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January 8, 2016


Tony Chapman '71 Wins 800th Game - HGP Wins Jack Schott Christmas Tournament 

HGP head basketball coach Tony Chapman won his 800th career game at HGP over Christmas break.

Congratulations to our head varsity basketball coach, Tony Chapman, on his 800th Career Win.  The win came against Abraham Lincoln High School in front of a packed Chapman Arena on December 30th, 2015.  The team won the 18th Annual Jack Schott Memorial Holiday Tournament 74-56.

Coach Chapman has led our program to 20 BAL Titles, 7 PIAA District One Titles, 5 Appearances in the PIAA Final Four, and two Eastern State Titles in 1999 and 2004.  He has been an exemplary leader for all of the students that he has coached over the years.  

If you are interested in purchasing a comemorative t-shirt of this historic accomplishment, click HERE to order. All orders must be completed by no later than Friday, January 15th. 




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HGP Welcomes the Class of 2020 at the First Firebird Night - Wednesday, January 13th

HGP Celebrates 16 All-Catholic Music Students









All Catholic  Jazz Band-Luigi Galzerano & Nolan Raghu

All Catholic Orchestra- Alex Deola & Brendan Massello

All Catholic Chorus- Charles Furdella, Garrison Moore, Charles Lawall, David Connuck,Brandon Cimino, Collin Cimino, Noah Tapp & Patrick Byrnes
All Catholic Concert Band-Luigi Galzerano, Michael DiNofa, Colin Quigley, John Schrenk, & John Wisniewski.

This is a record number for HGP!
These students will perform in separate Festivals this semester as well as in "A Night of Excellence" at Verizon Hall on March 22, 2016.

Arts Students Featured at Annual Phillips Mill Youth Art Exhibit

Seven HGP student artists will have work exhibited at the annual Phillips Mill Youth Art Exhibit. Seniors Carter Takita, Sean Hayes, Brandon Rudolph, Rob Palermo and John Teesdale will exhibit in the categories of drawing, printmaking and painting. Juniors Tom Horgan and Cameron Zubey will exhibit prints.

The show is open three consecutive weekends from January 23rd. A reception will be held January 23rd at 2PM. Gallery hours are from 1PM – 5PM. The historic Phillips Mill Gallery is in New Hope, PA. 

Mothers' Guild News

Mother-Son Dance - March 5, 2016

Save the Date! On Saturday, March 5th, put on the Ritz with your special guy(s) at our annual Mother-Son Dance…Roaring 20s style! Please keep watch for your invitation arriving via e-mail later this month!

Mothers' Guild General Meeting - February 1, 2016 - 7pm

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  We will have information on the Mother-Son Dance (3/5/16) and our Alumni Celebration in April.  The ARAMARK store will be open for your shopping convenience from 6:30pm until the meeting begins and we will also have a speaker from the Legacy of Life Foundation. 

Attention Senior Moms - Pictured Needed

Each year the Senior Class is celebrated at the Mother Son Dinner Dance with a baby photo contest as well as a slide show.   We need each senior mom to send in pictures of their son as a baby and then fun photos throughout his years at HGP.  Click here for information on how to submit your pictures.

HGP Athletics News:

Grabowski Memory Book

Leave a message for Coach Grabowski to congratulate him on his retirement as baseball coach.  Go to and complete the online form by January 13th.

Hall of Fame Deadline Approaching! 

All registrations for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on January 30th are due by January 15th.  Register and pay at

Winter Teams Success Stories

Spring Sports Registration Night Wednesday, February 3rd

Read the parent information letter at

Pasta Dinner Save-The-Date

Forensics Pasta Dinner- NEW DATE
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Firebird Fieldhouse 3:00-6:30 

Fathers' Association News
Fathers' Association
Next meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:00 PM
Founders Hall - Sager Conference Room

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.

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.

HGP College Guidance News

PSAT Information
The 2015 PSAT Scores were 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

For students who did not access their PSAT Scores, please access your scores on January 7 by creating a College Board account here

To better understand your PSAT score report, students and parents can attend a Free PSAT Score Return Seminar held by Kaplan Test Prep on January 18th at 7pm. Please visit to sign up today. 

Standardized Testing
The final current version of the SAT will be offered January 23, 2016.  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 

Last call to sign up for the Princeton Review SAT Prep Course beginning on Saturday January 23, 2016.  We need 7 students to run this class.  Sign up today!  Deadline to register is January 11, 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

Freshman/Sophomore Date Dance will be at Spring Mill Country Club this year on Sunday, February 14th

This event is open to all HGP freshmen and sophomores and their dates.
Tickets will go on sale the week of January 17th
Please contact Ms. McKelvie for more details.

HGP Blankets for Sale

Interested in HGP Blankets? 

Contact Custom Made Comfort - Click Here

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 

Click Here to See HGP Day in the Life Photos from Catalano Studio



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