Green Wave Gala Online Silent Auction Opens March 28 at 6PM!

Green Wave Gala: Online Silent Auction Details Announced!

The Green Wave Gala’s Silent Auction will now be ONLINE! All proceeds benefit Holy Name’s students, with funds raised directly offsetting tuition and supporting educational programming.

Here is how it will work:

All bidding will take place at https://hnhsph2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse.

Bidding opens Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

Although bidding is not open yet, you can view the available packages now!

All who want to bid are invited to do so; there is no ticket needed to bid. If bidding, you will need to create an account with your contact and payment information. To do this, go to https://hnhsph2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse and click on ‘Start Bidding’ in the top right-hand corner of the page.

You can create your account now, or at any time you decide you want to bid on a package.

Bidding closes Friday, April 3 at 9 p.m.

Once the auction is completed, the Holy Name Advancement Team will coordinate pick-up with auction package winners.

Questions? Contact Michele Fusco Scoccola at mfuscoscoccola@holynamehs.com.

Thank you in advance for supporting the mission of, and students at, Holy Name High School. We are grateful for the many alumni, parents, and friends who are sharing their time, talents, and treasures to make a difference in the lives of Holy Name’s young men and women.

Our prayers are with everyone in our local and global community as we navigate these trying times. May you all stay safe and healthy!

March 28 Green Wave Gala Canceled; Silent Auction to be Online

Dear Holy Name High School Community,

As some of you may already know, due to Governor DeWine’s recent direction, the Holy Name High School building will now be closed through Friday, April 3. Prior to this announcement, the decision was made to cancel this year’s signature fundraiser, Green Wave Gala: Irish Pub Crawl that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28. While we are disappointed that we cannot celebrate our community and its mission, we are happy to tell you that we have reimagined sections of the Gala. This means that we will still offer an opportunity to everyone to support our young men and women by going online to participate in a silent auction. More details on the online silent auction will be released within the next 10 days.

We appreciate all of our alumni, parents, friends, and community partners that have financially supported our Gala. If you purchased an individual event ticket, we are offering two options: please contact 440-886-0300, ext. 104 to request a refund, or consider allowing us to keep your ticket purchase as a tax deductible donation.

For those of you who have purchased a $10,000 raffle ticket, we do plan on pulling the winning ticket on Saturday, March 28. If you purchased a $50 Boston/Louisville Trip Ticket, we will be continuing sales until Friday, April 3 and will pull the winner on that date. Sales for both remain open on www.holynamehs.com/auction2020.

We also want to take this time to acknowledge and thank our corporate sponsors, as well as program book advertisers. All corporate sponsors, as well as program book advertisers, will continue to be acknowledged and thanked. Each sponsor/advertiser logo will be included on a scroll featured on the Holy Name website’s main page. Additionally, a large banner displaying all logos will be set-up at the Evening of the Arts in May. Highlighting the sponsors/advertisers on Holy Name’s social media accounts is also being explored.

Thank you again for all of your support. Greg and Patty Preisel, the co-chairs of this year’s event, provided leadership and direction. Due to the incredible design work and preparation already done by parent Heather DePietro, we will be in great shape in 2021. We promise to deliver a unique Gala experience next year at our Green Wave Gala: Irish Pub Crawl 2.

The Holy Name Community, as well as the global community, is always in my prayers, and continues to be during these challenging times.

Terrence J. Kenneally ‘67
President

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&SecondaryEducationCommittee@ohiohouse.gov. 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 advocacy@scohio.org.

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&SecondaryEducationCommittee@ohiohouse.gov).

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.

Fr. James Vesely ’47 Celebrates 65th Ordination Anniversary

Holy Name offers many blessings and prayers to Fr. James Vesely, a 1947 graduate who recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Vesely was recognized and honored during a Mass at Mount Alverna Village, where he now lives and continues his pastoral ministry. To read more about this celebration, please visit the Diocesan website for the full story.