FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – Winter 2018

Welcome to Holt Public Schools! It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write the eighth 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, January 11 9:00am Tim Hortons Monday, February 5 9:00am Mike’s Village Restaurant Tuesday, March 13 9:00am Tim Hortons Thursday, April 9:00am Mike’s Village Restaurant Wednesday, May … Continued

2017-18 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 JANUARY Jan 8 School resumes Jan 15 MLK Jr. Day – No School Jan 17-19 Exams – Grades 7-12 Half Day; Grades K-6 Full Day Jan 22 2nd Semester Begins FEBRUARY Feb 14 … Continued

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

Holt Education Foundation Updates

MINI-GRANTS AWARDED! The Holt Education Foundation’s “Prize Patrol” traveled the district in November and awarded almost $7,500 in mini-grants for 14 projects. They include impactful projects such as incorporating mindfulness using yoga, raising a butterfly garden, teaching drumming to enhance language development, exposing students to a college campus environment, a kindness club to heighten social … Continued

Holt Public Day at Caberfae Saturday, March 3, 2018

For the third consecutive year, Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac will be hosting our learning community for a day on the slopes! This event, exclusively for Holt Public Schools families and friends, allows our entire learning community to enjoy a day together at Caberfae! Due to the number of participants who have joined us in the … Continued

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

State of Michigan legislation (MCL 380.1147) recognizes that children who turn five years of age between September 1 and December 1 of 2017 are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. DISTRICT RESIDENT PRE-REGISTRATION Kindergarten “call in” takes place January 22 to February 2, 2018, from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Call your home area school … Continued

NEW FACES

Holt Public Schools would like to welcome several “new” faces to the district!

Mrs. Christina Wright officially joined Sycamore Elementary School as building secretary in October! After graduating from Athens High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and has passed the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam. She resides in Windsor Township with her husband and three children, Rosemary, Howard and Jeremiah (who … Continued

IT’S TIME TO RESTOCK THE PANTRY!

As we celebrate the closing of one year and the beginning of a new year, keep in mind that the Pop-Up Pantry at Holt High School needs to remain stocked with items that will help students, their families and the community. The pantry was started last year by two Holt High School seniors who wanted … Continued