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October 9, 2015

             
 

Holy Ghost Prep Begins New Partnership with the Maguire Foundation

The Maguire Foundation has made a gift commitment to Holy Ghost Prep of $25,000/year for the next seven years, for a total of $400,000!  These dollars are to be used to establish the Maguire Scholarships.  The scholarships will enable us to award approximately $6,000 a year to four students each of the next four incoming classes beginning in September of 2016.  
The scholarships will focus on students with significant financial need and will include a matching component from Holy Ghost.  

The Maguire Foundation was established in 2002 by Jim and Fran Maguire.  In 1980, Mr. Maguire formed a holding company, which today owns several subsidiaries, including Maguire Insurance Agency, Inc., an insurance marketing company licensed in all states, Philadelphia Insurance Company, approved to write surplus lines insurance in all states, and Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, its flagship company, licensed to write property and casualty insurance in all 50 states. 

The Maguire Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people through investing in education, arts & humanities, and relief of hunger & homelessness.  Click Here to Read More.

 
 

 
 

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HGP Band Plays at the Dedication of New Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

          

Art and Music Honor Society Inductions - Friday, October 16, 2015

On Friday, October 16th, 38 students will be inducted into the TriM Music Honor Society and the NAHS (National Art Honor Society) at a ceremony in the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Students and Parents are invited to attend.  There is a reception following the ceremony in the Geruson Gallery.

Parent Chaperones Needed for West Virginia Mission Trip

HGP's 23rd mission trip is scheduled for March 22-26th, 2016.  Two parents of juniors or seniors are needed to help with driving and general supervision during the trip.  Construction experience is not required!  This trip is a wonderful, parent-son bonding opportunity, as well as a chance to participate more deeply in the Spiritan mission of the school.
Contact:  Please contact Mr. John Fitzpatrick at jfitzpatrick@holyghostprep.org if interested. 

Freshman Parents Social - Friday, November 6th from 7pm to 9pm 

On Friday, November 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Freshman parents are cordially invited to join the President, Gregory J. Geruson '79, in Founders' Hall for the Freshman Parents Social. Refreshments and light Hors d'oeurves will be served. Please RSVP here or contact the Office of Advancement at 215-639-2102 ext. 244 or advancement@holyghostprep.org.

Save the Date - HGP Spring Gala - Friday, April 22, 2016

Spring Gala and Auction Celebrating The Mothers' Guild 50th Anniversary, Friday April 22, 2016 in the Firebird Fieldhouse.
Committee Chairs and volunteers are needed. Please join us Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 in Spiritan Hall for our kick off meeting.  
 
Contact Christine Seighman at  cseighman@holyghostprep.org or 215 639-2102 ext.231.

A Reminder About Student Drop Off and Pick Up at HGP

Please do not drop off or pick up your sons in the faculty parking lot either before or after school.  Students can be picked up or dropped off at the main entrance to the Cornwells building or the entrance to the fieldhouse.

HGP Athletics News and Events

HGP Announces the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016!  Read more at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Winter Sports Information.  The mandatory winter sports registration will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00pm.  Read the winter sports information letter at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Fall Sports Update.  Congratulations to Mark Walder '02 and the golf team for winning their 19th consecutive BAL Title!  Fall sports updates can be found at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Intramural Football Signups are going on now at www.holyghostprep.org/athletics
Grade School Baseball, Basketball and Lacrosse Clinics in October!  Register at www.holyghosprep.org/athletics

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.

Prepare for the New SAT

Holy Ghost Prep is partnering again this semester with The Princeton Review.  Through this partnership, The Princeton Review will provide a Fundamental SAT Test Preparation course for students at Holy Ghost Prep. This prep class will be for the New SAT beginning in March 2016.

If you are interested in registering for this SAT Course, please register at PrincetonReview.com or call (888) 248-7737 x5162.  The Princeton Review is offering this program to Holy Ghost Prep students at a reduced rate of $449 per student, which is a $250 discount.  Please use the promo code HGP2016 when registering to receive the discount.  If you have any further questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance at adougherty@holyghostprep.org.

HGP Open House Volunteers Needed

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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