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    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 3; Beckem and Bentley, (twins) age 2.

    As you can see, the past nineteen 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.

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  • Gateway STEM Yearbooks are on sale now in the JagTown Store!

    Cost: $25 (cash or cashiers check only)

    Duration: February 1-March 22

    Location: JagTown Store, all 3 lunches


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  • 1st Semester Award Ceremony

    On Friday, January 26th, we recognized students for perfect attendance, Honor Roll, and for 1st semester achievements in all departments.

    Congratulations to all of these deserving students! 

    ACT 21 Club

    4.0 and Above

    9th Grade Perfect Attendance

    10th Grade Perfect Attendance

    11th Grade Perfect Attendance

    12th Grade Perfect Attendance

     Awards Ceremony  

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  • Hey SEN18RS! Don’t forget about these IMPORTANT DATES:

    Deadline for Senior Dues – JANUARY 29, 2018

    Stop by the school store during all three lunches to pay your senior dues. If the school store is closed, please go to the bookroom on the ground floor to pay. It is important that they are paid on time in order for you to participate in the following activities:

    Senior Luncheon – MARCH 16, 2018

    Senior Day at Six Flags – APRIL 3, 2018

    Prom – MAY 5, 2018

    Graduation Rehearsal – MAY 14, 2018

    Graduation – MAY 15, 2018


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  • GFM

    We have lauched TWO Go Fund Me pages to create a designated outdoor eating space for our upper classmen and a coffee cart business for our students!

    Please share this link with friends and family to help us reach our $10,000 and $600 goals!

    Gateway Greats Go Outside!

    School-Based Coffee Cart Business!

     UPDATE! As of 2/28/18, we have met the Coffee Cart fundraising goal! Thanks to all who helped make our cart business a reality! 

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  • Best High Schools

    Gateway High is ranked 37th within Missouri. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Gateway High is 42 percent. Click the link below for more information:

    Best High Schools

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  • Highlights

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    For the 2017-2018 academic year, ALL Gateway STEM students will be required to wear an approved black Gateway STEM shirt and khaki shorts, pants or skirts on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

    Uniform Expectations

    See the full schedule: 1718 Uniform Weekly Schedule

     Black Gateway polos and other items can be purchased in the school store (JagTown Store) on the 2nd floor west hall during lunch periods each day.

    uniform options

    Senior sweats are now on sale! Order form

    senior sweats


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  • New Vaccination Required!


    Before our 7th grade and 11th grade students start 8th and 12th grade (respectively) in 2017-2018, 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.


    *Vaccination Requirements *

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    Parent Portal - See Attendance and Gradebook

    Follow the link to the authorization form to get access to the SIS gradebook and attendance for your student. Page 1 explains the directions and the program, and the page 2 allows you to fill out the form, so that you can get a Parent Login to the SIS gradebook system. This will allow you as a parent to check student grades and attendance online

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    2017-2018 Parent Information Guide

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