Maguire Scholar Profile: John Burke '20
John Burke (pictured) is one of four freshmen students who are attending Holy Ghost Prep through the Maguire Independent Schools Scholars program—the others being Nicholas LaRosa, Shane Love, and Joseph Tufo. To read more about John, click more.
Forensics Pasta Dinner
Silent Auction Items Needed: HGP's Spring Auction on Saturday, May 6, 2017
Mothers' Guild News
Volunteers Needed For Mother-Son Dance
Copy: The Mother-Son Dance Committee has been hard at work planning all the details for this year's Mother-Son Dance, taking place on Saturday, March 4.
Volunteers are needed to help transform the Fieldhouse into the perfect setting for our Masquerade-themed evening for mothers and sons. Also greatly needed is help cleaning up after the dance. Please consider volunteering an hour or two of your time. Remember: "Many hands make light work," so kindly help out if you are able to. Visit our Sign-Up Genius for the volunteer schedule by clicking here.
Mother-Son Dance - Saturday, March 4, 2017: Registration Needed by February 22nd
We invite all moms and guardians to join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for our annual Mother-Son Dance. Please come and join us for an evening of dinner and dancing, and some mother-son bonding time. Whether you are a freshman mom, a senior mom, or somewhere in between, this evening promises to be fun for all! This year’s theme is Masquerade Ball. Please click here to register.
Senior Moms - Pictures Needed ASAP!
At the Mother-Son Dance, we recognize the seniors in a special way with a Senior Baby Photo Contest and a Senior Slide Show. We need you to mail an 8x10 baby photo of your son (COPIES ONLY … NO ORIGINALS!). These photos are displayed at the Mother-Son Dance and voted upon by the students for various awards. The senior slide show is a video of pictures of the Class of 2017 from freshman through senior year. The boys really enjoy seeing these pictures and we need you to email photos to be included in this slide show. Make this night memorable and fun ~ SEND PICTURES!! Please click here to view the flyer containing specific instructions on how to submit your photos.
All photos of HGP seniors must be received by February 17.
Next Mothers' Guild General Meeting - Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. Mass
Please join us on Monday, March 6 for our next meeting. We will begin with 7:00 p.m. mass in the Chapel, followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Dining Hall. You could be a winner at our monthly raffle or 50/50 drawings. "HGP MOM" aprons and Herff Jones HGP charms will be available for purchase. Tony McBryan of Custom Made Comfort will be offering two new products: Spring Sports Blankets and a new HGP blanket for the home. The Aramark school store will be open until the start of the meeting. Hope to see everyone on March 6th!
Hospitality volunteers are needed for the March meeting. If you would like to donate a dessert/appetizer or help with set up, please click here.
Call for Nominations
Nominations for the 2017-18 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board will be accepted at the March 6th 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, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary, and Alumni Secretaries (2). Please click here for more information on this opportunity.
Give Back Greetings Fundraiser Update
Give Back Greetings is an ongoing HGP fundraiser. For those special occasions coming up this Spring—such as graduations, birthday parties, confirmations, First Holy Communions—be sure to order your invitations, announcements, and thank you cards from Give Back Greetings. It is a great alternative to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and other online greeting card companies, with 10% of each order given back to Holy Ghost Prep. Visit HGP.givebackgreetings.com to place your orders. Enter code HGPSAVE to enjoy a generous 35% off through June 30!
Save the Dates for Spring Show: Anything Goes
March Madness: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Join the HGP Alumni Association for the 3rd Annual March Madness Event at Chickie's & Pete's in Parx Casino. Your first drink is on us! Click here to RSVP! *Must be 21 or older to enter Parx Casino*
Save the Date: Tony Chapman to be honored April 5
Five high school coaching legends, including HGP's own Tony Chapman, will be honored at a Coaches vs. Cancer dinner on April 5 at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken. If you have questions about the event or plan on buying tickets to attend the event, please contact Bill Doherty, HGP's director of communications, at email@example.com.
Nine HGP students earn All-Catholic Chorus honors
Nine members of the Holy Ghost Prep chorus performed with the All-Catholic Chorus on Sunday, February 5th at Bishop Shanahan High School. To read more about them, click more.
HGP and Villa Joseph Marie give pre-Flyers game concert
On Saturday, February 11th, Holy Ghost Prep and Villa Joseph Marie joined forces to perform at Wells Fargo Center prior to a Flyers game. Fourteen HGP Students and 25 VJMHS students attended this event and represented their schools with stirring performances of “Gonna Fly Now,” “Low Rider," “March from Raiders of the Lost Arc,” “We Are Family,” “Star Wars” and “Spider Man.” The Flyers won in overtime and helped to make for a very enjoyable afternoon for all.
Pre-order the HGP Class of 2017 portrait today
Catalano Studio will once again be taking the Class of 2017 Senior portrait order. If you are interested in pre-ordering the portrait, please click here.
HGP bowls over the competition
Holy Ghost Prep's bowling team continued its 2016-17 dominance as John Schrenk (left) and Ryan Callahan (right) faced one another for the BAL singles title on Feb. 15. To read more about it, click more.
Class Registration Information for 2017-18
The 2017-2018 Course Registration process is off and running! Juniors met with department chairs on January 24 and January 31 to hear information regarding electives and course selection. The College Guidance department is currently meeting individually with juniors to review and finalize senior classes. After juniors have met with the College Guidance department, sophomores will be scheduled with a college guidance counselor to discuss their options. Freshmen and their parents received a Google Form through email on February 13, so students can choose co-curricular classes. Once courses are entered in PowerSchool, they can be viewed by choosing the "Class Registration" tab on the left upon login. Please check the course requests regularly and if there are any concerns please contact the current teacher, Department Chair or Dean of Studies. A complete description of the course offerings for the 2017-2018 School Year is available on the HGP website under “Quick Links.”
Going the extra 26.2 miles
Dave Ventresca ’87, senior manager of marketing and digital strategy at Accenture, Inc, lost his wife My Luu to cancer in September, 2015 to cancer. In addition to her many professional achievements, My Luu was on a quest to run marathons on all seven continents. She completed eight races on six continents, missing only Antarctica. In March of 2017, Dave Ventresca and My’s brother Sang Luu (pictured here with Dave and My on their wedding day) will be running the Antarctica Marathon as a tribute to her and to help promote the the My Luu Memorial Fund, which benefits Y-Apply, a national 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to educating high-achieving public school students from diverse backgrounds on the applications and financial aid processes for top-tier colleges and institutions. To learn more about Dave's tribute to My Luu or to make a donation, click here.