From The Superintendent – Spring 2017

Welcome to Holt Public Schools! It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write the sixth of what I hope will be many Ram Quarterly (RQ) welcome letters to you and our exceptional community. I remain excited to serve our learning community! This is our second edition of the nearly exclusively online Ram Quarterly … Continued

2017 Calendar – Spring

This calendar does not include early dismissal/late start dates. Check the district online calendar ( for updates. NOTE: Dates subject to change APRIL April 1-8 Spring break for all students April 1-14 Spring break for Balanced Calendar MAY May 29 No school – Memorial Day holiday for all students May 29-June 2 Memorial break for … Continued

Count Us In!

In July of 2015, Superintendent Dr. David G. Hornak signed a national call to action document at www., joining superintendents across the nation pledging to focus on improving attendance rates. According to Attendance Works, as many as 6.5 million students nationwide miss a month of school every year (18-20 days). Holt Public Schools’ figures … Continued

Stay Connected, Holt Public!

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Follow us on social media: Facebook = Holt Schools Advantage Twitter=HoltPublicSch Instagram=Holtpublic Tumblr=Holtpublic To be added to our Peek at the Week email updates, please send a message to with the work Peek in the subject line. Would you like a paper version of the Ram Quarterly? Limited quantities (while they last) … Continued

Around The Horn – Spring 2017

Dimondale Elementary What a great year we have had at Dimondale Elementary! It’s hard to believe spring is already here. We continue to be safe, respectful, and responsible Bearcats. Reading Month was a success, with students tallying many hours of reading for our school. We are also excited to be partnered with Sparrow Health System … Continued

Calendar Reform : the Balanced School Calendar Conference

When: June 19-20, 2017 Where: Holt High School Campuses Registration Deadlines: Early bird – 5/12/17; Regular – 6/9/17 Did you know that, over a typical summer vacation… Without practice and enrichment, students can lose as much as 3 months of reading skill? From lack of practice, students lose about 2.6 months of math computation skills? Teachers … Continued

Holt Implements Transitional Kindergarten

For the 2017-2018 school year, Holt will be implementing Transitional Kindergarten. The program will be based upon the following philosophy statement: “The Transitional Kindergarten program in Holt Public Schools seeks to develop independent, self-con dent, and inquisitive learners. Highly qualified teachers will create a classroom community with an environment, curriculum, and instructional delivery model which, through … Continued

Kindergarten Registration & Enrollment

Kindergarten Age Requirements State legislation changed the enrollment age for kindergarten students, requiring them to be ve by September 1, beginning with the 2015-16 school year. However, a parent or legal guardian may enroll his or her child in kindergarten as long as the child turns five on or before December 1 of that school … Continued

HPS and Delhi Township Team Up For Weekly Podcasts

Hello Holt Public! – is the greeting for a new venture between the Holt-Dimondale School District and Delhi Township. “Talk with Us Tuesday” is a weekly podcast series that began late last year and can be heard each week through the district’s various social media outlets– Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, the Ram Quarterly and the District’s web … Continued


On Friday, March 17, 2017 the Holt High School Student Leadership Academy hosted a student activity night called “Fiestaval.” The students were in charge of planning, organizing, fundraising, marketing and running the event. There were approximately 200 students in attendance and it was a fun-filled, safe evening in a positive environment. Assistant Principal, Nick Johnson, … Continued