Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced the winners of the first annual Monroe County STOP DWI High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Contest. The winners taking first, second and third place are all Gates Chili High School students in Janell Bernas’ Peer Leaders class. First Place: Maya Blackwell, Kynesha Milwood, and Zionah Campbell; Second Place: Connor Hamilton, Brittany Hargrove; and Third Place: Amanda Andorka, Jessica Donath, and Azizi Sarkis. The contest invites local high school students to create a 30-second public service announcement about the dangers of drunk driving. “In our media-focused world, the STOP DWI Radio Contest provides creative opportunity for students to help lead the fight against impaired driving, said Dinolfo. The students each received a certificate and first place winners received $400; second place winners received $200; and third place winners received $100. The monetary awards will benefit the work the Peer Leaders do to help in the community. “I told the students about the contest,” said Bernas. “We talked about what a PSA is and how to get the audience to feel what you are trying to convey.” As a class, the students brainstormed ideas and looked at current commercials and evaluated them. “I gave them only a few rules,” she said. “Illicit emotion, it can only be 30 seconds and be unique - do whatever speaks to you.” Click the Headline to Read the Full Story
About a year ago, Gates Chili High School teacher Todd Esposito had a lofty idea of having his students complete a full-size hands-on building project to reinforce their classroom math lessons in Applied Geometry. Esposito contacted Alfred State’s Building Trades teachers and asked if his high school students could come to the college campus and work alongside building trades students to make the math come to life by building a Literacy Loft for preschoolers. “I wanted my student to know how and why the math works and to apply their new skills to build something other students might need,” he said. The Applied Geometry course uses hands-on activities to teach geometry concepts. Topics that students explore...Read More...
Superintendent Ms. Kimberle Ward has submitted her resignation for the purpose of retirement effective June 30, 2019. By giving the District a long term notice the Board will have ample time to conduct a search for the next Superintendent. Details on the search process will be provided at a later date. Ms. Ward remains committed to the students, staff and Gates Chili community. She looks forward to a successful 2018-2019 school year.
The 2018-2019 Student/Faculty Calendar is now available under the calendar channel. Learn More.
Breakfast and Lunch with be served Monday through Friday from July 2 to August 17 (closed on July 4) at Gates Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way, door 50. Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and lunch is served 10:30 pm to 1:15 pm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with Gates Chili School District to serve FREE meals. It’s food that’s in, while school is out. There are no income requirements and no registration is necessary. The Summer Food Program is fully funded by the USDA. Any child 18 and under may come to eat. Meals must be eaten on site and parents/guardians may also purchase a meal for a fee of $4.00 for lunch and $2.00 for breakfast. Transportation will not be provided. If you have a question or need more information? Call the Gates Chili School Nutrition office at 585-247-7213 NEW Paul Road School location! Breakfast