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Achieving Goals in Room 201

Students in Ms. Macedo’s class found a creative way to set goals for the school year.

Get the In-Cider Info on Apple Picking!

A few decades ago, the entire student body and all of Gaynor’s staff would fit on just a few school buses for the annual apple-picking trip to Demarest Farms. This year, nearly 400 students and over 130 teachers, staff, and specialists piled on 11 (eleven!) school buses for the trip to Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Fractions without Rules! Using Research to Drive Instruction

Stephen Gaynor School’s math curriculum is based on the three-pronged Singapore Math approach which includes concrete (hands-on), pictorial (visuals), and abstract (symbolism). No area of elementary mathematics is as mathematically rich, cognitively complicated, and difficult to teach as fractions, ratios, and proportionality.

Fostering a Love of Writing and Building Foundational Skills

Learning to write is challenging for all students but is particularly difficult for students with language-based learning difference. Head teacher Jane Moskowitz illustrates Gaynor’s approach to not only teaching writing but getting students to learn to love it.

Five Questions With….Brian Russ

“Five Questions With…” is an ongoing series in the Gaynor Gazette. This article appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of the Gazette and features middle school technology specialist, Brian Russ.

Psychologists’ Corner: The Meta-Moment: RULER For Families

Emotions can either help or hinder relationships, and we all have moments that get the best of us. In the latest installment of Psychologists’ Corner, Gaynor’s psychology department discusses what a “meta-moment” is and how to incorporate it into your daily life.

Summer 2019 Gaynor Gazette: Learning in 3D

Take a look inside the summer 2019 issue of Gaynor Gazette, “Learning in 3D.”

Gaynor Alumni Network Reunites Alums and Honors Faculty and Staff

The Alumni Reunion Honoring Gaynor’s Distinguished Faculty & Staff brought the Gaynor community together in the Performing Arts Center.

Celebrating the Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 enjoyed a two-day celebration of their time at Gaynor beginning with a Graduate/New Alumni Breakfast on Thursday, June 13, followed with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday, June 14.

Speaker Brings History of Brooklyn Bridge to Life for Silver Cluster Students

Gaynor Parent Kristian Roebling brought history to life for Silver Cluster students as he described his ancestor, John Augustus Roebling, and his role in the design and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.