Elementary Reconfiguration

Grades Pre-K through 2 are now located at GWF, and grades 3-5 are at HPE.
For additional information regarding this reconfiguration, please refer to the presentations on the Superintendent's site.


Saturday, May 28, 2016 
"It is the philosophy of the Board of Education of the Holland Patent Central School District that the fundamental purpose of the School District and all of its resources is to provide the means for educational development of all eligible students residing and /or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential. "

Meet the Candidates

The Board of Education hosted a community forum to introduce three final candidates for the Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday, May 24.

Celebrating Commitment Day

Here are a few of the HP seniors who are celebrating "Commitment Day!" May 1 is when deposits and decisions are due. It's been a great admission year and Holland Patent has a lot to be proud of! 

Eagle Scout Achievements

Eagle Scouts

Two Holland Patent High School Students, Joe Rowlands (Left) and Brandon Schuster (Right), have successfully completed the requirements to earn their Eagle Scout badge!

Jenna Rose at Top of Her Game

Jenna Rose Jenna Rose Harrington, a captain on the HP Girls' Varsity Bowling Team, has proven that dedication and hard work in your sport can really pay off.  Since joining the team in 7th grade, Jenna Rose has always set high goals for herself and has had a busy year working toward those goals. 

In November, Jenna Rose signed on at, Franklin Pierce, a Division II school, with a bowling scholarship, where she will be majoring in psychology.  

Throughout the season, Jenna Rose worked toward the goal of being one of the top bowlers in the area.  She also spent a lot of time working with the other girls to help them become better bowlers.

In February the bowling team lost the Section III title to Clinton at the Section III Finals, a title the team had held for 2 years.  Then it was on to CSC Conference where the team worked hard to snag the title from Sherburne-Earlville but fell short.  Jenna Rose did not walk away from the day without honors, winning trophies for the Overall high game for CSC and Overall High Series for CSC in our division.  She was also named to the CSC All Star Team and was CSC Division Champion.

In February, Jenna Rose was invited to participate in the Section III Shootout. She rolled the highest 6 games of the day for females, clinching a spot on the NYS Section III Team.

On March 4, Jenna Rose headed to Buffalo, NY to compete in the State Competition. Jenna Rose bowled three excellent games and the team finished in third place.

Jenna Rose has been very competitive in her field for several years.  She competed in the USBC Junior Gold competition last year in Chicago, IL, and has qualified to compete again this year in Indianapolis, IN. 

Just this week, Jenna Rose was named a 2016 USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year, a title which is granted to one male and one female bowler nationwide.  Jenna Rose was chosen over all other candidates for her contributions to the sport, academic achievement and community involvement.  To receive this honor, along with a $1,500 scholarship, Jenna Rose will be traveling to Las Vegas, NV in April. 

Congratulations to Jenna Rose for all that you have accomplished and will accomplish in your future!

2016 NYS Wrestling Champions

Hunter Richard

Hunter Richard won his second consecutive NYS Wrestling Championships at 145 pounds. He defeated four wrestlers throughout the tournament without giving up a single point. He defeated Jordan Kayes from Olean (VI) 4-0, Nate Grubham from Whitney Point (IV) 4-0, Holden Pelton from South Jefferson (iii) 5-0  and in the finals defeated Ross McFarland from Phoeniz (III) 6-0.


Alex Herringshaw

Alex Herringshaw won his third consecutive NYS Wrestling Championships at 170 pounds. He defeated four wrestlers throughout the tournament including Jake Kramel from Perry (V) with a pin in 1:07, then defeated Micah Miller from Maine Endwell (IV) 11-6 , Tyler Green from Schuylerville (II) 9-7. In the finals he pinned Lyle Grant from Alden (VI) in 5:01

6th Grader Wins 3rd Prize in Video Competition

Hannah Rossi Congratulations to Hannah Rossi for winning 3rd place in the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority's Trash Can Film Festival. 
This annual Festival invites area  invites area students to create an original short film about reducing, recycling and   reusing.  Hannah's film highlighted the many ways the HP Middle School goes green.  The Festival coordinator reports that Hannah's film "expresses great creativity and communicates excellent information about reducing, reusing, recycling and composting."
Hannah's video will be available on The Trash Can Film Festival website, the Authority's Facebook page and their YouTube channel, and will be used throughout the year to help educate the community.
Nice job, Hannah!

Music Students Soar

music collage

 The jazz band and vocal ensemble are gearing up for Cabaret on 4/1/16 and 4/2/16!  Everyone is working hard and it promises to be an excellent show!

 The MS jazz band has been rehearsing and students are doing a fantastic job.  The MS music is TBA, but stay tuned!


HP Readies for Nano Technology

HPCSD is forging a partnership with the Marcy Nanocenter at SUNYIT to prepare our students for careers in the field of nano technology. 

Alicia Dicks,  of the Fort Schuyler Management Corporation and Elizabeth Rossi, of SUNYIT, recently spoke with the HP Board of Education and visitors about SUNYIT's "Quad C" Project, the Computer Chip Commercialization Center, located in Marcy.

New opportunities for students at HPHS this fall - Elizabeth Vanderhoef will be teaching a Nano Physics lab based course to expose students to the skills needed for a job in this field. In addition, Doug Andrews will be teaching a nano technology course and two levels of introduction to Engineering and Design. Click here for more details.

For more information about the Marcy Nanocenter at SUNYIT - http://www.marcynanocenter.com/



Graduation Highlights

Holland Patent Central School District is proud to share the following graduation statistics:
123 Total Graduates
20 students graduated w/Regents with Advanced Distinction w/Honors 
8 students graduated with Highest Distinction 
17 students graduated with Distinction 
61 students graduated with Regents Diploma

Valedictorian - Faith Babowicz
Salutatorian - Peyton Cole

Class of 2015, on behalf of the faculty and staff of
Holland Patent Central Schools,

congratulations and good luck in all your future endeavors.

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Guide to Upstate School Districts



Based on four years of test data from the New York State Department of Education, Business First has rated the academic performances of 36 public school districts in the Utica-Rome Area, which consists of school districts in Herkimer, Oneida and Otsego counties.  Business First analyzed four years of test scores and graduation rates for eligible public school districts. Its 168-part formula covered everything from statewide English and math exams for third graders up to the full array of Regents exams for high schoolers.

Holland Patent is proud to be among the top ten districts, ranking #8!


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