Home of the RAMS
Principal - Michael P. Willard
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
General Questions? Call Cindy at 517-699-0294
between 8:00am - 3:00pm weekdays
NORTH CAMPUS (NC) grade 12
5780 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 12th grade students
Asst. Principal - Ann Coe - firstname.lastname@example.org
NC Attendance/Discipline Office: 517-694-4370
North Campus Fax: 517-694-8362
12th grade website - teacher/student produced and updated. Visit it at:
For Holt high school students in need. Strictly confidential.
Personal hygiene products, food, winter clothing.
Email: email@example.com or call the North Campus office.
MAIN CAMPUS (MC) grades 9 - 11
5885 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 9th-11th grade students
Christopher Billingslea - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Johnson - email@example.com
Attendance/Discipline Office: 517-694-3446
Attendance Office Fax: 517-694-2044
Driving Directions to Holt HS
BUILDING HOURS (during the school year)
(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.)
If a student does not ride a school bus parents must make arrangements for their student to be picked up by 3:00pm. Parents can pre-arrange CATA transportation by calling CATA at 517-394-CATA.
Students with a student pass (obtained from the school office) can ride for .60 cents one way. Students may obtain a student CATA bus pass in the Counseling Office during business hours. One bus pass can be issued per student per school year. Replacement passes must be obtained from the CATA office.
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Class of 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
4:30 p.m. sharp
at MSU's Breslin Student Events Center
534 Birch Rd, East Lansing MI 48824
General Seating (no tickets needed)
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for seating
Commencement begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.
ALL SENIORS MUST VISIT THE
OFFICIAL GRADUATION WEBSITE
Read through the information. All seniors print and return the "Commencement Contract." Other forms are optional.
Holt High School Information
FAMILY ACCESS Info
CTE Non-Discrimination Statement
HHS Student Website - updated by Web Publishing students as they learn.
School Bell Schedule
Parent Information & Ideas
Science Olympiad link
Website link from Web Publishing Class = Holt HS
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 buses 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. Parents: 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.
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:
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
We need your help at home to set clear expectations for school.
Attendance, Academic Achievement,
Credit, and Graduation
The Michigan Merit Curriculum is rigorous and for many students will not be easy. Missing one day of school can have a substantial impact on the learning of sequential information. Holt High School grade data shows students with poor attendance are academically unsuccessful.
Top three ways parents can support their student to learn, succeed, obtain credit, and graduate!
A student demonstrating poor attendance, either by accumulating tardies or unexcused absences, subjects themselves to parent/administrative meetings, mandatory After School Academic Support, Saturday morning or Wednesday morning detentions, suspension, loss of credit, and/or alternative educational options other than Holt High School.
Practical and Financial Consequences
of Poor Attendance
Michigan Laws Concerning Alcohol and Underage Drinking
Michigan laws are very stringent when it concerns children under the age of 21 consuming beverages containing alcohol. The days of thinking “it’s just kids being kids” is a thing of the past and has been replaced with strict guidelines and punishments. Some of the more common teenage occurrences include:
MIP - A first offense of minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol is a criminal misdemeanor which goes on your permanent criminal history and your automobile driver’s license. While a sentence deferral or expungement could erase the offense later, there are serious consequences. For a first offense, the fine is $100 and no jail, however, jail time can be awarded if probation is not correctly followed.
A second offense can include imprisonment for not more than 30 days but only if the minor has been found by the court to have violated an order of probation, failed to successfully complete any treatment, screening, or community service ordered by the court, or failed to pay any fine for that conviction or juvenile adjudication, a fine of not more than $200, or both, and may be ordered to participate in substance abuse prevention services or substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation services. The teenager’s driver’s license will also be suspended for 30 days and restricted for an additional 60 days thereafter.
Legal Consequences of Providing Alcohol to Underage Youth
A person who sells or furnishes alcohol to an underage youth will be fined $1,000 and may go to jail for up to 60 days. A person who sells or furnishes alcohol a second time will have a $2,000 fine, a 90-day mandatory jail sentence and possibly community service. If someone dies as a result of underage alcohol use, the person who provided the alcohol may be imprisoned for up to 10 years and/or fined up to $5,000.
Drinking and Driving - The State of Michigan has some of the toughest zero tolerance and underage drinking laws in the country. Michigan’s “Zero Tolerance” law, which states that an underage driver cannot have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .02, was established to help curb teenage driving fatalities. A first offense can include up to a $250 fine and/or up to 360 hours of community service. The teenager’s driver license is restricted for 30 days, four points on their driver record, and an assessment of a $500 Drivers Responsibility Fee for 2 consecutive years.
A second offense within seven years includes up to a $500 fine and/or up to 60 days community service as well as up to 93 days in jail. A driver license suspension of 90 days will be assessed. Any prior drunk driving conviction results in a minimum one-year drivers license revocation. Four points will be levied on the teenager’s drivers record and a $500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years will be imposed. A BAC level of .08 or above constitutes a Driving Under the Influence charge (DUI). Parents may be responsible for any and all damages relating to alcohol and driving caused by their teenage child until that child is 18 years of age.
Reducing Test Taking Anxiety
If you're still experiencing extreme test anxiety after following these tips, seek help from your school counselor.
2003-2008 Test Taking Tips, TestTakingTips.com
An Evening of Vocal Music
presented by HHS Choirs
Friday, March 10
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Music Gala, Silent Auction, coffee & desserts.
Stop by and support Holt High School's Choir program.
Thank You for your support and patronage to raise support for the future!
March 8 5:30 - 8:00 pm
March 9 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Please note: Wednesday, March 8 is a FULL DAY of school. Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 are half days with classes in the morning (7:35 am - 11:10 am).
P-T Conferences are all held in the Main Campus building inside the commons and library. Parents must register in the main hallway, then proceed to each teacher's table for a 5-minute conference. Questions about conferences? Please call Cindy at 517-699-0294.
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FAMILY ACCESS Info
Common Mission StatementThe 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
CALENDAR 2016 - 2017
for HOLT HIGH SCHOOL 9-12 grades
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes via email)
1 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
7 Band Booster Mtg. 7:00 pm – Band Room
8 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
P-T CONFERENCES 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (evening session this date)
9 Thurs. – ½ day classes 1,2,3 in AM 7:30 am – 11:10 am
P-T CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm – at MC Commons/Library
10 Fri. - ½ day classes 4,5,6 in AM from 7:30 am –11:10 am
Vocal Music Gala - 7-9:00pm, Theater
13 Board of Education mtg. 7:00 pm – Admin Bldg.
14 Band-Aid Dinner & Concert 6:00 pm – Main Campus commons area
15 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
? – Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner @ Chisholm Hills
22 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
29 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
Academic “H” Awards – 7:00 pm – Theater – by invitation
31 Spring Break begins (Friday)
3-7 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
10 School Resumes
Board of Education Meeting – 7:00 pm – Board Room Admin Bldg.
11 Band Booster mtg. 7:00 pm, Band Room
12 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
National Honor Society Induction – 7:00 pm – Theater
19 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
20-23 HHS Spring Stage Production (TBA) in Theater at 7:00 pm
24 Top Ten Dinner – 6:30 pm – by invitation – Charlar Place, Holt
26-27 MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus
26 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
1 3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30 pm West Commons – MC – by invitation
3 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
8 Board of Education mtg. 7:00 pm – Admin Bldg.
9 Band Booster mtg. 7:00 pm – Band Room
10 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
Awards Night – 7:00-8:00 pm – Theater (teachers, coaches awards)
17 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
18 Spring Band Concert – 7:00 pm – Theater
24 ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35 am – 2:35 pm
26 Last day for seniors without exams
29 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
30 Senior Exams & official last day for seniors
31 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
3 Senior Breakfast – 9:00 am – Main Campus – West Commons
4 Baccalaureate – 1:30 pm – Main Campus Theater
COMMENCEMENT – 4:30pm – MSU Breslin Center
7 FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30 am – 2:35 pm
12 Board of Education mtg. 7:00 pm – Admin Bldg.
14 EXAMS (1st & 2nd hrs) 7:30 am – dismiss 11:10 am
15 EXAMS (3rd & 4th hrs) 7:30 am – dismiss 11:10 am
16 EXAMS (5th & 6th hrs) 7:30 am – dismiss 11:10 am
Last Day of School
Teacher’s last work day
~ all events are subject to change; changes will be kept to a minimum ~
How to Help a Teen Athlete Deal
Playing sports teaches teens a lot of skills, both athletic and otherwise. And it can be really rewarding to watch your teen on the court or in the field doing what she loves to do.
But, there can also be a dark side to high school sports. For many teens, there’s a lot of pressure to perform and sometimes, that pressure can be really unhealthy.
There may be calls from college recruiters who are dangling the possibility of an athletic scholarship in front of your teen.
Or, there may be pressure from coaches to lose weight or gain muscle to get to the ‘next level.’
And of course, many teens dream about playing professional sports. The allure of being rich and famous, and getting paid to do something they love, can fuel their desire to get better.
Staying competitive at many schools means attending expensive sports camps and private lessons. Quite often, it also means working out for hours each day, even during the off-season.
The pressure to become the best can take a toll on teens, both mentally and physically. It’s important to help your teen manage the pressure that often comes with being a high school athlete.
Encourage a Balanced Life
For many teens, advancing their athletic talent means giving up a lot of things in high school. So it’s important to consider whether it’s really worth it.
Lots of pro athletes talk about all the practice and dedication it took to help them become the best.
But, for ever superstar out there, there are many more who never got to compete at the elite level.
The odds of getting a full athletic scholarship are pretty slim. And the chances of becoming a pro athlete are slimmer yet.
So it’s important to give yourself—and your teen—the occasional reality check.
And think about whether it’s worth giving up time with friends and family or an after school job, so your teen can play sports.
Change the Mindset
Simply using the phrase “deal with pressure” can be problematic, as it indicates that this situation is something terrible that must be “handled.” Change the conversation to encourage your teen to “embrace” or “thrive on” that pressure, indicating that the challenge is a way to better yourself and build a stronger character.
In fact, research shows that a little bit of stress tends to improve an athlete’s performance in the game. Connect the feeling of pressure or nerves with a positive outcome, such as playing better when you feel under pressure. Essentially, you want to create a motivational atmosphere with the message that your teen can thrive in the face of adversity, rather than an atmosphere of stress.
If your teen is always worried about his performance or he’s really anxious about the big game, a few relaxation techniques could go a long way to helping your teen calm down.
Relaxation techniques can also go a long way to helping your teen live a more relaxed life.
Teach your teen stress management techniques, including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing. If you don’t think you’re skilled in any of these, turn to a professional who can help both of you learn how to calm down.
Like all other skills, relaxation skills take practice. But if your teen practices them regularly, these skills will reduce her overall stress level.
Don’t Make It Worse
In most cases, parents just want to help. However, there are a number of ways that parents can add pressure on their teen athletes without even realizing it:
After a loss, resist the urge to offer platitudes such as “all that matters is you tried” or “good game.” Your teen likely won’t think this is true, and you’ll probably get an eye-roll or a sarcastic remark back.
A coach can easily make the pressure worse, too, but that’s his job. If you think it’s going too far, arrange for a one-on-one meeting so you can discuss your concerns in a private setting.
Recognize an Injury
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, teen athletes are just as likely to be injured as professional athletes. The difference? Pros sit out because they know when an injury ends a career, while a teenager lacks the maturity and understanding to do so.
Your teen might feel pressured to play, even in pain, thinking that leaving a game is a sign of weakness. If you believe your teen is injured, do what you can to make her take a step back and give her body some rest.
Don’t Allow Sports to Become Your Teen’s Identity
Some teens will gravitate toward excelling in one activity; however, it’s smart to encourage your teen to be a well-rounded person. Run track, yes, but also try out for the school play or hold down a part-time job during the off-season. The more the sport becomes the teenager’s whole identity, the more pressure he’ll feel to be the best in the school, region, or state.
Watch Out for Substance Abuse
Just like the lure of alcohol and marijuana, teens are susceptible to trying performance-enhancing substances to improve their performance or physique. Although most parents assume their teen would never use drugs, many teens are looking for shortcuts to improve their performance.
Look out for warning signs of drug use such as:
Even legal supplements can be harmful when taken in high doses. Be on the lookout for a teen who is ingesting large amounts of vitamins, powders, or other supplements to build muscle.
Other Ways to Help
A teen athlete needs the support of her parents and an open line of communication to ask for help when it’s needed. Additional ways you can help your teen handle the pressure include:
Remind your teen that, whether she wins or loses, you’ll always support and show that you’re proud of what they’ve accomplished. Every once in a while, allow or encourage your teen to take a day off to rest, catch up on sleep or studies and give their body a break—they’ve earned it!
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: OrthoInfo: High School Sports Injuries
Dallmann P, Bach C, Zipser H, Thomann P, Herpertz S. Evaluation of a stress prevention program for young high-performance athletes. Mental Health & Prevention. 2016;4(2):75-80. doi:10.1016/j.mhp.2016.04.001.
O’Neill M, Allen B, Calder AM. Pressures to perform: An interview study of Australian high performance school-age athletes’ perceptions of balancing their school and sporting lives. Performance Enhancement & Health. 2013;2(3):87-93. doi:10.1016/j.peh.2013.06.001.
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,