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. Principals
                                                 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 (during the school year)
  • The Main Campus and North Campus are open with supervision from 6:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Wednesday supervision is provided from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Students are not to be on school property before or after those times unless participating in a supervised activity.
  • Students must be with an adviser, teacher, or coach of an after school activity or they will be considered as loitering in the building after 3:00 p.m.
  • 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.)
 
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.  If the pass is lost students must apply for another one at the CATA office. 
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 SENIOR INFORMATION

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SENIOR  YEARBOOK PICTURE INFORMATION

for 2016-17

NOTE:   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 14 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 21, 2016 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. 21, 2016.

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 adviser 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 Adviser, at mfulton@hpsk12.net.

The DUE DATE of Friday, October 14, 2016 by 2:30 p.m. must be met
in order to insure publication of your photo in the yearbook.

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

Student Activities

Website link from Web Publishing Class = Holt HS
 
Student Success
On most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays a study hall and student success period are held in the library at the main campus from 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 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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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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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

CHEERFUL HOLIDAYS

CRAFT SHOW


Saturday, November 19, 2016

9:00am - 4:00pm


Held inside the Holt High School Main Campus.

All table rental proceeds go to Challenge Day.


WE NEED CRAFTERS!

Need to make some money for the holidays?

Are you a crafter?
Do you belong to a group that makes
craft projects and sells them?
We need you!


Register for a table(s) by November 14 to be in the show!


Registration form


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Parent-Teacher Conferences

for parents/guardians of 9-12 grade students


held at the MAIN CAMPUS only


2  Sessions    1 day only!

Thursday October 13, 2016

12:30pm - 3:00pm   &   5:30pm  -  8:00pm

      


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Picture Retake Day


held at the MAIN CAMPUS for 9-12 grade students


Main Campus        North Campus

Thurs., Oct. 6          Friday, Oct. 7


During student lunch periods only.

Students with paid picture packages must return
their picture package for a retake.

No re-sitting for a student ID allowed.

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FAMILY ACCESS Info


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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  2016 - 2017
for HOLT HIGH SCHOOL 9-12 grades
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes)
 

SEPTEMBER 2016

1    (Thurs) HOME Football vs Hudsonville - 7:00pm
       Holt Ed Foundation Annual Cookout - 5:30-6:45 - stadium area
6     First Day of School (Tues.) 7:30am – 2:35pm
7     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
       Marching Band Rehearsal - PICTURE NIGHT – 6:30pm
12    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg
13    Band Booster mtg – 7:00pm Band Rm
14    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
       Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30pm Theater
       Marching Band Rehearsal 6:30pm – Picture Night
16    HOME Football vs Everett – 7:00pm
20    9th grade Commitment to Graduate – 7:00pm – Theater
21    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
23    HOMECOMING – Holt -vs- East Lansing – 7:00pm
        Parade @ 4pm beginning at Junior High on Aurelius Rd
28    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

OCTOBER 2016

5     FULL DAY WEDS. – COUNT DAY 7:30am – 2:35pm
       Grand Ledge Marching Show @ GL HS
6     Picture Retake Day – 9-11 graders during lunch periods in center commons at Main Campus
7     Picture Retake Day @ North Campus for 12 grade students during lunch periods
       HOME Football vs Okemos – LIGHT SHOW at halftime
10    Board of Education Mtg. – 7:00pm
11    Band Booster mtg – 7:00pm Band Rm
12    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
       Marching Band Rehearsal – 6:30pm
13   Thurs. HALF DAY of school; classes 1,2,3rd in AM – 7:30am – 11:10am
       CONFERENCES 12:30-3:00pm & 5:30-8:00pm (two sessions)
14    ½ day with classes 4,5,6th in AM – 7:30am-11:10am
       Senior Yearbook Pictures due by 2:35pm
       HOME Football vs Jackson – SENIOR NIGHT at halftime
18    Parent Visitation Day – all day or part of day
19    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
        Marching Band Final Concert – Theater - 7:00pm
21    Late senior pictures accepted for yearbook by 2:35pm for $25.00 fee
26    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

NOVEMBER 2016

2     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
       College & Career Fair – Main Campus 5:30-7:30pm
4     Court to School – MC Theater – school day
8     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    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
18    Silver Bells Parade – dwntwn Lansing – Band participates
19    Cheerful Holidays Craft Show – MC Commons - 9am-4pm
23-25 3-day Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
30    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
        HHS Santa Band at Delhi Tree Lighting

DECEMBER 2016

1     Holiday Band Concert – Main Campus Theater – 7:00pm
7     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
8-11 Sr HS "Beauty and the Beast" 7:00pm - Theater
12    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
13    Holiday Vocal Concert – 7:00pm - Theater
14    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
19    Winter Break begins (2 weeks)

JANUARY 2017 

3     School Resumes
4     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
10   Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room
11    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
16    NO SCHOOL – MLK Observance
18    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
25    EXAMS (1st & 2nd hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am (half day)
26    EXAMS (3rd & 4th hrs) 7:30am - 11:10am (half day)
27    EXAMS (5th & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am (half day)
30    2nd Semester begins

FEBRUARY 2017

1     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
2     Scheduling Night for Parents
7     Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room
8     FULL DAY WEDS. - COUNT DAY – 7:30am – 2:35pm
13    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
15    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
17-20 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Winter Break
21    Pre-festival Band Concert – 7:00 pm – Main Campus Theater
22    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

MARCH 2017

1     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
7     Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room
8     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
        CONFERENCES 5:30pm – 8:00pm (evening session this date)
9     Thurs. – ½ day classes 1,2,3 in AM 7:30am - 11:10am
        CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm – at MC Commons/Library 
10     Fri. - ½ day classes 4,5,6 in AM from 7:30am-11:10am
13     Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
14     Band-Aid Dinner & Concert 6:00pm Main Campus commons area
15     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
        ? - Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner @ Chisholm Hills
22     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
29     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
        Academic “H” Awards – 7:00pm – Theater – by invitation
31    Spring Break begins (Friday)

APRIL 2017

3-7    Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
10     School Resumes
        Board of Education Meeting – 7:00pm – Board Room Admin Bldg.
11     Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room
12     FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 2:35pm
        National Honor Society Induction – 7:00pm – Theater
19     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
20-23 HHS Spring Stage Production (TBA) in Theater at 7:00pm
24     Top Ten Dinner – 6:30pm – by invitation – Charlar Place, Holt
26-27 MSVMA State Choir Festival in Main Campus
26     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

MAY 2017

1     3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30pm West Commons – MC – by invitation
3     FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 2:35pm
8     Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
9     Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room
10    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
       Awards Night – 7:00-8:00pm – Theater (teachers, coaches awards)
17    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
18    Spring Band Concert – 7:00pm - Theater
20    PROM
24    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
26    Last day for seniors without exams
29    NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
30    Senior Exams & official last day for seniors
31    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

JUNE 2017

3     Senior Breakfast – 9:00am – Main Campus – West Commons
4     Baccalaureate – 1:30pm – Main Campus Theater
       COMMENCEMENT4:30pm – MSU Breslin Center
7     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35 pm
12    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
14    EXAMS (1st & 2nd hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am
15    EXAMS (3rd & 4th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am
16    EXAMS (5th & 6th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am
Last Day of School
Teacher’s last work day

~ all events are subject to change; changes will be kept to a minimum ~
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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,
receiving the Presidential Blue Ribbon award.
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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: