GC News

Friday, November 17, 2017

Held for the grandparents of the freshmen and juniors, below is the schedule of the day. Students, please remember school begins at 8 AM and is a half day.

7:30 AM | Mass in the Chapel (optional)* for grandparents only
8:00 AM | Breakfast buffet in the Dining Hall for grandparents only
9:00 AM | Period 2
10:00 AM | Period 3
11:00 AM | Performance in the Performing Arts Center for grandparents & their grandchildren (if permitted by teacher)
11:30 AM | Program ends
12:00 PM | School is dismissed

*If your grandparent is not planning to attend Mass, please arrive by 8:00am.

There is no lunch provided by SAGE to faculty/staff, students, or grandparents. Carl's Concessions will be open from 12PM – 1PM.


Students, please park on the Dining Hall side of building. Spots on the Kane Center side and closest to the building should be left open for our guests. Since seniors will not be in school that day, there will be adequate parking for all.

Science Students of the Month for October 2017

This award is presented to science students who demonstrate academic achievement in the sciences, are actively engaged in class, show a dedication to learning, and exude enthusiasm and interest for the subject. Congratulations!

Freshman - Catherine Fox
Sophomore - Noah Hope
Junior - Kayla Rieu
Senior - Olivia French

This morning, 19 Good Counsel graduating athletes committed to play at the collegiate level during this Fall's National Letter of Intent Signing Day. After the signing event, the student-athletes and their families gathered privately for a reception honoring the graduating seniors. Congratulations go to:


  • Anna Bowers | Yale University
  • Erin Calloway | Bryn Mawr College
  • Jessica Calloway| Bryn Mawr College
  • Grace DeRose | University of Denver
  • Kayla DeRose | University of Denver
  • Taylor DeRose | University of Denver
  • Meagan Gallagher | Coker College
  • Haley Gerold | Mercer University
  • Casey Leach | Haverford College
  • Abby Neff | Bucknell University
  • Meghan Ols | Central Michigan
  • Emily Peters | Marymount University
  • Maeson Tydings | University of Florida


  • Margaret Burgess | Christopher Newport University
  • Madison Hardy | Columbia University


  • Brian Northern | McDaniel College
  • Garrett Volley | Rensselaer Poly Institute


  • Olivia French | Tulane University


  • Margaret Ellington | University of Massachusetts Amherst

At Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, we are proud to have the Blessed Mother as our patroness. Around our beautiful campus and within our school building, we have many three-dimensional depictions of Our Lady, yet curiously, none of them depict Our Lady of Good Counsel. That changed this morning when the statue of Our Lady of Good Counsel designed by renowned artist Tim Schmalz was installed in Good Counsel's Grotto.

The design of the statue invites the viewer to interact with it. The scroll that cascades down the table contains multiple images and accompanying text drawn from Sacred Scripture and highlighting "good counsel" or wisdom. The statue and the grotto are not only meant to be a place of quiet reflection, but also a learning tool for GC faculty to use to engage with students. It is also meant to be an inspiration to the broader community of faith, giving the greater GC community a place to reflect.

See all the photos from the installation at: http://www.olgchs.org/support-good-counsel/the-gro...

Last Friday, Arts Masterworks students gathered for their first visiting guest artist. Valerie Craig, a 'plein air' painter from St. David's, PA came to do a two-hour workshop with our artists, musicians, and actors. Valerie started with a brief history of her training and career, sharing her knowledge about surviving as a professional artist in today's world. Students then participated in a painting activity where they experienced what it would be like to paint in nature. Valerie was an excellent teacher and the students each created a mini work of art. More information about Valerie and her work can be found at https://valeriecraig.com/.

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