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The House System

A crucible for leadership.
A family of students.

At Holy Spirit Prep, students are “tied” into a House which they will call their House for the rest of their lives. The House System serves as a platform for intrascholastic competition and collaboration throughout the school year. Our alumni love to return to campus and check up on their house.

Jenny
Head Girl
Hector
Head Boy
Sofia
President, House of Trent
Samantha
President, House of Nicaea
Berry
President, House of Lyons
Paydn
President, House of Chalcedon
Jenny
Head Girl

My name is Jenny, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Holy Spirit Prep as Head Girl. Ever since I entered the school in the third grade, Holy Spirit Prep has welcomed me into its vibrant community and made my experience here highly memorable. The teachers and upperclassmen here have continuously inspired me and my peers to support one another and give back to the community. As I became more involved in clubs, sports, and apostolates, including One Apostolate, Alpha Phi, Newspaper, Cross Country, and Track and Field, one of the most lasting lessons which they have taught me is to never miss an opportunity to serve others. For the 2020-2021 school year, I am incredibly honored to assist such passionate faculty members and continue the work of student leaders before me.

Entering into the new school year, I am excited to be working alongside a few of the most skilled, creative, and dedicated peers that I have met at Holy Spirit Prep. With the help of the Head Boy, Hector, I am confident that our leadership team will be able to go above and beyond the status quo in aiding the student body. I am truly thankful of how the Holy Spirit Prep family has taken me in throughout these past eight years, and I can’t wait for the underclassmen to feel at home as I have here. Through the numerous retreats, fundraisers, school-wide events, and Flex periods that our leadership team will oversee, I hope that all students will be able to shape fun and unique memories that they will treasure years down the road.

Hector
Head Boy

My name is Hector Padilla, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve our spectacular HSP community as Head Boy. Throughout my time as a student at Holy Spirit Prep, I have been involved in numerous clubs and teams, some of my favorites being Milites Christi and our 2x State Champion Swim team. Being the school's Head Boy has been a dream of mine since I can remember, and now that I'm finally here, I am even more excited to bring about all the great ideas that have been building up to this point.

I am especially excited about the new leadership team, which consists of the ever capable Jenny Li as Head Girl, who I know will do a great Job. Many things are new this year, and I am ready to take on these new challenges head on. 

Sofia
President, House of Trent

I am ecstatic to be leading Trent this year! I have been in Trent for 8 years and this is my 16th year attending Holy Spirit Prep. When I was put into Trent in the 5th grade, it created a sense of connection and community with the Upper School despite being at the Lower School. This connection made the transition to the Upper School much easier because I knew there was a big Trent family waiting for me the day I got there. This year, I want to make Trent more spirited and build our community to win House Day as well as organize another service project and run exciting flexes. However, I can't achieve this alone, and I will be working closely with Trent’s capable and invested leadership team. I am excited to be working with Vice President Dani who works closely with campus ministry and assists in leading our team. Captains Olivia and Daniel run the day to day House operations; Prefects Analise and Ulises report to and assist the Captains; and our Junior High Representatives Jack Wigbels and Hollis are correspondents between the 8th grade and the high school. I hope to make this year memorable and fun for all the members of Trent and bring together our house to strengthen our community. Sapientia Vitam Dat!

Samantha
President, House of Nicaea

I am infinitely proud to be serving as the President of Nicaea for 2020-2021. The red House has a fantastic leadership crew this year. I’m happy to have Michael as my Vice President, as he and I had the opportunity to become better friends as Juniors, and I believe we’ll make a great team. Micah and Nick served Nicaea last year, and I have complete faith in their abilities. In addition, we have Samantha, Davis, Sophia, and Suzanne representing the younger side of the house.

I hope to offer the House of Nicaea as well as Holy Spirit Prep an amazing year full of ministry, collaboration, and fun. No matter how different this year may be or what challenges we may face, I’m sure we’ll make it through better than ever!

Berry
President, House of Lyons

I am very excited to be the 2020-2021 President of the House of Lyons. It is a great honor to be leading this House for the second time, and I look forward to a successful year for my House. I joined Holy Spirit Preparatory School in the middle of my sixth grade year and have been a member of the House of Lyons ever since. The students of Lyons immediately welcomed me and created a supportive environment where I met some of my best friends. I want to build the spirit of Lyons and strengthen the pride we have as a house.

A close working leadership team is a step to success. This year’s leadership team exemplifies hard work, teamwork, and determination. I look forward to collaborating with Ben, the Vice President, who helps come up with and plan fun events for the house. Max and Mark are the captains who help the house achieve the day to day operations. Our prefects are Bernadette and Jacob who assist and help support the captains. Last but surely not least we have our Eighth Grade Representatives, Dillon and Charlie, who are the correspondents between the eighth graders and high schoolers. 

I hope to make this school year enjoyable for the whole House of Lyons. Through fun activities we can continue to build a stronger and more prideful house. Semper Melius!

Paydn
President, House of Chalcedon

I am so thrilled to be Chalcedon’s House president this year. I have been a member of this house since fifth grade, but it feels like even longer since my sister was a member well before I was. I can’t wait to lead Chalcedon to victory this year with my partner in crime, Patrick, as VP. We are also joined by some other amazing leaders from the grades below us. Bailey and Toland are our two outstanding Captains who will be assisted by Adam, one of our 8th-grade Reps, with organizing our fundraisers and our service projects. We are also delighted to have Sophia and Emil fill the Prefect positions, making sure to get the crowd pumped and work our House’s public relations. Last, but never least, in addition to Adam, we have Andrew, another 8th-grade Rep who will be helping coordinate flex signups and events. 

With my leadership team by my side and Mr. Labbe keeping us in check, I am so ready to kick off the year. Chalcedon is looking forward to planning Homecoming with Nicaea, and we can’t wait to take on Powderpuff. Overall, we are more than ready to crush the competition and bring back our winning streak. Venimus, vidimus, vicimus!


House Motto
Semper Melius ("Always better")

House Saint
St. Jude

Council of Lyons
March 31,1272

 


House Motto
Veni vidi vici ("I came, I saw, I conquered")

House Saint 
St. Thomas Aquinas

Chalcedon Council 
October 8 - November 1, 451

 


House Motto 
Veritas, Virtus, Triumphus (“Truth, Virtue, Triumph”)

House Saint
St. Peter, Holy Apostle, First Pope, and Martyr

Council of Nicaea
325 AD

 


House Motto
Sapientia Vitam Dat ("Wisdom gives life")

House Saint
St. Anthony

Council of Trent
1545-1563

 

Key Aspects of the House System

• Service projects
• Fundraisers
• Sponsoring school events, i.e., Homecoming, Spring Dance, and House Days
• House feast days
• Hosting school athletic and non-athletic contests
• Sharing meals together
• Academic and peer mentoring
• Sponsoring House apostolates

Leadership Opportunities

Head Boy and Head Girl are responsible for being the “faces” of Holy Spirit Prep.  They are the leaders of the student body and partake in all aspects of our community, including being members of the Honor Council and Leadership Council.

President and Vice President (1 of each per house, Seniors): Presidents lead their respective house with the guidance of the faculty House Adult. Presidents are members of the Leadership Council.

Captains (2 per house, Juniors)
Prefects (2 per house, Freshmen or Sophomores)
Junior High Reps (2 per house, 8th graders)

Middle School Reps (1 per house per grade in 5th, 6th and 7th grades): The Middle School Representatives make up the Middle School Leadership Council which connects to and mirrors the Upper School Leadership Council.