May 292015

Parent Meeting for New Team & Tryouts

Parent meeting will be held June 9th from 6:30-7:30 pm for all new parents and girls interested in dance team. We will be meeting in Ms. Galindo’s classroom.

Tryouts for the girls are going to be held June 15-17th with a fitting on June 18th.

Tryout times will be 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

If anyone has any questions feel free to contact Melissa Torres, at 210-779-4738 or

Presley Aleman at 210-392-9013.

Anyone that wants to tryout must attend the meeting

on June 9th to be eligible for tryouts.

Thank you,
Melissa Torres


 Alumni, Annual Alumni Softball Tournament  Comments Off on SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT- FINAL BRACKETS
May 292015



We have been putting the final touches on the planning efforts involving the rescheduled dates for our Softball Tournament. While the new brackets will be provided shortly, the following information should give everyone the information they need to plan accordingly. If anyone has any questions about the event, please contact any one of us on the Committee (contact info below). Thanks again and looking forward to a great tournament!

New Tournament Dates:
* Friday, June 5th (4p – 10p) – Four games will be played (starting at 6pm);
* Saturday, June 6th (6a – 10p) – Remaining games will be played (starting at 8am and going through to Championship rounds, ending at 8pm)

* Camp Sites: All existing camp sites will be honored, however to ensure ease of set up and tear down we will only allow pop-up tents – no professionally-installed tents will be permitted. We will not allow trucks/vehicles on the track this weekend, so anything you can carry or roll will be allowed through one of the two access points (Rivas entrance or Main lot entrance)

* BBQ: While you are welcomed to BBQ on Friday we will not have security overnight, which means you will need to take your pit back home or chain it up and hope it’s still there in the morning.

* Security: We will have security on site for Friday afternoon and Saturday all day. There will be no security provided overnight.

* Parking: We will be honoring the decals for those that purchased spots in the main parking lot. Please hold onto them for Friday/Saturday. If you need another one, just reach out to us (contact below). The back parking lot behind the softball field will be free parking. We are still confirming whether Gus Garcia’s parking lot will be available. We will update each of you if this is confirmed.

* Beer: You are welcomed to bring your choice of beverage, provided that it is in a can. Please refrain from bringing bottles or liquor on campus. Please be sure to bring your own ice as well – we will not be selling any.

* Captains: We will need you to confirm your participation. Please review the brackets and call, text or email us to confirm.

Bracket Contact: Arthur Mancinas; 210-663-2177;
Chair Contact: Juan Barrera; 703-477-4681;
Parking Contact: Charlie Davis; 210-912-6692;






80’s & 90’s

May 282015

Holy Cross of San Antonio would like to congratulate all of our senior graduates.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Best of Luck, always!


May 272015

Softball Tournament Update:

Alumni: thanks for your patience as our committee has been meeting to go through the logistics for continuing the tournament on June 6th and June 7th. If all teams remaining participate then we will definitely need both days to host semi-final and final rounds through Sunday, so please plan accordingly.

The new brackets should be posted today or by tomorrow, but until then you should anticipate a full Saturday and and half-Sunday of games. Captains, we will be reaching out to you this weekend to confirm your participation.

Lastly, we’ve received numerous responses about tent set-up, beer and BBQ’ing that weekend. We are meeting as a team this week to discuss all of those items and will update you by this Friday with additional details.

Thanks again for your support of Holy Cross. Our Softball Committee looks forward to working with you all in having a great tournament experience.

All the best,

Juan Barrera
HC Alumni Association
Class of 1988

May 222015


Interested in a Computer Science Summer Camp?

Applicants must be a current year, Junior-High School 8th or, High School 9th & 10th students.

For more information, please click on the application HERE.

May 222015

Holy Cross of San Antonio

Position Description

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment

Department: Advancement and Enrollment


The Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment. The Assistant Director will coordinate alumni relations, communications and events for the purpose of fundraising. The Assistant Director will also coordinate enrollment activities and processes and perform various administrative duties.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist as a school liaison to the Alumni Board and assist the alumni board w/soliciting funds for scholarships.
  • Plan, direct and execute programs in concert with the Alumni Board of Directors to help meet the fundraising and alumni relations goals.
  • Serve as contact person for alumni, parents and others interested in information, services and programs related to alumni.
  • Build an active class-based volunteer structure to better involve and engage members of the alumni body.
  • Assist with Holy Cross’ student recruitment efforts that result in meeting targeted goals for enrolled students.
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs
  • Partner with the Director of Guidance to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni.
  • Coordinate and execute effective student recruitment and outreach events.
  • Assist with admissions data entry, coordinate student/parent interviews, and other functions necessary for the admissions selection process.
  • Coordinate and execute effective student recruitment and outreach events including, but not limited to Open House, parent information nights, Pastors Breakfast, school tours, and shadow days.
  • Coordinate media purchases for the school to include: TV, Radio, Internet and Print Ads.
  • Attend all leadership team meetings and retreats.
  • Assist with the development of a budget and manage expenses to meet the goals and objectives of the program within budget restrictions.
  • Oversee two annual fund campaigns; one each semester.
  • Plan, facilitate, and assist in coordinating all efforts for the annual Presidents’ Blue and Gold Gala.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Principal, and/or President of Holy Cross.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years’ experience with fundraising and/or student enrollment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Preferred: Experience with Donor Connect and/or Greater Giving Software

HOW TO APPLY: Mail or E-mail a current resume and cover letter:

ATTN: Office of Advancement & Enrollment

426 N. San Felipe St., San Antonio, TX 78228

Or E-mail:

May 222015

Why Summer Reading? (A message from your librarian)

While students may groan at the thought of our summer reading list, know that all of us at Holy Cross have their best interest at heart.  Did you know that students who don’t continue reading during the summer, can lose as much as a year’s reading level? You can read the benefits of summer reading in the article: Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement on the School Library Journal.

Parents, I urge you to push your children to read this summer, past the required summer reading.  Here are some ideas:

1)      We are blessed with a wonderful public library system. Check out the summer reading programs at your nearby branch.  The Central Library just opened a fantastic area for teens!   Go to for information on what’s happening all over town.

2)      Model reading for your kids.  Do you read the newspaper, books, explore topics on the internet?  This has a powerful effect on your children.

3)      Visit bookstores like Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books.  You don’t even have to buy anything. They love for people to just browse and read.

4)      Try our ebook library – just download the app for MackinVIA on your smart phone.  Pick Holy Cross of San Antonio. Username is the student’s ID number, Password is hcosa.  We have about 100 ebooks and audio books just waiting for your student to self-checkout.

5)      Reward them!   “Incentives” are always helpful.

Please email me if you have any questions or to tell me your success with your children!  They may also email me about the great books they are reading. ( Have a blessed summer.

– Mrs. Karen Braeuler

May 222015

Library Databases – For use all year long!

You can access our library databases, including the World Book Online, by going to our Library Homepage.

Here are the directions:

Go to the Holy Cross website

Hover cursor on Academics, click on Library Resources, click on Library Homepage.

Click on any database.  All usernames and passwords are: hcosa

Please notice all the links available for your use!  If you have questions email your librarian:


 Academics, Admissions, Athletics, Holy Cross of San Antonio, Special Events  Comments Off on HC KNIGHTS CHOSEN TO PLAY IN THE VALLEY HI OPTIMIST BASEBALL CLASSIC
May 222015


Congratulations to our the Knight baseball team members, Christopher Rodriguez ’15, Gustavo Aguirre ’15, and Agustin Gutierrez ’16 who were selected to play in the Valley Hi Optimist Baseball Classic.

The 32nd Annual Valley Hi Optimist all star baseball game will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The game will be held at Tejeda Sports Complex, at 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Christopher Rodriguez ’15 and Gustavo Aguirre ’15!!

On June 22, 2015 the Texas Select All Star Showcase will take place at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium.

Congratulations to Christopher Rodriguez ’15 and Agustin Gutierrez ’16!!

Please come out and support our Knights!

Thank you