Alumni Reunion in Florida

Holy Cross alumni joined Mr. Jimmy Conboy ’83, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Mr. Mike Truesdell, President, at the Mets vs. Marlins game on February 27th in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Alumni were happy to reconnect and celebrate a win. Neil Filomena ’71 kindly hosted a post-game reception at the 1916 Restaurant at PGA Village.

Prior to the game, Jim Conboy ’83, met with alumni in different cities all over the Sunshine State, including, Tampa, Sarasota, Jupiter, Naples, Melbourne, and Port. St. Lucie.

“It was a great day and I enjoyed meeting members of our other classes as well. I guess it’s a natural form of trust that exists among us, we automatically responded to each other with a simple and natural connection.” – Jim McAleer ’61

NCAA Recruitment / Eligibility Presentation

The Guidance Department and Athletic Department have partnered to host a presentation for our Sophomore and Junior students regarding NCAA Recruitment and Academic Eligibility Standards for potential NCAA athletes.

The presentation will be delivered by members of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Sports Research from St. John’s University. This very informative event will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, at 7 PM in the school auditorium. All sophomores and juniors are invited, however, this presentation will be especially helpful for our student-athletes and their families.

If you have any questions concerning this presentation, please see your counselor.

Rev. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Holy Cross High School is excited to congratulate Rev. Brian Ching, C.S.C., member of the Class of 2003, on being named the new rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

After graduating Holy Cross, Rev. Ching attended the University of Notre Dame and enrolled in Old College during his sophomore year. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2007 and an M.Div. in 2013.  Father Brian made his Profession of Perpetual Vows in August of 2012 and was ordained a priest at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in 2013.  Following his ordination to the priesthood, Father Brian was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana.  He returned to Old College in June 2015 and served as Director before being appointed Assistant Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in July 2018.

Members of the Holy Cross High School community also extend their gratitude to Rev. Peter Rocca C.S.C., who has served as the rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart since 1997.

With Rev. Brian Ching as the new rector, Father Rocca plans to continue all his other activities in his “retirement” and will remain active in his Ministry and at Notre Dame.

“Actually it just frees me up to do these jobs a little better,” Rocca says. “After almost 23 years, I think now is the time to pass the baton on. Father Brian will be an able and dedicated rector of the Basilica, who will nourish well the faith life of the Notre Dame community and beyond. As rector emeritus, I will be honored to assist Father Brian in whatever ways I am able.”

MySchoolBucks

my school bucksDear Holy Cross Families,

We are excited to announce that our cafeteria food provider, the Corato Food Service Group, has partnered with MySchoolBucks to offer parents an easy way to manage school meal purchases and to receive automatic low balance alerts. To date, MySchoolBucks has serviced more than 2 million families.

To benefit from this convenience, please visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com or download the app on your smartphone and sign up today, so that your child can begin to use their student ID card for meal purchases starting February 13, 2019.

Questions? Please email Mr. Marco Cerbone at mcerbone@myhchs.org.

A Message From Guidance

Course Selection: School Year 2019/2020

From Monday, February 4, 2019 through Friday, February 15, 2019, students and their counselors are making course selections for the next school year.  The Holy Cross 2019-2020 Course Catalog can be found on the Holy Cross website under the Academics tab.   Once the selections are made for all students, parents can log into their PowerSchool account and view the courses requested.  Students will not receive their actual schedule until September 2019.

There will be opportunities in May and again in June for students to request changes.  Changes will be granted based on space availability and the student’s qualifications for the class; we charge a $50 fee for course changes.  The last day to request changes is Friday June 21st, 2019.  We do not make changes during the summer or in September.  Please review the course selections with your child and make sure the classes are correct and appropriate.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

 

Wednesday, February 27th @7pm: Junior College Planning Night

It is mandatory that juniors and their parents attend this very informative evening event.  The topics of discussion will include college search and selection, standardized exams, and NCAA Eligibility.