Ghost Stories

September 30, 2016



Holy Ghost Prep held its annual Career Day which provided the Class of 2018 with the opportunity to learn about different career paths from distinguished HGP alumni. To read more about Career Day, click here.



Monthly Notes from the Principal


Mothers' Guild

Fathers' Association

Faculty Directory

Athletic Information

Community Service Information

Alumni Association

Upcoming Events and Games:

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News and Social Media

Daily Announcements

HGP News and Events




HGP Information Night and HGP Open House

HGP Information Night

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7pm - 

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HGP Open House -

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11am to 2pm - 

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Athletic News  

12th Annual C.A.R.E.S. Walk this Sunday! Join HGP in the fight against cancer. Register today at  

All 8 HGP golfers qualify for District One Championships.  Read more at 

RecruitU College Recruiting.  RecruitU Founder and CEO George White will be at HGP on October 11th for a presentation about athletics and the college process.  Register at

Grade School Basketball Clinics. There are only 3 left. Register at at

Winter Sports Registration Night: Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7 p.m. Read the information letter at

Assistant coaches needed. HGP Athletics is looking for Assistant Coaches for Track and Field (Throws) and V/JV Swimming & Diving.  Please visit the Employment Opportunities Page on our website for more information.

Nazareth Academy show: Oct. 27-30

Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

Current Holy Ghost Prep students will play the following roles in next month's Nazareth Academy musical. 

Charles Lawall - Baker

Noah Tapp - Jack

Garrison Moore - Cinderella's Prince

Albert Wilson - The Mysterious Man

Matthew Davis - Narrator

Jeff DiFrancisco - Rapunzel’s Prince

Adam Gasiewski - The Wolf

Stefano Arnone - The Steward

James Nycz - Townsperson

Christian Cymbalski - Townsperson

Dean Giuliano - Townsperson

Please make plans to see the Nazareth Academy show!

2016 Mothers' Guild Craft Show -- Nov. 12 & 13, 2016

Please join the HGP community for this fun-filled event. Many volunteer time slots are still open. Please click here to volunteer or donate.



Café donations should be dropped on Thursday between 8-12 and Friday between 8-4 at the Field House.

Gift Card Donations:

Gift Card donations can dropped off at the October Mother's Guild Meeting. If this is not possible, please contact Gloria Abarca at 215-917-3159 or email at



Please select an item to purchase or send in cash/gift cards to cover an item on our list. Please bring your donations to the September or October Mother's Guild Meeting. You may also send the item with your son to drop off at the main office (no alcohol sent in). If this is not possible, please contact Becky Gabriele to arrange for pick up by phone at 215-499-7750 or by email at

Additional Mothers' Guild Upcoming Events 

Monday, October 3: Mothers' Guild General Meeting 

Please join us for 7:00 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, followed by refreshments, fellowship, and our monthly meeting in the Dining Hall. We will have information on all our upcoming events.

Sunday, October 23: Open House - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 6: Junior Ring Mass

The Sophomore moms will host a light fare reception in the Dining Hall to celebrate the Junior Ring Mass. Sophomore moms, please click here to volunteer or donate. Questions about Ring Mass? Email the Mothers' Guild at


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its Out of the Darkness Walk on the Art Museum Plaza this Sunday morning, October 2nd from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. To sponsor the Holy Ghost Prep Class of 2017 team, click here. Or to sponsor the "You'll Never Walk Alone" team that includes a number of members of the HGP family, click here


HGP Fathers' Association News and Events

The Fathers' Association is dedicated to involving all fathers, guardians, uncles and grandfathers in any way they choose. Please join us even if you only have a little time to give. Help us make a difference and at the same time, take part in the HGP experience.  Visit our web page for more information and to sign up for events.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Joe Pawluczyk ( or Ron Spangler (

Upcoming Fall Events 

Sept. 30     HGP first school dance: Assist with traffic  

Oct. 12      General Meeting -  7 p.m., Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall

Oct. 22      Chapel Cleanup in preparation for Open House

Oct. 23      Open House: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 11      Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 12     Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 13      Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 14     General Meeting - 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall

Dec. 10     Charity Ball: Assist with traffic

Dec. 11     Christmas Blessings

Dec. 13     General Meeting  - 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall

In One Heart and One Mind

Joe Pawluczyk and Ron Spangler

President and Vice President, HGP Fathers' Association

Mothers' Guild Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser -- Order Now 

Take this opportunity to purchase high quality poinsettias for your home or as holiday gifts for friends and family while supporting HGP!  In keeping with Holy Ghost tradition, you can also donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one to decorate the Chapel altar. Order by November 11 for December 5 delivery.  For details and order form, please click here.


Mandatory Concussion Education 

HGP Mandatory Concussion Education for Basketball Athletes Only

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Chapman Arena (HGP Fieldhouse)
All students intending to play basketball this winter must attend the mandatory concussion education onThursday, November 3rd at 6 p.m. in the Field House. Parents who are available are strongly encouraged to attend this presentation.
HGP Mandatory Concussion Education and ImPACT Baseline Testing
(Swimming, Bowling and Indoor Track)
For all winter athletes who did not attend November 3/4 session.
Winter Concussion Education  
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time:  6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Chapman Arena (HGP Firebird Fieldhouse)
All students intending to play winter sports must attend the mandatory concussion education onThursday, November 10th at 6pm in the Field House. Parents who are available are strongly encouraged to attend this presentation.  

Winter ImPACT Baseline Testing
Location: Founders’ Computer Labs, Library, C222
All students intending to play Winter sports must complete an ImPACT Baseline Test. The test will take about 45 minutes (includes instructions).
For any questions or concerns, please contact Alex Shvartsberg at or 215-639-3666.


Admissions counselors visiting HGP in early October  

The following colleges and universities will send admissions counselors to Holy Ghost Prep over the next two weeks. HGP juniors and seniors can sign up to attend any school's upcoming presentation on Naviance.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Stony Brook University (9:45 a.m.)

Providence College (9:45 a.m.)

University of Pittsburgh (12:30 p.m.)

University of Dallas (12:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 6

Nova Southeastern University (9:45 a.m.)

High Point University (9:45 a.m.)

University of the Sciences (12:30 p.m.)

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art (12:30 p.m.)

Friday, Oct. 7

Arcadia University (9:45 a.m.)

Suffolk University (9:45 a.m.)

Temple University (12:30 p.m.)

Gettysburg College (12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Bentley University (9:45 a.m)

University of Miami (9:45 a.m)

University of Tampa (12:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Oct. 13

Mount St. Mary's University (9:45 a.m.)

Arizona State University (9:45 a.m.)

York (Pa.) College (12:30 p.m.)

BucknellUniversity (12:30 p.m.)

Friday, Oct. 14

Wentworth Institute of Technology (9:45 a.m.)

La Salle University (9:45 a.m.)

St. Michael's College (12:30 p.m.)  

Franklin & Marshall College (12:30 p.m.)  



College Guidance: Mark Your Calendars! 

Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall: Beginning the College Search: Sophomores and Juniors

Wednesday, October 19: PSAT TESTING in school during the a.m.; Career Day for Seniors in the Field House during the a.m.

Thursday, October 27  at 8 a.m. in the Field House: Jesuit Exchange Tour (sophomores/juniors)

Thursday, October 27  at 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall: College Night for Juniors and their Parents)


Freshman Class Parent Social  

On Friday, October 7th from 7-9 p.m., HGP freshman parents are cordially invited to join President Gregory J. Geruson '79 in Founders' Hall for the Freshman Class Parents Social. Refreshments and light hors d'oeurves will be served. To RSVP, please contact the Office of Development at 215-639-2102 ext. 231  or

HGP's 1st Dance is tonight at 7

The first HGP Dance of the school year will be held Friday, September 30 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. in the Firebird Fieldhouse. 
Tickets are $10 at the door.
All female high school students are welcome with a student I.D. or class schedule.
All male, non-HGP students must be pre-registered with a HGP student prior to the dance.
Please email Ms. McKelvie,, with any questions. 

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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