Ms. Kim Hayes

Phone: 828-396-8373


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: B.S. Social Sciences from ASUCertifications: 6-9 Language Arts and 6-12 Social Studies

Ms. Kim Hayes

Ms. Hayes has been teaching in Caldwell County schools for 25 years. She has taught middle school ELA and SS both at the same time and individually throughout her time in education.  Her original degree is in high school Social Studies, but fell in love with middle school and never left once her teaching career began. She has one daughter, Kaitlin, who is a graduate of WPCC, AB Tech, and is currently attending UNCA.  She enjoys reading, time with her family, and traveling as much as possible. Speaking of traveling, she resides in McDowell County and continues to drive to Caldwell County to teach because she believes we have an excellent school system where children are both educated as well as cared for and loved.  Her current duties include teaching ELA at Gateway School.

  • Welcome to Gateway Middle School ELA!  The curriculum guides for each subject and grade level may be found on the district homepage or NCDPI websites. Students will be working on a variety of standards across the ELA curriculum throughout this school year. Students will be involved with various learning styles, types of instruction, and both formative and summative assignments to help everyone reach their goals for academic and behavior success while at Gateway. I look forward to starting a new school year and working with each you during the year. 


    August back to school




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    Important Dates:

    FIrst Day for students: August 26, 2019

    Labor Day Holiday, no school: September 2, 2019

    Early Release Day for students: September 27, 2019







  • Middle School Expectations

    •Behave- No Bullying, Fighting, Profanity •Be Safe- Keep your hands to yourself •Be Respectful-No "back talk" or rude attitudes •Be on Task- You are expected to be working on your assignments, doing nothing is not an option here •Be Here- You cannot learn if you are not here, ASK FOR MAKE UP WORK after an absence