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 about Holt HS?  Call 517-699-0294
between 8:00am - 3:00pm weekdays

North Campus

 NORTH CAMPUS (NC)   grade 12
5780 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 12th grade students
Attendance/Absence line
12th grade website - teacher/student produced and updated. Visit it at:

Erin Quinlan, Asst. Principal      
                                             NC Attendance/Discipline Office:      517-694-4370
                                             North Campus Fax:                                517-694-8362

Pop-up Pantry
For Holt high school students in need. Strictly confidential.
Personal hygiene products, food, winter clothing.
Email: or call the North Campus office.
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MAIN CAMPUS (MC)   grades 9,10,11
5885 W. Holt Rd., Holt MI 48842
for 9th-11th grade students
Attendance/Absence line
Asst. Principals
                                                 Christopher Billingslea -
                                                 Nick Johnson -
                                                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.  Replacement passes must be obtained from the CATA office. 
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·      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 13 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 (300 jpeg dpi resolution), or as a high quality hard copy delivered to room 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 20, 2017 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. 20, 2017.

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


The DUE DATE of Friday, October 13, 2017 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
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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.
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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 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!
1. Coach, cajole, expect, and insist that your student get to school every day on time (no excuses). Follow up by viewing daily absences and tardies at Family Access. Sign up at
2. Coach, cajole, expect, and insist that your student get at least 8 hours of sleep every school night.
3. Coach, cajole, expect, and insist that your student has a balanced diet, with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables and eat more whole grain complex complex carbohydrates and fewer refined and simple carbohydrates. Breakfast is essential every day! Help your student to “start smart” with breakfast at home or at school. A student school breakfast costs $1.50 (.30 for reduced breakfast).

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
1. Failure to learn critical Michigan Merit Curriculum objectives.
2. Failure of course and loss of credit.
3. Lower scores on the Michigan Merit Exam and ACT for college entrance.
4. Repeat of courses at a cost paid for by the parent.
5. Student does not graduate on time or at all.
6. Cost of remedial high school education at a Community College.
7. Financial dependence on parents.
8. Statistically lifetime lower income earning potential.
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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.
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Reducing Test Taking Anxiety
  • Try to maintain a positive attitude while preparing for the test and during the test.
  • Get a good night's sleep before the test.
  • Show up to class early so you won't have to worry about being late.
  • Stay relaxed; if you begin to get nervous take a few deep breaths slowly to relax yourself and then get back to work.
  • Read the directions slowly and carefully.
  • If you don't understand the directions on the test, ask the teacher to explain it to you.
  • Do the simple questions first to help build up your confidence for the harder questions.
  • Don't worry about how fast other people finish their test; just concentrate on your own test.
  • If you don't know a questions skip it for the time being (come back to it later if you have time), and remember that you don't have to always get every question right to do well on the test.
  • Focus on the question at hand; don't let your mind wander on other things.

If you're still experiencing extreme test anxiety after following these tips, seek help from your school counselor.

2003-2008 Test Taking Tips,

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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  2017 - 2018
for HOLT HIGH SCHOOL 9-12 grades
(changes will be kept to a minimum; parents will be informed of changes via email)
AUGUST 2017 

8      Kick Start Orientation evening session – 3:00am – 8:00pm – Commons
9      Kick Start Orientation evening session – 3:00am – 8:00pm – Commons
10    Kick Start Orientation daytime session – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Commons
23    SCHOOL BEGINS – 7:30am
24    Holt Education Foundation Cook-out – football stadium area 5:30-7pm
        Home Football vs Grandville - 7:00pm
30    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
31    Football – away at Hudsonville 7:00pm

1      NO School – Friday before Labor Day
4      NO School – Labor Day
6     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
        Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30pm
8      Football – away at Jackson 7:00pm
11    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg
13    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
14    9th grade Commitment to Graduate – 9:00am – Theater
15    HOMECOMING - Home Football vs Eastern – 7:00pm
        Parade @ 4pm beginning at Junior High on Aurelius Rd
20    FULL DAY WEDS – 7:30am – 2:35pm
21    Parent-Teacher CONFERENCES – 12:30-3pm & 5:30-8pm
        Thurs. HALF DAY of school; classes 1,2,3rd in AM – 7:30am – 11:10am
22     ½ day with classes 4,5,6th in AM – 7:30am-11:10am
        Football – away at Everett 7:00pm 
25    LIFETOUCH - PICTURE RETAKES (both campuses); 10:45am - 12:45pm
27    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
29    Football – away at E. Lansing 7:00pm


2       Board of Education Mtg. – 7:00pm 
4       FULL DAY WEDS. – COUNT DAY 7:30am – 2:35pm 
6       Football - home Holt –vs- Sexton 7:00pm
9-13  Fall Break week – NO SCHOOL
13     Football – away at Okemos 7:00pm
18     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
20     Late senior pictures accepted for yearbook by 2:35pm for $25.00 fee
25     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm


1     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
8     ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
13   Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
15     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
22-24 3-day Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
29    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm


6      ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
11    Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
13    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
25    Winter Break begins (2 weeks)


8      School Resumes
10    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
15    NO SCHOOL – MLK Observance 
15    Board of Education Mtg. – 7:00pm 
17    EXAMS (1st & 2nd hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am (half day)
18    EXAMS (3rd & 4th hrs) 7:30am - 11:10am (half day)
19    EXAMS (5th & 6th hrs) 7:30am – 11:10am (half day)
22    2nd Semester Begins
24    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
31    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm


12      Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
14      FULL DAY WEDS. - COUNT DAY – 7:30am – 2:35pm
19-23 NO SCHOOL – Mid-Winter Break week
26      School Resumes
28      ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm

MARCH 2018 

7    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
       CONFERENCES 5:30pm – 8:00pm (evening session this date)
8    Thurs. – ½ day classes 1,2,3 in AM 7:30am - 11:10am
       CONFERENCES 12:30 – 3:00 pm – at MC Commons/Library
9     Fri. - ½ day classes 4,5,6 in AM from 7:30am-11:10am
12   Board of Education mtg. 7:00pm, Admin Bldg.
14   ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
21    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
28    FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm
        Academic “H” Awards – 7:00pm – Theater – by invitation
30    Spring Break begins (Friday)

APRIL 2018 

2-6   Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
9      School Resumes
11    FULL DAY WEDS. - 7:30am – 2:35pm
        National Honor Society Induction – 7:00pm – Theater 
16    Board of Education Meeting – 7:00pm – Board Room Admin Bldg.
18    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
23    Top Ten Dinner – 6:30pm – by invitation – Charlar Place, Holt
25    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
30    3.5 Senior Dinner – 6:30pm West Commons – MC – by invitation

MAY 2018 

2      ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
9      ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
        Awards Night – 7:00-8:00pm – Theater (teachers, coaches awards)
16    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
19     PROM
23    ½ day PM Weds. – 10:35am – 2:35pm
25    Last day for seniors without exams
28     NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
29     Senior Exams & official last day for seniors
30     FULL DAY WEDS. – 7:30am – 2:35pm

JUNE 2018 

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

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How to Help a Teen Athlete Deal

with the Pressure of High School Sports


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.

Relaxation Techniques

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:

  • Praising or rewarding your teen only after wins or good performances, but not after poor performances or losses 
  • Offering unsolicited advice on what to do in the next game or how to get better 
  • Comparing your teen’s performance to another person on the team, or overly praising a teammate 
  • Emphasizing what the family sacrifices in order to support your teen’s athletics 
  • Communicating disappointment in body posture, facial expressions or vocal tone 
  • Talking about the need to get an athletic scholarship or the need to perform better to turn sports into a lifelong career

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.

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:

  • sudden increase in muscle mass 
  • severe acne 
  • needle marks on arms or legs, 
  • extreme mood swings or bursts of rage 
  • increased breast tissue in males or decreased breast size in females

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:

  • Staying calm during games or practices 
  • Avoiding discussion of winning or losing 
  • Letting the teen decide if she wants additional training such as camps or private instructors 
  • Keeping traditions in place, such as going to lunch after a game, whether the team wins or loses

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.

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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: