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Gatewood Players

Gatewood Players

Director: Beth Mappes


The Gatewood Players is the drama and musical theatre club at Gatewood School. Started in 2020, the Players are expanding with opportunities for students in grades 1-8!

Mission Statement

The Gatewood Players strive to enrich the lives of Gatewood students by offering positive experiences in the performing arts. Through instruction and performance, students will be nurtured in self-expression and ensemble teamwork culminating in a drama or musical performance.

Activities during the workshop times will include drama instruction with games and teaching, movement and choreography, vocal warm-ups and instruction, and performance rehearsals. All Gatewood Players meeting times are after school. All Players meet once a week 3:00-4:30 with increased rehearsals closer to show time.

Gatewood Players

New! 2 sessions

September-October: Grades 4-8 drama club with focus on dramatic instruction (games, technique, improv, scene study). Dramatic scenes/improv/one-act performance in November. Limited to 20 members.

January-March:  Grades 4-8 drama club with focus on large scale musical performance. Performances in mid-March. Registration in December. Limited to 25 members.

New! Gatewood Mini-Players

January-February:  Grades 1-3 drama club learning the basics of theatre ending with a musical performance. Registration in December. Limited to 20 members.

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Anchor Club

Membership in an Anchor Club allows young people to make a dynamic difference in their world through volunteer service…and have FUN while helping others. Anchors learn valuable skills that prepare them to be good citizens for the rest of their lives. They have opportunities to lead and organize service projects and play active roles in club programs. Often they work side by side with their sponsoring Pilot Clubs to promote awareness and provide hands on service to people with Brain-Related Disorders.

Since Pilot International was chartered in 1921, Pilot Clubs have undertaken service projects involving young people and their needs. In 1952, Pilot adopted the program of sponsoring Anchor Clubs. Anchor is now 50 years old and is made up of over 10,000 members.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Key Club

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.

Key Club International brings together all Key Club’s members’ efforts and energies into an area that makes an international impact through the Major Emphasis, “Children: Their Future, Our Focus.” The Major Emphasis unites Key Clubs under the banner of service that deals with the most important part of our community, our youth.

Band and Vocal Music

Band & Vocal Music are provided for the purpose of enriching students’ lives through the great medium of music. Members have several performances opportunities including the state wide GISA All-Select Band and Chorus.  Band at Gatewood begins in the 5th grade although students are encouraged to pick up a new instrument at any age. Students will be exposed to basic notation and reading, as well as trying out on as many instruments as possible to find just the right one.  Students are encouraged to participate in the band program through their senior year in high school. Band is an academic class with a spiral curriculum that continues throughout high school. Vocalists have been participating in solo, girls trio, boys quartet and piano at Literary since the beginning of Gatewood. Students in the vocal program will learn the many aspects of professional singing through rehearsals and performances. Everything from music notation and sight reading to ear training and correct technique will be learned.


National Honors Society

The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the nation’s secondary school students. Today, National Honor Society chapters are found in all 50 states and more than 1 million students are members of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society.

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Honor Society of Gatewood Schools holds its tapping ceremony to induct new members annually.   The Gatewood National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high school students who excel academically. To be eligible for membership, a candidate must be a member of the sophomore, junior or senior class. Have a cumulative average of at least 90. Membership shall then be based on the effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high esteem by the society throughout the high school years; scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Rotary Student of the Month

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties provides recognition for outstanding high school students.  Each month they recognize a Gatewood senior for their excellence in the classroom.

Student Government Association

The high school student government association is an organization designed to facilitate relations between the student body and the faculty.  The council is composed of three officers.  Students are elected by their peers.  Elections are held at the beginning of each school year.  The HSSGA’s most well known activity is coordinating Spirit Week and all of the festivities that accompany that occasion.