As the 2017-18 school year is rapidly approaching, I am excited to welcome our students back to the classroom! Over the summer, our entire educational community has been working diligently to enhance our academic programs and offer new experiences for our students. These experiences will not only be focusing on helping our students become college and career ready, but also 21st Century Learners.
This summer, our teachers and staff have been participating in various professional development opportunities ranging from focusing on a writer’s workshop model at the elementary level to partnering with Syracuse University on the Syracuse University Project Advance English class at the High School. Through these opportunities, our teachers and staff members have been revising our curriculum and investigating new strategies and methods to meet the needs of all our students.
Our Buildings & Grounds and Custodial Teams continue to make our grounds and facilities look amazing! From the inside to the outside, our buildings are receiving the proper attention to ensure not only a great appearance, but also continue to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our students to succeed. As a District, we are also preparing for the beginning work of our 4.9 million Capital Project to begin this spring, 2018. We are very excited about the enhancements this project will provide our facilities. This is all happening as our hard-working administrative assistants, guidance counselors, transportation department and administrative team are working to account for every student and staff member as we prepare for a smooth transition into 2017-2018!
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our retirees from the previous school year. The dedication, commitment and compassion they have provided the students, families and team members of the Holland Patent Central School District is greatly appreciated. Our sincerest congratulations goes out to: Brenda Carnright, Dennis Johnson, Heidi Knopp, Mary Ellen Lyons, Kathy McGahey, Colleen Minnig, William Morotti and our best wishes go to Dr. Kathy Davis who retired in January after leading the District for over 14 years. The contribution from everyone who attends, is employed by or supports our District is what makes Holland Patent Central School District a great place to be. I thank everyone for their support.
For the upcoming school year, we are very excited and committed to continue to foster collaborative and supportive relationships with the Holland Patent Learning Community. The support and encouragement you provide our District is amazing. We take great pride in continuing these relationships that are vital in ensuring we are providing a safe and positive environment for our students. Your active participation is strongly encouraged in supporting your child’s(ren) education. Engaging in positive and productive relationships with our teachers and staff members will play a major role in your child’s(ren) growth and contribute to the success of the District and the entire Holland Patent Learning Community.
I’m looking forward to a great school year working collaboratively with our extremely talented students, passionate teachers and staff, caring families and a dedicated Board of Education. As a Team, we will exemplify Golden Pride. Go Golden Knights!
Jason P. Evangelist,
Superintendent of Schools
Construction Updates Summer 2016
We started the school year with many projects in progress!Some highlights are as follows:HPE/GWF Roofs were re-doneMS Auditorium is doneMS second floor lockers are installedThe HS and HPE were repaved.Bleachers and Press box are completed.HS offices are almost completed.The generators at HPE and the HS are installedIf you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the district office.A special thank you to our custodial crews and maintenance department!