Holy Name High School | November 2015
From beautiful new windows to a state-of-the-art, renovated Physics Lab, there are several improvements that have been, or are in the process of being made to the school building this fall!
Over the summer, new windows were installed on the back of the main school building. The overall window replacement project was made possible in large part due to the generous donations from Tony Ferrante ’49, the Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust, and a grant from the Diocese of Cleveland Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope Fund. Additionally, the roof on the main school building and on several of the auxiliary buildings is being replaced, and will be finished before the winter season arrives.
The renovation of the Physics Lab on the school’s first floor is nearly complete! In July, the room was completely gutted and everything from the floor to the chalkboards was removed. Since then, workers have put up new drywall, painted, moved the gas and water lines to the perimeter of the room, installed the cabinetry, and laid the groundwork to make the Physics Lab a functional space for learning and lab work. The lab, which will be named the Medical Mutual/James V. Patton ’47 Physics Lab, is expected to be fully functioning this month! The renovation was made possible by gifts from Medical Mutual, Tony Ferrante ’49, Geraldine Kempski ’49, and Ray Smiley ’44. As part of our plan to completely renovate all of the school’s science classrooms and labs, the next room to be renovated will be the chemistry lab and classroom. If you are interested in donating to this effort, please contact Ray Murphy at (440) 886-0300 ext. 111.
Additionally, Team Up for Turf, Holy Name’s initiative to build a $1.5 million multi-purpose field and track facility on-campus, continues to move forward. To date, nearly $620,000 has been pledged toward making this project a reality. For more information and to learn how you can support Holy Name’s effort to bring the home field advantage home, visit www.TeamUpforTurf.com.
– Academics: PSAT, SAT, and ACT Resources
Students have several PSAT, SAT, and ACT resources right at their fingertips, including prep books, practice tests, and tutoring – all offered at no cost.
In September, sophomores and juniors were given prep books for all three tests. Teachers will be using the books during class and for homework assignments to prepare students and to help them improve their scores.
Holy Name Math Teacher Mr. Mike Kozlowski is also offering junior and senior students free tutoring and test prep for the ACT and SAT. Students can come to Room 110 every Tuesday during the first semester from 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for drop-in tutoring. They are also able to take full ACT or SAT practice tests or ACT subject practice tests, for free, on Thursday afternoons or Saturday mornings. The following are dates that remain for this semester:
Thursday, November 5 – ACT Subject Practice Tests
Thursday, November 12 – ACT Subject Practice Tests
Saturday, November 14 – Full ACT Practice Test
Thursday, December 3 – ACT Subject Practice Tests
Thursday, December 10 – ACT Subject Practice Tests
All full practice test results will be scored, returned, and discussed. If interested in taking a practice test, please RSVP to Mr. Kozlowski.
– Spotlight: Five HN Students on Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board
Holy Name is well-represented on the 2015-2016 Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board, with five junior and senior students chosen for this honor.
Seniors Andel Krakowiak, Morgan Pitman, and Jack Smith and juniors Anthony Mercuri and Ally Russ were among just 170 students selected state-wide for the Board, which collaborates to advise the Attorney General’s Office on issues related to teens.
The students’ experience on the Teen Ambassador Board began when they went to Columbus in August and met with Attorney General Mike DeWine and his staff. While there, the students were assigned to small groups that address various issues, and focus on developing solutions to combat problems that Ohio teens face daily. Morgan, Jack, Anthony, and Ally are in the drugs and alcohol awareness groups, while Andel is a part of the distracted driving committee.
All of the students have monthly conference calls with their groups, where they discuss the research they have completed and brainstorm ideas on how to make teens more aware of the effects and consequences of underage drinking, drugs, and distracted driving. In March, the students will return to Columbus to present their final projects to senior attorney general’s office officials, with the goal being that these solutions will be implemented or included in a state-wide campaign.
– Spiritual: Veterans Day Mass and Reception
Veterans Day will be commemorated with an All-School Mass on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Ryan Mann, a parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo in Parma. All veterans, especially those who are alumni or supporters of Holy Name, are invited to attend the Mass and to be recognized for their service in the United States Armed Forces. After the Mass, a light reception will be held for all veterans in attendance. If you plan to join the Holy Name Community for this special morning, please RSVP to Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her how many guests will be attending.
– Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar
Join the Holy Name Family at an upcoming event!
Saturday, November 7: Eighth Grade Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday, November 7: Holy Name vs Perry High School: First Round of Division IV OHSAA Playoffs, 7 p.m. at Perry High School
Wednesday, November 11: All School Mass and Veterans Day Reception, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 11: Eighth Grade Placement Test, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15: Fall Drama, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday
Saturday, November 21: Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races, 6 p.m.
Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28: Thanksgiving Break for Students
Tuesday, December 1: Giving Tuesday
For the complete school and athletic calendar, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/events/.