Gateway Elementary

First Grade

Welcome to the Gateway First GradeFamily!

Quotes from 2 first grade students:

  • First grade is amazing because my teacher, my friends, and my community family are here.
  • The best thing about first grade is math because it is so much fun!


Gateway Elementary values helping students develop self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief that one is ultimately in control of one's own life and the development of the accompanying skills to actualize this belief. To this end, each kindergarten class works collaboratively to write a classroom goal that is customized for the school's vision and themselves. This goal is supported by a code of cooperation that guides the students' behaviors and growth throughout the year.

This year's classroom goal is "As a first grader at Gateway Elementary, we will work hard, cooperate, try new things, embrace diversity, use kind words, have fun and stick together as one first grade family."

Our First Grade team is here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on kindergarten at Gateway.

Minerva Richardson

Brandy Havens