Students who are principled act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
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
Do you love Chipotle? Come make enjoying delicious burritos a selfless act by supporting the softball team next Monday August 25th from 3-6:30 at the Chipotle on Iliff & Chambers. Mention Gateway Softball, or take in a flier from a softball player to help a portion of the proceeds go to the Gateway Softball team.
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
Dear Parents and Students:
As the new Principal of Gateway High School, it has been my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community. Gateway enjoys a rich history of academic, cultural, and athletic excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for our students. I am truly honored to be your principal and am looking forward to working with this community to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Gateway, my professional career was in Atlanta, Georgia for many years. I held the positions of teacher, athletic director, and assistant principal before moving to Colorado. While in Colorado, I served as an assistant principal at East High School and principal at Henry World School. Although my former school district was very large in comparison to Aurora, what I find comparable is the child-centered approach to education that characterizes both districts and results in an excellent school program. Parents and staff who collaboratively work together each day for the students is the exemplary quality that attracted me to Aurora Public Schools. I am very excited to be a part of the Gateway family and to closely work with everyone to make our school even better.
My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas.
My door will always be open for you to communicate your thoughts and wishes. Please do not hesitate to call upon me to serve you! I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! GO OLYS!
Dackri Davis, Ph.D.
We are hoping that the Olympian Family will turn out in full force for the 2014-15 Back-To-School Night on August 12th. Please clear your schedule and plan on attending. We will have a Community Picnic for all staff, students and their families.
- 5:30pm Community Picnic for staff, Gateway students and families.
- The menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and refreshments.
- 6:30pm Welcome by Dr. Davis
- 6:42pm Parents/students will follow their schedule which is listed below.
Period 1 6:42 – 6:49
Period 2 6:54 – 7:01
Period 3 7:06 – 7:13
Period 4 7:18 – 7:25
Period 5 7:30 – 7:37
Period 6 7:42 – 7:49
Period 7 7:54 – 8:00
When a student has an off period we are inviting parents into the media center for cookies and meet and greet by administration.