Main Building Entrance Closed During Summer

On Monday, June 4, planned construction will begin on the front of Holy Name’s main building. The construction will continue through Friday, August 17.

Between June 4 and August 17, Holy Name’s Main Entrance will not be open. Additionally, the circle in front of the main building will be inaccessible to traffic at certain times.

For those who need to come to the school’s Main Office this summer, please come up Layor Drive, and park in the teacher’s lot. You can enter using the school’s side entrance.

For those needing access to the athletic facilities (Main and Auxiliary Gyms, Cicerchi Field, Weight Room, etc.), please come up Queens Highway and park in the student parking lot. You can enter using the Main Gym entrance.

Please remember there is no one-way traffic on Layor Drive or Queens Highway during the summer; both streets are open to two-way traffic at all hours until school resumes in August.

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Holy Name High School Class of 2022! Your classmates at Holy Name look forward to you joining them as part of the Namer Family very soon. Look for a special surprise in your front yard tomorrow – it’s our way of welcoming you to HN!

Seniors Karen Nemeth & Sarah Sparks Earn 2018 Scholastic Art Awards

Holy Name is proud to announce that two students received recognition after submitting artwork to the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards – Cuyahoga County Region Competition. Student artwork pieces from across the county were considered, with 3,325 submissions being reviewed.

Karen Nemeth ’18 received a Gold Key Award (artwork demonstrating the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal voice and technical skill) for her drawing and illustration titled “The Future,” while also receiving a Silver Key Award (artwork demonstrating achievement worthy of recognition at the regional level) for her printmaking piece, “Acceptance.”

Sarah Sparks ’18 earned an Honorable Mention (artwork demonstrating creative potential) for her mixed media piece, “Spiral Garden.”

Both Karen and Sarah were recognized for these achievements at an award ceremony held at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Saturday, January 13. Karen’s artwork is now on display in CIA’s Reinberger Gallery, with Sarah’s artwork being displayed digitally on monitors in the same gallery. Their artwork will be up through Friday, February 2, and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Karen’s Silver Key Award piece, “Acceptance,” was made during Mrs. Beth Ryan’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Art Foundations class, with her Gold Key Award winning artwork done in last year’s Intermediate Design course. When designing her artwork, Karen is inspired by her daily life struggles. “Artwork helps display emotions and life,” said Karen. “Art comes in many forms, and it is a great way of expressing yourself. I like how universal and versatile it can be.”

Next year, Karen plans to study Studio Art at Kent State University. In the future, she would like to travel and become multilingual.

Sarah’s entry was also created as part of her work in Mrs. Beth Ryan’s CCP Art Foundations course. She grew up with art as a major part of her life, as her mother is a high school art teacher. “I also focus on emotions for art inspiration,” said Sarah. “I like to incorporate shapes and designs from nature into my designs, too.”

After graduation this spring, Sarah plans to study Studio Art, Interior Design or Architecture at The Ohio State University or Kent State University.

The entire Holy Name community congratulates both Karen and Sarah for sharing their talents and creating this beautiful, award-winning artwork!

Senior Second Semester Early Dismissal Information

If a senior is interested in applying for Early Dismissal, she/he MUST attend a MANDATORY meeting on Wednesday, January 17 after homeroom announcements. The meeting will be in the conference room located next to room 120. During that meeting, the Administration will explain the requirements for obtaining Early Dismissal and will also hand out all necessary paperwork.


Please consider the following:

– Only seniors in good academic standing are eligible for Early Dismissal.

– Early Dismissal will be granted for period 8 only. In other words, students may NOT leave the building until the END of 7th period.

– Student-Athletes who are currently in-season are NOT eligible for Early Dismissal. In-season student-athletes would be eligible for Early Dismissal upon the conclusion of their sports season.

– A request form must be submitted for each semester. The request form must be turned in to Mrs. Carter BEFORE Early Dismissal is implemented.

– Seniors with Early Dismissal are to leave the school premises COMPLETELY.

– If students are involved in any after school activities (including detention and/or school clubs), they must report to study hall on those days.

– There may be days when students are not permitted to leave early due to a special schedule. Students will be given ample notice so they may plan for these days.

(Additional details of the Early Dismissal privilege may be found in the Holy Name H.S. student handbook.)

Please see the Administration with any questions.

First Semester Extended

Due to Friday’s snow/ice day, Holy Name will extend the second quarter/first semester by one day. When students return to school on Tuesday, January 16, that will be the LAST day of the second quarter/first semester. This means that everyone should still report to first semester classes on Tuesday.

Students must turn in all work on Tuesday, January 16 that was originally due Friday, January 12. This includes homework assignments, speeches, debates, essay, quizzes, art projects, etc.

The third quarter/second semester will now begin on Wednesday, January 17. Homeroom teachers will be passing out hard copies of the students’ second semester class schedules in homeroom on Tuesday so all are prepared for the new semester that will begin on Wednesday.

Revised First Semester Exam Schedule

Below is the official revised first semester exam schedule.

Please keep in mind these main points:

After the fifth and sixth period exams on Tuesday, December 19, the building will close at 12 p.m. to begin Christmas Break. All students MUST leave the building by that time.

Because of the Snow Day on Thursday, December 14, the seventh and eighth period exams will take place on Wednesday, January 3, the day we return from Christmas Break. This will NOT be a normal school day. Students will begin the seventh period exam at 8 a.m. The eighth period exam will go until 11:15 a.m., and then students will be dismissed for the day. There will be bus service to school that Wednesday, but no bus service that afternoon.

A normal class schedule will resume on Thursday, January 4. Also, please remember that students are still reporting to their first semester classes through Friday, January 12. Second semester classes will begin on Tuesday, January 16.

If you have any questions about the remaining first semester exam schedule, please call the Main Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 120.

Friday, December 15th
First Period Exam 8:00am – 9:30am
Second Period Exam 9:45am – 11:15am
Teacher Lunch 11:30am– 12:15pm
Teacher Dismissal 3:00pm

Monday, December 18th
Third Period Exam 8:00am – 9:30am
Fourth Period Exam 9:45am – 11:15am
Teacher Lunch 11:30am– 12:15pm
Teacher Dismissal 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 19th
Fifth Period Exam 8:00am – 9:30am
Sixth Period Exam 9:45am – 11:15am
Teacher Dismissal 12:00pm (Building closes at 12noon.)

Wednesday, January 3rd
Seventh Period Exam 8:00am – 9:30am
Eighth Period Exam 9:45am – 11:15am
Teacher Lunch 11:30am– 12:15pm
Teacher Dismissal 3:00pm

Please note:
1. There is NO homeroom period on exam days.

2. Students do not need to report to study hall during exam week. However, the cafeteria will be available for supervised study during all periods. If a student is in the building while not in an exam period, s/he must report to the cafeteria.

3. There will be NO bus transportation provided after the last semester exam each afternoon. Bus transportation will only be provided in the morning, transporting students to school.

4. Supervision is available until 3:00pm on Friday, December 15, Monday, December 18 and Wednesday, January 3. On Tuesday, December 19 supervision is ONLY provided until 12:00pm. The building will be closed at that time.

**5. If a student is ill and misses an exam, s/he is responsible for arranging a make-up exam with the teacher as soon as possible.