Middle School Counselors will have new staff for the 2019-2020 school year. Both Kelly Hunt and James Traver will be retiring at the end of June this year. Between these two counselors , 62 years of experince in the Counseling field will be moving on to other adventures. Both counselors have described their experince in Gates Chili as exciting , an opportunity for developing needed programs and a place of great care for students and to each other as staff.
Jim' s coonection to our entering students brought kids a sense of security and hope that the Middle School would be a wonderful place. His energy for the Upstanders movement these past few years was inspirational to all! Kelly led the department through the creation of a number of initiatives especially focusing on Restorative Practices and Peace Circles. Both counselors will be missed for their passion, energy and advocacy for students !
The process of hiring new School Counselors is underway both for the Middle School as well as other educational levels in the district.
As the school year winds down, counselors will be recommending skill building programs for students in need. Information on both summer school and a learning skills camp will be shared with those students who qualify. Registration for these programs begins May 30 until June 28. Counselors will be calling families to share the learning experience they are recommending!
As the year closes, 8th grade students will be introduced to more information about career choices through both Naviance and the Explorers Program. See information shared under News for Students and Parents on this web site ! Also posted is information on some free summer camp programs at RIT!
We wish all a successful end to the school year as well as a safe , relaxing summer !
8 to 9th grade parents:
Check out the information shared under Counseling Department Lessons
for upcoming events for your 8th grader !!
Gates Chili Middle School Counseling Department
Phone (585) 247-5050 Ext: 31500
Fax (585) 340-5555
2018-2019 Middle School Department:
*Students are assigned to one of our three school communities: Rhinos, Redwings, and Amerks
Sandra Gladney Ext: 31500
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Rhinos Counselor
Kelly Hunt Ext: 31505
6th Grade Amerks and Redwings Counselor
Jim Traver Ext: 31503
7th and 8th Grade Amerks Counselor
Emily Rice Ext: 31504
7th and 8th Grade Redwing Counselor
Kerry Sabido Ext: 31502