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How to foster a passion for reading in the Middle School? Disrupt Thinking!

At Gaynor, reading specialists and teachers use the Orton-Gillingham approach, morphology, and grammar to teach students the mechanics of reading. Implementing the Disrupting Thinking approach is another layer that moves students from the mechanical to a more holistic engagement with what they read.

The Design Cycle in Action

Ms. Moskowitz’s Silver Cluster class brought a novel to life in their classroom with a clever use of the design cycle.

Going the Distance: Gaynor’s Cross Country Team

Gaynor’s cross country program is only in its second year, but the team is hitting their stride.

Join us for PA Skate Night on Nov. 14!

Stephen Gaynor School Parents’ Association presents Gaynor Skate Night on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. Register today!

Five Questions With…Yvette Siegel-Herzog

We sat down with Yvette Siegel-Herzog for the inaugural installment of the “Five Questions With…” feature in Gaynor Gazette.

Gators Go Apple Picking

On Friday, September 21, Gaynor Gators traveled to Demarest Farms in New Jersey for the annual apple picking trip. Students

2018-2019 Theme: Choose Courageous Conversations

Gaynor’s community theme for 2018-2019 is “Choosing Courageous Conversations.” Learn why this is important and how faculty and staff will be working to incorporate it not only among themselves but with students as well throughout the year.

Gaynor Participating in National Backpack Awareness Day

Gaynor’s Occupational Therapy Department is promoting The American Occupational Therapy Association’s National Backpack Awareness Day on September 23. Read more to find out the steps you can take to ensure your student is wearing their backpack correctly to avoid strain on the muscles.

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: What’s all the Phuss?

Gaynor’s reading specialists work with our students on a daily basis to improve their skills. What are some of the ways they do that and how can you help your child at home? The reading department shares some tips from their update from the summer 2018 issue of Gaynor Gazette.

Facing Our Emotions

Last year, Gaynor selected the social-emotional program, RULER, to be integrated into the curriculum. Teachers across all cluster levels have been implementing it into their classroom in different and age-appropriate ways for their students.