Daily Announcements


Week of January 10, 2022

Attention Students
Please be advised that students are NOT permitted to walk on the ice when the vernal pool freezes over.  This is a safety risk and incredibly dangerous. Student in violation of this rule will face consequences outlined in our student handbook.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Flag Football
All members of flag football enrichment should plan on going outside tomorrow(1/12).  Please dress appropriately for the conditions.
TIDES
TIDES  will be meeting today(1/11) after school in Room 1029.  All are welcome.
Auditions
Anyone attending auditions today(1/11) should make sure you have turned in your permission slip into Miss Warwick.  We will meet in the Movement Studio(next to the Dining Commons) right after school.
Best Buddies Group 1
Best Buddies Group 1 will meet today(1/11) in the Dining Commons.  Have your rides ready for pick up at 3:30 in front of Gates.
Student Council
Student Council will meet today(1/10) after school in Room 2044.  We  look forward to seeing you!!
Wrestlers
We'd like to recognize the OUTSTANDING EFFORTS of the following wrestlers who competed over this past weekend: David Minich, Max Davenport, Roan Hennigan, AJ Reimels earned 4th place, Manny Lopes earned 3rd place, Julius Tompkins earned 2nd place, Colin Dubois earned 1st place.  8th grader Sara McLaughlin went 2-0 wrestling for Scituate High School, including a pin vs Cohasset.  Congratulations to the Gates Wrestling Team and good luck as you continue your season.


Week of January 3, 2022


Art Club
There is Art Club today(1/6) after school in Ms. Glover's room.  She looks forward to seeing all of you!!
Drama

Students auditioning for the Addams Family Musical -There will be a AUDITION MUSIC WORKSHOP Wednesday, January 5th from 2:30-3:30 in the Black Box. Come practice your music with Ms. Burke and Ms. Warwick, get audition tips, and get hard copies of the sheet music.  This is NOT mandatory,  But feel free to come by for extra help. Tech forms are due Wednesday, January 5th.
Environmental Club
The Environmental Club fundraiser to remove trash form oceans has officially ended and as a school we raised $720.00. Later this week, the award will be announced.  In first place is 7th grade with $300.00.  Second place went to 6th grade with $250.00. Third place was 8th grade with $170.00.  Also,  a reminder to all Environmental Club members that we will be meeting after school this Wednesday(1/5) from 2:30-3:30P.M.
Wrestlers

We'd like to recognize the OUTSTANDING efforts of the following wrestlers who competed at the Duxbury Tournament over vacation: Grady Belmarsh, Ryan Belmarsh, Nolan Maguire, Mark McGourty, Connor McLaughlin, Sara McLaughlin, Brady Standridge, Liam Theriault, and Julius Tompkins.  These kids made our team look really good with their toughness on the mat against all the opponents they faced! 8th grader Sara McLaughlin also continued to impress with her wins earned vs high school opponents this season!


Week of December 20, 2021

Best Buddies
Team 2 will meet after school on Tuesday, 12/21 in the Dining Commons.  Have your ride ready at 3:30.

Week of December 13, 2021

6th and 8th Grade Chorus is cancelled today(12/16).

Toy Drive
Tomorrow is the last day(12/17) to bring in new, unwrapped toys for the Gates Toy Drive. Over 75 toys have already been donated!! Thank you to everyone who has already brought in a toy to help Scituate Community Christmas.  Happy Holidays to everyone!

Wrestlers
Just a reminder that our practice schedule is different this week due to Thursday's early release day.  Anyone unable to attend today(12/15) should meet Mr. Robinson in the usual spot after school before heading over to the high school.  There is NO practice tomorrow(12/16).

Drama Club
Students interested in auditioning or sighing up for a tech crew position for the Drama Club Spring Musical should meet in the Black box with Ms. Warwick and Ms. Hilditch today(12/15) from 2:30-3:30.  Stop by to get important information on how to join.

Environmental Club
The field trip is Wednesday, December 15th!!! Please remember..DO NOT go home at dismissal!!  We will be eating tacos at Gates before leaving on our trip.  Also, dress for the cold.

Best  Buddies
Team 1
will meet on December 14th after school in the Dining Commons.  Please have your ride ready at 3:30 for pick up.
Team 2 will meet after school on December 21st.
TIDES Club
Tides, Gates Diversity and Equity Club will be meeting after school on December 14th.  All are welcome.
Holiday Toy Drive
Bring in your new, unwrapped toys to be donated to Scituate Community Christmas.  There is a donation box located in each team area.  Donations must be brought in by Friday, December 17th.  There will be school-wide prizes for bringing in toys!! Help out your community this holiday season.
Wrestling
Congratulations to Team E  8th grader Sara McLaughlin. Sara is the first Gates student athlete to compete as a varsity wrestler for Scituate High School.  She went 2-1, pinning 2 opponents, and earned 3rd place at a tournament on Saturday.  Great job Sara- we're all looking forward to seeing what else you accomplish this season!! Attention all wrestlers- check the team's google classroom or your email for a schedule change regarding practices this week.  Check with Mr. Robinson with any questions.

Week of December 6, 2021

Band/ chorus Concert
Congratulations to the 7/8 Bands and Choirs for performing a great Winter  Concert last night(12/9)!  Congratulations to Michaela Whittaker for singing a great solo. Matilda Grant conducted the band and did an excellent job! Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work.  they sounded great!!

Environmental Club
The club will NOT meet today(12/8).  But you must see Ms. Chambers sometime today about the field trip plans.

Attention Term 1 Art Students who Changed specials this week
Please stay enrolled in your first term art Google CLASSROOMS until you receive your report card Term 1 grade. Your art teachers still need to give you feedback and grades through Google classroom.  Once you receive your final Term1 report grade, you may unenroll from Google classroom.

Holiday Toy Drive
Bring in your new, unwrapped toys to be donated to Scituate Community Christmas.  There is a donation box located in each team area.  Donations must be brought in by Friday, December 17th.  There will be school-wide prizes for bringing in toys!! Help out your community this holiday season.

Wrestling
Meet Mr. Robinson in the Dining Commons right after school(12/7). Bring your permission and medical information forms if you haven't turned it in already. Bring your own water bottle and change into clothes appropriate for practice.  Make sure your parents know practice ends at 5:00.  Check in with Mr. Robinson with any questions.

Gates Drama
Want to audition for a part in our Spring musical? Want to learn how to run lights, sound, stage manage, create props, costumes, hair, makeup, and even help with marketing? Our informational meeting Wednesday 12/15 from 2:30-3:30!
actors will be given resources for auditions.  Tech Crew Members will go over positions available and training.  See you in the Black Box Theater. Room 1069 for a part in our spring musical.

Week of November 29, 2021

Attention to any Student interested in Wrestling
Please make sure to join the team's google classroom immediately. The Join Code is 26SRQQC. Important information has been posted there regarding the updated practice schedule.  Reach out to Mr. Robinson at  brobinson@scit.org with any questions.
Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is trying to help out an organization called Team Seas.  They raise money that helps remove plastic from the ocean and rivers.  We are asking you to help out! For every dollar you give, One pound of plastic trash will be removed from the ocean. We are trying to raise $1,000.00 for each grade starting this Tuesday, November 30 through December 22.  If everyone chips in, our goal will be reached in a jiffy.  At lunch, you can find your grade buckets with the help of your Environmental Club and donate.  There is no limit!! Every penny is appreciated!  This is optional.  But it would help our Earth.  Go Team Seas.

Attention Students

Jamele Adams,  the SPS DEI Director will be in the Black Box Theater today(12/1) from 2:30-3:00 for any students who want to connect with him.  Anyone is welcome.

Math Club

Gates Math Club starts this Wednesday(12/1)!!!  We will meet in Mrs. Gaziano's room from 2:45-3:30 every Wednesday.  All grades and all math levels are welcome.  Come check it out.

Attention Students

Thanks to the Scituate Police Department for hosting weekly sessions with students on Wednesdays. 
The program has now ended. BUT stay tuned for new opportunities in the future!!

Environmental Club

Please make sure to bring your field trip permission slips and holiday wreath orders to the club meeting on Wednesday(12/1).

Week of November 22, 2021

TIDES Club
The TIDES Club will today(11/23) after school in Room 1029.  All are welcome to join.

Second Spirit Week( 11/22-11/24)
Monday- Scituate Day
Tuesday- Tie Dye Day
Wednesday- Team Color day

Environmental Club
All Environmental Club members, please see Ms. Chambers for the field trip permission slip.

Best Buddies Team Two
We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 23rd in the Dining Commons right after school.  Please have your ride ready for pick up at 3:30.

Attention All Mathletes!
Gates Math Club will start December 1, the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.  We will meet in Mrs. Gaziano's room from 2:45-3:30 every Wednesday.  All grades and all math levels are welcome.  Hope to see you there!!

Week of November 15, 2021
Environmental  Club
All 
 Environmental Club members, please see Ms. Chambers for the field trip permission slip.

Second Spirit Week(11/22-11/24)
Monday- Scituate Day
Tuesday- Tie Dye Day
Wednesday- Team Color Day

Attention Best Buddies Team Two
We will be  meeting Tuesday, November 23rd in the Dining Commons right after school.  Please have your ride ready for pick up at 3:30.

GSA Club
GSA will meet today(11/17) after school in Room 2038.  All are welcome to join even if you are not in the GSA IBC.  Have your ride ready at 3:30.

Mr. Lessard's band lessons are cancelled today(11/16).

Today(11/16) is picture retake day. 
Students will be called to the gym by team beginning at 8:30.
Attention All Mathletes!
Gates Math Club will start December 1, the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.  We will meet in Mrs. Gaziano's room from 2:45-3:30 every Wednesday.  All grades and all math levels are welcome.  Hope to see you there!!

It's Spirit Week this week!!!
Be sure to show your school spirit by participating in each day's theme and bringing in canned goods or monetary donations for the Scituate Food Pantry.  Each homebase earns points for their team for our annual Spirit Rally taking place on Wednesday, November 24!

Spirit Week
Monday- America Day-
Wear red, white, and blue or Patriots gear
Tuesday- Disney Day-
Dress as a Disney character
Wednesday- Neon Day-
Dress in bright neon colors
Thursday- Decade Day
80s- 8th grade
70s- 7th grade
60s- 6th grade
Dress for your grade
Friday- Pajama Day-
Wear comfy clothes or PJ's

Wrestling
Wrestling is a fun and challenging sport offered to all students at Gates during the winter season.  Practice starts on Tuesday, December 7th and will run from 2:45-4:45 every Tuesday and Thursday  through mid-February.  Wrestlers will also have the opportunity to compete against other club and town teams.  There will be a short but important meeting for any students who are interested in joining the Gates Wrestling Team this Wednesday, November 17th in Room 2044.  Reach out to Mr. Robinson at brobinson@scit.org with any questions.

Week November 8, 2021
Yearbook Cover Contest Update
Thank you for all the yearbook cover submissions and congratulations to Emma McClory whose design will be on the cover and Nora Finkle whose design will be on the back of the yearbook.  Also, a congratulations to Mackenzie Johnson-Rees and August Ames, the yearbook club has also decided to use your artwork inside the book.  We will award all 4 artist with a free yearbook.  Congrats!!!
TIDES
Today(11/9) the TIDES Club, Gates diversity and equity club will meet afterschool in room 1029.  All are welcome to join if you haven't come to a meeting yet.  See Mrs. Newton with questions.
Best Buddies Team 1
Team 1 will meet on Tuesday, November 9th in the Dining Commons right after school.  Have your ride ready at 3:30.  Thank you!!  Team 2 will meet in two weeks.

Week of November 1, 2021
Mr. Beattie
Congratulations to Mr. Beattie!! Mr. Beattie was selected by a national organization, TCS, as one of only 50 teachers in the entire country to run in the New York City Marathon.  Mr. Beattie will represent Gates Middle School and will run the 26.2 miles this weekend in New York City.  If you see him today(11/5) wish him good luck and congratulations!!
Book Fair
This morning is the last chance to purchase books at the Gates Book Fair.  The book fair will close at 9 AM this morning(11/5) so please stop by to pick up books on hold and get those last purchases in.
Best Buddies Team 1
Team 1 will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9 after school in the Dining Commons. Please have your ride ready for pick up at 3:45P.M.
SHS Football game
If you plan on attending tonight's(11/5) game at SHS, please be advised that this is a tournament game and that tickets must be purchased in advance on the SHS website.
Environmental Club
All students going tonight(11/4) to observe the bats, please remember to dress for the cold!!!
Student Council
There will be a meeting today(11/1) from 2:45-3:30 in room 2044. We can't wait to see you!!

Week of October 25, 2021

A reminder that TODAY is the first day of Minimester 2.  Please check your schedule in ASPEN for your new specials. We will have a 5 minute extended homeroom.  Teachers, please review the slides sent to your email.

Yearbook Cover
Yearbook Cover contest is on!! Submissions are due by November 1st and can be turned into the main office.  All submissions should be on 8x11 paper; they can be digital or done by hand.  Original photos are also acceptable.  Winners will receive a free yearbook!!

TIDES
The next meeting for TIDES Club is tomorrow(10/26) at 2:30. This club is Gates diversity, equity, and inclusion club.  All are welcome, so please stop by Room 1029. See Mrs. Newton in the counseling office with any questions.  Have your ride ready for a 3:30 pick up.

Week of October 18, 2021

Ms. Glover's 7th and 8th grade art Students
Just a reminder, if you have to finish your clay project please stay after school to complete them today(10/22) in Ms.  Glover's room.  They will NOT be available to work on past today(10/22).

Art Club
There is NO Art Club today(10/21) after school because of our  early release.  Ms. Glover will see you all next week.

Environmental Club
The Environmental Club will meet after school today(10/20) and prepare of tonight's bat observation at 5:40 P.M.

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Club
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20th will be the first after school meeting of GSA.  If you are not part of the GSA IBC, but are interested, please stop by room 2019 at 2:30 tomorrow(10/20).  All are welcome!! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Newton or Ms. C.
Yearbook Cover

Yearbook Cover contest is on!! Submissions are due by November 1st and can be turned into the main office.  All submissions should be on 8x11 paper; they can be digital or done by hand.  Original photos are also acceptable.  Winners will receive a free yearbook!!

Environmental Club
All Environmental Club members MUST see Ms. Chambers sometime today(10/18).


Week of October 12, 2021

Yearbook Cover
Yearbook Cover contest is on!! Submissions are due by November 1st and can be turned into the main office.  All submissions should be on 8x11 paper; they can be digital or done by hand.  Original photos are also acceptable.  Winners will receive a free yearbook!!

Jazz Band
Auditions are on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13.  We are especially looking forward for guitarists, bass guitarists and pianists.  Please see Mr. Lessard in the band room a cross from the gym to get an audition packet and to sign up for audition time.
Week of October 4, 2021
TIDES
The next meeting for TIDES Club is next Tuesday at 2:30. This club is Gates diversity, equity, and inclusion club.  All are welcome, so please stop by Room 1029 after school on Tuesday or see Mrs. Newton in the counseling office with any questions.  Have your ride ready for a 3:30 pick up.
Yearbook
Yearbook Cover contest is on!! Submissions are due by November 1st and can be turned into the main office.  All submissions should be on 8x11 paper; they can be digital or done by hand.  Original photos are also acceptable.  Winners will receive a free yearbook!!

NO GRADE 7/8 CHORUS TODAY(10/7)

Best Buddies
For those who are interested, registration information for Best Buddies has been emailed home.  registration opens on October 7th at 7PM.  If you are interested, please check with your parents or caregivers so you can get registered.  Thank you. Ms. Hilditch and Mrs. Branca.
Surveys
We will extend homeroom until 8:05A.M to allow students to complete two surveys that were sent to their student email accounts.  Teachers, please hold students in homeroom until 8:05.  
Gates Drama
Improv troupe begins NEXT Tuesday, October 12th.  Please join the google classroom before arriving.
Cross Country Cancelled
Mr. English will be in the cafeteria to hand out transportation waivers for the Wednesday Meet today(Oct. 4th) after school.
Student Council
This is a reminder that the first student council meeting of the year will be held today(Oct. 4th), after school in room 2044.  The room is located upstairs in the 8th grade wind.  Please have your ride ready at 3:30.  See you there!!
Gates 7/8 Jazz Band
Auditions are on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13.  We are especially looking forward for guitarists, bass guitarists and pianists.  Please see Mr. Lessard in the band room a cross from the gym to get an audition packet and to sign up for audition time.

Week of September 27, 2021

Art Club
Reminder to all members of the Art Club.  We will have our first meet-up today(9/30) in Room 1038, Ms. Glover's room, right after school.  Please have your ride ready for pick up at 3:30.
Gates 7/8 Jazz Band
Auditions are on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13  We are especially looking forward for guitarists, bass guitarists and pianists.  Please see Mr. Lessard in the band room a cross from the gym to get an audition packet and to sign up for audition time.
Gates Cross Country
Their first meet of the season was yesterday.  The girls beat Weymouth by a score of 22-35(low score wins).  Top finishers were Alice Rowland, Grace Kroeger, Narissa Lipchitz, Molly Gould and Addy DuBois.  The boys lost in a close score of 25-31.  Top finishers were Bobby Naylor, Beckett Dowling, Caiden Hawkins, Micah Mulder, and Zeke Neskirk.  Gates students can still sign up.  See Mr. English with any questions.

TIDES
Today(September 28th) TIDES Club will meet after school in Room 1029.  Please have your ride ready at 3:30.  All are welcome to come and check out the diversity and equity club.
Gates Drama
Gates Drama Improv troupe will begin meetings on Tuesday, October 12th from 2:30-3:30 in the Black Box!! Come by and practice your improv acting skills.  See Ms. Warwick with questions and join the Improv google classroom code: gch3v4r.

Environmental Club
The first Environmental Club meeting of the yea will be Wednesday, September 29th from 2:35-3:30 in Room 2034.  Come join us and see how we work with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and more!!!
TIDES
TIDES Club will be meeting for the first time tomorrow(Tuesday) after school in room 1029.  TIDES Club is Gates diversity and equity club focusing on inclusion of all at our school.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Newton in the Counseling Office. Please join the google classroom for updates and club information.  The google classroom code is  srurgk2.


Week of September 20, 2021

Next week, on Tuesday, September 28th, Gates will be holding its first TIDES Club. TIDES Club is  Gates' Diversity and Equity club, focusing on inclusion in our school community.  The club will be held on  Tuesdays after school from 2:30-3:30.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Newton in the Counseling Suite.  Also, join the TIDES google classroom with code srurgk2.

Students who signed up for the 
Fall Art Club Session
The final list is posted in front of Ms. Glover's room 1038.  the first meet-up will be NEXT Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 2:30-3:30 in Room 1038

Just a reminder, students are not allowed to switch buses.  You must go home on your assigned bus.

Art Club
Attention students who enjoy making art and hanging out with friends!! Ms. Glover holds Art Club on Thursday  after school from 2:21- 3:30p.m.  If you are interested in creating and making any type of art, sign up for Art Club today in Room 1038. Space is limited, members will be chosen by lottery, if need be, Ms. Glover will post the final member list this THURSDAY.  If you can't make the Fall Session, there will be a  Spring Session sigh up in February!!

Announcements Week of September 13, 2021

This is a reminder for all students and staff that masks must be worn at all times while inside of Gates Middle School.  Masks must completely cover your nose and mouth.  Students are permitted to remove their masks only while seated at lunch and while outside on mask breaks.  Thanks for doing your part to keep everyone in our community healthy and safe!!

Attention Students:
Are you still having trouble opening your locker? Do you need extra practice and support? If so, join us on Friday after school in the Dining Commons for extra practice.  All are welcome to attend.  See Mr. Beattie with questions.

Cross Country Team
Join Gates Cross Country Team for Fitness, Friendship, and Fun.
Practice will be held on Mondays beginning on September 20th.  Practices will be held on both Monday and Wednesday with meets on Wednesdays.  Google classroom code is kp5yihp and is posted in all Team areas and near copiers.  See Mr. English with any questions.










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