chester Farm Trip Breaking News Posted for October 6, 2015

The October 6th issue of Breaking News is now posted! Articles include a new flag at Littleville, Chester's trip to Rolling Acres Farm, 'Farm to School' week in the Gateway cafeteria, and the Gateway 2025 Online Survey--which all are invited to take.

'Farm to School Week' at Gateway Gateway celebrates 'Farm to School' week

Students and staff in the Gateway Regional School District enjoyed 'Farm to School Week' last week with fresh foods from area farms featured in the lunch menu.

Chester students enjoy farm visit Chester students enjoy farm visit

Students at Chester Elementary School celebrated 'Farm to School' week with a field trip to Rolling Acres Farm in Southampton,

Flag holds place of honor at Littleville

Last spring, custodian Joanne Frappier mentioned to her sister (Rosalie Barber of Russell) that the flag at Littleville Elementary was showing some wear due to weather and age. She couldn't have imagined what would happen next, thanks to her nephew--Donnie Barber, GRHS Class of '79--who had been on active duty at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan and was now serving as a civilian contractor there.

Gateway Open House October 8

Parents/guardians are invited to an Open House at the Gateway Regional campus on October 8, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Faculty and staff from Gateway Regional Middle School, Jr. High and Sr. High Schools will be on hand to meet and greet students and their families. A special presentation will also be given for families of students participating in the Chromebook initiative at 7 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center.

Education Foundation Funds 7 New Projects

The Gateway Education Foundation funded 7 new classroom projects totaling just over $3000 at its Board of Directors meeting on September 21. Since starting its Funds for Learning program in September 2012, the Foundation has funded 34 projects totaling over $22,500.

“We are pleased to have come this far,” noted the Foundation’s president, Shirley Winer. “But the teachers whose applications were not selected for funding would tell you that there’s more to do.”

Breaking News Posted 9/30/15

The new issue of Breaking News (dated 9/30/15) is now posted! Read the complete issue for articles on Pumpkin Math at Littleville,  Gateway Education Foundation, Gateway Open House October 8, Chester's Heating Oil Raffle, the October Calendar, October School Committee Meetings, and a link to this week's Superintendent's Corner, inviting everyone to take part in the Gateway 2025 Survey.

Parent, Community Volunteers Sought

There is no shortage of opportunities at Gateway for parents and community members to support children's education! Learn more about opportunties to serve with other  PTO, library, school council, health advisory council, athletic and music booster club, and school committee volunteers.

Gateway School-Based Health Center, Gator Grins in Full Operation!

Together, the programs provide comprehensive health care, counseling and dental care to Gateway students. Operated by Hilltown Community Health Centers, these programs can be the medical and dental "home" for your Gateway student!

Breaking News Posted 9/22/15

The latest issue of Gateway's weekly e-newsletter is now posted. This week's issue includes Coach Heeter's Sportsmanship Award, Open House information, online grade books, Chester Elementary's water system taking 3rd in a statewide taste test, and information on next week's Health Advisory Council meeting (parents are sought for this group).

Online student grades available to Gateway Parents

Parents/guardians of students in grades 5-12 are reminded that they can access their student's assignments, homework, grades and attendance online. The system features a single sign-in for parents who have two or more children in the district.

Elementary Open Houses (Corrected!)

Littleville and Chester Elementary Schools host their annual Open Houses this week. Littleville's Open House is Wednesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. Chester's is the following evening.

College Planning Workshop for HS Seniors

A workshop for Gateway seniors and their parents/guardians will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The annual Senior College Planning Night will cover creating your college list, admission policies, college entrance testing, financial aid and more.

The workshop will take place in room 214 of the Jr. High and pizza will be served.

Call the high school guidance office at (413) 685-1107 with questions or to sign up for this event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

After-School Programs Start September 21

After'School Programs at Gateway Regional Middle School and Jr. High School will begin on Monday, September 21. Thanks to a partnership with Mass Fish & Wildlife, the JRHS program will offer archery!

E-Newsletter Now Posted

This week's Breaking News is now posted. Read this week's newsletter for information on volunteer roles in the district, elementary open house, the School-Based Health Center and Gator Grins programs, business sponsorships with the Gateway Education Foundation, and the upcoming PSAT exams....

Parking Fees Lowered

The School Committee has lowered student parking fees for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Weekly E-Newsletter for 9/8

Breaking News is now posted for September 8, 2015.

September 9 School Committee meeting cancelled

The Gateway Regional School Committee meeting posted for September 9 has been cancelled.

Gateway Welcomes Six New Staff Members

Six new staff members were introduced during Gateway's staff opening day on Thursday, August 27.

Bussing forms for day care, shared custody

Gateway parents are reminded to file unique transportation needs with the school district. 

Back to School Information

All Gateway schools will welcome students to the 2015-16 school year on Monday, August 31. Read the complete article for school times plus information on fall sports, preschool, meal prices, free and reduced meal applications and bus schedules.

DESE Approves 1/12th Budget for 2015-2016

The District was notified on June 29 that the DESE had approved a 1/12th budget effective July 1 based upon the adopted FY'16 budget that the school committee originally sent to the towns for approval.

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