First Honors All Three Trimester Honorees 2018 - 2019

Congratulations to Our Students who earned First Honors All Three Trimesters!


2018 - 2019 Third Trimester Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who earned Honor Roll in the Third Trimester!

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Holy Cross School is proud to announce that we will be publishing The Crusader magazine again this year. Returning families can look forward to receiving it in late June.

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Holy Cross Holds Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction

On May 28th, twenty students were inducted to the charter chapter of the Holy Cross School Tri-M National Junior Music Honor Society. Tri-M is the nationally recognized music honor society under the auspice of The National Association of Music Educators.
Students are selected by a committee on guidelines in music, academics, character and service set forth by the National Tri-M organization.
The charter officers are:
Julia N, President
Brendan K, Vice President
Cassidy Y, Secretary
Tristin O, Treasurer
Madison N, Historian

Our charter members are:

Ashna P, Josephine W, Elizabeth Z, Emily C, Claire J, Laci P, Yanialis R, Ashtyn T, Vivian W, Oprah A, Marc C, Brooke S, Kylie Y, Mark Y, and Adam Z.



2018 - 2019 Second Trimester Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who earned Honor Roll in the Second Trimester!

National Junior Art Honor Society Inducts New Members

submitted by Mrs. Benini

On February 19, 2019, five new members were inducted into the NJAHS based on scholarship, service and character. NJAHS is one of the highest honors for middle school art students. The new inductees are Ahida E., Sophia H., Katie F., Kyle G., and Ryan K. They joined current members Jordan P. and Katie D. in a beautiful prayer service and induction ceremony in the Junior High chapel.

Newly elected officers were also installed this evening and they are:

Katie D., President
Sophia H., Vice President
Jordan P., Secretary/Treasurer
Kyle G., Historian

The evening concluded with an exhibit of the artists work including their newest pieces fresh from the Scholastic Art awards. Congratulations to all our amazing artists!

Holy Cross Parishioners Give Presentation to Sixth Graders as part of Catholic Schools Week Community Focus

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, ILC Dover Retirees, Jim Clougherty, Tom Corbeil, and Tom Pribanic put the finishing touches on our sixth grade reading and language arts unit about the Universe. Thanks to Mrs. Patty Guido, the three parishioners visited Holy Cross School after Mrs. Guido learned that her neighbor, Tom Pribanic along with Corbeil and Clougherty had worked on the Apollo 11 space suits worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin 50 years ago.

Clougherty, Corbeil, and Pribanic hope to encourage the sixth graders to seek higher education and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and religion. 

After the hour long presentation, students were able to examine and ask questions about the space suits.

Fun Fact! Buzz Aldrin received Holy Communion when the Eagle landed on the moon and the chalice was donated to a church in New Jersey.

What a great way to celebrate Catholic School Week and our Holy Cross Parish community! 

Holy Cross Receives Eight 2019 Scholastic Art Awards

Submitted by Mrs. Benini, Visual Arts

This year Holy Cross School has received eight Scholastic Art honors! Scholastic Art Awards is a national art competition that begins at the regional level and is open to students in grades 7-12. Submissions are juried based on technical skill, original idea, and personal vision. The award categories are Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. The Gold and Silver Key medalists are honored with an exhibit at Delaware State Universitys Art Center. The exhibit will run from January 22nd Monday-Friday, 9 AM-3 PM until February 8, 2019. The Gold Key medalists will move on to the national competition.

Congratulations to our amazing artists!

Gold Key

Ahida E-H. - Digital Art

Kyle G. - Sculpture

Silver Key

Katie D. - Jewelry

Ryan K. - Comic Art

Isabella L. - Sculpture

Jordan P. - Editorial Cartoon

Honorable Mention

Emily E-V. - Sculpture

Anna W. - Sculpture

Ten Holy Cross Students Chosen for Kent County Honors Band

The Kent County Honors band is a long standing tradition supported by the Kent County Music Educators Association, which Ms. Swartzentruber is a member, where the finest middle school instrumentalists are chosen for a one time concert, playing level 3 music with a guest conductor.   
Each year directors nominate their students who have shown dedication and growth as a young instrumentalist to their responsibilities within the school's music program. Many of the students nominated have already begun the additional challenge of auditioning for Junior All-State Band which requires more time and effort, above and beyond the duties and demands of school band program requirements.
Nomination letters for the Honors Band go to the students selected by Ms. Swartzentruber. Parents and students ensure they are able to commit to the required rehearsal and concert dates. If they choose to accept the nomination, students return the intent to Ms. Swartzentruber. 
Ms. S, along with the other KCMEA middle school band directors, gather to choose the band. Each director brings the names of their students who have accepted the nomination (should they be chosen for this years band) and strives to secure a chair for their student within the Honors Band. Not all students who have submitted their acceptance of the nomination is guaranteed a seat in the Honors Band. At the end of the meeting, the Honors Band has been formed.  
Holy Cross School is proud to have 10 instrumentalists as part of this years 2019 Kent County Honors Band. 
Congratulations to our Crusaders!
Julia N
Elizabeth Z
Patrick S
Laci P
Yanialis R
Josephine W
Vivian W
Emily C
French Horn
Maxwell G
Josalyn S
These students will attend 2 evening rehearsals and an all day rehearsal along with 100 student members from across Kent County and present their work at the Honors Band Concert on Saturday, February 16th at 6PM at Milford High School.

2018 - 2019 First Trimester Honor Roll

Congratulations to Our Students who earned Honor Roll in the First Trimester!


Holy Cross Earns Four All State Selections

Congratulations to four Holy Cross students that made the 2018-2019 Delaware Junior All State Chorus! They are eighth graders: Anthony K, Ashna Patel, Quincy A., and Emily D. Holy Cross School was one of only two Catholic grade schools represented in the state. The other being St. Edmond's Academy.

The All State Junior Chorus is an auditioned choir composed of 7th and 8th Grade students throughout the entire state of Delaware. Over 300 students prepared and performed the required solo, scale and sight read a 4 measure melody during a scheduled one-day audition held in November. Out of those 300 students, only the top 150 are selected. The competition is high!

Congratulations to our Crusader singers who were selected for this years Delaware Junior All State Chorus!

National Junior Honor Society Holds Inductions

On Monday, October 22nd, the Holy Cross School Alpha and Omega Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 16 new members. We congratulate the following students: 

New Members: 

Victor A.

Mark B. - Vice-President

Asmita D.

Katie D.

Kathleen F.

Alyssa G.

Sophia H.

Madison L.

Ramon M.

Jason M. - Secretary

Josalyn S.

Kayla T.

Divine T.

Kamabesan T. - Historian

Ashtyn T.

Cassidy Y.

Current Members:

Alessandra D.

Ryan K.

Ashna P. - Treasurer

Jordan P.

Josselyn S.

Ethan S. - President

Josephine W.