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Northgate Middle/High School will host a “Musical in a Night” event on Oct. 19 to share information about this year’s musical program.

Please fill out the form linked below you plan to attend. This is for Northgate students in grades 7-12. By attending this event you are not automatically part of the musical, this is just an event for your to come and find out what musical is about! You will receive all of the information about musical auditions!

We will use the email addresses provided to communicate information about musical auditions!

Register today: Musical in a Night!

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Help support Northgate Athletics! We are in need of game day workers for the following dates. Workers will be paid $40 per game. Email Rin Burch at for more information.


Thurs. Sept. 27 vs. Rochester: Clock worker needed
Thurs. Oct. 5 vs. Carlynton: Supervisor and clock worker needed


Thurs. Oct. 5 vs. Hillcrest Academy: Ticket seller needed

Thurs. Oct. 12 vs. Cornell: Ticket seller needed

Mon. Oct. 16 vs. Freedom Area: Ticket seller needed


Wed. Oct. 11 vs. Central Valley: Clock operator needed

Tues. Oct. 17 vs. Keystone Oaks: Clock operator needed and supervisor needed

Thurs. Oct. 19 vs. Sto-Rox: Clock operator and supervisor needed

Mon. Oct. 30 vs. Carlynton: Clock operator needed

Renew your Medicaid benefits

Highmark Wholecare’s COMPASS Community Parter Team will be available at the Open House on September 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 at Avalon and Bellevue Elementary Schools to assist any family that might need to complete a Medicaid application in COMPASS for Medicaid renewal. Parents of secondary students can also access this service.

Every year, you’ll have to renew Medicaid benefits for you or your child. You’ll get a renewal packet in the mail with forms to fill out. It will come 30 days before it’s due.

You can also renew online or over the phone 60 days before your due date. To find your renewal date, visit or use the free myCOMPASS PA mobile app. If you want to renew by phone, call 1-866-550-4355.

Please see the attached forms for more information.

Renewing your Medicaid benefits

Your Medicaid basics

Renovación de sus beneficios de Medicaid

Introducción a Medicaid


Dr. Johns to serve on Remake Learning cabinet

Northgate Superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns was one of five educators selected to serve on the Remake Learning cabinet. The board is evolving from a 3-person co-chair to a 5-person cabinet with a diverse array of education–focused experience.

The new Remake Learning Cabinet will consist of five regional leaders in education innovation:

  • Melanie Claxton, Senior Program Officer, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Dr. Roger Davis, President, Community College of Beaver County
  • Kevin L. Jenkins, L.S.W.: President and Chief Executive Officer, Manchester Bidwell Corporation
  • Dr. Caroline Johns, Superintendent, Northgate School District
  • Dr. Todd Keruskin, Vice President, Professional Services at McGraw Hill

The new cabinet’s areas of expertise span many essential sectors that make up the Remake Learning network, including K–12 education, higher education, OST, philanthropy, and industry. Members will meet regularly to help set the organization’s strategic vision and future trajectory. The cabinet will be chaired by Gregg Behr, the founder of Remake Learning and executive director of The Grable Foundation.

“We’re beyond grateful to the leaders who — over the past 15 years — poured their energy, ideas, and joy into Remake Learning. Their efforts have made our network what it is today: one of the most innovative learning ecosystems on the planet. Remake Learning’s shift toward a larger advisory cabinet will build on that work, enabling us to better integrate the resources and opportunities offered by our incredible network of educators, employers, innovators, and regional leaders,” said Behr.

Remake Learning previously utilized a co-chair model in which three people, including Behr, oversaw a Remake Learning Council of nearly 50 members. When two co-chair members recently departed — Dr. Valerie Kinloch, former Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, became president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC, and Dr. Jim Denova recently retired — it provided an opportunity for the organization to expand its advisory structure to better represent the full ecosystem of stakeholders in education.

“Remake Learning has been constantly evolving since its creation in 2007. Our new Remake Learning Cabinet members offer unique perspectives that will help our network collectively advance cross-sector innovation in various learning environments throughout the greater Pittsburgh region and beyond,” said Tyler Samstag, Director of Remake Learning.

About Remake Learning
Remake Learning is a free, peer network for educators and innovators in the greater Pittsburgh region. The network helps connect people, projects, and organizations, making it easier for them to share best practices, collaborate on new ideas, and find funding to catalyze new ways of learning. In 2022, Remake Learning celebrated its 15th anniversary celebrating growth and mentorship for building ecosystems of learning across the region, country, and world. Learn more at

Register for Arts Greenhouse afterschool classes today!

Arts Greenhouse will host ongoing afterschool classes at the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus in Bellevue, beginning this month!

The 3D Storytelling class is open to 5th and 6th grade students. It will be Wednesdays at 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Northgate Innovation Space beginning on Sept. 20. Click here to register:

The Printmaking for Change class is open to 7th and 8th grade students. It will be Tuesdays at 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the same Innovation Space, beginning on Sept. 19. Click here to register:

Coach Eberhart standing in front of the weight room

Former players and coaches joined the Northgate football team on Sept. 7 to unveil the new sign for the “Coach Eberhart Iron Works” weight room in the Northgate Middle/High School.

Earlier this year, the weight room was dedicated to former coach Greg Eberhart, who was credited for helping develop the strength and conditioning program in the district.

“We have this today because of Coach Eb,” Head Coach Chris Lucas said.  

Eberhart coached alongside former Head Coach Rich Hurley for more than 25 years. Hurley said Eberhart was a motivator who taught both the importance of strength training as well as the proper techniques to ensure player safety.  

“You were the best and you deserve this,” Hurley told Eberhart.

Eberhart said he was appreciative of the recognition, adding he was happy to see how much the football program has continued to grow.

“It means the world to me,” he said. “And I’m just glad everyone is doing good things up here.”

Odyseey of the Mind logo and signup dates

Northgate Odyssey of the Mind is forming teams! Registration is open Aug. 24 to Sept. 8.

Registration is open to students at Avalon and Bellevue elementary schools and Northgate Middle School.

Click here to register:

Want to learn more about Odyssey of the Mind? Join us on Zoom for either of our informational Q&A sessions: 

Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 8 to 9 p.m.

Check out our new website for more information on Northgate Odyssey of the Mind:

If you have questions, please email

Strategic Plan infographic

Click to view the 2023 Strategic Plan Update, which was presented to the Board of School Directors by Superintendent Caroline Johns during the board's August 2023 Committee of the Whole meeting.

This presentation is an overview of the substantial progress the district has made in the first year of its three-year Strategic Plan, which was approved by the board in the fall of 2022. The progress included the completion of 18% of the 22 strategic goals and the start of an additional 55% of them.

Student receives diploma

Graduates in the Class of 2023 reflected on their time together and looked to the future during their Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Field on June 9.

Embracing change was the theme of the evening, with district leaders telling the new graduates that their time in Northgate has prepared them to enter an ever-evolving world.

“We are at the point of facing the unknown, and that can be both exciting and frightening in one swift motion,” Grace Baldauff, class valedictorian, said in her commencement speech.

But Baldauff told her classmates, who were gathered together for one final time, that they were well-suited to face the challenges that await them post-graduation. She referenced their ability to overcome fear and uncertainty throughout their time in school, ranging from entering kindergarten classrooms for the first time to navigating through the coronavirus pandemic.

“There is no doubt in my mind that our futures are bright and obtainable,” she said. “We are more than capable, and that is evident in looking at all of you today. Class of 2023, everything you have worked for has led you to this moment. Do not take it for granted. Continue to work hard and accomplish the goals you sang about in kindergarten graduation, when the world was magical and full of opportunity.”

Salutatorian Henry Trevisan thanked the district’s teachers and counselors for preparing the Class for life after graduation.
“Without you, none of us would be here right now,” he said.

Trevisan told his peers that their journey is only just beginning.

“If we were to equate our lives to a baseball game, with an average lifespan of 80 years, we’re only in the second inning of our lives. Now, the Pirates would probably already be losing, but the point is there’s still a lot of ballgame left to play.”

Superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns spoke about the students’ ability to overcome disruptive changes, citing their perseverance through the coronavirus pandemic, and how that mindset will enable them to tackle future challenges in their lives — beginning with the quickly evolving world of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation.

While technological innovations will change and shape the world they are entering, Dr. Johns said it is still up to the Class to be the drivers of progress.

“It is undeniable these advancements will continue to shape our future, but we must never lose sight of the true essence of progress: the human element,” she said. “…While machines possess incredible computational power and efficiency, they lack the qualities that make us uniquely human: our empathy, creativity and adaptability. It is these very qualities that define us and enable us to envision a brighter future to bring about positive change.”

Dr. Nicole Smith, high school principal, echoed those remarks.

“As you prepare to leave this place, remember that the world will need your enthusiasm, your skills, your unique perspectives,” she told the Class. “I urge you to remember that graduation is not an end point, it is a starting line.”

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Are you looking for a fun and educational summer activity for your child? Northgate students entering grades 4-9 are invited to check out the BotsIQ Summer Camps!

These summer sessions are great for students interested in technology and robotics. Four camps will be held at the BotsIQ Technology and Education Center, 100 S. Jackson Ave., from June through August.

Robotics Camp
Grade 7-9
July 24-28

Girls Exploring Manufacturing
Grades 7-9
July 31-Aug. 4

Robotics Camp
Grades 7-9
Aug. 7-11

Sign up for BotsIQ Summer Camps today!