Winter Conferences will be held from January 31-February 2. All students must have a parent sign the schedule even if it is just to decline a conference. On Thursday we will ser2ve dinner to students and their families from 2-7 pm. Please let us know how many people to expect.
On November 22, Gateway lost one of its biggest supporters, Beth Palmatier. Beth served as our school secretary for many years, but more importantly she was our friend, advocate, cheerleader and motivator. Her impact on our students can not be overstated. In 2016 Beth was awarded the "Outstanding Advocate Award" by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization, a worthy accomplishment.
In tribute to Beth our students created a memory tree. Current and former students submitted memories of Beth which were printed our and made into flowers and leaves to decorate the tree.
Today we celebrated our annual Friendsgiving with friends and family. Our students made a baked potato bar and desserts for everyone to enjoy.
Today our students and staff spent the day at the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp. During this annual event, we are challenged with team-building events, affirmation exercises, and opportunities for personal growth. Today we were able to use the team climbing ladder and participated in several group activities. Thank you very much to the YMCA staff and our generous donors who make this possible!
)This year Gateway students are once again volunteering at the Richland Area Community Center on Friday Mornings. Our students work one-on-one with senior citizens to help them with any issues they have with their phones or other electronic devices. If you would like help with your phone, please contact the RACC at (269) 629-9430.
As part of our commitment to community service, Gateway students travelled to the Southwest Michigan SPCA. Our students spend time entertaining the cats and walking the dogs. This is the third year of our partnership with the SPCA
Gateway Academy is partnering again with the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Gateway students visit the Gospel Mission each month. While they are at the Mission, our students help prepare lunch, serve lunch and help clean up.