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Data Snapshot 2019-2020

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  • Gateway STEM High School

    GatewaySTEM Ext        5101 McRee
           St. Louis, MO 63110
           Office: 314.776.3300
           FAX: 314.244.1779
           Principal: Dr. Amy Phillips
           Hours: 7:10 - 2:07
           Grades: 9-12

           Click HERE for a map

             

Principal's Corner

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    Growing up, I admired my family’s love for education.  My grandmother was a school cook and my mother was a special education teacher.  In fact, when I wasn’t attending school myself or participating in school related activities, I was in my mother’s classroom working independently with children who had special needs.  I began as a volunteer tutor as I completed my high school course work and earned what would amount to an associate’s degree in child development through dual credit courses at the local junior college. 

    I then attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where I was a member of the cross-country and track teams. I completed my student teaching at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois and graduated in the winter of 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication Education and a minor in English. 

    In 1998, I accepted a job with the Ritenour School District as a teacher in their alternative school.  I worked with 4-12th grade students who were struggling in the traditional school setting. 

    In 1999, I was given an opportunity to run a YMCA facility in the city, and so I left the alternative school to work with children and adults of all ages to build not just their minds, but their body and spirit as well. 

    In 2000, I left the YMCA to accept my first “real” teaching job, teaching Speech, English and Theatre for the Bayless School District in St. Louis, Missouri.  Part of my assignment there included directing 2 plays a year, cheerleading coach, senior class sponsor, drama club sponsor, pep club sponsor, professional development district secretary, curriculum writing, Renaissance sponsor, hospitality committee chair, and a conglamorance of other duties that are inherently assigned to young teachers. 

    In the meantime, I completed my master’s degree in educational administration through Southwest Baptist University. 

    In 2002, the Bayless School District created an athletic director position for me that would compliment my experiences in college athletics, the YMCA and educating kids.  I completed those responsibilities part time and continued to teach part time.  I also found time to teach as part of the adjunct faculty at Sanford Brown College. 

    The following year, I accepted an administrative position with the Hillsboro School District in Hillsboro, Missouri where I spent three years serving as a Building Principal, Assistant Principal, and Activities Director for the District.

    While there, I completed my Specialist Degree in Superintendency with Southwest Baptist University and finished all of the coursework needed to complete my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through UMSL.

    In 2006, I accepted a position in the St Louis Public School District as Principal at the Williams Ninth Grade Academy. I spent two years there creating a world renowned ninth grade program until the district closed the facility due to lack of funding.

    In 2008, I moved into a central office position working as an assistant to the superintendent in the capacity of director of recruitment and student placement.  This provided me with an extensive background in the magnet school programs and their benefit to the SLPS.

    In 2009, I was given a very challenging yet rewarding opportunity to turn around a struggling magnet school.  At Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, I had the distinct pleasure of utilizing the arts to help motivate and cultivate the minds of hundreds of young people to achieve academic greatness as well as inherent creative talent.  CVPA graduated numerous talents who went on to find artistic success while we also became the 25th best High School in the state.

    While there, I also oversaw 5 other schools as a support principal and somehow still found the time to start another doctoral program with Missouri Baptist and earned my terminal degree in 2011.

    In 2015, I was asked to take another Central Office position as a Network Superintendent overseeing the middle and high schools. I was charged with the mission-critical task of setting and meeting academic standards, developing instructional resources and creating best-in-class educational offerings that address the needs of the district’s students.

    I have been honored to be selected as the recipient of the Peabody Leaders in Education Award, the Teach for America Principal of the Year Award and the Pettus Principal Award during my time with the St. Louis Public Schools. I hold an MS and Ed. S in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University and Ed .D in Education Leadership from Missouri Baptist University.

    Outside of my work with SLPS, I enjoy serving as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University’s Educational Administration Program and spending time with my 3 children: Ryder, age 5; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 3.

    As you can see, the past twenty-one years have provided me with a wealth of experience in education.  None of which, however, could completely prepare me for the challenges ahead.  Education is a very fluid profession and as the needs of children change, so will I as an educator and leader. I look forward to working with the students and parents at Gateway STEM.

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Science, technology, engineering, and math: Embracing diversity and inspiring critical thinking through innovative career and college pathways.

    Our Vision: Empowering diverse career and college ready innovators to evolve with the world. Learners today. Leaders tomorrow!

     


     

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Announcements

  • DECISION DAY 2020

    Decision Day is usually a time for our students to celebrate what they are doing after high school and it is very unfortunate that we weren’t able to do that this year. The Counseling Team put together a slideshow (that was posted on TEAMS) as well as held a virtual Decision Day Raffle earlier today. We had 25 students join us and it was really nice to see them (if they turned on their video that is). We were able to raffle off 46 $15 Target Gift Cards and one set of Air Pods to our seniors. While we know this isn’t anything close to what they deserve, we hope that it at least brightened their day.

    Watch the power point HERE!!!!

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  • Sam Espy, a graduate of Gateway's Fire & EMT Program is currently deployed with Abbott AMR EMS to New York to help with the current pandemic emergency.  
     
    Sam graduated from Gateway and works for Abbott AMR and is a volunteer with Kinloch Fire Protection District.  Sam is also a graduate of St Louis County Fire Academy.
     
    Sam also (time permitting) volunteers with Gateway's Fire & EMS program and continues to give back to his community.
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    From Sam's Mom: 
    Chief Riddle, This is Sam Espy's Mom, Robin. I just wanted you to know that he is doing Gateway STEM proud & representing in NYC via Abbott as a First Responder with FEMA & HHS. He deployed 3/30/20 for 15 days & just agreed to stay until end of the month. I know he probably did not tell you because that is Sam & he is very humble. I know school is not in session but thought you should know what a far reaching impact your program has had on him and his desire to give back to communities. Thank you for teaching him all that he learned from you & the EMT program. He has been working every day, 12-hour days without a day off. So far, not sick -fingers crossed. Feel free to share with your school & administration that SLPS students can & do make a difference in the world.
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    Educators Anna Barrios (Math) and Colette Morton (English) enagage from the homefront with their students in this new age of distance learning at SLPS.  The teachers utilize the Microsoft TEAMS platform to share, submit, and produce homework assignments and communication with the students while they are at home during the COVID 19 crisis.  While the program does present its challenges, our teachers are going their very best to provide for our students in every possible way. 

    Way to go Jags! 

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  • Students Accessing Their Teams

    Please refer to this TEAMS Student User Guide for information regarding how to properly acces, utilize, and coordintate using MS Teams. 

    Be Safe Everyone! 

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  • Gateway STEM Welcomes E-Learning beginning April 6th!

    What is E-Learning?    Students will receive their lessons via their SLPS email, teacher’s websites and other approved technology resources.

    How do I know what to do? Teachers will reach out to their students with their preferred method of instruction on Monday, April 6th.  After that, students should check that method for each teacher each day, Monday through Friday to complete the required coursework online.

    What do I need to complete the work? A device that has internet capability. i.e. laptop, chromebook, smartphone, etc.

    When are staff available? All staff will hold virtual hours from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. M-F

    What if I have questions?   Using the reference sheet below, you can contact staff via email.

    For Questions About:                                                    Contact:

    A course, assignment or resource                                   The Teacher

    A technology related problem or issue                   www.slps.org/tech or phillip.bova@slps.org

    A personal, academic or social-emotional concern            megan.michalek@slps.org or studentservices@slps.org

    Senior activities or senior dues                                  emma.goldberg@slps.org or Katie.meyer@slps.org

    College applications, scholarships                             Mikayla.cowen@slps.org (Last Names A-K) Katie.meyer@slps.org (Last Names L-Z)

    For all other questions, please contact your alphabetically assigned administrator or counselor:

    Counselor Last Names A-D                                          lucinda.bryant@slps.org

    Assistant Principal Last Names A-F                           june.berry@slps.org

     Counselor Last Names E-K                                           ganelle.claxton@slps.org

     Assistant Principal Last Names G-M                        ashley.mcmichael@slps.org

    Counselor Last Names L-R                                            wilhelmenia.rodney@slps.org

    Assistant Principal Last Names N-Z                           steven.clay@slps.org

    Counselor Last Names S-Z                                            desiree.speed@slps.org

    Principal                                                                               amy.phillips@slps.org

     

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  • Please Note: GATEWAY STEM HS WAS,AND IS NOT AN AFFECTED SCHOOL!!!

     

    We have been notified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the City of St. Louis Department of Health that two District staff members have tested positive for coronavirus, COVID-19. Both are school-based staff members, assigned to two different schools.

     

    It is our understanding that neither staff member has been in their schools, or any other District building, since before Spring Break. We, therefore, hope the risk of any transmission is very low, however, it is important to communicate this information to all staff out of an abundance of caution.

     

    Privacy laws prevent us from sharing any additional information. Staff and families at each school have received a follow-up communication with additional information, including how the CDC will investigate ― they may contact the patients’ co-workers and students ― and, alternatively, how to contact the CDC with any pertinent information or questions.

     

    Thank you for your attention to this matter. Continue to follow the CDC guidelines and keep yourself safe.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams

    Superintendent of Schools
    Saint Louis Public Schools

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  • ATTENTION

     

    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 (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. 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, studentservices@slps.org.

     

    SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STAFF: For social or emotional support, staff are encouraged to access the free, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through United HealthCare via phone, 1-800-622-7276, or online: www.liveandworkwell.com. Additionally, UHC provides 24/7 phone or video virtual visits with a doctor ($0 co-pay): www.uhc.com/virtualvisits

     

    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.

     

    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 www.slps.org/keeponlearning. We are presently working to set up additional learning opportunities, likely via online platforms. We will have more for you on that this week.

     

    TEACHER WEB PAGES: One of the best ways to communicate with students and families is through teacher web pages.

    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. Kelvin R. Adams
    Superintendent of Schools
    Saint Louis Public Schools

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    To help ensure the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff—and to do our part in trying to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the St. Louis region—Saint Louis Public Schools will remain closed following spring break. This closure will tentatively end Friday, April 3rd.

     This difficult decision was made in full cooperation and partnership with St. Louis County, St. Louis Charter and St. Louis Parochial schools, all of which plan to follow the same schedule.

     

    Central Office will be open tomorrow, March 16th, and all Central Office staff (excluding those who are sick or on vacation) are asked to report to work.

     Thank you for your attention and your partnership. Please continue to monitor District email and www.slps.org

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