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  • Gators Close Out Auxiliary Gym in Style

    (Nov. 16) -- The varsity Gators hung on for an exciting 53-50 win over the San Marcos Home School Panthers Friday night in the last official basketball game played in the Auxiliary Gym. The team will move into the new "swamp" next Tuesday versus the Granger Lions. A packed house saw the Gators squander a 10-point second half lead, but Ethan Miller made some crucial shots and the Gators blocked a 3-point attempt by a Panther player at the buzzer to preserve the first win of the season.

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  • BI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!

    (Oct. 30) -- The Lady Gators made program history Monday night with their impressive 3-1 win over the first-seeded Randolph Ro-Hawks. (click on headline for more) FOLLOW-UP (Nov. 5) -- The Gators season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Hallettsville in the Area Round playoff game played at Marion HS. Congrats on a fantastic year!

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  • Robotics Team Rolls On!

    (Oct. 20) -- Congrats to our robotics team! On 10/20/18 they competed at Liberty Hill HS placing 12th out of 29 teams. Overall, team placed 1st in their division and is going to 1) UIL State Championship and 2) BEST Robotics competition. Team won two awards: BEST website and BEST Photogenic (team look/costumes). Team will leave 11/28 - 12/2 for competitions in Frisco, TX.

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  • Aquatic Gators Continue to Excel

    (Oct. 29) -- The Gateway swim team competed against 20 teams this weekend in one of the teams largest meet of the season at the Round Rock Invitational. The Lady Gators placed 7th overall with several top 8 individual finishes. The Gator boys finished 11th overall slipping into one top 8 individual finish.

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  • Gator Singers Earn High Notes

    (Sept. 29) -- Sept. 29 --For the first time ever, three Gateway HS choir students competed in the Region 26/8 All Region Choir audition/competition staged at Belton High School. They included (L-R) Ashley Pruiett (Jr.), Carmen Rose (Fr.) and Aidan Hartline (Soph). Click on the headline for more.....

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  • Vikings Sail Past Gators in The Swamp

    (Oct. 9) -- The varsity Lady Gators fought hard, but couldn't quite overcome the firepower of the Lago Vista Vikings in a heartbreaking loss to their district rivals, 3-1. "Tough loss last night, but not unhappy with how we fought until the end in all 3 matches," said Coach Rory Tyson. Next up is a road game at Jarrell this Friday.

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  • Varsity Boy's XC Team Qualifies for Area Meet

    (Oct. 8) -- Congrats to the Gateway Cross Country Teams which competed in this year's district meet. The varsity boy's team finished in third place which qualifies them to compete in the Area Meet in two weeks in Corpus Christi. The girl's team, as a group did not qualify for the Area Meet, but Madison Biddle did qualify as a result of her fast time.

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  • Lady Gators 'Floor" Florence, 3-0

    (Sept. 19) -- The Lady Gators handily defeated the Florence Buffaloes for their second straight district win. Now 2-3 in district, the Gators will try to even their record as they travel to Manor New Tech this Friday.

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  • Varsity Nets First District Win; Cruises Past Jarrell, 3-0

    (Sept. 19) -- The Lady Gators got their 'game' back with an inspired shutout versus the Jarrell Cougars Tuesday night. They host Meridian School in a non-district game this Friday before returning to district action versus Florence in The Swamp on Sept. 25.

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  • Swimmers Make a Splash in First Meet

    (Sept. 14) -- The Gateway Swim team competed in its first meet of the season at Round Rock High School on Thursday (9/13). The girls team finished just behind 6A powerhouse RR, but beat out district rivals Georgetown, Eastview, Pflugerville and Weiss High Schools to take 2nd place. The boy's team competed well and battled it out for a 5th place finish.

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  • The Gateway Legacy Awaits Your Help

    From a few small portable buildings on the frontage of Westinghouse to a 40-acre master planned campus, Gateway has grown into a truly special school community. The Gateway Legacy Capital Campaign is a multi-year fundraising initiative to complete the Master Campus Plan. This campaign raises money to pay for permanent buildings and infrastructure.

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  • Following 0-3 District Start Gators Will Try to Right the Ship

    (Sept. 15) -- The varsity Gators, after another disappointing district loss at Lago Vista, hope to rebound this week in a key match-up with Jarrell.

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  • Eagles Hand Gators District Opening Loss

    (Sept. 7) -- District Title Contender Johnson City swooped in to The Swamp and defeated the Gators 3-0 Friday night. The defeat breaks the varsity's six-game win streak and its first home loss this season.

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  • Gators Clobber the Cardinals; Get Ready for League Play

    (Sept. 4) --The Lady Gators clipped the wings of the visiting Concordia Cardinals for their 6th straight home win.

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  • Lady Gators Tame the Tigers, 3-0

    (Aug. 22) -- The Lady Gators landed a 1-2-3 punch over the visiting Rockdale Tigers Tuesday in the Auxiliary Gym. It was their 4th straight home win.

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  • Mr. Boorman wears a Texas Tech tie to promote college prep.

    Wednesdays are Promote College Day

    Head of School Ben Boorman has a closet full of college ties and he's not afraid to share them.  Each Wednesday, he wears a different tie promoting a different college in order to make everyone aware of our mission to advance all students to the higher education level.  Can you guess which college he is promoting in this photo (hint...has something to do with West Texas).   He invites all employees to wear their college colors on this day as well.  

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  • Gateway Teacher Donates U.S. Flag for School's New Main Gymnasium

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    (Nov. 12) -- In conjunction with Veterans Day, Gateway's 4th grade math and science teacher, Tiffany Coleman, and her husband, Marcus, both veterans, donated a U.S. flag to be permanently hung in the school's new main gymnasium.

    Ms. Coleman served in the U.S. Army as a 68D (Operating Room Specialist) from 2005 to 2014. She was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri), Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio), Fort Jackson (South Carolina) and Fort Hood (Killeen). She was also attached to the 14th Combat Support Hospital in Fort Benning (Georgia).

    Mr. Coleman served as a 19K (tanker) from 2001 to 2004. He was stationed at Fort Knox (Kentucky) and Fort Hood. He completed a combat tour in Iraq from 2003-2004.

    The couple comes from a family of veterans. Both of their fathers honorably served in the Army and Tiffany's grandfather served in WWI and WWII. She said the couple has acquired many flags over the years. This flag has never flown, but was preserved in their family home since 2008. "We are honored that Gateway will be its final resting place, where it will proudly be displayed," she said.

    In the photo holding the donated flag are representatives of the Boy Scouts and an Air Force auxiliary group at Gateway, along with Ms. Coleman and Head of School Ben Boorman. They include (from left) Garrick Knott, Oleg Dylla, Aidan Hartline, Ms. Coleman, Mr. Boorman, Carsten Gallini and Joseph Gaddy.

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  •  Funds for New LED Vision Board for New Gym Being Sought

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    (Nov. 12) -- FUNDRAISING ALERT.....Orenda Education is attempting to raise monies to fund an LED video display board to be mounted in the new Main Gymnasium on the Gateway College Prep campus. Donations totaling $50,000 are required to purchase the 6.6 foot-tall by 11.48 foot-wide pixilated board and control system.

    The LED board would enhance a K-12 school community experience by promoting all the activities that occur in the gym... from athletic events to pep rallies to fine arts performances to graduation exercises.

    “We feel this is a great opportunity to showcase our students and our school environment to all who will view content on this state-of-the-art media tool, including students, families and visitors to the campus” said Tommy Turner, Director of Community Relations.

    Turner said much of the content for the display board also would be created by students studying video production and broadcasting courses now offered at the secondary school level. The video board will need to be staffed during events and student volunteers would help in those roles.

    Eventually, advertising space could be sold with revenue helping to underwrite a portion of the cost of the board. Multi-year contracts could be sold to larger advertisers or local businesses with smaller budgets could purchase digital announcements during a single athletic event, for example, Turner said.

    Persons interested in making pledges or donations to this project should contact Mr. Turner at tommy.turner@orendaeducation.org or call 512-869-3020.

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  • Gateway Earns "A" Grade From TEA

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    The Orenda Charter School District, which operates Gateway College Prep, is among the very few Central Texas school districts that received an “A” rating in overall performance by the Texas Education Agency’s new “A-F” grading system that was published August 15th.

    Gateway College Prep enjoyed a “met standard” rating while earning 6 out of 7 distinctions. The one distinction missed was by one indicator, attendance. The school earned an overall score of 95.

    School districts earned an “A” grade by “serving most students well, encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for almost all students,” according to the TEA website.

    District scores are based on three main indicators: “student achievement,” which is primarily based on standardized test performance and includes other measures like graduation rates for high schools; “school progress,” which compares test performance year-to-year and between comparable school districts; and “closing the gaps,” which includes performances in special groups of students based on socioeconomic status and other factors.

    The only other surrounding independent school district earning an “A” rating was Round Rock ISD. Georgetown, Pflugerville and Leander ISDs all earned a “B” rating.

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