9601 Main Street
Holland Patent, NY 13354
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The 8th Grade STEAM team hosted Mr. Herbert Thorpe, a Tuskegee airman. Our 8th graders heard living history about Mr. Thorpe’s World War II experiences and his encounters with racial discrimination during his lifetime. His brother, Richard E. Thorpe, also a Tuskegee airman, was killed in Italy in April 1945. Students wrote excellent questions for Mr. Thorpe. They asked about what he thinking as he flew the planes. What were the conditions like while training, and how long did training take? Did he enjoy the freedom of flying, and did he ever race his plane? What was his most rewarding experience? How did his family feel about him being a Tuskegee airman, and how did he deal with the war when he returned home? Students also asked about his treatment as an African-American. What was his opinion on civil rights today? The students were very attentive and found the talk interesting.
Hanna Corrigan was selected to participate on the U14 team and Ella Buchanan is a U14 alternate for the 2017 National Futures Championship in Lancaster, PA, June 23-26.
The Citi National Futures Championship, presented by Harrow Sports, is the premier championship event for USA Field Hockey's Futures Program, the sport's Olympic Development Pipeline. Held annually in late June since 1990, NFC brings together the top female field hockey players selected from more than 5,000 athletes across nine regions. These athletes were selected based on their performance at their respective region’s Regional Futures Tournament.
On November 18th, HPMS 8th graders spent a day on the SUNY Poly campus. During the morning session, students visited about 15 different stations where they participated in STEM activities. SUNY Poly students guided the 8th graders in lessons on drones, robotics, electronics, RC vehicles, virtual reality, computer programming, and many more topics. After eating lunch in the campus student center, the 8th graders took a tour of the campus guided again by SUNY Poly students. Everyone enjoyed the day and learned a lot about all the opportunities available. Special thanks to Mrs.Tina Betz, the K-12 STEM Outreach Coordinator at SUNY Poly, and all of the college students who helped throughout the day.
On November 3, 2016, 30 outstanding 8th grade students were inducted into the Holland Patent Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The National Junior Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the categories of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Congratulations to all new members!
The faculty, staff, students and community of the Holland Patent Middle School are devoted to academic excellence and the growth of individual strengths and talents. Our school will provide a friendly and supportive environment, where individual differences and respect for the rights of others guide school and community behavior.