A Message from our President and Principal

On behalf of the Holy Cross Community, we pray for the families of George Floyd in Minnesota, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breona Taylor in Kentucky, Steven Taylor in California, Dreasjon Reed in Indianapolis, Tony McDade in Florida, and Adrian Medearis in Houston as they continue to grapple with their tragic and horrible loss. Current events signify that there is still much needed to be done for our nation to come together and unite in the face of racism, and embody the values of justice and equality.

One of the many values steeped in the charism of the Congregation of Holy Cross, founded by Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. nearly 200 years ago, stems from our Catholic faith and the firm belief in the sanctity of human life. At this time of unrest following the unfathomable death of George Floyd and so many others, we stand united with all those who peacefully protest and demand change. As a community, we condemn the looting and acts of violence performed by a select few which detracts from the call of justice and equality for all. We also gratefully acknowledge the sacrifice made by those dedicated law enforcement members, and their families, who commit themselves to serve our communities while placing themselves in harm’s way.

We all can learn something of great significance from Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity. Mr. Jon Meacham in his recent book, ​The Hope of Glory​, explains how the outstretched arms of Christ on the Cross represent an embrace of all humanity. We remain dedicated to the Mission of educating the hearts and minds of young men and women, regardless of race or creed. It is oftentimes the most difficult conversations are the most necessary to have, and our school’s leadership is committed to continuing the conversation with our students, and urging our families to do the same at home.

Black lives matter, and we stand with all the schools sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross around the world in prayer and support for the needed changes in our society to respect and care for all people.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica

 

 

Michael R. Truesdell
President
mtruesdell@holycrosshs.org
718-886-7250 ext 516

 

 

 

Edward P. Burns ’84
Principal
eburns@holycrosshs.org
718-886-7250 ext 526

Job Openings – Athletic Department

Our Mission

Holy Cross High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in Queens, New York, educates the hearts and minds of young people following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

The Holy Cross High School Athletic Department is hiring for the following positions:

Girls Varsity Basketball – Head Coach
Girls Varsity Volleyball – Head Coach

Please visitit our Job Opportunities page to learn more and to apply.
www.holycrosshs.org/about/jobs

Fall Season Athletic Banquet

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Holy Cross High School – William J. O’Meara Memorial Gymnasium
26 – 20 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358

Students – please dress in accordance with the school dress code guidelines found within the Student/Parent Handbook. No jeans, sweatpants, shorts, or short skirts are permitted.

Detach and return the bottom of the form with payment to the Business Office (next to the Main Office) by Monday, December 9, 2019.

TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE. DOOR PURCHASES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A HIGHER PRICE. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please Click Here to Download/Print Tickets Form

TeacherReacher

October 2019

Dear Holy Cross Parents and Guardians,

In order to facilitate reduced waiting time during Parent-Teacher-Student conferences, Holy Cross will be using TeacherReacher®​ to schedule November’s P-T-S Conferences. The system will allow you to schedule your appointments with your child’s teachers. By clicking on the teacher’s name you will be able to see available time slots. If you have a specific concern about your child, there is a text box available for you to notify the teacher. Upon securing a conference time slot, please print the form(s) for each meeting which will give you the teacher’s name, time, and room number. It is strongly recommended that you set up your parent account on TeacherReacher®​ as soon as possible by following the link on our homepage, www.holycrosshs.org​.

Parents and Guardians can begin to schedule appointments on their own starting ​Thursday, October 24th at 6pm​. Please review your scholar’s progress in Powerschool. If you do not have access to a device to schedule appointments, please contact Ms. Pirovolikos.

TeacherReacher®​ will allow you to make appointments (5 minutes in length) to meet with your scholar’s teachers. ​Please leave 5 minutes of travel time between your appointments​. There should be enough appointment slots to meet most needs.

Parents/guardians will be expected to honor the time limitations of individual sessions. In order for the maximum number of parents/guardians to benefit from these appointments, it is absolutely necessary that everyone abides by their scheduled times. Please be aware that teachers will not be able to honor any unscheduled appointments. In addition, the times for scheduled appointments will be strictly followed. If you are late or miss your appointment, you may schedule a phone conference or in-school meeting for a future date. The system needs to be equitable and fair to everyone.

The scheduler will close on ​Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10pm​. If you have any questions regarding your parent PowerSchool account or TeacherReacher®​ and the scheduling process, please contact Ms. Pirovolikos at ​learning@myhchs.org​ or 718-886-7250 ext. 576.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conference.

Edward Burns
Principal

Benjamin Howell
Assistant Principal for Academics

37th Annual Golf and Dinner Classic

It was a beautiful, sunny day when Holy Cross High School hosted their 37th Annual Golf and Dinner Classic at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, New York on Monday, June 24, 2019.  Following warm-ups on the putting green and range, golfers dined on a bountiful Breakfast Buffet in the dining room and outdoor patio, then took to the course for an 11:00 am shotgun start. Holy Cross students greeted golfers at Hole #11 where they competed against John Lombardo ‘22 to get closer to the pin in the Beat the Student contest. Kayden Superville ’21, along with Lady Knights Emily Browne, Sara Keenan and Gabriella Tesi, managed the ticket sales with former Principal Joe Giannuzzi ’65 overseeing all. The ladies were more than happy to share with alumni their experiences as the first female students at Holy Cross High School!

Returning to the Club for the Cocktail Reception and Dinner Buffet, golfers were joined by their spouses, friends and Holy Cross parents. The overall dining experience and quality of food was outstanding and raffle ticket sales were brisk (over 50 items to choose from!). Bidders on the Silent Auction attracted, among others, fans of the Yankees, Mets, Jets, Rangers and St. John’s Red Storm.

Adjoining to the dining room for Dessert and the Live Auction, Golf Committee Chairman Chuck Merritt ’84 introduced Terry Tarpey, Sr. and Al Ceresa, members of the first graduating Class of 1959, this year’s golf outing honorees.  Mike Truesdell, President of Holy Cross High School, gave a short “state of the school” address and Alumni Scholar Ian Doyle ’20 conveyed his gratitude to all of those present for their support of the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The highlight of the evening by far was the Live Auction, conducted by alumni James Benesh ’08 and AJ Sonnick ’11, who sparked non-stop laughter while generating bids totaling more than $21,000. One guest,  John Giannone ’81, MSG Sportscaster for the New York Rangers, sealed the deal with a last minute contribution of a 7-night stay at his Villa on Hilton Head.

We would like to thank all of our Golf and Dinner Classic supporters,
with special thanks to these leadership sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors
Elysee Investments
Flushing Bank
Michael D. Sapraicone ‘74

Lead Sponsors
The Della Vecchia Family
Daniel J. Hannon ‘73
Tom Keenan ‘67
Frank Korzekwinski ‘80
Lynch and Associates
Chuck Merritt ‘84
MUFG
New York Community Bank
Bob Wellner ‘67

Save the Date

Monday, June 15, 2020
38th Annual Golf and Dinner Classic
Old Westbury Golf and Country Club