New Coffee Talk Series Debuted on March 10th
In an effort to provide more College Guidance information to you, we have introduced our new Coffee Talk Parent Series! As a pilot program this spring, the first “Coffee Talk” was held on March 10th and covered things that parents need to know if your son wants to play a sport in college. The materials from that first talk are available on Naviance for anyone who was unable to attend.
We will be offering two other “Coffee Talks" and the details are below. Feel free to join us!
To ensure we have enough space, coffee and snacks, please RSVP using this Google form:
- Naviance as a Parent Resource (Sager Conference Room, Library) - March 31st, 8-8:45 a.m., for current Sophomore and Junior Parents
- Application Next Steps (Sager Conference Room, Library) - April 28th, 8-8:45 a.m., for Junior Parents
Naviance as a Parent Resource (Current Sophomore, Junior)
Naviance is an under-utilized resource for our parents meanwhile it is where the bulk of the work is being done by the student. This session will include the Naviance basics, along with the best use for parents. This session will conclude with a Q&A and parents who need help with their log-in will receive immediate assistance at the end.
Application Next Steps (Juniors only)
As we head into summer break, things can be forgotten by September. This session will provide parents with a “checklist” of student next steps/things to think about to include (but not limited to): recommendation letter requests, application next steps, essay next steps, college visits, and testing plan. Q&A will be encouraged. We will include a handout of these topics.
Should you have any questions ahead of time, please contact Bryn Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-639-2101 x 229. We hope you can join us!
Reminder to All Seniors
Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral as well as scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to Ms. Kudla - email@example.com in the College Guidance Office. This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.
Summer Class: Indie Film and Theater
Spots are filling up fast! Interested students and parents, email Mr. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview: This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of classic and contemporary film and theater. We will take both a critical and experiential approach to these films and plays. In other words, we will study and research them critically, and then see them performed. We will follow various works from page to stage, studying them first in the classroom and then watching them come alive on stage and screen.
Class Schedule: Tuesdays through Thursdays for 5-6 weeks in the first half of the summer. The class should be completed by the third week of July at the latest. In scheduling those 5-6 weeks, we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s summer plans. Last year, we scheduled around the service trip to the Dominican Republic. We can do the same for the week of July 4 if necessary.
Classes meet from 9:00-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Wednesdays are field trip days. On those days, we will meet between 10:00-11:00 and return to school between 4:00-6:00, depending on the activity. Trips will only be planned on class dates. One Wednesday trip will be an overnight trip to New York. We will leave Wednesday morning from Holy Ghost and return to school by noon of the following day.
Summer 2016 Field Trips
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
Film: Under the Sun (documentary), Film Forum, New York, NY
Film: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Ritz 5 Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Play: Hillary and Clinton, Philadelphia Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA
Play: 36 Views, Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA
Museum Exhibit: The Science of Pixar, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Museum: National Museum of American Jewish History
Reading: Rutgers Summer Writing Conference, Camden, NJ
The films that we watch in class are chosen to expose students to a range of styles, genres, cultures, and subjects. Some films we watched last summer:
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
Shane (George Stevens)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
Interested students and parents, email Mr. Jordan at mjordan@holyghostprep for more information.
March 2017 Cafeteria Menu