Ghost Stories

September 25, 2015

             
 

Bring Your Brother to School Day A Huge Success!

On Wednesday, September 23rd, HGP welcomed 77 brothers for the first Bring Your Brother to School Day.  Part of the celebration of the World Meeting of Families and historic visit of Pope Francis, this new event at the school was created to celebrate the unique community at HGP.

The day began with a group photograph in the Firebird Fieldhouse, included a catered lunch from Chipotle and numerous specially designed classes by the HGP faculty.

The overall response to the day was outstanding.  Our teachers and students did an amazing job of welcoming all of our guests on campus.

 

 
 

 
 

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Hundreds of Families Attend Mass of the Holy Spirit and Presidential Inauguration

Hundreds of HGP families were on campus for the Mass of the Holy Spirit and Presidential Inauguration.  After mass, guests enjoyed a lunch in the Firebird Fieldhouse.
To view the video of the Mass and Inaugural Address: Click Here
To read the text of Greg Geruson's '79 Address: Click Here

HGP Crew Team Prepares for First Competition in the History of Program

Special congratulations to the newly formed Crew Team and Head Coach JD Bridges.  The team has secured equipment and is officially on the river for daily practice at Oneida Boat Club in Burlington, NJ.  The team will have its first interscholastic competition on November 8th in Princeton, NJ.  Stay tuned for further details!

HGP Chess Club Begins Competition

Everyone is welcome to join the chess society! No prior experience necessary.  We teach students how to become better chess players by sharing technique and strategy.  

This year HGP will be competing in the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Chess League (LBCSCL).  5 students from HGP will compete in 10 regular league chess games starting in November and ending in February.
For more information, email Tom Murtaugh: tmurtaugh@holyghostprep.org

Freshman Orientation Two

The second component of the Holy Ghost Prep Orientation program centers around the importance of processing the first few weeks of school with students, as well as provide them with vital information that they will need moving forward with their Holy Ghost Prep experience.  With sessions focusing on Technology and Study Skills, students are provided with tools to assist them in their Academic experience.  Sessions relating to Journaling and Team Building allow students to get to know each other, build community, and practice introspection.  Additionally, freshmen participated in a scavenger hunt which provided the opportunity to learn about the campus, find important places, and meet school administrators.  Overall, the day was an incredibly valuable experience for the Class of 2019!

Advancement Office Seeking Alums to Help with Senior Class Career Planning Day on October 14, 2015

HGP’s College Guidance Department and Office of Advancement are seeking alumni participants for Career Planning Day on Wednesday, October 14th. Participants will meet with the senior class from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. to share their first hand experiences and observations that led them to their present employment, followed by a reception with our new President, Gregory Geruson ’79.  For details about the program, interested alumni can contact Alexis Gettings in the Office of Advancement by email at agettings@holyghostprep.org.

HGP Athletics News and Events

HGP to host 11th Annual CARES Walk on Sunday, October 4th.  Come be a part of a tradition of helping those who are fighting cancer.  Register online at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Our baseball, basketball and lacrosse staffs are hosting grade school (grades 3-8) skills clinics this fall. Online registration for all of the clinics below can be done atwww.holyghostprep.org/athletics.
Baseball: Saturday, October 10th (Pitching/Catching) and Saturday, October 31st (Hitting) from 10-Noon both dates.  Special guest instructor on 10/31 (Jeff Manto, former MLB player and coach). $40 for each clinic.  All payments are made at the door.  The clinics will be held in the HGP Activities Center, across the street from our fieldhouse.  Contact head coach Vince Rossomando with any questions at vrossomando@holyghostprep.org
Basketball: Wednesdays 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 from 7-8pm in Chapman Arena.  $25 per clinic, payable at the door.  Contact Jim Stewart with any questions jstewart@holyghostprep.org.
Lacrosse: Thursdays 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 from 6-7:30pm on the varsity practice field, located on the south end of our campus.  $25 per clinic, payable at the door.  Contact head coach Ryan Tessler at rtessler@holyghostprep.org with any questions.
Fall Sports Team Updates at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Winter Sports Registration NightWednesday, November 4th at 7pm.  If you are interested in playing basketball, bowling, indoor track & field or swimming & diving, please attend the Winter Sports Registration.  Please read the winter sports information letter at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics

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

Help HGP spread the word about our school.  

(1)  Share important dates.

INFORMATION NIGHT - October 7th

OPEN HOUSE - October 25th

ENTRANCE EXAMS - November 7th and December 13th

SEVENTH GRADE PRACTICE EXAM - February 27, 2016

(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.

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.

Successful Junior Career Day

(pictured above left to right) Bryan Reinholt '03, James Regan '90, James Helhowski '72, Gregory Geruson '79, Michael Barry '90, Patrick White '92, Mike Malloy '90

On Friday morning, September 18th we had six alumni come back to school and share their career experiences with the Class of 2017.  Later that day, the Juniors rotated through five sessions to help them to prepare for their college journey.  Those sessions were: Interviewing Skills, PSAT Cram, Common Application Essay Brainstorming, Common Application Essay Construction and Application Tips, hosted by two College Representatives.  

Sophomore Day of Service - Big Success

Friday, September 18th marked the 10th annual Sophomore Day of Service.  A total of one hundred ninety-two sophomores and guests performed service for 13  charitable organizations in Philadelphia and Bucks County.  Among those agencies were food pantries, a halfway house, a therapeutic riding academy, and an agency which assists adults with special needs.  This annual event is just one way in which the HGP community tries to live the Spiritan mission of generous service to the poor.  Thank you to all the sophomores, guests and faculty who made the day such a success.  We look forward to hosting this event for the class of 2019 next year!

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 - adougherty@holyghostprep.org

Juniors and Junior Parents Mark Your Calendars for October 22nd!

We will have a speaker here to talk about the college selection and application process onThursday, October 22 at 7:00pm in the Dining Hall.   Current Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend!  Don't miss this informative night!  For more information contact AnnMarie Dougherty - adougherty@holyghostprep.org

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.

Mothers' Guild General Meeting - October 5, 2015

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  We will have information and volunteer sign-ups for several of our fall events including the Open House, Junior Ring Mass, Craft Show and Poinsettia Fundraiser.  The ARAMARK store will be open for the first time for your shopping convenience from 6:30pm until the meeting begins. 

HGP Open House Volunteers Needled

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 11:00am-2:00pm, HGP will host its annual Open House.  We are looking for volunteers to donate baked goods and serve at the event.  Please see our website for information on what you can donate and click here  sign up.

Sophomore Moms, Save the Date!

 The Sophomore mothers will host a light fare reception on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in honor of the Junior Class Ring Day.  Please watch the website for how you can be involved in making this a memorable day for the Junior Class!  www.holyghostprep.org/mothersguild

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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