Holy Ghost's LEAP program is featured in Suburban Life Magazine
Holy Ghost Prep's distinctive Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP) is the cover story in the new issue of Suburban Life Magazine. The cover of Suburban Life Magazine features a picture of Bob Watters ’81, a partner at Ernst & Young, and the two LEAP students he hosted last year, current HGP seniors Jack Elliott and Matt Doucette. To read the article, click here. (photo by Catalano Studio)
HGP Golf Classic - Organize your foursome today!
Monday, October, 23, 2017 at The Union League Torresdale
All proceeds from the HGP Golf Classic benefit HGP athletics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for families or businesses.
Class Notes needed for next issue of Holy Ghost Prep Magazine
HGP alums, we are interested in hearing about the sweet promotion you just landed, your weddings, new babies, your retirement travels, or your latest get-together with other Ghost alums. Please take a moment to send us an update and a photo for possible inclusion in the Class Notes section of the next issue of Holy Ghost Prep Magazine. Please email your update (including a high-res photo) to Bill Doherty, our director of communications, at email@example.com.
Three HGP students appeared on area high school sports radio show
Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes Eric D'Angelo (pictured), Nkosi Graham, and Ethan Ruppersberger recently joined radio host Rich Henkels for the taping of the High School Sports Show. To access and listen to the Sept. 24 episode with Graham, Ruppersberger, and D'Angelo as guests, click here.
Alumni Soccer Game & Dedication of Fran Nick Memorial Field
Join us on Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m.
for the Alumni Soccer Game
& Dedication of the Fran Nick Memorial Field
, along with a special recognition of the 1992 State Championship Team
! For those who have not yet registered, please click here
for additional information and to RSVP.
HGP Fathers' Association
Fathers' Association Monthly Meeting
We invite all dads/guardians to join us at our next Fathers’ Association monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sager Conference Room.
Fathers' Association webpage
Please visit the Fathers' Association webpage at https://www.holyghostprep.org/page.cfm?p=834 to stay current on upcoming events!
On Saturday, October 7th the Soccer Alumni picnic and Fran Nick field dedication will be held. At least 8 Fathers' Association volunteers are needed to assist with the cookout. If you can set a few hours aside between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., please forward an email with your availability - firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/1 – C.A.R.E.S. Walk. Donations of snacks are needed for after the walk. Please contact Jim Stewart - email@example.com.
10/7 – Soccer alumni picnic & Fran Nick Field dedication: Volunteers are needed to assist with the cookout. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
10/10 – Fathers Association General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Sager Conference Room
Libertae Community Service Project
10/13 - HGP Dance - parking
10/21 - Chapel Cleanup [Father/Son]
10/22 - Open House [11 a.m. – 2 p.m.] – parking
The Fathers Association is a service organization. Membership is open to fathers and guardians of students and alumni of Holy Ghost Preparatory School. Monthly membership meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Sager Conference Room.
As a service organization the Fathers Association provides social, cultural and service benefits to HGP.
· The social events include, but are not limited to providing support for planning and conducting the soccer tailgate event, ski trip, go-kart racing and the father/son retreat.
· Cultural activities include the planning and key note speaker arrangements for the Communion Breakfast in May and speakers and programs that may include faculty members.
· Service events include parking support and management at HGP school activities including the Open House, Mother’s Guild Craft Fair, dances, and HGP graduation. We also handle the planning, managing, and implementation of the Christmas Blessing donations to needy families in surrounding parishes. We also run community service projects such as the HGP Chapel cleanup and Libertae grounds work days.
Mothers' Guild News
Mothers' Guild General Meeting - This Monday, October 2, 2017
Whether you are a new mom or guardian at HGP, attend Mothers’ Guild meetings regularly or haven’t been to a meeting in a while, we invite you to join us…and bring another HGP mom along with you! Our second meeting of the year is this Monday, October 2, 2017. We will begin with 7:00 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, followed by our meeting and refreshments in the dining hall. The school store will be open, and we will have information about the upcoming Craft Show and other future events. Volunteers are needed to help with food donations, set-up, and clean-up. If you would like to help out with the October meeting, please click here to sign up. Thank you!
Thank you to all who attended and helped out with the Mothers' Tea on September 17. It was a great success!
Junior Ring Mass and Reception - Sunday, November 5, 2017
The Sophomore moms have the honor of hosting a light fare reception for the Junior Class and their families in the Dining Hall after the celebration of the Junior Ring Mass. Sophomore moms, please click here to volunteer or donate needed items.
2017 Mothers' Guild Craft Show - November 11-12, 2017
Please join the HGP community for this fun-filled event. The Craft Show hours are Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sunday 9am - 3pm.
Many volunteer time slots/donation opportunities are still open. Click on the Craft Show links below to sign up:
Mothers' Guild Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser - Order Now
Take this opportunity to purchase high quality poinsettias for your home or as holiday gifts for friends and family while supporting HGP! In keeping with Holy Ghost tradition, you can also donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one to decorate the Chapel altar. Order by November 10 for December 4 delivery. For details and order form please click here.
HGP Alumni News
The HGP Class of 2017 Yearbook Party is scheduled for November 22. Please click here to view a "Save The Date" announcement.
Alumni Moms - we want to stay in touch! Please take a moment to visit the "Alumni Moms" page by clicking on the "Important Information for Alumni Moms" tab on Mothers' Guild page of the HGP website. Please complete the contact information and check the Mothers' Guild website frequently for updates.
Ambassador Program for Mothers New to HGP
The Mothers’ Guild at HGP is pleased to roll out a new program this year to help welcome new mothers into the Mothers’ Guild and the HGP community. HGP’s Ambassador program will match freshman mothers with seasoned sophomore, junior, and senior mothers to answer questions regarding Mothers’ Guild events, functions, and volunteer opportunities as well as to share news of important events. If you wish to volunteer to be an Ambassador, or would like to have an Ambassador mentor you in your first year, please fill in the attached form and email to Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Christine directly via email or by calling 609-865-1061.
Mothers' Guild Dues Donation
The Mothers' Guild would appreciate a suggested donation of $15 per son/class to assist with offsetting the costs of the various community-building events we host each year, such as the Graduation Reception, Ring Mass Reception, Alumni Mom and Senior Mom Celebrations, and Christmas Dinner. To read more about the dues and conveniently pay online, please click here.
Four HGP students become Eagle Scouts
Four current Holy Ghost Prep students—Anthony Leipziger '18, Brendan Mindiak '18, Bryan Quigley '18, and Jack O'Connell '18—recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank anyone can receive in the Boys Scouts of America. To read more about them, click here.
HGP's next dance: Friday, Oct. 13
HGP's next dance is Friday, October 13 from 7-10 p.m. in the Firebird Fieldhouse. Tickets will be on sale the week of the dance for $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Guys from other schools MUST have a presale ticket bought for them by a HGP student in order to attend. Girls can purchase them at the door. All attendees must be a valid high school ID.
Save the Date: Educators' Symposium on Oct. 11
Holy Ghost Prep will be hosting its annual Educators' Symposium on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 on campus. Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education will be our guest speaker. Dr. Hardiman's topic is How the Learning Sciences Inform Teaching and Learning: The Brain-Targeted Teaching Method. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dr. Hardiman's presentation will be at 6:15 p.m. After the presentation, dinner will be served. Anyone that would like to attend this event, please contact Cindy McDonald in the Admissions Office at email@example.com or at 215-639-0811 by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
Freshman Parents Social will be held Oct. 5
The Freshman Parents Social will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 7-9 p.m. in Founders Hall. Click here to RSVP.
13th Annual C.A.R.E.S. Walk - Sunday, October 1st at 9 a.m. Online Registration closed at 3:00pm today! Walk-up registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 1st. Come join HGP and Coaches vs. Cancer as we continue the fight against cancer!
Important News from College Guidance
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OCTOBER.......
Wednesday, October 11: PSAT Testing (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors) in school Senior Career Day in the Firebird Fieldhouse.
Thursday, October 12: RecruitU Evening (Sophomore and Junior Parents), 7:00 p.m., Library
Thursday, October 19: Junior College Night (Junior Parents and Student), 7:00 p.m., Librrary
Friday, October 27: Coffee Talk- Institutional Methodology in Financial Aid, 8:00 a.m., Library
Kaplan SAT Prep Class
Holy Ghost Prep is partnering with Kaplan to prepare our students for the SAT test. Through this partnership, Kaplan will provide, at a discounted price, a Fundamental SAT Test Preparation course for students at Holy Ghost Prep. This prep class will be for the December 2017 SAT Test.
To find out more information and if you are interested in registering for this SAT Course, please see the attached flyer. If you have any further questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow The College Guidance Office on Twitter. You will get the latest college information, scholarship updates, deadline reminders and much more! Join them on Twitter now, @HGP_College.
Catalano Studio's "Senior Experience"
"Going to Holy Ghost Prep has been the best decision I made. It has changed who I am and set me on a path where I feel confident to pursue my goals. " Shane Stevens (pictured above)
Call Catalano Studio today to schedule "The Senior Experience" session for your son!
HGP Class of 2018: It's time to register for Senior Retreats
It is time to register for senior retreats. The HGPACT retreat is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at HGP, grown their spirituality, and experience time away with their class.
The three retreat dates will be:
Oct. 18-21, 2017
Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2017
Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2018
Students can register for the retreats
now by "Click here
to access the HGPACT Registration form and then simply fill it out and return it to the Campus Ministry office. There is limited space on each retreat
If you have any questions, contact Mark Whartenby at email@example.com.