NG Weekly


Week of September 17-21


Room 110
Mrs. Torres, Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs  |  215-465-8437, x226

Mrs. Ragno, Administrative Assistant  |  215-465-8437, x.227

We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/27 at 6:15 p.m. At Back to School Night you will meet your student’s teachers and receive your login information for PowerSchool (our online grading system). PowerSchool helps you to keep track of your student’s academic progress, grades, discipline, and attendance.

Final roster changes were conducted on 9/13/17. All students will remain in the courses that they have been assigned to. There are no exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Beginning this week, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will take a test called the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine each student’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Language. Your child will take the tests on a computer in one of our computer labs. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.  And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your student’s growth. Visit  for more information. All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will take the MAP test three times this year to measure growth from Fall to Winter and Winter to Spring.

MAP tests are to be taken seriously. Students who are determined to be not be putting forth their best effort will be required to retake the MAP test on their own time (not class time). We will be celebrating MAP successes, especially growth this year, so please be sure to encourage your child to do their best. Also MAP test results are used as one of the data points for course placement.

How can you help your child be best prepared? Insure a good night’s sleep, early arrival to school, a healthy breakfast, and encourage their best effort!!


Room 105
Fr. Dalton, Director of Campus Ministry
jdalton@neumanngorettihs.org215-465-8437, x.263 

We look forward to our September Class Masses on September 27.


Room 104
Sr. Anne Brigid Gallagher, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs, 215-465-8437, x230

Ms. Pratt, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant,, 215-465-8437, x258


Room 113
Mrs. Hilk, Director of College Guidance & Counseling  |  215-465-8437, x.243


Wednesday, October 3: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: College Fair, Cafe


Mr. McHale – Director of Technology


Room 213
Mr. Szydlik, Athletic Director | 215-465-8437, x276

Boys Soccer
We are looking to add a few more members to the team. If you are interested, visit the Athletic Office Room 213 on your way to lunch TODAY. This is an easy way for a Freshman or new student to get involved right away.


Room 109
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture  | 215-465-8437, x228

Thank you to everyone who is in compliance with the uniform policy. We are very impressed – keep up the great work. Please remember an effective uniform policy prepares students for the demands of a variety of work environments and eliminates distractions.


Room 10
Mrs. Amy Boyd  | 215-465-8437

Freshmen and Transfers: All Freshman were mailed a packet of medical forms over the summer to be completed and turned in the first week of school. They include your immunization shot record, physical exam, dental exam, health history and gray emergency form. All transfer students are required to submit these same forms.

Seniors: were also mailed a packet with a letter explaining the meningococcal immunization requirement needed to start school this year.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania require every student to have their immunization record on file in school. Please turn forms into the Main Office or directly to me in my office. Extra forms are available in the health room. Please be reminded that there are no exemptions in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools. Students without proper immunization records will be dismissed from the school.

If you have medication with you in school please see me asap. I am here every Thursday and Friday and every other Wednesday.

Thank you. Wishing you all a very healthy school year.


Mr. McHale, Director of Technology

Tuition is paid through FACTS Management, so make sure your account is active: FACTS Management. Accounts were set up with one name, if you wish for another person to be able to call, you will need to add them to your account.

The Fall athletic fees will be added to all applicable accounts (Cross Country, Football, Boys and Girls Soccer and Volleyball) as part of the October bill unless it has been previously paid. The athletic fee is $175; football is an additional $200 fee for the spirit pack. Note: When payments are made, they are processed by the oldest unpaid item first, so tuition and fees must be up to date in order for the athletic fee to be considered paid.

Financial aid deadline has passed. You can still upload your missing documents – call Mr. McHale if you need help.


Mrs. Edwards, Director of Enrollment Management | 215-465-8437, x229

Spread the Word
Open House, Sunday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Prospective families can register here.


Monday, September 17
All 9-10-11 grade students will take their yearbook picture at lunch. Any student who does not take their picture will have a blank spot in the yearbook. This photo will also be used for your school ID. Picture envelopes were distributed in homeroom last week. If you are purchasing pictures the completed envelope with payment enclosed must be given to the photographer at the time of your picture.

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.: Freshman and New Parents Social at our September Parents Association Meeting. Complete this form if you will be attending: Form

Wednesday, 9/19
Bell 5:
(1:20 p.m. dismissal)

Friday, September 21, 7:00-10:00 p.m.:

Official school Homecoming long-sleeve t-shirts were sold by pre-order last week. These shirts may be worn to school on Friday, 9/21 in place of the school polo. The rest of the school uniform must be worn!

Friday, September 21, 7:30-10:00 p.m.: Homecoming Dance: Semi-formal, tickets $10/person, contracts required for NG students and outside dates (outside dates must be high school students). Purchase tickets by handing in your contract (and your date’s contract if they are not a NG student) in lunch. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. NG students must attend school for the full day on Friday, 9/29, in order to be admitted to the dance. Please be sure that you and your date adhere to the dress code on the contract.

Saturday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.: Homecoming Game: Varsity Football vs. Conwell Egan at the South Phila. Super Site, 10th & Bigler Sts., tickets are $5 at the gate.

Thursday, September 27: 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.: Back to School Night


Joe McColgan |


Room 102
Mrs. Arrigale, Tuition Officer | 215-465-8437, x246


Room 101
Mrs. Amy Boyd | 215-465-8437


Mr. Robert “Woody” Sharper – Facilities Supervisor


Ms. Rudd Potter


Room 112
Mrs. Varalli, Administrative Assistant

The All Classes Reunion is completely SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support.