Gaynor’s 2017 Reading Challenge kicked off on Monday, March 6, with the theme, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” based on the book by Dr. Seuss. In the North Building lobby, there is a map which represents all of the places students’ imaginations can take them with a good book, such as “fiction island” or “mystery mountain.” In honor of the Reading Challenge, several Gaynor faculty and staff shared where their favorite books have taken them.
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The deadline to register for Gaynor’s 2017 Summer Camp is fast approaching! Space is limited, and registration will close when the program is filled. Stephen Gaynor School’s summer camp is like no other camp in the New York City area. Open exclusively to current Gaynor families, our summer camp allows students in our Early Childhood and Lower School to enjoy a variety of summer activities while maintaining important reading and other academic skills in a structured but enjoyable environment.
The Gaynor Gators Green Squad emerged as American International Private School League (AIPSL) league champions this week with an overtime victory over Speyer School.
The educational website, Learning Liftoff (powered by K12 Inc.), featured an interview with Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor on the importance of performing arts education for students with learning differences.
Abraham Axler ’08, a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
On February 10, the Parents’ Association Diversity Committee welcomed Dr. Derald Wing Sue to present on “Stereotype Threats, Bullying and Microaggressions”
Stephen Gaynor School has released a new video discussing the ways in which a performing arts education benefits students with language-based learning disabilities. The video, entitled “Performing Arts: Benefits for Students with Learning Differences,” features Stephen Gaynor School students and faculty including Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor, Co-Founder and Director of Education Yvette Siegel-Herzog, as well as actor and Gaynor parent, Mark Ruffalo.
Due to the continued possibility of inclement weather, Skate Night has been postponed until Tuesday, March 7, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Wollman Rink in Central Park (Reminder: this is a change from last year’s venue). Click “Read More” for details.
In After School Robotics and Coding, led by teachers Brian Russ and Andrew Presarn, students experience modern technologies through multi-sensory exploration. Building robots strengthens hands-on construction skills, while coding robots to accomplish tasks requires logical thinking and beginner computer programming skills.
Now in its 10th year, the Community Learning Center (CLC), is a free afterschool reading program for children in New York City public schools. While learning can be a challenge for some Gaynor students, they are fortunate to attend a school that provides an individualized educational program. Through the Community Learning Center (CLC), Gaynor students and teachers devote their time and skills to help those who may not have the same advantages.