Holly Academy News & Views
April 30, 2021
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." (Ben Franklin) Our Board of Directors invests countless volunteer hours in service to Holly Academy. We are so appreciative of their dedication to HA. At Wednesday's Board meeting we welcomed two new Board members, Diane Kullis and Matt Gerard. At her very first meeting Diane agreed to accept the role of Vice President! Mrs. Kullis and Mr. Gerard are filling the seats vacated by Diane Wujciak and Joan Ehrhardt. Mrs. Wujciak had served as a Board member for 20 years! Many of those years she led the Board as President. Mrs. Ehrhardt served on the Board for six years, also serving as Board President. As the governing body for Holly Academy, our Board plays a significant role in our success. Without them, we would be a ship without a rudder! Power of the Pack!
May 3rd - 7th is "Teacher Appreciation Week". At Holly Academy, we honor all of our staff members this week. We are especially grateful to our entire staff for working tirelessly, five days a week, in-person, since August 31st. With the exception of a few weeks around the Christmas holiday, we have done what no other public school in the local area has done. For this I am SO GRATEFUL; however, without our teachers, support staff, substitute teachers, and maintenance team, we could not have pulled it off. Our Holly Academy staff is second to none and they deserve huge KUDOS for working so steadfastly in this COVID environment. It's great to be a Husky!
Holly Academy will be offering summer school this year. To receive funding we must offer eight weeks of math and reading. We will offer two, half day, three-week sessions and one two-week session at no cost to you. You can opt your Husky into any or all of the sessions. Please fill out the Google Form below if you are interested. Dare to be remarkable!
Calling all 8th graders going to Holly High!
On Wednesday, May 5th, Holly High School will be administering a reading assessment to all students enrolled in Holly High for the 2021-2022 school year at Holly Academy. Your student should have brought home a permission slip for testing purposes. Please return the signed permission slip no later than Monday, May 3rd. This test is utilized to determine placement in freshman year English classes. Should you have any questions regarding the testing, please contact the Holly High counseling office.
Any students planning to attend Holly High also need to remember the deadline for applications for testing out are due by Friday, May 14th. Please click on the website below to access the test out application and instructions.
On Monday, May 3rd, our fifth grade HVA students will take the ELA and social studies M-Step assessments in the middle school computer lab.
On testing days, HVA students should report to the middle school computer lab at 10:00 am for a 10:15 start time. Please send a lunch and water bottle with your student. Parents should plan on picking up their student no later than 2:45 pm at the middle school computer lab door. Fifth grade parents of HVA students have also received an email with these directions from Mrs. Potteiger.
All NWEA testing for HVA students will be administered remotely. Testing will look very similar to the winter testing session from January. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to all HVA students by Tuesday.
The testing dates are as follows:
Wednesday, May 5th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA math Y5’s - 8th grade
Friday, May 7th 8:05 - 10:00 NWEA reading Y5’s - 8th grade
Monday, May 10th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA science 3rd - 8th grade
Wednesday, May 12th 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA ELA 3rd - 8th grade
Please contact Mrs. Potteiger, Mrs. Price, or Mrs. Craven with any questions regarding NWEA testing for your HVA student.
- May 5 - Happy Cinco de Mayo!
- May 6 - PTO meeting at 8:15am via Zoom
- May 7 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
- May 9 - Happy Mother's Day!
- May 14 - Caring Committee dress down, $1.00
- May 21 - PTO dress down, $1.00
- May 26 - Board of Directors' meeting, 5:30pm in the media center
- May 28 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am, free dress down day
- May 28 - Alumni senior walk through, 9:00-11:00am
- May 31 - Memorial Day, no school
Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd thru May 7th
What you and your student can do to get involved during this week:
There is no gift too big or too small to honor our teachers and staff during this week. Most importantly, we ask that you remember to say a simple “THANK YOU” to them. Due to the current restrictions and parents not being allowed in the building, we have made the "Favorite Things" list digital this year. Please click the link below if you are interested in doing something extra special this year!
• Write a “Thank You” to teacher(s) or staff member(s).
• Bring in a special treat or gift for your teacher(s) or staff member(s).
Holly Academy PTO
Please join us at our virtual PTO meeting at 8:15am on May 6, 2021. We will be conducting PTO Board elections. We look forward to seeing you there! Power of the Pack!
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May/June Pizza Slingers Needed