Monday, December 19, 2016

Homework-Free Vacation

Holliston High School is continuing our practice of “homework-free” vacations that began last year.

As we approach winter vacation, HHS wanted to remind the community that no homework will be assigned for any classes in order to provide students an opportunity to rest, relax and reconnect with families. With the busy lives our students have, their participation in clubs, activities and athletics, as well as part-time jobs and other commitments, our goal is to provide a much needed break to alleviate or reduce some of the stress students and families are experiencing.

We wish you a wonderful vacation, and for those of you who celebrate, Happy Holidays!

Photo credit: Andres Nieto Porras via Creative Commons

Monday, November 7, 2016

HHS Mock Election!


HHS will be participating in a Mock Election on Monday, November 7, 2016. Founded in 1980, the National Student/Parent Mock Election is a voter education program for K-12 students. the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston administers the Mock Election in Massachusetts.

The Mock Election is a non-partisan educational program endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans. The goal of the event is to teach the students the process of electing a president.

In the week leading up to the Mock Election, HHS students have been doing announcements asking pertinent questions about our US Constitution and the Presidency. Students can also learn more about each candidate in this Candidate Info Sheet.

HHS will go live on Monday, 11/7! Students will have a special advisory/homeroom.  Each advisory/homeroom will be a state with electoral votes. Students will vote, and both the popular and electoral votes will be tallied. We will go live on TV thanks to HCAT and Mrs. Chestna’s communication class. We will be updating the electoral map in live time as the votes come in. Seniors, Maddy Colantonio and Morgan Geoffroy will be anchoring the desk, with Megan Burke and Kathleen McShane manning the national map. It should be an exciting fun time!

Final election results of both the popular vote as well as the electoral vote will be announced by the end of the day on the HHS website.

The Social Studies Department and the Student Advisory Council are coordinating the Mock Election. VOTE!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

ImPACT Testing for Winter Athletes


ImPACT testing for Wrestling, Ice hockey and Basketball will be administered on Tues. Nov. 15th and Wed. Nov. 16th. Freshman and Juniors that have not taken it this year for a fall sport are required to take it. If you are unsure if you need to take it, please see Sigs in the athletic training room.

MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey


To make sure we give the best possible education and services to children in Holliston, we want to learn about their attitudes and behaviors with regard to a variety of health issues. In order to accomplish this, students at Holliston High School are being asked to participate in a survey called the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. The questions of the survey cover many topics including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; violence and safety; nutrition and physical activity; sexual behaviors; online behaviors; and mental health. This project will help our district develop and enhance its health education and prevention services. We will be giving this survey to students in grades 9-12 on November 10th.

The survey is anonymous, meaning students will not put their name on the survey and no one will know what they write. There will be no identifying information on any of the surveys.

Completing this survey is voluntary. Your child’s grades in school will not be affected by participation. Your child can also decide not to take the survey or skip any question your child doesn’t wish to answer.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment is a Federal Law that requires us to notify you ahead of time about the survey, and give you the chance to look at it, so you can let us know if you don’t want your child to take part. If you want to see the survey before deciding, a copy will be available at the main office from October 27th – November 7th.

If you DO NOT want your child to take part in the survey, please complete the Opt Out form below and have your child return it to the main office by November 7th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Bottomley at 508-429-0677

Sincerely,

Nicole Bottomley, Principal
Holliston High School

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween at HHS



On the Friday before Halloween, HHS Freshmen and Seniors take part in some Halloween fun!

Check out the photos of the 2016 Senior Dress-Up Day and the 2016 Freshman Pumpkin Carving Contest on the HHS Facebook page! Be sure to like your favorites!




Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winter Sports Registration Now Open


Registration for 2016-2017 Winter Sports is now open!

Registration for HHS sports has three required pieces:
  1. Filling out the registration form at http://hhsathletics.holliston.k12.ma.us/registration
  2. Submitting an up-to date physical exam (requirements)
  3. Paying the athletics fee. You may pay on the Town of Holliston website or by check dropped off at/or mailed to HHS Main Office  Checks must be made out to "Town of Holliston- Athletics" for $225.00.
The due date for all forms, physical exams, and payment is November 24, 2016.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Senior Dress-Up Day Rules



Every year we are excited to see the creativity, time and effort the seniors put into their costumes for Senior Dress-Up day to celebrate Halloween. Dress-Up day is always chosen as the closest Friday to Halloween so this year it is scheduled for October 28th. The students come to school in their costumes and then gather in the courtyard or cafeteria (depending on weather) for a group picture. The following announcement is made to seniors throughout the week as they are preparing their costumes:
Seniors: make sure you put time, effort and creativity into your costume because we all love to see the amazing costumes you come up with. However, here are some restrictions to make sure good judgement is used:
  • No masks or other items that obscure the face or could make identification of the student difficult.
  • Nothing that could pose a potential safety risk to self or others, i.e. roller blades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, stilts, long sticks or toy/play weapons
  • Nothing that resembles a handgun, rifle or other firearm
  • Nothing of a provocative, revealing nature - dress should be appropriate for an educational setting
  • No costumes intending to resemble past or present staff members
  • Nothing that demeans or makes fun of anyone with a disability or jests at social, cultural or religious groups
  • Given the recent concern in the community and through social media, no clown costumes
  • Use good judgement please! Let's keep this a really fun day for everyone.
Our hope in sharing this information ahead of time is to help support students in enjoying this fun event but also avoid some of the issues we have seen over the years.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Grade 10 Physical Exams and Other Health Notes

Grade 10 Students Physical Examinations

Physical exams are required by Massachusetts Law, (M.G.L. Chapter 71, Section 57). During the high school years, a physical is required for Grade 10 students. These examinations may be conducted within the school year or within 6 months before (March) entry to Grade 10 with the results on file by June 1 of the 10th grade year. For the class of 2019, a physical performed between March 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017 is acceptable. If your student has had a recent physical exam, please send a copy to the HHS Nurse.

Athletes Physical Exams

MIAA (MA Interscholastic Athletic Association) and HHS Policy requires a current physical exam on file in order to tryout, or participate in HHS athletics. Students may turn in current physicals to their school nurse. Please check your student-athletes’ physical exam date and make appointments as necessary. Physical exams expire 395 days from the date of exam. Registration for winter sports will be posted soon.

Dismissals from School Due to Illness

Any student who becomes ill or suffers an injury during the school day must report to the school nurse. Following assessment by the nurse the parent/guardian will be contacted if necessary. Students being dismissed for illness/injury must be dismissed through the nurse’s office.

Medications During the School Day

According to MA state law and HPS policy any medication (including over the counter medications) taken by students during the school must be administered by the school nurse and must have a written licensed prescriber’s order and written parental consent. After school activities are considered an extension of the school day (e.g. athletics, drama, clubs etc.).

Students may carry and self-administer emergency epinephrine auto–injectors and asthma inhalers with proper documentation on file. Emergency Health Care Plans must be on file for students requiring emergency epinephrine. Students with Life-Threatening Allergies may not attend field trips without a current, completed Emergency Health Care Plan on file.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PSAT Testing Info


Attention Students Taking The PSAT Saturday October 15th, 2016

Your requirements for TEST DAY:
  1. Be at school no later than 7:30am. 
  2. Bring a photo ID in order to be admitted to the test
  3. Bring 2 or more sharpened #2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils permitted)
  4. Bring a calculator with new batteries. 

Peru Trip Info Meeting


There will be an informational meeting for this summer's trip to Peru on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm in Mrs. C-O's room #327.  There will be a representative from Operation Wallacea to outline the trip and answer all questions.

Note: This message is for informational purposes only, to assess interest in the trip. At this time, this is has not been approved by Holliston Public Schools.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Chromebooks Available for 11th and 12th Graders


During the Holliston Town Meeting in May, voters approved funding for the purchase of Chromebooks for two grades of students at Holliston High School. During the end of August and first few weeks of September, Chromebooks were distributed to 9th and 10th graders at the high school.
Although our goal is to secure funding to provide Chromebooks to the remainder of the school next year, we recognize that there are currently 11th and 12th graders who would benefit significantly from obtaining a school-issued Chromebook much sooner and who have already expressed interest this year. Although we are unable to provide Chromebooks to everyone at this time, we do have a limited number of Chromebooks currently available for interested 11th and 12th graders.

HHS will be distributing Chromebooks to interested 11th and 12th graders on a first come first serve basis so we strongly suggest turning in the form as soon as possible if your student is interested in this opportunity.

The HHS Chromebook program works as follows:

  • Students will receive a school issued Chromebook for use during the school year.
  • Students and parents/guardians should review the Chromebook Care and Use Guide and the Chromebook Insurance Plan information
  • Students should download, print, and complete the 2016 Chromebook Loan Agreement.
  • In order to pick up your Chromebook please bring your Chromebook Loan Agreement (and optional insurance check) to the HHS Main Office by Friday, October 14th.

Please refer to the following link on our website for more information about Chromebooks at the high school: http://hhs.holliston.k12.ma.us/academics-1/technology-program/chromebook-program

Friday, September 30, 2016

T1 Progress Reports

Term 1 Progress Reports are now available through iParent for all students. During advisory today, students in grades 9, 10, and 11 spent some time discussing progress reports with their advisors. However, progress reports were not printed this year so we encourage all families to view their grades through iParent.
 
Progress reports are a check-in to see how students are progressing with their learning, with plenty of time remaining in the term to continue improving their grades and comprehension of the material. Students who are struggling are encouraged to meet with their teachers to develop strategies to increase their comfort with the material and their understanding of the course. Guidance counselors are also available for any students or parents/guardians who want to discuss progress in courses.
 
For families who do not yet have an iParent account, please sign up here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Guidance Guide Posted


The HHS Guidance Dept has posted a new Guidance Guide. This guide outlines Guidance's main services, school requirements, and provides a handy reference for post-secondary planning. You can download the two-page guide here, or visit the HHS Guidance Blog.

Friday, September 23, 2016

"Strings Attached" On Display in Studio370


Studio370 At Holliston High School is proud to present Strings Attached, an installation created by the Term I Public Spaces Class taught by Mr. Lack. Only nails and string were used to create this stunning visual enchantment!

Check out this video showcasing of all the art:


Artists Include:
  • Joseph Whalen: Thomas The Tank Engine
  • Jesse Wexler: Patrick
  • Jen Tuttle: Transformers Rising
  • Seth Burwick, Daniel Gonsalves, Kevin Quinn: Mickey Mouse
  • Thomas Sykes: Happy Little Waterfall
  • Grace Dzindolet: Bacon & Egg Flag
  • Lizet Ahearn, Maria Jessup Mcdermott: Deathly Hallows Sign
  • Dan Campbell, Sam Cureel: The Palm Of Life
  • Isabelle Storella: Flower
  • Abinaya Gargy: Yin And Yang Sign
  • Abinaya Gargy And Isabelle Storella: The Vine
  • Matt Arvanitis And Aidan Jewett: Turtle
  • Ryan Mcmanus: Spongebob
  • Bella Bergloff: The Solar System
  • Chloe Kafka: The Circus Elephant
  • Juliana Papulis And Olivia Wilson: Buildings
  • Caroline Tornifoglio And Sarah Winiker: Butterfly
  • Kyle Perry: Batman Vs. Superman / Dawn Of Justice & A Star Wars Duel
  • Ashley Alexander, Shelby Hinchey, Heather Mcgee: The Tree


Monday, September 19, 2016

Semester 1 Open House Fall 2016


Our first semester Open House for parents/guardians is taking place next week on Thursday, September 22nd. The evening will begin in the auditorium at 6:30pm with remarks from the principal. Parents/guardians will follow an A day schedule and will "attend" their first class at 7:00pm. Students will receive blank schedules in their first block class on Wednesday, September 21st to fill out and bring home. We look forward to seeing everyone at HHS.

>> Open House Blank Schedule form


While you're here, check out the newest addition to our school: We now have a school store! The store is located in the main hallway near the Auditorium. Although it is typically staffed by students during the lunch block, the store will be open for business during Open House on Sept 22nd. Come on by and check out the High School Gear they sell which includes a High School Logo. They have T-Shirts for only $10, Long Sleeve Shirts, Yoga Pants (Leggings) that sport the Holliston H, Boys Shorts and Girls Shorts (also sporting the Holliston H), an embroidered black ¼ zip pullover, and a hoodie for those cool mornings. The store is currently accepting Cash and Check for Payment!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Chromebook Pickup Info (Grades 9 & 10)

During the Holliston Town Meeting in May, voters approved funding for the purchase of Chromebooks for two grades of students at Holliston High School. This means we are gearing up to issue a Chromebook to each 9th and 10th grader (Classes of 2019 and 2020) at the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

This funding allows us to begin a transition from a “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” model to a more coordinated “One-to-One (1:1)” program. Although BYOD has served us well as a first step toward technology integration at HHS, the transition to a 1:1 Chromebook program gives our school the chance to take the next important steps, providing better equity and consistency in the technology available to students, and additional opportunities for students to engage in authentic learning that strengthens their creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
The HHS Chromebook program will be very similar to the program already running at Adams Middle School. Students will receive a school issued Chromebook for use during the school year.

  • Students and parents should review the Chromebook Care and Use Guide and the Chromebook Insurance Plan information
  • Students should download print, and complete the 2016 Chromebook Loan Agreement.
  • Grade 9:
    In order to pick up your Chromebook at Freshman Orientation on August 24, please bring or mail your Chromebook Loan Agreement (and insurance check) to the HHS Main Office by Friday, August 19.
    Grade 9 students will pick up their Chromebook during Freshman Orientation. Only students who have submitted their Chromebook Loan Agreement form will receive a Chromebook. Students who cannot attend Freshman Orientation, or do not submit their form on time, can pick up their Chromebooks on the first or second day of school in the HHS Library once the Loan agreement is turned in.
  • Grade 10:
    In order to have your Chromebook ready, please bring or mail your Chromebook Loan Agreement (and insurance check) to the HHS Main Office by Friday, August 26.
    Grade 10 students will receive their Chromebooks on the second day of school during a special assembly. Only students who have submitted their Chromebook Loan Agreement form will receive a Chromebook. Students who cannot attend the Chromebook assembly, or do not submit their form on time, can pick up their Chromebooks in the HHS Library once the Loan agreement is turned in.

Update 8/19/16: We recognize that the transition for 10th graders is more challenging given that they began their high school careers with BYOD. Therefore, for the 2016-2017 school year, 10th grade families will have the option to opt-out of the 1:1 Chromebook Program providing that students’ personally owned devices meet the same technical requirements, are brought to school each day, and are equipped with any necessary applications teachers or courses may require to access the curriculum. If a family is choosing to opt-out of the 1:1 Chromebook Program for the 2016-2017 school year, please return the completed Holliston High School opt-out form, due Friday August 26th, after reading the requirements outlined in this email.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Schedules Posted in iParent

Student schedules for 2016-2017 are available online through iParent. However, every summer there is a significant amount of end-of-year reporting to the Department of Education that must take place prior to updating iPass and changing over students' information to reflect the new academic year. As a result, updates usually are not able to take place until the end of July or beginning of August. However, we recognize that this time frame is too late to release schedules, especially for those students who have summer reading associated with their courses.

Therefore, we are making schedules available today with the understanding that students' grade level and advisory/homeroom will NOT be accurate until later in the summer. Please do not panic if your student just completed 9th grade and is still listed as a 9th grader, as this will be adjusted once the end of year reporting is complete.

The high school has gone to great lengths to provide the best possible schedule for your individual student's needs. If a situation has been overlooked, we would like to provide you with our process for schedule adjustments.
  • Student schedules are now available through iParent.
  • Please note that advisory/homeroom locations have not been updated or in some cases added to the schedules yet for next year.
  • The guidance counselors will be available for scheduling assistance August 25th and 26th by appointment only.
  • In order to meet with a counselor to make a schedule adjustment, an appointment must be made in advance by calling the Guidance Office at 508-429-0677 x1107.
  • Due to the anticipated volume of activity during the last days of summer vacation, appointments will be limited to students who have scheduling issues with semester-long classes (running for ½ the year.)
  • All issues with electives and term courses will be handled during the first days of school.
  • Please remember that on occasion, teacher and student schedules are subject to change over the summer.
  • Please be reminded of the school rules. Schedules will not be adjusted to meet individual teacher preferences or classmate requests.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to a wonderful 2016-2017 school year.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fall 2016 Sports Registration Now Open



Registration for 2016 Fall Sports is now open!

Registration for HHS sports has three required pieces:
  1. Filling out the registration form at http://hhsathletics.holliston.k12.ma.us/registration
  2. Submitting an up-to date physical exam (requirements)
  3. Paying the athletics fee. You may pay on the Town of Holliston website or by check dropped off at/or mailed to HHS Main Office (open 8am-2pm weekdays during the summer). Checks must be made out to "Town of Holliston- Athletics" for $225.00, and dated after August 1, 2016.

The due date for all forms, physical exams, and payment is August 5, 2016.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ACT Testing


Attention Students taking the ACT June 11, 2016

Students registered to take the ACT this Saturday at Holliston High School must present a photo ID and Admission ticket to be admitted.  

Cell phones should be left at home.  If a cell phone rings at any time during testing, scores may be cancelled.   

Don't forget your calculator with new batteries and #2 pencils

We will begin admitting students at 7:45 AM. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016


Holliston High School was proud to host the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2016 on Sunday, June 5. 

Words of welcome and inspiration were delivered by Principal Nicole Bottomley and Superintendent Bradford Jackson, as well as by Valedictorian Jessica Strzempko, Salutatorian Caroline Ristaino, and Class President Ariana Ameli, The ceremony also featured musical performances by Samuel Bonfatti, Megan Milligan, Anya Ostapovicz, Anthony Perone, Emily Quinan, Mai Hartwich, and Lanie Meyers.

Congratulations to the HHS Class of 2016, and good luck in the future!



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Art Saves Lives 2016


On Thursday, May 19, 2016, HHS is proud to host its annual Art Saves Lives exhibition!

This year we will be displaying artwork from all of Holliston High's art classes, as well as from Mr. Levesque’s and Mrs. Galster’s classes!

We are honored to be dedicating this year's show to our beloved and inspiring Madame Caccavale and Mr. Wechsler. Portions of our proceeds from this event will go towards Breast Cancer and ALS Research.

Please join us on Thursday, May 19 from 4-8 at the High School.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SAT Testing Announcement


Attention Students Taking The SAT Saturday May 7, 2016

You must present a photo ID and Admission Ticket to be admitted to the testing room on Saturday. You will not be allowed to test if you do not have a photo ID. No exceptions are allowed.

Cell phones should be left at home. If a cell phone makes any noise at any time during testing, scores will automatically be cancelled by the College Board.

Don’t forget your calculator with new batteries and two #2 pencils

Check your Admission Ticket the night before to be certain of your assigned testing location/school.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Theatre Show: And Then There Were None

Theatre370 is proud to present its annual spring play this coming weekend!


Based on the international best-selling novel, And Then There Were None tells the story of ten strangers with dark secrets, who are lured to an island by a mysterious and vindictive host! 


Show Information:
April 28-30, 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, available at Coffee Haven, Fiske's, and at the door

This show may not be suitable for children under 11 years old.




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

More Yearbook Sneak Peaks!

More pictures have leaked from the HHS 2016 Yearbook: Making Waves! Check these club and activity pages (click each one for full size, multi-page images).

And don't forget, the deadline for ordering your yearbook is May 1! To order your year, visit yearbookforever.com, or see Mr. Shiff or Mr. Lack.











Monday, April 25, 2016

HHS Seeking Families to Host International Students for 2016-2017 School Year


Holliston High School is continuing our partnership with gphomestay to bring international students to our school for the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking for local families that are interested in the rewarding experience of hosting!

The ideal host family will have a child or children attending Holliston High for the 2016-2017 school year, will primarily speak English at home and has time in their schedule to interact and share their American and family culture with the student. Families of all types, ethnicities, backgrounds and sizes are welcome.

The host family will need to provide:
  • Three meals a day 
  • A private furnished room, and 
  • A safe, nurturing environment
A generous stipend of $10,000.00 for the academic school year will be provided to offset the costs of hosting. The stipend is distributed on a monthly basis over the 10 academic months.

Gphomestay provides ongoing support during a student’s stay including 24/7 access to a local Student Services Coordinator, respite care for family vacations and emergency situations, umbrella insurance for host families, medical insurance for all students, quarterly residential check-ins by the local staff in the community.

For any families that are referred and and approved, the referring party will receive a $300 referral bonus.

Families should please submit an inquiry at www.gphomestay.com or contact Michelle Cahoon at mcahoon@gphomestay.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mobile Tech for the 2016 Yearbook



The 2016 Yearbook will be using new mobile device technology. The Aurasma app (available for both iOS and Android devices) allows viewers to simply hover their device over an image in the yearbook to see a video or slideshow.
 
Check out the videos below to see how it works!

Time is running out. May 1st is our deadline!
Buy your book now, we have a very limited supply this year!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Career & Training Fair

Personal Pathways to Success: Career & Training FairThursday, April 7th, 6:30-­8pm
Natick High School Cafeteria

Hosted in Collaboration by Natick, Holliston, Framingham, and Newton Public Schools
Students and families are invited to learn about a variety of postsecondary options beyond typical 4 year colleges. There are a variety of opportunities and this can be difficult to navigate. A student's transition to adulthood is individually based on interests, preferences, aptitudes and skills ­ there is no one size fits all​!

Join us to see what possibilities might lead you to your personal pathway to success.

Participants may include:
  • Postgraduate Vocational and Training Programs
  • Labor Union Apprenticeships
  • Military
  • Gap Year Programs
  • Culinary, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Associates and Certificate Programs (such as Vet Tech, EMT, Athletic Training)
  • Automotive and Technical Schools
  • Career One Stop Centers
Check ​http://transitionsurvivalguide.weebly.com ​for updated event information

Monday, March 21, 2016

Enigma 2016 Spring Issue


The Spring 2016 Issue of the HHS Literary Magazine Enigma is now available!

Enigma showcases student poetry, artwork, and photography, published in a beautiful online magazine format.

Enigma is free and can be read online here. And if you like what you see, check out some back issues on the Enigma page of the website.

Congratulations to Mr. Murphy and the Enigma staff for a great publication!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sneak Peek of 2016 Yearbook: Making Waves


Yearbook has leaked a couple double page spreads for this year's upcoming 2016 book. View them here! These are the spreads for "Holliston Panthers Back to Back Victory at Gillette" and "Senior Superlatives". The book title is Making Waves and the book's design is meant to suggest The Red Sea and the art and design of Japan.

This years book cover will cost more to produce since it will be both glossy and matte, as a result yearbook club did not order as many books as last year. There are still books available but they are going fast! Get them before they are gone! Visit www.yearbookforever.com to buy a book today.

The book will also have a really cool feature where you can trigger online videos with your phone!




Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 Mount Hollis Yearbook Information


Many students have already purchased a 2016 yearbook. If you have not however, you must purchase yours immediately while supplies last! There is a limited supply and once they are sold out there will be no future opportunities to obtain one!

APRIL 15 IS OUR DEADLINE FOR BOOK SALES!
(Unfortunately Name Stamps are no longer available)

Parents, what better way to tell your kids how proud you are of their achievements than to place an online PARENT AD! The good news is that there is still time to place your ad in this year’s yearbook!

PARENT ADS ARE NOW DUE BY MARCH 25, 2016.

Please go to the following link on the HHS website to find parent ad forms, book purchase order forms, as well as business ad forms.
http://hhs.holliston.k12.ma.us/activities/yearbook

Friday, February 26, 2016

HHS Pops Concert

Photo by HMAPA
The annual HHS Pops Concert is coming up!

Performances will be held on March 5, 2016 at 7 pm and on March 6, 2016 at 4 pm. Both shows are in the HHS Cafeteria.

Tickets are $12 at the door ($5 for students and seniors). For questions or advance tickets, contact Mr. Britton at BrittonS@Holliston.k12.ma.us.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Theatre370 Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

Holliston High School Theatre370 presents
The Importance of Being Earnest!

One Night Only!

Holliston's entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theatre guild (Globefest) competition

Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm
HHS Auditorium
Tickets $5 at the door

Join us for a talk back after the performance!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ImPACT Testing for Spring Athletes


ImPACT baseline testing for Spring lacrosse, baseball, and softball athletes will be March 1 & 2, 2016. This testing is for Freshman and Junior athletes (who were not tested already this school year), and is required for participation in sports.

Who: All athletes who freshmen or juniors playing lacrosse, baseball, or softball
What: ImPACT baseline testing
Where: Library
WhenMarch 1 and 2 at 2:15 and 3:00 pm both days
Why: Because it is required for sport participation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Flower Sales

Send pink carnations for Valentine's Day!

You can get one for $2 or three for $5 during lunches Feb. 8-10. Carnations will be delivered on Feb 11 in DSB.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Semester 2 Open House

Holliston High School's second semester Open House is scheduled for Thursday February 11th at Holliston High School. 

The event begins at 7:00pm with "A" Block. There is no introduction by the principal so parents/guardians will proceed right to their student's first block class. 

Students will receive blank copies of the Open House schedule in their first block class on Wed., Feb 10, with the instructions to complete the schedule and bring it home to parents/guardians. You can also download a blank schedule here.

For parents/guardians of the class of 2019 (current 9th graders), there is a parent/guardian meeting at 6:20 pm in the high school auditorium prior to Open House.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HHS Winter Track Athletes Qualify for Nationals

Congratulations to Emma Guccione, Madison Ward, Eve Bagley, and Sydney Snow, who punched their ticket to New Balance Nationals after running 4:14.57 in the Sprint Medley Relay. 

Sydney Snow had also individually qualified in the 800 meters and Madison Ward in the high jump. 

Good luck to our Panthers when they race in Nationals at the Armory in New York City on the weekend of March 11-13!   

Monday, February 1, 2016

Spring 2016 Sports Registration

Registration for HHS Spring Sports is now open!

Students interested in participating in spring sports or cheering teams must complete the following items:

  1. Complete the mandatory online concussion training
  2. Fill out the (new and improved!) online registration form
  3. Submit an up-to-date physical exam to the nurse's office
  4. Make participation fee payments, either by check or online.
Registration will be open from Feb. 1 until Mar. 4, 2016.