Ghost Stories

January 12, 2018     

             
 

The Holt Center is nearing its completion  

The Holt Center construction project is nearing its completion. March 1 is the anticipated soft opening for The Holt Center, the day when the school will begin using the facility. To read more about it, click here

 
   
 

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FBI agent Michael Byrnes speaks to HGP's forensics science students 

Michael Byrnes, the father of Patrick Byrnes '19, recently served as a guest speaker for Holy Ghost Prep's forensics science students. To read more about him, click more



Mark Kuhn '08 is featured in Philadelphia Magazine  

Mark Kuhn '08 (pictured), the CEO of Oat Foundry, is featured in the Style section of the January 2018 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. To read about Mark, click here



Six HGP students participate in the Memory Project

Six HGP artists participated in the Memory Project in the fall of 2017. The Memory Project is a national program where American high school artists create portraits of orphans from developing counties. To read more it, click here


Tuition reminder from the Finance Office

Just a reminder that all semi-annual and quarterly tuition payments are due on January 31, 2018.  Please remit your checks to HES Plan, PO Box 2653, Harrisburg, PA 17105 or online at www.highereducationservices.org.

 

Upcoming Alumni Events 

 

HGP Alumni Basketball Game - Saturday, January 27, 2:30 p.m. Click here for details and to register. 







Sophomore Class Parent Social - Friday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Click here to RSVP.  






Forensics Pasta Dinner - Save The Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Firebird Fieldhouse - 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.




HGP Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet - Saturday, January 27, 6:00 p.m.Register now at holyghostprep/hallofffame




Spring Auction - Save The Date 



Semester 1 report cards and Parent-Teacher conferences   

Semester 1 Report Cards will be distributed to students on Friday, January 19. PowerSchool will be enabled at this time to view Semester One grades. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held Thursday, February 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you wish to schedule an appointment, please call the main office at 215-639-2102.


HGP's band will perform before Jan. 20th Flyers game

The Holy Ghost Prep band, along with the Villa Joseph Marie High Schol band, will be performing at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at noon prior to the Philadelphia Flyers game at 1:00 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils. Tickets are still available! Anyone interested should contact Mrs. Vilsmeier at bvilsmeier@holyghostprep.org

 

 

 

Athletics News

Basketball Alumni Day: Immediately following the 1:00 p.m. game vs. Devon Prep, there will be a brief ceremony with HGP alumni and Tony Chapman to honor his 40th season as our head basketball coach.  We hope to see many of you for a great day of basketball and fellowship!

 

 

Winter Sports Teams Update: Updates at holyghostprep.org/athletics.


Spring Grade School Basketball Clinic Registration is now open!  Read more information at holyghostprep.org/athletics



HGP Mothers' Guild News 

The Mothers Guild would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year!


Mother-Son Dance

Save the date! The Mother-Son Dance will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Click here for more information.

Senior moms, start gathering up pictures of your sons! At the Mother-Son Dance, there will be a Senior Baby Photo Contest and a Senior Tribute Video. Details will be discussed at the February meeting and will be posted on the Mothers' Guild webpage soon.

 



Next Mothers' Guild Meeting - Monday, February 5, 2018

All are welcome and encouraged to attend our next general meeting on Monday, February 5. We begin our gathering with 7 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, followed by our meeting and refreshments in the dining hall. At the February meeting, we will be treated to a presentation by our HGP Forensics team. We will also have raffle drawings and 'HGP Mom' aprons for sale.

We are collecting clean, gently used blazers, suits, and ties at the February meeting and future meetings for our new swap program. Please read below for details.

Our Hospitality Committee is in need of volunteers to donate refreshments and to assist with setting up and cleaning up. If you would like to help out, please click here.

All are welcome to participate in our February liturgy as readers or gift bearers. To sign up, please click here.

 

 

Suit & Blazer Swap

HGP Suit & Blazer Swap is gearing up! Donate your son's gently-used, no-longer-fitting
items at the next Mothers' Guild meeting!

The Mothers' Guild is collecting blazers, suits, and ties that no longer fit but still have some life left in them. YES, Suits. Blazers. And ties.  We will collect these items at our next few meetingsand then when we have enough inventory built up we will schedule SWAP Events open to all so you can donate what doesn’t fit, take what does! This is completely free!

Just bring in your donations to the next Mother’s Guild Meeting clean and on hangers and stay tuned for information about SWAP Events once they are scheduled.

Contact Judy Krohn if you have any questions: judithkrohn@me.com.

 

 

HGP Mom Aprons

If you would like to purchase an 'HGP Mom' apron, please contact us at mothersguild@holyghostprep.org. They will also be available at the February meeting. The cost is $20.



Mothers' Guild Dues Donation

The Mothers' Guild would appreciate a suggested donation of $15 per son/class to assist with offsetting the costs of the various community-building events we host each year, such as the Graduation Reception, Ring Mass Reception, Alumni Mom and Senior Mom Celebrations, and Christmas Dinner. To read more about the dues and conveniently pay online, please click here.

 

 

Give Back Greetings Fundraiser Update

Give Back Greetings is an ongoing HGP fundraiser. Be sure to order your holiday greetings, 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. To visit their website, please click here.   

 

 

Catalano Studio News

Thank you to Jeani Grady of Catalano Studio for your support of Holy Ghost Prep!

To view the full HGP photo gallery courtesy of Catalano Studio, please click here. If you see a photo you like, you may order it through the Catalano Studio website.

Catalano Studio is available for individual senior portraits or portraits for any occasion. Catalano Studio Senior clients will be featured in six unique pages of the 2017-2018 yearbook, and also will appear in Ghost Stories. Call the studio at (215) 604-4000 to schedule an appointment.

 

 
Custom Made Comfort

Special thanks to Tony and Janis McBryan of Custom Made Comfort for your support ofHGP. Custom Made Comfort sells pillows, blankets, and scarves with the HGP logo, perfect for gift giving! You can view the full HGP product line by clicking here

 

 

HGP Fathers' Association Activities 

January's general meeting of the Fathers Association will be held on Tuesday, January 16th at 7 p.m. in the Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall.
 
JV/Varsity Basketball Games

If you are interested in volunteering at any of the following JV/Varsity basketball games, please click on the link below. 

  1/16 from 5 p.m. to 7:30

  1/19 from 5 p.m. to 7:30

  1/22 from 5 p.m. to 7:30

  1/27 from  11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  2/2 from 5 p.m. to 7:30

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DYlMPrx0RljuPnr0yF92-yu08JLXbBKwTbYJH9Yc1PQ/edit?usp=sharing

Important News from College Guidance  

Reminder to All Seniors

Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral as well as scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to your College Counselor.  This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.

 

 

The Maguire Foundation

Holy Ghost Preparatory School is a partner with the Maguire Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise  founded by James J. and Frances Maguire in October, 2000 that focuses its resources on education. The Maguire Foundation provides grants to grade school, high school, and college students so that they may have an opportunity to benefit from a quality education.

The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola of being men and women for others. The foundation believes that partnering with educational institutions to provide scholarship assistance to children and young adults will help build a strong foundation for success.

HGP’s partnership with Maguire Foundation brings unprecedented value and opportunity to students. The partnership provides scholarship assistance to freshmen each year and supports them through four years of high school, as well as college students with scholarship opportunities to support students in selected institution’s through four years of matriculation.  The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders of tomorrow.

The Maguire Scholars Program

These need-based scholarships are available to seniors in high school who are applying to select colleges that are members of the Maguire Scholars Program.  All applications should be submitted online.  The deadline is February 15, 2018

To read more about the Maguire College Scholars program, click here.   


Student spots remain for 2018 West Virginia service trips

In the spring of 2018, Holy Ghost Prep is hoping to offer not one, but two “Taste of Mission” trips to West Virginia. The first trip is scheduled fior March 27-31; the second one for April 2-6 . While in West Virginia, HGP groups usually help with home repair and maintenance projects.  

Spots remain for both trips.  Interested students should see Mr. Fitzpatrick for a handout or to have any questions answered.  

 

 

 

Catalano Studio's "Senior Experience"

Go above and beyond with your son in capturing his monumental high school moments with a Senior Portrait from Catalano Studio. Jeani Grady, award-winning master photographer and owner of Catalano, has been asked to document the Holy Ghost seniors’ drive for excellence.  Her portraits are more than just photos, they capture the face of Holy Ghost and the components of a strong young man.  Your son's portrait will also be featured in special section in the yearbook. 

You send your son to Holy Ghost for an extraordinary experience, so let Catalano capture their picture-perfect senior year in an extraordinary portrait.                            

Contact Catalano Studio today to schedule "The Senior Experience" session for your son! 

 

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: agettings@holyghostprep.org.

 

 

 

 
           
 

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