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Welcome to the Gateway Fine Arts web page.  


“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.”

– Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education


The capacity of human beings to think creatively, to create, and to appreciate the arts is an indispensable skill in developing the "whole" student here at Gateway.  Visual and Performing Arts has four disciplines:  Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.  Gateway has developed a comprehensive VPA curriculum for students from Kindergarten to the 12th grade.  We believe that all of the arts are an integral part of our instructional program and reflect vibrancy, diversity, culture, and!

Please take time to check out the various links within our VPA site, as well as the calendar of this year's activities, performances, and festivals.  You can be very proud of the wonderful VPA staff we have at Gateway. Be sure and have your children take full advantage of their amazing talents.

  Coloring  Student Artwork  Halocaust Project  Art Projects

The Visual Arts department boast four outstanding teachers.  These teachers strive to open student's minds to the wonderful world of visual art.  Encouraging children to delve deep within themselves to discover their inner artist is a prize of great value.  Many of our young artists win awards with their amazing art work, so if you or your child would like to know more about our Visual Arts department, be sure to visit the Visual Arts page and feel free to contact one of our art teachers for more information.

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Our award winning Dance Teams here at Gateway learn from the best.  Our dance director works hard and diligently for excellence from our young dancers, and it pays off!  A culture of creativity is nurtured within every student as artistic expression flows through dancing.  Visit the Dance page for more information about our wonderful program. 

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The Choral and Music department has a rich tradition of quality and time honored practices that encompass music learning.  Skills from songwriting to sight-reading are cultivated in our music students while creativity is encouraged not only individually, but as a team.  Check out the Choir page for more information and do not hesitate to contact one of the director's for more information on our award winning music groups.

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Our Theatre department is growing rapidly!  The students within this program learn more than just theatre skills or history.  They learn about themselves and refine communication skills that will serve them well into their future.  Our award winning 2nd Stage Theatre Co. is gearing up for great year of performances, so be sure to check out their page for more information on performances and upcoming events.  If you have questions, please contact one of the directors.

  VPA Staff:  
  Teachers Photo

Emily Kazora:
Elementary Art

Laura Kunze
Intermediate Art

Elizabeth Jones:
Middle School Art

Jordan McDowell
Jordan McDowell
High School Art

Amber Arnold
Amber Arnold:

Sarah Shuck:
Elem/Inter. Music

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Kasie Kline:  
MS/HS Music/Theatre

​Samantha Rupely
HS Theatre

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