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Senior Football Players Honor Faculty Members
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

A few years ago a tradition was started where senior athletes are given the opportunity to recognize a faculty or staff member with the honor of wearing their game day jersey. The students are asked to pick someone who has helped make them the Holy Cross Men they have become. Today, senior football player Kym Wimberly dedicated his jersey Mrs. Jill Miester, Michael Ricks honored Mrs. Kelly Clark and Landen Bates recognized Ms. Julianne Watson.  Congratulations to all of you! We are HC!

Spirit Shop Announces Adjusted Hours for 9/29 and 10/2
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Holy Cross Spirit Shop will closed at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 29, in order to set up to sell apparel at the Holy Cross vs. Jesuit Rivalry game. The Spirit Shop will also be closed for inventory on Monday October 2, 2017. Please feel free to visit us any other time during our regular hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  To contact the Spirit Shop, call 504-942-2427.

Thank you for your support of Holy Cross School!

Holy Cross Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Two Holy Cross School seniors have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, and four seniors have been named Commended Students.
John Accardo, son of Thomas and Donna Accardo, and Blake Baldassaro, son of Lance and Jenny Baldassaro, have both been named National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and they will now have the opportunity to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. In addition, these two students have earned a full tuition scholarship for their senior year at Holy Cross School as part of the school’s National Merit Award program.
Jared Brodtmann, son of Eric and Melissa Brodtmann; Patrick Girardot, son of David and Heidi Girardot; Brennan Suffern, son of James Suffern and Yvette Forstall; and Mark Wilson, son of Nicole Wallace have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“We are extremely proud of these students and their academic accomplishments. They have demonstrated that they are true Holy Cross men, both inside and outside the classroom, and we wish them continued success throughout their senior year and beyond,” said Dr. Joseph Murry, high school principal of Holy Cross School.
Orleans Parish Under Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear Holy Cross Families,

We are aware that the City of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the East Bank of Orleans Parish due to a power fluctuation at the Sewerage & Water Board Carrollton Plant. We are taking all necessary precautions, including providing students and faculty with bottled water. All students are safe, and all plumbing systems are fully operational.

Thank you and have a great day!

Holy Cross School

Junior Blake Ziegler Wins First Place in Essay Contest
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Congratulations to Holy Cross junior Blake Ziegler, who was the first place winner in the statewide essay competition, "Louisiana Landscapes" sponsored by Northwestern State University's Louisiana Folklife Center. His essay was titled "Chevra Thilim" and it will be published in the Louisiana Folklife Journal, a peer-reviewed academic journal. Blake also received a cash prize of $150 and been offered a scholarship to Northwestern State University. Blake was honored at the Holy Cross School academic awards ceremony held last week. We are proud of you!

Holy Cross Gathers to Celebrate the Exaltation of the Cross
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today, the Holy Cross school community gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross with a middle and high school liturgy. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated every year on September 14, recalls three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the dedication of churches built by Constantine on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary and the restoration of the True Cross to Jerusalem. In a deeper sense, the feast also celebrates the Holy Cross as the instrument of our salvation.  As our founder Basil Moreau stated, Crux Spec Unica - the cross our only hope.


Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped organize the celebration.


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Holy Cross School Celebrates Academic Achievements
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Holy Cross School was proud to celebrate the academic achievements of its students today, including two National Merit Semifinalists, 22 students achieving a score of 30 or higher on the ACT, 26 students and recent graduates achieving a 5 on the Advanced Placement test, three students achieving AP Scholar distinction, and three students achieving AP Scholar with Honors distinction.

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Seniors Bake Baldassaro and John Accardo have earned the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist.

The following Seniors have achieved a 30 or higher on the ACT: 

Achieving a score of 30 or above places these students in the top 10% of students taking the ACT in the nation.

John Accardo, Blake Baldassaro, Jared Brodtmann, Morgan Buras, Joshua Crawford, John Davenport, Joseph Girardot, Collin Hand, Alexander Martin, Benjamin Neely, John Paciera, Nickolas Pobocik, Justin Schilleci , James Sixkiller, Brennan Suffern, Alexander Tedesco, James Venturatos, Mark Wilson

The following Juniors have achieved a 30 or higher on the ACT: 

Jay Beatman, Garrett Lonsberry, Cade Martin, Blake Ziegler

The following Seniors have achieved a 5 on the English Language and Composition Advanced Placement Test:

Blake Baldassaro, Joseph Girardot, Alexander Martin, David Quave, Michael Ricks, James Sixkiller, Brennan Suffern, Alexander Tedesco

The following Senior has achieved a 5 on the European History Advanced Placement Test:

Brennan Suffern

The following Juniors have achieved a 5 on the World History Advanced Placement Test:

Alexander Davis, Cade Martin, Matthew Thiaville 

Graduates from the Class of 2017 who earned a 5 on the Advanced Placement test were:

English Literature:

  • Leland Ensminger
  • Gregory Espenan
  • Byron Heffner
  • Tyler Leblanc
  • Dominic Lincoln
  • Joshua Linhuber
  • Dillon Melerine
  • Roshan Sadhwani

English Language and Composition

  • Ford Luscy

European History

  1. Mathew Chauvin
  2. Alex DePriest

S. Government and Politics

  • Byron Heffner
  • Dominic Lincoln
  • Dillon Melerine

The following Seniors have achieved AP Scholar. This is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Jared Brodtmann, Joshua Conant, Damion Jarusook

The following Seniors have achieved AP Scholar with Honor. This is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Joshua Crawford, John Davenport, Brennan Suffern





Holy Cross Student Volunteers Featured in Fox 8 News Story
Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A group of Holy Cross seniors volunteered at the Freedom Fest this past weekend in Kenner. Prior to the fest, organizers took in donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and our students were there to help out. Check out the story on Fox 8 News. This is what Holy Cross is all about!


Football Update: Holy Cross vs. Higgins Game Cancelled
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

The Holy Cross vs. Higgins game that was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1 will not take place, due to an LHSAA ruling involving the opposing team. Our Tigers will officially start the season 1-0 and look forward to a big home game next Friday vs. Covington at Tad Gormley Stadium at 7 p.m. Come out and support your TIGERS next week!

School Open Wednesday, August 30; Rotation CDEF
Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dear Holy Cross Family,

In accordance with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Holy Cross School will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Be safe and have a great evening!

Holy Cross School

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