Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. One month of school down.
This show was recorded 2nd of Sept 2018. Today we are just hanging at the lakefront.
We have a good show for you today with an interview with_Jack Badinger discussing the tailgate event for the 99th meeting of HC vs Jesuit
Holy Cross vs Higgins in the season opener
HC crushed Higgins 59 to 0
Earth Day Art Contest Winners Recognized
Last spring, Holy Cross School began a full campus recycling program, and kicked it off with an Earth Day Art Contest. Students were asked to create a work of visual art using only repurposed items, in other words–trash. Seven students were recognized at the Academic Awards held August 23, for winning first place for the high school, middle school, and primary school divisions.
Congratulations to juniors Bryan Broussard, Christian Guerra, Scott Staehle and Dominic Messina; eighth grader Ivan Ivanov; and fifth graders Andrew Launey and Michael Taylor.
Also, a big congratulations to all those that received academic awards
The Legacy of the Ring
On August 18, our senior Class of 2019 celebrated their Ring Mass at St. Dominic Church. Twenty-six of those seniors received “Legacy Rings” from a family member who is a Holy Cross graduate–a long-time tradition.
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. We are rolling right along in our new school year.
This show was recorded 26th of August 2018 Hope you like our new set up. Last week we added the table this week we thought we would add a little something extra……….
Holy Cross beats Vanderbilt Catholic
The tigers won 28 to 6 in the jamboree …Go tigers onward to victory
Middle Schoolers Learn about Guatemala Exchange Program and Mission Trip
Holy Cross students in grades 5-7 attended a presentation to learn about opportunities to host an exchange student and participate in a mission trip.
Nicole Fangue, a former teacher at Holy Cross, spoke to the students as a representative of BONDING, which is a Catholic program whose mission is to unite families, students, schools and communities in a common faith to enrich each one involved. This is accomplished by establishing friendship bonds and showing respect for values. The program serves students ages 10-15 and their families.
Our middle schoolers received information about hosting exchange students from Guatemala. Fangue also shared her experience doing summer mission work in Guatemala.
For more information on how to participate in the exchange program, please see the Bonding website, catholicbonding.org.
Seventh Graders Kick off the Year with Swimming Social
As part of their “Continuing the Journey” program, our seventh grade class kicked off the year with a student/teacher/parent social.
Throughout the year, seventh graders have the opportunity to bond with their brothers during their last year of middle school as they prepare to “Continue the Journey” into high school at Holy Cross.
Last Friday they kicked off the year with a student/teacher/parent social held at Lakeside Country Club.
The students got to swim, play tennis and other games, and bond with one another and their teachers. Parents were invited to join them at the end as well. We’re looking forward to a great year with many more “Continuing the Journey” activities to come!
Hello all. Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. First week of school is ion the books.. This show was recorded 19th of August 2018
Brothers in Formation
Holy Cross has reinvented its Big Brother “Boys to Men” program, pairing fifth graders, eighth graders and seniors into family units that will spend time together in formation throughout the year.
The brothers had their first interaction during the opening school Mass, where they all got to sit together during Mass. Today, they spent their formation period interacting, playing games and getting to know each other. The school plans to host more of these events throughout the year and will also incorporate our younger Tigers from the Elysian Fields campus.
Hello all. Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. We are so happy to be back for our third season. We are looking forward to an amazing 2018-19 school year. This show was recorded 12th of August 2018
It was an amazing summer
What can you expect from Tiger Talk this year
Weekly shows from our studio
Interviews with coaches, teams, clubs and students
If you want your group on with us send us an email
Games and prizes featuring our mascot Pinto Bean
What can you do for us?
Wanna be a field report for a club, team or activity? Let us know we’d love to work with you.
Ever wanted to get on the air and try your hand at telling folks about our amazing school’s history? We want to have YOU research and conduct a segment.
Do you have something to say? We are always looking for interesting people, students, teachers, and Alumni to interview on the show.
Ideas… Our show is driven by new ideas. Do have something you think we should do? A new way we should do it? Please share. It was you the folks out there that convinced us to start videos and interviews…..
Student Council Members Attend Holy Cross Conference in Austin
Last week, some of our newly elected student council members attended the annual Holy Cross Student Council Conference (HCC4SL) held at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Present at the trip were members of the student councils from six Holy Cross schools from across the nation. The goal of the trip was to come together as a Holy Cross family to learn, grow and bond together.
Holy Cross Launched New Student Experience Program
Our newest Tigers started off their New Student Experience getting their laptops set up and ready for the start of school.
Holy Cross School launched the “New Student Experience” program this summer for new students in grades 5-12, including those who are entering middle school from the Holy Cross primary campus.
The program includes a campus orientation, where students are prepared for the upcoming year and learn about getting around campus and rules and procedures, and also find out about academic and extracurricular opportunities at Holy Cross School.
We are excited to welcome our newest Tigers and get them oriented to everything Holy Cross, and we look forward to a great school year!
All students new and old attend orientation last week to get the last of their items squared away for the new school year
We want to give a big shout out to: The Men’s Club and The Lady tigers
The only people that shouldn’t be joining these amazing clubs are the students. They bring together supports of all ages from friends and relations of all student grades.
Five Seniors Participate in Holy Cross Immersion Service-Learning Trip
Five Holy Cross seniors had the opportunity to experience what they describe as a life-changing week serving in marginalized communities this summer.
Holy Cross Immersion service-learning trip, led by our Campus Minister, Adrian Jackson and Director of Counseling, Dr. Karen duPlantier, was held at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California, in June 5. Twenty-four rising seniors from five Holy Cross Schools participated: The theme of the Immersion was “Being Family – It’s YOUR love that brings me home.”
Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk. This show is for May 14th 2018 through May 21st, 2018
Holy Cross CRAWFISH BOIL
Seniors Celebrate College Day
Last week our seniors had an opportunity to wear their college shirts to school. This year’s class will be well represented throughout the country, with students receiving scholarships and acceptance to military academies, Harvard University, Boston College, Duke University, Baylor and much more.
Congratulations to these amazing students on their accomplishments! We wish you all much success in your college careers!
Alumni Association to Sponsor Holy Cross Fishing Rodeo
The Holy Cross Alumni Association would like to invite all families, friends, and alumni to Delacroix for a weekend of fishing and fellowship. Come join us on June 1 and 2 at the Sweetwater Marina as we host a Captain’s Party and Seafood Dinner on Friday with the fishing competition continuing Saturday. Enjoy the opportunity to compete for a First Place team cash prize and many other categories, including (new this year)….Red Snapper!
With the recent promotion of Eric DesOrmeaux to the position of Chief of School, Holy Cross will have new leadership for its storied wrestling program this fall.
Dylan Azinger has been named as the new head wrestling coach of the Tigers while Landon Williams will be the Director of Wrestling Operations.
Both Azinger and Williams wrestled at Division III national powerhouse Wartburg College and have been working with DesOrmeaux and the program since 2015 at Holy Cross.
Holy Cross has won 28 state wrestling championships, the most in Louisiana history. Polowy guided Holy Cross to 22 of its state championships while Ed Kavanaugh coached the Tigers to a pair of state titles.
After defeating Brother Martin in two games as part of the quarter finals HC battled John Curtis on Thurs suffering a crushing defeat 8 to nothing.
We are so proud of out Tiger Baseball team and their deep run into the playoffs. Congradulations to team members family and fans alike.
Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk. This show is for May 7th 2018 through May 13th, 2018
Holy Cross Names Tiger Award Recipients
Holy Cross School announced the recipients of the 2018 Tiger Award, which is based on the values, concepts and qualities defined in our school mission and school code – The Holy Cross Man.
Recipients of this award should embrace and model the whole man philosophy, which is one of the most treasured aspects of the Holy Cross education. This honor is bestowed upon individuals who do the best job of connecting the mind, heart, body and soul throughout the school year.
Students, teachers, advisors, coaches and moderators nominate students, and a faculty committee completes the selection process after considering the actions and observed behavior of the nominees
For A LIST OF ALL THOSE AWARDED PLEASE GO TO Holy Cross’s main page
Middle School Track Ends Season with Championship Title
On Saturday April 28, the 5th and 6th grade track and field team from Holy Cross won the Championship meet for the New Orleans Athletic League for the second year in a row. This historic achievement was accomplished by a team coming together to represent their school.
Holy Cross scored 155 points to defeat second place Stuart Hall by 72 points. Of the twelve events scored on Saturday, Holy Cross placed first in nine of them. In the 7th and 8th grade division, with only six athletes, Holy Cross still placed 5th overall. The entire Holy Cross family celebrates the effort of these young men, and looks forward to the bright and exciting future for track and field at Holy Cross! Go Tigers!.
Tailgaters Host Inaugural Dodgeball Tournament
Our Tailgaters Club hosted its first-ever Dodgeball Tournament. They created two divisions with a total of 14 teams. After attending the baseball game, our teams enjoyed pastalaya prepared by Coach White and Coach Baiamonte, and then the games began.
A special thanks to Mr. Hanemann for his flawless effort and consistent officiating of our event. Thanks to Clements Insurance Services (Dave ‘98 and Tim ‘01) for their sponsorship and donation. A special thanks to seniors Patrick Johnson and Jules Martin for making the event a success!
National Honor Societies Present Tiger Pride Awards
Last month the Holy Cross Chapters of the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society hosted Tiger Pride Month. This observance focused on spreading compassion and kindness to others. Each week we focused on and celebrated various parts of Holy Cross: our school, community, students, faculty, and staff.
As Tiger Pride Month came to a close, they honored a student from each grade level as well as a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, and two staff members who exemplify Tiger Pride. Students, faculty, and staff were able to cast their votes to honor those individuals who they felt show kindness, compassion, and love to others daily. Congratulations to our winners!
5th grade- Christopher Sercovich
6th grade- Blade Schneider
7th grade- Garrett Cantrelle
8th grade- Renzo Cantin
9th grade- Stafford Agee
10th grade- Collin Staub
11th grade- Mason Carter
12th grade- Cole Smith
Faculty & Staff:
Primary School Teacher – Lori Kerner
Middle School Teacher- Ms. Julianne Watson
High School Teacher- Mr. Shawn Collick
Staff member- Mrs. Kesha Thornabar
Staff member- Mrs. Jill Miester
Two Sixth Graders Place in Academic Games Nationals
Congratulations to 6th graders Christian Smith and Luke Suggs for their National placements at the Academic Games National Tournament held in Knoxville, TN this past weekend.
They bring home the tournament’s iconic Thinker Trophies to proudly display at Holy Cross for their national placements.
Middle school spring concert
Congratulation to the 5th, 6th and 7th graders that played in the spring concert. A great job was done by all.
Special thanks to the high school band members that came in and rounded out the Jazz band and to everyone that came together to play Jurassic Park at the end of the concert.
I Semifinals Game HC vs Brother Martin at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium Fri_________
I Semifinals Game HC vs Brother Martin at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium Sat ________
Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk. This show is for April 30th 2018 through May 6th, 2018
April 16th HC beat St Aug 9 -2 (make up game from Sat) 18-13-1 wrapping the season
April 17 and 18th On Tues HC fell to John Curtis 7-2 and again on Wed 6-0
On Sat the 28th Holy Cross won Over Scotlandville 11-1 in the 1st round of Div 1 play-offs
National Honor Societies Induct New Members
Congratulations to our students who were recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society at a ceremony held on April 18.
Holy Cross Chorus Students Earn Superior and Excellent Ratings
Congratulations to the members of Holy Cross’ Concordia Vocal Ensemble who represented Holy Cross at State Vocal Rally this past weekend.
Brian Fink, Logan Puissegur, and Ashton Stephens received Superior ratings for their solo performances. Stafford Agee received a rating of Excellent. Trey Nickens, Logan Puissegur, Justice Smith, and Ashton Stephens received a Superior rating for their ensemble performance.!
Three Athletes Sign for College Pro”er will attend the University of New Orleans and signed with their Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
Blake Baldassaro will attend Louisiana State University and signed with their Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
Tyler Nunenmacher will attend Tusculum University in Greenville, Tennessee, and signed on to play Lacrosse with their NCAA Division II team.
Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk. This show is for April 16th 2018 through April 22nd, 2018
April 9th HC beat Shaw 8 t0 4 17-11-1 prior to weekend
April 10th they beat Rummel 6 to 3
Fri 13th HC vs St Aug 10 to 0
Sat 14th HC vs St Aug WASH out
Three Juniors Selected for Patrick F. Taylor Foundation 18 in ’18 Competition
Three Holy Cross juniors have had their work selected for the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation 18 in ’18 Competition, which celebrates the New Orleans Tricentennial. The competition is open to current high school juniors and includes original essays or artwork about the student’s personal connection to New Orleans.
The works of Daniel Monaghan, Tarik Wilson, and Anthony Huete were chosen for consideration to the foundation for the competition. Winners will be announced by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation on May 15. Good luck to our Tigers.
TCAC Basketball Finishes Season with “Lakers” Victory
In the basketball championship last week, the Lakers secured a four-point victory within the last two minutes of the game. The co-captains of the Lakers, Jared Jones and Ashton Brown, both scored more than 10 points for their team. Cavs player Jonathan Williams scored 10 points for his team, but it wasn’t enough to control the game. The boys are looking forward to next year when TCAC starts again!
Faculty & Staff Give to Community through Service
In the spirit of servant leadership, Holy Cross faculty and staff gave of their time on Holy Thursday to give back to the community through a day of service with several organizations.
One team of volunteers visited Magnolia Community Center, where they had an opportunity to tour the facility, learn about the programs they offer, and spend time visiting with clients and spreading cheer. Another team visited Vista Shores senior center, where they sang and decorated Easter eggs with the residents.
Two other teams visited the Salvation Army and Covenant House, where they did some cleaning and painting of their facilities. And one team spent their morning at Holy Cross School setting up recycling bins and doing some spring cleaning around campus.
The group started off the day with a prayer service and returned to campus after a day of volunteering to reflect on their experiences working with these organizations. It was truly a meaningful opportunity for our faculty and staff to give back and to be role models of servant leadership.
Following the day of service, our faculty and staff were treated to a crawfish appreciation lunch.
Hello and welcome to Tiger Talk. This show is for April 9th 2018 through April 15th, 2018
This passed Monday the 2nd HC dropped a game to Hahnville 3 to 2
Fri 6th HC vs Rummel _____________________
Your prom is next Saturday, April 14th at the St. Charles Lounge in the Superdome. See Coach Charb for ticket information. Also, if you plan to park in the dome, please be aware the dome does charge to park so bring cash. They do not accept credit cards. Also, the annual Tiger Fest follows immediately after the prom here at school in the Student Center. Shirts will be handed out next week when they come in.
Attention all 16 year old students and over, all faculty and staff: Next Tuesday in conjunction with Tiger Pride Month, we will have our last blood drive of the year on Tuesday, April 10th. Student Council members will be coming around to take sign-ups. See Mr. Ferry for any questions you may have!
. Holy Cross School Announces New Leadership Team
Holy Cross School has announced a new organizational structure and leadership team for the 2018-2019 school year. This new structure will allow the school to align its academic programs and student services to assure continuity and progression throughout each young man’s journey at Holy Cross School.
Eric DesOrmeaux will serve as Chief School Officer and will oversee all academic areas, including primary, middle and high school grades. In this role, he will direct the school’s curriculum, discipline and teaching teams to ensure consistency in each of these areas throughout each grade level.
Teresa Billings will serve as Chief Mission Officer, with the primary role of ensuring the school’s mission is carried out through all student support programs. In this role, she will direct the counseling and guidance, enrollment, recruiting, student activities and campus ministry teams.
Brian Williams, CPA, joined Holy Cross School in January 2018 in the role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. He will oversee all financial operations, as well as the school’s campus operations and technology teams.
Monica Sanusi Gelé, CFRE, will serve as our Chief Advancement Officer, overseeing the school’s fundraising, special events, alumni relations and communications teams.
“We have an outstanding team of servant leaders who fully embrace the Holy Cross mission and will inspire our students, faculty and staff to live that mission every day. Please join me in congratulating our leadership team and supporting them in their new roles. We look forward to continuing the mission of educating the young men of Holy Cross School – Mind and Heart, Body and Soul,” said Sean Martin, headmaster.
Tiger Pride Month Kicks off with Pancakes and Pep Rally
Our National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are sponsoring Tiger Pride Month, a four-week celebration of students, faculty, staff and our community. The first week focused on “student appreciation” and included pancake breakfasts sponsored by the Tailgators Club, snowballs at lunch, and concluded with a Tiger Pride pep rally. Upcoming weeks will celebrate our faculty and staff and focus on giving back to the community.
State Champion Robotics and Soccer Teams Receive Legislative Proclamation
The Holy Cross State Champion Soccer and Robotics Teams traveled to Baton Rouge on Monday for a special recognition at the State Capitol. The students had the opportunity to meet with Representative Chris Hazel ’83 and were presented with legislative proclamations for each team. It was a great day to be a tiger!
Michelle Donnelly is here with us to speak about the BLUE & GOLD GALA.
Rescheduling of Crawfish boil
TIGER TALK Store is now open. You can go to our website and click over to our partnership with Café Press and see the items in our store. Remember all profits from the store go back to the students, clubs and teams at Holy Cross.