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The Lady Cougars basketball team host the Annual Pink Games on Friday, February 13. Proceeds from the game will directly support St. Joseph's Mercy Care, which provides medical services to low-income and homeless families.
Order your shirt today and cheer on the Lady Cougars as they take on Trinity Christian! Youth sizes are available.Lower school students can order online or from Mrs. Maranville in the front office. Upper school students can order online, from a Lady Cougar basketball player, or Mrs. Browning in the front office.
Enroll in the Target Charge of Education Program and Target will donate up to 1% of your REDcard purchases to HSP. To enroll, go to www.target.com/tcoe.
Other Partner Programs:
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile
purchases to Holy Spirit Preparatory School when you shop at
Publix cards are available at the front office of each campus. Just give the card to your cashier at checkout and HSP will receive $250 for every $37,500 spent.
Box Tops coupons, found on a wide range of grocery products, are worth 10¢ each for our school. You can turn in your collection of Box Tops to your child’s homeroom teacher.
Georgia Natural Gas
Become a Georgia Natural Gas customer and help our school earn money! Georgia Natural Gas will donate $5 every month to our school just for paying your gas bill.
Gala Sponsor Party
Saturday, March 21
Ansley Golf Club
The 2015 Spring Gala
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
Join a Gala committee
Head of School Address
Wednesday, January 28, 6:45pm
Mr. Pietrantonio, HSP's Head of School, will address the HSP community tonight, January 28th, at 6:45pm in McDonough Hall. In his address - the 2nd annual Head of School address - Mr. Pietrantonio will discuss the state of the school, including updates from our admissions and development programs, results from several recent parent surveys, and what's in store for HSP over the next few years. Join Mr. Pietrantonio for Mass in St. Mary's Chapel at 6pm.
All Holy Spirit Prep girls are invited to join us
with their fathers, grandfathers, godfathers,
uncles, or special friend
Catholic Schools Week Events 2015
“Communities of Faith, Knowledge, & Service”
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is January 25-31. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Each day, HSP will celebrate our faith community in a special way.
Wednesday, January 28th: Parent Appreciation Day
Parents are invited to the Head of School Address at 6:45pm in McDonough Hall. Join Mr. Pietrantonio for Mass at 6pm in St. Mary's Chapel.
We give our parents a special gift made by the children.
Monsignor Dillon Trivia Bowl, 10am-11am.
The 8th grade will attend the annual Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. The students will depart at 9am and return by 2pm. We will also encourage our students to show their appreciation and love for our wonderful parents!
Thursday, January 29th: Student Appreciation Day
Preschoolers celebrate with Pajama Day and ice cream.
Talent show at 1:45pm and ice cream sundae bar at lunch. Dress-down day for all Lower School.
To show our love for our students, teachers will not assign homework or tests on Friday. Our awesome Chef Robin will also be providing an ice cream sundae bar during afternoon break! In addition, an out-of-uniform, house colors day is planned.
Friday, January 30th: Teacher Appreciation Day
The PVA brings breakfast for the teachers to enjoy. 12:00 dismissal. No after-school programs.
Teacher appreciation breakfast and 12:30pm dismissal. 12:30pm dismissal. No ESP. Dress down in House colors for 5th and 6th grade.
Our teachers will enjoy breakfast in the board room, sponsored by the PVA. Students are encouraged to write letters of appreciation to their teachers. Our faculty and staff can come dressed casually. The school day will end at 12:30pm.
Wednesday, February 4, 6pm-8:30pm
Upper School Gym
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Each year, all graduating seniors have the opportunity to go on a senior trip to Vatican City and Rome. Students planning to make the trip are expected to pay their way, which can pose financial challenges for some. To help defray costs, "Roma" was born. Every winter, the seniors produce a fun-filled evening of auction items, entertainment, Italian pasta dinner and desserts. They utilize their talents: singing, dancing, art, baking, serving, etc. to create what has come to be a memorable night for both participants and guests!
One of the most anticipated features of the evening is the Senior Servant Auction. Many of the senior students will advertise their various talents (everything from yard work and babysitting to tutoring younger students to car washing and house painting). Roma guests have the opportunity to bid on the seniors. Winning bidders will have the chance to utilize their Senior Servant on Senior Service Day in May (after their final exams). Questions? Contact Mike Verlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are sold in advance for $10 per person; $50 maximum per family. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 per person; $75 maximum per family, cash or check only at the door, please.
Click here to RSVP and pay the $20 registration fee
Click here to RSVP and pay the $20 registration fee
Families who will withdraw for Holy Spirit Prep for the 2015-16 school year must send our registrar, Rachel Little, notice by this Saturday, January 31 of their intention to do so. Families who have not provided notice will be assumed to be enrolling for the 2015-16 school year, and will be charged payment for the 2015-16 school year beginning this Monday, February 2.
Families expecting to withdraw should contact Ms. Little at email@example.com.
Can you believe it? HSP is about to graduate its tenth class. These 42 seniors have racked up so many accolades it’s hard to count. But let’s try:
As of today, over 75% of our Seniors have collectively received 103 acceptances from 50 different colleges and universities. The Office of College Counseling is happy to report that we have strong results at our flagship institutions in Georgia, with 78% of our early applications accepted at University of Georgia and 80% of our early applications accepted at Georgia Tech. This is a considerably higher rate than the average acceptance rates for UGA and Georgia Tech, which were 56% and 45%, respectively.
Several of our seniors are already committed to their college for next fall by choosing to apply Early Decision. Going through the counseling process with Mrs. Dean for the last three years, each family was able to move comfortably forward under the Early Decision plan. These binding applications are sometimes a great strategy to show universities that a student is serious about attending a specific school. “After visiting my sister at Trinity College in Connecticut, I knew it was the best place for me to attend. Mrs. Dean helped me navigate the Early Decision process in a way that ultimately led to my offer!” said Peter Nagel. Will Kibbe, who is interested in History and International Affairs, researched the programs at American University in Washington, DC, during the summer before his senior year. Now that he set to attend next fall, Will says, “It feels amazing.” Early Decision isn’t for everyone, but Eve Fickett was able to figure out which school was best for her - Davidson College in North Carolina) and says, “It is an unbelievable relief to know where I’ll be next year – my dream school.”
Even without a binding agreement, HSP seniors are delighted to receive early acceptances to their first-choice schools. By doing the hard work of applying to colleges early (Mrs. Dean requires students to submit all of their applications before November 1), they feel relieved as the college process is all but wrapped up. Meredith Gordon is heading to Auburn University in the fall and says “I am beyond thrilled to be attending my first choice school. Now the dream is a reality!” In thinking back on the “twists and turns,” Kyle Winkler says, “with Mrs. Dean’s help, I was able to finish strong and get my appointment to the United States Naval Academy.” Megan Radosta, who has been invited to play Division III collegiate soccer at Berry College, says “when I found out I got in, it was all worth it."
HSP is also pleased to announce early acceptances to two ultra-selective universities. “Getting into Harvard was amazing news – I’m thrilled to have that option next year. The process has been tiresome but rewarding. I am incredibly grateful for all the assistance and support I have received throughout high school and am excited about the responses from colleges so far” reports Meredith Jones. Similarly, Thomas Hardt is looking forward to his potential opportunities at the University of Chicago in Illinois, “the college process started really early given that I already knew I wanted to focus on Computer Science [....] Getting into a selective school like UChicago has been an awesome experience.”
More Decisons to Come
Less than 40% of our applications were designated as an early option; most of our college decisions are still pending. We have high expectations for all of our graduates, many who are considering selective schools and large merit-based scholarship opportunities. Alexis Wilkinson traveled to England in December because she was selected to interview at the University of Cambridge, U.K. “Cambridge is such an incredible learning environment. I really hope I have a chance to go there!”
Interviewing is where many HSP students shine. Drew Vincent, our nominee to the Park Scholars Program at North Carolina State, says, “I’m really happy Mrs. Dean told me about this scholarship. I never knew about the school or program, but it really fits me. She got me through to the final rounds and I can’t wait to hear when the results come out.” In addition to interviews, Andrew Agrippina is prepping for musical theatre auditions at colleges like the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon. He is also applying for six separate full-tuition scholarships at other institutions.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Every high school’s goal is to have students getting into their ideal fit college, but Mrs. Dean won’t settle for just that. Currently, half of our seniors have received scholarship offers: a grand total of over $2.5 million dollars. The primary reason behind Mrs. Dean’s November 1 deadline is to ensure that our students are qualified and considered in the first rounds of scholarship and financial aid awards from colleges and universities. All this, on top of their rigorous coursework and active participation as leaders at HSP, is an amazing snapshot of the talent in the class of 2015. That scholarship total doesn’t include HOPE award amounts or the savings from AP coursework at HSP that will earn many students college credit after graduation. Chris Hooper, father of last year’s valedictorian, Carson Hooper, says that Carson “ended up with 30 hours of credit at Georgia Tech (second year/sophomore status) – amazing!” Though HSP does not count this towards scholarships earned, one year of tuition and fees at Georgia Tech costs $11,394. What a savings!
HSP's Unique, Intensive College Counseling Curriculum
As these favorable updates are coming in, Mrs. Dean has already begun the college planning process with juniors. Eleventh graders have embarked on an 18-month, intensive journey with Mrs. Dean that will include:
• meeting with Mrs. Dean one-on-one
• registering for Senior Year classes
• considering SAT and ACT strategies
• researching potential careers
• choosing which colleges to visit
• planning an enriching summer
• prioritizing and rounding out a resume
• writing and revising college essays
• identifying and applying for scholarships
• selecting and approaching teachers for letters of recommendation
• applying to their best-fit colleges
Mrs. Dean enjoys being able to take a complicated process and break it down into manageable steps for students. Sometimes, this is their first real taste of personal responsibility and finite deadlines. Each year after having completed this process, our seniors comment on how much more they understand about the way the world works and how to prioritize their tasks. They also ultimately appreciate the early timeline to which Mrs. Dean holds them, which takes the pressure off of their final semester of school. It’s such a wonderful transformation.
As a Holy Spirit Prep family, you are already in the college counseling curriculum that Mrs. Dean has created. She is available as a resource to every HSP family from preschool through 12th grade. Mrs. Dean begins official meetings with parents about the college planning process in their students' 5th and 6th grade years. Mrs. Dean's college counseling curriculum begins in 7th and 8th grade with developing the skills essential to successful college planning, including study skills, leadership development, and extracurricular participation. It is a curriculum unique among Atlanta's independent schools, and which sees our students matriculate not only to the best universities in the country and around the world, but to those colleges and universities that are the best fit for each student.
Casino Night, sponsored by the athletics booster club (Cougars Corner) raised $6,000 for athletic fee scholarships. This fun evening was enjoyed by parents, staff, teachers and parishioners alike. The top prize winners this year were: 1st place, Michael Rondeau, US Teacher; 2nd place, Liza O'Hare; and our third place winner was Michael Delaney. We would like to thank the wonderful following staff members and volunteers for their help:
Lower School Principal Peter Schultz
Head of School Kyle Pietrantonio
Atlanta Samuel Adams Distributor
The Sipos Family
Athletics Booster Club (Cougars Corner)
The Mays Family and The Juice Box Liquor Store
Father Thomas Flynn, LC
After our Summer Camp Expo this past Sunday, January 25th, registration for summer camps is now open! A complete list of summer camps is available online at www.holyspiritprep.org/summer. Camps will continue to be added through the spring semester, so check back soon if you don't see what you're looking for!
With any questions about summer camps, please contact Robert Villante, Director of Summer Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know the instructor for the summer camp you're interested in, please feel free to contact them directly as well.
Last week, marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. students and faculty members ventured to Washington, DC, to participate in the annual Youth Rally and Mass at the Verizon Center and the March for Life demonstration on the National Mall. Our students joined hundreds of thousands of people from across the nation in a rally in support of the dignity of human life, specifically that of the unborn and those people born with disabilities. This marks the third consecutive year students attended the March in DC.
In addition to these students, a group of students attended Stand for Life, held simultaneously with the DC March, in downtown Atlanta. They celebrated a Mass for the Unborn with the Archbishop at the Cathedral of the Christ the King and joined a demonstration along Peachtree Road.
For more information about the DC event, you can visit http://marchforlife.org/. For more information about the Atlanta march, visit http://standforlifeatlanta.org.
January Cheer-Christmas Spirit All Year!
This past Christmas, St. Joseph’s Cohort sponsored two charitable Christmas events. The first of these “Appalachian Christmas Child” events supported Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Whitley City, Kentucky. Good Shepherd provides Christmas gifts for 400 children in McCreary County, the county in which Whitley City is located. The HSP community once again showed its charitable nature by sponsoring 50 of these children. Through gifts of clothing and accessories (and some colorful, festive gift bags), we made Christmas better for these children and their parents. Dave Labbe, a fellow English teacher at the Upper School, and I drove to Kentucky with “Santa’s Minivan” packed full of HSP’s gifts to the kids. When we arrived, we were happily surprised to see Noah Duffy, SJC alumnus and HSP grad (2014), already there, knee deep in the sorting and staging for the next day’s Christmas Party. Dave, Noah, and I were lucky enough to be there the next day to help hand out gifts to the kids. Seeing their little faces light up and watching their parents exchange glances of “Thank You” made it even more special for us. SJC’s Appalachian Christmas Child would like to also say “thank you” for helping make Christmas come true for these families. I’ve included a handwritten note from one of the parents you helped this year. While we can say “thank you” a thousand times, this one card says so much more.
As a second mission of Appalachian Christmas Child, we decided as a group to host a local family as well. Fortunately, we were put in touch with a family from St. Jude. This family is a very loving, faith-filled, Catholic family from the Congo and they immigrated to the US four years ago. Since that time, they have relied on Catholic Charities (off and on) as Karl, the father, has been seeking employment in the technology field. His wife, Rosalie, takes care of their three boys: David, Isaac, and Carl. And, boy howdy, are they ever a handful! On December 23rd, a small group of SJC kids knocked on their door, bringing Christmas cheer and gifts with them. We graciously broke bread together and watched in awe as the boys attacked their gifts. Upon opening his first gift, the middle son, Isaac, exclaimed, “Transformers! You must’ve read my mind!” then, he flopped over backwards, clutching Optimus Prime to his chest. Karl and Rosalie were so grateful for our being there and for helping them make Christmas special for their children. The elves even included a little something for Mom and Dad.
Thanks to all of you for your past support of St. Joseph’s Cohort and allowing us to reach those in need, both in our near and distant communities. Please keep the Christmas Spirit alive all year!
-Pete Radosta and the Appalachian Christmas Child Elves
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Every year, the Archdiocese of Atlanta honors a faculty or staff member from each diocesan and independent Catholic school in the archdiocese for their contributions to Catholic education. The selected are recognized at the Archbishop's Banquet for Catholic Education, held at the end of Catholic Schools Week each January. The awardees are selected for their devotion to the cause of Catholic education, their love for their community, and their impact on the families they serve. Last year, we celebrated with Dr. Linda Anthony as she was recognized. This year, we are delighted that Holy Spirit Prep's representative is the long-time head of our Theology department, Michael Verlander.
Mike Verlander joined the Upper School faculty just over ten years ago, in 2003, and, though he has remained Theology chair for years, he also once taught math, logic, English, and Latin. The varsity golf coach has been instrumental in shaping what are now established elements of the Upper School’s identity: naming the Houses after ecumenical councils, their mottos and mascots. We're grateful for all Mike has contributed to our school community and look forward to celebrating with him again in January.
Mike was honored last year as a recipient of HSP's inaugural Cura Personalis awards, an award similar to the Archbishop's banquet, which recognizes our faculty's commitment to Catholic education and which is presented at the Spring Gala.
Below is a reprint of an email sent to families on November 13, again on January 8, and which will continue to run in the Green and Gold every week through payment season for your convenience.
Dear Holy Spirit Prep family,
Last year, in order to provide our Holy Spirit Preparatory School families with a seamless system of enrollment, HSP adopted a continuous enrollment system. Students are continually enrolled from their initial admission to the school until: 1) they graduate from 12th grade, 2) withdraw, or 3) are otherwise separated from enrollment.
Please click here to view HSP's 2015-16 tuition and resource/learning center rates
Please note that your required payment for the two- or ten- payment plan will process the same week it did in 2014, but not later than February 2, 2015.
It is important to keep your payment information with the school current so that your students’ tuition payment is processed. Any tuition plan chosen but not met will automatically default to the next available payment plan.
Families intending to withdraw from the school must submit notice of withdrawal in writing to our registrar, Rachel Little (email@example.com), no later than January 31st. In this case, the parent/legal guardian must also schedule a meeting with the school's appropriate divisional Principal and/or me.
Financial aid funding for 2015-2016 is limited and will be allocated to current families on a rolling basis as financial aid requests are received. Therefore, if you wish to apply for financial aid, please complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) of School and Student Services (SSS) as early as possible but no later than January 7, 2015. Need-based financial aid information is available here. Any questions regarding financial aid may be directed to Kelly Sickafoose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The faculty and staff of HSP join me in thanking you, our parents, who entrust their children to our care and who enrich our Holy Spirit Prep community each year. We remain grateful for the privilege and great responsibility we have in providing a pre-eminent Catholic school experience to our students.
Yours in service,
Parent-teacher conferences will be held next February 9-10! Monday, February 9th will be 3-day Pre-K2, Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 conferences. The Preschool will dismiss at noon on Monday. After-school programs begin at 12:30pm. Tuesday, February 10th are 2-day Pre-K2 conferences. Please click on appropriate class(es) below to sign up for a conference.
Pre-K2A - Miss Kelly
Pre-K2B - Miss Kelly
Pre-K3A - Miss Theresa
Pre-K4A - Miss Pat
Pre-K4B - Miss Lyndsay
Registration for our spring soccer program is now open! Games begin on Saturday, March 14th, at the Lower School fields.
Click here for more info and to register
We still need parent volunteers as coaches and team parents. You can indicate your interest on the registration form. Please feel free to email me back with any questions you may have.
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Catholic Schools Week
The Catholic Schools Week Talent Show
Thursday, January 29th, at 1:30pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to attend!
This Thursday is a dress-down day for all Lower School students. Past communications and even the email version of this week's Green and Gold suggested otherwise. Please do not wear shorts! Friday is a house dress-down for our 5th and 6th grade students only, who are permitted to wear their House colors.
The Lower School will dismiss at 12:30pm this Friday, January 30. ESP will not be held. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at the 12:30pm dismissal.
Lower School parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, February 5th,. from 1:30pm-6:30pm. School will dismiss at 12:30pm to accomodate conferences, and ESP will not be held.
Please click on appropriate class(es) below to sign up for a conference.
KA - Mrs. Grabowski
Pre-1st - Mrs. Rusenko
1A - Ms. Kendall
1B - Ms. Gallagher
2B - Mrs. Rummelsburg
3A - Mrs. Fickett
3B - Mrs. Tereshinski
4A - Mrs. Lampert
4B - Mrs. Doniphan
4th and 5th Grade Math
5th and 6th Grade
Math - Ms. Quinones
Social Studies - Mr. Angelle
English - Mrs. Irizarry
English - Ms. Schultz
Religion- Ms. Aguirre
Science - Mrs. Kenny
Registration for our spring soccer program is now open! Practices begin Monday, February 16th and games begin on March 14th.
Click here for more info and to register
We still need parent volunteers as coaches and team parents. You can indicate your interest on the registration form. Please feel free to email me back with any questions you may have.
Starting next week, TGA Golf will run a 13-session program for boys and girls in K-5th grade on Tuesday afternoons. The program runs through May.
For more information and to register, download the TGA Golf registration form.
TENNIS WITH COACH PAULA
Coach Paula is back this semester offering two different ten-week tennis sessions. For more information and to register for tennis, download the appropriate registration form.
K-2nd grade registration form
3rd-4th grade registration form
For more information and to register, download the Challenge Island registration form.
Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular enrichment program that is loosely based on a well known reality TV show. Cooperative tribes take on a vast array of exciting challenges set on action-packed thematic “islands.” Challenge Island’s innovative programming reinforces science, technology, engineering, math and core language arts skills.
Kindergarten and Pre-1st February Art Club
Sign up begins Friday, January 30th at 8am (sign-ups will not be accepted before this date).
Email Mrs. Francis at email@example.com to include your child in free after-school art activities in the Jr. Art room every Tuesday in February!
Limited to 12 students. Please note priority will be given to first time sign-ups.
Dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24
Time: 3-4 PM
Mr. Toner has published a new video on the STEAM Blog!
The new video features the school wide “Hour of Code” as well as the start to our new projects: balance, electricity, musical instruments, and game design.
This is a reminder that final payments for spring class trips are due by Friday, February 6. Below, we've reprinted Mr. Curtin's email to Upper School parents from Wednesday, December 31st announcing details about the class trips.
Make a payment for the class trip
I hope you have enjoyed a blessed and restful Christmas holiday! I look forward to seeing all our students back on campus in just a few short days. My summer letter announced the return of the annual tradition of class trips, scheduled for this spring. At this time, I am pleased to announce the trip destinations that will be available to students depending on their grade. All trips will depart Sunday, March 29 and return Wednesday, April 1.
We hope as many students as possible will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. For those who plan to participate, payment will be due in two phases. First, an initial down payment of $175 is due by Sunday, January 18. The remainder, which will vary depending on the trip, will be due on Sunday, February 8. Please follow the link to our online payment page.
Make a payment for the class trip
Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide financial assistance to participate in these trips. However, for students who elect not to participate in their class trip, whatever the reason, the HSP will be offering an overnight spiritual retreat focused on preparation for Easter. The retreat is available at no cost to participating students.
The faculty leaders for these trips are excited about the experience that awaits our students. They will be very happy to hear from you with questions about their particular trip once school resumes on Tuesday, January 6th.
Destination: Orlando, FL
Faculty Leader: Mr. Radosta
Disney Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.) programs take place in the information-rich setting of the Disney Parks in Florida (and California) to give students a hands-on, educational adventure. The 7th and 8th grade will travel to Orlando, Florida for three fun-filled and educational days at Disney World. Although the 7th and 8th graders will be traveling together, the Y.E.S. educational programs for each group are different. The 7th grade programs are Discovering the American Spirit (Magic Kingdom) and Wildlife Conservation (Animal Kingdom). The 8th grade programs are The Evolution of Technology (Epcot) and Properties of Motion (Magic Kingdom). Along with the educational side, each program includes at least two park attractions (rides!). We will also spend free time in the parks as well as Downtown Disney. On the last night, we will bring both groups back together for a “team” dinner at Rainforest Café. Throughout these programs and the overall trip, students will learn about themselves and their classmates, while exploring milestone trends in technology, history, and the environment. The estimated total cost of this trip is $715 plus money for some meals and incidentals.
Destination: Boston, MA
Faculty Leaders: Ms. Stedman and Mr. Oppermann
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
This is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in one of America’s oldest yet most vibrant cities. Boston was the birthplace of the American Revolution, and many of our nations’ Founding Fathers hailed from the city. Today, Boston remains an important center of historical, cultural, and commercial life. Important sites include: the Freedom Trail (including Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, and Bunker Hill), the Boston Common and Harbor Area, the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, the North End (featuring Paul Revere’s Old North Church and Boston’s finest Italian eateries, and the classic Mike’s Pastries), Back Bay (featuring Boston’s shopping district, famed public library, and Fenway Park), and Cambridge (including Harvard and MIT). Students will become better acquainted with our nation's history and develop an appreciation for a distinct urban culture. The estimated total cost of this trip is $815 plus money for some meals and incidentals.
Destination: Chicago, IL
Faculty Leader: Mr. Rosenzweig
From the towering skyscrapers of the Loop to the colorful mosaic of unique neighborhoods that make up the city, Chicago is a quintessentially American town. This trip takes students to classic locales such as the Miracle Mile on Michigan Avenue, timeless Navy Pier, and iconic Wrigley Field (tour included). Students will also visit such world renowned museums as the Art Institute and the Field Museum. Finally, a trip to the top of the Hancock Observation Deck offers students a chance to look out on one of the tallest cities in the world from the vantage of one of its own tallest buildings. Bring your binoculars and you might even be able to catch a glimpse of the house where Mr. Rosenzweig grew up (okay, we can’t promise that, but we do recommend the binoculars)! The estimated total cost of this trip is $915 plus money for some meals and incidentals.
The seniors will participate in their annual class retreat during this time period, the cost of which is covered by the school. Additional details will be provided by campus ministry at a later date. The seniors’ traditional class trip to Rome, Italy, will take place in the month of May. Please contact Mr. Verlander at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Rome trip.
The remainder of this season's basketball and archery schedules is now online.
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball vs. The Heritage School, 4:30pm, Away
Girls High School Basketball vs. Heritage Academy, 6:00pm, Away
Boys High School Basketball vs. Heritage Academy,7:30pm, Away
Boys High School Basketball vs. The Weber School, 7:30pm, Away
Girls High School Basketball vs. Bethlehem Christian, 6:00pm, Home
Boys High School Basketball vs. Bethlehem Christian, 7:30pm, Home
More info at ATLYouth.org
Please join us for a talk by Walking with Purpose
“HIS PASSION FOR YOU” - THE GOSPEL OF MARK
Join women from around the Archdiocese as Keri Allen presents a Life Application Bible Study. The nine-week study will be hosted by Holy Spirit Church in McDonough Hall on Thursday mornings from 9:30am until 11:30am, beginning on February 12, ending on April 9.
Through the Gospel of Mark, learners will encounter the person of Jesus Christ in a more profound and intimate way. Mark wants to help us persevere in our faith and to stand firm for the truth even during difficult times. Christ’s love and passion for us enabled Him to endure the Cross and He will never abandon us. Jesus’ suffering was not in vain, and neither is ours; it can strengthen our faith and bring us into a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Mark will help us know and experience Jesus in our everyday lives, if we allow Him to enter it.
There is no charge for attendance or for the materials. Homework is optional. A free-will offering will be accepted to help fund the program. See registration and schedule at www.proclaimmyword.org. To sign up click on “Register.” You may also register or ask questions by e-mailing: email@example.com or calling 404-281-5741.
Ahoy Campers! Climb on Deck! Weigh Anchor for Ireland!
Set sail on this voyage with St. Patrick, the first Bishop Missionary, and travel with him to spread Christianity to the dangerous and ungodly people of Ireland. Alongside the people of Ireland, HSCC campers will discover the power of the Holy Spirit and welcome God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit into their hearts.
Travel dates: July 13th - 17th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers welcome! For questions, please contact Allison Adair.