Holly Academy News & Views

April 14, 2022

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The process involved in choosing the next Director of Holly Academy has been an arduous one. Staff, students, and parents have had opportunities to participate in the process over the past two weeks. The Board of Directors, working with Michigan Leadership Institute, has narrowed the candidate pool to two. The next leader of Holly Academy will be chosen at the Board meeting on Wednesday, April 20th. THANK YOU to those of you that gave your time to participate in either speaking with the candidates directly or sitting through the public interviews. We appreciate you! Power of the Pack!


Holly Academy staff and Board of Directors wish you a lovely Easter weekend.

Summer School

Holly Academy is pleased to be offering summer school again this year. We will be replicating the program we ran last year, which included one two-week session, and two three-week sessions. The summer school hours are 8:00am-12:00pm. There is no cost to our families. You can opt your Husky into any or all sessions. This program is not intended to accelerate students. The intent is to fill gaps in learning and assist students with retaining information over the summer. Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 15th. Dare to be remarkable!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lNY6v0pkmjY2xlFc5rhq7LW4ChQHi4FTyRyY9KaoL34/edit?ts=62348270

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Spring Testing


Well done to all of the 8th grade students, as they made it through their first PSAT! I am quite proud of them and hope they take a moment to also be proud of their hard work. Thank you to all of the teachers and Mrs. Bunka for helping me proctor this very long day!


Next week begins M-STEP testing. This will take place over the course of four weeks, with specific grades scheduled on specific dates. On these specific dates, each grade level will test in one content area only. Here is an overview of what will take place over the next four weeks:

  • Third graders will take ELA and Math, each on separate days.

  • Fourth graders will take ELA and Math, each on separate days.

  • Fifth graders will be taking ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies, each on separate days.

  • Sixth graders will take ELA and Math, each on separate days.

  • Seventh graders will take ELA and Math, each on separate days.

  • Eighth graders will take Science and Social Studies, each on separate days.


Teachers are making sure students are prepared and students are working hard to be prepared. I know they will be amazing! Dare to Be Remarkable!


I want to congratulate the students for another job well done last marking period. As you can see from the report cards you are receiving today, your child continues to be the best Husky they can be. Be sure to give them a hug and tell them how proud you are of them! Husky Pride!

May 19th is Outdoor Classroom Day


Teachers will have the opportunity to create a lesson that incorporates the use of our amazing campus. As lesson plans get approved, I will share with you all of the wonderful ways and things your student/s will be learning on this day. Stay tuned.

Friendly Reminder


May 4th will be our Wellness Fair. The event will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm and be an evening full of fun. Some highlights include:

  • Participation in Zumba, Yoga, MovNat, and Martial Arts

  • Participate in Disc Golf demonstrations

  • Meet some of our local firefighters and

  • So much more!


In addition, Holly Academy will be hosting its "Puberty Talks" during the Wellness Fair. This is open to 4th-8th grade students. There will be a session for grades 4-6 and a session for grades 6-8, with boys in one room and girls in another. The sessions will be taught by local physicians, a female doctor for the girls and a male doctor for the boys, with the focus that puberty is a time in the life cycle when a person’s body is capable of reproduction. The lessons will be taught sensitively and in a language understandable to the prospective age groups.


Please see the two flyers below!

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Teacher Request Form

We are pleased to invite parents and guardians to share information that will assist us with placing your Husky with the most appropriate teacher next year. While we do our best to take your request into consideration it is not always possible to do so, as many factors determine final placement. Please complete the Google Form below, due Friday, April 22nd.



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDwyRXWCJ0zb9cZbWuTPv-kXh3KAvHTdwl3pXa6KsTmU02VQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Take Your Child to Work Day

The annual Take Your Child to Work Day will be celebrated on April 28, 2022. This year’s theme is “New Possibilities Create New Horizons.” This event is an opportunity for girls and boys to learn about the world of work, the challenges their parents face, and how the schoolwork they do today will help them in their future.

If you are planning to participate in the event with your daughter, son, or relative, please see the attached document. Please return the slip below and return it to your child’s teacher by the end of the day Monday, April 25th
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Middle School Dance

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Talent Show 2022

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From the Board of Directors

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4th Annual Lucas for LUCAS Charity Golf Outing

Please join us again on June 13th at Hartland Glen Golf Course for a fun filled day while supporting your local firefighters!! We are continuing our mission to provide local Fire Departments with LUCAS hands-free CPR devices. These machines are a tremendous asset to our first responders and are saving lives!


We are looking forward to seeing everyone, your support means so much to us and our communities!


Register today to save your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314749613567

Registration includes:


Drink Tickets, Cart & Range Balls, Hot dog at the turn, Pulled Pork Lunch, and a chance to win some great raffle prizes!


Contact us with any questions!

Kerry Vetter

248-767-0511

Vetter Family Oranization, Inc is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit

2021-22 Yearbooks for Sale

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Healthy Huskies

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Oakland County NEW School Quarantine Guidelines

Please see the attached document for the newly updated COVID guidelines.
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Boys Day Out

The Holly Academy PTO is excited to announce that we will be having Boys Day Out on Saturday, April 30th! Please see the flyer below for details. The sign-up deadline is extended until Wednesday, April 20th.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 17 - Happy Easter!
  • April 19 - MStep begins
  • April 20 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm in media center
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 22 - PBIS dress down day, $1.00
  • April 25 - Y5/K round-up - no school for current Y5 and kindergarten students
  • April 28 - Take Your Child to Work Day
  • April 29 - Middle school "Spring Fling" dance from 7:00-9:00pm
  • April 29 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • April 30 - Boys Day Out PTO bowling event
  • May 6 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • May 9 - NWEA testing begins
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