Dear Parents and Guardians,
Anytime we have a loss to the Holy Cross Family it is a sad and difficult time for us all. The passing of Joe Soto is definitely one of these times, and, like any family, many of us wish to attend the funeral services to say our last goodbye. If your child does, indeed, wish to attend a service to offer their condolences, the ideal option is for them to go to Joe’s visitation and rosary on Wednesday night and not miss school on Thursday. Being so close to the end of the school year and not wanting students to fall behind in their classes, we, as an administration, are encouraging this option for continued student success.
However, if you feel that your child can afford missing class to attend Joe’s funeral mass, please know that one of the actions listed below MUST be completed in order for us to allow your student to leave campus:
- A signed note from a parent (regardless if your child is 18 or not) giving your child permission to leave school and attend the funeral mass.
2. You (the parent) comes in to sign your child out.
Please know that no student will be allowed to leave campus for the mass if one of the two above mentioned scenarios are not completed.
Thank you for your understanding and please contact one of us if you have any questions.
In Holy Cross,
The Holy Cross Administration
SENIOR HENRIANNA IBARRA SIGNS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Miss Henrianna Ibarra, Class of 2017, signed her commitment letter to attend and play volleyball at the University of North Texas, located in Denton Texas. Henrianna will be playing outside hitter and defensive specialist on the Eagle’s Volleyball team in the fall.
On her official signing day, Miss Ibarra was accompanied by her volleyball coaches, Coach Ruben Calderon and Coach Molly Calderon, Principal, Mr. Henry Galindo, teammates and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ibarra.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR STUDENTS WHO COMPETED IN THE TAPPS STATE ART & ACADEMIC MEET
Congratulations to all our students who competed in the TAPPS State Art and Academic Meet this week in Waco.
Eddie Cedillo- 3rd place in Current Events
Andrew Gutierrez- 5th place Current Events
Maricella Kaples-Honorable Mention in Seek and Sketch Color
Jay Nava- 1st place in Piano Solo Music Competition
Jessica Quinones-4th place in Black and White Seek and Sketch
Destini Salas- 5th place speaker in Pose Interpretation
On Tuesday, April 4th four of our Holy Cross students participated in Advocacy Day at the Capital in Austin, TX. Our students traveled with 6 Catholic Schools from the Archdiocese of San Antonio to promote Catholic legislation. Nearly 4,000 Catholics from 15 Catholic diocese showed their support on Tuesday at the rally. The students were invited to participate in a mock hearing on the Ordinance-Pay Day Lending.
Thank you to everyone who came, ran, walked, volunteered and in any way supported this amazing event! We are so thankful for all the support from so many over the several months of planning.
Thank you again for joining us at our first annual 5K Color Knight Run/Walk. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
ESCOBEDO NAMED NEW PRINCIPAL OF HOLY CROSS OF SAN ANTONIO
Holy Cross of San Antonio students will be greeted by a new principal next fall, Dr. Rene J. Escobedo.
Dr. Escobedo said “I am extremely excited to be returning to my alma mater. Holy Cross has given me so much over the years. It is time for me to give back to the school that I love so much.”
Dr. Escobedo began his career in education in 1996 as teacher at Holy Cross. Over his nine years of service at Holy Cross he served as a teacher, coach, and campus ministry director and vice principal. He is currently the Principal of St. Anthony Catholic High School, where he has served for the past 7 years. Dr. Escobedo received his Doctorate in Education in 2014 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also received his Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and he received his Bachelors in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Holy Cross of San Antonio Principal, Mr. Henry Galindo, said “Holy Cross of San Antonio is fortunate to have Dr. Escobedo onboard as the new Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.” Mr. Galindo adds, “He will do great things for our school. We look forward to him starting this summer.”
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.