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A message from Principal Dr. Walcott

March 2017 | Issue # 4

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 used in each content area. Principal Golden Gate High School continues to have a mandatory uniform policy. At Golden Gate High School, our parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education. We Dr. Tobin Walcott 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 |


‘Titan Newsletter’ March 2017 Published Four Times Per Year Golden Gate High School 2925 Titan Way Naples, FL 34116 Issue #4


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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




Tuesday FSA writing 9th Grade

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13 Spring Break

7 FSA writing 9th Grade retakes 14 Spring Break







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1 FSA writing 9th Grade 8 FSA writing 9th Grade retakes

3 FSA writing 10th Grade 10 FSA writing 10th Grade retakes 17 Spring Break


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2 FSA writing 10th Grade 9 FSA writing 10th Grade retakes 16 Spring Break





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3 HELPFUL TESTING STRATEGIES FOR RISING SENIORS Lately, all that’s been on the minds of juniors is taking the college readiness tests (among other test to graduate). With senior year so close, and deadlines rushing quicker than wanted, it’s easy to get stressed out. So, here are some tips you can end the school year strong and prepped for the next one: 1. Don’t push off any assignments. Since it’s nearing the end of the school year, it’s easy to fall into the grasps of procrastination. Try studying with your friends, and encouraging one another to stay on top of course work so you have given yourself time to work on your grade before the last minute. 2. Take some time and try looking for scholarships if you plan to go to college. It’s never too early to apply. 3. Try doing ACT/SAT study prep as often as you can. Don’t go into the test blind. Try to brush up on your skills and improve your weak spots if you want to see the score you’re hoping for. Check out books, try some online practice. Use the free resources that are available online to help you study. 4. Make sure to sign up for your desired test date on time. You don’t want to pay the late fee just because registering just happened to slip your mind. 5. Be sure to prep everything you need for your test beforehand. A snack, some water, a calculator, pencils—multiple, and wear something comfortable. You never know how your testing room is going to be so dress for comfortable. Good luck to everyone this and hope these tips help!

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Proud Supporter of Golden Gate High School

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“Go Titans!”

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Sports TITAN WRESTLING DEFEAT THE BEARS TO MAKE HISTORY Palmetto Ridge is known for their wrestling team and the amount of wrestlers they send to Regionals and States every year; this defeat by the Titan’s was something they were not prepared for. It was the annual Titan Duals where Palmetto Ridge expected to dominate yet came in second place instead. The deciding factor was Devin Price’s match to break the tie of 34-34 giving Titan’s the win and the victory of 9-0 and defeating the unbeatable Bears.

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5 2017 GOLDEN GATE HIGH BUSINESS AD ORDER FORM 2925 Titan Way Naples, Fl. 34116 – 239.229.6145 Adviser: Kimberly Doria The Golden Gate High Yearbook has launched its 20152016 advertising campaign! Our yearbook is made possible through the generosity of local business people like yourself, and we greatly appreciate your support. Our publication receives no federal or school funds; we are supported solely through business and student recognition ads as well as our book sales. Our goal this year is to raise enough revenue through display advertising so as to keep the cost of the book for parents and students as low as possible. We are also seeking to increase the size of the book in addition to our subscription base – so more local families will see your advertisement! Supporting the Titan yearbook with an ad will also give you a tax write-off! Once you’ve sent in your donation, we will send you a receipt with our tax ID for your tax deduction! Return this form with a check (see amounts below) payable to “Golden Gate High” to: Golden Gate High Yearbook Attn: Kimberly Doria 239-229-6145 Thank you for helping our students build an outstanding 2016 Titan Yearbook and becoming part of our family!

>>>Please fill out all information clearly and completely<<< Business Name:––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Contact Person:––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Address:–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– City, Zip:–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Phone:––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1. Ad Size: (check one) rr Business Card Ad. . . . . . . . . . $50 rr ¼ Page Ad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 rr ½ Page Ad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 rr Full Page Ad. . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 2. Ad Creation Options: (check one) rr Titan Yearbook Staff creates the ad for us rr I have included pictures and text that I want on my ad, the yearbook staff can put it together rr I have created the ad and included it with my payment and order for

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the District School Board of Collier County

Golden Gate High School 2925 Titan Way Naples, Florida 34116

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit# 45 Naples, FL

6 SENIOR ADS Dear Parents of 2017 Seniors: Senior Ads are a tradition among graduating students that let them know how much they are cared for. You know your child is amazing – why not show them that in their senior yearbook? This is your opportunity to let them know how proud of them you are! Your recognition ad will be printed and remembered forever! By purchasing a space in the back of the book, you can tell them how special they are with your own pictures and in your own words. Contact Mrs. Kimberly Doria (Yearbook Adviser) ASAP If you are interested in purchasing one for you graduate. Call (239)229-6145 or email doriaki@ Below are sample layouts to help you decide. Deadline to purchase is


Full page (8 ½”x 11”) 1/2 page (8 ½” x 5 ½”)

$100 (1-8 pictures) $85 (1-4 pictures)

Full page ad $100 1/2 page ad $85

*samples DO NOT reflect actual ad size but is a reference

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