IB Learner Profile trait for the month of February is: Open-Minded
To be open-minded, means you understands and appreciates your own culture and personal history, and are opened to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. You are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experiences.
The Speech and Debate Team had a tournament on January 30th. They came in 2nd and 4th in dramatic interpretation and received the power sweepstakes award.
Please congratulate the following students:
Rychen Ly (2nd place dramatic interpretation)
Larry Blackshear (4th place dramatic interpretation)
Nasurudin Furi (debated maverick)
Today during both lunches in the commons you will have the chance to duct tape your favorite teachers to the wall. $1.00 gets a strip of duct tape. Let’s see how much duct tape it takes to keep them up all day! All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish on behalf of Sloane
Fundraisers happening all 3 weeks:
-Dance Tickets on sale at Melanie’s book keeper window for $6.00 (2/1-2/19)
-Make- A-Wish 2016 Shirts on sale all week for $5.00 during both lunches in the commons (2/1-until supply runs out)
-Wishing Well set up at 1st and Main to drop off spare change (2/1-2/19)
-Online donation page is live (now-2/20) http://site.wish.org/site/TR?px=3121713&fr_id=1568&pg=personal
Week of February 8-12
-Duct Tape A Teacher: During lunch student can donate money for a strip of duct tape to place on a teacher standing on the wall. The more money donating, the more likely the teacher will be stuck to the wall.
-Miracle Minute 6th Period: At the end of class there will be an announcement over the intercom to take part in the miracle minute. During this time please pass around a jar, box, bucket, etc. in which students can drop in any extra change they may have. After 1 minute pick up the bucket. Student Council can come pick up your collected money during 7th period or you are welcome to bring it to room 204 to be counted. The department who raises the most money in miracle minutes over the 3 weeks will receive a prize.
-Miracle Minute at the basketball game
-Miracle Minute 6th Period: Same as above
-Miracle Minute at the basketball game
-Arrest a Teacher: People will be able to pay $1.00 per minute to lock up a teacher in the commons during both lunches. The more money donated the longer the teacher is stuck in the commons (not to exceed the amount of time during their lunch). If you are interested in taking part in this activity email Wiggins.
Do you want to turn up while helping make a terminally ill child’s wish come true? Come to the 2016 winter dance “Disney under black lights” February 20th from 7-11 in the large gym. Tickets are only $6.00 and proceeds will go to Make A Wish Colorado on behalf of Sloane. Ticket are on sale during both lunches starting Monday February 1st in the commons
Want to show off your OLY pride while supporting our efforts to raise money for make a wish? Stop by the student council table during both lunches next week to buy a Make A Wish shirt for $5.00. All proceeds from shirt sales go to Make A Wish Colorado! Come on GATEWAY help us make Sloane’s wish come true!
The Gateway High School Olympian Marching Band is raising funds to purchase new marching uniforms. Our current uniforms are approximately 15 years old and need to be replaced.
Please donate and share this campaign! Thank you for supporting our program! Click here to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/GHSMBUniforms
Please keep students in class if they do not have IDs. Student Advisors and campus monitors will be conducting random checks of classrooms and the classroom teacher will be notified before they conduct the random check.
- 1st offense: Wrist band color coded to their grade level
- 2nd offense: Phone call home, wrist band, after school detention
- 3rd offense: Phone call home, purchase an ID, In school for 3 periods
Gateway High School will be accepting open enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year from January 15 to May 1. Applications are available in the main office, or they can be accessed via the APS Centralized Admissions Website. All Open Enrollment Applications must be returned to Ms Jimerson’s office for consideration. They must be filled out completely by both parent and student
The initial application Period runs from Jan 15th (or the next avail school day) through May 1st yearly
Applications can be revoked at the end of a school year if 1 of these 4 criteria have not been met
- Prompt arrival and departure to & from school
- No more than 1 out of school suspension each year
- 95% attendance rate each year
- High School students must be on track for graduation
(9th 5.5 credits, 10th 11 credits, 11th 16.5 credits, 12th must graduate.)
- Resident/Nonresidents who apply, meet specific eligibility requirements, and are accepted into a pilot/magnet school or focus educational program, have 1st priority
- Students exercising choice under NCLB Act
- Children of APS staff
- Resident students who are entering the highest grade level at a school affected by boundary changes and wish to remain at that school
(There are currently no boundary changes that will affect Gateway High School-so this selection should not be checked)
- Students receiving daily childcare within a school attendance area other than the one of residence
- Student applicants who are not residents of the district and are seeking new choice open enrollment
- Space Availability
*All applications will be subject to Dr. Davis’ discretion regarding acceptance or denial.
- Within APS Boundaries
- Outside APS Boundaries
We will start giving out Principal passes on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
If you think your credits have change and need a new ID, please stop by student services and sign ID card change list.
If you have lost keys at any time this school year please see Mrs. Ramirez.
And remember to always carry your ID.
- Parent Teacher Conferences ( 4pm - 7:30pm)
- February 4th
- April 7th
- 2nd Monday * Friends of the Performing Arts 6:30 pm in RM 603 (Band Room)
- 3rd Monday * PTSA 6:30 pm meet in RM 602
In a movement to increase graduation rates, it is imperative that students know how many credits they have obtained.
Your ID card will now reflect your grade level according to credits earned. Just as staff members, you are required to have your ID on and visible at all times while in the building. Infinite Campus will still reflect your grade level according to your age.
Total Credits Earned
Fewer than 5.5 Credits
Between 5.5 -10.99
16.5 credits and up
Students, if you are on Free & Reduced Lunch you may qualify for low cost internet service through Comcast. The cost of the program is $9.95 per month and the program also provides computers for $149.00. Informational fliers are available in the Main Office, Counseling Office and the Library. If you have additional questions, you can see Ms. Felker in the Counseling office.
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