Senior Breakfast, Class of 2017

This was our final farewell to our Class of 2017 and the final day they will be in the building as students.  To say we are beaming with pride regarding the many academic and athletic accomplishments of these young men would be an understatement of how the staff and faculty here truly feel.

We know that the years to come in the lives of our Holy Cross Men they will do amazing things to change our world and the lives around them, and we hope they know in their hearts and minds every single day that they always have a family and home here at Holy Cross High School.

Please view some of our seniors enjoying their buffet breakfast and a Holy Cross Television (HCTV) special Class of 2017 production developed by Teddy Byrne ‘17 and Thomas Kostic ’17.

CONGRATULATIONS, SENIORS AND GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOU DO!

 

Our Campus Ministry Leadership Retreat

On May 15, our Director of Campus Ministry, Jack Rampulla, and Director of Service Learning, Dimitri Tsimoyianis, took the Junior Campus Ministry team to The Arch!  This annual retreat began years ago with Mr. Rampulla’s predecessor, Andrew DiAngelo.

The focus of the three day trip was Leadership and Communication—as this Campus Ministry team will be asked to go above and beyond in the 2017-18 school year concerning serving and working with the greater school community.

With the assistance of program director Brian Caldwell, students were given the opportunity to travel well beyond their comfort zones—taking on the Challenge Course—a team-building, strategic planning experience. These exercises were designed to take our team to new levels in search of self-awareness and excellence.  The team responded well and had much to talk about that evening as they huddled together and shared ideas and lessons learned.

The Campus Ministry team was also able to celebrate mass with Father Randy Rentner.  Father Randy’s sermon, wonderfully expressed, centered on Christ and His leadership skills; it brought the final two days of the retreat into better focus and elaborated upon how much the school community will depend on their commitment to serve next year.

Overall, the retreat was a total success in that it completely provided the team with a collective look at why we have made a commitment to lead; it gave us a better perception regarding those we are charged with leading by our example; and most importantly, we were made aware of how we should lead—just as Christ does!

Thank you to the entire Campus Ministry team for their unwavering effort to walk and lead as true Holy Cross Men.

2017 Science Symposium

Please feel free to download and share the captured moments from our annual Science Symposium, which was held on May 16.

At this time, we would like to thank Mrs. Cathy Kenny, Science Research Chair, our talented scientists and researchers, and to all who made this event as wonderful as it was!  We look forward to seeing you at next spring’s symposium.

Link to downloadable photos: https://dtphoto58.smugmug.com/05-16-17-HCHS-Science-Fair/n-vWRqrq/

 

Holy Cross High School Announces Mission Expansion to Include the Admission of Young Women

Flushing, Queens, New York Holy Cross High School announces today the unanimous decision of the Board of Corporate Members to accept the recommendation of the Board of Directors to begin welcoming young women as students. The Board of Corporate Members includes Holy Cross High School alumnus Brother Bill Zaydak ‘72, C.S.C., Superior of the Moreau Province.

In 1856, in a treatise entitled Christian Education, Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross wrote, “How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.” Later in his same mission-defining work he wrote, “Education is the art of helping young people to completeness.”

As a result of today’s announcement, eighteen of the twenty-two Congregation of Holy Cross-sponsored secondary and post-secondary academic institutions in the United States are now co-educational.

Holy Cross High School recognizes that there are many capable and qualified young women who are desirous of strong, values-based instruction provided in a safe and nurturing co-educational environment.

Over the last several years, and confirmed by a recent gift of $1,000,000 from a most generous and forward thinking alumnus, Holy Cross High School has developed skill in a robust project-based learning initiative called STREAM which is not gender specific. In fact, project-based learning across the disciplines of Science, Theology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics are guiding more young women to degrees needed by US industries. From the Washington Post in September, 2016:

“More than half of engineering bachelor’s degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology went to women in 2015, federal data show. The same was true at Dartmouth College this year. The majority of computer science majors at California’s Harvey Mudd College are women. At Carnegie Mellon University, women account for nearly half of first-year computer science students – 48 percent, a school record.”

Ed Burns ‘84, Principal of Holy Cross High School observed, “This is a momentous step! As an alumnus of the school I am proud of the thorough evaluation of this opportunity undertaken by our senior leadership team, our Board of Directors, and our Board of Corporate Members. As a school sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross we are not alone. We have many resources across the country to guide us in each step we will be taking as we make this important transition.”

Holy Cross High School begins immediately to welcome current 8th grade students of both genders to apply for admission to the class of 2022. These students will enroll in September, 2018. Contact  Mr. Rob Botero ‘00 at admission@holycrosshs.org or (718) 886-7250 ext 558.

For additional information, please contact Mr. James M. Conboy ‘83, VP of Institutional Advancement, (718) 886-7250; jconboy@holycrosshs.org.

Media inquiries to Teresa Augustyniak, Director of Communications and Marketing, taug@holycrosshs.org.

 

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Dress Down Day

If you take a look around the school, you will see red, white, and blue decor, as well as stories honoring our soldiers’ past and current sacrifices, which ensure the freedom of our great country. To properly acknowledge our nation’s heroes, we will host a dress down day on Wednesday, May 24!

Panera Bread Fundraiser Night

On Wednesday, May 24, Holy Cross will be hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread on Bell Blvd., Bayside.  This is a first of its kind for Holy Cross, so to make the evening a success, we ask you stop in to grab a bite to eat that evening and bring the attached flyer with you!  If you do not have access to a printer, that’s not a problem!  A team of Holy Cross students, staff, and faculty will be at the Panera Bread location between the hours of 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM with flyers!  The more flyers Panera Bread receives during this timeframe as you pay for your order, the more funds we will receive to help build water wells in Africa!

Learn more about the Panera Bread Fundraising program here!  For questions, please call Teresa Augustyniak, Director of Communications and Marketing at 718-886-7250, ext. 524 or email at taug@holycrosshs.org.

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