IB Learner Profile trait for the month of February is: Open-Minded
Students who are open-minded understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of views, and are willing to grow from the experience."
Gateway High School is looking into getting a school-based health center (SBHC). This means that all Gateway students and their younger siblings can receive health services at school. As a parent or guardian of a Gateway student, we need your help to make sure the SBHC is ready to meet the needs of its students and families. Please take 5 minutes to complete the private and confidential survey, which asks about the health needs of your child. Click here to complete the survey…
English version – https://goo.gl/forms/cXAqeHN41pjCB7qv2
Spanish version – https://goo.gl/forms/fO9Q3tMsCanMHY3y2
The Gateway Performing Arts Department proudly presents In The Heights. March 2-4th at 7pm with a matinee at 2pm on March 4th. Set in modern day New York, In The Heights is a celebration of community and family. With music & lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, from the current hit musical Hamilton, the show is fun and beautiful story of the real life experiences of first and second generation immigrants in the United States. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and seniors. Can’t wait to see you all at the theatre
Important Notice to Parents and Guardians
February 10, 2017
The school administration would like to inform you about an increase in mumps cases in Colorado. As of February 8, there have been 27 cases of mumps in Colorado, and this number is expected to grow. In order to minimize the spread of mumps in schools, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has asked us to provide the following information.
ALERTA DE PAPERAS
Notificación importante para padres y tutores
10 de febrero de 2017
El cuerpo administrativo escolar desea informar a la población acerca de un aumento en los casos de paperas en el estado de Colorado. Hasta el 8 de febrero se han informado 27 casos de paperas en Colorado y se espera que dicha cifra aumente. A fin de prevenir el contagio de más casos de paperas en las escuelas, el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado nos ha solicitado que brindemos la siguiente información.
All students residing outside the GHS attendance area or students residing out of district must submit an open enrollment application, and be accepted by Dr. Davis, in order to attend here. Unless they are listed under the homeless act (McKinney Vento) Please read through the following information for any future athletes, artists, club members that are participating in your programs this summer.
Open Enrollment District Policies
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 be on target to 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 in district)
- 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
- Parent Teacher Conferences ( 4pm - 7:30pm)
- February 1st
- February 2nd
- PSAT and SAT Testing for All Sophomores and Juniors
- April 11th
- 2nd Monday
- Friends of the Performing Arts 6:30 pm in RM 603 (Band Room)
- Accountability 5:30pm meet in the Library
I am happy to report that APS voters approved ballot measure 3C, our $300 million bond. On behalf of our Board of Education, students, parents and staff, I would like to thank voters for their support. Our bond program will fund facility, technology and security improvements at every APS school and benefit every student.
We could not have accomplished this victory without the hard work of staff, parents and community members. I would like to extend a special thank you to the Aurora Citizens for Excellent Schools campaign committee, led by William Stuart and John Britz, for their dedication to the success of Aurora Public Schools.
We are planning to schedule some projects to begin this school year, including the start of construction on our new Mrachek Middle School. For a full list of projects please visit: http://bond.aurorak12.org/projects/. As we move forward with projects, we will provide regular status updates to community members and staff.
The APS bond program will make a difference at every school and help us in achieving our mission to increase academic achievement and opportunities for all students.
Thank you again for your support and dedication.
Aurora Public Schools
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 Counseling Office. If you have additional questions, you can see Ms. Felker in the Counseling office.
You can get the latest tweets about Gateway High School news and events by following us on Twitter. Our Twitter user name is OlympianUpdates.
Gateway Football will have a player meeting in the Library tomorrow, Feb. 24th right after school 3:30 to 4:00pm See you there.
Pickens Technical College is holding an open house on February 16th from 430 to 7. Pickens is a great option for both current high school students and students that are graduating in May. Come tour the campus and experience programs in the health pathways, the skilled trades pathway and other programs like Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Arts and Communication, Cosmetology and STEM. Call 303-344-4910 for more information.