Holly Academy News & Views

September 24, 2021

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Holly Academy is a wonderful environment in which to work during normal times. In times of need, it is so gratifying to work in an environment where everyone works together for the common good! In the absence of a Curriculum Director, so many staff members have offered to assist me in a myriad of ways. I am so blessed to be supported by caring and thoughtful peers. A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Craven, Ms. Burns, Mrs. Melton, and Mrs. Munerance for ALL you do to support me. Curriculum Director first round interviews are scheduled next week. Hopefully, by the end of October, we will have our new administrator in place. It's great to be a Husky!

HAEF "Thank you"!

On Wednesday, members of HAEF (Holly Academy Educational Foundation) provided a coffee cart with snacks for our staff. It was a wonderful way to start the day! We really appreciated your thoughtfulness. It's great to be a Husky!

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NWEA MAP testing is in full swing! Students take the MAP test 2-3 times per school year based on requirements from the Michigan Department of Education and Central Michigan University, our charter authorizer. The following grades take these subject area tests:

Y5/K/1 - Reading and Math

2nd - Reading, Math, English Language Arts

3th-8th - Reading, Math, English Language Arts, Science

After each assessment cycle (fall, winter, and spring) we hold data meetings. Each grade level team meets with the intervention staff, special education staff, and administration to discuss each child's assessment scores. During these meetings, we make decisions to add additional support (if needed) to promote learning growth. This is one of the many ways we meet our mission, “To provide individual academic success through a positive family/school/community partnership.”

If you have any questions about NWEA testing, please reach out to Tina Craven (craventina@hollyacademy.org). Dare to be remarkable!


Due to new pupil accounting guidelines, students will be marked as unexcused unless a parent calls the attendance line. When calling please include your child's name, grade, and reason for the absences. If your child is ill, please include symptoms.

To reach the attendance line call 248-634-5554 and press 7.

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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are on Oct. 4th. If your Husky was present for pictures on Sept. 9th and you want a retake, you must indicate on Josten's website referenced below and let your homeroom teacher know. For students that were absent or quarantined for picture day, Josten's has a list of those students ready for retakes.



Event Code: FE29221


Good news! Your Husky's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

Click on the link below to create a free account and get started.


Steps to finding your student's photos.

1. Create a free account

2. Click "find your student" at the top of the page

3. Fill in all the boxes (school name - Holly Academy, event code: FE29221, student's first name and student's last name)

4. Click search

5. When asked for a home number type in the numbers of your address


  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Please email JostensPIXAdmin@jostens.com if you have any questions.

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Parking lot

The safety of our Huskies is our number one priority. We have noticed that students are running between cars in the morning in the west parking lot. If you are dropping off your Husky to walk into the school, we request that you walk them from the car to the door. Thank you.

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Copper Country Coders is a student-led organization at Michigan Technological University dedicated to educating pre-college students in programming and all the fun included. Each year, we offer a variety of courses that range in difficulty for students with absolutely no experience to students who excel with programming.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30pm. There will be roughly 10 classes per MTU semester as we take breaks for holidays. As for cost, we simply ask for donations to those that can afford it, otherwise we are 100% free. You can find more information about us on our website, coders.mtu.edu. For middle school students interested, there will be a Zoom orientation on September 25, 2021, from 1-2:30pm.

Zoom Invitation

Laura Albrant is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Each student participating in the Zoom session must have a parent present.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86244517072?pwd=R25EUmNLQVRjc25jSmRoeUNkMnR0UT09

Password: 502824

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 862 4451 7072
Password: 502824
International numbers available: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kr0a3kthN

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Healthy Huskies

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  • Oct. 1 - PTO dress down day, $1.00
  • Oct. 4 - Picture re-take day
  • Oct. 6 - Count day
  • Oct. 8 - Half day, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Oct. 13 - PTO meeting at 8:00am in media center
  • Oct. 15 - Fall on the Farm
  • Oct. 18 - Virtual Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 20 - Unity Day - students can dress down if they wear orange top or Stand Up to Bullying shirt
  • Oct. 22 - Virtual Book Fair ends
  • Oct. 25 - Spirit Week begins
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October 22 - JV volleyball tournament, 5:00-8:00pm

October 22 - Soccer tournament, 5:00-8:00pm

October 23 - JV volleyball tournament, 8:00am-5:00pm

October 23 - Soccer tournament, 8:00am-5:00pm

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Are you looking for a fun way to become more involved in your child’s school? Do you enjoy meeting new people and working toward a positive goal? Then consider applying to become a trustee for the Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF)!

Fill out the application by Sept 30, 2021.


Learn more about HAEF:


HAEF MISSION: The Holly Academy Education Foundation (HAEF) expands educational opportunities for Holly Academy students by generating financial assets to achieve current and future academic goals.

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Uniform patches can be ironed on to clothing items to make them dress code appropriate.


- Add the patch to a crewneck sweatshirt (approved dress code colors only)

- Add the patch to a zip up fleece jacket (approved dress code colors only)

If you have any questions regarding the patches, please email pto.hollyacademy@gmail.com

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