This Week at Gateway

Gateway Regional Community Newsletter-June 6, 2022

Principal's Message

Gateway was busy this past week hosting our Avenue of the Arts, Community Service Day, and Mr. Gateway events! The Avenue of the Arts showcased the vast talent of Gateway students from photography, sewing, painting, and more.

On Friday, Gateway hosted its Community Service Day. Students served their community through varies projects around our area. Our Seniors went back to our elementary sending districts to talk to the students and participate in a graduation walk. A big thank you to Mrs. McAnally, Mr. Dericks, and our entire Community Service Committee for making the day a success.

The week was capped off by the return of our Mr. Gateway competition. The talent was amazing both on the stage and back stage. Our TV/AV department put on an amazing show. Congratulations to our new crowned Mr. Gateway, Michael Saraceno!

This week, will prove to be a busy one with our 8th grade trip on Monday, and the beginning of Final Exams on Thursday. The schedule for the week is below.

Avenue of the Arts

Thank you so much to all of the families, friends, students, community members and staff who came out to support the Avenue of the Arts on Thursday evening. We had a great turnout!

Community Service Day

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This Week at a Glance

Monday (A Day)

  • 8th Grade Trip

Tuesday (B Day)

  • Senior Breakfast
  • Washington Lake Renaissance Trip
  • Varsity Award Banquet

Wednesday (A Day)

  • Noon Dismissal
  • Cabaret
  • Board of Education Meeting


  • Noon Dismissal
  • Exams Period 1 & 8


  • Noon Dismissal
  • Exams Period 2 & 7
  • 8th Grade Recognition

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 7: Senior Breakfast and Varsity Award Banquet

June 8: Board of Education Meeting

June 8: Cabaret

June 10: Middle School Recognition Ceremony

June 14: Senior Awards and Baccalaureate

June 15: Graduation

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Project Graduation

Project Graduation will be held the night of Graduation, June 15, 2022 10 pm- 1 am.

In the event of inclement weather we will be using the Community Center on Helen Avenue for the event. (If the weather cooperates, the Woodbury Heights Fire Department is hosting us as they did last year, with use of the parking lot, patio, and event hall.)

Students will celebrate with food, DJ, photo booth, and games. The final hour of the event is a live hypnotist act.

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Senior Montage

Hey Seniors, get your pictures in for senior montage. The montage will be played at senior breakfast. Pictures should come from your elementary school days and all the way up to the end of this year.
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Model United Nations

Last week, the Model United Nations class participated in their final conference for the year. Overall, the class performed exceptionally well and won 9 awards, with Christian Snyder and Mia Wenglicki winning outstanding delegate awards. Outstanding position paper awards were won by Logan Ciaccia, Christian Snyder, Mia Wenglicki, Natalie Sperry, Alora-Ann Robbins, Valentina Malo, Cara Dunn, Alex Noble, Jaxon Bailey, Holly Harkanson, Desmond McCue, Liam Evans, Avery Rose, Natalie Orsini, Sage Eaise, and Maggie Magill. Outstanding job Gators!

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Summer Programs

Gateway is excited to offer a variety of summer programs for students! This summer, students can choose from several fun academic enrichment sessions during ACE Camps, preparing themselves for success in challenging courses in Advanced Academics Camp, and exploring our career and technical programs in Gateway 2 Careers Camp. For complete descriptions of each program, as well as dates and times, please see the Program Description smore. To register, please complete the Google form. If you have questions or need assistance in registering, please reach out to Dr. Amy Mount at or 856-848-8200 x. 219.

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Gateway Sign Language Club

Gateway was represented at the Westville Memorial Day Service by the Gateway Sign Language Club. Lilly McCullough (7th grader) and Mrs. Norton signed the Pledge of Allegiance at the event.

Student Pickup

Gateway Regional is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen our school safety for students and faculty. Upon entering the building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system.

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Gator Trades Education

What an amazing week we had recognizing our top construction and trades students. They received certificates from Senator Troy Singleton and Congressman Donald Norcross.

Senior Mike Saraceno received special recognition, as he was signing on with intent to apply for a carpenter position!

It was an honor to have the following leaders along with many others join us for the event.

Cyndie Williams, Executive Director of Carpenter Contract Trust

John Robinson, President of Carpenters Local 255 Deputy Director of Gloucester County, Heather Simmons

Tom Sommers, Director of Outreach and Development for the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund

Jonathan Young, Carpenter and Camden County Commissioner

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Aviation Club

The Aviation Program had a great end of the year celebration on Tuesday at their last meeting and enjoyed a wonderful trip to South Jersey Silent Fliers on Wednesday. The Radio Control Airplane Model Club in Marlton, NJ, reviewed how the plane controllers move the parts of the plane and helped the students successfully fly the planes with a level straight path, turning and landing the aircrafts. All students had a turn on the controller to fly one of the many remote controlled planes at the club.

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Career Connections Program at Gateway Regional High School Prepares Students for Skilled Trade Careers

In partnership with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, is the first school in Gloucester County to offer the new Career Connections program that enables eligible students to work and learn the trades as part of their career path. Developed and certified by the Carpenters International Training Fund and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the new initiative aims to strengthen the nation’s talent pipeline by preparing students for rewarding and high-demand careers in the construction industry.

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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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Fall Sports Registration is NOW OPEN!

Athletes must have a current sports physical exam on file in the Nurse's Office. Physicals are good for one year from the date of your last physical.

Step 1: If you DO NOT have a valid physical, have the Physical Form completed by a doctor and submit to Mrs. Perdicaro in the Main Office.

If you DO have a valid physical on file, complete the Update Form and submit to the Main Office.

Step 2: Parents or guardians must complete and submit the Online Registration Form.

Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith went 2 for 2 this weekend! She won the South Jersey Group 1 title with a 34’ 11¼” in triple jump! This goes with her championship in the pole vault. She advances to the State Finals next weekend in Pennsauken!

Ike Sholders

Congratulations to Ike “Red Fish” Sholders, who finished 5th in shotput at the SJ Group I sectional meet with a throw of 43’6”! Ike will move on the to Group I State championships next weekend.
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Spring sports are underway! Team schedules are available here, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @GRHSGators for updates!