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Students Find Personal Connections with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students across the school learned about the power of dreams and their ability to effect change this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. They learned about Dr. King’s desire to spread love and kindness to combat hate, and found personal connections to his words. 

With Charters, Students Create a Positive Classroom Environment

Gaynor has been incorporating charters for the past two years, not only in the classroom, but also with faculty and staff. Through classroom charters, students work together to create common goals and hold each other accountable for creating a positive classroom environment.

Inspiration and Collaboration: The Senior Educator Program

The teachers and specialists at Stephen Gaynor School are exemplary special educators. How do we establish a community of veteran educators dedicated to continuing at the highest level in their field who are also explicitly trained to mentor faculty members new to Gaynor? Assistant Head of School Jill Thompson describes the inspiration behind, and elements of, the Senior Educator Program.

Green Cluster Holds Student Council Elections

This year, the Green Cluster has been running a Green Cluster Student Council for the first time. Students participating had the option to run for Green Cluster President and Vice President. The election was held on December 12.

Five Questions With… Jane Moskowitz

Jane Moskowitz is a Head Teacher in the Silver Cluster at Gaynor, but her career path started with psychology and neuroscience rather than education. We sat down with Jane for the latest installment in our “Five Questions With…” series to learn more about her favorite aspect of being a teacher as well as her non-profit, Cunucu Dog Rescue.

Finding Value in Everyone with Author Kathryn Otoshi

This week, EC and Lower School students participated in a multisensory storytelling experience. Parents’ Association Book Fair Chairs Kathy Yang and Nina Norwood invited award-winning author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi to speak with students. Otoshi brought colors and numbers to life with lively readings of her books One, Zero, and Two.

Gaynor Families Experience the Joy of Giving Back

On Sunday, November 17, hundreds of Gaynor community members including students, parents, siblings, alumni, faculty and friends came together for the school’s first-ever Day of Service.

This Week in Gaynor Sports, 11/8

As the curtain closes on the 2019 fall sports season, our athletes can look back on a season filled with comradeship, teamwork, and personal improvement.

This Week in Gaynor Sports, 11/1/19

The fall season is winding down this week after a season’s worth of growth and teambuilding among our Gaynor athletes. The volleyball team finished in sixth place, and soccer finished in fifth place in the American International Private School League (AIPSL).

Fired Up! Project-Based Learning in the Pink Cluster

Last week, after studying the role of firefighters in the community, students in the Pink Cluster brought all of their knowledge (and imagination) together as they spent time “trying out” to become firefighters themselves.