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.
GATEWAY MST MIDDLE SCHOOL
1200 N. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63106
If you are a school requesting records, please email your request to Michael.Herron@slps.org.
Principal: Dr. A. Michael Shaw
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:02 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8
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Report cards were emailed to parents on May 23rd. The district will print and mail copies of report cards to all families during the first week of June.
Encouragement - Watch this video for words of Encouragement from Dr. Shaw.
Dr. Shaw is beginning a video series to encourage families to "Be Strong". Check back often for more videos.
B - Believe
E - Expectation
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.
MEALS FOR STUDENTS: The District, in partnership with the City and area charters, has developed a meal program (www.slps.org/meals) for families. The City has assured us that we can continue to provide grab-and-go meals at 36 schools in the city. Meals are available on Fridays, 8am to noon through the end of June. An entire 7 days of meals will be handed out at one time. This limits person to person contact. 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, email@example.com.
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 www.slps.org/resources. New information is being added all the time.
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
BE STRONG ALWAYS!!!
Dear Parents and Students,
It is truly an honor to work at Gateway Middle School (GMS) for year three 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. This year is different as we embrace our new normal with COVID 19. We know that every family has been impacted in some way by our recent current events and we will take every opportunity to teach and prepare our students to persevere. We will work diligently to be safe and afford every student a quality Gateway Middle Education.
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 weather at school or online. 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 and ongoing communication.
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
New Vaccination Required! Before our 7th grade and 11th grade students start 8th and 12th grade, they must receive a vaccine against meningitis, an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Students entering 8th grade must also receive the Tdap vaccine, so parents can get them done during the same visit to the doctor. If your student going into the 12th grade received the first meningitis immunization at age 16 or later, a second one will not be needed. Otherwise, two are required for 12th grade students. Please have this immunization done as soon as possible, and make sure your School Nurse receives a copy. Please contact your School Nurse or the Nurse Coordinator at 314-345-4401 for questions.