Student accomplishments

Top 5 Students
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Gateway announces the top five seniors for 2010/11 (l-r) Kersten Spissell, Julianne Guilfoy, Megan McBride, Karin Krause and Theresa Klaus who will be honored by the Gloucester County Department of Education at the Academic Excellence Awards Banquet in May.

September Gators of the Month
Senior High:
Alexander Dziewa, senior
Theresa Klaus, senior
Middle School:
Nicholas Cooper, 7th Grade White
Angela Conley, 7th Grade Blue
Zachary Ready, 8th Grade Green
Jason Amaradio, 8th Grade Gold

Class Officers 2010-2011
Find out who this year's class officers are

Freshman Class Officers (l-r) are: Keri Hauser, Treasurer; Kellie VanderMeer, Vice-President; Katie Moniz, Secretary; and Sophie Morris, President.

Sophomore Class Officers (l-r) are: Ava DeFrancesco, President; Christina Norris, Vice-President; Courtney Judson, Treasurer; Kate Christensen, Secretary and Emily Hinkson, Sergeant at Arms.

Junior Class Officers are: (l-r top) Lexi Gratton, Vice-President; Charlotte Santo, Secretary; and (l-r bottom) Autumn Quinn, President and Shanyn Fleming, Treasurer.

Senior Class Officers are (l-r): Sean O’Brien, Treasurer; Peggy Nicolle, Vice-President; Laura Rathof, President; Andrew Gielda, Sergeant at Arms and Roger Letzgus, Secretary.

Public Notices

Public Review Invited
Those wishing to review the following reports or documentation are welcome to do so by contacting the Board of Education District Office to schedule an appointment with the Superintendent’s Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays:

  • New Jersey School Report Card
  • Professional Development Activities
  • Condition of School Facilities
  • School Health Services Plan
  • Violence and Vandalism Report
  • School Safety Plans

Important Dates

Date Event
November 24 Half Day - Early Dismissal
November 25, 26 Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed
December 16 High School Holiday Concert
December 23 Half Day – Early Dismissal
December 24 – 31 Winter Break – School Closed
January 3 School Resumes
January 14 Half Day – Early Dismissal
January 17 Martin Luther Day – School Closed
January 25 Financial Aid Night
January 28 Renaissance Snow Ball Dance
The Gateway Gator welcomes students to school.Chris Hart on the First day of his 12th gr. Year.
Chris Hart begins the first day of his senior year with a smile as Gateway students start the school year off right when they are greeted in the hallways by staff, faculty members, administrators and, of course, our very own Gator mascot.

Spirit Week at Gateway

Spirit Week at Gateway was held from September 27th through October 1st . Students demonstrated their school spirit by participating in each day’s specified events to show their “Gator Pride”. The class with the most spirit challenged the Gateway faculty in the annual Tug-Of-War activity. Following are some pictures from the weekly events:
Click below to see pictures from events that have been happening around our school.





Thumb nails of school wide events

In honor of Rachel’s Challenge, Tuesday, November 9th was National Mix it Up Day for all schools. Students pulled various colored papers as they entered the cafeteria, seating them at different tables, encouraging them to eat their lunches with other students who are not already in their circle of friends. This fun activity helped students who previously did not know one another to discover that they have some common interests.
The purpose of this activity is to have students leave their comfort zone in an effort to reach out and get to know one another when they normally would not do so. There is a special activity planned every month in this venue to help students learn to nurture words and acts of kindness toward one another as we all work to enhance the positive culture in our school.

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What Else is Happening?

Guidance Corner
Want to find out more about Preparing for college? want to learn more about the act or sat tests? Read More here..

College Conferences for Seniors and Juniors

College representatives are scheduled to come to Gateway and meet with interested 11th and 12th grade students to familiarize them with the colleges they represent. Topics covered include the college’s academic and extra-curricular programs, tuition and fees, admission requirements and scholarship information. Seniors and juniors must sign up for these college conferences in the guidance office.

ACT and SAT Test Schedule (2010-11)

ACT   Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Deadline
(Late Fee)
February 12
January 7
January 8-21
April 9
March 4
March 5-18
June 11
May 6
May 7-20
SAT   Test Dates Registration Deadline  
January 22
December 23
March 12
February 11
May 7
April 8

All individuals preparing to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) should check with their counselor one month prior to test date. Go to to register. Parents may contact the guidance office at 848-8104 ext. 226 with any questions. Register at


If you have remaining questions concerning your child’s schedule, please feel free to contact his/her counselor.

Guidance Department
Mrs. O'Connell Director of Guidance
Ms. Powell Guidance (A-G)
Mrs. Little Guidance (H-O)
Mrs. Eckstein Guidance (P-Z)
Mrs. Joniec Middle School Guidance
Mrs. Antolik Social Worker
Mrs. Kleine Student Asst. Counselor

Parent's Corner
Parent Meeting schedule, affirmative action questions, and curriculum information can be found to read more...

Parent Meeting Notice

Listed below are the dates for 2010-11 parent meetings. The monthly parent meeting is a forum for fostering open lines of communication between the school and the community. Each month we plan to feature various departments as well as plan activities suggested by parents. Please make every effort to join us each month. An open line of communication is one of the essential keys to an effective school. Let’s work together to ensure the success of all of our students. All meetings are on Wednesdays and will be held in the media center at 7:00 p.m.

December 14, 2010
January 11, 2011
February 8, 2011
March 8, 2011
April 12, 2011
May 10, 2011
June 14, 2011

Student Record Policy Reminder for Parents
Gateway Regional School District responds to all reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of students’ records. Parents and adult pupils have the right to access and review student records, including academic (guidance office), discipline (assistant principal’s office), individual education plans/evaluation reports (Child Study Team office), 504 plans (assistant principal’s office), medical (nurse), and attendance (attendance office). The district will provide copies of the records if failure to provide copies would effectively prevent the parent or adult student from exercising the right to inspect and review the records. In addition, representatives of the parent or adult student have the right to inspect and review the records in accordance with NJAC 6A:32-7.7(a).
The district presumes that the parent has the authority unless the district has been advised that the parent does not have the authority under state law.

For further information on your rights to inspect records and procedures for making requests, please contact Mrs. Carol O’Connell, director of guidance, or Mr. Steve Hindman, principal, at 848-8200.

Family Life Education
At Gateway, family life education is presented through an interdisciplinary approach. Parents/guardians may review the curriculum to determine its appropriateness for their child consistent with NJAC 6.29-71. Parents/guardians who find any aspects of this curriculum inconsistent with their personal beliefs may have their child excused from those portions of the program without penalty.

Affirmative Action
In accordance with its Equal Educational Opportunity Policy, the Gateway Board of Education ensures that no person will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity of this distrtict on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, economic background or disability.

Any questions or concerns regarding affirmative action should be directed to Dr. Joan Mattson, district affirmative action officer, at 856-848-8200 ext. 220.

Senior Trip Plans
The Class of 2011 Senior Trip to Walt Disney World is scheduled during spring break, April 26-29. Please refer to Gateway’s website at for updated information and payment due dates.

Staff News
There are some new faces around Gateway this year...Click here to meet them...

Gateway's New Faces

Mrs. Donna Contrevo
Business Administrator
(Recently promoted from
Assistant Business Administrator)

Mr. Scott Henry
New Assistant Business Administrator

Ms. Tamar Shelov
Supervisor of Special Services
(Recently promoted from
Director of Elementary Team)

Ms. Alyssa Worbetz
New High School Biology Teacher

New Voices of Gateway (l-r):
Mrs. Christine Minot, Secretary - Main Office
Mrs. Sandy Pfizenmayer, Secretary - Guidance Office
Mrs. Candy Johnson
, Receptionist - Main Office

SuperIntendent's Letter

Shannon Whalen, SuperintendentAs the Gateway Regional School District welcomed staff and students back for the 2010-11 school year, there were changes; some will go unnoticed and others will not.
Gateway students have continued to earn accolades upon graduation. Last year’s seniors earned $2,754,309 in scholarships and awards. This was accomplished through hard work, along with the support of family and staff at Gateway. At graduation, I shared some quotes from students about their experiences of going to school at Gateway; here are some of the statements I read: Read More...

A Letter from our Superintendent

As the Gateway Regional School District welcomed staff and students back for the 2010-11 school year, there were changes; some will go unnoticed and others will not.

Gateway students have continued to earn accolades upon graduation. Last year’s seniors earned $2,754,309 in scholarships and awards. This was accomplished through hard work, along with the support of family and staff at Gateway. At graduation, I shared some quotes from students about their experiences of going to school at Gateway; here are some of the statements I read:

  • Gateway is a close-knit family;
  • I look forward to coming to school;
  • People are friendly;
  • There is always somewhere to go for support;
  • I’ve developed relationships that will last a lifetime;
  • The teachers really care about the kids – all types of kids, not just the ones who are good at academics;
  • The teachers are flexible and will go to any length to help you;
  • The teachers trust you;
  • I’ve truly learned and feel well prepared for the future;
  • One class/one teacher can change what you thought you wanted to do, make you change your mind and go in a new direction;
  • Gateway has given me a future to look forward to, a path to follow - because of the people, the teachers and the students.

Due to last year’s budget cuts, it was necessary to make changes to many of the programs and activities that enabled students to achieve. While academics are always the main priority, sports, clubs, and other activities provide students a place to grow and feel successful. These activities require students to have good grades and attendance, which strengthens classroom instruction. Some of the effects of the budget reduction were:

  • Gateway no longer offers freshman sports;
  • The Middle School sports program has been reduced;
  • Field trips and assemblies have been limited;
  • There is no longer a late morning bus run;
  • Supplies and materials for classrooms have been limited;
  • There has been a reduction in staff members in various areas of the district.

The Gateway Regional School District is committed to continuing to offer a fiscally responsible budget to the community without sacrificing academic excellence. Please check our website,, for information regarding programs and budget. If you have questions or would like more information, Board of Education meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, or feel free to contact me at 848-8172.


Shannon M. Whalen



Attention Senior Citizens

The Fall Play – Spring Musical (Matinee Only) & the Senior Citizen Dinner Dance are just a few of the many events held at Gateway that you may attend free of charge during the school year. Please call Mrs. Rohloff at 856-848-8200 ext. 209 to have your name put on the mailing list in order to be notified of upcoming events.

Attention Students/Parents

Cross Roads Café was developed by Sodexo, keeping the high school student in mind. This discerning group expects variety, flavor, quality and excellent customer service. Your Sodexho team is committed to meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations. Students at Gateway Regional are now able to receive a nutritious breakfast every morning at the Cross Roads Café. Hot and cold breakfast items are available for $1.75. Reduced or free breakfasts are available, depending on eligibility.
Breakfast is ready at 7:15 a.m. daily.

School Bus Drivers Needed: Gateway Regional High School is seeking bus drivers for part-time positions and afternoon sports activities. Must have CDL Class B with passenger and “S” endorsements. Positions available immediately. Call Mrs. Harper at 848-8200 ext. 258 EOE