6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Annual Budget Vote & School Board Election
7:00 PM 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board Meeting
7:00 PM High School Choral Concert
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM MS Grade 6, 7 & 8 Awards Night
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
Congratulations to the students who achieved high honor roll and honor roll for the third marking period at Gates Chili Middle School.
Congratulations to the following students on their high honor roll and honor roll achievements for the third marking period at Gates Chili High School.
Fifth-grade student Christian Major recently had the spotlight on him after doing the right thing. The Walt Disney Elementary School student was highlighted during a Channel 10 broadcast for earning a Do the Right Thing Award.
The Gates Chili Central School District has been awarded the 2019 Magna Award for equity in education by the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The ARTS Partners program was identified as an exemplar for removing barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children.
This year Gates Chili had two students participate, senior Alyssa Sumeriski and junior Anjan Maharjan.
Two Gates Chili alumni were honored at the Rochester Press-Radio Club’s 70th Annual Day of Champions Dinner on April 3.
Retired Federal Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo spoke to Gates Chili Middle School students about the importance of financial wellness on March 7.