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Habitat for Humanity Family Fun Event!

posted Jun 13, 2017, 4:59 AM by Holliston Public Schools

Join us on Friday, June 23rd  from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a fun family night to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  

$10 per family - all proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity for the build on Chamberlain Street!

Town-Wide PTO Newsletter is attached - check it out!

posted Jun 12, 2017, 12:51 PM by Holliston Public Schools   [ updated Jun 12, 2017, 12:57 PM ]

Please find below a link to the Holliston town-wide PTO newsletter. It is a bumper issue filled with news and updates on vacant PTO positions, recent events and successes and future plans. Please follow the link for some interesting insights into how the PTO works with administration, faculty and industry to support our parent community.

Miller School Food Pantry Collection Day!

posted May 17, 2017, 11:45 AM by Holliston Public Schools

May 19th!

HMAPA Membership Drive is Now Underway

posted May 10, 2017, 7:24 AM by Holliston Public Schools

Renew or join NOW and Win a BASKET containing tickets to various local performances

Value of $100 plus!!!!

Toy Drive to Benefit Boston Children's Hospital - May 15 to 19

posted May 2, 2017, 1:32 PM by Holliston Public Schools

The Student Leadership Team from the Miller Elementary School is holding a toy drive to benefit Boston Children's Hospital.  They are looking for new toys for every age range, from infants to teenagers.  Donations can be dropped off in the Miller School lobby.

Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

Most Likely to Succeed - Next Steps

posted May 2, 2017, 7:47 AM by Holliston Public Schools



ART SAVES LIVES - May 18, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 11:45 AM by Holliston Public Schools

The Holliston Public Schools proudly announces "Art Saves Lives," its annual student art exhibition and fundraiser, on Thursday, May 18th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  There will be art, food, and music, and the proceeds from this event will go to both ALS and Breast Cancer research.

Do not miss out on this very special event!

Most Likely to Succeed - Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m.

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:40 AM by Holliston Public Schools

THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 25th at 7:00 pm,







You are invited to a screening of the ground-breaking documentary; Most Likely to Succeed, followed by an interactive discussion with a panel of experts about re-imagining our school system.


This is a must-attend event for administrators, faculty, parents, counselors, interested students and community members; this discussion affects everyone with an interest in education, at all levels. Join us for this compelling community-wide event to learn more about the history of education in the United States and explore how we can encourage creativity and innovation in our schools to equip students for the changing needs of the future. It is your school system and we want you to be involved.

·       Did you know that the American education system is built around an 1893 model developed to equip the industrial revolution?

·       Do you feel that our current education model is preparing students for working life in the 21st century?

·       Do you agree with the existing model of teacher-led learning, or would you like to see a more widespread introduction of project-based learning?

·       Are you interested in debating the pros and cons of a major shift in teaching practices?


The Sundance-selected documentary has a running time of 89 minutes and explores compelling new approaches to educating students in today’s innovative world and offers ways to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about ‘school’ will never be the same again. A 30-minute panel discussion and Q & A session will follow to begin the conversation about how Holliston Public Schools can explore these ideas further. The event is FREE.


Our panelistsMrs. Karla Garvin, HPS Montessori Director, Ms. Dominique Ross, HHS Guidance Department Leader and Dr. Brad Jackson, HPS Superintendent,  bringing you a cross-section of knowledge and insights to open the discussion.


Once you have had a chance to digest the initial introduction, we invite you to return to an interactive discussion session scheduled for

Tuesday, May 16th at 7pm at the

Robert Adams Middle School auditorium.


Want to get a head-start on the philosophy? You can preview the trailer atwww.mltsfilm.org and review excerpts from the film where Sir Ken Robinson and other thought leaders tackle the most important issues facing education today:


We look forward to welcoming you to the event and to opening the discussion about the changing landscape of education within our community.


For questions, email Lynne Rahim at therahims@verizon.net



This is not a school sponsored event.

Fabulous Friday Fun with Friends!

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:13 AM by Holliston Public Schools

For Placentino and Miller Students - Friday, March 31st

Sign up soon - space is limited to 60 students!

Join us for the Inaugural "Walk for Madam Caccavale" - Saturday, May 13, 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:01 AM by Holliston Public Schools

All proceeds to benefit the Therese S. Caccavale Scholarship Award

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