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
 
 
2015-16
Kick Start Orientation
for all students in 9th-12th grades
Held "open house" style at the MAIN CAMPUS!  Attend anytime during the open sessions. Orientation takes approximately 1/2 hour!
 

All students in 9th through 12th grades are advised to make every effort to attend
Kick Start Orientation.  Students that absolutely can not attend can return their
Emergency Card on the first day of school.  Their student ID picture will have
to be taken during picture retake day in October.

We advise all parents and students to read the STUDENT HANDBOOK on this webpage. The link is located further down on the left side of this webpage under the Holt High School Information section.
 
ORIENTATION SESSIONS: 
 (for your convenience 2 evening sessions this year!)
Tuesday          August 25, 2015       5:30pm - 8:00pm  (evg session)
Wednesday    August 26, 2015       5:30pm - 8:00 pm (evg session)
Thursday         August 27, 2015      10:00am - 3:00pm (day session)
Back-to-school packets will be mailed home during the week of August 10.
 
Packets will include:
  • Emergency Card (please review it, update information, return it at orientation!)
  • LifeTouch school picture order form
  • 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.
  • Seniors begin orientation at the Main Campus. After taking care of orientation business at the Main Campus the seniors can proceed to the North Campus to tour the building during the orientation hours.
 
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 evening session – 5:30am – 8:00pm – Commons

26           Kick Start Orientation evening session – 5:30am – 8:00pm – Commons

27           Kick Start Orientation daytime session – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Commons

               Holt Education Foundation Cook-out – football stadium area 5:30-7pm

               Home Football Game – Holt –vs- Hudsonville

 

SEPTEMBER  2015

8             First Day of School (Tues.) 7:30am – 2:35pm

               Vocal Music Booster mtg – 6:30pm Choir Rm

               Band Booster mtg – 7:00pm Band Rm

9             FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
               Marching Band Rehearsal – 6:30pm

14           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg

16           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
               Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30pm Theater

                Marching Band Rehearsal 6:30pm – Picture Night

17           9th grade Commitment to Graduate – 7:00pm – Theater

22           PAC Meeting – 7-8pm – 9-12 parents invited – Library at Main Campus

23           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

30           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
               Grand Ledge Marching Show @ GL HS

 

OCTOBER  2015

1             Picture Retake Day – 9-11 graders during lunch periods in center commons at Main Campus

2             HOMECOMING – Holt -vs- Sexton – Football game begins at 7:00pm

               Parade @ 4pm beginning at Junior High on Aurelius Rd

               Picture Retake Day @ North Campus for 12 grade students during lunch periods

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

12           Board of Education Mtg. – 7:00pm

13           Vocal Music Booster mtg – 6:30pm Choir Rm

               Band Booster mtg – 7:00pm Band Rm

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

               CONFERENCES - 5:30-8:00pm

               Marching Band Rehearsal – 6:30pm

15           Thurs. HALF DAY of school; classes in AM – 7:30am – 11:10am
               CONFERENCES 12:30-3:00pm & 5:30-8:00pm (two sessions)

16           ½ day with classes in AM – 7:30am-11:10am

16           Senior Yearbook Pictures due by 2:35pm

20           Parent Visitation Day – all day or part of day

21           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
Marching Band Rehearsal – 6:30pm

23           Late senior pictures accepted for yearbook by 2:35pm for $25.00 fee

               Home Football –vs- Gd Ledge  - Senior Night & Light Show

 

NOVEMBER  2015

4             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

               College & Career Fair – Main Campus 5:30-7:30pm
9              Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

10           NC Seniors receive cap/gown/announcement packets

               Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

               Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

11           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

12-15     HHS Musical – to be announced

17          Cap/Gown orders taken – lunch period – NC only

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

               Cap/Gown orders taken – lunch period – NC only

19           Cap/Gown orders taken – lunch period – NC only

20           Silver Bells Parade – dwntwn Lansing – Band participates

21           Cheerful Holidays Craft Show – MC Commons - 9am-4pm

25-27     3-day Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

 

DECEMBER  2015

1             PAC Meeting – 7-8pm – 9-12 parents invited – Library at Main Campus

2             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

3             Holiday Band Concert – Main Campus Theater – 7:00pm

8             Vocal Boosters mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

9             ½ day PM Weds. - 10:35am – 2:35pm

14           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

15           Holiday Vocal Concert – Main Campus Theater – 7:00pm

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

21           Winter Break begins (2 weeks)

 

JANUARY  2016

4             School Resumes

6             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

11           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm; Admin Bldg.

12           Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

               Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

13           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

18           NO SCHOOL – MLK Observance

20           FULL DAY WEDS . - EXAMS (1st & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 2:35pm; Altered day

21           EXAMS (2nd & 3rd hrs) 7:30am - 11:10am

22           EXAMS (4th & 5th hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am

25           2nd Semester begins

27           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

 

FEBRUARY  2016

2             Scheduling Night for Parents

3             ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

8             Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

9             Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

               Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

10           FULL DAY WEDS. - COUNT DAY

12           NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break

15           NO SCHOOL – Mid-Winter Break

16           Pre-festival Band Concert – 7:00 pm – Main Campus Theater

17           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

24           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus

25           MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus

26           MSVMA Choral Festival in Main Campus

 

 

MARCH  2016

 

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

3              Thurs. ½ day classes in AM 7:30am - 11:10am

                CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm & 5:30-8:00pm – at MC Commons/Library       

4              ½ day classes in AM – 7:30am – 11:10am dismissal

8              Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

                Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

9              ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

14           Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

16           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

               Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner @ Chisholm Hills

23           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

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

               Academic “H” Awards – 6:30pm – Theater – by invitation

 

 

APRIL  2016

 

1            Spring Break begins (Friday)

4-8         Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

11          School Resumes

National Honor Society Induction – 7:00pm – Theater

Board of Education Meeting – 7:00pm – Board Room Admin Bldg.

12          Vocal Booster mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

              Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

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

19          PAC Meeting – 7-8pm – 9-12 parents invited – Library at Main Campus

20          ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

              MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus

21          Fine Arts Festival – MC Commons/Theater – free to public 6:30-9pm

              MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus

25          Top Ten Dinner – 6:30pm – by invitation – Charlar Place, Holt

27          ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

 

MAY  2016

 

2              3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30pm West Commons – MC – by invitation

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

9              Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.

10           HHS Spring Band Concert – 7pm, Theater

                Vocal Booster mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

                Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

11           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                Awards Night – 7:00-8:00pm – Theater (teachers, coaches awards)

17           Spring Vocal Concert – 7:00pm – Main Campus Theater

18           ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

                Senior Mtg. – 1:33-1:53 – NC Gym

21           PROM

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

27           Last day for seniors without exams

30           NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

31           Senior Exams & official last day for seniors

 

 

 

JUNE  2016

 

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

4             Senior Breakfast – 9:00am – Main Campus – West Commons

5             Baccalaureate – 1:30pm – Main Campus Theater

               COMMENCEMENT – 4:30pm – MSU Breslin Center

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

13           FULL DAY (Monday) EXAMS (1st & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 2:35pm; Altered day

14           EXAMS (2nd & 3rd hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

15           EXAMS (4th & 5th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

               Last Day of School

               Teacher’s last work day

*all events are subject to change

 

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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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