This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-October 3, 2022

Principal's Message

In accordance with the Anti-Bullying Act, the first week of October has been classified as the “Week of Respect.” The third week in October is designated as “School Violence Awareness Week.” These weeks are designed to increase awareness and help students develop respect for themselves and others. The theme of respect is instrumental in reducing incidences of bullying and helping students feel comfortable in our school. If you know of an issue, please use our StopIt button on our website.

This Week at a Glance

Monday (B Day)

Tuesday (A Day)

Wednesday (B Day)

Thursday (A Day)

Friday (B Day)

  • No School-Teacher Inservice

Meet, our new counselor, Ms. Morda!

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama

Ms. Morda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of NJ. Ms. Morda enjoys working with adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, providing a supportive space where students can feel validated and heard; that their feelings matter. In addition to being a time of self-discovery, young people often find themselves overscheduled, overwhelmed, isolated and struggling to regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Ms. Morda supports students in developing new skills to express their feelings and process emotions more effectively.

Ms. Morda was born and raised in Gloucester County, NJ, and now resides in Camden County, NJ, with her wife. Ms. Morda enjoys exercising, cooking, hiking, tv/movies, music, sports, the beach and traveling the United States with her wife. They love to explore new cuisines and new restaurants in the Tri-state area. Ms. Morda also enjoys spending time and spoiling her five nephews and two nieces. Ms. Morda's current TV watch list includes Cobra Kai, She Hulk, and Dancing with the Stars.

She is looking forward to a fun and exciting first school year as a Gateway Gator!

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Congratulations to Seraphina Abbruzzese and Kyan Standen for winning this month's raffle for Homecoming tickets.

Congratulations to Jackson Sharp and Vivien Parker for winning this month's raffle for Middle School Dance tickets.

Tickets will be delivered to you. Keep an eye out for more raffles at

Attention Seniors!

Seniors! You can begin submitting your most adorable baby picture to the email address. They are due by Friday 10/28 but don't wait until the last minute to participate!
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Gateway is excited to announce our Mentor Program is back for the 2022-2023 school year!

High School Mentors are student leaders that will act as positive peer role models and help guide their 7th or 8th grade mentee as they transition into the Gateway community. In addition to meeting with your mentee individually for check-ins, you will be hosting group activities throughout the school year so that you have an opportunity to socialize with your mentee. You will help facilitate these group events (at least one per marking period) that promote positive social interactions through ice breakers, games, and cooperative learning activities. During these meetings, we will focus on building strong communication skills. The goal is for you to build a rapport and connection with your middle school mentee and be accessible to anything they may need support with throughout the year.

Anyone interested in participating should complete the below form by Oct. 3. We hope you consider being a part of this exciting opportunity.

Click Here: High School Mentor Application 22-23

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AP United States History

Mrs. Kane's AP students practiced document-based question skills by arguing whether Gilded Age industrialists were robber barons or captains of industry.

Gator Entrepreneurship Class

Mrs. Kane's Entre-Ed students did their first “interdependent work.” Each learned about a different business legal structure and combined to create a visual representation of that structure. It’s not group work, it’s trusting each partner to fulfill their role.
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Miss Ocean Sands County

Recent graduate Haley Marks recently was crowned Miss Ocean Sands County at the Veteran's Day-Ocean's Miss and Outstanding Teen competition. This crowning allows her to now go to Miss New Jersey competition in June!

Class of 1972 Tour

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Report Absences Online

In an effort to make the reporting of absences more convenient, we have added an absence reporting form button to the district's website. You will still be able to call the school to report an absence as always. This online reporting option is an addition to our current method of reporting absences.

Directions for reporting a student absence online:

From your Computer:

1. Log in to PowerSchool using a Parent Account

2. From the Left Navigation Menu select: Report Absence/Lateness

3. Fill out the form with the required information (type of absence, date/s, reason for the absence).
4. Submit Form

From the PowerSchool Mobile App:

1. Open the PowerSchool app on your phone or mobile device.

2. Click three dots (...) where it says 'MORE' on the bottom right of the app screen.

3. Click Forms

4. Scroll down and locate the form named: Absence Request Form

5. Fill out the form with the required information (type of absence, date/s, reason for the absence).

6. Submit Form

Early Signouts

Parents/Guardians, please remember to send in a note if students are being signed out early for appointments. We do issue an eHallPass appointment pass ahead of time once we know, so we are not disrupting a classroom when parents come in to sign out their child for an appointment.

Book Club Fundraiser

The Gateway Book Club is starting their community service project next week. Students will be going to all the homerooms over the next two weeks, to collect spare change for PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (

Video Link

Fundraising Page

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Class of 2026 Clothing Drive

The Class of 2026 Clothing Drive is scheduled for Saturday, October 15. Please think of us when you start changing your clothes over from summer to fall. More info to come about drop-off time and location.
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Aviation Club

Interested in a field in Aviation, Engineering, or Aeronautics? Check out the Gateway Aviation Program run advised by Mrs. Broadbelt and Mr. Gliem on Tuesdays. In the past years, students have participated in NASA events, building remote-controlled planes and learning to fly remote-controlled planes and drones. This year, we are excited to have flight simulators.

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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Winter Sports Registration is Now Open!

Winter Sports Registration is now open!

Physical forms are due to the office by Nov. 8

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