Gateway Gazette

Volume 4, Issue 3, Spring 2017

Thank you Gateway Community for making this another fantastic year!

The 2016-17 school year began with many new faces and lots of exciting innovations. This year, we were thrilled to add a number of Chromebooks to every classroom and begin planning for our one to one implementation project, which will begin in August of 2018! Because of your overwhelming support, we will be able to extend our one to one device initiative to our lower grades as well in 2018, allowing ALL of our Gators to experience the magic of digital learning.


As we look forward to our brand new school year, there are always bittersweet emotions that bubble to the top when we are faced with saying goodbye to our fifth grade “seniors”. These students have exhibited so many leadership traits over the years, complete with forming our first student council advisory board, and becoming mentors for younger students. Please don’t miss our annual “Clap Out” on May 24th at 2:00. This is always a great Gateway tradition and a wonderful send-off as we line the halls to celebrate our fifth graders!


To wonderful 5th grade families that we will not see walking our hallways next year, we love you all and will miss you! Please remember that you are all unique, intelligent and ready for middle school! From 5th Grade Day to Decades Day presentations, (complete with the best costumes!), you always rise to the occasion. Please come back and visit every time that you can, and remember that you are all permanent members of our Gator family!


Have a fantastic summer!

Susan Stubley

Principal

Gateway Elementary School

Calvage Connection Updates

From the Assistant Principal...


It’s been an incredibly quick journey together this year! I am once again privileged to be a part of our great Gateway family. Thank you parents for sharing your students with us. It is a very exciting time of the year when we pause and reflect about the progress we have made and accomplishments we have achieved. I hope that you have a wonderful summer and are able to spend some great family time together creating wonderful memories. I am looking forward to seeing everyone back together in August. Stay safe! Mrs. Calvage

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First Grade Field Trip to the Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Second Grade Visits Roper Mountain Science Center

Second grade classes visited Roper Mountain Science Center. We observed animals and their physical characteristics to determine their classification. We had a class on weather where we used wind socks and bubbles to learn about wind direction. We used thermometers to observe how temperature rises and falls. We went on a scavenger hunt on the nature trail. We also viewed different animal habitats and discussed what these animals need to survive.
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Miss Freeman's Second Graders Can Sing the 50 States!

50 States Song

Third Grade Makes History

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Fourth Grade is Over the Moon

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Creating in Challenge

Mrs. Smith's Fifth Grade Challenge class participated in hands-on activities while learning about the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Fifth Grade Rocks

Fifth Grade historians presented projects on Civil Rights Leaders and Activists. Students were given the choice to create trading cards, write a journal entry, create a comic strip, or write their very own "I Have a Dream" speech.
Fifth Grade mathematicians practiced using a coordinate plane to create robots.
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