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.
The third grade classes of Miss Evans and Mrs. Stockhauser had the opportunity to Skype with author, Kelly Bennett. As part of World Read Aloud Day, students enjoyed reading Not Norman and completed several activities around her book. During our Skype, she read the book aloud to students, shared some 'secrets' about the book, and discussed the lengthy process of writing a book. Her encouraging words and excitement for literature captured the attention of these aspiring authors. We are looking forward to reading other books by Mrs. Bennett, especially the book she is working on now about Yankee Stadium and Babe Ruth!
Mrs. Heiser's 3rd grade class Skyped with author David A., Kelly. They were excited to learn that Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mystery series, grew up nearby in New Hartford. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process in this conversation that served as an exciting introduction to their mystery unit.
Congratulations to Holland Patent High School senior, Caitlin Andrejova for winning the Presidential Award at Mohawk Valley Community College High School Senior Art Show. Her painting was selected first over so many amazing works of art from area high schools. Caitlin will receive a full scholarship to Mohawk Valley Community College’s art program in the fall should she choose to go. On Thursday, December 13th MVCC’s Dean of Art, Todd Behrendt awarded Caitlin with the scholarship here at the high school in front of some of her classmates and instructors. The art department and administration would like to say how proud we are of Caitlin and this amazing achievement!
Students in Mrs. Heiser's 3rd grade class enjoyed an interactive activity for rounding numbers using Google Classroom.
The Holland Patent Central School District would like to congratulate Chloe Williams for being selected to represent all of Section 3 Female athletes on the NYSPHAA Student Advisory Committee. Chloe was selected out of hundreds of girls in Section 3 and joins 21 representatives from all Athletic sections of NYS. As a committee member Chloe will represent Section 3 by exemplifiying leadership while providing feedback of NYSPHAA special programs including but not limited to Scholar Athletes, Sportsmanship ,Life of an Athlete, Student Leadership and Community Service.
Chloe is a senior at Holland Patent Central High School. She is the captain of the varsity field hockey team and also participates on the skiing and track and field teams. Chloe is a member of the National Honor Society and was involved in band and cabaret. In addition, she also volunteers throughout her community with programs including the Salvation Army, Hope House, and the Polar Express which is a seasonal holiday event for children. When asked why she wanted to be a member of SAAC she said, “Being a three-sport athlete has made me a leader on the field, in school, and in my community. It has given me a voice that will help advance our sports programs. I can use my voice and take the opinions and concerns of our area to others in the state.”
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.
7:00 PM Middle School Spring Concert
HOLLAND PATENT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
2018-19 MEETING DATES
ANNEX BOARD ROOM
Please note: There was a mistake on the district calendar and there will be no April 2nd BOE Meeting.
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4:30 P. M. Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Special Meeting, with King & King Architects for a proposed upcoming capital project.
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - UPK Lottery Draw/BOCES Budget
6:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 –Budget Hearing – no regular meeting
6:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Budget Vote Day) regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. (HS Library)
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 26, 2019
"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."
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