Welcome to Holloway Elementary School - home of the Hornets!

 
 

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Principal: Mr. Robb Brown
robbbrown@springfield-schools.org

School Doors Open at 8:15 AM
School Starts at 8:30 AM
Student Dismissal is at 3:00 PM
Fax:  419.867.5707

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Welcome to Holloway Elementary School

Holloway Elementary School works very hard to ensure that its mission,

"Learning today to prepare for tomorrow" can be seen every day throughout our building.  Holloway Hornets have high academic standards, as evidenced through our Ohio Department of Education ratings.  

We are very proud of the entire Holloway family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement.

Holloway Elementary School is truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception! 

Principal's Weekly Message
offered by Mr. Robb Brown
#springfieldstrong



FULL S.T.E.A.M Ahead!
It never ceases to amaze me how far technology has come and more importantly how quickly the younger generation picks things up and what they are able to create with technology. We see it everyday whether it be the baby playing on mom’s Iphone at the store, a middle school student helping a grandparent with their new tablet or just about every kid of school age that has a question and of course what do they do, Google it.
Obviously times they keep a changin’. One of the new curriculum changes at Springfield Schools and Holloway a class called S.T.E.A.M; Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The class is pretty much exactly what its name says, a combination of science, technology, engineering,arts, and math but all in the form of problem solving! Students are posed problems, activities, and have to find solutions, whether in be coding a robot, building a bridge, or launching a rocket. Way cool right! What sounds like high school activities are now being taught all the way down in Kindergarten!

Mr. Ransford is Holloway’s and Crissey’s S.T.E.A.M. teacher, recently gave a presentation to the kindergarten parents showcasing what the students have practiced in his class using ChromeBooks and their Google accounts. Mr. Ransford talked with parents about interacting with their child during screen time and how it can be a good one-on-one activity for things like “I wonder” questions and how to use that to inspire students to problem solve and in turn learn. Mr. Ransford provided the Kindergarten students and parents a handout of 77 easy and free S.T.E.A.M ideas to do at home. Some of the activities included watch a sporting event and keep statistics, take a walk in the backyard, bake cookies from scratch or invent something!

I can’t really remember what it was like for me in Kindergarten in small town West Virginia, and I would probably guess you don’t recall much of it either. I know there were no computers. And well problem solving for me back then was probably something like make sure you find your brother after school so you get on the right bus. Congratulations to this new generation, Mr. Ransford and all the technology that is being taught.

This was "Way Cool" and promises to help the kindergarteners of today be ready to solve the problems for us in the future.


Everyday Heroes
As you all may know, this year Holloway continues to look for and celebrate some of the “Everyday Heroes” in our community. This week I would like to share some of the everyday heroes that are vital to what we do at Holloway but oftentimes works behind the scenes of daily school business.

Holloway recently invited the school board members and many of the central administration leaders to come and mingle with our staff so that we could thank them for all the work they do for the students of our district. To help celebrate and give a social studies lesson, our 3rd graders participate in a project that posed the question “what does the School Board do?” Students gave answers from keeping kids safe to making sure the doors were locked. In the end, Students learned a little more about the important roles our school board and central office team fill.


Finally, to have a little fun with the school board, some of the third grade students drew portraits of the board members to be given as gifts! Below is many of our central administration “everyday heroes” and their portrait gift. We also included a very special one of our Superintendent Matt Geha as the artist did an amazing job! Thank you to all of the central administration for their important role in helping the students of Holloway be successful.