Ghost Stories

April 24, 2015


End of the School Year Means Lots of Special Events at HGP - Mark Your Calendars or Register Today!

Here are Just a Few....

Saturday, April 25th, 6:30pm to 10pm :  Phoenix Fest: HGP Student Bands Perform in the Fieldhouse

Saturday, April 25th, 10am: HGP Online Auction Begins!  Graduation Seats, Reserved Parking and Special Gifts and Prizes.  CLICK HERE to See the Online Auction.

Monday, April 27th: Fine Arts Festival at HGP

Wednesday, April 29th: Guitar Night at HGP

Sunday, May 3rd: Family Communion Breakfast Sponsored by the Fathers' Association - CLICK HERE to Sign Up

Tuesday, May 5th:  Admissions Preview Night for 6th and 7th Grade Families

Wednesday, May 6th: Incoming Family Orientation Night

Tuesday, May 26th: Academic Honors Convocation

Thursday, May 28th: Athletic Recognition Banquet - CLICK HERE to Sign Up

Friday, May 29th: Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 30th: Commencement





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Family Communion Breakfast Sponsored by the Fathers' Association - Sunday, May 3rd

Guest Speaker is Ed Turzanski

A Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Ed Turzanski is a national security analyst at La Salle University, where he teaches in the Department of Political Science. He has also served with the U.S. Government in the field of intelligence (Soviet, Eastern European, Central Asian and Middle East Affairs) throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe.

Click Here for the Flyer

Click Here to Sign Up

Phoenix Fest - Saturday, April 25th

Phoenix fest is this weekend!! Saturday night in the field house from 6:30 until 10. Come and hear our HGP bands including Charles Furdella, Straw, Street Road, and Fall of Chernobyl. Cost is seven dollars at the door. We are adding karaoke this year,so students can sign up at lunch. The cost for karaoke is three dollars. We also have T shirts on sale for $12,  All proceeds benefit Ghost Around the World. Dress down Day Friday--$3

SPRING ART SHOW April 27th!  

23rd Annual Fine Arts Festival 

The annual Fine Arts Festival will take place Monday evening, April 27th from 6:30 PM – 9 PM.  This event showcases the talented students who participate in the art and music programs at HGP.

The visual art will be in display in the Geruson Gallery, art studio and main floor and cafeteria of Cornwells Hall. Art students will be recognized in the studio at 6:45.

The concert, featuring the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Chorus will be at 7:30 in the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

The event is hosted by

Mrs. Karen Smallen is the visual art teacher

and Mrs. Beth Vilsmeier is the Music Director.

HGP Admissions Spring Preview for 6th and 7th Grade Families

Holy Ghost Prep’s Spring Preview for 6th & 7th Grade families will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at HGP.  This preview includes a tour of the campus; an opportunity to meet current students, alumni, faculty and parents; a glimpse into the life of a Holy Ghost Prep student and information about the Summer Enrichment Program and Sports Camps. Contact the Admissions Office at HGP at 215-639-0811 for more information or the website:

HGP ONLINE AUCTION - Begins Saturday, April 25th and ends Sunday, May 3rd

The HGP online auction begins on Saturday, April 25th at 10am and will end on Sunday, May 3rd at 10pm. 

Featured items include front row seating at graduation, a new Weber Genesis S-310 gas grill, reserved parking spots, and more! All proceeds support the Holy Ghost Fund which helps underwrite scholarships, academic programs and greatest needs of the school.

Online Bidding Information:

  • A person bidding must be 21 years of age or older.
  • In order to bid you will need to log in or create an account.

For more information about the online auction, please click here 

All items will be available for payment and pickup after the auction closes, starting Monday, May 4th at 8:00 am. Winning items will be on HGPs campus in Spiritan Hall and can be picked up M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm. Payment is due upon pickup and can be made via cash, check, or credit card.

Senior Class Giving Campaign

Spring is here – and with it comes the “reward” for Seniors to wear their polo shirts as they prepare for Commencement next month. After observing their time here, it is hoped that they are reminded of the generosity and partnership exhibited by the alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends in making their dreams and aspirations possible. 

This year, as our seniors count down the days to becoming official HGP Alumni, we encourage them to join together by making a gift to the school and the students who follow them.  The Senior Class Campaign is dedicated to raising enough dollars to donate a new gas grill to the Holy Ghost community – along with a plaque that recognizes the Class of 2015. 

Our goal must be met by April 30th in order for our Seniors to unveil their gift at the Senior Luau on Friday, May 1st. For students to make a gift online toward this campaign, click here or contact Alexis Gettings, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at or by phone at 215-639-2102, ext. 204.

Mothers' Guild - Monday, May 4 - Final Meeting and Senior Mom Celebration

All moms are invited to attend our final Mothers’ Guild meeting. There will be a special recognition for the Senior moms as well as food and desserts hosted by the Junior moms.   Come and celebrate the Class of 2015! 

Senior Moms click here for the invitation and to RSVP

Junior Moms click here to volunteer.

All Moms please click here to access the Mothers’ Guild Website for more information.  

Incoming Freshman Night - Bakers Needed

The Mothers’ Guild will provide baked goods to be served at the incoming freshman night on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. We are looking for cookies or brownies to be served that evening.  We anticipate over 300 people including Unum brothers, incoming freshman class of 2019 and their parents. Please click here for more information and to volunteer. 

Mothers' Guild - Remembrance Mass - Monday, May 5th

The Remembrance Mass will be held prior to the May Meeting and Senior Mom Celebration.  If you have, or know of a HGP current or past student, who has lost a loved one in the last year, we would like to remember them during this special celebration Mass.  Please click here to remember a loved one. 

Graduation Reception - Junior, Sophomore and Freshman Moms Needed

The Mothers’ Guild will host a reception for our Seniors and their families held after the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 30.    We need your help to set up the Fieldhouse on Friday May 29, to Serve and Clean up on Saturday, May 30, and with desert and drink donations.  Sign-ups sheets will be available at the May Mothers’ Guild meeting or please click here for more information and to sign up.

Deadlines for 2014-15 Service Requirements

All seniors should complete and document their service requirement byMonday, May 4th.  All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors should do so by May 11th.  Links to the service verification form and remaining service activities can be found on the service page of the HGP website.

SENIOR PARENTS - Order Graduation Announcements 

Senior parents interested in ordering graduation announcements can contact Gary Lehman at Herff Jones directly to place an order.  

Phone: 215-245-8660


Commencement Weekend Information for the Class of 2015

Important information and FAQs about Commencement Weekend at Holy Ghost Prep can be found here: CLICK HERE

VERY IMPORTANT!     All college information and scholarships must be submitted to the College Guidance Office in order to be included in the graduation program.  In order to meet printing requirements, information submitted after the deadline (May 6, 2015) will not be included.

Spend Your Summer at HGP - Information for Summer Camps and Program

Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Lacrosse

HGP Summer Enrichment Program

HGP offers a variety of camps, clinics and programs over the summer.  Visit the HGP summer page for more info:

HGP Grade School Forensics Tournament - April 25, 2015

HGP will host the annual Grade School Forensics Tournament on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Click Here for More Info.

Athletics Awards and Recognition Night - May 28th - 6:30pm

Each year, HGP recognizes the different athletic teams at the annual Athletic Recognition Night.  The event is $22 per person and includes dinner.  Register and sign up by clicking here.

HGP Basketball Hosts Summer Skills Clinic for Boys and Girls

Players in Grades 3-8 can participate in this clinic.  It begins on June 16th and runs through July 23.

Registration and Info: Click Here

Email for Questions:

Order and HGP Yearbook Today

Click Here to Order the 2014-2015 HGP Yearbook Online


Wednesday, April 29th  6:30 pm - Dining Hall
  • Receive your son's Score Report from the Practice SAT/ACT taken on April 10th along with an interpretation of those scores
  • Learn about the New SAT format beginning in March of 2016

Senior Parents - Order 2015 Graduation and Senior Memories Video

Each year All Occasion Video Production creates a two disk video set that includes the Ring Mass, Junior/Senior Prom, Mother/Son Dance, Baccalaureate Mass, and the entire 2015 Graduation.   Please click here for a preview video and order form.

Purchase HGP Gear from ARAMARK

Click Here to View the HGP Items.

Click Here for the Order Form

SAT PREP Course Offered by Mrs. Posey and Mr. Nolan This Summer

SAT Prep will be offered this summer by Mr. Nolan and Mrs. Posey.  The six session course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-1 from June 2 to the 16th, with the final session in October, just before the SAT. The cost of the course is $450 for both Math and Verbal, including the books; $250 for either Verbal or Math. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP.  The application is on Mrs. Posey's website under SAT Prep. ( Send completed form to the main office

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 receive 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. 

.HGP Athletic News - Former Navy Seal Lt. Commander John Choate Speaks to Lacrosse Team


HGP Summer Camps and Basketball Clinic

HGP Spring Sports Update: Baseball, Tennis and Track & Field still undefeated this spring!  Read more here
Crew at HGP!  HGP begins the search for a head coach of the newest interscholastic program at HGP.  Read more at
Athletic Recognition Night Thursday, May 28.  Registration information
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