News from Holliston High

Meet the Assistant Principal Candidates

From Principal Bottomley:

I am pleased to announce that we have three strong finalists for the position of Assistant Principal at Holliston High School. Our Screening Committee dedicated much time to reading resumes and interviewing candidates and I can't thank them enough for their honest and very helpful feedback. 

The Open House to meet all three candidates is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the high school library. Feel free to stop by if you are in the area. Any feedback about the candidates should be emailed to Bottomleyn@holliston.k12.ma.us by Sunday July 27th at 5:00pm. A final decision for our next Assistant Principal will be made on Monday, July 28th, with an official announcement by August 1st. 

Thank you
Nicole Bottomley
Principal
Holliston High School

Finalists for Assistant Principal at HHS:

Mark Seide: 

Mark earned a Masters of Secondary Education from Harvard University and a Masters of Organizational Management from Endicott College. He taught English for several years at Cambridge Rindge and Latin and, more recently, has worked as Assistant Principal at Andover High School where he was responsible for running and organizing curriculum evenings, clubs and activities, discipline, Educator Evaluation, MCAS administration and all daily responsibilities of the position.

Patrick Kelley:

Patrick earned his Masters of History and Education from Boston College and his CAGS in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University. In addition to teaching History for several years at Sharon High School, he has experience working with the administration to create the master schedule, administer MCAS and conduct Educator Evaluation throughout the building. 

Yolanda Beech:

Yolanda earned her Masters in Speech Communication Studies from Emerson College and her CAGS in Educational Leadership from University of Massachusetts-Boston. She taught Spanish for several years at Milton High School before beginning her role there as Vice Principal where she was responsible for professional development, discipline, chairing the NEASC Instruction Committee and all daily responsibilities of the position.

HHS Theatre Presents Godspell

The HHS Theatre summer production cast and crew are presenting GodSpell! Shows are July 31 and August 1 and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available online at http://ticketstage.com/HOLLISTON.

Fall Sports Tryout Dates

Fall Sports tryout dates are posted! Write these dates on your calendar if you are interested in trying out for a sport!

[Also, be sure to register for Fall Sports using our new registration system!]
Boys XC (High School)
Aug 21 8am; 4:30pm 
Aug 22 8am; 4:30pm 
Aug 23 8am 
Aug 25 8am 

Girls XC (High School)
Aug 21 9am
Aug 22 9am
Aug 23 9am
Aug 25 2:30pm

Volleyball (High School Fieldhouse)
Aug 21 1-4pm (Grades 11 and 12); 5:30-8pm (All Grades)
Aug 22 1-4pm (All Grades); 5:30-8pm (Grades 11 and 12 by invitation)
Aug 23 9-11:30am (All Grades); 12:30-3pm (Grades 11 and 12 by invitation)
Aug 25 3-6pm (All Grades)

Girls Soccer (Marshall Street Fields)
Aug 21 8-11am (All Grades); 3-5pm (All Grades)
Aug 22 8-11am (All Grades); 3-5pm (All Grades)
Aug 24 8:30-2:30pm (Jamboree-All Grades)
Aug 25 2:45-5pm (High School)

Boys Soccer 
Aug 21 8:45-12pm (High School Track-need sneakers and cleats); 
5-7pm (All Grades-Marshall Street)
Aug 22 8-10:30am (Varsity-Marshall Street); 10-12pm (JV-Marshall Street)
5-7pm (Varsity-Marshall Street)
Aug 23 Scrimmage at Norwood (All Grades-11am Bus)

Golf (Pinecrest CC)
Aug 21 7am
Aug 22 7am

Field Hockey (High School)
Aug 21 TBA
Aug 22 TBA
Aug 23 TBA

Football (High School)
Aug 18 4-7pm (no pads)
Aug 19 4-7pm (no pads)
Aug 20 4-7pm (no pads)
Aug 21 8am-4pm (double sessions)
Aug 22 8am-4pm (double sessions)
Aug 23 8am-4pm (double sessions)
Aug 25 3:30pm
Aug 26 Scrimmage vs Franklin 3:30pm

Cheerleading (High School Fieldhouse)
Aug 18 8-10am; 4-7pm
Aug 19 8-10am; 4-7pm
Aug 20 8-10am; 4-7pm
Aug 21 8-10am; 4-7pm

Field Hockey (High School)
Aug 21 10-12pm; 4-6pm
Aug 22 10-12pm; 4-6pm
Aug 23 10-12pm; 4-6pm

Final Exam Schedules

Wednesday, June 18

7:30 - 9:00 A Block Final
9:00 - 9:30 Optional Extended Exam Time
9:30 - 11:00 B Block Final
11:00 Dismissal

Thursday, June 19

7:30 - 9:00 C Block Final
9:00 - 9:30 Optional Extended Exam Time
9:30 - 11:00 D Block Final
11:00 Dismissal

Friday, June 20

A Block 7:30-8:15
B Block 8:19-9:04
C Block 9:08-9:53
D Block 9:57 10:40
10:40 Dismissal

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


graduation caps
Photo by Rebecca Tomasetti

On June 8, 2014, the HHS Senior Class became the HHS Alumni Class of 2014. The ceremony took place in the HHS Field House with a huge gathering of family, friends, faculty, and students.

The ceremony featured inspiring speeches by graduating seniors Cody Pennypacker, Daphne Rong, and Prateek Gowda, and beautiful musical performances by seniors Gennavieve Adair, Meghan Holland, Nicholas Lynch, Rebecca Tierney, Madeline Murphy, Cara Wehmhoefer, Margaret Dooley, Corey Gernes, and Robert Martin.


A word cloud of our students' graduation speeches (Wordle.net).
Click for the full-size version.

Congratulations, good luck, and farewell to the HHS Class of 2014!

Senior Auction Donations

Got Stuff? 

The Junior class will start picking up Senior Auction donations this Memorial Day weekend and will continue throughout the summer. Please call the following number to arrange a time for your donations to be picked-up: 774-290-4471

 

Summer Reminders from Nurse Coleman

Parent/Guardians of students entering Grade 10 Fall 2014 –Class of 2017

For students entering GRADE 10- A physical exam dated between March 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015 is mandated by state law (M.G.L. C.71,s.58). If your child has had a recent exam please send a copy of the document to the HHS Nurse.

Fall Athletics Reminder to all students who wish to participate in the HHS Fall Athletic Program. Student-athletes must have a current physical (performed within 395 days of start of sport season) exam on file in the school nurse’s office. Online registration for fall sports is posted on the HHS Website. All registration materials including online registration, physical exam and participation fee must be completed and turned in by the DEADLINE, Friday August 8, 2014. Football begins Monday, August 18th. All other Fall Sports, Thursday August 21st

Host an Exchange Student!

Holliston High School is partnered up with gphomestay, an educational service company that provides quality homestays for international tudents who attend American high schools across the country.

We plan to extend the opportunity to study at HHS to up to five nternational students for the 2014-15 academic year. For this reason, we are searching for caring families who would be willing to open their home to an international student. Our students enjoy getting involved in sports and clubs like all students and learning more about American culture. This is also a great opportunity for your family to learn more about a different culture and way of life.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $500 to cover any costs that arise with an extra person living in the home. Students and host families also have ongoing support from a local Residential Coordinator.

You are welcome to host a student for one or two semesters, and there is always the possibility of choosing to host again the following academic year. Our students typically study in the United States with the intention of graduating from an American high school.

If you are interested in becoming a host or looking for more information, please visit our Website at www.gphomestay.com, or directly fill out an application: http://www.gphomestay.com/Application.html.

You may also contact Holliston’s Residential Manager, Victoria Clerkin, directly at (781) 996-0443, or at vclerkin@gphomestay.com.

Don't Forget to Register for
Fall 2014 Sports!

UPDATE: Time is running out! 
Registration ends on August 10
. Payments for athletics are also due online or in the Main Office on this date.  Don't forget! 

Students can register for sports on the HHS Athletics website. Students will need contact information for themselves, parents, and emergency contacts, as well as insurance and health information.

Host an Exchange Student!

Holliston High School is partnered up with gphomestay, an educational service company that provides quality homestays for international tudents who attend American high schools across the country.

We plan to extend the opportunity to study at HHS to up to five nternational students for the 2014-15 academic year. For this reason, we are searching for caring families who would be willing to open their home to an international student. Our students enjoy getting involved in sports and clubs like all students and learning more about American culture. This is also a great opportunity for your family to learn more about a different culture and way of life.

Host families receive a monthly stipend of $500 to cover any costs that arise with an extra person living in the home. Students and host families also have ongoing support from a local Residential Coordinator.

You are welcome to host a student for one or two semesters, and there is always the possibility of choosing to host again the following academic year. Our students typically study in the United States with the intention of graduating from an American high school.

If you are interested in becoming a host or looking for more information, please visit our Website at www.gphomestay.com, or directly fill out an application: http://www.gphomestay.com/Application.html.

You may also contact Holliston’s Residential Manager, Victoria Clerkin, directly at (781) 996-0443, or at vclerkin@gphomestay.com.

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