Ghost Stories

February 5, 2015



Stephen R. Treat


February 17, 2015


A unique event uniting Youth, Educators and Parents to explore and address the following issues:

• Stress

• Relationships
• Drugs & Alcohol/Substance Abuse
• Depression/Self Harm /Suicide

Through intensive interaction, participants are encouraged to assume responsibility for making informed decisions and positive life choices at home, at school and within the community in order to. . .Make a Difference.  Click Here for More Info.

Part of the HGP Parent Education Series...Junior and Senior Parents Must Attend One Session a Year for their sons to be eligible to attend the Prom.  


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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

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News and Social Media

Daily Announcements

HGP News and Events




Course Scheduling Information for 2015-2016

Scheduling for the 2015-2016 school year has begun. Click here to find out more information.

HGP Honor Roll for the Fall Semester 2015

It's not how you start, it's how you finish. The first semester honor roll is rather lengthy. 58 percent of the entire student body made it onto the honor roll.  Click here for a complete description. 

Class of 2019 Starts to Take Shape

2014-2015 has been another extremely busy year for the admissions office.  The Class of 2019 is taking shape and we are starting to plan for our Incoming Freshmen Mass on March 1st and the introductions of the Unum Orientation Teams.

Did You Know? Families continue to apply to HGP throughout the Winter and Spring.  Every year we process transfer applications and students in 8th grade that got a late start on applying for freshman year. 

If you know someone considering HGP, make sure they contact the admissions office:  215-639-0811

HGP Music News

Fifteen Holy Ghost Prep students accompanied by Dr. Patricia O'Connor, Mrs. Beth Vilsmeier, and students and their teachers from Nazareth Academy High School attended "Oscar", a  new Opera Company of Philadelphia production about the life of the Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, on Wednesday, February 4th. 
Anthony Manfredonia, HGP Class of 2011 recently won a National Musical Composition Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. His orchestra piece "Through the Tunnels and Back" will  be performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony on March 21, 2015. Anthony was an Anthony Marchione Music Scholarship winner at HGP, sang in the Chorus, served as Cantor for HGP Liturgies, and had leading roles in several of the HGP musical productions. BRAVO to Anthony Manfredonia!

Order and HGP Yearbook Today

Click Here to Order the 2014-2015 HGP Yearbook Online

Prepare for the June 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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Forensics Pasta Dinner - Sunday, March 1st

Click Here for More Information on the HGP Forensics Pasta Dinner

Mothers' Guild General Meeting - Monday, March 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. 

2015 Mother- Son Dinner Dance - Saturday, March 7, 2015

The 2015 Mother Son Dinner Dance is Saturday, March 7!  Invitations and registration information for the 2015 Mother Son Dinner Dance will be arriving via US Mail this week.  Please reserve your spot NOW, as we would love to sea you “Down the Shore”.  Click here for a link to the online invitation and information.          

HELP NEEDED for the Mother-Son Dinner Dance

The Dance Chairmen and Decorating Committee Chairmen need YOUR help to make the Mother Son Dinner Dance a success.  Volunteers are needed to help set-up, decorate and clean up on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7.  Click here to be connected to the sign-up form


Each year the Senior Class is celebrated at the Mother Son Dinner Dance with a baby picture contest as well as a slide show.   We need each senior mom to send in pictures of their son! Pictures need to be sent in NOW!  For more details on sending in photos please click here.  

Purchase HGP Gear from ARAMARK

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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


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)

.HGP Athletic News - Spring Sports Begin Monday, March 2, 2015


Senior Drew Petri Among Top Finishers in the Wendy's High School Heisman

Congratulations to senior golfer/baseball player Drew Petri (signed with Lafayette for Golf).  Drew finished as a state finalist in the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship contest.  He was 1 of 10 student athletes from Pennsylvania to receive this honor. Drew was awarede a bronze medal for making it to the 3rd stage of 5 stages. He was in the top 5% overall.  

Bucks County Courier Times Golf Golden Team:

1st Team Steve Cerbara; 2nd Team Drew Petri and David Robbins;  Honorable Mention Dan Bishop and Jack LaRosa.

Bucks County Courier Times Cross-Country Golden Team:

2nd Team: Callahan Lennon; Honorable Mention JP McLoughlin

Bucks County Courier Times Soccer Golden Team:

1st Team: Joe Braun, Michael Kirby, Jake Weimert; 2nd Team Teddy Kawoczka, Matt Lingerman; Honorable Mention: Matt Creekmore, Luke Duris, Colin O'Hara

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