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Spring Gala Sponsor Party
Saturday, April 2
Ansley Golf Club
Saturday, April 23
The St. Regis
The Spring Gala Sponsor Party is just three weeks away! There is still time left to sponsor the Spring Gala and attend the Sponsor Party on Saturday, April 2, hosted by Drs. Angie and John Arnold at Ansley Golf Club! Those that sponsor the Gala at the Gold level or higher are invited to attend the Spring Gala Sponsor Party, hosted at Ansley Golf Club. Sponsors will enjoy:
You can make your sponsorship gift by clicking on the button above, or by contacting Jen de Castro at 678.904.2811, ext. 233, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the most fun parts of the Gala (we mean, besides the dancing and the incredible food and the heartwarming videos) is the auction! Check out some of the items we have up for bid this year:
Bill Reese Memorial Quail Hunt
An annual favorite at the Gala, this sought-after hunt at Burge Plantation in Mansfield is in memory of our beloved board member Bill Reese, who, with Monsignor Dillon, started the tradition with Holy Spirit Prep almost 10 years ago. The lucky winner and a friend will be Monsignor Dillon’s guest next quail hunting season.
HSP's students are crazy-talented! We'll have a whole gallery of student art to bid from, including this unbelievable piece from senior Tom Yao. Get it now! Tom has been accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design, and we're guessing his art is going to be increasingly sought-after in the years to come.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you so much to those who have sponsored the 2015 Spring Gala!
20/20 Club ($20,000+)
David and Kim Hanna
Frank and Sally Hanna
Marty and Tracy Jones
Bob and Sue Nardelli
Platinum Sponsors ($5,000)
Anthony and Sandi Cabrera
Pat and Peggy Carroll
Heath and Rene Cunningham
Neil and Carolyn Johnson
Todd and Joann Jones
Gold Sponsors ($3,000)
Paul Hossain and Francesca Aguilar
Mike and Kelly Angelo
Michael and Kara DiPrima
Erik and Denise Gunderson
Jennifer and Richard Hicks
Chris and Susan Mangum
Keith and Twinker Mason
Kyle and Meghan Pietrantonio
Bill and Patty Turpin
Tyler and Kim Woolson
Jerry and Lisa Zurovchak
Silver Sponsors ($1,500)
Mark and Rebecca Bernier
William and MaryLynn Llop
Matthew and Lorin Middelthon
Nicholas and Tricia Mulcare
made possible by
Neil and Carolyn Johnson
courtesy of William Llop and Mike Rusenko
made possible by Nicholas and Tricia Mulcare
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To date, we have 76% parent support for the Annual Fund. Please help us reach 100%! Pledge now and pay by June.
Why is my participation in the Annual Fund important?
The first question that most outside constituencies ask before making a gift is, "What do your board, staff and parents contribute?" It is so important that we show support from within before we go to outside sources for contributions. Participation in the Annual Fund demonstrates to others that we, as one of the closest groups to the School, support our mission. What better way to motivate other groups to give?
The Annual Fund is the school’s largest and first fundraising priority, which supports resources and educational initiatives for students and faculty not covered by tuition alone. The Annual Fund allows the school to respond to immediate needs and make improvements that directly benefit our children.
The success of our Annual Fund depends on the participation of every member of the school community – parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, former parents and grandparents, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations. This school year, we aim to raise $535,000 with 100% commitment from our current parents.
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The 1996 Level
$19,960 and higher
The Donoghue Level
The Donnellan Level
$5,000 - $9,999
The Dillon Level
$2,500 - $4,999
The Paraclete Level
The Gold Level
The Green Level
Up to $499
This Thursday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day, and each campus will celebrate with a green dress-down day! Students are invited to wear dress-code-appropriate green attire.
Dear HSP Dads,
I would like to invite you to our first Bible study group meeting for all HSP dads, which will be held this Friday, March 18, from 7:30am until 8:00am in the Cougar Den at the Lower School. Lower School dad, Jason Neff, will lead us in this Bible study group. We hope to meet every other Friday for the rest of the school year and I hope you will be able to join us.
I look forward to seeing you next Friday!
Our 10th grade class has prepared all year, and this Saturday will receive the final sacrament of initiation into the Church, Confirmation. We believe they will receive special grace in the sacrament and be strenghtened in their faith. Please keep them in your prayers this week!
Holy Spirit Prep and Pace Academy present
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
on technology and family relationships
April 5, 7:00pm, Pace Academy
April 6, 8:15am, HSP Upper School
RSVP for either April 5 at Pace Academy
or April 6 at Holy Spirit Prep
As part of Inspiratio, we have regularly invited speakers to campus to address technology and family relationships. This April, HSP and Pace Academy will be co-hosting Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a psychologist and author of The Big Disconnect. It is important that at least one parent from each family attend one of her two sessions, either the evening of April 5 at Pace Academy, or the morning of April 6 at our Upper School. Please mark your calendars. Her presentations are not only research-based, they also contain a trove of practical tips!
2015-16 yearbooks are now on sale for $50 each!
Yearbook sales will close Wednesday, April 6. Yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school, and students will have the opportunity to have their friends and classmates sign them at a signing party.
Order your yearbook online
The yearbook is a timeless book documenting the life of the school, archiving memories your student will love to pore over now and thirty years from now!
Registration for HSP summer camps is now open! Holy Spirit Prep offers summer camps for students age 3-18.
Check out HSP's summer offerings
This year's summer camps include:
Bitty Ballerinas Summer Camp
British Soccer Camp
Mr. Greg's Superheroes
Playball Tennis Camp
Science and Nature Camp
Tony Young All-Star Karate Camp
Atlanta Braves Camp
Back to the Basics!
British Soccer Camp
Challenge Island's Icky Me Minion Camp
Challenge Island's Wizardry Camp
Championship Chess Camp
Coach Greg McClaire's Co-ed Cougar Basketball Camp
Coach Nixon's Soccer Camp
Going to the Movies
Little Cougar Cheerleading Camp
Music Composers and their Countries
Panda Learning Chinese
Sew Fun Studios' Designer in You
Sew Fun Studios' Fashion Runway Camp
Summer Fun Camp
Summer Reading Camp
Tap Ballet Camp
Tony Young All-Star Karate Camp
British Soccer Camp
Championship Advanced Chess Camp
Coach Greg McClaire's Cougar Basketball Camp
North Georgia with Mr. Cole: History, Flora, Fauna
Rising 7th, 8th, 9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
The College Choice: Cultivating the Confidence and Competence to Select Your Best Match College
Last Thursday, March 10, Holy Spirit Prep hosted its inaugural Catholic College Fair, an event designed to connect students across the archdiocese with the wide range of Catholic postsecondary options available to them. Admissions representatives from over twenty Catholic colleges and universities across the nation attended the fair, which drew approximately 200 attendees.
Colleges attending include:
Belmont Abbey College
Catholic University of America
La Roche College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola New Orleans
Mount St. Mary's University
RC Mission Corps
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Mary's College
Seton Hall University
St. Mary's University
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
Xavier University of Louisiana
HSP Cougar baseball opened its season last week with three away games, cruising to two easy victories over Brandon Hall and Griffin Christian before hitting their first bump against Trinity Christian, who shut out the Cougars in a tough 0-7 game.
Opening Victory Over Brandon Hall, 11-0
The HSP varsity baseball squad jumped out to an early lead on Brandon Hall and captured an 11-0 victory on Thursday, 3/10. The game was decided quickly as the Cougars exerted their will early with seven runs in the first three innings. An error and a three-run double by James English in the first inning supplied the early offense for the Cougars.
Nick Maddox was on base three times in the game for HSP. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fourth inning.
Claude O'Meara kept Brandon Hall off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the bump. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on two hits while ringing up nine.
HSP built upon its lead with three runs in the third. Nick Maddox doubled, scoring Vinny Antinori to start the inning. The Cougars tacked on another four runs in the fifth. A passed ball scored Coleman DeSchepper to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Ben McCarty's single, plating Deacon Broda.
Cougars Defeat Griffin Christian 11-4
The Cougars defeated Griffin Christian on Friday 11-4 in seven innings. HSP scored five runs in the fifth on a hit batsman, an RBI single by Claude O'Meara, and a three-run double by Ben McCarty.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game. The Cougars finally managed to grab the lead for good after a strong fourth inning. HSP took the lead on an RBI single by Vinny Antinori that scored Nick Priestly.
O'Meara had two extra-base hits for HSP. Nick Maddox recorded the win. He allowed four runs over three innings, struck out seven, walked four and gave up four hits.
On the night, James English, O'Meara and Antinori combined for eight hits and four RBIs. James English and Vinny Antinori pitched solid in relief of Maddox and shut down the Crusaders bats for the remainder of the night.
Both the boys and girls tennis teams won big last week in their week1 game against Dominion Christian! The girls dominated, taking their match 5-0, and the boys were equally convincing securing a 4-1 victory! For the girls: Addison Palmer, Lauren Bohling, and Ana Duran all won their singles matches with the tandems of Stephanie Bulak and Selina Niu at #1 doubles and Tommie Swink and Marie Sautre at #2 doubles completing the sweep.
For the boys: Grant Bulak, Tyler Demmings, and Liam Chandler swept the singles lines, with the doubles team team of Andrew Pan and John Thompson losing a tough one at #1 doubles. Gabe Hosier and Jack Zhang completed the team victory with a solid win at #2 doubles.
Congratulations are due to the girls' varsity soccer team, who opened their soccer season this week with an incredible 6-1 record. In spite of a 1-3 loss to Walker to open the season, the girls handily defeated region competitor Oak Mountain out of Carrollton. The team racked their next five wins at the Eagle Invitational Tournament hosted by Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, where they roared through four rounds to win over Sherwood Christian in the tournament championship game: a happy rematch victory after last year's defeat to Sherwood 0-2.
Wish them luck this week as they take on Heritage before driving to Dublin for the Trinity Dublin Crusader Cup.
Varsity girls soccer is:
Pete Radosta, Coach
Asia Robinson, manager
Reeves Holden, manager
SAVE THE DATE!
2016 HSP PRESCHOOL BOOK FAIR
Mark your calendars! The HSP Preschool Book Fair is this week, March 14-18. Don't miss this opportunity to support the HSP Preschool, add to your child's home library, and stock-up on birthday gifts/Easter basket treats (Scholastic doesn't guarantee online delivery by Easter). For more information and a fair schedule, visit:
We're gonna celebrate our favorite guys on March 18, 8:30am-9:30am, in McDonough Hall!
Next week, the Preschool will celebrate a Holy Week Mass on March 23. Mass begins at 10:00am in St. Mary's Chapel; there will be a coffee reception starting at 8:30am.
Official Lower School club and scout photos will be taken this Monday, March 21, starting at at 9:00am. Students should wear their dress uniform, and scouts should wear their scouting uniforms.
Upper School progress reports will be uploaded to Plus Portal by the end of this week. As a reminder, to view your Upper School student’s electronic progress report for third quarter, log in to your Plus Portal account and click “Reports” (circled in red below) when viewing your Upper School student’s progress. You will then need to click “Combined Progress Report” to view the complete report.
This will list your student’s third quarter average and also show you the assignments and earned grades for every assignment your student completed during the quarter. Please remember, the third quarter grade is just a progress grade. The only exception to this rule is the Junior High Survey Course classes. Your junior high student will receive a grade for each marking period that will be a stand-alone grade and there will be no cumulative grade for the year for the Survey course. Thus, the grade you see on the progress report for the third marking period of the Junior High Survey Course will be your student’s final third marking period grade. For all other classes, your student’s second semester grade in his/her classes will be a cumulative average of all earned grades in both third and fourth quarters (worth 80% of a student’s grade in 9th-12th grade; worth 100% of a student’s grade in 7th-8th grade) and the final exam grade (20% of a student’s grade in 9th-12th grade; 7th-8th grade students do not have final exams, but rather a test grade).
As we move into fourth quarter, you will want to view the second semester average on Plus Portal as your progress view for your student in order to see their most up to date cumulative grade for the third and fourth quarter. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to our Registrar, Rachel Little.
Official photos of clubs and service apostolates will be taken today, Wednesday, March 16. Service apostolate photos will be taken during lunch. Students in a club should plan to stay after school to be included in their group's yearbook photo.
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