Holly Academy News & Views

May 14, 2021

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Last Friday we announced our newly elected PTO Board. Congratulations! We are saying "good-bye" to Alysia Kretschmar, who has been the PTO Board President for three years. The role of PTO President is substantial for HA, as the PTO is our main fundraising entity and also sponsors a significant amount of activities for us. Alysia has donated countless hours to HA and has been instrumental in achieving numerous improvements while she has been at the helm! In addition to her role on the PTO, Alysia served as the chairperson for our volunteer Art Smart program for several years. We appreciate the important roles that Alysia has filled to serve the Academy! Power of the Pack!

PTO Thank You

Each day last week the PTO provided a special treat for the staff. It was so much fun to look forward to the next day's indulgence! Thank you so much! It's great to be a Husky!

Summer School

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. Summer school is not a credit recovery option for students that are scheduled to be retained. Summer school registration will close at 4:00pm on Monday, May 17th. Dare to be remarkable!


https://forms.gle/46wQfM56sDaZgc4z8

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**Calling all middle school students for the 21/22 school year**


On May 25th, Holly Academy will be conducting a virtual middle school elective assembly at 11:25 am. Students will attend via Zoom in their classrooms. A link to the event will be sent out to all HVA students and all 5th grade parents. You are welcome to join the live Zoom, but in case you are unable to join, a link to the recording will be sent out to the fifth grade families the following morning.


On May 25th, all 5th-7th grade students will bring home an elective brochure and registration form. Forms are due to the homeroom teacher on June 1st. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Potteiger at potteigj@hollyacademy.org.

HVA

Beginning on Tuesday, June 1st, HVA students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will take their M-Step assessments in math and ELA. Third and fourth grade HVA students will test in the media center. Please have your student enter through the doors near the multi-purpose room. A proctor will be there to greet your student. Sixth and seventh grade HVA students will test in the middle school computer lab, entering through the door nearest the parking lot. A proctor will be there to greet your student.


Please send a snack, water bottle, and lunch with your student.


Please note the assessment times and dates below.


Tuesday, June 1st: 3, 4, 6, and 7th grade students will take the ELA M-Step assessment.

**Students will need to report at 8:15 am for an 8:30 start time.**


Wednesday, June 2nd: 3, 4, 6, and 7th grade students will take the math M-Step assessment.

**Students will need to report at 8:15 am for an 8:30 start time.**


Should you have any questions regarding M-Step testing for your HVA student, please contact Mrs. Potteiger at potteigj@hollyacademy.org

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Alumni Spotlight

Thank you to Cole Frederick for his service to the U.S. Marine Core! Cole is a Holly Academy alumni and attended Holly High School. "Semper Fi"!
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Healthy Huskies

We want the fourth term to be as safe and healthy as possible. To achieve this it is imperative that you are symptom-checking your Husky each morning. Should your student/s display any symptoms of sickness, please keep them home. Power of the Pack!
If you or your Husky receives a positive COVID result, please contact the school as soon as possible. On a weekend or in the evening, you can email any of the administrators. There are measures that we have to take immediately, including contacting the health department if a student tests positive. Thank you.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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

Cross Country Schedule

  • May 20 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm at home
  • May 27 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at LCS

Coach Appreciation

As you know, cross country season is upon us. A huge thanks to our coaches Mark Cryderman and Anita Harless!

Mark Cryderman enthusiastically volunteered to coach when his grandson Andrew signed up to run cross country. Mark has 25 years of running and race management experience, but more importantly, Mark wants to share his passion for running with the kids! Mark has done a great job with the team in a short three weeks. Our runners have responded well to his easy-going nature and passion for running. Before agreeing to become one of our coaches, Mark walked every inch of our one mile course, giving suggestions, but more importantly making sure the course was safe and the right distance. Mark has described our course as fun and challenging!


Anita Harless has coached our cross country team for 9 years. Anita simply can't say no to coaching our cross country team even after her two sons have graduated from Holly High School. If you have ever met her, you can't forget her! Anita not only has a passion for running, but she also has a passion for life and our team is better for it!


Thank you, coaches, this promises to be another great Cross Country season for Holly Academy! Power of the Pack!

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BRICK PAVER

Through HAEF, you can leave a lasting imprint for your child on Academy grounds. A personalized paver is a permanent way to document your child’s years at Holly Academy. Pavers ordered this school year are installed over the summer. Students returning to HA next fall will enjoy finding their pavers and seeing it as they grow throughout their years at the Academy.
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