Principal’s Welcome

September 1, 2023

Dear Holy Cross High School Family:

It is an honor and privilege to serve as Holy Cross High School’s eleventh principal. I remember when I entered the doors of Holy Cross in 1985, I would have never imagined one day I would become the principal. Isaiah 55:8-9 states my plans aren’t your plans, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my plans than your plans.

I grew up in Queens Village, NY after moving to the United States from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in 1976. My parents worked extremely hard to provide their children with an opportunity to obtain a quality education. Attending Holy Cross High School was one of the best decisions I made in life. I learned so much from my teachers during my tenure and my Holy Cross education provided me with wonderful opportunity to succeed both academically and professionally. I am truly honored to be part of such a caring, compassionate, and hard-working school family.

Returning back as principal is a job I take very seriously. Our mission is to educate young people in the Holy Cross traditions of the Catholic faith and to prepare them for future life situations, remains as important now as it did when the school first opened. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are truly a village with teachers, parents, and other community members working together to provide what is best for every child here at Holy Cross High School.

As educators, we have the incredible responsibility and opportunity of not just teaching our children but also to make a positive impact in their lives. I believe in teaching the whole child. This means it is our responsibility to teach and to meet the needs of every child instructionally, socially, and emotionally.

As your principal, I promise to keep students at the forefront of every decision we make as a school. I am excited about working with the faculty, staff, and students of Holy Cross High School to maintain the mission, generate excitement within the community and external constituencies, and mostly, to play a significant role in the betterment of the lives and futures of our students.

I look forward to another amazing year!

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Weedens E. Blanchard ‘89

Dr. Weedens E. Blanchard '89

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.570
Fax: (718) 886-7257