From the Superintendent

Welcome to Holt Public Schools!

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write the 14th 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. We are here to serve you and hope that you will soon feel our district pride and our attitude of gratitude! I remain excited to assist you. This is the 10th edition of our nearly exclusively online RQ. We are aware that some of you prefer to read a paper copy of our publication. As a result, paper copies can be found in limited quantities throughout our communities. You can also find this publication as well as additional information on the following media sites:

■ Facebook: Holt Public Schools

■ Twitter: @HoltPublicSch

■ Instagram: @Holtpublic

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■ via our weekly email called the Peek at the Week (to be added to our weekly email updates, please send a message to with the word “Peek” in the subject line)

■ by listening to our weekly podcast

■ on our district website (

■ and by watching a video summary of the Peek at the Week called the Soapbox (Found of Twitter and Facebook)

For the fifth year in a row, I plan to lead a community book study. Four years ago, we read and analyzed the book Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson. Three years ago, we studied the Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll. Two years ago, we read Simon Sinek’s book, Together is Better. Last year, we studied Todd Whittaker’s book, The Ball. This year, we are reading The Coffee Bean, by Jon Gordon and Damon West. The book focuses on how to transform our environments, overcome challenges, and create positive change. As many of you know, I am driven to reinforce positive behaviors as together we confront the negative behaviors. At some point this year, I urge you to read the book The Coffee Bean. This book reminds us that life is often hard. It can be punitive, demanding, and feel like a pot of boiling water. The Coffee Bean reminds us that we need to discover the power inside and transform our settings. Once again, I am firmly committed to promoting our district by highlighting the extraordinary, inspiring work that takes place daily. I am truly honored to serve you and embrace the opportunity to celebrate the past and continue to inspire the future of Holt Public Schools. Keep an eye on us as we transform our District and live our Mission: Innovate, Educate and Inspire!

District Pride, Community Wide!

Dr. David G. Hornak