It's been a really busy week. State Trooper Kristy Angelo came on Monday and talked about sexting and cyber bullying. She challenged us to think before posting and to know that there can be long lasting consequences for sharing too much personal information. On Monday, we also had our ground breaking. It is very exciting to see the property getting ready to be built upon.
Our salmon were released on Wednesday....now if we could just get the fish smell out of my office!!
Today finds students teaching technology to Richland's older generation at the RACC. We have one more visit planned for next month, then we will start again in the fall.
Graduation is fast approaching....only 12 more days. Students will receive caps and gowns at rehearsal on May 31, 2:30, at the middle school. Rehearsal lasts until everyone knows where to go and can follow directions (which means we will probably be there all night :)
Remember to sign up for a conference if you would like for you child to return next year. Here is the link:
Students are assessed on attendance, attitude, and academic achievement to determine next year's placement. Students not eligible to return will be assisted in finding another school.
Progress reports will be sent home today. Keep in mind that we had many activities going on this week that may have taken up your child's time.
It hard to believe that graduation is in 19 days! Fortunately, we will have Saturday school tomorrow from 9-12 for those that need extra time to get their classes completed. Don't forget that graduation rehearsal is May 31, 2:30 at the middle school. Students will receive their caps and gowns at that time.
Happy Friday the 13th!
If you would like for your child to return next year, please sign up for a end of the year conference: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sh3EDDgpk-vAIV27KvXdH6ZcXUAzgErFhNTZQtx_bXU/edit#gid=7
All students MUST have a conference to determine placement for the fall semester. Summer school options will be discussed at that time.
Due to the numerous activities this week (piano concert, boat trip, and Sherman Lake) there will not be progress reports. We will have them next week.
On Monday, 1:00pm, Trooper Angelo will be speaking about consequences of sexting. Parents are invited to attend this presentation. Parents are also invited to travel with us on Wednesday to the Wolfe Lake Fish Hatchery as we release our salmon into the wild. Lunch will be provided for students but not guests. Friday finds our "techies" teaching electronics at the Richland Area Community Center and students visiting Sherman Lake. As you can see, next week will be on the busy side.
In case you were wondering, all students are expected to attend Gateway until the end of the school year. If classes are finished, we will have other activities to keep them busy. The last day of school is June 15th (half day).
As you know, all students receive counseling on a weekly basis. If you would like for your child to continue meeting with Dennis, please contact him and make arrangements.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
The conference schedule sign up is now live. All students who are returning MUST have a sit-down conference. If none of the day/times work for you, let me know and we will figure something out. Please see the note on the bottom of the sign up sheet.
Here is the link:
Remember, students are accessed by the amount of credit they have earned, their attitude and attendance. Students that have multiple absences are in danger of not returning. Fortunately, there is still time to improve.
Next Monday (9th) students will have the opportunity to attend a classical piano performance at the Chenery. We will be leaving at 9:15. Parents are welcome to attend.
On the 11th, students will be doing science experiments on Lake Michigan. This will be an all day event as we are traveling to Muskegon. Unfortunately, parents are not invited as we are limited by space.
Guess what? Ground breaking for the new building is on May 16th!! I don't know when we will be moving into it, but at least we're breaking ground.
May 18th finds us releasing the salmon that we've raised. We will be leaving Gateway at 8:30 for the Wolfe Lake Fish Hatchery. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. Please let me know by May 16th if you will be joining us.
Graduation is fast approaching! Don't forget, June 1, 7pm at the middle school. It will be a great night.