HGP WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS
Holy Ghost Preparatory School welcomes three new faculty to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
Patrick McGhee '03 joins our English department and will help maintain the long-standing tradition of excellence with our Forensics team. Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his masters from Cabrini College. He joins us from Our Lady of Good Counsel where he taught 7th and 8th grade English and initiated the Forensics team. Patrick will be teaching freshmen and senior level English classes.
Moira Devlin will be an integral member of our Math department. Moira received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Mathematics from St. Joseph's University where she was given the Mathematics Graduate Education Award and the Mathematics Award. Moira was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda in graduate school and the Pi Mu Epsilon in undergraduate studies. She comes to us from La Salle Academy where she taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade math. In addition to her responsibilities as a Math teacher, she will also be teaching our summer PSAT class and the math section of our Summer Pre-9 Class.
Tom Saxton '95 joins our Social Studies department. Tom holds a Ph.D. from Lehigh University and is currently working as an adjunct instructor at Holy Family University. Prior to his work at Holy Family, he was teaching at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Tom's extensive research and understanding of the writing process will provide a solid foundation in the courses he is teaching
Summer Facility Updates
- A complete patching and painting of the entire exterior of the Firebird Fieldhouse is complete.
- Phase 1 of the clock tower project should be wrapping up shortly. The demolition is complete. Once the roofing is done, the scaffolding should come down. We expect the tower door to be available to use before the opening of school.
NHS USED BOOK SALE - Monday, August 24, 2015
- The project to cut a new driveway entrance for the fieldhouse should begin next week and should take about six weeks. As you may be aware, the changes to the fieldhouse entrance are required and must be made given our planned use for the HGP Activity Center project across Bristol Pike. In addition to a relocated and widened entrance/exit, improved crosswalk markings and lighting will also be completed. Please note that the current driveway entrance to the fieldhouse will remain in use until the new one is complete and opened to traffic.
The National Honor Society Used Book Sale will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, in the Library. This Book Sale is for the Junior and Senior classes only. As part of our technology initiative, all classroom books are provided for the underclassmen.
Transportation for All Students
Holy Ghost Prep private transportation service and transportation for public school districts will be available starting Thursday, August 27. Please consult your local school district for more information.
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 II, Math 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.
- Assessments for Reading #2 will be done during the second week of school in appropriate classes.
- 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
Mothers' Guild Welcome Tea - Sunday, September 20th at 11am
A time-honored tradition continues when the Mothers’ Guild hosts its annual HGP Mothers’ Tea on Sunday, September 20, 2015. All Holy Ghost Prep mothers are invited to attend and welcome the moms of the Class of 2019. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by a light luncheon in the School Dining Hall. There will be special raffles for all NEW moms and information on our events for the upcoming year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Tea! Click here to RSVP.
Mothers' Guild Craft Show - Volunteers Needed
Calling all HGP Moms!! The Annual Craft show, November 14-15, 2015, is our biggest fundraiser, with all proceeds going to our boys. We need YOU to volunteer. As the saying goes—“Many hands make light work.” You can sign up at the Tea, at the Guild Meetings on 10/5 and 11/2, or on the Mothers' Guild website by clicking here.
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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.
HGP Welcomes New Crew Coach - Opening Meeting - Wednesday, August 17th
We are having a meeting to formally introduce Coach Bridges to the HGP Rowing Community on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00pm in the Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall. We are working with Coach Bridges and the Oneida Boat Club to organize our practice dates. The season will not begin on August 17th. We will have more specific information for you at the meeting next Wednesday.
Concussion ImPACT Testing Reminder for ALL Fall Athletes
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Time: Presentation at 12pm, ImPACT Testing at 12:45pm
Location: Presentation will be held in the Field House, and the ImPACT testing will be held in the computer labs
Who needs to attend:
All students intending to play Fall sports
Parents are strongly recommended to attend
Alex Shvartsberg – Holy Ghost Prep Athletic Trainer
Sarah Krusen - Bucks County IU BrainSTEPS team
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) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE - Mass of the Holy Spirit and Installation of Gregory Geruson as Next President of HGP - Sunday, September 13, 2015
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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