Feb 272015


The Golden Knights Dance team will be performing four routines tomorrow at 1:15, 2:15, 3:20 & 4:30pm at O’Connor High School at the ShowMakers Competition.

Admission is $10.00. If you attend and cheer on the dance team, you can wear SPIRIT dress to school on Monday, March 2nd. Be sure to check in with Ms. Galindo before the performance.

Thank you for supporting The Golden Knights Dance Team!!!

Art Teacher, Mr. Hector Garza- Honored

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Feb 272015

Art Teacher, Mr. Hector Garza- Honored

Congratulations to teacher, Mr. Hector Garza!!  His painting, “Voces de la Tierra” has been selected as the official image of the 2015 El Mundo Zurdo Conference, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. The conference is held in honor of the Life and Work of Gloria Anzaldua, her thought, art and performance.  Ms. Anzaldua was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory.  She was a poet, author and activist.  The committee that selected Hector’s piece informed him of the selection with the comment, “We believe that your piece is a striking and powerful image that perfectly captures the conference theme.”  Way to go Mr. Garza!!!


Feb 272015


This morning, Friday,  February 27th,  Mr. Cisco Flores, Class of 2015, signed his commitment letter to attend and play football at Benedictine College in Kansas .

Mr. Flores played Wide Receiver, Quarter Back, and Safety for the Knights football team. When asked what he’ll miss the most about Holy Cross, Flores said, “his teachers, the administration, the coaches, and all of his friends.”  When asked what her favorite part of watching her son play football throughout the years was, Mrs. Herrera said, “my favorite part about watching my son play football is being amazed at every single game he has ever played… just when I thought I had seen it all he continues to shock me with his truly God give talent.”  “I am excited to see all he will accomplish in the future. We thank Holy Cross from the bottom of our hearts,” concludes, Mrs. Herrera.

On his official signing day, Mr. Flores was accompanied by Holy Cross, Principal, Mr. Galindo, Holy Cross, football coach and Athletic Director, Mike Harrison and team as well as his parents.

Congratulations Cisco and Best of Luck!!!

Feb 272015


Tomorrow, Saturday, February 28th Holy Cross will be hosting a powerlifting meet on campus. We are expecting about 300-350 students from schools around south Texas.

Coach Ortiz is offering volunteer hours for students that would like to come help during the meet. He will need volunteers as early as 6:30am.  The meet will last until late afternoon. Volunteers will be needed at the concession stand, runners for various coaches, admission at the door, and other duties throughout the meet.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Please come out to help and support your fellow classmates, as this is the last meet to qualify for regionals.

If you are interested in volunteering, please come by the HC Convocation Center tomorrow and check in with Coach Ortiz.

If you would like more information about this volunteer opportunity

please see Coach Ortiz.

Feb 252015

Holy Cross Families,

This is just a reminder that this Thursday, February 26th at 6:30pm there will be a General PTC Meeting in the HC Convocation Center.

At this meeting, there will be presentation on the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department Accreditation Visit.

All families are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Thank you for your continuous support to Holy Cross!

Feb 242015


February 24, 2015

For More Information, Contact: Holy Cross of San Antonio: Daniel P. Martinez,

(210)-433-2178, email: daniel.martinez@holycross-sa.org

(San Antonio)(Tenth-Grader) Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

San Antonio, TX –  Amanda Moore, 15 of San Antonio, a student at Holy Cross of San Antonio, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Holy Cross of San nominated Amanda for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

“Since the sixth grade, Amanda has been a very active and involved student at Holy Cross. Her ability to go above and beyond to help and serve others is an example of who a Holy Cross student embodies. She continues to live out the Holy Cross Code in everything she does,” said Mr. Galindo, Principal at Holy Cross of San Antonio.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school level students across America for outstanding volunteer service.

“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”

“Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”

Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advance for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

Holy Cross of San Antonio is an independent Catholic co-educational middle and high school. The Brothers of Holy Cross founded the school in 1957 steeped in tradition and education. Holy Cross serves as the only co-educational college preparatory school centrally located in San Antonio’s Westside. Based on the principles of the Brothers of Holy Cross, the school’s educational mission helps break the cycle of poverty and opens doors to higher education. For more information, visit www.HolyCross-SA.org or call 210.433.9395.

The National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and 35 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs, NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. For more information about NASSP, located in Renton, VA, visit ww.nassp.org.

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Feb 242015

Holy Cross’ First Female Powerlifters off to the Regional Championships

Dominique Covarrubias, C/O ’17 and Katrina Rangel, C/O ’16 have made history at Holy Cross by becoming the first female students to make the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifiting Association Regional Championships.The Regional meet will be held on March 7, 2015 where they both will have an opportunity to qualify for the State Championships. This is our first year having a Powerlifting team at Holy Cross.

Good Luck, Knights!!

Feb 172015

Holy Cross Cheerleaders Featured on the GREAT DAY SA Morning Show

This morning the Holy Cross Cheerleaders were featured on the KENS 5 Great Day SA Morning Show. They featured on the local morning show to spotlight their big recent wins, including the NCA Nationals in Dallas, Texas claiming their 11th National Title and winning the Cheer Power Southern Nationals in San Antonio where they won first place in their novice division.

This group is lead by Choreographer Jose De La Garza, Coaches Stephanie Gaona, Amanda Robles & Jessica Garcia & Sponsor Mindy Fernandez.

The cheerleaders are:

Lillian Escobedo, Captain,

Juliana Guerrero, Co-Captain,

Jasmine Plascencia, Co-Captain,

Cameron Rojas, Joslyn Adame, Allysa Castellanoes, Catherine Ramos, Lauren Aguayo, Kristen, Garza, Alexia Chapa, Erica DeLuna, Autumn Silva, Ryan Robles, Mia Lizarraga, Caitlyn Rodriguez, Laila Jordon, & Stormee Perez.