NG Weekly


Week of May 30-June 4


Room 105, Colin McGonigal, Director of School Ministry

SchoolMinisterThe Ss. John Neumann & Maria Goretti Catholic High School community is excited and honored to announce the appointment of our new School Minister for the 2017-2018 school year, Rev. James E. Dalton, OSFS.


Worry less about your son/daughter carrying cash and help the lunch lines move quicker. Consider putting money on account. Click here for detailed instructions.


Rm 111, Megan Heffernan, Guidance Director, mheffernan@
, 215-465-8437, x.243


All Juniors should also be requesting letters of recommendation from 3-4 teachers both in person and on Naviance. You will use your school email and student ID number as the password to log into Naviance.


The Millay Club Wants You!
Share your time and talent as an Alumni Class Ambassador or volunteer at Neumann-Goretti. Complete Details and Sign-up Form


Mrs. Cooper, Director of Operations, 215-465-8437, x.230
Ms. Pratt, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant, 215-465-8437, x.258


Room 109, Lincoln Townsend, Jr., Dean of Culture, 215-465-8437, x.228


GIRLS: Wear the white school polo, school skirt (current Juniors and Seniors)/skort, school stockings, and school shoes. Any headbands are plain black or white and maximum 2.5-inches wide.

BOYS: Wear the black school polo (school polos that do not have a banded bottom must be tucked-in), school khakis, and school shoes.

Seniors may wear the official Senior t-shirt in place of the school polo.

All students, especially seniors, are reminded that the school Winter uniform may be required for special events in the Spring, so please care for your clothing appropriately so that it is available when needed.

Shirts under polos

  • short-sleeve
  • do NOT extend below the sleeve of the school polo/Senior t-shirt
  • do NOT roll-up over the sleeve of the school polo/Senior t-shirt
  • Plain white or grey; no writing.

School Sweaters  are no longer mandatory, but if you are cold it is the only top that you may wear over your school polo or Senior t-shirt: NO hoodies, NO sweatshirts, NO long sleeve shirts under your polo/Senior t-shirt, etc.

Senior Final Exam Schedule
Make-ups exams will be administered on Tuesday, May 30. That is the only day that we will be holding make-ups for Senior Final Exams. Failure to make-up an exam will result in a failure for the final exam grade. All seniors who completed their exams will be off on May 30. Anyone who needs to make-up an exam should report to the 1st floor Conference Room by 7:50 a.m. on May 30.

Underclassmen Final Exam Schedule
Monday, June 5: Social Studies, Health/P.E., Fine Arts
Tuesday, June 6: Science, Theology, Word Language
Wednesday, June 7: Math, English
Make-ups exams will be administered on Friday, June 9. This is the only day that we will hold make-up exams.

Failure Warnings
Failure warnings were mailed home on Friday, 5/12 for any senior who is in danger of failing for the year. Failure warnings for any 9th-11th grade student who is in danger of failing for the year were mailed home on Friday, 5/19. The Failure warnings show the missing assignments and/or quizzes and tests. Please reach out to the teachers, preferably through email that can be found on our website, for specific questions.

Read a message from our Board of Directors and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Please remember to order your class of 2018 sweater by Wednesday, June 7, by submitting your order form and payment to room 104. This is the only way to order this sweater. It cannot be purchased over the summer or next year.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Inside Out Exhibit at NG


Neumann Goretti has been selected as a site for the 2017 Inside Out Exhibit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Now through mid-August, community members can visit The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner on the 10th Street lawn at Neumann Goretti. The Neumann Goretti board and St. Monica’s Parish have teamed to make this exhibit a meaningful fundraiser by in which Neumann Goretti and South Philadelphia communities can purchase ribbons to tie their intentions at this Grotto. At the end of the summer, we will have a prayer service to bless the intentions, which will be re-purposed into one of the facility upgrades at Neumann Goretti, so we can forever have our community and their intentions with us.


Rm 213, Chalie Szydlik, Athletic Director,
Please see the school calendar and Daily Announcements or this week’s events.

We are the champions this Memorial Day weekend. Girls Outdoor Track & Field win the PIAA Class AA State Championship & Boys Baseball wins the Catholic League. Congratulations to all students, coaches, and parents.

THURSDAY: Baseball vs. MAST Charter for the PIAA Class AA District 12/City Championship

Senior Appreciation
Track & Field – Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 p.m. in the Cafe

This Week’s Schedule

Memorial Day

  • Bell 2, A-Day – Student Town Hall with Mr. Robinson
  • No Classes for Seniors (except for exam make-ups)
  • Senior Exam Make-Up Day
  • Seniors report directly to the Auditorium before 7:50 a.m. in full uniform for a Senior Awards Ceremony.
  • Caps and gowns will be distributed to all Seniors who have completely fulfilled all academic, discipline, attendance and financial obligations
  • Congratulations and please pray for our very own Br. Dominic Matthew Whetzel, O. de M., who will complete his Solemn Profession of Vows this evening.
  • Bell 1, C-Day
  • Seniors report directly to the Auditorium before 7:50 a.m. in full uniform.
  • Senior Breakfast and Senior Yearbook Social to follow
  • Seniors report directly to the Auditorium before 7:50 a.m. in full uniform.
  • Day 1 of Graduation Practice


Mrs. Torres, Assistant Principal 215-465-8437, x.22

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

Honors Convocation, Monday, May 15, 7:15 the Auditorium. Invitations were sent in Homeroom last week and are due in Room 110 ASAP.


Denise Arrigale, Tuition Officer 215.465.8437 x 246
The Tuition Office is open every day but Wednesday.


Accounts must be current to participate in graduation activities/receive diploma.

The final tuition billing was due April 15. All unpaid balances are past due.  The Archdiocese will require us to hold final report cards until the balance is paid in full.

Billing for the 2017-2018 school year began on May 25 for the June 15 billing. Please review that bill to ensure that you have received all of your financial aid/scholarships. If there is anything missing please contact the tuition office.  It is likely that your Smart Aid application is not yet finalized and we cannot award financial aid until it is complete.

Click here for Smart Aid or call 800.360.8027.

Rosters will be mailed out after July for all families who are current in their tuition for the 2017-2018 school year.