This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-November 21, 2022

Principal's Message

Bravo to the Cast and staff of our fall Play, Peter Pan! The show was phenomenal with a great mix of action and humor. Our seniors showcased their range and skills in both singing and acting. The depth of talent on display ensures that we will have amazing shows to produce for years to come. This is truly a student production as Gateway students built the sets, ran the stage crew, and worked the Audio-Visual booth behind the scenes. Great job by everyone!

Thank you to Mr. Sommers, Mr. Straub, Miss Galczynski, Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Pridy, Mrs. O"Neil, and all the parents and staff members for all the hard work to make this production a success.

Photos are Courtesy of Mrs. Christine Patrick

Teacher of the Year

I am proud to announce that Michael D'Alessandro has been named our Teacher of the Year. Mr. D'Alessandro has represented Gateway with distinction for the better part of his life. First as a student and now as a teacher. His easygoing and generous nature allows him the ability to build relationships with different groups of students. This is a well-deserved honor. Congratulations Mike!

Professional of the Year

I am pleased to announce that Dawn Alter is our Professional of the Year. Dawn is a dedicated nurse and an invaluable member of our Gator Community. She is always quick to help others and goes above and beyond every day. Through her effort and dedication to the school, we were able to manage the pandemic and get staff and students back to school as quickly and safely as possible. Congratulations Dawn!

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This Week at a Glance

Monday (A Day)

  • Powder Puff 6:00

Tuesday (B Day)

Wednesday (A Day)

  • Noon Dismissal


  • Happy Thanksgiving


  • No School
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French Club

The French Club will be taking pre-orders for Christmas Poinsettias. These beautiful plants will be coming from the Wenonah Greenhouses and are $16 per plant. Pre-order from any French Club member between now and December 6th. Contact Madame Karwoski ( with any questions.


Yearbook 2023

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Also don't forget we offer Ads too. Please see the link on the Gateway"s Website under Parents/Students section for more information or contact Mrs. Fayer at

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AP United States History Imperlialism Stations

Using historical thinking skills: contextualization, interpretation, sourcing, and analyzing evidence. Practicing study skills: small group, purposeful talk & reflection on learning. Gets them up & moving!


Mrs. Cichoski's Intro to Pottery's finished making teapots this week. They are making teapots based on a theme, either something from literature or based on their favorite show/movie.

AP Computer Science is for YOU

You and your family can learn more by attending a live webinar about AP CSA on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 8–9 p.m. ET.

We know students have new and different ways of learning, and have aspirations for their futures. Schools across the country are offering a broader range of AP courses to match students’ interests. In most classes, you’re told what to study. But taking AP CSA is different. In AP CSA:

  • You choose the topic to study and design a project around it. Topics/projects can range from creating a game that advises young people about protecting their mental health to an interactive app that provides a museum tour.
  • You learn by doing and exploring what you love through teamwork, projects, research, and creative thinking.
  • You gain skills you can use in the real world, like coding and app design.
It doesn’t matter what classes you’ve taken before. As long as you’re ready to go all in to learn more about what you love, AP CSA is for you.

Register today to hear directly from students who took AP CSA and find out how this course can benefit you as you prepare to own your future, your way.
We look forward to seeing you at the live event!

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Comfort Closet

Thank you all for your continued support of the Comfort Closet and special shout out to the senior Student Council girls who recently gave it a good cleaning!

As we approach the cold weather there are some specific needs, namely:



Toiletries (always needed)

Sweatshirts and sweatpants

Global Cuisine Class

On Wednesday, Chef Alicia Lucia-Burns and her Global Cuisine class hosted their first catering event for our local senior citizens. They enjoyed fresh baked foods including assorted muffins, bread loaves, Italian biscotti, and Belgian waffles, along with assorted hot and cold beverages served by our students prior to the premiere matinee performance of Peter Pan.

French Club

This week, the French Club will be selling Macarons (delicious French cookies). 4 macrons for $3. See any French Club member to purchase. Hurry, these delicious French treats won't last long! Bon appetit!
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Annual Career Day Friday December 2nd (Noon Dismissal for students)

We are so excited to welcome over 50 career leaders to speak with our students on Friday December 2. The Gators will rotate through different career speakers throughout the day. Seniors will be included in the rotations unless they complete the senior form (previously emailed) by 11/22.

College and Career Readiness

Do you have big plans after graduation? We want to hear about your acceptance: College or University, Trade or Career Program, or Armed Forces of the United States. Please email Dr. Pierro with your acceptance letter. We would like to give you the recognition you deserve in the newsletter and morning announcements!

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All-Star soccer game!

Cole Conover, Avery LaCroix, and Taylor Byers represented Gator Soccer in the Tri County/Colonial Senior All-Star soccer games!
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