School Messenger Announcements



  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 



  • Have a happy and safe

Summer Reading at NY Libraries

"Taking Field Trips with Students to New Heights!"

A Message from the Superintendent

  • Thank you very much to the Holland Patent Central School District Learning Community for your support for the 2018-19 budget!  I would also like to welcome Mrs. Kathy Smyth to the Board Of Education and look forward to a collaborative partnership with Mrs. Smyth.  The continued support and encouragement you provide to the students and staff of the Holland Patent Central School District is greatly appreciated!

Senior Athletes

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    Congratulations to 
    Tucker Garrett and McKenna Williams,
    Senior Athletes of the year.

No Empty Chair Campaign 2018

  • No Empty Chair 2018

    In 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the “No Empty Chair” teen driving safety education and enforcement campaign to raise awareness of highway dangers during prom and graduation season.

    The No Empty Chair Campaign for 2018 is a week-long, statewide campaign that will begin Monday April 30th and continue through Friday May 4th. In addition to educating students about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, State, County, and local law enforcement will increase patrols near local high schools throughout the state, and officers will be vigilant in enforcing violations of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law.

    The enforcement component of the campaign will target specific infractions statewide during the week, as well as other vehicle and traffic law violations. The target dates are as follows:

    Monday 30th, 2018 – Speeding in school zones

    Tuesday,  May 1st, 2018 – Seatbelts and child restraints

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 – Cell phone use and texting

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 – Operation Safe Stop

    Friday, May 4th, 2018 – Underage drinking and impaired driving

    “Spring  is a great time of year for teens as they celebrate their accomplishments, prepare for the opportunities ahead, and enjoy their sporting events outside” said Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol. “They should enjoy this time and not have their happy memories destroyed by a preventable tragedy. By educating our young drivers about these important highway safety issues and enforcing our traffic laws, we are doing all we can to ensure there are no empty chairs during prom and graduation season this year. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is honored to always partner with Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, the Oneida County Office of Traffic Safety, the Oneida County Stop DWI Program, and the schools throughout Oneida County as we spend the next two weeks delivering these critical safety programs to our teens.”

Author Skype with Chris Grabenstein

  • Author Skype with Chris Grabenstein

    On April 18, Mrs. Koziarz's class had the opportunity to Skype with author, Chris Grabenstein. Students enjoyed a video question and answer session with the author right from our very own classroom! We had the chance to ask several questions about our most recent class read aloud, The Island of Dr. Libris. Mr. Grabenstein not only answered our questions, but he also gave students great tips and tricks regarding reading and writing. Our class is looking forward to reading another fan favorite from Mr. Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

Athletic Achievements

  • HP Alpine Ski Team

    The Boys' Alpine Ski team won the Section III Title this past weekend.

    The Girls' Alpine Ski team took second place in Section III.

    Congratulations to all our athletes!

Superintendent's Corner

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

Kindergarten Registration

  • Parents and guardians who plan to send a student to kindergarten in September should contact Jennifer Blier, secretary at General William Floyd Elementary School, at 865-5721 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to update school records.

    Students must be five years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2018. 

Upcoming Events

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BOE Meeting Schedule 2018-19

    2018-19 MEETING DATES

     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

    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 

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, r 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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