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April 15, 2016



HGP STEM Programs Update

Penn State University Engineers at HGP Building Roller Coasters

The Engineering Ambassadors are the student representatives of Penn State's College of Engineering. They visit high school students to inspire them to see the amazing opportunities in the engineering field and Penn State's College of Engineering.  They were at HGP on April 13th to build roller costers with math and science students.

TEAMS Qualifies for National Competition in Nashville, TN

Based on the results from the competition at Widener, we have three teams qualified to go to the national convention in Nashville. They are the sophomore team (9/10-Team A), the second junior team (11/12 Team C), and the senior team (11/12 Team A). The final combined scores to qualify for Best in Nation have not been determined yet. They should be available in late April. These scores will determine which teams will participate in the Written competition that is submitted before the national conference. Everyone will participate in the Design and Build competition and the Prepared Presentation.

HGP Math Students in Contest for Math Modeling

Two teams of students participated in the 2015 High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling sponsored by COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. Both teams choose the same problem which required students to analyze over 11,000 lines of crime data to determine a safety rating for the city the data represented. The team consisting of Jared Connor, Connor Grabowski, Robert Palermo and Daniel Stauffer received an Honorable Mention for their submission. The team of Gilbert Brook, Nicholas Guiliano, Anton Peschansky and Ryan Ponticelli earned a National Outstanding recognition and were invited to participate in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge.

Carlo Duffy Won Second at Bucks County Science Fair

Carlo Duffy entered the Bucks Co Science Fair.  He won 2nd place and moved on to the Regional Science Fair.
At the Regional level, he won 1st place in Math at the 68th Delaware Valley Science Fair University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where he won awards for the Yale Science & Engineering Award and the University of the Sciences Scholarship along with a full-tuition scholarship to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.



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HGP Summer Camps and Programs

HGP offers a variety of summer experiences for students interested in HGP - including enrichment, fine arts and sports.  

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HGP Gala And Auction - April 22, 2016



Friday, April 22, 2016

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A Gift from the Class of 2016

This year, the Class of 2016 has taken ownership of giving back to Holy Ghost.They've joined together to announce that their Senior Class Campaign will raise money for a firepit to install on the rear patio of Founders' Hall.The firepit purchased will also feature a "Class of 2016" recognition plaque. 

Our biggest message to HGP Seniors is that their gift - of any size - will contribute to their ultimate goal of 100% participation.  For students to make a gift online toward the Class of 2016, visit or contact Alexis Gettings, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at

Forensics Team Wins State Championship - Highlighted on CBS3 Philly

Click Here to Watch the Video from CBS 3

HGP Family Highlighted on 6ABC in Make a Wish Segment Sponsored by Saint Joseph's University

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Senior Class Photo Order Form

Click Here to Order the Senior Class Photo from Catalano Studio

College Guidance Information

SENIORS, please continue to bring in copies of letters of acceptance and scholarship awards  to Mrs. Kudla in the College Guidance Office.   As you receive financial aid award letters, from ALL of the colleges to which you were accepted,  please save and submit to the College Guidance Office.  This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.  

Wednesday,  April 20th  7:00 pm - Dining Hall

  • Bonnie Lee Behm, Director of Financial Assistance and Villanova University will present on various topics of Financial Aid and how it relates to the college application process.

HGP Drama News 

Holy Ghost Prep Drama Society Presents


A Musical Comedy Whodunit!

Join us for this hilarious show that kicks off when the lead mysteriously kicks the bucket. Find out if a musical-loving detective, a no nonsense producer, and this cast of aspiring performers turned murder suspects can solve this mystery and save the show before it's curtains for everyone!
Thursday, April 14th - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15th - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16th - 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17th - 7:00 p.m.

Student tickets are only $8

HGP Fathers' Association News

Fathers' Association Annual Communion Breakfast

Sunday, May 1, 2016 
9:00 A.M. Mass in the School Chapel.
Breakfast immediately after Mass in the Fieldhouse

Breakfast Admission is $30 Per Person. All Family Members Welcome

Three long-time Holy Ghost Prep employees will be recognized on Sunday, May 1, when the Fathers’ Association holds its annual Family Communion Breakfast at the Firebird Fieldhouse, which commences with Mass at the Chapel of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at 9 a.m.

Dan Ryan, who retires this spring, will be the guest speaker at the breakfast which immediately follows the Mass.  For the past 18 years, he has served as Director of Campus Ministry and has served as a faculty instructor for many religious classes.  Ryan, has worked in a variety of positions in the field of education for 45 years, is also a previous inductee into the Fathers’ Association Hall of Fame.

In addition, Karen Iuliano of the College Guidance Department and Tony Figliola, who has directed the Forensics program for more than 30 years, will be recognized as the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame.

Click Here to Register

Mothers' Guild News

Senior Moms Order the 2016 Graduation and Memory Video

Each year All Occasion Video Production creates a two disk video set that includes the Ring Mass, Junior/Senior Prom, Mother-Son Dance, Baccalaureate Mass, and the entire 2016 Graduation.   Please click here for the order form.

Mothers Guild Meeting,  Monday, May 2- Final Meeting and Senior Mom Celebration

ALL moms are invited to attend our FINAL Mothers’ Guild meeting.  There will be a special recognition for the Senior moms as well as appetizers, desserts and wine hosted by the Junior moms.  Come and celebrate the Class of 2016!     SENIOR MOMS click here to RSVP.        JUNIOR MOMS click here to volunteer  

ALL MOMS click here to access the Mothers’ Guild Website for more information.

Remembrance Mass--  Monday  May 2, 2016  7:00 PM

The Remembrance Mass will be held prior to the May Meeting and Senior Mom Celebration.  If you have, or know of an HGP current or past student, who has lost a loved one in the last year, we would like to remember them during this special celebration Mass.  Please click here to remember a loved one

Graduation Reception-All Freshman/ Sophomore/Junior Moms

The Mothers’ Guild will host a reception for our Seniors and their families held after the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 4.    We need your help to set up the Fieldhouse on Friday June 3, to Serve and Clean up on Saturday, June 4, and with dessert and drink donations.  Sign-ups sheets will be available at the May Mothers’ Guild meeting or please click here to sign up and help at this event.

HGP Athletics News

HGP Crew Update

Holy Ghost Prep’s newest sport, rowing, competed in its first race of the spring season this past Sunday. Racing on the Schuylkill River against teams from across the region, HGP entered two eight-man boats in the Novice Eight category and came away with one commanding win and one tough sixth place finish. The Firebirds raced against local powerhouses St. Joe’s Prep, St. Augustine, and other schools…

Spring Sports Update at

RecruitU Seminar for freshmen, sophomores and juniors Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm.
Read more and register at

Baseball Grade School Clinic Sunday, May 1st.

HGP Dining Hall April Menu

Click Here to See the April Menu

Re-enrollment Reminder for Returning Students

A friendly reminder to the the parents of returning students.  Enrollment Contracts for the 2016/17 Academic School Year were due to the Business Office March 31, 2016.  If you have not returned your son's with the $900 enrollment deposit please do so as soon as possible.
Transportation Request Forms for the 2016/17 School Year were also due to the Business Office March 31, 2016.  If your son requires transportation please mail back the form so that he is included in the bus route.  Thank you.

Firebird Yearbook On Sale Now

Click Here to Order the 2015-2016 Yearbook

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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