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Holy Sepulcher Catholic School is committed to the academic and spiritual development of your child. A rigorous, accredited curriculum is taught by a dedicated faculty in a faith-based and nurturing environment that leads to academic achievement. Our Catholic teachings, faith and traditions are integral to our curriculum, reinforcing what is taught at home, including virtues of discipline, respect and responsibility. These will be the foundation of a bright future for your child.


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April 11, 2015 at the Hampton Banquet Hall

Hornets Gala: A Night of Chance featuring Johnny Angel and the Halos

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Lady Luck Winner Announced!
The winner of the Lady Luck Package for the Hornets Gala was Mrs. Blank! She won 8 tickets to the Hornets' Gala and 48 Chinese Aucttion Tickets!!  Congratulations! No one deserves this more than our TERRIFIC 5th Grade Teacher!!

Happening in Grades 3 and 4!
The Third and Fourth grades have been enjoying studies of the Native Americans. The lessons have been taught across many areas of the curriculum. Activities included reading a novel, writing a five paragraph book report that turns into a 3D sphere, a visit from the Carnegie Museum curator, building a life sized tee pee, and ends with a trip to the Carnegie Museum.

Congratulations Forensics Team!
Congratulations to the Forensics Team for an outstanding performance on Saturday, March 14.  Nione individual team members and the Multiple Reading Group competed against 23 other schools in a Finals Meet.

Poetry:  Chloe Erdner & Lauryn Lucatorto-2nd place
Prose: Mary Bernardine Torrez-2nd place, Tim Roos-1st place
Declamation: Kate McCarty-1st place
Drama: Grace Benkart & Brady Collins-1st place
Impromtu: Ethan Skinner & Bea Stickney-1st place
Multiple Reading Group- Brigid Smith, Shannon Smith, Caravel Losch, Anabel Stickney and Kelly Wolfe-1st place

The team took an overall 3rd place in the tournament.  In addition, Holy Sepulcher finished the 2014-2015 competitive season in 4th place! 
Advisers Mrs. Blank and Mrs Johnson are so proud of this team. What an outstanding year!

Congratulations to HolY Sepulcher Alumni
Congratulations to the following alumni who now attend Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School for achieving honors first semester:

Rachel Roos (grade 11)-High Honors

Alexandra Stoeckle (grade 11)-High Honors

Sydney Stoeckle (grade 9)-Honors

PJAS Results
On Saturday, February 28, students from our Holy Sepulcher Catholic School's 7th and 8th Grade Science classes participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX Meeting at Slippery Rock University.  Each student conducted a scientific investigation, organized the information onto a Power Point program, and presented their findings to a panel of judges.  In all, 25 students received a 1st place, 7 received a 2nd place, and one received a 3rd place.  Our 1
st place participants will have the opportunity to present their science investigations at the PJAS State Meeting at Penn State University on May 17-19.  Congratulations to these young scientists on their accomplishments:


First Place:  Ryan Connolly, John Ellenberger, Leah Grady, Mary Kate Schratz, Ethan Skinner, Mary Bernardine Torrez, Brigid Smith, Chaney Best, Mark Macri, Maddie Myers, Beatrix Stickney, Tim Roos, Max Wolfe, Jay Macri, Josh Rechenberg, Lauryn Lucatorto, Grace Benkart, Kate Castello, Ben Zock, Emma Pospisil, D.J. Ubinger, Chloe Darrell, Gracie Muth, Shannon Smith, and Caravel Losch.

Second and Third Place:  Nora Donnelly, Brianna Magee, Victoria Wilson, Veronica Muth, Veronica Shaffer, Brady Collins, Dennis Cherry, and Chloe Erdner.

Special congratulations to Josh Rechenberg and D.J Ubinger who both achieved a perfect score.  Big congratulation to Beatrix Stickney for being awarded the top Earth and Space Middle School Project and to Mary Bernardine Torrez & D.J. Ubinger who were both awarded the top Chemistry Middle School Project.

History Day
Congratulations to the following students who competed in National History Day on the regional level at Westminister College.  The theme this year was Leadership and Legacy; the students were able to choose the topic they wanted to present and the area in which they would like to present it.

The performance group presented a play on Clara Barton: Mary Kate Schratz, Veronica Shaffer, Ethan Skinner and Beatrix Stickney.

The group exhibit group presnted their board on Ulysses S. Grant : Leah Grady, Mary Bernardine Torrez, Victoria Wilson, Brady Collins

Both Groups took first place in their division, which makes them eligible for the state competition at Millersville University in May.

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Student Council Christmas Service Project
Holy Sepulcher School's Student Council has paired up with The Lighthouse Foundation to help children in need this holiday season.  They will be hosting a toy/gift drive from now until December 10.  Students are asked to bring a gift suitable for boys or girls from age 0-18.  Student Council members will be collecting the gifts in the cafeteria each morning.

Holy Sepulcher School Competes tn the “Challenge of Champions”
On Saturday, November 8, fourteen students traveled to Butler Catholic to compete in the annual "Challenge of Champions". This year's competition took them on an adventure to find the solutions to different schematic activities, dealing in the areas of language arts, logical thinking, math, visual discrimination/reasoning, and a cooperative obstacle course.  It consisted of grade level teams formed from various schools competing in all six events. Teamwork was strongly encouraged in every event.  Holy Sepulcher students came home with several 1st and 2nd place ribbons and medals for their team.  The students had a fun-filled learning day while meeting new friends and sharing knowledge with one another.

Holy Sepulcher School Wins Honorable Mention at 12th Annual PPG Place Gingerbread House Competition
Holy Sepulcher School entered the 12th Annual PPG Place Gingerbread House Display and  Competition and won an Honorable Mention! Our Navitity as well as all the other entries  will be on display in the PPG Place Wintergarden in Downtown Pittsburgh  through January 7.  Congratulations to  Mrs Lucy Miller and her team for creating such a beautiful gingerbread nativity!

Holy Sepulcher Students Raise Funds for a Maternity Hospital in Chimbote Peru
The students at Holy Sepulcher School and students in our Faith Formation Program gave generously to the October collection for the Maternity Hospital in Chimbote, Peru.
The total collected was just over $1000.00, which will be sent along with the Diocesan Collection to Chimbote.

The Lottery Ticket Tuition Assessment Fundraiser
The Lottery Ticket Tuition Assessment Fundraiser has begun!  The winning numbers are based on the evening drawing of the PA Daily Lottery for each day during the month of January 2015.  Tickets are $5 each and checks can be made payable to Holy Sepulcher.  Tickets sales benefit Holy Sepulcher School's Tuition Assistance Fund.  If you would like to purchase a ticket or tickets, please contact the school office at 724-586-5022 or holysepulcherschool@zoominternet.net.

Advent Tree Ceremony
Holy Sepulcher has a beautiful Advent Tradition. Each year during Advent a prayer service is held around the Tree in the school Cafeteria. During the prayer service, every family places one ornament on the Advent/ Christmas Tree to represent your family. This year the Christmas Tree Ornament Service will take place on Friday December 5.

Save the Date!
Save The Date! The Hornets' Gala...A Night of Chance (formerly the 300 Club) will be held Saturday April 11, 2015
at the Hampton Banquet Hall. Featuring Johnny Angel and the Halos. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
*Grand prize of $5,000.00
*Live and Silent Auction

Patzun Mission Group Donates Books
Thank you to the Patzun Mission Group who generous donated 3 new books to the library...
"How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story" by Eve Bunting,
"Armando and the Blue Tarp School" by Edith Hope Fine and "The Eclipse: A Guatemalan Folktale" by Nicholas Beatty

Thanksgiving Mass for Students and Faculty
Fr. Bob will be celebrating Mass on for the students and faculty on Wednesday, November 26 at 9:00am.  All parents and family members are welcome to attend!

Veterans Day Celebration Holy Sepulcher School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration and All American Lunch on Friday, November 7. 

" >Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Spaghetti dinner to benefit the Holy Sepulcher School Tuition Benefit Fund

Holy Sepulcher School invites you to learn about an amazing opportunity Holy Sepulcher School invites you to learn about an amazing opportunity to help the children of our community attend our Faith based school.

Holy Sepulcher Girls Volleyball Wins St Gregory Tournament
Congratulations to the Holy Sepulcher Girls Volleyball team : Leah Grady, Nora Donnelly, Mary Bernardine Torrez, Victoria Wilson, Victoria Shaffer, Veronica Muth, Grace Muth, Kate Castello, Brigid Smith and Grace Benkart who won the St Gregory’s Tournament over the Labor Day weekend!

Girls Volleyball Team in their 1st Tournament of the Year!
Good luck to Holy Sepulcher's Girls Volleyball team who will be playing a tournament this weekend at St Gregory School, 115 Pine Street, Zelienople, PA .

Holy Sepulcher Soccer Ready to Roll
As you probably know, Holy Sepulcher for the first time will participate in the diocesan soccer league this fall. We plan to field two squads, a 2nd-3rd grade team and a 3rd-4th grade teams, both of which will compete in the diocese's developmental division that's intended to be an instructional league for our young players. Practices will begin in mid-August and the first game is set for the first weekend in September. The Holy Sepulcher school soccer program is made possible through a $4,000 grant from the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation that was matched by more than $4,000 contributed by the the school community and friends of Holy Sepulcher. Because of this generous financial support, the school athletic committee is waiving the registration fee for the sport and providing at no-cost a soccer jersey for each player.  To register to play fall soccer: www.holyhornets.com/Soccer.html. Per diocesan rules, students must have had a physical performed in the last year to participate. A form for the physical can be found on the soccer registration page. For more information about Holy Sepulcher soccer, contact coach Phillip Torrez @ (724) 432-3559/torrez1@gmail.com

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Holy Sepulcher School Class of 2014
On June 4, Holy Sepulcher School's 54th Graduating Class received their diplomas at a Mass celebrated by Fr. John Gizler.  Following Mass, the students and families had celebratory dinner at the Butler Country Club.    We are very proud of these 18 young men and women and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

Holy Sepulcher School Introduces a Soccer Program for the 2014-2015 School Year
the Dicks Sporting Goods Foundation offered Holy Sepulcher Catholic School a grant of $4,000 for a new school soccer program if the school community could raise $4,000. Well, we did it!   And now we are ready to take the next step to bring soccer to Holy Sepulcher.

Our plan is to play in the Diocese of Pittsburgh soccer league. We're interested in forming a developmental team that would consist of 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-graders. The developmental division has two sections – an 8-player vs. 8-player section and an 11 vs. 11 section.

The diocese encourages teams to play 8 v 8 when possible, and that is what we would like to do.  Our team would consist of boys and girls.  We are looking to play in the fall season, which runs from the first weekend in September to the last weekend in October.

Holy Sepulcher School Pancake Breakfast
Where: Holy Sepulcher School Cafeteria

When:  Sunday, May 18th 11:30am -2:00pm

Who:   Parishioners and Friends of
Holy Sepulcher Church and School

Menu Items:
Home Made Pancakes (Buttermilk, Blueberry & Chocolate Chip)
Sausage Links
Fresh Fruit
Coffee, Tea, Juices, Milk

Come for Fun, Fellowship, and Fabulous Pancakes with other Parishioners

**Goodwill offering only

Holy Sepulcher School presents Godspell
Holy Sepulcher students will be presenting the musical "Godspell" on Friday, May 16, 7:00pm at Holy Sepulcher Church.  Please join us!

Holy Sepulcher and Dick’s Sports Matters Team up Please help Holy Sepulcher begin a school wide soccer program!

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300 Club Tickets Going Fast! Tickets are going quickly for the 5th Annual 300 Club Event!  The gift baskets and prizes are being assembled now.  Photos are available on our Facebook page! 

POPE FRANCIS: Living What We Teach "POPE FRANCIS:   Living What We Teach" Written By Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC, President National Catholic Education Association.  Please read!

Honor’s Band News
Honor's Band Sectional Rehearsal for Wednesday, March 12 has been cancelled.

Holy Sepulcher School Weekly Newsletter Week of March 3, 2014 Holy Sepulcher School Weekly Newsletter Week of March 3, 2014

Holy Sepulcher School in January Pittsburgh Catholic Holy Sepulcher School appeared in an article January 24, 2014 edition.  The article is entitled "Christ's Love Blooms at Holy Sepulcher" and was written by HSS parent Scott Stickney.

Holy Sepulcher Students Lenten Service Project
All Holy Sepulcher School Students will be collecting food for the Lighthouse Foundation as part of their Lenten Service Project.  Boxes will be set up in classrooms from Monday, March 10 through Thursday, April 17.

Holy Sepulcher School Weekly Newsletter Week of Feb 17 & 24 Holy Sepulcher School Weekly Newsletter Week of Feb 17 & 24

Boys JV Basketball Team Playoff News
The Holy Sepulcher JV Boys basketball team’s season came to an end last night with a loss in the first round of the Diocesan playoffs to #1 ranked St. Rosalia from the East 1B Section.  The boys played their hearts out as they battled back from a 12 point deficit to bring the score within 4 point in the last minute of the game.  They JV boys finished their game with their highest score of the season of 48 points.  The final score was 55-48.

Holy Sepulcher School in Northern Connection Magazine Holy Sepulcher School was included in an article "More Innovations in the Classroom" in the February 2014 edition of Northern Connections Magazine. Click here to read the article.

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Holy Sepulcher School is closed Thursday, February 19 due to the extreme cold. Posted 41 days ago

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