Holly Academy News & Views

December 20, 2019

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“The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.”- Terri Marshall

The Holly Academy Staff and Board of Directors wish you a very peaceful and joyous holiday season. We look forward to a fruitful


Did You Know...

Holly Academy students "gave back" this holiday season in these ways:

  1. Through your generous dress down day donation of $640, select Holly Academy fifth graders, parents, Miss Kolinsky, Mrs. L. Sheppard, and Mr. Craven, participated in the laying of the wreaths at Great Lakes National Cemetery last Saturday?
  2. Second graders collected hats, scarves, and mittens to donate to our sister school in Flint, Greater Heights Academy?
  3. We had so many gifts for our "Adopt-a-Family" adoptees, we filled a cube truck?
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Enriching Our Students

Ms. Burns reading to Mrs. Baumler's first-grade class!

Students Of The Month

Y5, Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd grades

Front row: Eve Keogh, Claire Rowen, Emmelia Gaves, Olivia Ryan, and Emerson Gralewski

Second row: Fiona Kline, Brooklyn Pokorzynski, Sophie Zayti, Will Rhode, and Troy Tersigni

Back row: Zaharie Datisme, Harper Cruickshank, Wyatt Renusch, Henry Schneider, and Paloma Perna-Sweetman

3rd, 4th & 5th grades

Front row: Sarah Knuth, Keira Chandler, Lucy Tersigni, and Penelope Allen

Second row: Nathan Maximiuk, Gavin Nakai, Nico Maximiuk, Jonathan Fremling, and Jaden McConnell

Back row: Kaylee Miller Drew Barton, and Bella D'Alimonte

Middle School

Front row: Kierstyn Rutley, Max Russell, Lorelei Eriksen, and Abbigail Allen

Second row: Ian Smith, Bethann Alexander, and Chloe Kudla

Back row: Alison Rockafellow and Nicholas Danley

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Brain Freeze Challenge

All K-8 students are invited to complete a brief Brain Freeze Winter Packet over the holiday break. If students complete and return the packet, they will earn a dress down coupon and two Husky Pride coins! Copied packets are available on the bulletin board near Mrs. McClelland's science lab.

Bringing Joy to Others

The middle school choir class spent two hours at the Grand Blanc Brookdale Assisted Living Facility on Monday, December 16th. They brightened the residents' day by singing carols to them. It's great to be a husky!


  • Dec. 22-30 - Happy Chanukah!
  • Dec 23-Jan. 3 - No school, Happy Holidays!
  • Dec. 25 - Merry Christmas!!
  • Jan. 1 - Happy New Year!
  • Jan. 6 - School resumes
  • Jan. 10 - AR dress down day, $1.00
  • Jan. 16 - PTO meeting at 8:00am
  • Jan. 17 - PTO dress down, $1.00
  • Jan. 20 - No school, MLK Jr. day
  • Jan. 24 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30, free dress down day
  • Jan. 29 - Board of Directors meeting in media center at 5:30pm
  • Jan. 31 - Music dress down day, $1.00
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A Chevrolet key fob was found and brought to the office. If you are missing yours, please stop by the office.


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.

Camp Invention

January 2020

Creativity Month

January is Creativity Month! Do you like to get creative with hands-on activities? Camp Invention®, an exciting, weeklong summer adventure, will challenge you to use your creativity in all-new ways! In this program, you will use your imagination to create new ideas, design a sports complex and build a city using recyclable materials!

When: June 22-26th, 2020

Time: 9am-3:30pm (before/aftercare is available)

Where: Holly Academy

For children entering grades K - 6

SAVE $25 expires 3/31/20. Promo code DSB25

SAVE $15 use between 4/1/20-5/12/20. Promo code DSB15



Tuesday, January 7th

JV 5:00 @ HA vs Michigan School for the Deaf (MSD)

Varsity 6:00 @ St. Joseph (425 E Washington St, Howell)

Wednesday, January 8th

Varsity 6:00 @ Everest Academy (5935 Clarkston Rd, Village of Clarkston)

Thursday, January 9th

JV 5:00 @ HA vs LCS

Varsity 6:00 @ HA vs St. Joseph

Girls Basketball

Tryouts for girls basketball will start the week of January 13. If you are interested in trying out please go to this link: https://www.hollyacademy.org/sports/
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