Vote for Holy Cross High School – Best of the Boro!

Bethpage Federal Credit Union has nominated Holy Cross High School to hold the title as Best of the Boro for Catholic School and Private School! To vote, please visit: Click the Catholic School drop down and vote for Holy Cross High School.  Next click the Private School drop down and vote for Holy Cross High School.

Voting is open through August 19. You are allowed one vote per person per day for each category.

Let’s Go Knights!

36th Annual Golf Classic

A picture-perfect day with comfortable temperatures greeted golfers and guests at the annual Holy Cross High School Golf Classic on Monday, June 25th where over 140 alumni, parents and friends took part in day and evening activities at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor and nearby North Shore Country Club in Glen Head. Following a sumptuous breakfast at Engineers, golfers gathered for a shotgun start at both courses before returning to the Club for a Cocktail Reception and Dinner Buffet, Dessert and Live Auction. Members of the Holy Cross golf team challenged guests to get closer to the pin on the par 3s where participants also had the opportunity to win a lease on a car and a lifetime membership at Simplay in Hauppauge with a hole-in-one. The day also featured contests, giveaways, a silent auction and numerous raffle prizes donated by members of the Holy Cross family and friends.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, contributors, golfers, auction/raffle donors and dedicated volunteers who helped raise more than $145,000, the net proceeds of which will benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund at Holy Cross High School. This fund, established by Holy Cross alumni in 1983, provides full, four-year scholarships to incoming freshmen based on academic achievement.

If you are interested in participating on the Golf Classic Committee for the 37th Annual Golf Classic in 2019, please email Gail Sicoli, Director of Alumni Relations and Events, at

Click here for our Golf Classic photo gallery.

Private Transportation News Update

NEW: Southern  Queens Private Transportation

Holy Cross is excited to announce that beginning this September, we will be providing an option for private  transportation for our families commuting from Southern Queens. Transportation to and from Holy Cross High School is available to students living in the following neighborhoods:

Rockaways • Howard Beach • Broad Channel • Ozone Park • Richmond Hill

Click here to learn more

Soccer Reunion

On June 6, 2018, 31 Holy Cross alumni soccer players and their coaches gathered to celebrate a reunion on the 4th floor terrace of the school. Memories and laughter were exchanged between friends throughout the night. Athletic Director, Keith Goggin ‘92, gave the men a tour of Legends Hall, where the jerseys of several alumni who played Division 1 or pro soccer after graduating from Holy Cross were framed and hung in their honor. They also had the opportunity to view a banner hanging in the gym in memory of Taso Pappas ’89 as well as a plaque listing recipients of the soccer award given in his name each year.

2018 Coding Club Competition

On March 22nd, 2018, members of the Coding Club were presented with this year’s task for the Annual Coding Competition. Our task was presented by Mrs. Bucciarelli who needed a way for students to sign up for the library online and also easy for her to store sign-up information. The competition was sponsored by Mr. Frank Orzo ’64, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, who is also a successful computer software developer and business owner of his own company, Orzo & Associates. Ms. Pirovolikos provided us with the guidelines, the requirements from our programs and a deadline for the presentation of our projects on April 18th. The first place winner would receive $100 while second place would win $50. The participants of this year’s competition were Kyle Burnett, Pythagore Charles, Andrew Henkel and Tanner Treasure.

The challenge was to create a computer program that would do the following: a Library sign-up form, a spreadsheet that stores student names, IDs, and preferred class periods, as well as an admin page to keep track of attendance. The program would cross reference a database of authorized library attendees and enable the user to store and print information.

Kyle and Pythagore worked in a team since they were new to coding. They presented a website that displayed a background design, a sign-up that had names, IDs and period numbers as required fields, and a timed page that would close after a certain amount of time. Tanner used HTML and PHP and ran the code he wrote in an online interpreter for testing the non-server related aspects of the program. Tanner’s prototype was able to accept names, IDs and periods; the output was visible on an administrator page. Andrew programmed in Python, a popular and versatile programing language today, and utilized Flask web framework. His prototype was a sign-up form that required the school email, stored the information in an admin page and created an editable chart with period limits on students. It also showed which period was still available to the student. The most common display approach among the presented projects was HTML.

These programs didn’t come without their own problems. For example, Tanner, Kyle, and Pythagore had issues getting a php page set up which would take the information submitted and make it available to Mrs.Bucciarelli on another page.

On April 18th each contestant presented their prototype to our honored judges: Mr. Orzo, Mrs.Bucciarelli, as well as Mr. Arthur Louise, the President of Holy Cross High School Alumni Association. Andrew won $100 for First Place. Tanner and the team of Pythagore and Kyle tied for Second Place. Each participant was encouraged to continue their efforts. Mr. Orzo advised the students on how they could market our programs. The Coding Club would like to thank Mr. Orzo, Ms. Pirovolikos, Mrs.Bucciarelli, Mr. Louise for the support and encouragement as we made our programs. The judges’ guidance provided students insight on how real-world programming has to meet the criteria of human clients.

By Kyle Burnett, Pythagore Charles, Andrew Henkel and Tanner Treasure