8:30 AM Day of Play
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Armstrong PTO Pancake Breakfast@Apple Bees
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board Meeting
7:00 PM High School Choral Concert
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 950 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
Four seats on the Gates Chili Board of Education are open for election. District residents interested in running for the Board must be nominated by petition.
Senior Colton Crane earned himself a 37-1 record and a Section V first-place title and a fourth-place title at the state wrestling tournament.
The Friends of the Gates Public Library is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all students attending Gates Chili schools, or Gates Chili students attending schools elsewhere. Contest prizes will be awarded in three divisions: K-5, middle School and high school.
For the past four years, Kelsey the therapy dog has been working at Neil Armstrong Elementary School alongside her owner, School Social Worker Christine Magee.