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  • Ice Bucket Challenge Northgate High School Raises Money for ALS (Click image to read more)
  • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition. Northgate Student's Commitment to Charity Last year, the Northgate Board of Directors honored Nick Ungarino for his effort (Click image to read more)
  • Teacher of the Year The Grammy Awards Music Educator Of The Year She might not have guessed that a career in education could lead to her very own Grammy Award, but Kelly Winovich, (Click image to read more)
  • Girls Night Out Girls Night Out On Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 to 10 pm, Northgate Seniors, along with Mrs. Frencho, held a Girl’s Night Out (Click image to read more)



On behalf of the Northgate School District Board of School Directors, administration, staff, and myself, I would like to welcome you to the 2014 – 2015 school year. As many of you know we lost our beloved Band Director, Jason Dilliott, on August 3. Mr. Dilliott had been a member of the Northgate family and community for 14 years. As we move forward this school year let us never forget the example Mr. "D" left for us by supporting and motivating the children that will become the future and taking pride in our community. As students, parents, business owners, community leaders, or residents, you play an important part in the success of our District........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
Northgate Continues to Make Safety a Priority
During the 2013-2014 school year, Northgate School District was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools-School Resource Officer Grant in the amount of $60,000. Created through legislation authored by Sen. Scarnati and signed into law last year by Gov. Corbett, the grant program provided funding for programs to address school violence and security. The purpose of the grant was also to maintain a high level of safety and security within the district's facilities.
Most recently, on September 23, 2014, Mrs. Hartzell was informed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that Northgate School District was selected to be a recipient of the 2014-2015 School Resource Officer Competitive Targeted Grant and that the district will be awarded an additional $30,000 to continue with its efforts to maintain that same high level of safety and security........Read More
Northgate High School Raises Money for ALS
By now, most people have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. ALS, often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS foundation was started in 1985 to fight the disease on all fronts by trying to enhance the quality of life for those fighting ALS and support research for finding new treatments and a cure for this disease.. The Ice Bucket Challenge challenges people to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate $100 to the charity and then challenge others to do the same.........Read More
Northgate Student Commitment to Charity
Last year, the Northgate Board of Directors honored Nick Ungarino for his effort in raising money for childhood cancer by participating in Alex's Lemonade Stand (ALSF) ALSF emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope......Read More
Local Teacher on a Musical Path to the Grammys
by: Veronica Davidson Tucker

She might not have guessed that a career in education could lead to her very own Grammy Award, but Kelly Winovich, Choral Director at Northgate Middle/Senior High School of Pittsburgh, has been on this journey since a young age.

As a child, Winovich was trained in piano, voice and flute as well as dance and gymnastics. Blessed with a generous and talented musical family who exposed her to many aspects of the Fine Arts, Winovich has found her own niche in this field. “Music is my life and my passion”, shared Winovich. “Now I have the opportunity to share that love of music with my incredible students at Northgate.”.........Read More
Girls Night Out
 On Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 to 10 pm, Northgate Seniors, along with Mrs. Frencho, held a Girl’s Night Out for 22 incoming 7th grade students. The night was filled with games, pizza, laughs and lots of great stories shared of memories of Northgate High School. The Seniors present that evening were: Jessica Packard, MacKenzie Breauninger, Taylor Cousins, Laken Burns, Kate Ishiyama, Emily Leung, Ashleigh Mortimer, Sara Hopkins, Raelyn Saunders, Sydney Graziano, Justine Barry, Alexis Helsley, and Victoria Kolaric. They did a wonderful job of organizing and implementing all of the festivities for the girls. The games and planned activities showed their great creativity and passion for their school......Read More



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10/23 Title I Turkey Dinner
      H.S. @ 6:00 p.m.
10/28 Board Communication Committee Meeting
       HS Library @ 5:30 p.m.
10/29 End of the 1st Grading Period
10/31 Avalon and Bellevue Halloween Parade/Parties
10/31 Avalon and Bellevue Early Dismissal @ 2:00 p.m.
11/3 Report Cards Issued
11/4 Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/10 Committee of the Whole
      Admin Center @ 7:30 p.m.
11/21 Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation

      High School: Lunch @ 10:45 a.m.
                          Show @ 11:30 a.m.
11/29 Class of "79" Reunion
      (this is a non-school sponsored event)
  Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships to Northgate Graduates

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