To be KNOWLEDGEABLE means to develop and use conceptual understanding about how ideas are connected to both local and global issues.
Who is knowledgeable in your life? What makes them knowledgeable? It’s not just being book smart and recalling facts, its going further with the information that you have. Your teachers are knowledgeable. They have wide range of vocabulary specific to their subject and they have a deep understanding of the ideas, issues, and people which drive their content. Your teachers, coaches, and counselors bring this wisdom and experience to better serve you, the students.
2014 Arapahoe County Fair Demolition Derby: In honor of David Fields, a member of the Class of 84 who passed away just about a year ago. Dave was a good athlete (tennis, baseball) member of the yearbook staff and well respected classmate at GHS.
Today, Wednesday, is IB Wednesday, our Learner Profile Trait of the month is Principled. Who in your life sticks to their beliefs? Who holds true to right and wrong even in difficult circumstances? Those that are Principled, do those things.
Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa, spent 27 years in prison for sticking with his beliefs of fairness, equality, and humanity. When he became free and the President of South Africa, he could have looked for revenge, he could have used is power to punish those who imprisoned him.
Instead, he used his power to unite South Africa and forgave his tormentors. Why? Because he is principled. Had he been vengeful, he would have gone against his beliefs.
When you face a challenge in your life, remember what you believe and stick to it. Be Principled.
Now is the time to vote. Log on to www.voting4schools.com/gateway today to complete your first round of voting.
- Your login is your student ID and your password is your first name.
If you vote each week up until homecoming your will be entered in a drawing and could win a FREE homecoming ticket. Don’t forget to log on and vote today!
Gateway Student Council Presents: Homecoming 2014 A Night in the Enchanted Forest. Saturday September 20th in the Gateway Gym from 7-11:00pm. Tickets will be on sale during both lunches starting September 2nd. Tickets will be $15.00 the first week and prices will increase to $20.00 the week after. Be sure to get your tickets before prices go up! We will see in you the forest!
After being challenged multiple times this week from friends for the ALS Challenge near and far, my teacher brain kicked in and I saw this as the perfect teaching moment for my students. The internet and social media are often abused and taken or granted for. However, whatever the messag, it all comes down to communication and our interaction in our society. Today in class, I asked my students to relate ART to social media. It's all about that communication right? Just a different method. They've all seen ice bucket videos, but many didn't fully understand the power of an image or video. This lead to such a unique conversation and fun friday in the art room! We looked at The Art of Elysium's social movement calling their ART ARMY to raise awareness for their cause to bring the arts to children's hospital patients. By showing our #ARTHeals, students discussed the power of ART for the individual, media, and world. Thanks for letting me share, Happy Friday everyone - "go forth and do good & wear a helmet" - Miss Slu #OLYartists
It's a celebration in Oly land.
Gateway High School just completed its inaugural International Baccalaureate Diploma Program testing year, marking the first time that Gateway students were allowed to take the IB exams. Gateway's program launched when the class of 2014 started their freshmen year of high school, and those students started off in the IB Middle Years Program. Sticking with that model through their sophomore year, Gateway's IB students entered the Diploma Program as juniors and seniors. During the 2013-14 school year, students were eligible to to take the IB Diploma Program exams in May and earn college credit.
Many students had great success, particularly in Language A, Language B and Art. The IB Diploma Program Spanish B class scored a higher class average than the world average for that test. Several students also graduated with the prestigious full diploma, which grants them a great deal of college credit.
Congratulations, Gateway grads of 2014! You have laid the foundation for continued success.
- See more at: http://aurorak12.org/2014/08/18/gateways-ib-students-shoot-for-the-stars/#sthash.bZCYpdIr.QRxuXFK2.dpuf
Important Upcoming Dates – First Semester:
• Full DP Student Retreat Information Meeting (students only) – Wednesday, August 13th @ 3:30 p.m. in room 419
• IB DP Exam Information Meeting (students and parents) – Thursday, August 28th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (During Parent/Teacher Conferences)
• IB DP Junior Induction (students and parents of full DP juniors) – Thursday, September 18th @ 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center
• Exam Registration September – October
• Full Diploma Program Student Retreat – October