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

    9601 Main Street
    Holland Patent, NY 13354

    Building Principal:  Ms. Lisa Gentile
    Assistant Principal: 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

Congratulations Mr. Eberley!

  • Mr. Eberley and Mrs. Horwat
    Congratulations to Mr. Eberley, 7th grade Science teacher, for being the Oneida/ Herkimer School Library System Teacher of the Year 2019.  Mr. Eberley was nominated by Ms. Horwat and was recognized for his contributions and advocacy of the school library. 

Congratulations to Heather Buchanan-Wise

  • Heather Buchanan-Wise


    Congratulations to Heather Buchanan-Wise a Holland Patent seventh grader, who participated in the 41st Annual Utica College Regional Science Fair on March 23, 2019. She conducted research on sound production in male salamanders and won the Naval Science Award from The Office of Naval Research. She was also awarded a medal and a cash prize. 

Science Shirt Fridays

  • Science Shirt Friday

    Mr. Eberley’s 7th grade Science classes collaborated with the art teacher, Mrs. Kiehn and participated in “Science shirt Fridays” on April 26th, 2019. Mr. Eberley, Mrs. Kiehn and students created a wide variety of Human Body Systems on T-shirts.

Creative Organism Winnder

  • Creative Organism Winner

    Congratulations to Heather B.W. for winning the 7th grade Science Creative organism project. Her creature won and will be turned into a stuffed animal. Heather will be gifted it at 12th grade graduation!

Robo Knights Champions

  • Robotics Champs

    Congratulations to the HP Robot Knights who won the research award and Mr. Eberley and Ms. DeSanctis won the coaches award at the FLL CHAMPIONSHIP @ SUNY! Congratulations to the HP Robo Knights on an accomplished first season!

Students Receive Research Awards

  • Research Awards

    Emily P and Morgan K. each received an award from their librarian for employing excellent research skills and effort on a research project in Mr. Eberley's classroom.  Students were to learn about an organism, applying science concepts and terminology from Science class to what they learned about their organism by way of the research process, and the project culminated in a presentation to their peers. Taking their job to educate their classmates seriously, they searched the web for the correct pronunciation of the Latin words used to describe the classification of their organisms.  "Taking this extra effort and understanding the resources available to them on the web deserves recognition," says Mrs. Horwat.  Emily and Morgan are shining examples of researchers in action, using all that is available to them!    

  • 7th GRADE ART ROCKS! Seventh graders used liquid watercolor to create "geodes." We explored the "wet-on-wet" watercolor technique and experimented with rhythmic line patterns to design unique pieces of art that keeps your eyes moving!

Welcome to the Makerspace

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.



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!

Our Commitment


    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.