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WELCOME TO GATEWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
April 16, 2013
As we close out this school year, we have already started the planning for a successful 2013-2014 school year. We invite all parents and guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students to join us for a Parent Night that will be held on Tuesday, April 30 in the GMS auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Parent Night is designed to discuss the upcoming school year and the scheduling process. The information presented will help guide your child in the development of a schedule that builds upon their interests and needs. We ask that only parents or guardians attend this orientation as a separate student orientation and building tour will take place over the summer months.
I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that if your child is entering 7th grade at Gateway Middle School, we want to ensure he or she receives the most appropriate Math education. For this reason, we will give a Pre-Algebra placement test to all current 6th grade Moss Side Middle School students the week of April 22 during their math class. Students who plan on enrolling in GSD will be given the opportunity to take the placement exam by scheduling an appointment with the counseling department at 412-373-5789.
Gateway Middle School offers Pre-Algebra, Enriched Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 as part of the 7th grade curriculum. The majority of the incoming 7th grade students will be placed in a Pre-Algebra Math course based on the PA Common Core Standards. The results of the Pre-Algebra placement exam along with PSSA Data will be used to determine which math class best fits your child’s needs.
All students scoring 90% or higher on the placement test will be placed in the Enriched Pre-Algebra class. Students who reach this benchmark will be given a second test, which is a Pre-Algebra opt out test. Students scoring 90% or higher on this exam will be placed in the Algebra I class. A notification of the placement test scores will be sent to all parents. If you have any questions about the Parent Night or Math Placement Exams, please contact Gateway Middle School at 412-373-5780.
We look forward to seeing you at the Parent Night.
Mr. Anthony Aquilio
Email aaquilio at Gateway
4450 Old William Penn Highway
Monroeville PA 15146
Fax # 412-373-5794