Good Friday Afternoon!
Yesterday, I met with a scholarship committee about a scholarship that will be offered to a graduating senior who will continuing his/her education (this is not limited to college, trade, certificate, or cosmetology but can be used toward any furtherance of education). I am very excited about this great opportunity.
The application is due May 1st. Guidelines:
Interested students will submit a 3-4 minute video consisting of: a brief history of his/her early life, how long he/she attended Gateway, how Gateway has helped them, what his/her plans are after graduation and how the scholarship would be used (tuition, books, tools...).
There is also another scholarship available to Gateway grads. This scholarship is a written essay plus a possible interview. The essay for this scholarship is due April 10th. The essay should address the same topics as the one previously mentioned.
Scholarships range from $500-$2000.
Graduation is May 31, 7pm at the Gull Lake Middle School. Cost is $55, which covers cap and gown, diploma, and reception. Checks can be made out to: GLCS. Invitations will be sold at 2/$1.00. Rehearsal will be May 30, starting at 2:30. Cap and gowns will be handed out at that time. There is no limit to the number of guests graduates can bring.
Today, we're having a birthday party for AnnMarie, who will be turning 1 over the weekend. It has been wonderful to watch her spend portions of her first year here. I am especially proud of Tess (who will be graduating) for being such a fantastic mom. All of us at Gateway have been able to see how challenging it can be to be a single parent and we are in awe of how well Tess has done! When you see Tess graduate, don't be surprised if AnnMarie walks across the stage with her.
Progress reports were given to students today. Some were really great while others have room for improvement.
Monday is the Administration open house. Any student that would like to stay after school until 6:00 is welcome to. They will be making pizzas for an afternoon snack and be able to watch movies, play games, or work on classes. Of course, parents are welcome to go through the building and we'd love to be able to show visitors how great our building is.
Many of you know that we try to use real world situations and learn from them. This past week, the students have really stepped up! They have thought through problems and come up with solutions: they have hung letters (you really need to see the letters...they are huge), they have painted, baked and even cleaned their messes. I was really impressed with the way they worked in small groups and listened to the ideas of others. It was a pretty good week from my perspective.
Thank you for your continued support!!