6:30 PM BOE Mtg.
Welcome to Gates Chili Middle School! We are proud of our school and invite you to travel "inside GCMS" to learn more about the quality of our instructional programs, staff commitment, and community partnership. Gates Chili Middle School enjoys a proud tradition of academic excellence. We are an innovative school with an educational program that is challenging, integrated, and standards-based. Our instruction and support is focused specifically on the needs and characteristics of young adolescents. The single mid-level building within the Gates Chili School District, GCMS enrolls 900 students in grades six through eight.
GCMS establishes smaller learning communities by dividing a large school into three separate, small communities (6 – 8). The communities are designated a specific hallway in which the students attend their core, academic classes. For exploratory classes, the students have an opportunity to travel to different parts of the building and mix with other students.
Each community has an administrator, faculty, and 6th - 8th-grade students and teachers, with a student assignment process that ensures equitable distribution of students by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status (SES), language, gender, prior educational achievement, and ability/disability. The grade levels within each community are effectively teamed, creating a small personalized learning environment in which interdisciplinary teams share the same students. The three communities are named: Amerks, Red Wings, and Rhinos. The Assistant Principals are:
Our staff is dedicated to the service of children and their families. Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.
Dr. Lisa C. Buckshaw, Principal
The food pantry, supported in partnership with Gates Chili Community Connections, is located at Gates Chili High School and is open once a week each month.
Click this link to view or download the calendar at-a-glance for the 2023-24 school year. This calendar will also be mailed home as part of the budget issue of the district newsletter.
District residents voted to approve the district’s proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year, in addition to three other propositions. Voters also elected four Board of Education members.
This month features important information about the proposed budget, a snapshot of our Spartans in action, news of a recent designation as a best community for music education and more!!
The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
A new collaboration is bringing dance to Florence Brasser Elementary School.
The Gates Chili Varsity Cheerleading Team is flying high after a history-making trip to states.
The district e-newsletter is sent out each month and contains news and updates from around the district, current job openings, a list of upcoming events, and new this month--a list of recently-hired new staff members!
Reporter Wendy Mills spoke with Coordinator for Student and Family Support Services Angelina Pound about the district's new food pantry.