Clubs and Extended Learning

Gateway Choir
The Gateway choir is a group of hard working young people who are ready to commit themselves to learning fun and challenging music. Rehearsals are every Thursday after school from 3:00am-4:00 pm in the music room and all third, fourth and fifth graders are eligible to participate in our growing choir program. Choir begins in September and continues throughout the year until May.  Our Gateway Choir is a TEAM activity and we emphasize each member’s total commitment and participation to rehearsals as well as performances. In addition to committing to learning fun and challenging music, students participating in choir are learning to be team members who demonstrate our LEARN values (Lead, Empower, Achieve, Respect, Nurture). Membership is a commitment from September through May. This is each student’s opportunity to grow as community members and really improve their singing and musical skills—and to have fun in the process!.


Chess Club
Do you like to play chess?  Would you like to learn?  Join the Gateway Chess Club!  Chess Club meets every Monday from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Panther Den.  Chess Club starts in September and runs through May.  All ages and abilities are welcome, but we ask that kindergartners and first graders bring an adult with them.  Parents are encouraged to participate too!  For more information, please contact Greg Davis at 686-2044.


LEGO Robotics and STEAM Club
Grade 3-5 students will work with LEGO WeDo and Mindstorms to explore robotics and programming over the course of the year. Some of the groups will complete design challenges and participate in competitions.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math will be combined in a club that builds, invents, designs, and tests using creative problem solving and scientific method. This is a hands-on curriculum for grades 2-5.

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Gateway Ambassadors

The Gateway Ambassadors program provides mentoring, peer counseling and mediation to younger students at our school. The Gateway Ambassadors are fifth graders who are trained in problem-solving and conflict resolution, putting those skills to work on the playground, the lunchroom and in the classroom. The Gateway Ambassadors will also provide help at school functions, give school tours, welcome new students and are involved in promoting the school.
The qualifications for becoming a Gateway Ambassador are:

· Be a good student with good grades

· Have a positive attitude toward school

· Be willing to support fellow students

· Be good listeners and have effective communication skills

· Must be able to problem-solve effectively

· Show leadership skills

Mrs. Richardson, Mr. Davis and Mrs. Lawson are sponsors and mentors to the Gateway Ambassadors program.


Student Council:

The purpose of a student council is to help share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects, helping people in need and school reform. Our Gateway student council is open to 3rd-5th graders and meets every other week. We hold elections in the fall and use a group voting process for all decisions. One of the goals of Gateway STUCO is to develop the leadership and team member capabilities of its group. Each year, we participate in a variety of activities that are voted on by the group. Additionally, we participate in the homecoming parade, we organize and prepare school spirit weeks, we sponsor the school spirit store, and we sell spirit items at Retro Night.


K-Kids

This service organization is sponsored by our local Kiwanis Club and helps make students aware of good citizenship on a school, local, national, and global level. The organization is open to students in grades K-5 and participates in a variety of community service activities, including Breakfast with Santa.


Open Gym/After School PE Programs

Gateway offers open gym for students from 7:20 to 7:45am. Open gym is a supervised time for students to begin their day with a fun physical activity. A variety of activities are offered for all students.

Additionally, our physical education program provides monthly after school PE programs for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  The program includes activities such as floor hockey, ultimate frisbee and kickball to name a few, as well as other current curriculum being taught in PE.  Each after school program is $15.00 per student and ranges from four to six days for an hour after school. The days do vary with other happenings with the building and or district. After school activities provide extra learning opportunities for students and are great for supporting students in developing a physically active lifestyle and meeting new friends. Permission slips are sent home with students who are interested in participating.

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