Gateway MST Middle School

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Achieving Excellence


  • Our Mission: To inspire a dynamic learning community that fosters social and academic growth while focusing on student accountability, student achievement, and parent involvement.

    Our Vision: We aim to inspire and empower students to excel both academically and socially while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders.  




  • Distance Learning

    Students and Parents,  teachers will have work up on Teams by Monday morning (most are already there).  Students need to log into Teams by going to and using their computer login ( to your username).  There, you will see all of your classes listed and assignments are inside those classes.  Some material is available on teachers' websites, but not all material can be posted there.

    Parents, if you haven't been receiving emails from with regular updates, please email with your child's name.  You will be asked a question to verify that you are the parent of the child you mention and then your email will be added to our database.

    Students - if you don't remember your username/password for logging in, you or your parent needs to email to get that information.  Again, you will be asked a question to verify your identity before releasing your username and password.  Parents, if you are already receiving emails from, then you can email for the information.  Since your email address will already be on file, the information will be released immediately.

    Please email with any questions - again,

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Welcome to Gateway Middle


    gateway middle building 1200 N. Jefferson
    St. Louis, MO  63106
    Office: 314.241.2295
    Fax: 314.244.1786
    Principal: Dr. A. Michael Shaw
    Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:02 p.m.
    Grades 6 - 8

    Click HERE for a map.


    Click here for our 2019-2020 Student Handbook




Principal's Corner

  • Dr. A. Michael Shaw

    Dear Parents and Students,

    It is truly an honor to work at Gateway Middle School (GMS) for year two as your Principal.  We made significant strides last school year academically, behaviorally and in attendance. As I begin the year, it brings me joy to collaborate with remarkable educators and community stakeholders in fostering a positive educational experience for our students. Gateway Middle School was established in 1995 to foster a unique learning experience for students from throughout the SLPS District. Our goal is to educate for excellence by empowering students to become compassionate, confident, creative, resourceful members of a global society. Our Moto this school year is: “BE STRONG!” which stands for Believe, Expect, Study, Train, Reflect & Ruminate, Optimize, Nurture and Grow & Go! Each month of the school year we will embrace one of the ten Power Words to guide us to greater success!

    Gateway Middle School encourages the involvement of parents and the community in your child’s educational experience. Parental involvement, mentorship and partnerships are an essential component to student success, as research continues to show a strong correlation between increased stakeholder involvement and high student success. Gateway Middle School invites you to participate in our school activities throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    It is important that you and your child familiarize yourself with the student handbook and guidelines presented at enrollment to assure that it is understood what it takes to be successful at GMS. It is important that your child puts fort strong academic effort, maintains good behavior and maintains high regular attendance. The specific goals for these areas will be explained in detail in the student handbook that you will receive. In addition, please use our website as a resource for updated information and news happening at GMS. My hopes are for you to get a snapshot of your child’s school experience through our updated webpage.

    I am privileged and honored to have the opportunity to service your student at Gateway Middle School for another year. Together we will have a great school year as we prepare your child for success.

    Be Strong Always,

    Dr. A. Michael Shaw, GMS Principal


  • Principal's Message

    Dear Gateway Middle School Families:

    I hope you and your families are doing well, staying safe, washing your hands and social distancing. Some important updates from the District related to COVID-19.

    STAY-AT-HOME ORDER / SCHOOL CLOSINGS: This past weekend, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a mandatory, 30-day stay-at-home order aimed at preventing further spread of COVID-19. In light of this new restriction, all schools in the City of St. Louis have extended their closures through April 22, 2020. This decision will be continually re-evaluated in coordination with the Mayor’s Office and Dr. Fredrick Echols, the Director of the City’s Department of Health.

    MEALS FOR STUDENTS: The District, in partnership with the City and area charters, has developed a meal program ( for families. The City has assured us that we can continue to provide grab-and-go meals at 36 schools in the city. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Friday, 8am to noon. The website has a flyer you can download and share in eight languages. The sites are staffed by Southwest Foodservice Excellence.

    SUPPORT HOTLINE: The District has established a direct hotline for students and parents requiring social and emotional support. Please share this information with your families. The hotline can be accessed by calling 314-345-6900 or via email,

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: If you, or someone you know (including District families), needs services, such as help with utilities, an internet connection for online learning, assistance for seniors, mental health care or free food for pets, visit New information is being added all the time.

    INSTRUCTION: The Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at We are presently working to set up additional learning opportunities, likely via online platforms. We will have more for you on that this week.

    Thank you for your attention to these important messages. Please continue to monitor the District website for updates. We will keep you informed, as we learn more.


    Dr. A. Michael Shaw, Principal

    Gateway Magnet Middle School MST


  • Here are some middle school appropriate websites to help your students continue learning.

    District Packet - Here is the district packet that will be distributed with meals beginning the week of March 23rd.  Click here to see that distribution information.

    SLPS Keep on Learning Page - additional resources can be found here.

    Teachers have assignments that can be done on their webpages (click on the Staff tab above, and then click on the teachers' name - look on the left - you will find either an assignments tab or a link to different classes).

    All Subject Areas

    • BrainPop - enter the username GatewayMSTMiddle and the password GatewayMiddle2020 - lots of interesting animated videos for all subjects, including this wonderful video explaining Coronavirus.
    • Adventure Academy - parents can create a free 30 day account.  From the makers of ABCMouse, students can access learning games and videos by age and ability level.
    • New York Public Library - Explore more than 300,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free at NYPL—from children's books to bestsellers. You can also find accessible e-book offerings, learn about downloading e-reader apps to your device, and more.



    Social Studies



    • Lunch Doodles - Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.  Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 12:00 p.m. CT.
    • Art Games - The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo, NY, has created a stimulating, art-focused website.  Kids can design their own abstract paintings online, learn about pioneering artists, and discover painting techniques. 
    •  Marvel Kids Comic Creator - Many kids would jump at the chance to create their own Marvel comic. With this comic creator, they can choose from a host of heroes and villains and design paneled comic strips or even 22-page books.  While practicing artistic mastery, kids experiment with storytelling techniques such as crafting dialogue, writing humor, and creating suspense.  What better way to learn while being entertained?
    •  NGA Kids - The National Gallery of Arts website for children is both informational and fun.  Highlights include the Photo Op program, which is an interactive introduction to digital photography and image editing.  Kids can use the virtual camera to snap pictures and then experiment with photo-editing tools to create photographic masterpieces.  In addition, they can create virtual paintings, assemble collages, and delve into art history.