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 24 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. After school, Ms. Hayes is also an Academic Coach for the school system helping to serve the homeless shelters in our county. She has one daughter, Kaitlin, who is a graduate of WPCC and currently lives in Asheville. 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 this grading period in order to be prepared for the EOGs. We will be working on citing textual evidence, understanding figurative language, analyzing text for the theme and central idea just to name a few of the items. My class will also be set up as a series of rotating stations in this grading period. After direct instruction, students will rotate to stations for poetry, Readworks, Study Island, AR, vocabulary, SchoolNet, and EOG review. Station topics will change weekly.






  • Spring


    Important Dates:

    April 11 & 12- NC Check In #3 testing

    April 15-18 - Healthy Youth Act for grades 7 & 8

    April 19- Holiday

    April 22-26 -Spring Break







  • 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