Career Exploration at the Middle/High School

Recently, the middle/high school started bringing career exploration directly to the students.  On Monday, April 22nd, firefighters from our local station spoke to a group of 6th and 7th graders.  The students learned about the requirements of the job, what it takes to get there, and the school subjects that they will need to concentrate […]

GSA Art Show 2013

Gateway Science Academy Elementary held its annual Art Fair on Monday, April 22nd in St. Louis.  Each child chose at least one of his or her favorite pieces of artwork to display this year.  There were three full display boards and additional art on the gym walls.  Two tables were covered with 3D work, and a […]

Top Individual and School Awards at MathCON 2013

On Friday, April 19th, 5th-9th grade students, faculty members, and many parents went to Chicago to attend the 6th annual MathCON competition. Many students received Honorable Mention for their impressive math skills on the challenging test. Representing the 6th grade, Halit Ozkaya won 1st place and Jessica Meyer won 3rd place. 8th grader Isabella Farmer […]


Cell-ebration! In Mrs. Ozkaya’s seventh grade class, we have been working hard on the cell chapter. We did reading, drawing, watching science videos, testing, and even we looked at plant and animal cells under microscopes. At the end of the chapter, we made cell models. We worked really hard, and they turned out really nice! […]


Thanks to a grant that Ms. McCann received from Springboard for Learning, Kindergarten-2nd grade students enjoyed an afternoon with Storyteller, Bobby Norfolk.  Bobby began his career as a National Park Service Ranger at the Gateway Arch.  He then moved to theatre and comedy before finding his true calling as a storyteller.  Bobby went on to […]

American Cancer Society Fundraiser

The elementary school celebrated their American Cancer Society Fundraiser, by having an assembly on Friday, May 3. Parents were invited to come help celebrate the money they earned. During the assembly, GSA remembered those we have lost to cancer in our families and community, and celebrated the life of the survivors in our lives!! The […]

National Spanish Exam

  In April, forty students from GSA chose to participate in the National Spanish Exam. They competed both on a national and local level. Isaiah Merchant (9th grade) and Maggie Kinealy (7th grade) received honorable mention for scoring higher than 50% of test-takers nationwide. Locally, GSA took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for middle school […]

Great Success at MathCon Competition 2013

April 20th, a select group of GSA students in grade 5th- 9th, accompanied by Mrs. Thurau, Mr. Ozkaya, Ms. Halpin and Mr. Lucas, competed in Concept Schools MathCon Competition in Chicago.  The students who were selected to compete had previously placed in the top 6 from their grade level in the MathCon Online Competition.  Michael […]