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
 
The building is open from 7:00am - 3:30pm during school days.
Students in the building during off-hours need to be with a teacher, coach, club
or in the student success area where they are studying.
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 SENIOR INFORMATION
 
GRADUATION    Class of 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Breslin Center at MSU
 
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PACKETS ARE READY!
 
Seniors should take a look at all the scholarships available to them from local groups.  Print out the packet and follow the directions carefully to be considered. The link below takes you to the scholarship area on the Holt HS Counseling site:

TIME TO ORDER CAPS & GOWNS!
Seniors at the North Campus, Main Campus, Early College, and EdTrek that did not order a cap, gown, or announcements in November can still place orders by picking up a packet in the office at the NC, MC, or EdTrek and mailing the order form to the company.  Orders can  also be placed online after December 1 at www.nrponline.com.

For questions on ordering, please call Andy Gillespie at 517-282-9876 or email him at
gownman@aol.com. Holt High School recognizes National Recognition Products as the official graduation representatives for the Class of 2015. 

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.
 
 
  
 
 
COMMUNITY SURVEY!
If you live in the Holt-Dimondale communities you are invited to give feedback
on our school communication by taking the survey at the link below:
 
 
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2nd Semester 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wed., March 4   5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. only
Thur., March 5   12:30p.m. - 3:00p.m. only
 
Full Day Wednesday    March 4  7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.     
Half Day Thursday    March 5  7:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Half Day Friday         March 6  7:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
 
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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
 
 

FEBRUARY  2015

 

                     PAC MEETING CANCELLED for February

2&3              Challenge Day

4                   Parent Scheduling Meeting-11:12 grades at 6:00pm; 9 & 10 grades at 7:30pm at MC

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

5                   Financial Aid Night 6:00pm at MC

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

10                 Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

                     Vocal Booster Mtg. 6:30pm, Choir Room

11                 FULL DAY WEDS. -  COUNT DAY

13                 NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break

16                 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Winter Break

17                 Pre-festival Band Concert – 7:00 pm – MC Theater

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

19&20          MSVMA Festival at Main Campus

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

26                 ACT Bubble Day at MC

 

 

MARCH  2015

 

3                   Juniors take ACT & Workkeys tests (all students report to school as usual 7:30am)

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

                     ACT & Workkeys testing continues

                     P-T CONFERENCES – 5:30pm – 8:00pm – at MC Commons/Library

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

                     P-T CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm only – at MC Commons/Library   

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

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

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

                     Band Booster Mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

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

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

                     Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner @ Chisholm Hills

                     Band Aid Dinner – MC Commons & Theater

19                 Parent Visit Day – all day – any 9-12 grade parent/guardian welcome to attend school

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

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

 

 

APRIL  2015

 

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

                     PAC Meeting 7:00pm

3                   Spring Break begins (Friday)

6-10             Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

13                 School Resumes

National Honor Society Induction – 7:00pm – Theater

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

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

                     Band Booster mtg. 7:00pm, Band Room

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MAY  2015

 

4                   3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30pm West Commons – MC – by invitation

6                   FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 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

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

16                 PROM

19                 POPs Vocal Concert – 7:00 – MC Theater

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

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

22                 Last day for seniors without exams

25                 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

26                 Senior Exams & official last day for seniors

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

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

31                 Baccalaureate – 1:30pm – Main Campus Theater

                     COMMENCEMENT – 4:30pm – MSU Breslin Center

 

 

JUNE  2015

 

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

8                   EXAMS (1st & 2nd hrs) 7:30am – 2:35pm; Altered day

9                   EXAMS (3rd & 4th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

10                 EXAMS (5th & 6th hrs) 7:30am - dismiss 11:10am

                     Last Day of School

                     Teacher’s last work day

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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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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