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Middle Gate Elementary School

  • Middle Gate Hosts Laser Show

    The Middle Gate Elementary School hosted its annual PTA-sponsored laser light show for the students to celebrate the end of the school year on Tuesday, June 16.

    The show was put on by Prismatic Magic, a countrywide laser light show that travels to schools, according to the group’s website.

    Eric “Myster-E” Shandroff with Prismatic Magic was introduced to the assembled students for the celebration in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Feathery, Scaly Thank You For Middle Gate Students

    Middle Gate Elementary School students were treated to a visit by crew and animals from Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Wednesday, June 10, as a thank you to the school’s student body.

    As part of the school’s Middle Gate Loves To Read Week, which ran April 6 to 10, the students participated in a coin drive that raised $747.06, all of which went to fund the Beardsley Zoo’s rehabilitating and sheltering of an injured bald eagle named Kodiak.

  • Middle Gate End Of The Year Assembly Held

    As Middle Gate Elementary School lead teacher Peggy Kennedy thanked parents at the school's end of the year assembly, which was held on Tuesday, June 16, to celebrate the school's graduating fourth grade students, she said the school community is "so, so especially proud of their accomplishments."

  • Author Lita Judge Visits Schools

    Author and illustrator Lita Judge visited three of Newtown’s elementary schools between Monday, May 11, and Thursday, May 14, sharing stories about her life, her pets, and from her books.

    Her first visit was to Middle Gate Elementary School on Monday, May 11.

  • Middle Gate Hosts Annual STEM Night

    Middle Gate Elementary School held its annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night event for third and fourth graders on Thursday, May 21.

    The event, organized by math/science specialist Jill Bracksieck and the school’s math intervention teacher Kristen Delgado, boasted many activities that allowed the students to learn about and explore science and math.

  • Annual Middle Gate Madness Event Unveiled New Art For The School

    As part of this year’s Middle Gate Madness event, murals that were created by the school’s community were unveiled in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, May 15.

    The effort to create murals began in February, when Susan Rosano, an artist with Arts For Learning Connecticut who recently moved to Vermont, first worked to prepare students and parents to put paintbrush to paper to fill in the first of the nine murals.

  • Zuzu African Acrobats Visit Middle Gate Elementary School

    Students inside Middle Gate Elementary School’s gymnasium on Tuesday, April 28, cheered, clapped, and sometimes participated with the Zuzu African Acrobats performance, which was sponsored by the school’s PTA.

    Middle Gate Principal Chris Geissler said at the start of the assembly that he was thrilled the school’s PTA was sponsoring the event, because, as he said, he first learned about the Zuzu African Acrobats through an e-mail. He said his first reaction was, “That’s pretty cool.”

  • Spring Concert Assembly Held At Middle Gate

    After first singing their school’s song, Middle Gate Elementary School fourth graders shared a number of songs during an assembly on Thursday, April 23, as a preview for their then-upcoming Spring Concert, which was held in the evening of April 27.

    Led by Middle Gate music teacher Tina Jones, the students sang songs like “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” “Pizza Love,” “Happy,” and “Nothing More.”

    When the group sang “Nothing More,” by the Alternate Routes, different students took turns holding up signs.

  • Special Night Held At Middle Gate

    In different rooms on Tuesday, March 31, Middle Gate Elementary School students and their parents experienced art, music, the library/media center, and Project Adventure lessons during the school’s Special Night.

    Middle Gate Principal Chris Geissler welcomed everyone to the evening event in the school’s gymnasium, saying he was excited “to have you get a glimpse of what your kids do during the day in the arts.”