This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter - December 4, 2017

Principal's Message

On Friday, we will have our 7th Annual Career Day. This is a great opportunity for students to take a look at the careers that await them when they graduate. We will have over 50 career speakers from various industries and members of both the state and federal Departments of Labor in attendance. Our Keynote speaker is, former Miss New Jersey, Erica Scanlon Harr.

This Week at a Glance

  • Varsity Awards Banquet 7:00





  • Career Day!
  • Early Dismissal (No Lunch Served)

Student Life

Westville Tree Lighting

The Madrigals and Mrs. Kane were hanging out with the Gator at the Westville Tree Lighting! The Gator Marching Band and Madrigals performed at the ceremony.

Key Club

Key Club members volunteered at the South Jersey Food Bank!

National Honor Society Toured the Ronald McDonald House

Gateway NHS Officers toured the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey this week and discussed our fundraiser plans.

NHS students spent their Black Friday volunteering!

National Honor Society students spent their Black Friday volunteering for the Wenonah Women's Club Turkey Trot 5K which raised money for The Children's Home Society.


FCCLA members learn how to flamenco dance, learn about the culture, and eat some authentic Spanish food at Ole Tapas Restaurant.

Casey Carson Named Semifinalist for Scholarship!

Casey Carson has been named as a semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship. He is one of the 1,936 students across the country chosen from over 90,000 applicants.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to bring better to the world, through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.

Out of these semifinalist, 150 will be chosen to receive a $20,000 scholarship! Good luck Casey!

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser

Project Graduation will have an after school Chick-Fil-A sandwich sale on Friday. The cost is $4.25.

Sophomore Class Fundraiser

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to send your friends, teachers, and other staff members a candy cane gram! The sophomore class will be selling candy cane grams beginning today through December 19th! Each order is 2 dollars and includes a candy cane and a holiday card that will be delivered to homerooms the day before we leave for winter break! See any sophomore class officer, Mrs. Pona, or Miss Warrington.

Thank a Staff Member!

Do you have a staff member to nominate? Maybe a secretary, cafeteria worker, maintenance worker, bus driver, or administrator always says hello to you or smiles at you in the hallway. Maybe someone taught you a life lesson that you hope you will never forget. Saying thank you seems so simple, but it will surely bring a smile to someone's face. If you have someone to nominate, please take a moment to fill out this nomination form. The link is also posted in your "All In" classroom and is saved under "topics" so it will be easy to find. This is completely optional and will be ongoing through the end of the year. It is one simple thing that you can do to let someone know that you appreciate them. This staff member will be recognized with a little treat and a certificate of your nomination to them. If you have any questions or suggestions, please see Mrs. Convey in room 201 or email her. Doing something nice for someone else will bring a smile to his/her face--and you will smile too--try it and see :-)


Gateway2Careers Honored by NJ Department of Labor

The New Jersey Department of Labor honored our Gateway2Careers program for being a Career Connections Exemplary Partner. Gateway is the first school to be a part of the NJDOL Career Connections program.

Vote for Coach Rutter!

It is time for another round of voting! If you know Jim Rutter then you know how dedicated he has been not just to our wrestling program, but the Gateway Community as a whole. Please take some time to vote for Jim as a Hometown Hero!

Share the Keys Program!

Mr. Patrick McCormick from NJM Insurance "Share the Keys" program came in on 11/28 to speak to Mr. Dzierzgowski's Driver Education classes. Mr. McCormick, a retired police officer from East Windser, NJ shared safety tips and stories to our classes. His stories from his 25 year career as a police officer as well as personal incidents from his past were very interesting. He was very informative and made an impression on our students.

Come to School in Your Jammies!

Gateway Renaissance is hosting a fun, dress-down day to support the kids at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students and faculty, who make a small donation, can wear comfy pajamas on Thursday, Dec. 7. You will be given a sticker during homeroom to wear on your PJ's to show you provided a donation as support! Ambassadors will come around during homeroom to collect donations and deliver stickers.

Gator Diamond Club

The Gator Diamond Club (baseball boosters) is raising funds for the 2018 Gator Baseball team to participate in a tournament during spring break at Mingo Bay, Myrtle Beach, SC. The club is off on a fund raising mission to raise money for the trip!! There are several fun ways to support the team.

The Gator Diamond Club will be hosting restaurant nights at 5 Guys, Deptford the 1st Wednesday of every month for the entire school year beginning 12/6!! Gator baseball will receive 10% of every purchase made from 5-8pm so have dinner out on Wednesdays at 5 Guys in Deptford and support your Gator baseball! Also the club will be raffling 4 great seats to a Flyers Game, details to follow soon but be on the look out for that. Finally there is a Go Fund Me page available for donations.

The club is diligently working to make the trip a reality for all players, any support is greatly appreciated!!

Upcoming Events

Band and Vocal Boosters Fundraiser

Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 8pm

3601 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA

Gateway's Band and Madrigals will be performing during the intermission of the Flyers game on December 20th! This is going to be an amazing event and a great showcase for our students. Tickets are $45. See the flyers below for more information.