PRINCIPAL'S PAGE

HOLT HIGH SCHOOL

Home of the RAMS

Principal - Michael P. Willard
michael.willard@hpsk12.net

Student Services/Guidance Office: 517-694-2116
Main Office: 517-699-0294
General HS Fax: 517-699-3451

Athletic Office: 517-694-2383
Athletic Fax: 517-699-3439
Theater/Facilities Rental Office: 517-699-6439

North Campus

 NORTH CAMPUS (NC)   grade 12
5780 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
 
for 12th grade students
Attendance/Absence line
694-4370

 
Asst. Principal  -   Ann Coe - acoe@hpsk12.net
       
                                             NC Attendance/Discipline Office:      517-694-4370
                                             North Campus Fax:                                517-694-8362
 
 
MAIN CAMPUS (MC)   grades 9 - 11
5885 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 9th-11th grade students
Attendance/Absence line
 
694-3446
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asst. Principal's
                                                 Christopher Billingslea - cbilling@hpsk12.net
                                                 Nick Johnson - njohnson@hpsk12.net
                                                Attendance/Discipline Office:         517-694-3446
                                                Attendance Office Fax:                      517-694-2044
 
 
 
Driving Directions to Holt HS
 
BUILDING HOURS
  • The Main Campus and North Campus are open with supervision from 6:45am to 3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Wednesday supervision is provided from 9:20am to 3:30pm.
  • Students are not to be on school property before or after those times unless participating in a supervised activity.
  • Students must be with an advisor, teacher, or coach of an activity.
  • Parents of students who arrive before the start time or are delayed beyond the end time will be notified and asked to make alternate arrangements. Thank you for your cooperation.
 (These time schedules for building supervision have been implemented for the safety and welfare
of our students. The intention is to ensure that all students are safe and well-supervised.)
 
Parents have a transportation option:  CATA transportation can be pre-arranged
by calling CATA at 517-394-CATA.  Students with a student pass
(obtained from the school office) can ride for .60 cents one way.
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 SENIOR INFORMATION
GRADUATION
Class of 2015

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2016 SENIOR YEARBOOK PICTURE SPECIFICATIONS -

SENIOR  PICTURES

 

·      It is the parents/students responsibility to inform your senior photographer of the following yearbook requirements.

 

 

Please adhere to the following specifications. Most area studios are familiar with these requirements and can help with the selection of an appropriate portrait. If a student’s photo does not meet the following requirements, his/her photo will not be placed in the senior section of the yearbook.

 

1.     One wallet-size copy of your picture must be received NO LATER THAN Friday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. on either a disk (CD) as a high-resolution JPEG or TIFF image (300 resolution), as an email attachment to mfulton@hpsk12.net (300 jpeg dpi resolution), or as a high quality hard copy delivered to room E221 or E222 on school days before 3:00pm. Most large studios will send photos for all students directly to the school. Be aware that photos taken with digital cameras and printed on photo paper using an at-home printer are not of sufficient quality for the yearbook. Photos taken on digital cameras should be placed on a disk and submitted digitally. The deadline is based on the school’s contract for color printing with the publisher. Late photos will be accepted until Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. for a processing fee of $25.00 per photo. The yearbook staff will not accept any photos turned in after 2:35 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2015.

2.     Plain, single color, non-white background (no outdoor shots or bright patterns will be accepted; no background that includes trees or water).

3.     Must be a traditional straight on, head and shoulder shot (no over-the-shoulder poses; no hands in photo; no soft-focus; no cameo finish; no special props, scenes, or outdoor poses.)

4.     Must be turned in by the deadline to be in the senior section of the yearbook.

5.     Photos are accepted as hard copy or in high resolution TIFF or JPEG format on CD or email.

 

The yearbook advisor reserves the right to reject publication of any photo not meeting these requirements or HHS dress code requirements. Questions should be directed to Ms. Michelle Fulton, Yearbook Advisor, at mfulton@hpsk12.net.

The DUE DATE of Friday, October 16, 2015 by 2:30 p.m. must be met
in order to insure publication of your photo in the yearbook.


 
Holt High School Information
HHS Student Website - updated by Web Publishing students as they learn.
School Bell Schedule
School Highlights

Student Activities

Website linkfrom WebPublishing Class = Holt HS
 
Student Success
On most school days a study hall and student success period are held in the library at the main campus from 2:45-3:30pm. Any student is welcome to sign-in and get assistance in any subject. Students are asked to be prepared with their homework, questions, etc. and be serious about working. Students must make arrangements for their own ride home.
 
 
 
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Holt High School
 

COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

 
Main Campus Commons Area
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
 
Open to the public!
 
Multiple colleges and businesses represented!
 
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Questions to Ask College Reps
Whether you're a sophomore just beginning the college search or a senior in the throes of finalizing your application list, you might just find yourself wandering the stalls of a college fair this fall. And while these events are a great way to learn about schools, they can occasionally be awkward or nerve-wracking. After all, you shouldn't just breeze through, quickly snatch up some pamphlets and then immediately depart. To make the most out of the experience you really must stop and chat with the admissions officers and alumni in attendance.
It might seem intimidating to approach the representatives but you should know they are eager to talk and to answer your questions. They want to get students interested in their respective school and they will certainly welcome your inquiries.
While there are no wrong questions to ask, you should try and avoid very general queries such as "What should I know about your school?" or "Why should I attend this college?" It's harder for the reps to give insightful answers when questions are vague. And that won't help you out much as you try and narrow down your options. Instead, ask more targeted questions that call for the representative to speak to specific topics and examples.
Here are some sample questions for you to consider:
  • What are some fun campus traditions?
  • Are interviews an important part of the application process?
  • Do you require standardized test scores?
  • How do you evaluate students during the admissions process?
  • Do students tend to stick around campus on the weekends?
  • What kind of support services do you offer if a student is struggling in a class?
  • Is it easy to conduct research with professors?
  • How popular are study abroad programs at your school?
  • How active is your alumni association?
  • Is it difficult to register for classes or enroll in the courses you need?
  • What is there to do in the surrounding area?
  • Do students seem to like the food?
  • Do most undergrads live on campus? Or are students dying to get off-campus housing?
  • Are students allowed to have cars on campus?
  • What's the percentage of students who graduate within four years?
  • How does your career services office help students find internships and jobs?
  • What is your freshmen retention rate?
  • What are your most popular majors?
  • How well are undergrads able to get to know their professors?
  • What do you love most about this school?
There's no reason to be nervous or tongue tied when meeting with college reps. Remember -- they're hoping to make a good impression as well. All you need is to have a few questions in your back pocket and the conversation is sure to flow!
article from AdmitOneblog.org 2013
 
Student Summer Programs
hosted by Building 21
go to:
buildingtwentyone.org
 
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 School begins Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:30 a.m. at the North and Main Campus' of Holt High School
 
2015-16
Kick Start Orientation
for all students in 9th-12th grades
Held at the MAIN CAMPUS!
 

All students in 9th through 12th grades are required to attend Kick Start Orientation.

 
 (for your convenience 2 evening sessions this year!)
Tuesday          August 25, 2015       5:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday    August 26, 2015     10:00am - 3:00 pm
Thursday         August 27, 2015       5:30pm - 8:00pm
Back-to-school packets will be mailed home during the week of August 11.
 
Packets will include:
  • Emergency Card (please review it, update information, return it at orientation!)
  • LifeTouch school picture order form
  • Attendance/Discipline information
  • Welcome Back to School information
  • Kick Start Orientation information (outline of orientation)
What to bring to Orientation:
Emergency Card (update information so it is current)
LifeTouch order form with payment if you will be purchasing pictures
Yourself! Camera ready in dress code appropriate attire.
 
What to do at Orientation:
  • All students will have their school ID picture taken
  • All students will turn in their signed/updated Emergency Card
  • Review information about clubs and sign up for activities
  • Receive their schedule (only if the emergency card was turned in and ID picture was taken)
  • Pre-pay on your Food Service account
  • Pick up a Free/Reduced Application (if needed)
  • Purchase an Athletic Pass - Student or Family
  • Apply for a student Parking Pass - $5.00
  • Tour the Main Campus to find locker and classrooms. The North Campus will not be open for orientation.
 
Questions about orientation? Call Cindy @ 517-699-0294
 
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SUMMER HOURS @ MAIN CAMPUS
 
8:00am - 4:00pm    Monday - Thursday
Questions in summer   -   call 517-694-2116
 
 
Need  TRANSCRIPTS  ?
 
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Freshman and New Parents -
PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
HHS Main Campus
 
A great opportunity to meet the high school administrators and learn about the high school's policies and procedures, Academic Culture, Formative Assessment, and Literacy at the high school level.
 
You are not alone!  Chat with other parents.  Ice Cream Social afterwards!
We hope to see you there!
 
Questions? Call Cindy at 699-0294.
 
 
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Common Mission Statement
The mission of Holt High School is to create a supportive community where every student experiences success in an exemplary academic program as measured by district, state, or national standards. Each student will graduate as a responsible and respectful citizen with a clearly defined post-secondary plan.
We Care   .   We Learn   .   We Grow
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CALENDAR
FOR HOLT HIGH SCHOOL 9-12 grades
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes)
 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2015

 
25                 Kick Start Orientation - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
26                 Kick Start Orientation - 10:00am - 3:00pm
27                 Kick Start Orientation - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
 
SEPTEMBER 2015
 
8                   First Day of School  -  7:30am - 2:35pm

9                   FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35 pm

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About Holt High School
 
Holt High School is a four year comprehensive school split in to two campus settings.
 
The Main Campus houses grades 9, 10, 11 and is located on a 40-acre campus-like setting with a performing Arts complex that seats 850 in the theater and a comprehensive on-grounds Athletic complex.
 
The North Campus houses 12th grade students and is located directly across the street from the Main Campus. Senior students have the opportunity to elect college classes as part of their curriculum and earn college credits which may be transferable to accredited colleges. The building houses state of the art technology offerings as well as a college campus setting.
 
 
In 1989 Holt High School became the first Professional Development School (PDS) affiliated with Michigan State University and the Holmes Group. The goals of a PDS are to improve teaching practices and student learning through the application of the most current educational research and on-site action research.

Holt High School has been honored as one of the top 100 schools in the country,
recognized through the award of a Presidential Blue Ribbon.
 
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 Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. 
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards:
  • Are aligned with college and work expectations;
  • Are clear, understandable and consistent;
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
  • Are evidence-based

To view the standards, visit: Common Core State Standards

To view crosswalks between the Grade Level Content Expectations, the High School Content Expectations, and the Common Core State Standards, visit the Michigan Department of Education websites at:
 

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STUDENT SAFETY
IS A PRIORITY
 

Your older student may know the rules about crossing a street but they may not always follow them or may get distracted. Though laws provide for pedestrians to have the right of way, drivers don’t always see our students or follow this rule.
We discourage students from walking across Holt Road and provide shuttle busses between the high school and the 9th grade campus. Shuttle bus information is clearly posted in the main hall near the front doors or students can stop in the office to find which bus to ride across the street between campus locations.
Students making the choice to walk across Holt Road for any reason must cross at the pedestrian walkway using the traffic light system. Please remind your student to use care and caution when crossing, to always cross at the intersection, and to watch approaching traffic. Students crossing the street in the dark early morning hours should take extra caution and wear light colored clothing that can be seen by drivers.
 
Please use care when dropping off your student — be patient,
drive slowly, and exercise caution around all schools in Holt.
  
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