IB Learner Profile trait for the month of March is: Risk-takers
Students who are risk-takers approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs."
Congratulations to the OLYs for having the highest voter turnout in YEARS. Thanks to your votes the 2017-2018 Student body officers are:
- Stephany Anaya
- Tyler Ker
- Addie Lang
- Deya Mendoza
- Olivia Parapat
Check the StuCo twitter, facebook, or snapchat account after school to find out who is Student Body President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, & Treasurer
ATTENTION OLYS. The Showdown at Sable is on April 3rd. REPEAT. The Showdown at Sable is on April 3rd. Watch your fellow Olys take on staff members in an intense basketball match with halftime games as well! Student admission is only $2. Delicious foods and beverages will be sold at a low price as well. The activities will take place from 4-6 PM on April 3rd. For more information follow us on twitter @olyWICOR. @olyWICOR.
Senior Class StuCo has started accepting applications for the 2nd annual senior class scholarship. Applications are due by 5/1 and it is for $500. If you can start sharing the application with seniors coming to you looking for ways to pay for college that would be great. The only catch is seniors in student council cannot apply.
Ed2020 open labs will be on April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13. The open labs will run from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and will be in the Library. This is a great opportunity for seniors trying to graduate. See your counselor with any questions.
Seniors looking for great scholarship opportunities, look no further! The Aurora Public Schools Foundation Scholarships are now open. Please follow this link to find a large selection of scholarships which are open to APS students only. Please note the T. Matt Hirschfeld Scholarship is open to Gateway students only. Students can fill out one application to use for each of these scholarships, and must be submitted by 4PM on Friday April 7. See your counselor with any questions.
Olys you will be participating in testing next month on April 11th and April 18th!
Here is some important information you will need to know about these two days:
- April 11th all freshman will be taking the PARCC English/Language Arts Exam, Sophomores will be taking the PSAT, and Juniors will be taking SATs. For the afternoon of April 11th students who have participated in the exam will be participating in a exploration day that afternoon. More information to come in Torch Time!
- Seniors on April 11th you be participating in a Future Fair which will be on April 11th where you have a chance to meet with different individuals about job opportunities, speak with college officials, go on college visits, job shadow, and other options for the day! More information to come during your senior meeting on March 21st.
- April 18th freshman will be taking PARCC Math exam and Juniors you will be taking the CMAS Science exam.
- Sophomores and Seniors you will report to school for the afternoon and we will run a modified schedule for the afternoon.
This is a exciting time of year! Lets get ready Oly’s and represent on our exams!
Broncos Futures Football is back for the 2017 Season!!! The program offers opportunities for football athletes to develop fundamental skills while participating in a positive, quality, tackle football spring program. All those involved in this program will serve as positive leaders for the future as members of the Middle School/Denver Broncos Football League.
- True middle school football feeder program for APS High Schools
- Coached by current, qualified high school football staff members
- State of the art equipment & custom uniforms with Broncos Logo in the high school colors
- Spring program (beginning Mid-March through Mid-May).
- Teams from Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista Peak will feature 7th & 8th grade students from their feeder schools
- Practice and games will be held at the high school sites
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
NOTICE FROM APS LEGAL OFFICE
Please note that updates have been made to the District’s Nondiscrimination Policies:
- AC, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
- AC-R, Nondiscrimination / Equal Opportunity
- AC-1-E, Notice of Nondiscrimination
- ACE, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
The updated policies can be found on the District website at aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.
NOTIFICACIÓN DE PARTE DEL DEPARTAMENTO LEGAL DE APS
Le comunicamos que hemos llevado a cabo modificaciones a las Políticas de No-discriminación del distrito:
- AC, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
- AC-R, No discriminación/Igualdad de oportunidades
- AC-1-E, Aviso de No discriminación
- ACE, No discriminación con fundamento en una discapacidad
Usted puede ver las políticas actualizadas en la página web del distrito, en: aurorak12.org/about-aps/district-policies/.
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.
Juniors & Seniors, enjoy a Night with Gatsby at the Vehicle Vault in Parker. Prom tickets will be on sale this week for only $50 and after prom is only $30. Your after prom ticket includes all you can eat wings, breakfast, and activities like ice skating, laser tag, broom ball and more. Don’t miss out! The price goes up after Spring Break! Get your ticket this week with Ms. Decker in the office.