Education Matters

Annual Ugly Sweater Day at IS 364

BY: PAMELA STERN Everyone has at least one, that ugly sweater that you received as a present that you really don’t like, well at IS 364 everyone from the faculty…

PS 346’s Students Go Shopping With NYPD at Target

BY: PAMELA STERN On Saturday, December 15th the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 75th precinct hosted an event at Target in the Gateway Mall. This is the second year…

Students Relay at IS 364’s Turkey Trot

By Amanda Moses On November 20th, Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 held their annual Turkey Trot. The event invited students to participate in a relay race for a chance to win one…

Advertising Week Discusses Anxiety Disorder with Star-studded Panel

BY AMANDA MOSES About 80% of children suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60% of kids are living with depression, but are not receiving treatment, according to a 2015…

TC Vision Enraptures Students

BY AMANDA MOSES The art of making music is more than creating a song; it’s an audible expression of creativity. For 17-year-old Michael Goddard, music is an extension of himself….

What’s Cooking at Starrett Early Learning Center’s Harvest Feast

BY: PAMELA STERN Students in the Starrett Early Learning Center (SELC) had a feast on Friday, November 16th in anticipation of Thanksgiving. These youngsters were having a lesson about the…

Volunteerism Awarded at IS 364

Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 is always eternally grateful to all of the parents that dedicate their time to helping students at various educational functions. IS 364’s PTA awarded Ms….

PS 346’s Students Get a Visit from The Dentist

BY: PAMELA STERN On October 10th and 11th the Liberty Dental Team visited PS 346. Dr. Kathleen Malico (a dentist) gave students a presentation with a slideshow on the importance…

Gateway Intermediate School 364 Makes Strides for Breast Cancer

BY IS 364 PRINCIPAL, NICOLE FRASER-EDMUND & ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, TREENA HALL According to U.S. Breast Cancer statistics about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer…

Local Schools Join District 19’s Taste of Home Event

BY: PAMELA STERN All three local schools in the Spring Creek Towers’ community participated in New York City Public Schools’ District 19 Taste of Home event. On Tuesday, November 13th,…

Local Schools Walk for A Cure

By Amanda Moses Schools throughout the Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) community are banding together to fight for a breast cancer cure. Last month, Abe Stark Primary School (PS) 346, Frederick…

A Scarecrow Jubilee at SCRF’s UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES Squirrels, birds, and other little animals are wondrous creatures to observe in nature, but at the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) they can…

Lights On After School

By Amanda Moses On Thursday, October 25th the Spring Creek Afterschool Program took part in the national initiative, “Lights On Afterschool,” to help encourage more parent involvement.  The Afterschool Alliance…

Moms and Dads Show School Spirit

BY AMANDA MOSES On September 18th, fathers throughout the tri-state area participated in “Dads Take Your Children to School” (DTYCTS), an event that was created to help strengthen the relationship…