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
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.