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February 19, 2016


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Seventh Grade Practice Exam -

Saturday, February 27, 2016 -

Register Today

Click Here to Register Online for the Seventh Grade Practice Exam at HGP

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.

Admissions Update

It has been another year of strong interest in HGP.  Over 120 students have registered for the Class of 2020 and more families continue to apply to be a part of our community!  

Remember to get the word out about our 7th Grade Practice Exam -and to families considering HGP as a transfer option for their current freshmen, sophomore and junior sons.

Our current families are our greatest ambassadors - THANK YOU!

HGP Begins Search for New Director of Communications

Click Here for the Complete Job Description and More Information

Holy Ghost Preparatory School offers a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their experiences and resume to:  

Please put Director of Communications in the subject line.

HGP Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 23rd. - 8:30am to 1:00pm

Email Marge Flynn for a time:

Celebrate "March Madness" With the HGP Alumni Association

Once again, the HGP Alumni Association Board of Directors, Larry Scheetz '98, Ryan Becker '98 and Frank Seravalli '06, invite all fellow alumni to Celebrate the Madness. Your first drink is on us! Click here to RSVP!

*Must be 21 or older to enter Parx Casino

Forensics Places First at University of Pennsylvania Tournament

HGP Forensics Placed First at the UPenn Invitational
The meet has been around since 1981 - attracting the region's best competition. Events had between 50 and 175 contestants 
Mason El-Habr and Jon Mann
--3rd in public forum debate
Massimo Cifelli
--2nd in prose/poetry
Nick Guiliano
--2nd in extemp 
Joe Zampirri
--3rd in prose/poetry 
Joe Zampirri/Brian Flatley
--4th in duo
Shane McHugh
--finalist in congress
Jacob Riti
--semifinalist in oratory
Anton Peschansky
--semifinalist in congress
Brian Flatley
--semifinalist in drama
Chris Galasso/Kevin Nowicki
--semifinalist in duo 
Matt Davies
--quarter finalist in declamation
Spring Gala and Auction

Friday, April 22, 2016
Honoring the Mothers' Guild 50th Anniversary


CLICK HERE for more information.

HGP Summer Courses 2016

This summer Holy Ghost is offering five engaging summer semester courses to our academic program. These courses are a combination of class work and unique field experiences related to the topics of study. Participation in the courses is completely optional and designed to engage your son in real-world experiences.  Please see a brief description of the courses and contact the appropriate teacher with questions. If you have questions about the overall program, please contact the principal, Mr. Danilak.

Any student interested in taking Statistical Reasoning in Sports this summer should see Ms. McKelvie for a registration form.  This course offers students the opportunity to learn statistical reasoning concepts through the context of a variety of different sport applications.  In addition to coursework, students will attend several trips to sports stadiums and studios.

Please contact Ms. McKelvie at with any questions.

Any student interested in taking Finance this summer should see Mr. Murtaugh for a registration form. Students in this course will evaluate investment theories, analyze investment data, and perform long-range investment strategy while balancing risk.  Visits to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, investment firms, and the world finance capital of New York City are planned.

Please contact Mr. Murtaugh at with any questions.

Any student interested in taking US Government and Politics this summer should see Dr. Saxton for a registration form.  This course offers students the opportunity to gain an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States.  Field trips include the US Constitution Center in Philadelphia and centers of government in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.

Please contact Dr. Saxton at with any questions.

Any student interested in taking Journalism this summer should see Mr. Goulet for a registration form.  This course allows students to gain experience in reporting, interviewing, writing and editing.  Students will be introduced to the journalistic styles of news, editorial, feature, column and review.  Field experiences include a visit to the Philadelphia Magazine office and the ESPN campus in Connecticut.

Please contact Mr. Goulet at with any questions.

Any student interested in taking Indie Film, Theater and Creative Writing this summer should see Mr. Jordan for a registration form.  This course will engage students in the literary and lively arts.  Students will have the opportunity to see the best examples of film, theater and creative writing in the cultural centers of Philadelphia and New York City.

Please contact Mr. Jordan at with any questions.

Mothers' Guild News

Mother-Son Dance – March 5, 2016

On Saturday, March 5, join us with your special guy(s) at our annual Mother-Son Dance…Roaring 20s style!  Reservation deadline is February 24, so mail in your reservation today.  Please click here for a link to the online invitation and information. 

If you would like to help with decorating, set up or clean up, please click here to sign up. Help is especially needed on Saturday morning and for Clean up after the dance. 

Attention Senior Moms – Pictures 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.  The deadline for baby photo submission has been extended to February 21. 

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2016-17 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board will be accepted at the March Mothers’ Guild meeting.  If you or someone you know has been considering joining the Mothers’ Guild board, now is your opportunity!  Open positions include President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary (2) and Alumni Secretary.  Watch the Mothers’ Guild homepage for more information and job descriptions.  If you have any questions, please email Alumni Secretaries Stephanie Bamert or Catherine Talarico at

Mothers Guild Meeting,  March 7, 2016 - 7pm

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  We will accept nominations for the Board, have information on our Alumni Celebration on April 4, the Senior Celebration in May, the Gala/Auction and a special Forensics Presentation.   The ARAMARK store will be open for your shopping convenience from 6:30pm until the meeting begins.  

HGP Athletics News:

Miss the Spring Sports Registration? Please read the information letter  

Spring Grade School Basketball Clinic.  Clinics begin late February! Register at

Pasta Dinner - April 3, 2016

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

Fathers' Association News

The Fathers' Association has received several Thank You notes from some of the families the HGP community assisted this past Christmas.  We would like to share a few with you that really touched us. 

"Thank you so much for what we received. I wish you a beautiful Christmas full of love and blessings of health and God always keep you in His hands"

"Thank you so much for all you did for my family. I don't know what I would do without your help.  God Bless all of you"

"I would like to thank you for your kindness this Christmas.  Because of you my children had a great Christmas.  The looks on their faces was priceless.   Thank you again for your generosity"

"Thank you for always being a blessing.  If not for your kind hearts my family wouldn't be able to have gifts.  May your family always have love and happiness.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart" 

Again thank you all once again for making the lives of others a bit brighter and our program a success!

College Guidance News

College Acceptances and Scholarships 

We need your help!  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.   


Download the Daily Practice SAT app for your phone. Great resource as you begin to prepare for the SAT  test.

Financial Aid Evening for Sophomore and Junior Parents 

Bonnie Lee Behm, Director of Financial Assistance at Villanova University will present on the role of Financial Aid in the College Process on April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Dining Hall.

HGP Dining Hall February Menu

Click Here to See the February Menu

Sophomore Parent Reception

On Friday, March 18th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sophomore parents are cordially invited to join the President, Gregory J. Geruson '79, in Founders' Hall for the Sophomore 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 

HGP Pix - Courtesy of Catalano Studio

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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: .




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