2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Student Council Class Representatives
On Friday morning, middle school homeroom classes met to elect their student council representatives. Congratulations to the following homeroom reps:

6th Grade: Peter Britton & Sophia Mauro
7th Grade: Nathan Marx & Catalina O'Connor
8th Grade: Charlotte Dreany & Miriam Doyle

Mrs. Miller and I look forward to meeting with our student council tomorrow during lunch as we begin to plan activities for the year.

Below is the link to a Youtube video in which I discuss how impressed I am with our students and the many lessons I learned in running for student council representative...a very long time ago.

HCA Students Earn All County Chorus Honors
Our students represented HCA extremely well at All-County auditions last week. The following students auditioned:

Clark Hughes - 6th Grade
McKenna Withers - 8th Grade
Matthew Stoeter - 8th Grade
Giancarlo Santiago - 8th Grade
Molly Puckett - 8th Grade
Maya LaPietra - 8th Grade

We're so proud of all of them for auditioning. They had to audition with both a prepared piece and a sight-reading sample. They practiced, were prepared, and presented themselves with poise.

Five out of our six students qualified for All County Chorus!

Of special note, Giancarlo tied for first place out of ten basses, Matthew scored a three way tie for second place out of twenty six tenors, and Molly came in first place out of thirty nine first sopranos!

We're so proud of them and excited to share this exciting news with our HCA Families!
Thank You
I appreciate the support of HCA families with our enforcement of the dress code (never the most popular thing in any school community). I allowed a month for families to adjust to the rule on dress shoes being enforced as it was written. I saw many students in new, dress code friendly shoes today. Many thanks!



Looking for Assistant Drama Director
Drama Club is in need of an assistant Director and a Music Director for Singin’ In The Rain. Our rehearsals and information can be found on our website. Must have enthusiasm for musical theater and working with young people.

Please contact Marty Ferraioli
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
1: Boys Soccer vs. Linton Hall 4:0o p.m.
3: Boys Soccer @ St. Patrick (Loriella Park) 4:00 p.m. Early dismissal 2:50
4: School Mass 8:15 a.m. Fr. Brisson Hall - Please join us
7: Girls Volleyball @ Holy Family JV Only 4:00 Early dismissal 2:30
Boys Soccer vs. St. Francis 4:00
8: Girls Volleyball vs. Aquinas 4:00
Boys Soccer @ SWOY 4:00
10: Boys Soccer @ Aquinas 4:00 Early dismissal 2:30
Girls Volleyball vs. Linton Hall 4:00
11: Mass 8:15 a.m. Fr. Brisson Hall
14: No School - Columbus Day
18: Middle School Social Event - TBA (Student Council to decide soon)
24: Grandparents' Day at HCA
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
Trunk or Treat
31: Orange Out Dress Down Day (dress down day...not costumes)

1: All Saints Day
19: Visit from Bishop Burbridge
Mission Statement

At Holy Cross Academy, we are guided by the spirit of Saint Francis de Sales as we dedicate ourselves to: 

  • Create an atmosphere of prayer and reliance on our heavenly Father;
  • Spread the message of Jesus in our families and our community by treating all persons with respect and showing reverence for the gift of God in each one;
  • Build up the Spirit-filled faith community within Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish;
  • Serve those in need in our local community and in the Missions through an awareness of our global responsibility to all humanity;
  • Develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically;
  • Promote academic excellence by challenging all our students to recognize their gifts and fulfill their God-given potential.

It's About the Children
Holy Cross Academy
250 Stafford Lakes Parkway  
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401