News and Announcements

Congratulations to the Holy Spirit High School Class of 2021!

For all the things you’ve had to endure over your four years as Spartans, especially in the past 16 months, you have come out stronger than ever. We are thrilled we got to see all of your smiling faces in Sea Isle for one of the most unforgettable graduations in our near 100 year history. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for you, Class of ‘21, we will be watching and cheering you on! Go Spartans!

Spartan Music and Visual Arts Students Headed to the NJ State Teen Arts Festival!

CONGRATULATIONS to our talented Spartan Music and Visual Arts students who won the county Teen Arts Festival and are now finalists in the State Level Showcase!

Maddie Ibone, Musical Theater “Nothing” - Megan Baldwin, Vocal Art Song “When Soft Voices Die” - Alex Destefano, Piano “Un Sospiro” by Franz Liszt - Spartan TV, film “Zoom-ish” - William Bradley, Visual Art for his piece “Shadows of the Day”

Employment Opportunity: Part time English Teacher

English Teacher position available immediately at Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, NJ. Position is for three classes, five days a week in-person learning. Valid NJ Department of Education Teacher certification preferred. Start date early December. Please send letter of interest and resume to

Employment Opportunity! Part-Time Custodian

HSHS has a Part-Time Custodial position available immediately. Schedule is 20 hours per week, Monday - Friday all year. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Mr. Melvin Johnson, Building Superintendent at (609) 646-3000 x306, or mail to 500 New Road Absecon, NJ 08201. This position requires successful completion of a background check.

Welcome Back Coach Welsh!

HSHS is proud to welcome back Spartan Legend, Joe Welsh, to once again lead our Girls Crew program as Head Coach. A 1977 graduate of Holy Spirit, Joe was a member of our esteemed 1976 Varsity 8 boat that won the Henley Royal Regatta in England. After rowing at Temple University, Coach Welsh returned to Spirit and went on to coach for 33 years before stepping away to watch his daughter row in college in 2018. As a coach, Joe has led the Spartans to numerous Stotesbury and National championships, and a Henley Women’s Regatta Championship in 2003. We are extremely excited to welcome back Coach Joe Welsh! Go Spirit Go!

HSHS Welcomes Mr. Brian McHugh as Girls and Boys Head Tennis Coach

Coach McHugh is a staple in the local tennis community, and looks to bring years of experience and knowledge to the student-athletes of Holy Spirit. A local entrepreneur, Brian was previously an assistant at Spirit under HC Lee Mendell and most recently has run the Stockton University Tennis Club since 2016. Girls tennis players and parents should keep an eye on their email for information about workouts coming in the next few days. Go Spartans!

HSHS Father's Club Cornhole Tournament

We are a week away from a fun night of cornhole! September 17, 2021 - Registration begins at 6pm. Limited team openings still available!! To sign up, download the scoreholio app or email
Boards can still be sponsored for $100. Don't play cornhole? No problem. $20 entry for live music, Mad Dog Morgan's food truck, and bottomless beverage mug!
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