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  • Holiday Cheer Holiday Cheer On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Avalon first grade (Click image to read more)
  • Elementary Drama Elementary Drama Club The Elementary Drama Club presented Roald Dahl s Willy Wonka Kids (Click image to read more)
  • Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week From October 27th to October 31st Northgate (Click image to read more)
  • Students Paint for Charity Students Paint for Charity Northgate students, Morgan Joy, Jessie Roos, Amanda Lewan (Click image to read more)

 
   

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT:

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

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NORTHGATE NEWS:

Northgate French Club - Class T-shirts
The French Club at Northgate is selling Class t-shirts! Class of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. T-shirts cost $15 and will benefit the French Trip in Spring 2016. All orders must be placed online by Dec. 24, but will be delivered to the HS and passed out in homerooms in January.

Parents can use the following links, or contact Mrs. Cromer with questions.
Class of 2015
Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Mark Your Calendars!!!
Northgate Middle/High School presents:
Mary Poppins-The Broadway Musical

MARCH 20 - Senior Citizen Show - 6:00 pm Curtain
MARCH 21 - 7:30 Curtain
MARCH 26 - Children's Show - 6:00 pm Curtain

More infromation to come!
Elementary Drama Club
The Elementary Drama Club presented Roald Dahl s Willy Wonka Kids with two performances at Bellevue Elementary on November 18, 2014 and two performances at Avalon Elementary on November 20, 2014. The Drama Club is comprised of both the Bellevue and Avalon elementary school students. They are directed by Mrs. Klicker and she receives help from parents, community members, and middle and high school students. Everyone worked hard to make the performances run smoothly. The event is always an amazing display of Northgate students talents and this year didn't disappoint!
Avalon First Graders Spread Holiday Cheer
On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Avalon first grade made 81 red and white candy cane pins for the seniors at New Hope Assisted Living. The children were so enthused with project, so it is certain that the pins will be received with much holiday spirit. Our children have truly learned that it is more important to give than to receive.
Northgate Students Paint for Charity
Northgate students, Morgan Joy, Jessie Roos, Amanda Lewan, Laken Burns, Sara Hopkins, and Kate Ishyiama, recently created a body of holiday work to be displayed at the 565 Grill on Lincoln Avenue. The select group of artists donated a total of 9 paintings that will be for sale throughout the holiday season. All proceeds will benefit a local charity chosen by the students. Please stop by the Grill for a bite to eat and peruse these amazing works of art!
Click to see all the paintings

Northgate Receives $1000.00 Grant for Backpack Program
Sodexo, the food service provider for the Northgate School District, has awarded Northgate with a $1000.00 grant to be used in the 2014-15 backpack program.

Sodexo has supported backpack programs across the United States since 2006. Through this critical program Sodexo partners with local food banks and schools to provide nutritious, easy-to-prepare and non-perishable food for students who are at risk for hunger when free or reduced-price school lunches are not available. Backpacks are distributed to students in easily accessible and safe environments on the last day of school prior to a weekend........Read More
Forensics Team 2014-2015 
The Forensics team from Bellevue, Avalon and Northgate Middle School competed in their first Forensic Tournament against 26 other schools at St. Teresa’s of Avila on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Northgate is the only public school invited to participate in these tournaments. The team received 9 third place ribbons, 5 second place ribbons and 1 first place ribbon. The students who participated from all the schools are: Elizabeth Scanlon, Nadia McClellan, Cheyenne Benner, Kailey Bedison, Ally Blenk, Mariah Goetz, Bella Kirk, Josh Crooks, Dana Lee Beattie, Lucy Ishiyama, Claire Ishiyama, Kira Blenk, and Camila Senviski. Our students did a wonderful job of being both professional and respectful during their time at St. Teresa’s of Avila. We are very proud of their performance and participation this year so far. A special thank you goes to the parents that provided breakfast for the team before the tournament, it was a wonderful treat. We are looking forward to preparing for our next tournament on January 17, 2015 at East Catholic. Thank you for your support.
Red Ribbon Week
From October 27th to October 31st Northgate celebrated SADD's Red Ribbon Week.

This is a national anti-drug campaign that started in 1988. Three years earlier, a man named Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was murdered at 37 because he uncovered a multibillion drug scandal intertwined in Mexico's government. In honor of him, the United States of America Congress started Red Ribbon Week.

This year, Northgate's SADD is taking a different approach in doing their part to help through an anti-drug spirit week. Monday's theme was "Team Up Against Drugs", everyone was encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey. Tuesday was "Life iIs A Work of Art".......Read More
Avalon Celebrity Readers
Reading research shows that just 30 minutes a day reading with or to a child significantly increases that child’s reading ability. Plus, children who see adults reading regularly for enjoyment are more interested in reading as well. To encourage this and to mark 2014 American Education Week (Nov 17 – 21), Avalon Elementary School is welcoming community leaders into our school to read from age-appropriate books of their choosing to all Avalon classes.An impressive array of local leaders ranging from Avalon parents, business owners, police officers, and office holders from both the Northgate boroughs and state, are giving generously of their time to come into Avalon classrooms and share excerpts from their favorite books with our students......Read More
Veteran's Day at Avalon Elementary
The students of Avalon Elementary celebrated Veterans Day with artwork, performances of poetry and songs. The students and our guests were privileged to see the "Table Ceremony" performed by the North Hills Young Marines the narration of Dr. Paul Kirsch, USMC retired and former Principal of Avalon Elementary. Our guests were also honored by a speech from Mr. Paul Cusick, USMC retired and Mayor of Bellevue. During the ceremony 26 veterans were recognized for their service t our country. Afterward, seven veterans volunteered their time to speak to the children about their experiences as part of our armed forces.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

12/24 to 1/4 NO SCHOOL- Winter Break
12/29 & 12/30 Northgate Basketball Christmas Tournament
1/5 Students and Staff Return From Winter Break
1/12 Committee of the Whole Meeting
       Admin Center @ 7:30 p.m.
1/15 Orchestra Concert
1/19 Inservice - NO SCHOOL for studnets
1/19 School Board Meeting
      Admin Center @ 7:30 p.m.
1/26 Special Board Meeting
   K-3/4-6 Feasibility Study Discussion
   (all community members and staff welcome)
      Admin Center @ 7:00 p.m.
1/27 Northgate District Review with Dr. Pasquerilla
      Avalon Elementary @ 6:30 p.m.
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