An e-newsletter for alumni, students, parents, faculty, grandparents and friends

 October 2017

Vol. 2, Issue 2

Holy Cross to Host 4th Annual Elementary/Middle School Leadership Conference


Holy Cross High School will host the 4th Annual Elementary/Middle School Leadership Conference on Tuesday, November 7th at 9:30am-1:30pm. Registration begins at 9:00am. It is open to all fifth through eighth grade students. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Schools need to provide the appropriate number of chaperones. At this conference, students will learn leadership skills, imbued in traditional Catholic teachings. (Read More)


A Special Notice to all Crusaders


Holy Cross High School announces that former administrator, Amadeo Rinaldi, has been appointed the interim President by the Holy Cross Board of Directors and Corporate Members, effective October 6, 2017. Mr. Rinaldi came out of retirement to lead the school while current President Margaret Leger is out on medical leave.


Mr. Rinaldi is one of the most beloved members of the Crusader Community. He started at Holy Cross as a math teacher in 1969. Throughout his four decade tenure, he served in various capacities, most notably as the Assistant Principal for Academic Life and interim Principal. His work ethic and dedicated service was highly regarded by his students and colleagues. Mr. Rinaldi's contributions in and out of the classroom were instrumental in maintaining the Holy Cross tradition.


Please join us as we welcome Mr. Rinaldi back to Oronoke Road.


Celebrating Crusaders: Honoring Brigadier General John P. Lawlor, Jr. '83


This past September, John P. Lawlor, Jr. '83 was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Army Reserve. He was initially commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1987. Currently, Brigadier General Lawlor is the Director of Public Works and Facilities for Bloomfield, Connecticut.


"I was tremendously honored (to receive this promotion)," said John. "A tenth of a percentage of people get that far. I feel privileged to have succeeded and given the opportunities to excel." (Read More)


Upcoming Events: Open House/Placement Exam, Mothers' Club Christmas Bazaar, Crusader Hall of Honor, CAST Party  


It's an exciting time of year on Oronoke Road. We have several events planned over the next few weeks for alumni, parents, prospective families and friends!


Open House, November 5th at 3:00pm
Placement Exams, October 28th & December 2nd at 8:00am
We are looking for some great students to fill the Class of 2022. If you can refer a student for possible admission, please contact Terri Ann Parks, Director of Admissions, at


Mothers' Club Christmas Bazaar, November 18th, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us at Holy Cross for this beloved annual event and get an early start on your Christmas shopping. If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's bazaar, please submit an application form. Questions? Contact Cary Fappiano '85, Vice President for Advancement at


Crusader Hall of Honor, November 30th, 6:00pm
On this special night, held at La Bella Vista, we recognize our fellow Crusaders and their achievements and contributions to Holy Cross and the greater community.


CAST Party, November 10th, 7:00pm
Alumni, family and friends of the Holy Cross Student Theatre and Music Departments, this is a night for you! Please join us for our first Performing Arts Get Together where we will reconnect and raise funds for the arts.


Honors Physics Students Attend the 20th Annual Yale Physics Olympics


Four Honors Physics students – Nick Pietrorazio '19, Domenic Bernard '19, Dan Chen '19 and Rebecca Liu '19 – recently participated in the 20th Annual Yale Physics Olympics (YPO). Students from 50 schools from Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey attended this day-long event.


The YPO consists of five challenges. The four-member student teams performed a simple task or experiment to generate a result. (Read More)



Halloween Happening

October 22, 2017


Open House

November 5, 2017


Fall Festival Concert

November 16, 2017



View full School Calendar here.



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