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Dear Holy Cross Community,

Tomorrow, August 28th, we will be celebrating Mass at 9:45am in the HC Convocation Center. We welcome all families to our celebration.  All students must come in Mass attire. After Mass, students will have the opportunity to change into their regular school uniform, as there will be a Pep Rally at 2:15pm.

(Friday is NOT spirit dress)

Thank you!!


Good morning,

For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Brianna Salinas, and even though I may not look like it, I’m currently a senior here at Holy Cross. I transferred to Holy Cross my sophomore year of high school, and although I already had a couple of friends who attended here, I was still a little nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I wouldn’t say I had a difficult time making friends but it took time for me to open up. Before attending Holy Cross, I would always make sure to make it to Holy Bowl almost every year and try to catch as many basketball games as possible, and there wasn’t a single time where I wasn’t amazed at the amount of school spirit there was and how close everyone seemed to be. Shadowing my 8th grade year, I couldn’t think of a better high school to come to that focused on family and the importance of tradition. The opportunities I imagined I would have and the success I hoped to obtain seemed endless. As I previously mentioned before, this is my third year here and my idea of what Holy Cross would be has more than exceeded my expectations. The bonds I have made with my friends and teachers are unlike any I’ve ever had before.

I’ve always been one to rely on my faith for everything, but before transferring, it was put to the test as I faced a really difficult time in my life. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I was so nervous on my first day of school, due to the fact that I was already struggling and I wasn’t looking forward to anything else in my life to turn for the worst. But boy, was I wrong. As I can remember, the first person I met on campus on my first day was Coach Arguello, and I couldn’t help but feel instantly welcomed. Regardless of the day I was having, he would always seem to be checking up on me, and even though he may not have realized it, it would really encourage me to keep bettering myself and keep pushing forward. And likewise, the group of friends I’ve made never fail to let me know that even when things aren’t going my way, there’s always something better in store for me. To me, that’s what Holy Cross is all about because I don’t have a doubt in my mind that despite the circumstances I’m faced with in the future, I know I won’t have to face them alone. As I mentioned him before, Coach Arguello saw something in me sophomore year that i didn’t see in myself. He believed in me and in my abilities to lead on and off court, and if I’ve gotten anything from him in these past three as his point guard, it would be that 1. He’s always right, even if we both know he’s wrong, 2. Success comes to those who work hard, and 3. There’s always hope to be given to those who want to succeed. And even though we may not always agree with each other, I appreciate him for always holding me to a higher standard than most. And that’s what family does; Family supports you, encourages you, and always pushes you to be the best you can possibly be. And how lucky am I, how lucky are we, to be able to attend a school that does just that.

Thank you,

Brianna Salinas, Class of 2016

Brianna’s Reflection

Coffee with the Principal will be held on Wednesday, 9/9.

Join Holy Cross Principal, Mr. Galindo for Coffee and Pastries in Room 8 at 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Share with him what you love about Holy Cross, how you want to see our school grow, and ask him those questions that always seem to slip your mind when you see him.

Please feel free to send your questions and comments to Ms. Manganiello at  aida.manganiello@holycross-sa.org

We look forward to seeing you there!


In your prayers please remember Aurora Garcia who died on Monday, August 24, 2015.  Mrs. Garcia is the mother of Robert Garcia ’64, Rene Garcia ’67, Jerry (Gerald) Garcia ’72 and William (Billy) Garcia ’71.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At Angelus Funeral Home

1119 N. St. Mary’s St.

6:00 PM -Visitation Begins

7:00 PM- Prayer Service

Thursday, August 28, 2015

At Fort Sam National Cemetery

10:15 AM- Graveside Services


They will be sold after the PTC Meeting this

Thursday, August 27th @ 6:30p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Tailgate will be October 30, 2015

The tailgate shirt is $15.




We will have picture retakes on Friday, August 28th in the Library.

TIME: 7:15 a.m.-7:55 a.m.


For more information, please contact the front office at 210-433-9395.


See what’s going on around campus this week.

School Week August 24 – August 29

Our volleyball team followed up last week’s championship run in the Harlandale Tournament with another first place finish in the SAISD Tournament! Our Knights beat Donna, Jefferson, Wagner, South San, McAllen, and Schertz JPII to take the trophy. The team is currently 13-1 overall and 1-0 in district.

Henrianna Ibarra and Victoria Gonzalez were named to the All-Tournament team.


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