•   Welcome to the
    Holland Patent Middle School
  • The Middle School

    9601 Main Street
    Holland Patent, NY 13354

    Building Principal:  Ms. Lisa Gentile
    Dean of Students: Mr. Michael Sinacore
    Building Secretary:  Mrs. Christine Strzepek
    Middle School Phone Numbers:
    Main Office (315) 865-8152 
    Nurse's Office (315) 865-7224
    Guidance Office (315) 865-7204
    Fax (315) 865-8978

Black River Outdoor Education

  • On September 25th and 26th our 8th grade students were given the wonderful opportunity to go kayaking with the Black River Outdoor Education Program. The students spent the day with certified kayak instructors, learning how to kayak properly and safely. It was a fun and enriching experience for all!

Pop of Color –Figure Drawings

  • Art students used their observation skills to explore how to draw from life and how to complete a figure drawing. Students also learned about value, shading, and contrast.


    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.  

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Visitor Information

  • Important safety information for visitors:
    At Holland Patent Central Schools, the safety of our children is a top priority.  In response to global events and parental concerns, we have joined many other districts in our area to take a proactive approach to safety. All main entrance doors are secured and equipped with a security camera.  Admittance to the building will be permitted through a door bell/buzzer system. 

    The following procedures have been implemented: 

    •   Upon your arrival to the main entrance, please ring the door bell.
    •   Visitors will be required to identify themselves and state their purpose for entering the building.
    •   Additional information may be required prior to entering the building.  
    •   In the event that the system is disengaged during school hours, there will be an individual assigned to the main entrance. 
    •   The building is closed at 6:00 PM unless prior arrangements have been made for community events, sporting events, or any other event.  

    This system has been implemented to secure the building while maintaining a single point of entry in order to create an optimal learning environment.  We appreciate your support as we continue to promote the safety of children. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 315-865-8152.


  • NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY has their Induction Ceremony on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in our auditorium at 5:00 p.m. and a reception to follow.
    SCHOOL PICTURE MAKE UP DAY:  Friday November 3, 2017. There are extra forms in the Main Office if your child forgot to bring them home. You also can go on line and fill out your order there. mylifetouch.com  our picture day ID:  WL617019Y0
     MS VOCAL ENSEMBLE and KNIGHTLY PLAYERS have become one group so productions will involve students from grades 6-12. There will be two productions this year; one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

    We are planning on putting on Charlotte's Web on December 8th and 9th in the High School Auditorium. Rehearsals will occur at 2:30in October a couple days a week.

    MAKERSPACE Attention 8th graders: Starting on Monday October 2nd Makerspace will be open during Period 1 to those interested in producing an informational video about the Makerspace. Please see Mrs. Smith for a pass or with any questions. If you don't have a study hall 1st period you can work on this during 6th period lunch as well.
    ESCAPE ROOM:  Attention 7th & 8th graders: The next Escape Room is for you. See Mrs. Horwat or Mrs. Hiffa in the library for details ASAP. There are many options from which to choose. Stop in during lunch or a study hall.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOOL STORE:  The store is located in Room 223 and will be open every morning before 1st period.

Think it, Build it, Share it!

  • The middle school Maker Space is a space that students can sign out of study hall to go work on projects such as 3D printing, building circuits, and programming.
    The theme for the MS Maker Space is Think it, Build it, Share it!  
    The Maker Space is looking for donations of materials.  If you think you might have items to donate, please email Mrs. Smith (ssmith@hpschools.org) to see what items are needed.  One thing for certain, the Maker Space is always in need of Legos!

Upcoming Events

Hooked on Reading!

    Hooked on Reading


What's New in the Libary?

  • Mrs. Horwat teaching
    Have you checked out the Library Media Center recently?  Mrs. Horwat has some new books you might be excited about!  There are also Nooks and Kindles available for loan. (You will need to have submitted your permission slip.) 
    Book Club/Lit Circles are meeting and you are welcome to join!
    Have you read any good books lately?  If so, create a book trailer to share your thoughts.  Need help?  See Mrs. Horwat or Mrs. McNamara.
    Looking for a book to read?  Mrs. Horwat will surely be able to help!

Need Supplies?

  • Middle School Re-Store