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From The Superintendent – Spring 2018

Welcome to Holt Public Schools! It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write the ninth of what I hope will be many Ram Quarterly (RQ) welcome letters to you and our extraordinary community! For those who are just joining the Holt Public Family, I would like to sincerely welcome you to our district. … Continued

Superintendent’s Community Coffee Schedule – 2018

You are invited to join Superintendent Dr. David Hornak for an informal conversation regarding Holt Public Schools! Share your thoughts and find out “what’s happening” in our district. Thursday, April 12 9:00am Mike’s Village Restaurant Wednesday, May 9 9:00am Tim Hortons *Dates subject to change

2018 Calendar Year

This calendar does not include early dismissal/late start dates. Check the district online calendar (www.hpsk12.net/calendar) for updates. NOTE: Dates subject to change APRIL Mar. 30-Apr. 6 Spring break – Traditional Calendar Mar. 30-Apr. 13 Spring break – Balanced Calendar MAY May 28 Memorial Day Holiday – Traditional Calendar May 28-Jun 1 Memorial Break – Balanced … Continued

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H.O.L.T. Scholarship Contributions Always Welcome

The H.O.L.T. (“Helping Others Learn Together”) Scholarship Fund is a donor-supported project to help qualifying students in the Holt Public School District receive an advanced education opportunity at an accredited postsecondary institution. We would like to thank the PNC Foundation for another $5,000 contribution to the scholarship fund! Looking for ways to give back to … Continued

Annual Survey Results Show Strengths & Opportunities

Results from the district’s annual survey are now available. They show many areas where our schools “glow” and others where schools need to “grow.” The survey, conducted last fall, asked parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff for feedback on issues ranging from effective communication, to building safety and maintenance. The responses were reviewed by building … Continued

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If you or someone you know has been harassed, abused, bullied or is the victim of discrimination, please contact 517-699-STOP (7867) or STOP@hpsk12.net for help After 4:30pm Monday-Friday, on weekends, and during school breaks your calls will be taken by representatives at OK2SAY Or call them directly at 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729) or OK2SAY@mi.gov If you would … Continued

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2018 Balanced Calendar Reform

Impact Summer Learning Loss Why should we consider a balanced school calendar? When does a balanced school calendar take place? What is the current research behind this? How do we support and ensure a successful transition to a balanced school calendar? Where can we see this in action? Who benefits from a balanced school calendar? … Continued

Holt Educators Are Super Stars

The Holt Public School District has some genuine super stars when it comes to educators! In recent months, several Holt teachers have won, or been nominated for, national and state awards for their outstanding efforts. Neal Cronkite, a fifth-grade science and math teacher at Washington Woods Middle School, was honored as a 2017- 18 recipient … Continued

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Around The Horn – Spring 2018

DIMONDALE ELEMENTARY Dimondale Elementary students and parents were treated to a presentation by author, illustrator, and cartoonist Ruth McNally Barshaw. Barshaw, a Lansing resident, is best known for the Ellie McDoodle Diaries. Following her presentation, students and their families were able to gather with the author. As part of Dimondale’s integrated arts program, students began … Continued