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
Building brighter futures for students begins with community support. The public will vote on the district's next proposed capital project on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the HS Field House.
Gates Chili schools will not be open for in-person learning on Friday, Jan. 28 for students in grades K-12. This change is only for Jan. 28. All UPK students in the district and at Imagination Childcare Academy will attend school in person as scheduled on this day.
We invite eligible voters to come out to the HS Field House on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to vote on the district's capital project. Read more about the scope of work in this issue.
The previous guidelines for a return to school required a ten-day isolation period. It was confirmed today that new guidelines adopted by Monroe County will apply to schools as well and the isolation period has been shortened from 10 to five days for staff AND students.
Calling all Gates Chili families! Treat yourselves to a delicious meal AND help raise funds for programs and grants to benefit GCCSD students!
Ugine has been an integral part of many district initiatives focused on young learners, including the development of a publicly funded Universal Prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds in the Gates Chili community
Headlines include: Junior Achievement lessons on the road; Students help give career center a facelift; District launches on-demand tutoring; and Connecting our community through music!
Mrs. Scott has been a Gates Chili Spartan since 2015, serving as assistant principal at Gates Chili Middle School and, most recently, at Florence Brasser Elementary School.