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July 24, 2015

             
 

Mass of the Holy Spirit to Welcome New HGP President - Sunday, September 13, 2015

Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit will also serve as The Congregation of the Holy Spirit’s official installation of Gregory J. Geruson `79 as President on Sunday, September 13.

The entire Holy Ghost Prep community is invited to come together to worship and witness Mr. Geruson’s installation.  Mass will begin at 10 a.m. in the HGP Courtyard, and will be followed by a complimentary luncheon and reception, to be held in the Firebird Fieldhouse.

The Rev. Jeffrey T. Duaime, C.S.Sp., Provincial for the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and former  President of Holy Ghost Prep, will celebrate Mass and will perform the installation.  Fr. Duaime was recently re-elected to lead the Spiritans for a second three-year term.    Holy Ghost Prep was founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in 1897

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Summer Service Trip to the Dominican Republic

HGP students and teachers continued the annual service trip to San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic.  Some students worked in a local parish sports camp, while others worked on improving a playground for children in the local community.

Forensics Team Members Attend National Summer Program at George Mason University

Summer Reading Information

For the Summer of 2015, you are required to read at least three books or packets of readings.  Students in AP English classes are required to read more. 

At each grade level, you will be assigned 2 readings for sepcific classes. For rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, the 3rd reading is your selection from your summer reading mentor. The reading assignments are listed by Class Year and Subject Area. The readings of choice with a faculty mentor are also listed below (readings posted, selected and assigned during May, 2015).

Students entering Algebra IIMath Analysis and Math Analysis Honors  are required to do summer work which should help you refresh your algebra skills. Students must complete the packet for their specific class. The student should show all work for the exercises in a copybook. Students will be assessed on this material during the second week of school.

An Algebra Review is included for student reference. Should the student need further review it is recommended that he look online for resources that might help explain the topic. Khan Academy is one resource that the student could access.

Please also note that the assessments that are done within specific classes will be counted as a graded assignment for that class.  The assessment that is completed with your chosen mentor will be recorded on your report card as a S(atisfactory) or U(nsatisfactory).  Do the reading!

     
  • Assessments for Reading #1 will be done during the first week of school in English classes.
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  • Assessments for Reading #2 will be done during the second week of school in appropriate classes.
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  • Assessments for Reading #3 will be done during the third week of school during a special Assessment/Assembly period.  Be prepared!

Click here to see the list of readings by class year: http://www.holyghostprep.org/page.cfm?p=2690

Sophomore College Guidance Program Announced

All HGP sophomores will now participate in a college preparation and guidance program.  Click Here to Read More.

HGP Students Participate in TEAMS Competition in Dallas

Freshmen Anthony Baum, Eric Booth, Connor DiMarco, Matthew Hofmann, Sean Kerrigan, and Mark Pabalan and sophomores Carlos Abarca, Adam Gasiewski, John Kiczek, Jacob King, Luke Profy, Nolan Raghu, and Patrick Taylor travelled to Dallas, Texas to participate in the national TEAMS competition at the 2015 National TSA Conference. The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Holy Ghost students have participated in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) since 1998. TEAMS is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. Each student team 1.) submitted a written project on Biofuel Technology prior to the competition; 2.) presented a prepared presentation describing their plan for sustainable energy in a community; and 3.) participated in an on-site problem solving competition to design, build, and test an alternative energy device that meets given criteria and create a mathematical model to predict future performance of the device. All team members also had the opportunity to attend a TEAMS Leadership Session where they had a chance to meet students from other schools around the country and participate in a workshop involving The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Leadership. 

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT Fall Sports Information 

Soccer, Golf and Cross Country - August 17, 2015

All of the necessary forms that need to be completed can be found on the HGP Athletics Webpage at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics.  On that page you will find the electronic (and printable) versions of the PIAA CIPPE, Athletic Player Contract, and Locker Application Request.

The summer rock band camp will take place from July 6 to 10 - and students will be able to sign up for guitar lessons throughout the summer with Mr. Devine.  Click Here for Info.

SAVE THE DATE- Annual CARES Walk to Benefit the American Cancer Society

Save the date! 2015 C.A.R.E.S. Walk (Cancer Awareness Raises Everyone's Spirit). Sunday, October 4th on the track at HGP, 9:30am.

 
           
 

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