Education Matters

Creating Sub-Irrigated Planters

BY AMANDA MOSES One of the many lessons Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman instills in her students is the importance of recycling. She has told her classes that when we re-use…

Read Across America

By Pamela Stern Read Across America is an initiative created by the National Education Association, which began in National Read Across America Day is held on the school day closest…

Full STEAM Ahead for Local Middle Schools

BY AMANDA MOSES On October 10th, the principals of local middle schools Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VIII and Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 were awarded hefty STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Tapping Into Creativity with Family Paint Night

BY AMANDA MOSES Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364’s mission is to “cultivate a dynamic environment of advance thinkers, high achievers, and model citizens.” It is through this teaching model that…

FDA VIII Students Learn About Different Soil Mediums

BY AMANDA MOSES Students at Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VIII are learning all about the various methods used to grow plants. Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman started her winter program introducing…

PS 346’s Students Receive Coat Donations

BY: PAMELA STERN On January 11th, students in PS 346’s fifth grade (5-504) class were pleasantly surprised when they were visited by members of the New Hope Family Worship Center….

IS 364’s Students Celebrate Winter

BY: PAMELA STERN On Thursday, February 7th, IS 364’s students celebrated school spirit with at the Winter Dance. All around an emptied lunchroom there were red and pink heart-shaped helium…

IS 364’s Pop- Up Shop

BY: PAMELA STERN Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 held their first very own Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, February 2nd in the cafeteria of the school from 10am to 2pm. Now…

IS 364 Shows School Spirit

BY: PAMELA STERN On January 30th, students, faculty, and administration of IS 364 showed off their school spirit by participating in School Spirit Day. The students wore jerseys of their…

Basics of Gardening with Middle School

BY AMANDA MOSES On Friday, students at Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 were excited to begin their winter lessons with Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman. Their first lesson focused on familiarizing…

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…