School Messenger Announcements


Dairy Farmers of America and Onieda County Milk Giveaway

  • Compliments of the Dairy Farmers of America and Onieda County, we will be giving away gallons of milk at the loading dock behind the HS from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM beginning on May 27th and continuing daily until gone. Dispersment will be on a first come first serve basis.

BOE Budget Meeting

  • Board of Education Budget Meeting

    May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

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HP Communicator May 2020

Annual Budget Vote Information

  • The 2020 School District's Annual Budget Vote is set for June 9, 2020 and must be conducted entirely by mail  through an absentee ballot process.  Every qualified voter will receive a mailing that will include a ballot and postage prepaid envelope in which to return the completed ballot.  The Annual Budget Hearing will be held virtually on May 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  Information on how to access the Budget Hearing will be posted on the District website.  Petitions for candidates for the Board of Education are due on Monday, May 11, 2020 by 5 PM to the District Clerk. Please contact Valerie Marris, District Clerk, at (315) 865-7221 for further instructions.  Candidates must meet all requirements under the law, but there is no minimum signature requirement this year.  Candidates must:

    • Be able to read and write.
    • Be a qualified voter of the District. A qualified voter of the District is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older and not adjudged to be an incompetent.
    • Be and have been a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
    • Have not been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
    • Not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
    • Not be a current employee of the school board.
    • Not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Federal Advocacy

  • As a District, we have been communicating with our federal representatives to encourage their support in providing financial assistance to our schools in the federal stimulus package that is currently being negotiated in Congress.  We are asking members of the Holland Patent Learning Community for your support in contacting our federal representatives in Congress to provide additional funding for P-12 education.  The contact information for our federal representatives is listed below, as well as a sample correspondence. 

    Senator Chuck Schumer:

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

    Representative Anthony Brindisi-NY-22


    I am writing to you during this unprecedented health and economic crisis to encourage you to support the upcoming supplemental relief package, which will provide additional funding to states for K-12 Public Education because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Holland Patent Central School District has remained dedicated to meeting the needs of our students and community through effectively transitioning to remote learning, preparing and delivering meals and directing essential workers to daycare centers.

    In addition to meeting the needs of our students, staff, families and community, we are also extremely concerned about the future impact further reductions in state aid will have on our District.  Any cuts in funding would potentially lead to a reduction in staff and programs.  Your advocacy in supporting the additional funding during this crisis is vital now more than ever.   

    We truly appreciate your consideration for this request and your leadership and commitment to guiding our state and community through this crisis. 


    Holland Patent Central School District Community Member

Pupil Personnel Services

Final Grading Information for Parents

Monster Art Project!

  • Monster Art Project

    Mrs. Heiser's third grade students started a very special project this year in their art class with Mr. Verri. This project started with the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

    The students then created their own "Wild Things. The very original drawings were then shared with artists of all ages throughout the district.
    Mrs. Grower's High school students used the third grade drawings as reference to create digital drawings of the same monsters. Mrs. Spine's high school students and Mrs. Laubscher's middle schoolers were in the process of creating sculptures of the monsters from a ton of different materials. 
    The digital drawings were completed before school was closed and the sculptures were partially finished. Hopefully, Next year we can see this project all the way through with another group of third graders, middle schoolers and high schoolers.
    As for now, check out some of the fantastic results of this collaborative project!
    Link to 3rd grade drawings
    Link to HS digital monsters:

Josh Dziekan Selected for Teen Art Exhibit

  • Josh Dziekan


    11th grade Graphics 3 student Josh Dziekan's photograph has been selected for the juried Teen Art exhibit at the Everson. This year's topic is Youth Justice. The exhibition is provisionally scheduled for May 21-July 19. Congratulations Josh!


  • 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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Important - Building Use Update

  • Please note that there is no building use for community groups or extra curricular activities until further notice.

Upcoming Events

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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