Spring GALA 2019


GALA 2019 | A night in Venice | March 30, 2019 

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our second GISNY Fundraising Gala. The event will be held on March 30th, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm at the magnificent Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY.  Put on your most fabulous attire, add a mask if you wish, and join us for an enchanting Night in Venice
Please follow this link to our Gala 2019 homepage for tickets, prizes & our wonderful donors:

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Gala Team


A Letter from Mrs. Maggie Schmuck, Parent of Lucie Schmuck '23 and Thomas Schmuck ' 27


Dear Parents, 

As a member of the gala committee, I am writing to provide a little insight into this year’s fundraiser project - modernization of the science laboratories.  Before asking for your support to make this year’s event a success, I would like to spotlight the importance our school places on science, and why our students would benefit greatly from a new laboratory.
GISNY prides itself on its science curriculum, and rightfully so.  Our children begin studying the subject of Science as early as in Pre-K where they undertake “little scientist” explorations and experiments.  Our 3rd – 5th graders gain experience not only in class, but through participation in the school’s Science Fair and an optional Science AG (extra-curricular class), which is held weekly in the laboratory. Students in the Gymnasium study all disciplines of science at the advanced level that the German Abitur mandates.  
My daughter in the 8th grade is required to take physics, chemistry and biology this year alone.  I am thrilled with the depth of our school’s science curriculum, which offers all three subjects every year to students from 8 – 12th grade.  Our children’s education will open doors and provide many opportunities to explore in the future. I am impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the GISNY science staff.  However, I can see that our facilities are in need of updating to bring us up to the standards (set through the curriculum) our students require in order to meet their full potential.
Our science labs must be part of our “Campus of the Future”.  The labs were state of the art in 1980 when they were first built.  While they are still sufficient to support learning, modern labs of today have re-defined the concept of science education as a whole.  There are many exciting possibilities for us to explore but we need the funds to do so.  Your support can make a huge difference to all students no matter their age or grade level.
Mr. Hierath and our science teachers, Mr. & Mrs. Schmoeckel are currently exploring possibilities for modular state-of-the art laboratories that would push our school to the forefront of science education technology.  The gala team looks forward to sharing these ideas and sending you updates as they take shape.  This is a project that will only be possible through the support of the entire school community and we hope you are as excited as we are to help make it happen.

Thank you for reading, and please let us know if you have any questions.

I cannot wait to see all of you at the gala!

Maggie Schmuck