Guidance Counselor: Appointment Time Slots Announced

All of the below information can also be reviewed in this document: Fall 2020 Guidance Counselor Information

If a student has a question about his or her class schedule, or needs to make a schedule change, the guidance counselors will be available to help! However, this year, students must schedule an appointment via Sign-Up Genius (links given below); they are not to come to campus for the initial appointment. The guidance counselor will call the student at the assigned time.

Some schedule changes will require a fee ($50 for standard classes, $100 for AP/CCP classes). For these changes, an in-person follow-up meeting will need to be scheduled to finalize the schedule change. The Schedule Change Form – found here: Schedule Change Form – will also need to be filled out and signed by the appropriate parties.

During August and September 2020, Holy Name’s guidance counselors will be Mrs. Beth Ritt and Mr. Doug Hayes ’08. For now, Mrs. Ritt will work with students whose last names begin with A – L, while Mr. Hayes will work with students whose last names begin with M – Z.

Beginning in October 2020, we are happy to share we are welcoming back Ms. Becky Williams ’08. Ms. Williams previously was a guidance counselor at Holy Name. She will work with students whose last names begin with H – N. Mrs. Ritt will go back to students A – G, and Mr. Hayes will go back to students O – Z.

Links to sign-up for a date/time slot with Mrs. Ritt or Mr. Hayes are below! Various dates and times are available Tuesday, August 25 – Friday August 28, and then again on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1.

Mrs. Ritt (Students whose last name begins with A – L):
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4EADAF23A64-hnschedule

Mr. Hayes (Students whose last name begins with M – Z):
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E49A5AB2AA0FF2-hnschedule

All of the above information can also be reviewed in this document: Fall 2020 Guidance Counselor Information

Holy Name Community Joins Together to Perform “10,000 Reasons”

One of our favorite songs to sing as a Holy Name High School community is, without a doubt, “10,000 Reasons.” When the song begins during an all-school Mass, the whole gym comes alive with enthusiasm and joy!

As summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, let this continue to be our anthem. “Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.” No matter what, let’s remind each other that God is good, He loves each one of us, and He will be with us throughout the upcoming year and beyond. “For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing – 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

Special thanks to junior Kiersten Hopko, the entire Music Ministry (especially the Class of 2020), and all of the faculty and staff who participated in this video project during our time of virtual learning last spring!

Holy Name Students Perform Well on Advanced Placement Exams

Holy Name Students Perform Well on Advanced Placement Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) scores have been released, and the following are a few of the AP statistics that are particularly impressive:

AP Biology (taught by Ms. Katie Hennessey): 92.3% of HN’s students scored a 3 or higher (5 is the highest score) vs. 69.0% of students globally.

AP English Literature and Composition (taught by Mrs. Amy Hirzel): 91.7% of HN’s students scored 3 or higher (5 is the highest score) vs. 60.1% of students globally.

AP United States History (taught Ms. Kim Luthman): 77.8% of HN’s students scored a 3 or higher (5 is the highest score) vs. 58.7% of students globally.

AP Latin (taught by Mr. Peter Knittel): 75% of HN’s students scored a 3 or higher (5 is the highest score) vs. 69.1% of students globally.

Jordon Lebron ’22 Selected as a Winner of the LeadDIVERSITY Promote Change Contest

Holy Name is very proud of Jordon Lebron ’22, who was chosen as a winner of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s 2020 Class of LeadDIVERSITY Promote Change contest. Jordon’s winning essay addressed how he can promote diversity and inclusion in his community, which includes Holy Name. As a winner, he received a $1,000 cash prize and will be recognized at the Diversity Center’s Humanitarian Dinner in November. Additionally, due to his efforts, Holy Name won a leadership program delivered by The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.

In his essay, Jordon proposed implementing a Lunch and Learn Diversity program. At this event, community members – in the school, from the business community, etc. – would come together to learn about the different cultures that exist in their respective neighborhoods and schools. Jordon said, “I strongly feel the program can create a pathway for individuals to open up to and understand any current issues, challenges, and community concerns regarding equity and inclusion that various people encounter every day. Sparking thought and open communication can allow ideas to flow and creates an opportunity to implement change.”