9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Brasser Picture Retake Day
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Brasser Parent Academy
7:00 AM Armstrong Picture Make-up day
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM NAS PTO General Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Panther Pride Day
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
Schools are closed for the holiday weekend at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 and will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2018. The district will be open on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, and will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Congratulations to the 2018 Gates Chili High School National Honor Society inductees; honored on November 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm. They have each demonstrated the 4 Pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. We are so proud of you! (Click the headline for more information).
The Gates Chili Board of Education is currently considering the possibility of offering a Veterans’ Tax Exemption. (Click Headline for More Information).
The Classical Association of the Empire State selected the Gates Chili Central School District to receive the 2018 June U. Stillwell Founders Award for Outstanding Latin Program in New York State. So proud of Ms. Cimino-Quagliata and her students. She will be recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library. (Click headline for additional information).