NG Weekly


Week of May 21-28


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

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

SENIOR FINAL EXAMS are being administered this week, 5/21 to 5/24.

In addition to the warnings on the 3rd quarter report card, if a student is in danger of failing for the year, we will mailed home a Final Failure Warning on Wednesday, May 9. This is a courtesy and an attempt to continue to communicate with you. Please be sure to continue to check PowerSchool regularly to track your student’s progress. Please be advised that in the unlikely event that you do not receive this mailing, this does not serve as a reason to question a failing grade for the year.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) TUTORING is in the Knowledge Lab. Three NHS students will be available for tutoring after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students can either sign up ahead of time with Ms. Fenske (Rm 219) or they can just show up.

Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to their testing time listed below and go directly to room 118. They may dress down in comfortable, appropriate clothing. No tank tops or shorts above the knee. Students are dismissed from school immediately after their test. The tests for this week are as follows: May 24 at 8:00 a.m.: AP US History

Students are strongly encouraged to go to to find practice tests for all courses. Feel free to reach out with questions surrounding test day to Mrs. Torres at

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors have all selected their courses for 2018-19. All students received a printout of their courses that needed to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the Academic Office, Room 110, by Wednesday, April 11. Thank you to everyone who signed and returned the document. If you have not yet seen that document, please ask your student to show you. Student course selections can also be seen in your PowerSchool account under the registration tab.


Room 105
Fr. Dalton, Director of Campus Ministry
215-465-8437 x263

On Sunday, May 20, we celebrated  Pentecost Sunday, the Birthday of the Church. The Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:1-4) describes Pentecost as the the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ.  We pray: “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful.”

The final retreat of the school year will be held for the Senior Class on Tuesday, May 29. We will travel to the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Germantown.


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

Seniors: If you have not turned in your final transcript request form to Mrs. Hilk, please do so ASAP.


Room 109
Mr. Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture
215-465-8437 x228
School uniform policy: 2017-2018 Uniform Policy

Spring Uniforms

  • If the polo does not have the banded elastic bottom, it must be tucked-in.
  • Students may wear plain white or gray short-sleeve t-shirts under their polos.
  • Sleeves may not be rolled.
  • Long-sleeve shirts are not permitted under polos.
  • If a student is cold they may still wear the school sweater.
  • No other sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. are permitted.
  • Students, especially Seniors, are advised to continue to care and keep prepared their winter school uniforms as they are required for certain events.
  • Seniors may wear the official school senior t-shirt in place of the school polo.


Mr. McHale – Director of Technology

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors: Don’t wait till June to report a Chromebook repair. Why???

As the school year gets close to the end, it is important  to not ignore problems with your Chromebook. There is a temptation to live with device issues as the school year nears its end but this is not the answer.

  • Your device could break when you need it most: you risk having your Chromebook becoming unusable at a critical time when an assignment is due or you are studying for an exam.
  • Repair costs: you also risk having an issue that can be repaired for little or no cost now that will turn into a higher cost repair by the time your have to turn in your device in June.
  • Extra work for you: A detailed written explanation of any chromebook repairs needed at turn-in time in June will be required

For example: Ever find yourself pushing or rotating your charger tip because it is not making a good connection with your Chromebook? This is a problem that will eventually result in a stripped Chromebook port and your device will not be able to recharge just when your need it. Instead of waiting just turn your Chromebook in for a repair to the Tech Office.

The situation above in just is one common example of a failing device. Others examples include:

  • a screen problem created by pushing/ tapping on the frame
  • a mouse pad where only one side is working
  • or a case that has cracked or come apart at its seam.

DON’T DELAY REPAIR. These problems should be taken care of by turning in the device in for repair. Trust the process:

  1. Take your device to the Tech Office (located across the hall from the first floor Gym entrance).
  2. Explain the problem.
  3. Receive a replacement device.
  4. This process usually is done within one class period, but can take as long as one classroom day.
  5. Contact Mr. McHale by email ( with any question about your Chromebook’s status.

May Newsletter
Our newsletters this month look to wrap up the year and provide resources for summer exploration.


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

Please check the School Calendar and Daily Announcements regularly

Baseball All Catholics
Saints Baseball All-Catholics: Making 1st team were Seniors Colin Eiser and Joe LaFiora along with Junior Joe Messina. Senior Aidan Baur was voted 2nd team and Senior RJ McGettigan was voted 3rd team.

Saints Baseball begins Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs on Monday vs. Father Judge at home at 4:00 p.m.

Outdoor Track & Field Catholic League Championships Results
Philadelphia Catholic League Champions – Girls Outdoor Track

  • Maykala Perry wins MVP. She won the 100m, 200m & 400m. Makayla’s 54.97 is the PA #1 time.
  • Sydni Townsend broke the meet record and PA #1 time in the 300m Hurdle ( 42.92 seconds). She also won the 100m Hurdles.

800m Run
Kami Hickson won the 800m Run
Dasia Wilson placed 2nd in the 800m Run
Sherrise Peterson placed 4th

  • Eliza Brooks placed 2nd. in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.
  • The 4x100m Relay team of Eliza Brooks, Maykala Perry, Sydni Townsend and Kimberly Johnson placed 1st.
  • The 4x400m Relay team of Sydni Townsend, Kami Hickson, Sherrise Peterson and Dasia Wilson placed 1st.
  • The 4x800m Relay team of Kami Hickson, Sherrise Peterson and Dasia Wilson placed 1st.

Boys Team

  • Kamil Jihad defended his 800m Run title for the 3rd year in a row
  • Ronald Holmes placed 2nd in the 110m Hurdles

Outdoor Track & Field District 12 City Championships. We are looking forward to States this weekend.


  • Sydni Townsend won the 100m & 300m hurdles
  • Makayla Perry won the 200m
  • Kami Hickson won the 800m. run, Dasia Wilson placed second, and Freshman Sherisse Peterson placed third in the event
  • Eliza Brooks placed second in the 100m. dash and third in the 200m dash.
  • The 4x100m relay team of Eliza Brooks, Makayla Perry, Sydni Townsend and Kimberly Johnson placed first
  • The 4x400m relay team of Dasia Wilson, Makayla Perry, Kami Hickson and Sydni Townsend placed first
  • The 4x800m relay team of Sherrise Peterson, Dasia Wilson, Kimberly Johnson & Kami Hickson placed first


  • Kamil Jihad won’t he 800m. run
  • Ronald Holmes won both the 110m. & 300m. hurdles
  • Amir Shields placed second in the 400m..dash
  • The boys 4x400m. relay team of Amir Shields, Tysheem Johnson, Ronald Holmes and Kamil Jihad, took first place.


Room 102
Mrs. Arrigale, Tuition Officer


  • Tuition Billing Update: FACTS has sent out an invite to all returning students. Use the link to set up your account with FACTS and choose your billing method, payment plan, etc.
  • Financial Aid / Scholarship:  All eligible scholarships and financial aid have been added to the bill. Updates will be made as the financial aid committee makes their determinations and financial aid applications are completed.
  • FACTS financial aid application is required to receive financial aid from BLOCS, TAP, Board Discount, School Need, Chester Charter, Maguire and Howley. If you received any of these awards last year and are expecting them this year, they will not be added until your financial aid application is COMPLETE and VERIFIED with all necessary documents attached.
  • The deadline for financial aid has passed. There is still a small window to complete your application for returning students.  Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the award.
  • The link is Use the zip code search (19148) as the best way to find our school when you complete the application.
  • Remember to attach your 2017 1040 (tax return) to your financial aid application with facts.

SENIORS: Graduation: All tuition and fees must be paid in full by May 29 in order to:

  • Receive graduation materials such as cap and gown, tickets, yearbooks, diploma, report cards and transcripts
  • Walk in baccalaureate mass or graduation ceremonies


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

We would like to start a Parent Ambassadors group to help promote our school in the community by distributing materials at their grade schools and parishes, speaking with prospective parents, helping at Open House, and sharing feedback. If you’d like to get involved, email


Ms. Rudd Potter


Room 112
Maryann Varalli, Administrative Assistant

Attention: Southeast – Neumann – St. John Neumann – Goretti  Neumann/Goretti — Pirates – Lambs – Saints

2018 All Classes Reunion
Saturday, September 29

Sugar House Casino – Fishtown Hops

Free self-parking or free valet parking
$10 free casino play to Reward Card Members
(Must be 21 years of age)
Contact Millay Club (215 389 0925) or


Monday, May 21
E-Day, Bell 1
Senior Exams: English, English Electives & Math

Tuesday, May 22
F-Day, Bell 1
Senior Exams: Theology, Science & Kinesiology

Wednesday, May 23
A-Day, Bell 1
Senior Exams: History, Accounting, Marketing & World Languages

Thursday, May 24
B-Day, Bell 1
Senior Exams: Personal Finance, Business Law, Health/Phys. Ed & some Art, AP US History Exam

Friday, May 25

Monday, May 28

Classes resume for all grades on Tuesday, May 29
Senior Retreat: seniors report to the auditorium before 7:50 a.m. in school uniform

JUNIORS: Class of 2019 sweater orders are due on June 12. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS. These sweaters are special order items; they are NOT available at the Flynn and O’Hara stores. Please bring in order forms with payment to the Student Affairs Office, room 104 ASAP. Checks must be payable to Flynn & O’Hara. There are sample sizes in room 104 to try on if you are unsure of what size to order.


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


Room 104
Ms. Pratt, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant  | 215-465-8437 x258 

Ms. Bianculli, Student Affairs Assistant


Room 104
Ms. Cooper, Assistant Principal of Student Affairs

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

Ms. Bianculli, Student Affairs Assistant

YEARBOOKS: We have a new yearbook vendor: Jostens. The yearbooks are new and improved with full color and other exciting features. You can order yours by visiting this site: Josten


Mr. Robert “Woody” Sharper – Facilities Supervisor