Leader Opportunities 21-22

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 8, 2022, then they will be part of the Millionaire Club photo for the yearbook.
* Students that become ‘millionaires’ by May 18th will be invited to the Millionaire Luncheon and Recognition on May 23, 2022.
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 Nov 5, 2021 earn a Popcorn party on
Nov 12.
*Read 9 Sunshine State books and pass AR tests by Feb 11, 2022 earn an ice cream treat at lunch on Feb 17, 2022.
*Read all 15 Sunshine State books and pass AR tests by March 8, 2022 to have picture in yearbook.
*Read all 15 Sunshine State books and pass AR Tests to participate in SSS celebration with Millionaires on May 23, 2022.

Battle of Books Team – Students who read at least 11 Sunshine State books (and pass AR tests) by March 1, 2022 (tentative date) are eligible to try out for Battle of Books Team. Team members chosen must agree to read all 15 Sunshine State books by May 2, 2022. The team competes with other schools in May at the district Battle of the Books competition. Teams answer questions about the Sunshine State books. It takes place during the school day in the School Board meeting room.

Elementary National Honor Society – Open to students in grade 4 or 5 who have a GPA of 3.75 by the end of the third quarter. Final grades ELA, Math, SS, Sci = 4 A’s or 3A’s 1 B. Final grades in Art, Music, PE = 3 S’s. Students eligible for NEHS membership receive a letter at the beginning of April inviting them to complete the application for membership and gather recommendations for personal responsibility and meaningful service to school/community. Applications due from eligible students April 25, 2022. Induction Ceremony is May 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm.                                              

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.