Five Guy Fundraiser – 1/28/22

Join us at Five Guys: Bay Terrace (210-33 26th Avenue, in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center)  on Friday, January 28th, 4 PM – 9 PM.

Five Guys will be donating a portion from each purchase to Holy Cross Women’s Guild.

Please Note: Participants can show the flyer on their phones. Download Flyer Here

Student Council 2021-2022

Student Council President
Sara Keenan

Student Council Vice President
Savannah Browne

Senior Class

Carmelo Delorme

Vice President
Anna Tranquada

Press Secretary
Britney Defay

Budget Secretary
Kimberly Johnston

Administrative Secretary
Juliet Romero

Homeroom Liasion to Grades 11/12
Valeria Lopez

Homeroom Liasion to Grades 9/10
Gabi Tesi

Junior Class

Stephen Ovanessian

Vice President
Briana Tola

Celeste Marrero

Sophomore Class

Jahanara Razack

Vice President
Jianna Davniero

Elizabeth Lazo

Event Coordinator
Georgia Tentomas

Freshman Class

Hannah Maher

1st Quarter Honor Roll 2021-2022

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter Honor Roll for the 2021-2022 school year.

Principal’s List
First Honors
Second Honors

Holy Cross High School presents Academic Awards to students in recognition of their academic accomplishments. Students must pass all courses in a marking period to be eligible for academic awards. Minimum Grade is 70.

Principal’s List: GPA ≥ 96
First Honors: GPA ≥ 91
Second Honors: GPA ≥ 86

TeacherReacher Information November

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1. Set up your parent account on TeacherReacher® as soon as possible.
2. Regularly review your scholar’s progress in PowerSchool.
3. Schedule appointments window opens on Monday, November 1st at 7 pm.
4. Scheduling window closes on Wednesday, November 17th at 11 pm.
5. Please see this tutorial or reach out to Ms. Pirovolikos at or 718-886-7250 ext. 576 for further assistance.

Retirement Announcement and Presidential Search Committee Survey

Dear Holy Cross High School Community:

In light of Mr. Mike Truesdell’s July announcement that he is anticipating his retirement as our President at the end of the current academic year, I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Holy Cross High School President Search Committee with an important update and request for your input.

The last five years have been an exciting time for Holy Cross. Our successful transformation to co-education, the capital campaign to build a new multi-purpose facility and navigating through the unchartered waters of distance learning have presented many opportunities and challenges. We have benefited from the strength and collaboration of our school community of students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff and friends during this time. As we begin the search for the next president of Holy Cross, we look to you, the Holy Cross community, to provide critical input for our search process.

As previously announced by John Gerspach, Chair of the Board of Directors, Holy Cross is partnering with the consulting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) to guide us through our search process to ensure that we conduct a high-level search and attract the best candidates. The CS&A team will be led by Bob Regan, founder and head of the firm’s Catholic Schools Practice, and Bill Christ. For more information on CS&A, click here

Next Steps: We want to hear from you.

Survey: With input from the search committee, CS&A has created a short survey. This survey is critical to our search process. In addition to seeking your thoughts on a variety of key issues affecting our school, we want you to share what you value most about Holy Cross and the leadership qualities and qualifications you seek in our next president. The results of this survey will be used to create the profile for our position description. Once created, we will post the position description to the school’s Website so you can easily share it with your personal and business network. We ask that you complete the survey no later than October 8, 2021.


Mike Truesdell will continue to serve as president for the 2021-22 school year while we conduct a national search for his successor. We are so appreciative that Holy Cross will continue to benefit from Mike’s dedication and leadership as we conduct our search.

On behalf of the Search Committee, we thank you for your support. This is an exciting opportunity to engage our Holy Cross community, and we look forward to your assistance throughout the search process and beyond.

Frank Orzo on behalf of the Search Committee

A Message from Michael R. “Mike” Truesdell, President

Dear Bro. Tom and John,

On July 1, 2021 we begin a new fiscal year at Holy Cross High School, as you already know. On this same day, Sheila and I celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. These are two good reasons to take stock.

During the last few years Sheila and I have welcomed into our family two grandchildren with whom we wish to spend more time. Given their cross-country distances, we have decided that today is the day to announce our transition to retirement. We look forward to spending time with these two special people!

Over the last many years, Holy Cross has embraced challenges and created opportunities that place the famed institution in an enviable position. As 2022 will mark my 70th birthday, it is an appropriate time to begin to identify the next president who will continue to move Holy Cross forward.

I anticipate with great excitement the graduation ceremonies in June, 2022. As I congratulate the graduates of the first co-ed class at Holy Cross, I will have the sense that I am graduating with them.

During the course of this year, please count on me to support the Corporate Members and the Board of Directors in any manner requested, as you conduct the search for a new president to begin his/her work on July 1, 2022.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica,
Mike T.

Welcome Back!

Our road to re-open has been made possible by the tireless efforts of our faculty and staff. This plan addresses the following: logistics & planning, creating & maintaining community, curriculum & instruction, maintaining Catholic identity, and technology support. We will adhere to NYSDOH and NYCDOH guidelines, and in the absence of such, we will follow CDC guidelines so as to provide the safest possible learning environment. The information that follows is based on what we know at the time of publication and is subject to change.