hcs windsor first dayPHOTO: The Windsor brothers of Red Bank, left to right, Kenneth (Grade 2), Brian (Grade 3), and Richard (Grade 2) and friend Nathaniel Mehl of Rumson (Grade 1) tromp down the sidewalk on the first day of school

RUMSON, NJ – Holy Cross School students are back for a new school year! Greeting them is their new principal Dr. Mark DeMareo, who comes to Holy Cross from a distinguished career in public school administration and a faithful life in the Catholic Church. New music teacher Mr. Neil Brown and new Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Kathleen Fry have joined the ranks of over 40 dedicated Holy Cross faculty and staff members.


hcs first dayPHOTO: Mrs. Kim Clauss, Technology teacher, welcomes Katherine McKnight of Rumson on her first day of first grade.


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Holy Cross School welcomed 31 new students this year, from 29 new families from Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The PTA, in addition to hosting the annual Welcoming Night, assigned each new family in Kindergarten through Grade 8 a welcoming liaison family to make their transition easier. Liaisons chatted on the phone or by email and had a meet and greet at Victory Park in Rumson before the start of school, so parents and students could get to know each other. Since its inception, the Welcoming Committee has come full-circle, as the families who were once welcomed are now the welcoming liaisons. This program adds to the warm family atmosphere for which Holy Cross is known.

Holy Cross School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Rumson, dedicated to educating the whole child in faith, knowledge and character in a God-centered, family atmosphere. For more information, please visit www.holycrossschoolrumson.org or call 732-842-0348, ext 1128, to schedule a visit.

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