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The Northgate School District's Board of School Directors at its meeting this evening appointed Dr. Nancy Hines to serve as temporary interim superintendent from Jan. 22 to June 7. Dr. Hines will fill the role while Superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns takes an education sabbatical to complete her national superintendent certification through the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Dr. Hines has more than two decades of experience in public education. She most recently served as superintendent of the Penn Hills School District from 2015 to this past August.

“I am so pleased to have Dr. Hines filling in during my absence," Dr. Johns said. "She comes to the district with a wealth of knowledge, and I believe she will be able to support the district in continuing to move forward with the great work that is already happening. Dr. Hines is also very student-focused, so our families should feel comfortable reaching out to her with any questions.”

As interim superintendent, Dr. Hines will oversee the day-to-day operations of the district. Dr. Johns will remain involved in certain responsibilities of the position that would be difficult to assign to an interim position.

The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program is a comprehensive leadership development program for superintendents. As part of the program, Dr. Johns will complete a Capstone Project that will have a direct benefit to the Northgate School District.

Dr. Johns will return to her role on June 10.

Student collects boxes of cereal in the gym

Kindness is a domino effect!

Avalon Elementary's Kindness Club collected 533 boxes of cereal to donate to the North Hills Community Outreach food pantry. The school had a special assembly on Oct. 31 in which the boxes were set up as dominos in the gymnasium to highlight how one small act of kindness can spread.

The initiative was part of the #bethekindkid Kindness in Action campaign.

Instant Decision Day graphic

Northgate will be hosting an Instant Decision Day on November 8, 2023 for any 12th grade student interested in the colleges listed below.

This Instant Decision Day allows students to apply to and interview with invited colleges and receive an admission decision that day. Students will interview with representatives from desired colleges in the Northgate High School library during the school day. All application fees have been waived and students can interview with as many of the colleges as they are interested in.

The following colleges will be present:

■ Pennsylvania Western University (Clarion, Edinboro, and California, PA)
■ Slippery Rock University
■ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
■ Robert Morris University
■ La Roche University
■ Carlow University

Students must complete the Google Form emailed to parents in order to participate. You can also scan the QR code below to access the form. If students do not complete this Google Form will not be able to participate. Once completed, students will receive further instructions. If students have any questions, please see Mr. Burns.

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