The Gateway School News Archives

The Gateway School News

Spring 2022 Activities!

April was a busy month at Gateway School!  We celebrated the start of Autism Awareness month by wearing blue, the opening day of baseball season, and Administrative Assistants Day. Classes participated in spring/Easter activities, and we encouraged positive behaviors. All of our activities have goals for important skills; social, motor, and leisure skills, following directions, […]

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STEM Experience!

Room 205 did an awesome STEM activity for MARCH MADNESS! They were given supplies and had to make a basketball hoop. They worked in groups, wrote a plan, made the hoops, and then tested them and collected data to see how they worked. They also created an awesome bulletin board. Kudos to the young men […]

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January, February, March 2022 Activities!

Lots of interesting happenings to start off 2022! We celebrated Superbowl weekend with hot chocolate and lots of spirit, learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Black History Month, shared some caring thoughts with our “Heart the Hallway” project, had fun with “Read Across America”, practiced kitchen skills making green eggs and ham (and […]

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December 2021 Activities!

Lots of fun activities for December 2021! We had lots of practice with social interaction (hot chocolate and PJ day!), holiday spirit days, worked as teams for Classroom Door Decorating, and did winter related academics!  We also had a visit from Holiday Express, even though they couldn’t perform. Check out all our pictures here! We […]

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Thanksgiving Celebration 2021!

The Thanksgiving Celebration this year at Gateway was filled with many activities. Room 205 had a “Disguise the Turkey” Contest.  Anyone who participated had to disguise the turkey on the paper – creativity was important! Room 205 picked a winner in each class.  Everyone did an awesome job and it was fun to see them […]

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Character Education Program – Medal of Honor!

Gateway School is proud to introduce a new Character Education Program called MEDAL OF HONOR, coordinated by Supervisor of Instruction, Mr. Kevin Jones. There are 6 pillars that are taught to students: Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Sacrifice, Citizenship, and Patriotism. Each month the school community will focus on a particular character trait to encourage building on […]

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Week of Respect – Oct. 4, 2021

The first week of October was “Week of Respect!” Each day, staff and students were asked to participate in a theme to promote RESPECT. Monday was “Thank a Teacher”- students were given Thank You notes and asked to write a thank you to a teacher. Tuesday was “Put a Lid on Bullying” and anyone who […]

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Apple Tasting in Room 203!

Ms. Kielbus’s students recently had a great apple tasting experience! Tying into the September Science Unit of fruit and vegetable plants and the fall season, students tasted 3 different kinds of apples. They also had the choice to taste them with or without peanut butter. The students opinion results?  The best with Peanut Butter was […]

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Calm & Directed Classroom Management!

The Lee Canter model of “Assertive Discipline” is a teacher-centered classroom management model. The model emphasizes a safe, calm, and professional classroom environment. Teachers learn 11 key features that focusses on using clear rules and directions in the classroom. This helps students better understand the behavior expectations.  For example, “Keep hands, feet and objects to […]

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