Due to most students visiting MCTI on Wednesday and not having school yesterday, we will not be sending home progress reports today. They will resume next Friday.
On Monday, students will be visiting KVCC. Parents are welcome to attend. The bus leaves at 9:30 and will return to Gateway at 1:30. Lunch is provided at no cost.
Remember that graduation is June 1st, 7pm, at the GLMS. Fees ($55) are due by May 1st and cover cap purchase, gown rental, and reception after the ceremony. Rehearsal is May 31 at the GLMS at 2:30. Students will receive their caps and gowns at that time.
This is from transportation: Mr. Rundle has authorized a $500.00 signing bonus for any licensed school bus driver with all driving credentials current. If you know of any retired school bus drivers, or drivers who could use extra hours working at GL, please send them our way. Starting wage is $15.43. The wage increases to $16.43 after 60-completed work days. The $500.00 will be paid after the driver completes 30-days of driving.
Please note my new phone number below. You can now dial direct and not have to hold!
What a busy week!
Assorted students volunteered at the SPCA and the RACC. Most students have their required 20 hours of community service and yet they keep volunteering.
Wednesday, Megan Pauken from KVCC came and talked to the students about the programs they offer. Her visit was to prepare us for when we go on a tour February 29th. Remember, parents are welcome to attend.
On February 24, students will have the opportunity to visit Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) in Plainwell. MCTI offers vocational and technical training programs and provides services to prepare Michigan residents with disabilities (students who attend alternative high schools meet their definition of disabled) for gainful and competitive employment. Parents are encouraged to attend. We are leaving at 9:15.
Snow court is next Saturday. Ticket go on sale Monday and are $10 each. Students must have permission from me before they are able to attend.
Don't forget that I will be at Celebration Cinema at Crossroads Mall tomorrow at 11:00. I'd love to have some company as I watch the movie "Race".
Progress reports will be sent home today.
Over the weekend, the district will be upgrading the phone system and everyone will have new numbers which will go directly to the recipient. No more transfers or waiting! As far as I know, the old number (488-5000) will continue to work until the end of the school year but instead of dialing an extension, you will have to speak the name of who you are trying to reach.
Lynnette Walker: 548-3425
Gretchen Wilga: 548-3426
Mary Stage: 548-3427
Beth Palmatier: 548-3410
If you have left a message for one of us and do not hear back within 24 hours, please try again. Hopefully everything will run smoothly, but you never know!
Have a good weekend~
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