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Holy Ghost

Preparatory School

Parent Education & Communication Series,




A presentation from

Dr. Colleen Hanycz

La Salle University


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

8:00 AM

Firebird Fieldhouse

Holy Ghost Preparatory School


On July 1, 2015, Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., became La Salle University’s 29th President—the first layperson and first woman to serve as President in La Salle’s 153-year history.  Throughout her accomplished career as an attorney, professor, and administrator, Hanycz has been an active proponent of Catholic education as a means to advance the common good and to celebrate the dignity of each person.

A native of Toronto, Hanycz attended Senator O’Connor College High School, which was then led by the De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in history from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, Dr. Hanycz completed her law degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her LL.M. and Ph.D. in law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Hanycz previously served in a Presidential role at Brescia University College in London, Ontario, Canada.

On September 27, 2016, HGP will welcome Dr. Hanycz, President of La Salle University, to discuss the Grit: a special blend of passion and persistence needed for success. This session will provide students and parents with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of motivation and goal setting. It’s a perfect way to start the year!



A presentation from

Dr. Scott Warnock

Drexel University

The Parents' Guide to Educational Technology


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7:00 PM


The Dining Hall

Holy Ghost Preparatory School


Dr. Scott Warnock is an associate professor of English and Director of the University Writing Program at Drexel University and Vice President of the Global Society for Online Literacy Education.  At Drexel, he teaches first-year writing and courses such as Writing in Cyberspace, The Literature of Business, and Writing and Peer Tutoring Workshop.  

Dr. Warnock has worked with teachers across the country developing digital methods of teaching, collaboration, faculty training, tutoring and assessment.  He is the author of Teaching Writing Online: How and Why and numerous chapters and journal articles about online learning, computers and writing, and education technology; he has also maintained Online Writing Teacher, a blog about teaching writing online, since 2005.  Warnock is active in his community:  He is a member of two school boards, serves as the president of an education foundation formed this year, and has coached youth sports in the Palmyra-Riverton area since 2004.
On November 16, 2016, HGP will welcome Dr. Scott Warnock, professor from Drexel University to discuss the integration of educational technology.  This session will provide parents with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how educational technology is used in the classroom, as well as how their sons are using technology to learn, at HGP, and beyond.




A presentation from

Dr. Phillip Kendall


The Teenage Mind and How to

Understand Teen Depression


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:00 PM


The Dining Hall

Holy Ghost Preparatory School


Dr. Philip Kendall is an active researcher, scholar and clinician.  His CV lists over 450 publications, including over 30 books and over 20 treatment manuals and workbooks.  His treatment programs have been translated into dozens of languages, and he has had over 30 years of uninterrupted grant support from various agencies.  Having received many thousands of citations per year, he placed among an elite handful of the most “Highly-Cited” individuals in all of the social and medical sciences.  In a recent quantitative analysis of the publications by and citations to all members of the faculty in the 157 American Psychological Association approved programs in clinical psychology, Dr. Kendall ranked 5th.
Dr. Kendall has garnered prestigious awards: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “Great Teacher” award from Temple University, identified as a “top therapist” in the tri-state area by Philadelphia Magazine, and a named chair and Distinguished University Professorship at Temple University.  He has been president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of APA as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT, now ABCT).  Recently, ABCT recognized and awarded him for his “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational / Training Activities.”
On February 8, 2017, HGP will welcome Dr. Philip Kendall to discuss the development of the teenage mind.  This session offers parents the chance to learn about teen depression and anxiety from one of the area’s leading experts on the subject.  Dr. Kendall will provide parents with a window into the teenage psyche and help close the gap between teenager and parent.



A Panel Discussion


A Discussion on Drugs, Alcohol and Choices

Emotional, Education and Legal


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

7:30 PM


The Dining Hall

Holy Ghost Preparatory School


On March 1, 2017, HGP will host a panel discussion on drugs and alcohol from an emotional, educational, and legal perspective.  The panel will include Mrs. Lena Marder, former Director of Outpatient Services at Aldie Counseling Center and Director of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Council, Pennsylvania State Trooper William Griffith, and Mr. Stephen Stunder, Director of Guidance and Counseling at Holy Ghost Prep.




Students, Parents and Teachers

A SpeakUp! Presentation


Communicating with Adolescents


Thursday, March 16, 2017

6:00 PM


The Dining Hall

Holy Ghost Preparatory School



The Parent Education will close with SpeakUp! on March 16, 2017.  This will mark the third year of partnership between HGP and SpeakUp!  This session will provide students and parents with the opportunity to communicate on important issues that affect teenagers.  This student led event brings these groups together and helps with providing open, safe communication.  All HGP families are encouraged to participate in this event.   
Ghost Stories is an online newsletter for alumni, parents, and students of Holy Ghost Prep.
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.

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