Building Open 9AM-1PM Monday and Wednesday to Pick-Up Belongings

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we lay out plans for the next three weeks. Here are a few items to know at this time:

The building will be open for students to collect personal belongings and any academic materials on Monday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We strongly encourage all students to come collect their books and other items, as a distance learning plan will be implemented moving forward.

On Monday and Wednesday, students may enter the building through the teacher parking lot doors (by modular unit and computer labs). Students must collect their items and leave the building immediately; they are not to socialize.

Sophomores ONLY: Please stop by the Main Office on Monday or Wednesday to pick up your PSAT Test Prep Book. Having this will allow teachers to give assignments pertaining to the book.

The first week of distance learning assignments will be available after 3 p.m. on Monday, March 16. We will send further communications out about how to access these materials, the submission process, etc. as soon as we are able.

As we move forward, students should check their Holy Name emails for information. Parents will also continue to receive details.

We know there are a lot of questions and concerns about academics, the future school calendar, etc. Please know we are working as quickly as we can to address what will happen these next three weeks and beyond.

Thank you, and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy at home.

Important School Information – Building Closed Through April 3

Hello Holy Name High School Families,

As you know, Holy Name was already scheduled to be closed on Friday, March 13; Monday, March 16; and Tuesday, March 17. However, due to Governor DeWine’s directive this afternoon, the Holy Name school building will now be closed through Friday, April 3. In-person classes are expected to resume on Monday, April 6.

Since the building is closed, this means that all on-campus, school-related events and athletic-related events (including but not limited to practices, training sessions, weight lifting, etc.) are canceled, effective immediately.

As a Diocesan High School, we are in constant communication with the administrators at the Diocese of Cleveland, and will share any updates as they become available. We will continue to communicate details about our academic plans in the coming days.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this evolving situation.

Holy Name High School

EdChoice: Hearings Scheduled in Columbus Open to Parents

The Ohio House of Representatives just announced that they will hold hearings in Columbus regarding changes to the EdChoice Program. School Choice Ohio needs parents and educators who can come to Columbus to testify in support of EdChoice.

Hearings regarding HB 9 will take place on the following dates and times at the Statehouse, in Room 313:

February 11, 12 and 13, all beginning at 5 p.m.
February 14, 15 and 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon
February 18, 19 and 20, all beginning at 5 p.m.

It is important to get parents to the hearings. School Choice Ohio expects that school districts and their representatives will be out in force.

If you can come to Columbus to testify, please complete this EdChoice Witness Slip for your desired date, and email your testimony and completed witness slip to: Primary& If you have questions about providing testimony, you can contact the Committee Chair’s (Rep. Jones) office at (614) 644-8728.

You may indicate that you are an interested party on the witness slip.

To help us better coordinate testimony, please blind copy (bcc) School Choice Ohio at

If you cannot make it to Columbus, you are still able to lend your support. You can provide a written statement to the Committee at the email address above (Primary&

Key points you may wish to make:

– Why your family chose EdChoice and what the opportunity has meant to your family.

– Families are looking for options that best meet their child’s needs. And no one understands your child’s needs better.

– If you have been waiting for the opportunity and your district school is finally on the most recent list, explain the steps (including any fees paid) you’ve already taken, and that changing the rules of the program at this date is unfair and poor public policy.

– Keeping students trapped in schools that are not working for them is wrong and a waste of taxpayer money.

If you have any questions, please call School Choice Ohio at 614-223-1555.

If you share your opinions on Facebook or Twitter, use the hashtag #EdChoice.

Share Your Special Intentions with Holy Name

Our Holy Name High School Family would be honored to pray for you and your families at our 2019-2020 All-School Masses, beginning at our All Saints Day celebration on November 1, 2019. We will remember you and your intentions throughout the school year.

Please include any special intentions you may have for family, friends, loss of a loved one, or any unspoken prayer by filling out the form below.

Matthew Stracensky ’20 Earns 36 Composite Score on ACT

Holy Name is very proud to announce that senior Matthew Stracensky earned a 36 composite score on the ACT! This is the highest possible score you can achieve, and he earned this on the ACT’s September 2019 administration.

Along with earning this perfect ACT score, Matthew, who is a graduate of St. Ambrose School in Brunswick, was named a National Merit Semifinalist last month. Please join us in congratulating Matthew on this outstanding achievement.

Ray ’44 and Eleanor Smiley Family Chemistry Lab Opens at Holy Name

Thank you to all who joined us on Monday, September 23 to bless and dedicate the brand-new Ray ’44 and Eleanor Smiley Family Chemistry Lab at Holy Name! We were especially lucky to have Mr. Smiley, many other generous benefactors and alumni, and Diocese of Cleveland Bishop the Most Rev. Nelson J. Perez, with us for the celebration.

Along with seeing the brand-new chemistry lab, attendees witnessed the unveiling of the ‘Our Stories Began Here’ Alumni Wall, featuring 21 alumni who have been successful in various walks of life. Guests were also able to learn more about Holy Name’s new Anatomage Table, a seven-foot, interactive anatomy table that will be used in biology, forensics, anatomy and physiology, and health classes. The table was made possible due to a partial grant from The Lubrizol Foundation.

To read more about the Chemistry Lab and Ceremony, please visit