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  • Student Council Fall Events Student Council Fall Events The Student Council contributes to the school environment in a variety of ways (Click image to read more)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the month of October. (Click image to read more)
  • The BRAIN PROGRAM The BRAIN PROGRAM The BRAIN PROGRAM is a series of learning stations about the brain and nervous system. (Click image to read more)
  • AIU Art Student Artwork Contest The AIU is sponsoring a Student Artwork Contest, and the winning entry will be featured on this year’s AIU holiday card. (Click image to read more)



Greetings Northgate! It has been a busy and successful start to the 2014-15 school year. The staff is engaging in the co-teaching model. The District’s Pre-K Counts program is in its second year and doing well. The District was recently informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that Northgate will be awarded an additional $30,000 for the School Resource Officer Competitive Targeted Grant to continue its efforts to improve upon the quality of safety at Northgate. Open Houses and parent teacher conferences were held at each building and were successful and informative. I thank our athletes, band and student groups who represented Northgate with pride this fall.........Read More



Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the month of October. Every few years the Northgate Student Council designs a new pink out hoodie to support the fight against Breast Cancer. A new design for pink out hoodies was offered this October. All proceeds from the hoodies were donated to the American Cancer Society. "$1026.20 was raised for the American Cancer Society this year. They work to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," Student Council Advisor Ms. Hepner said. "Our donation will go to research to find a cure for cancer." The pink out hoodies were worn at the pink out football games against Ft. Cherry and Avonworth......Read More
Student Council Fall Events
The Student Council contributes to the school environment in a variety of ways. To show appreciation for our teachers, they held a staff breakfast. "The student council really wanted a way to show our teachers that we care; what better way than to feed them before they start their day,” Student Council Vice President Taylor Grinage said. “It was a great turn out, and I can tell that the teachers enjoyed it." The breakfast was held on September 26, 2014 to kick off the school year

The band plays, the cheerleaders cheer, and the AV Club manages the technology. Pep rallies are a part of school life. "I love bringing the whole school together through the pep rallies. It was really great to see some school spirit and enthusiasm. Planning them was actually fun because I got to be as imaginative as I wanted, and I knew that the school wouldn't say no," said Pep Rally Coordinator Laken Burns. Three pep rallies have been planned so far by the Northgate Student Council........Read More
Bellevue and Avalon 6th Grade Invited To A Pittsburgh Penguins Practice
On Monday October 20, 2014 Sixth grade students from Bellevue Elementary and Avalon Elementary were invited to participate in the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Kids Open Practice day. Students spent the morning watching a Pittsburgh Penguins practice session emceed by Paul Steigerwald and Phil Bourque, who broadcast from the bench, explaining drills, rules and player bios to the crowd. Also while the players practiced to their favorite music, trivia questions about both the athletes and healthy eating habits were displayed on the video board in an effort to further educate the students about nutrition........Read More
Firefighters visit Avalon Kindergarten
Kindergarten students at Avalon Elementary celebrated fire safety month by welcoming four volunteer firefighters from Avalon fire department to our school. Mr. Silay, Mr. Dave, Mr. Chuck, and Mr. Steve taught us how to keep ourselves and our homes safe. They also taught us about making a plan with our families in case a fire was to happen at our house. Our volunteer firefighters brought and showed us how to use special equipment needed for their job. A great time was had by all! Thank you to our new Avalon firefighter friends for teaching us how to be safe!
Student Artwork Contest
The AIU is sponsoring a Student Artwork Contest, and the winning entry will be featured on this year’s AIU holiday card. In addition, all artwork will be displayed in the AIU Central Office lobby. 3rd grade is using watercolors to make their own colorful Christmas Ornaments.......Read More
The Center for Neuroscience of the University of Pittsburgh Presents The BRAIN PROGRAM
The BRAIN PROGRAM is a series of learning stations about the brain and nervous system. The learning stations focus on the organization and function of the brain, and the functions of the nervous system, and what goes wrong with brain function in certain diseases. The stations were very stimulating and interactive, and they were presented by faculty, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate and undergraduate students of the Center for Neuroscience of the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)........Read More
Northgate Students Paint the Town
The Northgate Annual Halloween Window Painting took place on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. Twenty students were in attendance, chaperoned by Miss Wilt, Mr. Berwick, and student teacher Caitlyn Murtha. The students spent the entire day painting fall and Halloween themed designs on storefront windows along Lincoln Avenue. Over the course of the day, 25 businesses were decorated so if you get the chance, take a drive down the Avenue!

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National Walk to School Day
For the second year in a row, Avalon and and Bellevue Elementary Schools teamed up to participate  in the National Walk to School Day to promote pedestrian safety in our community. This year we partnered with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Representative Adam Ravenstal’s office and volunteers from FedEx who walked with us and gave away hundreds of back packs with surprises inside. We started the morning at the YMCA for a healthy breakfast. Each school was led by the..........Read More
Northgate Classroom Teacher Named Winner of “Leadership Unboxed”
PITTSBURGH, October 2, 2014 - The Northgate School District is pleased to announce that Mrs. Karen Klicker has been named as an “Unboxed Teacher” through the “Leadership Unboxed” movement. Nominated by Superintendent Dr. Joseph W. Pasquerilla, “Karen embodies the principles of unboxed learning and considers learning in the broadest sense of the word.” In addition, Mrs. Klicker was nominated because she, “actively seeks new ways to engage students’ imaginations.” She routinely embraces new teaching methods including gamification, flipped learning, authentic assessing and discovery. A total of 33 teachers were nominated for the award and winners were selected by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc........Read More


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11/26 to 11/30 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
11/29 Class of "79" Reunion
      (this is a non-school sponsored event)
12/1 School Board Reorganization Meeting
      Admin Center @ 7:30 p.m.
12/2 Elementary Band and Choral Concert
      Bellevue @ 1:30 p.m.
12/2 Winter "Meet the Flames"
      HS Gym @ 7:00 p.m.
12/4 Elementary Band and Choral Concert
      Avalon @ 7:00 p.m.
12/8 Financial Aid Night
      HS @ 6:00 p.m.
12/10 Middle/HS Band Concert
      HS @ 7:00 p.m.
12/17 Concert Choir & Middle School Chorus Concert
      HS @ 7:00 p.m.
12/24 to 1/4 NO SCHOOL- Winter Break
  Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships to Northgate Graduates

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