School Messenger Announcements


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!


McNamara NASEF Fellowship

  • TMrs. McNamara he North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) has selected 25 educators as “scholastic fellows” to significantly expand its classroom and out of school/afterschool education program. In just one year, NASEF has transformed education for countless youth by interweaving STEM learning with the world of team-based competitive video gaming, known as esports.

    Scholastic fellows were chosen through a competitive process that brought in applicants from across North America. They range in backgrounds but share a common vision of leveraging esports to draw real interest from their students. NASEF participants engage in a broad array of esports activities, from tournaments to managing a variety of business aspects of their clubs, gaining meaningful education in STEM and English Language Arts, all the while benefitting from positive social emotional learning and guidance.

    NASEF’s new fellows program will provide scholastic-based tools, resources and instructional coaching for educators in middle and high schools and community-based organizations. 

    Congratulations to HP's esports coach Mrs. Margaret McNamara for her acceptance into this exciting program.  Read more here:

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High School Shining Stars

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    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! 

2019-20 Budget Overview

  • Budget Overview
    (Please click the image to view the budget overview.)

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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BOE Meeting Location Change

  • BOE meeting change

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

Upcoming Events

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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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