Mr. Rentko's Classroom Website

  • Mr. Renko Welcome to Gateway Middle School!

    As a sixth grade English and World History teacher, I am committed to providing your student with a supportive and encouraging introduction to their middle school education. My class operates as a homeroom environment, where studying English Language Arts and World History is an exciting and collaborative process that allows students to develop strong, positive relationships with their peers. It is my expectation that, while working and learning together in my class for up to three periods each day, students will establish valuable, enduring friendships based on the shared values that make us proud to be Gateway Guardians.

    I intend to make the most of the instructional time I have with my students by learning as much as I can about each of them. I am dedicated to helping your child acquire knowledge and skills that will support their individual goals, both in school and in life. My goal is to provide every one of my students with educational opportunities that empower them to pursue their interests and develop a lifelong love of learning. 
    I believe that frequent parent communication is crucial to success for every student. Maintaining open communication with you is one of my highest priorities. Please feel free to contact me anytime at
    I maintain a Google Classroom for each of my classes. All online learning materials are accessible through Google Classroom, with links leading to other digital education spaces provided by Everett Public Schools. 
    I look forward to working with you!

    Paul Rentko

    Parent Letter and Syllabus: Mr. Rentko's Class 2019-2020

    Spring 2020 School Closure Details: Daily updates will be posted in a Digital Classroom Slideshow that most students have already accessed through Google Classroom. The Digital Classroom Slides provide students with an opportunity to stay connected with their classmates and participate in online learning activities. A variety of other educational supports will also appear as announcements within Google Classroom.