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September 11, 2015


Mass of the Holy Spirit &


Sunday, September 13th


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HGP Dance - Friday, September 11th

HGP 1st Dance
Friday, September 11th from 7pm -10pm
All high school girls are invited with a high school ID
Non-HGP male students must be pre-registered by an HGP student with Mr. Vierlinck or Ms. McKelvie prior to the dance
Tickets are $10 at the door!

Bring Your Brother to School Day - September 23, 2015 - Details and Information

HGP and the admissions office are excited to host our first ever Bring Your Brother to School Day on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  Pre-registration is required.   

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HGP Alumni Soccer Event - September 19th

Prior to the Firebirds’ game with Archbishop Ryan under the lights of Macclesfield Park in Lower Makefield on Saturday, September 19, soccer alumni (ages 21 and older) are invited to join together for a pre-game reception at the Green Parrot in Newtown, PA.  The reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the game at 7 p.m.

We hope you can join as we celebrate the winning tradition of Firebird Soccer and support the exploits of the 2015 team. HGP Soccer polo shirts, commemorating the 1992, 2013 and 2014 PIAA State Championships, will be given to the first 30 soccer alumni at the door!

Shirts are being made possible by fellow HGP soccer alumni.

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2015-2016 Parent Education Series - Info From Mr. Danilak - Spoken and Written Language

I am happy to announce three presentations to help support our language initiative and leadership development of our students.  John Halligan, whose son tragically lost his life after the bullying became too much, will be on campus to share the lessons learned from his son’s tragedy.  He will also address the latest social media problems facing preteens and teens.  Dr. Shoshanna Edwards-Alexander, a professor of Education, Gender Studies and Sociology at St. Joseph’s University, will discuss the impact of language.  Her responsibilities included developing a comprehensive university-wide program that encourages understanding, appreciation and celebration of multiculturalism and cultural diversity.  We are also happy to welcome back SpeakUp to help us foster leadership.  SpeakUp! provides youth, educators and parents with the skills, opportunities and support to speak up and be heard on the critical issues of today.  After several workshops with Holy Ghost students, SpeakUp will facilitate discussions with parents, educators and peers on critical teen issues.

Spread the Word!  Make sure everyone knows about Holy Ghost Prep!

Help HGP spread the word about our school.  

(1)  Share important dates.


OPEN HOUSE - October 25th

ENTRANCE EXAMS - November 7th and December 13th


(2) Share and Retweet Social Media Posts on Facebook and Twitter

(3) Let the admissions office know about great families.

Together we can help everyone know more about HGP.

Alumni, Parent and Student Survey - 2014-2015 Summary

Last year the Education Committee  administered a survey for alumni, parents and students to measure perceptions and experiences related to Holy Ghost’s curriculum and academic programs. The survey also provide additional feedback on College Guidance and participation in extracurricular activities. Click here to view the summary of findings.

HGP Bookstore Now Open!

Aramark and HGP have partnered to open a new on-campus bookstore in the dining hall.  T-Shirts, Hoodies, Magnets and other spirit wear along with snacks and drinks will be available from 7:30am to 1:00pm.

Free HGP Math Program for 7th and 8th Graders


Session 1:  Wednesday, September 23rd – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, October 7th – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Session 3:  Wednesday – October 21st – 4:30pm-6:00pm

Session 4:  Wednesday, November 4th – 4:30pm- 6:00pm

Session 5:  Wednesday – November 18th – 4:30pm-6:00pm

Saturday, December 12th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm *BY INVITATION*

The math sessions will cover introductory pre-algebraic and algebraic concepts.

Word problems, lessons on algebraic concepts, teamwork in solving problems, projects, and math games will be covered during the Wednesday afternoon sessions.

The math sessions are valuable test preparation for 7th & 8th grade Entrance Exams and Placement tests.

There is no cost for these sessions. Students who attend at least two of the sessions will be invited to the final Session on Saturday, December 12th to participate in the math modeling competition. 


Sophomore Day of Service Deadline is Today

Today is the last day to register a guest (father, grandfather, uncle) for your 10th grade son and to make lunch selections for the Sophomore Day of Service scheduled for Friday, September 18th.  A letter regarding the day was e-mailed to sophomore parents in late August.  More information will be sent home with sophomores early next week.
On Friday, September 18th, the members of the Sophomore class will participate in the annual day of service.  Each sophomore is invited to bring one male guest with him (father/grandfather/uncle/Godfather).  Students and guests will be transported to various service sites in the area, as well as enjoy a prayer service and reflection session.  Lunch will be provided.  Please complete the on-line registration form below.   

KAPLAN Test Prep

HGP has partnered with Kaplan to receive free access to their  SAT and ACT Self-Paced programs.  

Each course features 50 hours of instructional lessons led by expert Kaplan teachers, proven strategies, and interactive course work including hundreds of practice questions.  Students receive all of the content review, test-taking strategies, and practice they need to score higher on their exams; plus this program allows them the flexibility to prep on their own schedule with 24/7 access via all mobile devices. 

*Please note the SAT Self-Paced course is prepping for the current version of the test.   

Your school's Kaplan website is:  

1. Under “Kaplan’s Program Options and Pricing,” you will see the “SAT or ACT – Self-Paced” box. Select “Click here or a free promo code to use at checkout” next to the program of your choice. 

2. Once directed to the next page, copy the promo code you want and click on the orange button for your test.

3. On this page, “Your Shopping Cart,” you’ll see a box under “Order Summary.” Go ahead and paste or enter the appropriate promotional code. Here’s how to sign up: 

4. Then click “Apply Coupon” and “Proceed to checkout.” 

5. The next page will prompt you to log in with your Kaplan account. If you do not have one, select “Parent/Guardian” or “Student” and a new section will open. Fill out the necessary fields, and click “Save & Continue” when done. 

6. After, you will receive an Order Confirmation.

College Guidance Program for Senior Parents

Julia Tully, from St. Joseph's University, will be here on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00pm in the Dining Hall to talk about the college process, in general, for parents of the Class of 2016.   For more information contact AnnMarie Dougherty -

PSAT Reminder

Reminder PSAT's for freshman, sophomores and juniors will be held at school on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  Your son will receive his Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT over the next week.

Fall Sports Update

Fall Athletic Updates, visit

11th Annual CARES Walk is set for Sunday, October 4th!  Register
Fall Grade School Clinics for Baseball, Basketball and Lacrosse!  View information and register at

Fathers' Association Help Needed for Parking for Mass of the Holy Spirit

Fathers Needed for Mass of the Holy Spirit Parking on Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Sign up on the Fathers' Association Website at
or using the link below

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.

For more information click here.



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