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Holy Ghost Prep: 2014 Weekly Mailing


Ghost Stories

January 23, 2015


Contributions to HGP Increase 77% Over Last Year

Help Us Reach Our Goal of $425,000 for 2015!

Contributions from all sources total $282,527, representing a 77% increase from  the same time period a year ago.

Contributions from alumni total $98,437, an 86.6% increase over the course of the past year.

Contributions from parents (current and alumni parents) have reached $71,086 - up from $46,405 a year ago –or  a 53.2% increase; the number of individual gifts has also increased by  48.5%.

Dear Friends, 

Daniel Brottier, a member of the Spiritan Congregation and founder of a network of orphanages for the poor, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1984. Brottier spent long hours soliciting gifts for the poor - and even longer hours writing letters of thanks to the donors and friends of the Spiritans who had contributed so generously towards his projects. In that same spirit, I write to you this letter of thanks for all that you have done to make our fundraising efforts at Holy Ghost Prep so successful.

Click Here to Read Fr. McCloskey's Letter to the HGP Community with more highlights of HGP Giving.

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Help HGP Improve: Click Here to Take This Week's 60 Second Survey

Topic: Faith and Service at HGP



Monthly Notes from the Principal


Mothers' Guild

Fathers' Association

Faculty Directory

Athletic Information

Community Service Information

Upcoming Events and Games:

Varsity Basketball Schedule

Varsity Ice Hockey Schedule

Indoor Track and Field Schedule

Swimming Schedule

Bowling Schedule

Click Here for the Full HGP Calenda

News and Social Media

Daily Announcements

HGP News and Events




Golf Team Golden Team

The Bucks County Courier Times has named the 2014 Golf Golden Team.  Congrats to First Team Steve Cerbara.  Second Team Drew Petri and David Robbins.  Honorable Mention Dan Bishop and Jack LaRosa.

Order and HGP Yearbook Today

Click Here to Order the 2014-2015 HGP Yearbook Online

Prepare for the March 2015 SAT

Holy Ghost Prep is partnering again this semester with The Princeton Review.  Through this partnership, The Princeton Review will provide a Fundamentals SAT Test Preparation course for students at Holy Ghost Prep. 

If you are interested in registering for this SAT Course, please register at or call (888) 248-7737 x5162.  The Princeton Review is offering this program to Holy Ghost Prep students at a reduced rate of $449 per student, which is a $250 discount.  Please use the promo code HGP2014 when registering to receive the discount.  If you have any further questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance at

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Larry Scheetz '98 Named to Head the HGP Alumni Association

 Lawrence “Larry” Scheetz of Doylestown, a 1998 Holy Ghost Prep graduate and a member of the Alumni Board since its founding in 2011, was recently named as President of the HGP Alumni Association.  In this role, he will also direct the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

In addition, Ryan Becker `98 of Newtown and Frank Seravalli `06 of Philadelphia were appointed as Vice Presidents of the Board of Directors, which represents nearly 4,000 HGP alumni and is expected to expand its role in support of the School, as well as to foster life-long connections to Holy Ghost Prep.

“I know everyone at Holy Ghost joins me in expressing our profound appreciation for the leadership and service provided to the Alumni Board the past two years by Grant Holdren `99 and Rob Keddie `87, who served as co-chairs and helped direct efforts among fellow graduates to provide greater support for HGP,” said Scheetz.  “Their guidance and input have proven invaluable to me and others.

“My personal goal for the Holy Ghost Prep Alumni Association is to increase alumni giving participation while recreating a sense of pride and community that we all experienced during our years at Holy Ghost.”

Further information on Alumni Association programs, events and activities will be forthcoming and will also be made available here. 

Mothers' Guild General Meeting - Monday, February 2, 2015

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  We will have information and sign-ups for the Mother Son Dance as well as information on the Forensics Pasta Dinner.  Click here for more information. 

Purchase HGP Gear from ARAMARK

Click Here to View the HGP Items.

Click Here for the Order Form

Fathers' Association Ski and Snowboard Trip to Blue Mountain - Sunday, February 22, 2015

All ticket prices include full-day access, lunch and snacks.
We provide sandwiches, snacks, and drinks in the afternoon.
Plan to meet us between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in the Summit
Lodge, Club Room to get your lift ticket.  Look for us in the
lower level lunch area or call 215-378-0399 when you arrive.

All payments are to be made by check or money order. There
are no online payments for this event due to the numerous
pricing options.

Registration & Payment due by Sunday, February 15th


Fathers' Association Christmas Blessings Follow Up

In all, the 2014 HGP Blessings Program provided gifts, gift cards, and food cards to 106 Total Families in Need (made up of 417 total individuals). THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED AGAIN FOR MAKING THIS EFFORT NOT ONLY SUCCESSFUL, BUT FULFILLING BEYOND WORDS!
A Blessed and Successful 2015 to one and all!  

College Guidance Information

SENIORS, please continue to bring in copies of letters of acceptance and scholarship awards  to Ms. Dougherty in the College Guidance Office.   As you recieve financial aid award letters, from ALL of the colleges to which you were accepted,  please save and submit to the College Guidance Office.   This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date. 

2015 West Virginia Mission Trip Information Available

Details about HGP's 22nd Mission Trip to West Virginia are now available on the service page of the HGP website.  This trip is open to members of the junior and senior classes.  The trip also completely fulfills the service requirement.  Click Here to Learn More

HGP Admissions - Seventh Grade Practice Exam - Saturday, 2/28/15

The HGP Seventh Grade Practice Exam is Saturday, February 28th.  Be Sure to Tell Your Friends and Neighbors about HGP!

Click Here to Register for the Exam and Learn More About HGP Admissions

HGP Football T-Shirts for Sale By Student Government

Click Here to See the Shirts for $15

Contact Taylor McKelvie to Buy One:

Winter Concussion Education and ImPACT Testing - Monday, Feb. 23rd

All students intending to play spring sports must attend the mandatory concussion education on Monday, February 23rd at 6pmin the Field House. Presentation will start at 6pm in the Field House and ImPACT testing will start at 6:45pm in Founders Computer Lab, Cornwells Computer Lab, Mr. Jordan's Room and Library. The testing will be completed by 7:30pm. Parents who are available are strongly encouraged to attend the educational presentation at 6pm.  

**Students who already completed testing for Fall and Winter Sports do NOT have to attend this training/testing. 

 Presentation Objectives:
-          What is a concussion?
-          Symptoms of a concussion
-          What is the ImPACT testing?
-          Importance of reporting a concussion
-          Who to contact after a concussion
-          Return to school protocol
-          How can the Brain STEPS Program help?
-          HGP return to play protocol
-          Dangers of playing with a concussion
-          What is Post- Concussion Syndrome?
-          What is second impact syndrome?
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Alex Shvartsberg at 215- 639- 3666 (Office)

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