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.”

Current Families to Utilize FinalForms During 2020-21 School Year

Holy Name is excited to announce that beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, we will be utilizing FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms will replace the paper forms you typically fill out at the start of the school year.

You will soon receive, if you have not already, an account confirmation email from FinalForms (Those families with fall student-athletes likely received this confirmation email previously. We ask that you please login in again to make sure all additional forms and added fields are filled in correctly). Please click the link provided in the account confirmation email and follow the steps to login and access your student(s). You can also utilize the Parent Playbook, which can be found by visiting www.holynamehs.com/finalforms, to help you get started. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the bottom of the FinalForms page and click “Use Support.”

All families will be required to use FinalForms, as it allows you to complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school and athletic participation forms for your students. The best news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! We ask all families to please fill out everything in FinalForms by Thursday, August 27.

This online system also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You, as well as your student when applicable, will be required to sign forms once per year and after any update.

The only start-of-school-year documents that will not be available in FinalForms are the On-Campus Medication Permission Forms (ex. Inhaler Use, EpiPens, etc.) and the Parking Pass Application Form. To obtain those, please come to the Holy Name Main Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or, you may call 440-886-0300 ext. 120 for more information.

Again, please fill out everything in FinalForms by Thursday, August 27. Additionally, and most importantly, no student will be permitted to enter the building on his/her orientation day if any information needed in FinalForms is missing. This is for the safety and well-being of all students and faculty members.

If you have any questions in regards to FinalForms, please do not hesitate to reach out to:

Mrs. Vicki Kerner (vkerner@holynamehs.com or 440-886-0300 ext. 103)
Mrs. Debbie Fiorilli (dfiorilli@holynamehs.com or 440-886-0300 ext. 133)
Mrs. Kris Mulac (kmulac@holynamehs.com or 440-886-0300 ext. 120)

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded scholarships for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Ciolek Educational Fund

Richard Hamm ’24, Abigail Cepek ’23, Emily Sabo ’22 and Elizabeth Meyer ’21

Class of 1957 Scholarship

Cameron Ragazzo ’24

Thomas Danzey ’96 Memorial Scholarship

Luna Mondragon ’21

Frank DiMarino Memorial Scholarship

Kesean Garner ’23, Meghan Hickey ’21 and Joshua Hovanec ’21

Shannon Fedor ’01 Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Caraballo ’22 and Nicholas Cary ’22

Joseph Franck ’73 Memorial Scholarship

Haley Milner ’22

Bernard & Anna Kilcoyne Scholarship

Pietro Cristino ’23, Meredith Corrigan ’22 and Erin Ryan ’21

Richard Koenig Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Frameli-Palumbo ’24 and Collin Hall ’24

Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship

Daniel Angelis ’24, Dominic Costanzo ’24, Kaitlan Hickey ’24 and Adam Humenik ’24
Michelle Fredrick ’23, Nicholas Kucera ’23, Ethan Ragazzo ’23 and Natalia Skonieczny ’23
Connor Preisel ’22, Grace Scoville ’22, Mollie Stracensky ’22 and Matthew Vrabel ’22

Emil Maras Memorial Scholarship

Haley Milner ’22, Ethan Ragazzo ’23 and Rebecca Styers ’21

Sara Jean ’00 and Kevin ’09 McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Boden ’21 and Aileen Bracken ’21

Bryan ’53 and Beth ’52 Powers Scholarship

Cayleigh Mulgrew ’22 and Stanley Watts Jr. ’22

Karen Powers (Drama) Memorial Scholarship

Erin Sharpe ’22

James Priebe ’65 Memorial Scholarship

Meghan Hickey ’21

Jack Richardson ’79 Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Boden ’21

Edward Seitz ’81 Memorial Scholarship

Alissa Welling ’23

Sisters of Charity Scholarship

Helena Jurec ’22

Shamrock Scholarship

Aolani Baez ’22, Peter Dzurik ’22, Vincent Holbrook ’22, Emma Laux ’22, Mary Lewis ’22, Aidan Licata ’22, Haley Milner ’22, Dominik Rossi ’22, Julia Rostorfer ’22 and Matthew Vrabel ’22

Stenson Family Scholarship

Elizabeth Hernandez ’21, Jilliyn Richardson ’23, Erin Ryan ’21, Rebecca Styers ’21, Stanley Watts Jr. ’22 and Alissa Welling ’23

Thomas P. Talty ’30 Memorial Scholarship

Brooke Culp ’24, Santina Giammarco ’24, Ryan Hickey ’24, Joe Lewis ’24 and Marcus Rivera ’24
Colin McNamara ’23, Conner Peloso ’23, Natalia Skonieczny ’23 and Gina Wilson ’23
Madeline Butler ’22, Louis Hulec ’22, Helena Jurec ’22 and Brendan Kochtanek ’22
Christopher Boden ’21, Edward Hauck ’21, Joshua Hovanec ’21, Tressie Meincke ’21 and Ryan Tomblin ’21