Ghost Stories

December 18, 2015



From Holy Ghost Prep

HGP will be closed from Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 1st.  HGP will re-open for classes on Monday, January 4, 2016

The Advancement, Finance and Admissions Offices will be open during the holiday break with limited hours. Please contact the appropriate office with questions:

Advancement: 215-639-2102 x219

Admissions: 215-639-0811

Finance: 215-639-2102 x206





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HGP TECHNOLOGY - Blended Learning Meets Today's Students Where They Are

Through HGP’s Technology Centers and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Plan, students have ready access to the computers and tools they need. But blended learning is a formal education program aimed at re-purposing classroom time and developing critical thinking skills associated with 21st Century Schools.  Click Here To Read More 

Celebrate - Connect - Support

This Christmas season, please consider joining fellow HGP alumni, parents, and friends by making your 2015 year-end charitable gift in support of Holy Ghost Prep. Your gift will help us strengthen and deepen the Holy Ghost experience for all students – now and for years to come. Through your generous investment, you will make a difference in the lives of current and future HGP students.

All gifts directed to Holy Ghost Preparatory School and postmarked byDecember 31 will be eligible for 2015 tax purposes. Gifts can also be made online via Holy Ghost’s secure website at 

If you need help with your end-of-calendar gift now while the School is closed for the holidays, please call our office (215-639-2102, ext. 204) and leave a detailed message. One of our staff members in the Advancement Office will return your call promptly. We are happy to help you in any way we can and look forward to speaking with you!

Fathers' Association News:

HGP Fathers Association Annual Ski & Snowboard Trip
Mark your calendars for the annual Fathers Association Ski & Snowboard Trip.   This year’s trip will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Blue Mountain in Palmerton, PA.    Come out and join us for a fun filled day.   Entire families are welcomed on this trip.   Please click on the following link to obtain all details including the Registration Form.
Fathers Association Christmas Blessings Program A Success!

On behalf of the Fathers' Association, I would like to thank the Holy Ghost Community for making another Christmas Blessing Campaign a remarkable success!  With your amazing generosity we were able to spread joy, hope and opportunity to 66 local families in need during this holiday season. Thanks to everyone who participated whether it was by selecting a family, donating gift cards or time to help with the collection and delivery of gifts.  The effort put forth will definitely benefit the recipients of your generosity. 

I would also like to mention that our toy drive for the Archbishop’s Christmas Party was a huge success as well.  The event took place Thursday afternoon on December 17, 2015.  It is a holiday celebration attended by over 400 children that participate in Catholic Social Service programs within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Through the generosity of the Holy Ghost student body, we were able to provide a toy to each of the 30 children assigned to Holy Ghost.  Thank you to the Administration for allowing the Fathers’ Association to conduct this toy drive with the student body and a very special thank you to Mr. John Fitzpatrick for his work with the students. 

Thank you once again and may you have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Joe Pawluczyk and the Fathers’ Association

New Fieldhouse Traffic Pattern Coming Soon

As many of you are probably aware, the construction of a new driveway near the Fieldhouse has been ongoing this fall.  As this project nears completion, we wanted to make you aware of the new traffic pattern for all vehicles that will be instituted in conjunction with the opening of the new driveway.   This new traffic pattern is detailed on the attached PDF file. When the new driveway is opened, the existing driveway near the baseball field will be closed.  Click Here to Read More.

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HGP Athletics News:

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Saturday, January 30, 2016

We are excited to honor our 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees on January 30, 2016.  We are also honoring recently retired baseball coach Ted Grabowski for his extraordinary service to HGP Athletics.  An online memory book has been set up for Coach G!  Send him a message at

Winter Sports experience great success early!  
All of our winter teams are off to outstanding starts to their seasons.  Read more
Coaches vs. Cancer Night.  
Our annual Coaches vs. Cancer Night will be held on Monday, December 21st during our basketball triple-header vs. Pennsbury.  The freshman and JV will play at 3:30pm and 5:30pm, respectively and our varsity will take on Pennsbury at 7:00pm in Chapman Arena.  Admission is $5 and there will be promotional items for sale.  All proceeds benefit Coaches vs. Cancer.
College and Athletics Information Night a Great Success!  Special thanks to our guidance staff and our guest panelists for an informative session about college recruiting and the admissions process.  You can see the video at!

Mothers' Guild News and Announcements

Mother-Son Dance – March 5, 2015

Save the Date! On Saturday, March 5th, put on the Ritz with your special guy at our annual Mother-Son Dance…Roaring 20s style! Please keep watch for your invitation!

Mothers’ Guild – Thank you to all Moms and Dads!

A great big THANK YOU to all the Holy Ghost Moms and Dads for your help with the Mothers’ Guild Holiday Craft Show!  We cannot begin to thank you enough for whatever you were able to do to make this show one of the best in our 30+ year history.  As the saying goes, "many hands make light work" and this year's show was "EASY" with all the wonderful hands we had helping.  Thank you again and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

No January Mothers’ Guild General  Meeting

Please note there will be no Mothers’ Guild General Meeting for the month of January.  Everyone have a  very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

HGP Begins to Review Prospective Transfer Students

Each year, HGP receives transfer applications for students entering the 10th and 11th grades.  Families interested in considering HGP should contact the admissions office to learn more about the transfer process.

Future HGP Engineers Network in Philly

Three Holy Ghost Prep seniors recently represented the School at a Multi-Society Dinner Meeting sponsored by the Engineers Club of Philadelphia, where they networked with professionals from throughout the area, including two HGP alums.

Pictured are (l-r): Kiran Joseph, Tony Naccarato `84 of O’Donnell & Naccarato, Inc., Chris Dinoulis `98 of Bohler Engineering, Joseph Iwasyk, Brett McGee, and Eugene Cipriani, Keystone Acquisitions Services, who coordinated the affair.

HGP College Guidance News

PSAT Information
The 2015 PSAT Scores will be available to students online on January 7, 2016.  The schools will receive the paper score reports by January 29, 2016. If you have any questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty
Standardized Testing
The final current version of the SAT will be offered January 23, 2016. The registration deadline is December 28, 2015 and the late registration deadline is January 12, 2016. The ACT will be offered on February 6, 2016. The initial registration deadline is January 8, 2016 and the late registration for this test date is January 15, 2016. A complete schedule of tests and registration deadlines is available at, and  The HGP CEEB Code is 390870. 

College Acceptances and Scholarships - Report the News in Naviance

Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral and scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to Ms. Kudla in the College Guidance Office.  This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.  

Prepare for the New March 2016 SAT 

Holy Ghost Prep is partnering again next 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 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

HGP Blankets for Sale

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Baby on the Way?

Know an alum who recently had a baby? If/when you get the news about the child, can you pass along that information (boy/girl & name) to Advancement? We can be sure that our database gets updated while taking the opportunity to send a gift to the newborn! 

Contact Alexis Gettings: .

HGP Spring Gala - Friday, April 22, 2016


Catalano Studio Day in the Life Pix at HGP 

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