There are several opportunities for us to recognize the LEADERS we are growing here at Gateway!
AR Millionaire Club – Being a member of the Millionaire Club means that a student has read at least a million words this school year. Our Accelerated Reader program tracks the number of words read by students. The record for the number of words read by a student in one school year is 8,784,256 words!
* If students become ‘millionaires’ by March 16th, then they will be part of the Millionaire Club photo for the yearbook.
* Students that become ‘millionaires’ by May 10th will be invited to the Millionaire Luncheon and Recognition on May 12th.
Students will enjoy a special lunch catered by a local restaurant. The Luncheon takes place during the school day and is only for Millionaire Club members.
Sunshine State Books – Students are encouraged to read and take an AR test on the books designated by the State of Florida as the Sunshine State books. Students who read and successfully pass the AR test on the Sunshine State books are recognized in the following ways.
* Read 5 Sunshine State books and pass AR tests by Jan 11, 2017 earn a Popcorn party on Jan 13, 2017.
*Read 10 Sunshine State books and pass AR tests by March 22, 2016 earn an ice cream sundae treat at lunch on March 24, 2017.
*Read all 15 Sunshine State books and pass AR tests by May 12, 2016 earn a Field Trip to Barnes & Noble Book Store where you will pick out a book, get a treat in the café, and play a game with the Barnes and Noble staff on May 18, 2017.
Battle of Books Team – Students who read all 15 Sunshine State books are eligible to be members of the Battle of Books Team. The team competes with other schools in May at the district Battle of the Books competition. Teams answer questions about the Sunshine State books. May 19, 2017 is the Battle of Books competition date. It takes place during the school day in the School Board meeting room.
Math Competition Team – Students in 5th grade try out and are selected to be part of the Math Competition team every Spring. The Math Competition team competes on a Saturday morning in May against other schools in the district. Gateway’s Math Competition team won first place in 2015.
Science Fair – Students in 4th and 5th grade have the opportunity for their science fair projects to be selected to participate in the District Science Fair competition.