Doolen Middle School
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What is GATE?

Doolen GATE is a self-contained middle school program offering creative and student-centered project based learning. 


Events for Elementary GATE Students

  • GATE Open House - Feb. 4th
    Doolen will host a GATE Open House for all 5th grade students interested in attending the Doolen GATE program for the 2020-2021 school year. We will have information about the Doolen GATE program, as well as information on how to get signed up for the Summer Transition Program. Please contact Ms. Coulter ( or Ms. McConaughy ( for more information.


  • Doolen @ Sam Hughes Middle School Night Feb. 11th
    Come visit the Doolen MS table at the Sam Hughes Middle School Night. We will have information about the GATE program in general and information about how to sign-up for the Summer Transition Program.


Important Documents

Announcements & Reminders

  • Local Field Trips
    7th Graders - Biosphere II field trip is Monday, February 17th. Please look for permission slips to go home the week before. We need approximately 10 parent drivers, so please email Ms. Coulter ( or Mr. Yocum ( to volunteer. Students should wear uniforms and make sure they have shoes that can get dirty. Students will need to bring a sack lunch with them on the field trip.


  • Secrets for Success Powerpoint
    Click the title for more information!

Fundraising Events

  • Skate Night - Thursday, Feb. 6th
    Come join us at Skate Country on Thursday, Feb. 6th from 6:00-8:00pm! Invite friends and family to come spend the night with us and enter the drawing for a chance to win some prizes!


  • Bear Canyon Pizza Fundraiser - Tues., Feb. 11th
    Come join us for a fundraiser night at Bear Canyon Pizza from 3:30-9:00pm! Bear Canyon Pizza is located at 8987 E Tanque Verde Rd in the Bear Canyon Center. 


  • Taco Dinner Fundraiser Night - Wed., Feb. 26th
    Join us for a Taco Dinner fundraiser night on Wednesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:30pm! The dinner will be held at the American Legion Post #36. Please see the flyer for the address. 


  • Panda Express Fundraiser - Mon., March 9th
    Join us for a fundraiser at Panda Express in the El Con Plaza! The fundraiser will take place from 10:00am - 10:00pm. All you need to do is mention the fundraiser or show them the flyer to make sure we get credit! We look forward to seeing you there! 


  • Tax Credit Donation
    Click on the title above for more information on how to make a tax credit donation through TUSD to the GATE 8 End-of-Year field trip. This can be a payment for current 8th grade students for their end-of-year trip or from families and friends of Doolen GATE who wish to help make the end-of-year trip possible for our 8th graders. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Coulter (


  • Donation to Booster Club
    Click on the title above to review the letter and donation form for businesses and individuals who wish to make a donation to our Booster Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please email the Booster Club ( or Ms. Coulter ( with any questions you may have.


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