School Messenger Announcements


OHM BOCES Mission and Vision Statements Survey

  • The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES Cooperative Board is exploring the idea of revising the organization's Mission and Vision Statements.

    Since development of the current OHM BOCES Mission and Vision Statements in 2013, the needs of component school districts, local employers and the global workforce have changed rapidly.

    The Board welcomes stakeholder input in helping to ensure that the Mission and Vision Statements continue to best represent the purpose, goals, services and programs of the OHM BOCES. A short, six question, online Mission and Vision Survey has been developed to assist the Cooperative Board in revising and redeveloping the OHM BOCES Mission and Vision.

    Mission and Vision statements articulate an organization's values and goals. A Mission Statement is focused on what an organization is doing in the present and describes an organization's fundamental and unique purpose.

    A Vision Statement is focused on what an organization will do in the future. It is an inspirational description of where an organization is going tomorrow and an extension of the emotions and feelings of its stakeholders.

    The OHM BOCES Mission and Vision Statements Survey can be completed online by clicking this link: Survey. All survey responses are anonymous.

    The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES serves the following component school districts: Brookfield, Clinton, Holland Patent, New Hartford, New York Mills, Oriskany, Remsen, Sauquoit Valley, Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland and Whitesboro.

HP RoboKnights Win Research Award

  • HP RoboKnights

    Congratulations to the HP RoboKnights who received the Research Award at the 2020 SUNY Poly FLL Championship!

H.P. Retired Teachers Assoc Awards Educational Grants for Special Projects

1st Graders Virtual Visit With Mrs. Claus

  • Mrs. Claus
    Via the "magic" of technology, 1st graders at GWF had a wonderful chat with Mrs. Claus!  The students were treated to a story about how the Elves and Santa started working together (The Elves in Santa's Workshop.)  They also learned some reindeer dances and had the opportunity to ask many thoughtful questions (Where is Santa now? How does Santa get to all the houses in one night? How do reindeers fly? Where did Rudolph get his red nose?).

All-Mohawk Valley All-Stars

  • Congratulations to the following students who were selected by the Observer Dispatch for the fall All-Mohawk Valley All-Star teams!

    Maggie McGuire- Swimming/Diving Girls

    Samantha Rachon- Soccer-Girls

    Sarah Rachon- Soccer-Girls

    Hanna Corrigan-Field Hockey

    Justine Draper-Field Hockey

    Anna Healey-Field Hockey

    Ella Buchanan- Field Hockey

HP Students Sign Letters of Intent

Swimmers and Coach Achievements

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    Maggie McGuire was named the Section III, Class C Champion in the 50 and 100 yard Freestyle,  and was a member of the 400 yd Freestyle Relay with Arianna Lange, Erin Shivas, and Jenna Mazza, who were also Class C Champions in that event.
    Maggie was also named Swimmer of the Meet.  In addition,  Coach Celecki was awarded Coach of the Year for Class C. Maggie finished 8th in the State Qualifier Meet in both the 50 and 100 and the relay team finished 7th.  

Girls' Field Hockey Team Triumphs

  • Girls' Field Hockey team

    Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Field Hockey on their 3rd Sectional Title in 3 years!


High School Shining Stars

  • Shining Stars

    For the 2018-2019 school year  we had a group of teachers go above and beyond for a student in need. These teachers provided this student with a memorable senior year due to their kindness and generosity. Thank you to these teachers who were recognized at a recent school board meeting (from left to right):  Russell Stevener, Tom DellaPosta, Angela Alcaraz, Tony Donatelli, Mike Arcuri, Margaret McGuire (student board member).  Not pictured:  Beth Denhoff, Sherry Kennerknecht, John Richard.


  • Best of the best
    Congratulations to Holland Patent Middle School and High School for winning the Best of the Best Mohawk Valley Community Choice Award for 2019! 

HP Music Program National Recognition

  • Music Program Recognition

    The Holland Patent Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation for the third consecutive year by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievements and commitment to provide music education to all students.

    The Holland Patent Central School District is proud to provide students with a Pre-K through 12th grade music program which features classroom music, 12 performing ensembles, chamber groups, a Suzuki Violin program, AP Music Theory, and a Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter. Students regularly have the opportunity to perform at New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festivals and Major Organization Evaluations. This year, 35 Holland Patent music students were selected to perform in honor ensembles, including the New York All-State Wind Ensemble. The music department showcases the hard work of district music students in over 15 school-sponsored concerts per school year.

    The Best Communities for Music Education Award recognizes that the Holland Patent Central School District is leading the way with learning opportunities for music students in the community. The music department appreciates the continued support from the administration, faculty, staff, and community to further the continued growth of music making in Holland Patent.

HP Alma Mater

  • 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.


     Mission Statement

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  • Celebrate & Inspire
    Click on the above image and celebrate the inspiration happening in our classrooms!

BOE April Meeting Change

  • April BOE meeting change

Superintendent's Corner

BOE Meeting Schedule 2019-20

    2019-10 MEETING DATES


    ANNEX BOARD ROOM – 5:30 P.M.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019  Reorganization & Regular Meeting

               Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Regular Meeting




    6:30 P.M.  Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, November 13, 2019          

    6:30 P.M.  Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    6:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    UPK Lottery Draw/BOCES Budget

    6:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    Budget Hearing – no regular meeting

    7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    (Budget Vote Day)
    regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. (HS Library)

    6:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 24, 2020

BOE Mission Statement

  • "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."

Website Accessibility Notice


    Holland Patent Central School District is committed to providing access to our electronic and information technology, including our webpages, for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 and Title II of the ADA.  The School District is diligently making necessary adjustments to its technology in furtherance of this goal.  Such adjustments are time-consuming but are critical to ensure that students, staff, community members, and others can access our materials.  As we await new web material, please be patient; we will be making updates as soon as practicable.


    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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