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.
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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.
Students in the Blue Cluster Project-Based Learning (PBL) classes demonstrated their knowledge on Friday with a culminating fair. Billed as a “Museum Walk,” each student or small group of students focused on an individual factor that affects the changing climate of New York City. With projects ranging from rising sea levels to endangered wildlife, to air, soil and water quality, no topic was left unexplored.
Stephen Gaynor School and Gaynor parents are committed to their children’s success both in and out of the classroom. This issue of the Gaynor Gazette “lifts the lid” on some of the amazing work happening behind school doors, and provides some helpful tips for parents who want to continue building on their children’s progress.
Gaynor’s After School Program has been a vibrant part of student life at Gaynor for ten years. It began with about 20 classes and 100 students and has grown over the years into a program enrolling approximately 300 students and 40 different classes.