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!
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.”
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.
Mrs. Stay's 3rd grade students were learning about human modifications that we make to our environment and how they can lead to unintended harm. Students chose a topic (Urbanization, agriculture, desertification, mining, building of dams, etc.), then researched the positive and negative consequences the modification has on our environment. Finally. they used their research to create an article about the modification using the Pages app. Awesome job!
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!
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.
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. A Kindergarten Informational Night will be held on Tuesday, April 17th, at 6 p.m. at General William Floyd Elementary School, 8900 Route 365, Stittville.
"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."
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.