Holly Academy News & Views

May 7, 2021

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We are so grateful to our Husky families for all the love you showed us for Teacher Appreciation Week. Every day we were showered with treats, gift cards, and meals. It's been a tough year and your love and support mean the world to us! It's great to be a Husky!

Annual Parent Survey

The parent survey closed on April 30th. We are approximately 40 responses short of the amount of families that completed the survey last year. We are opening the survey window back up for one more week in hopes of getting some additional responses. Your input shapes how we proceed in future years. Please click on the link below and take a few minutes to express your views. Power of the Pack!


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. Dare to be remarkable!


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Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Husky moms! We hope you have a wonderful weekend! We appreciate you not only this weekend, but every day!

Please see below for some fun learning resources!


Thank you to all of our HVA students and families for their diligence in attending NWEA testing this week! Young 5’s through 2nd grade students who have completed their math and reading assessments are done with NWEA testing. If your student missed a session, please check your email and your student’s email to find an invitation for make-up testing.

NWEA testing continues for 3rd through 8th grade students next week. All NWEA testing is done remotely. Upcoming testing dates are as follows:

3rd - 8th grade: MONDAY, May 10 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA science

3rd - 8th grade: WEDNESDAY, May 12 1:00 - 3:00 NWEA ELA

Please contact Mrs. Potteiger, Mrs. Price, or Mrs. Craven with any questions regarding NWEA testing for your HVA student.

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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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  • 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

Cross Country Schedule

  • May 13 - JV at 5:00pm, varsity at 6:00pm away at Cornerstone,
  • 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

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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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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PTO Board for 2021-22

Congratulations to the following new PTO Board members!

President-Angie Cryderman
Vice President-Tracy Roney
Treasurer-Lindsay Franson
Secretary-Hope Lawless
Committee Director-Jamie Palarchio
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