Gates Chili Middle School

Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners

Gates Chili Middle School

  • Welcome to Gates Chili Middle School

     Lisa Buckshaw, Middle School Principal


    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:

    • Mrs. Kim Doty - Redwings Community
    • Mrs. Rebecca Scott - Rhinos Community
    • Mr. Costa Tavelaris - Amerks Community

    Our staff is dedicated to the service of children and their families. Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Lisa C. Buckshaw, Principal

     

     January 2019

     

News

District News

  • Digital Safety Reminder

    The Gates Chili Central School District encourages all students to be responsible digital citizens. Our teachers and staff discuss safe online behaviors with our students and encourage students to report any concerns to an adult.

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  • Certamen academic competition on November 17, 2018.

    Several Gates Chili Latin students participated in the Certamen academic competition on November 17, 2018. (Click headline for more info).

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  • Harlem Wizards!

    Please join us at Gates Chili High School, located at 1 Spartan Way on Friday, March 1, 2019. The game begins at 7:00 pm and the doors will open at 6:00 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for students and $12 for adults. (Click headline for more details).

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Spotlight Events

  • Aaron Keyes is an Eagle Scout!

    He successfully passed the Eagle Board of Review and was recognized on Thursday, December 13, 2018. (Click headline for more details)

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  • Gates Chili Tip Line

    The District, in an effort to make our website and new APP more accessible, is improving how information, district news, and communication is presented. On November 30, 2018 .......(Click headline for more details).

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  • JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit

    The Second Annual JA Entrepreneurial Youth Summit was held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus. (Click to read more)

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  • Exciting News ......

    Exciting News for several of our Gates Chili High School Seniors. They were instantly accepted to SUNY Brockport this week. (Click Headline for more information)

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  • Historic Black College and University College Fair

    On October 24, 2018 thirty-eight (38) or our students attended the Historic Black College and University College Fair. The students were greeted by Mayor Lovely Warren, along with other distinguished guests. (Click Headline for more information)

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  • Class of 2019 Scholarship for Academic Excellence Qualifiers

    The Gates Chili Central School District is pleased to announce our Class of 2019 Scholarship for Academic Excellence Qualifiers: Matthew Discavage-$1,500; Kyle Lincoln-$500; Emma Mahoney-$500; Maya Charcholla-$500; Elizabeth Roote-$500; Connor Wehoneig-$500; and Danny Le-$5 00 We are very proud of our Spartan Scholars. Congratulations!

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  • National Technical Honor Society!

    Congratulations to the Gates Chili Central School District students attending the Career and Technical Education Center at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. The following students have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society: (Click headline for more)

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  • Gates Chili - Best High School Marching Band Award!

    The Gates Chili Central School District is pleased to announce and accept the Rochester ROCS Best High School Marching Band Award! (Click headline for more info).

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