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A message from Principal Dr. Walcott

May 2017 | Issue # 6

Dear Titan Families and Community, Welcome to Golden Gate High School a Collier County Public School. It is my honor to be given the opportunity to rise into the position of principal and serve our school and community. We look forward to working with you as part of our Titan family. Our faculty and staff are here to assist you as needed. Respect, self-leadership, hard work, dedication, and teamwork are some of the characteristics of doing things The Titan Way. Students are capable of pursuing higher level course work in a rigorous academic environment and that is what we strive to provide. Our curriculum is differentiated and designed to prepare our students for college courses. We were a Phase 1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school and encourage teachers to use a blended learning model to deliver the core curriculum to the students of Golden Gate. Parents, teachers, and students work together to build and maintain a strong network of support so that our students are prepared to gain acceptance and have success in the college of their choice. Our teachers are encouraged to include parent access to the digital learning platforms Principal used in each content area. Golden Gate High School continues to have a mandatory uniform policy. Dr. Tobin Walcott At Golden Gate High School, our parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education. We offer opportunities for parental involvement throughout the school year. Parents are strongly encouraged to play a supportive role in their child’s academic education. It is also important that you are involved in the creation and participation of co-curricular activities. When parents are active in their child’s education, the entire school, and its’ community benefits. It is our mission to continue to improve the relationship and involvement of parents, volunteers, and the community. In order to facilitate that involvement, we invite you to become a member of our School Advisory Council (S.A.C.), iSTEM Conference, academic booster clubs, and athletic events. GO TITANS!!! Sincerely, Dr. Tobin R. Walcott Principal

Administrative Staff

Main Office: 377-1600

Dr. Tobin Walcott Principal

Guidance: 377-1615

Morgan Timko Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction

Discipline: 377-1631

Attendance: 377-1631 Activities: 377-1628

Dr. Dan Cox Assistant Principal Attendance and Discipline Scholastica Lee Dean of Students Pete Seitz Activities Coordinator

2925 Titan Way | Naples, Florida 34116 | 239-377-1600 |

2 ‘Titan Newsletter’ May 2017 Published Four Times Per Year Golden Gate High School 2925 Titan Way Naples, FL 34116 Issue #6


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Director of School Counselors

Connie Pollina


School Counselor—Last Names A-D

Judi Lewis


School Counselor—Last Names E-L

Colleen Zangrillo 239-377-1623

School Counselor—Last Names M-Re Samantha Rey


School Counselor—Last Names Ri-Z

Nikki Voncerau


Guidance School Secretary

Dorothy Moreno 239-277-1615

Data Entry

Paola Salinas


ESE Secretary

Audrey Tezyk


Intervention Specialist

Katrina Duggan


School Psychologist

Jana Csenger


GOLDEN WINNERS OF THE IFILM STUDENT FESTIVAL The CCPS iFilm Student Festival which was sponsored by Discovery Education, Rookery Bay, and the Conservancy. The festival was open to all high school students in Collier County. The topic of the films was to be Southwest Florida Environmental Digital Stories with the films lasting up to three minutes. The students also made 30 second trailers for their movies and movie posters. GGHS took home 2 of the 4 film awards. David Hernandez, senior, won the Rookery Bay choice award for his film “Rookery Bay: Where the Future Protects the Past” and Greg Ruiz-Perez, junior, won the Fliqstamp choice award for his film “Mangroves: The Silent Guardians of SWFL”. Each of them won a trophy, a swag bag with items from the sponsors, and $200 in Amazon gift cards.

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Congratulation Senior Class! Good luck with your future Golden Gate High Administration and Staff

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MAY 2017 Sunday Monday












8 Senior awards









17 Senior exams

18 Senior exams

19 Senior exams


22 Senior exams


24 Graduation practice 7:30-10

25 Graduation practice 7:30-10 Mike Davis walk

26 27 Early Release Graduation


29 30 No school Underclassmen exams

31 EARLY RELEASE Underclass exams

June 1 EARLY RELEASE Last day of school/ underclass exams


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Proud Supporter of Golden Gate High School

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“Go Titans!”

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4 JROTC STRIVES FOR EXCELLENCE FOR GGHS CADETS The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC’s main purpose is to motivate young people to improve their community and themselves as citizens. These students wearing their uniforms with pride every week. You might see them marching around campus as part of “D&C or Drill and Ceremony”, or running some crazy obstacle course their teacher’s created for “PT or Physical Training”. In general, these are teenagers, who have challenged themselves to live by the seven Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. Golden Gate HS has almost 150 “Cadet’s” in the JROTC program. During the 2016-17 school year these Cadets have participated in many events and activities jointly earning over 3500 community service hours. The “Titan Battalion” as the group is known amongst the Cadet’s spends a lot of time helping others whether it’s a veteran’s organization, supporting our schools and school district or expanding our footprint in the community. Some of the veteran’s organizations we have supported this school year are the “Spirit of 45”, the “Folds of Honor” and the Collier County Veterans Council on Veterans Day. Around the campus Cadet’s are seen helping with parking, safety and color guard at every home football game, running health and vision screening at middle and elementary schools. Running “Collier County College Night” and both the STEAM conference and competition. If anyone is interested in wanting to know more about what the program does find a Cadet in the hallway and ask them or come by and see Chief Medina or First Sergeant DeJager in 5-112. GO TITANS!!!

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5 SENIORS COMMITTED TO PLAY RESPECTED SPORT IN COLLEGE Numerous senior athletes have made their dream come true by receiving an offer to play their respected sport in college. The following seniors will be continuing their education while playing their sport; good luck to all of them and the many others who are anxiously awaiting to hear from colleges so they can make a decision.

Claudin Cherelus will attend University of Massachusettes to play football.

Ryan Chlebak will attend Marietta College in Ohio to play basketball.

Orrington Hamilton will be playing basketball at Flagler College.

James Harris will be playing basketball for the College of Central Florida.

Michael Filmore will be attending Iowa Wesleyan University to play football.

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6 Inside This Issue Guidance Staff iFilm Student Festival Class of 2017 Calendar JROTC Seniors Sports Offers

Golden Gate High School Newsletter  

May 2017

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