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Gatewood Players

Gatewood Players

Director: Beth Mappes bmappes@gatewoodschool.com

The Gatewood Players is the drama and musical theatre club at Gatewood School. Started in 2019, the Players continue to expand with opportunities for grades 1-12!

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.

Gatewood Players:  Opportunities for grades 4-12 to learn more about theatre experience. 

Fall—A deeper dive into all aspects of acting including drama games and instruction. Culminating with a play performance (no singing). Sign up in August with performance in October. All Players meet after school from 3:00-4:30 pm. Schedules given out with registration forms. Some shows may include grade 3. Limited to 25 members.

Winter/Spring—Singing and acting stagework with a focus on large scale musical performance. Sign ups in November. January-March rehearsals with performance in March. All Players meet after school once or twice a week from 3:00-4:30 pm with increased rehearsals closer to performance. Schedules given out with registration forms.  Limited to 25 members.

Mini-Gatewood Players:  Grades 1-3 drama club learning the basics of theatre ending with a musical performance. Registration in November. Limited to 25 members.

Gatewood Players Tech: Interested in behind the scenes? Spotlight and light design? Music and sound design? Each show has opportunities to learn more about the technical side of theatre. The tech crew will continue to grow as we enhance our auditorium space. 

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.

Vocal Music

M.S./H.S. Vocal music is offered at Gatewood for the purpose of enriching students’ lives through the great medium of music. Students are encouraged to participate in music throughout middle and high school. Vocalists and pianists have been participating in Literary events since the beginning of Gatewood and include solos, girls trio, boys quartet, and piano competitions. Everything from music notation and sight reading to ear training will be learned. 

Students in the vocal music program learn the many aspects of professional singing through rehearsals and performances. Guitar classes are also offered to high school students and teach reading music, chords and strumming patterns.

 

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.

Rotarians understand the importance of our community’s youth. Guided by this understanding the membership established a student recognition program.  A program that recognizes achievement, leadership and helps to support high school students in their transition to higher education.

 

During the months of September through May, high school senior students are voted on by faculty based upon their:

  • Academic Standing
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Community Involvement
  • Leadership and Service to Others

After the student is selected, they in return choose a teacher that has made an impact on their life.  This person can be someone that has taught them K-12 grades.

 
 
 
Bryce Coker August Student of the Month with his impact teacher Josh Ringer.
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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.

 

YoungLife

 

Dear High School Parents,

I hope the fall semester is off to a great start for you and your families! Some of you may be familiar with Young Life, who we are, and what we do, but for those that are not, we want to introduce ourselves! What is Young Life? We are a non-profit organization for high school and middle school students with a mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. We do this by praying for kids, going where they are and through building personal relationships with them, providing fun, adventurous, life-changing experiences, and by working in the community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, local churches, donors, and staff). 

At Gatewood, our high school team is led by 11 incredible volunteer leaders from Georgia College. These leaders have been trained extensively and background checked by Young Life, and are excited to continue getting to know your kids! You’ll see them around at the school for breakfast and lunch, at sporting events, plays, and everything in between. 

Every other week, the leaders will put on “Young Life Club” for Gatewood students. We like to think of Club as a “party with a purpose.” It’s a controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. Before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about. Club is on Monday nights at 7:57 at the Embry’s farm, every high schooler at Gatewood is invited! 

On the Mondays in between Club weeks, we will have “Campaigners.” Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service, and leadership. Follow @gatewoodyl on Instagram for the most current updates about what we are up to each week. 

We are grateful to you for trusting us with your kids! It is our joy to get to know them, walk with them, and share our lives with them. If you have any questions or would like any more information about Young Life, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

 

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Dear Middle School Parents,

 I hope the fall semester is off to a great start for you and your families! Some of you may be familiar with Young Life, who we are, and what we do, but for those that are not, we want to introduce ourselves! What is Young Life? We are a non-profit organization for high school and middle school students with a mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. We do this by praying for kids, going where they are and through  building personal relationships with them, providing fun, adventurous, life-changing experiences, and by working in the community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, local churches, donors, and staff). WyldLife is what we call our ministry for middle schoolers. 

 At Gatewood, our middle school team is led by 10 incredible volunteer leaders from Georgia College. These leaders have been trained extensively and background checked by Young Life and are excited to continue getting to know your kids! You’ll see them around at the school for breakfast and lunch, at sporting events, plays, and everything in between. 

 Every other week, the leaders will put on “WyldLife Club” for Gatewood students. We like to think of Club as a “party with a purpose.” It’s a controlled chaos that’s almost impossible to describe, but kids know it when they see it. Before the party ends, we share a simple message about God’s love for them. After all, that’s what the celebration is all about. Club is on Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:30 at Marie Rainey’s house; every middle schooler at Gatewood is invited! 

 On the Tuesdays in between Club weeks, we will have “Campaigners.” Campaigners is a weekly gathering for kids who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through study, service, and leadership. Campaigners will also be at the Rainey’s house. Follow @gatewoodwyldlife on Instagram or Gatewood Wyld Life on facebook for the most current updates about what we are up to each week. 

 We are grateful to you for trusting us with your kids! It is our joy to get to know them, walk with them, and share our lives with them. If you have any questions or would like more information about WyldLife, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

The leaders will be posting on Instagram, Facebook and the Heja app to provide you with information on weekly “Club and Campaigners.” I have attached the link for the HEJA  APP below.

Hey, we are using a new app, Heja, for our team communication & activity planning. Click the link, download the app & join Wyldlife for Middle School now!

https://heja.io/download/VQ693089

 

 

 

Senior Ambassadors

 

What is the Student Ambassador Program (“SAP”)? 

The Student Ambassador Program (“SAP”) is a group of 8-10 volunteer  students who represent Gatewood School and demonstrate Gatewood’s  core values in their academic, athletic and artistic pursuits, both on  campus and in their communities. All Gatewood Seniors are invited to  apply.  SAP is made up of Gatewood Seniors only. 

Student Ambassador Application  

Please complete the entire application carefully and thoroughly in order to  be considered for a Student Ambassador position. Please print clearly or  type out your answers. Attach another piece of paper if there is not  enough room for your answers. 

The following is a checklist of what is needed for the application: 1) Complete the application and answer all of the questions. 2) Have one reference complete the Reference Form. 

3) Return the completed application to the Admissions Office by July 21,  2022. 

Attn: Admissions/Student Ambassadors  

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact  Libby Rainey, Admissions Director at lrainey@gatewoodschool.com or  706-485-8231 ext 1300.