HGP Welcomes the Class of 2020 at the First Firebird Night -
Family Pictures Available Now
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 - Families can download their family pictures now. Courtesy of Catalano Studio.
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Seniors Earn Math Modeling Contest Recognition
719 teams participated, 144 schools across the globe.
Team 5941: National Finalist
Gilbert Brook, Nicholas Guiliano, Anton Peschansky, Ryan Ponticelli
Team 5940: Honorable Mention
Jared Connor, Connor Grabowski, Robert Palermo, Daniel Stauffer
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:
Hall of Fame Deadline Approaching!
Winter Teams Success Stories
Spring Sports Registration Night Wednesday, February 3rd
Senior Patrick Donahue honored by Aria Health Orthopaedic Institute High School Sportsmanship Award
The selected student athletes are true champions of sportsmanship who have consistently displayed outstanding qualities such as demonstrating respect and courtesy for teammates, coaches and opponents; practicing fairness while playing; and encouraging teammates to exhibit these same qualities, while also promoting fun on the field. Shining examples of student athletes honored by the Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute High School Sportsmanship Award
Pasta Dinner Save-The-Date
Forensics Pasta Dinner- NEW DATE
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Firebird Fieldhouse 3:00-6:30
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 here 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.
Mock Trial Team Competition Begins
Two teams of HGP Mock Trial participants will start competition against other schools on Tuesday January 26th at the Courthouse in Doylestown, PA. Mock Trial is sponsored by the PA Bar Young Lawyer's Division. HGP Team Mulcahy is advised by Peter Mulcahy, Esq and moderated by Tom Eckerle. Team Letizia is advised by Tom Letizia, Esq and moderated by Tom Saxton.
Junior Parent Reception
On Friday, February 12th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Junior parents are cordially invited to join the President, Gregory J. Geruson '79, in Founders' Hall for the Junior Parent Social. Refreshments and light Hors d'oeurves will be served. To RSVP, please contact the Office of Advancement at 215-639-2102 ext. 244 or email@example.com.
HGP College Guidance News
To better understand your PSAT score report, students and parents can attend a Free Online PSAT Score Return Seminar held by Kaplan Test Prep on January 23rd at 12:30pm EST
. Please click here
to sign up today.
The Maguire Foundation
This past year Holy Ghost Preparatory School was given the unique opportunity to partner with the Maguire Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise founded by James J. and Frances Maguire in October 2000 that focuses its resources on education. The Maguire Foundation provides grants to grade school, high school and college students so that they may have an opportunity to benefit from a quality education.
The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola of being men and women for others. The foundation believes that partnering with educational institutions to provide scholarship assistance to children and young adults will help build a strong foundation for success.
HGP’s partnership with Maguire Foundation brings unprecedented value and opportunity to students. The partnership provides scholarship assistance to freshmen each year and supports them through four years of high school, as well as college students with scholarship opportunities to support students in selectedinstitution’s through four years of matriculation. The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders oftomorrow.
There are two programs available for the Class of 2016:
The Maguire Scholars Program
These need based scholarships are available to seniors in high school who are applying to select colleges that are members of the Maguire Scholars Program (see list below).
To be eligible for the Maguire Scholarship Program students must:
- Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-10,000.
- Qualify for admission to selected institutions (see below).
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent in high school.
- Be engaged in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
- Participate in regular counseling in accordance with university requirements.
- Agree to participate in an annual Maguire Scholars Program event.
- Complete a Maguire Scholars Program application (include a letter of recommendation from supervisor of a volunteer/community service or extracurricular activity).
- Student or family must contribute at least $5,000 per year to tuition, room, and board ($1,000 at a community college).
The following is a list of participating colleges: Boston College; Cabrini College; Chestnut Hill College; College of the Holy Cross; Drexel University; Fairfield University; Fordham University; Georgetown University; Gwynedd Mercy University; Immaculata University; LaSalle University; Loyola University Maryland; Neumann University; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Penn State - Main Campus; Philadelphia University; Rosemont College; St. Joseph's University; Temple University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Scranton; Villanova University; Widener University; Community College of Philadelphia; Montgomery County Community College.
The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program:
The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program is a new scholarship offered by the Pennsylvania Society and Maguire Foundation. We encourage your son(s) to apply for this scholarship if they:
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited nonproprietary four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2016-2017 academic year;
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
- Have been an active participant in the community and/or extracurricular activities;
- Have demonstrated financial need (a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less);
- Are able to submit a completed Applicant Appraisal from a school counselor, teacher, work supervisor, or community or religious leader.
If selected, the recipient will receive an annual award of up to $8,000. This is renewable (at the same amount) up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
Please refer to this website (https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/pennsylvaniasociety/index.php) for more information or contact AnnMarie Dougherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your son is interested in applying.
If you are interested in applying for these programs, the deadline is March 15.
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 -email@example.com in the College Guidance Office. This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.
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The following are helpful articles regarding the financial aid process, click on the links below to read.
Freshman/Sophomore Date Dance will be at Spring Mill Country Club this year on Sunday, February 14th!
Sophomore/Freshman Date Dance
Sunday, February 14th
Spring Mill Country Club
Tickets are $60/couple and can be purchased today through Thursday, January 28th during lunch.
Parent permission forms must be turned in by 2/8/15.
This is a semi-formal dance!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Debbie Curry, sister of HGP faculty member Marie Bliss
John Frommeyer, father of John W. Frommeyer ‘87
John Hagan, father of Christopher Hagan ‘85
John J. Giordano, Sr., father of Paul ’76, Wallace ’77, John ’79, Francis ’82 and Eugene ’89 Giordano