Daily Announcements



Week of May 3, 2021

Track Practice is cancelled today(May 5th) due to the weather forecast.

Best Buddies for Cohort B:
We will be meeting Thursday, May 6th after school in the Dining Commons for our last meeting of the year!!! Please have your ride ready at 3:15.

Drama Club:
If you ordered a t-shirt, please pick it up in Miss Warwick's room.  If you have not paid yet, please bring your money in to get your shirt!!

TIDES will meet today, Monday, May 3rd in Room 1029.

Gates Drama Club presents Alice in Cyberland and Virtually Ever After

The Gates Drama Club is thrilled to present two virtual plays this year. Our comedic and family friendly productions are Alice in Cyberland and Virtually Ever After. All students in the cast and crew have worked incredibly hard to make these productions wonderful, and they deserve a huge round of applause for their positivity and dedication this year. Thank you to our crews who did marketing, costumes, hair, makeup, scenic design, and sound design. Thank you to the actors who brought their characters to life and gave us a lot of laughs throughout these stressful times! 

Performances will become available to view between May 7th at 6:30PM and May 8th at 6:30PM. Tickets are $12 per viewable link, and donations for additional viewers are greatly appreciated. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.onthestage.com/gates-drama-club. Once you have completed the ticketing information, you will receive  an email with your one-time use link to the performance you selected. You will have from May 7th at 6:30pm through May 8th at 6:30pm to view the production before your link expires. 

Alice in Cyberland Running Time: 40mins ; Virtually Ever After: 1hr

The shows have been pre-recorded, edited, and will be uploaded to the website so you may watch them at your leisure! Curl up with some popcorn and your favorite people to enjoy these two wonderful comedies. Please contact Ms. Warwick (lwarwick@scit.org) with any questions. Thanks for supporting the Gates Drama Club!

Week of April 26, 2021

There will be NO 7/8 grade Marching Band practice this afternoon(Friday, April 30th).

Drama Club
Payment for the Drama T-shirt is due on Friday, April 30th.  Cash or check made out to Town of Scituate for $16.00  Also, the Virtual Drama performance will be on May 7th.  Details and information on tickets can be found on Facebook or Instagram.

Gates Diversity Club(TIDES)
will be meeting after school today Monday, April 26th at 2:40 in  Room 1029.  All are  welcome to join.  See Mrs. Newton for any questions.

April is National Humor Month
Each day there will be information about the benefits of humor, joy, or laughter and end with a joke.

Monday-
Laughter makes you healthier:
It lowers your blood pressure
It exercises your muscles, including your abdomen and diaphragm as well as those in you thorax, neck, shoulders, face, and scalp
It strengthens your immune system, decreasing stress hormones and increasing infection- fighting antibodies
It deepens and improves your breathing.
Joke of the Day:
Q:What do you get when you cross a fish and an elephant?
A: Swimming trunks
Tuesday- Benefits of humor:

  • It distracts you from negative emotions.
  • It changes your perspective, making things less overwhelming.
  • It increases your energy.
  • It connects you to others (we like happy people).
  • It just makes you feel good.

Joke of the Day
Q: What did the ocean say to the shore?
A: Nothing..... It just waved
Wednesday- 
It’s been proven people who are optimistic have stronger immune systems. No matter what illness you may be fighting, laughter can offer an extra boost to the immune system.
Joke of the Day:
Q: What did the pecan say to the walnut?
A: We're friends because we're both nuts.
Thursday-Laughter has social benefits. Laughter is contagious and can draw attention to what others are laughing about which opens up opportunities for social activities.
Joke of the Day
Q: Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
A: Because he could not control his pupils
 Friday-Humor plays an essential role in our overall health. The ability to smile, laugh and play are directly related to the way we express our personality. It’s one of our more redeeming qualities.
Joke of the Day
Q: Why did the invisible man turn sown the job offer?
A: He could not see himself doing it.

Week of April 12, 2021
April is National Humor Month

Monday, April 12th
Each day there will be information about the benefits of humor, joy, or laughter and end
with a joke.
Benefits of humor include:
·       It distracts you from negative emotions.
·       It changes your perspective, making things less overwhelming.
·       It increases your energy.
·       It connects you to others (we like happy people).
·       It just makes you feel good.
Joke of the Day 
Q: What do you call shoes made of banana peels?  Answer: Slippers 
Tuesday, April 13th
April is National Humor Month
Mental Health benefits of laughter     
Adds joy and zest to life       
Eases anxiety and tension        
Relieves stress        
Improves mood
Strengthens resilience 
Joke of the Day
Q: What’s smarter than a talking bird?
A: A spelling bee
Wednesday, April 14th 
April is National Humor Month
Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems
Joke of the Day
Q:Are monsters good at math? Answer: Not unless you Count Dracula 
Thursday, April 15th
Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting
antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Joke of the Day Q: What does corn say when you give it a compliment? Answer: Aw shucks!
Friday, April 16th
April is National Humor Month
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Joke of the Day
 Q: Why can't your nose be 12 inches long? Answer: Because then it would be a foot.


Week of April 5, 2021
Attention Best Buddies!!
Cohort B will meet this Thursday, April 8th at 2:30 and have your ride ready to pick you up at 3:15.  Cohort A will meet on Tuesday, April 13th.

Attention Ms. Glover's 2nd term 7th and 8th grade art students:
Please see Ms. Glover during your LUNCH this week in the GATES main lobby.  She has all of your artwork packaged up to take home with you.


April is National Humor Month
Each day there will be information about the benefits of humor, joy, or laughter and end with a joke.
Monday- Laughter and joy are the benchmarks of humor- It leads to improved well-being, boost morale, increase communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. Joke Q: What do you call a pig that does karate? A pork chop
Tuesday- Humor embraces positive emotions such as happiness and joy. Joke Q: What kind of shoes do spies wear? Sneakers
Wednesday- Not only does humor make us fell good, but laughing is actually good for our brain and it reduces stress levels.  Joke- Q: What do you call a magic dog?  A labracadabrador
Thursday-Benefits of feeling joy- it promotes a healthier life style, boost immune system, fights stress and pain, and support longevity. Joke Q: What day of the week are most twins born?  Twos-day
Friday-Laughter is good for your health, Laughter relaxes the whole body, laughter protects the heart, laughter may help you live longer.  Joke Q: Why shouldn't you let advanced math intimidate you? It's really as easy as pi!!

April 1, 2021
April is National Humor Month

Each day there will be information about the benefits of humor, joy. or laughter and end with a joke.
Humor is one of the most essential qualities to human life. Humor lowers the stress level, helps us look at stressful situations from a different perspective, and strengthens social interaction. It is good for our immune system, our memory, and makes us happy.
Joke of the Day: Q: What do you call a boat with a bunch of smart people? A: A scholar-ship

Week of March 22, 2021


Gates Track and Field
We are excited to offer all students to join Gates Track and Field Team this spring. Practices and Meets will be held on the NEW Scituate HS track facility. Practices will be held after school on Mondays and Wednesdays and will begin on Monday. Meets may be held virtually or in person. Meet schedule will be determined at a later date. All are welcome!!! No special gear or equipment required. Please contact Mr. English(renglish@scit.org), Room 1033 with any questions. To join the team, please join google classroom by entering the code cq25pge We hope to see you there!!!

Gates Give Back- Hope Happens Here

Scituate Community Christmas is holding a drive to collect personal wellness items for senior citizens in Scituate. We are challenging each team to collect the most items from March 22nd-March 26th. There will be a box in each pod where you can donate your items.

Kindness Week Spirit Days(March 22nd-March 26th)
Monday- Role Model Day or Superhero-Dress as your role model(think real life Superhero) or your favorite Superhero. Not all heroes wear capes.
Tuesday- 
Show your Kindness or wear something that represents you- Wear a shirt with a positive message or your favorite team jersey.
Wednesday-
Mismatch DayWear mismatched socks or an outfit that doesn't match!!
Thursday- 
Neon Day- Wear BRIGHT Color to remind everyone to use words that brighten other people's day.
Friday- Team Color Day- Wear Gates' team shirts if your team ordered them or just the color  A- Purple, B-Red, C-Green, D-Blue, E-Orange, F-Black

Kindness Week Quotes
Monday- "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees" Amelia Earhart.
Tuesday- "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" Maya Angelou
Wednesday- "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential turn life around." Leo Buscaglia
Thursday- "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." Princess Diana
Friday- "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tzu

Today(March 22nd) Gates Diversity and Equity Club, TIDES, will be meeting afterschool at 2:45 to 3:30. The meeting will also run virtually. If you would like to hear more about the club, please stop by after school today in the Dining Commons.

Week of March 15, 2021

Kindness Week Spirit Days(March 22nd-March 26th)
Monday-
Role Model Day or Superhero-Dress as your role model(think real life Superhero) or your favorite Superhero. Not all heroes wear capes.
Tuesday-
Show your Kindness or wear something that represents you- Wear a shirt with a positive message or your favorite team jersey.
Wednesday-
Mismatch Day- Wear mismatched socks or an outfit that doesn't match!!
Thursday-
Neon Day- Wear BRIGHT Color to remind everyone to use words that brighten other people's day.
Friday- Team Color Day- Wear Gates' team shirts if your team ordered them or just the color  A- Purple, B-Red, C-Green, D-Blue, E-Orange, F-Black

Gates Give Back- Hope Happens Here
Scituate Community Christmas is holding a drive to collect personal wellness items for senior citizens in Scituate.  we are challenging each team to collect the most items from March 22nd-March 26th.  there will be a box in each pod where you can donate your items.


Diversity Club(TIDES)-
will be meeting in person today after school at 2:45 in the Dining Commons. Please have your ride ready at 3:45 for pick up.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Newton, or stop by the club this afternoon to see what it's all about.

Week of March 8, 2021

Bus 20 students will ride on Bus 8 in the afternoon as of March 12th!!!

Best Buddies in Cohort B:
Today, March 11th is or Best Buddies meeting.  We will meet in the Dining Commons at 2:30.  Please have you ride ready to pick you up at 3:15.

Best Buddies in Cohort A:

Tuesday, March 9th is our first meeting. We will meet in the Dining Common. Please have your ride ready to pick you up at 3:15.

Gates Diversity Club:
Next Monday, March 15th Gates Diversity Club, TIDES will be meeting in person after school in the Dining Commons.  All club members are welcome and new members are encouraged to join.  Please join and check the TIDES google classroom for more information.  Stop by Mrs. Newton's office in the Counseling Suite if you have any questions.  The classroom code is JVCQL25.



Week of February 22, 2021

Congratulations to all the students who tried out for SEMSBA!! Every student made it!! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!! The students are Wyllys Ames, Daniel Beaudin, Nikolai Bokavich, Aidan Burbine, Kara DeLong, Tommy Guinan, Liam Holden, Soren Johnson, Autumn Levirne, Brendan McCarthy, Caitlin Quinlan, Noah Shepard and Andrew Webster. special shout out to Nikolai Bokavich and Autumn Levirne who both placed first on their instruments. Wyllys Ames placed second on the snare drums. Again, congratulations to all who tried out!! Great job!!

Attention Students:

If you are a car rider, your ride must pick you up in the drop off loop in front of the school.  To keep everyone safe and to be good neighbors to those around us, NO students are allowed to use the walking path and be picked up on Cedarwood Road.

Gates TIDES
For those of you who are looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month there will be a live virtual concert on Thursday, February 25th at 8:00 P.M. To watch the concert, visit "Black History Month Virtual Concert" by Chicago Chorus by going to https://cchoir.org/black-history-month-2021  Have a great day!!

Week of February 8, 2021 Announcements


Attention Ms. Glover's FIRST TERM 7th and 8th students
Please pick up your remaining artwork from last art term during lunch today. Ms. Glover will be in the lobby as you enter the cafe with your art; all bagged up to take with you and show off at home.

Attention Best Buddies in Cohort A
Tomorrow is our first meeting for Best Buddies! We will meet in the Dining Commons right after school at 2:30. Please have your ride ready to pick you up at 3:15.

Citizens Climate Lobby
Are you looking for a fun way to spend Valentines Day? And at the same time, do something good for the earth? The Citizens Climate Lobby is looking for kids under age 18 who want to learn how to lobby members of Congress to take action to help solve climate change. Last December, over 100 student activists participated in CCL's lobby week, and they are hoping even more will join in the next lobby week in March. The next training will be held virtually on Sunday, Feb. 14th from 4 - 6pm. The training will build your skills and confidence so you can fully participate in lobby meetings with Members of Congress or their staff. Interested?? Please fill out this Registration Form. Deadline to register is Feb. 10, 2021. So c'mon, show some love for the earth and help strengthen our democracy. You'll meet lots of other kids and build valuable skills and experience. An information session will be held after school on Thursday, February 11th at Gates in studio 1030.

This week is Winter Spirit Week
All students and staff are encouraged to show their school spirit and dress up. Prizes will be given to the winning A Block class each day. Good Luck!!
Monday- Winter Hat Day
Tuesday- Hawaiian Day
Wednesday- Pajama Day
Thursday- Tie Dye Day
Friday- Valentine's Color Day

January 29, 2021

Mrs. Rotty's Trimester 1 Grade 8 students, check your email for an invitation to come to the Art room after school next week to glaze your clay banks.


January 28, 2021

Attention Best Buddies in Cohort B!
Next Thursday, February 4th, is our first meeting for Best Buddies!! We will meet in the dining commons right after school at 2:30!  Please have your ride ready to pick you up at 3:15.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Southeast Massachusetts District Band:
Wyllys Ames- Drums
Liam Holden- Trombone
Conor Sullivan- Tenor Sax
Nicolai Bokavich- Trumpet
Caitlin Quinlan- Flute
Autumn Levirne - Bassoon
Noah Shepard- Tuba


Week of December 21, 2020

Attention Ms. Glover's Term 1 Art students:

If you would like in person artwork back BEFORE holiday vacation, please email Ms. Glover.  If not, she will return your artwork to you after holiday vacation.

Attention students and staff!!
We will host Spirit Days on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students and staff will earn points for their A Block for every member that is decked out in spirit gear.  Points can be earned for both in person and remote learning days!!  
Monday- Sports Day
Tuesday- Holiday Spirit Day
Show your spirit and good luck to all A Block classes!!!


Week of December 14, 2020

Congratulations to the Gates 7/8 Band for an excellent performance on Tuesday at the SHS Football Field.  The band was conducted by Wyllys Ames and Nicolai Bokavich.  The band also gathered over 100 food item donations for the Scituate Food Pantry.  the performance will be shown on Scituate Cable TV.  Thank you to all who participated and to all who support the band!!! Mr. Lessard

Attention Ms. Glover's Term 1 Art students:
If you would like in person artwork back BEFORE holiday vacation, please email Ms. Glover.  If not, she will return your artwork to you after holiday vacation.

Attention students and staff!!
We will host Spirit Days on Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week. Students and staff will earn points for their A Block for every member that is decked out in spirit gear.  Points can be earned for both in person and remote learning days!!  

Thursday- Best Mask Day
Friday- Pajama Day
Monday- Sports Day
Tuesday- Holiday Spirit Day
Show your spirit and good luck to all A Block classes!!!

Congratulations to Amelia DiCosimo, Amy Thorton and Jake Graziano!!! Your artwork will be featured in this year's yearbook.  Amelia's drawing will be on the front, Amy's on the back and Jake's will be the title page.  You will all get a free yearbook this year!!!



Week of November 30, 2020


Congratulations to all of our Thanksgiving Advisory Contest Winners!!!

The following students should stop by the office to claim their prizes:

Max Reimels,  Jayden Louis, Ryan Brown, Jake Perry, Ella Kate Labadia, Sasha O’Sullivan, Luke Wolf, Ally Bulman, Davin Dockendorf, Nolan Flaherty, Ella Fitzsimmons, Tori Kroeger, Chris DiMeo, Robert Fenton, Piper Crotty,  Ciaran Corcoran, Cameron Charette, Caitlin Quinlan, Noah Don, Sophie Bokavich, Elena Riedel, Michaela Whitaker


Week of November 23, 2020

Outdoor band rehearsal has been cancelled for this afternoon.

In the spirit of giving and helping others in our community, Gates will be participating in a toy drive to benefit Scituate Community Christmas.  You will notice a slideshow and decorated boxes at the entrance of the school.  Please take some time to look at the slideshow and the flyers around the school.  Please bring in new, unused and unwrapped items to drop off in the decorated boxes.  The toy drive will run from Monday, November 30th through Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Gates Virtual Book Club!!!

The goal of this club is to connect students to books, authors and each other during remote and hybrid learning.  The club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and the books read during our book club will be accepted for independent reading.  Students can select to form a small group within the book club or can be placed in a group of those with similar reading interests.  We will meet on Wednesday 12-1 P.M. via zoom.  Join google classroom and fill out the form.  The classroom code is fudenx4.


The Yearbook Cover Contest is on!!!  If you want to design a cover for this year's yearbook, please submit your full color design to the office by November 25th!! The winner will receive a free yearbook.  And if you are interested in being part of the Yearbook Club, we will meet after school on zoom on Thursdays starting December 2nd.  Please see Ms. Kent with any questions.  All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome. 

Week of November 16, 2020

In the spirit of giving and helping others in our community, Gates will be participating in a toy drive to benefit Scituate Community Christmas.  You will notice a slideshow and decorated boxes at the entrance of the school.  Please take some time to look at the slideshow and the flyers around the school.  Please bring in new, unused and unwrapped items to drop off in the decorated boxes.  The toy drive will run from Monday, November 30th through Tuesday, December 22,2020.

Gates Virtual Book Club!!!

The goal of this club is to connect students to books, authors and each other during remote and hybrid learning.  The club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and the books read during our book club will be accepted for independent reading.  Students can select to form a small group within the book club or can be placed in a group of those with similar reading interests.  We will meet on Wednesday 12-1 P.M. via zoom.  Join google classroom and fill out the form.  The classroom code is fudenx4.


The Yearbook Cover Contest is on!!!  If you want to design a cover for this year's yearbook, please submit your full color design to the office by November 25th!! The winner will receive a free yearbook.  And if you are interested in being part of the Yearbook Club, we will meet after school on zoom on Thursdays starting December 2nd.  Please see Ms. Kent with any questions.  All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome. 

 



Week of November 9, 2020


Gates Virtual Book Club!!!

The goal of this club is to connect students to books, authors and each other during remote and hybrid learning.  The club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and the books read during our book club will be accepted for independent reading.  Students can select to form a small group within the book club or can be placed in a group of those with similar reading interests.  We will meet on Wednesday 12-1 P.M. via zoom.  Join google classroom and fill out the form.  The classroom code is fudenx4.

The Yearbook Cover Contest is on!!!  If you want to design a cover for this year's yearbook, please submit your full color design to the office by November 25th!! The winner will receive a free yearbook.  And if you are interested in being part of the Yearbook Club, we will meet after school on zoom on Thursdays starting December 2nd.  Please see Ms. Kent with any questions.  All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome. 

Week of November 2, 2020

Social Awareness groups at Gates


Gates is happy to offer two different clubs focused of social justice and supporting inclusion at Gates. The two groups are called GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), and TIDES Committee (Tolerenace, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality  Student committee). 


GSA- The Gay Straight Alliance  is a club open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth, AND straight allies (LGBTQA). This may include students who have relatives and friends who identify as LGBTQ+.  This club will focus on creating a safe, supportive, inclusive, environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.   


The GSA will meet every other week on Wednesdays at 1:00. The club will begin on Wednesday November 18th, running every other week on the following dates: 11/18, 12/2, 12/16. (further dates will be scheduled after winter break.)   If students are interested in joining they can join the google classroom for more information and the zoom meeting link. GSA Classroom code: ew5ceuz


TIDES committee- Tolerance, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Student committee is a club open to all students focusing on diversity and inclusion in our school community. The purpose of this group is to bring people together to celebrate diversity, build an inclusive school community, and to help educate ourselves and others about what's going on in our world around social justice, racial justice, and human rights issues. The group hopes to create different opportunities for inclusion and highlighting diversity in our school and community. 


Whether you identify as a student of color, a person in the LGBTQ community, practice a different religion than most of your peers, or just want to be part of the conversation, this group is for you. Even if you simply want to sit in the back of the virtual room to listen and learn, we would be glad to have you. We hope that each student feels their voice is heard and important, but never feels pressured to speak on behalf of a specific group of people.


TIDES committee is a student run group that meets every Monday at 3:30. If you are interested in joining the club, please join the google classroom for updates and the zoom link information. TIDES google classroom code: jvcql25   (L not 1)





Week of October 26, 2020


Attention Students:

We are excited to announce that Gates has its first after school club.  The Gates Equality Group is beginning next Monday, November 2nd.  These meetings will be held on zoom at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join as we discuss any issues occurring at Gates and what we want it to look like in the future.  The google classroom code is jvcql25 and more information can be found here.  Thank you!!! If you have any questions, please see Cici Griffin, Jane Ryan, Ms. Newton, or Ms. Driscoll.







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