It is with great honor and privilege that I welcome the Holland Patent Learning Community into 2017 as the Superintendent of the Holland Patent Central School District. I am very invigorated and excited to be part of the Holland Patent Community and look forward to leading the District on a continued path of greatness! The Holland Patent Central School District mission clearly articulates the belief that all children will reach their fullest potential in a dedicated and professional learning community that will collaborate with the District to accomplish this. As Superintendent, I will strive to diligently guide this collaborative effort to continue to help make this a reality.
On behalf of the Holland Patent Central School District, we have the responsibility of providing a safe and nurturing environment which fosters student growth by meeting the individual needs of all our students. By working together as a learning community and fostering such an environment, we can continue to make a positive difference in each child's life.
In order to achieve this goal, it is essential as the District leader that I provide every opportunity to create an atmosphere of teamwork. Therefore, I am dedicating my transition into the District to creating meaningful relationships with the Holland Patent Learning Community. Working together and establishing these relationships, we can build an honest, transparent and a collaborative culture that will focus and dedicate our energy and collective ability to achieving our mission, "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 and educational development of all eligible students residing and/or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential. District schools will act as dedicated, professional partners with the home and the community in the development of each student in mind, body and social consciousness.
With your support and
collaboration, we can build meaningful relationships that will continue to move
our District in a positive direction. Through these relationships, we can
continue to focus on decision making that is in the best interest of our
December 15, 2016
Dear Holland Patent Parents and Community:
The Holland Patent Central School District has been working over the past few months to find a new principal for Holland Patent Elementary. A committee consisting of parents, teachers, and administrators interviewed candidates and selected several finalist to move on for Board of Education for consideration. The Board of Education appointed Mrs. Sarah Vergis at the meeting held on December 15, 2016.
Mrs. Vergis will be joining the team on January 3, 2017. She is certified as a School District Administrator, holds permanent certification in Special Education as well as Elementary Pre K-6. She is currently working as the Assistant Principal at Bellamy Elementary School for the Rome City School District. Mrs. Vergis also has experience as the Coordinator of Instructional Support Service for Herkimer BOCES, Instructional Computing Specialist and Technology Coordinator for the Mohawk Regional Information Center, and was a first and second grade teacher for the Ilion Central School District.
We look forward to having Mrs. Vergis join the district. Please join me in welcoming her in the New Year!
Dr. Kathleen M. Davis
In 1993, the state legislature passed a law mandating that a breakfast be available for all students. Participation was low in several buildings. With this in mind, next year we will again offer breakfast in the elementary buildings, but are requesting an exemption for the high school and middle school. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the School Lunch Director at 865-7242.
Thank you to all students who eat breakfast and lunch with us every day. Your continued support helps us serve nutritional, low-fat, increase fiber meals.
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 - Mrs. Hasseler is teaching a Nano Physics lab
based course to expose students to the skills needed for a job in this field.
In addition, Mr. Andrews is 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/
5/2/16 - Marcy site is taking shape
Though we’re but a country high school,
Our name unknown to fame
To our colors we are loyal,
Our heritage we claim;
We defend the gold and purple,
Wherever we may be,
Our hearts forever faithful
To the old school in H.P.
The purple hue is royal,
The gold is pure and fine,
And both are king’s apparel
Ordained by word divine,
Therefore, royal are our colors,
To them we true must be,
To show we love and honor
The old school in H.P.