Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Winter Sports Registration Now Open

HHS hockey players


Registration for 2018-2019 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 16, 2018.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Back to School Info 2018


Welcome Back to HHS! Our complete set of back-to-school forms and information has been posted on the website in the Back to School 2018 page. Check it out for:
  • Required and optional forms
  • First day bell schedule
  • Technology information
  • Band & chorus signups
  • Sports try-out info
  • and more!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chromebook Program for 2018-2019


Holliston High is excited to begin Stage 3 of our one-to-one Chromebook program. Chromebooks are low-cost, cloud-centric laptops that allow students and teachers to participate in collaborative, interactive, digital learning experiences. We have seen tremendous success with our Chromebook program during the first two years, and are looking forward to expanding the program in 2018-2019.

Grade 9

HHS will provide a Chromebook device to all students in Grade 9. There is no annual fee for this Chromebook; however, we strongly recommend that families purchase the optional insurance plan for $40*, which protects against accidental damage.

Chromebooks for freshmen will be ready for pickup at the 9th Grade Orientation event on Wednesday, August 22nd. Students not attending the Orientation should pick up their Chromebooks on the first day of school in the school library.

Grades 10 & 11

HHS will provide a Chromebook device to all students in Grades 10 & 11. There is no annual fee for the Chromebook; however, we strongly recommend that families purchase the optional insurance plan for $40*, which protects against accidental damage.

Returning students should bring their Chromebook to school fully charged on the first day of school. Students who are new to Holliston High can pick up their Chromebooks and Technology Welcome Packets in the school library on the first day of school.

Grade 12

Seniors who opted-in and were issued school Chromebooks in 2017-2018 may continue to use them in the upcoming school year. Students who are new to Holliston High are also eligible for a Chromebook. There is no annual fee for the Chromebook; however, we strongly recommend that families purchase the optional insurance plan for $40*, which protects against accidental damage.

The Class of 2019 will continue to have the option to “opt out” of Chromebook use, provided that they bring their own laptop device instead. Seniors who would like to "opt back in" should contact the HHS main office to be placed on a waiting list, until availability can be assessed in early September.

All seniors should plan to bring their charged Chromebook or personal laptop to school on the first day.

Form Due Dates

New in 2018-2019: Sign-off forms are no longer required in order to receive a Chromebook. Relevant "care and use" information will be provided as part of the back-to-school online updates.

However, families participating in the Chromebook Insurance Program should submit their form and check to the main office on or before the first day of school.




*Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch may waive the $40 insurance fee.



Thank you for your help in making our technology program successful and valuable for our students.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Holliston Freshman Working Toward Strengthening Support for Food Pantries


Most people are happy to donate to food pantries and drop necessary items but except for an annual food drive, they are really not aware of shortages of certain items at their local pantries. So how about if they received a fortnightly or a monthly email with the list of items needed? Given that food pantries are run by volunteers, they do not have the personnel to send out such emails on a regular basis. Some food pantries do have a website that lists their inventories but do people actually go and check the website before their next shopping list? Holliston High School freshman, Akshara Shankar, is on a mission to find some solutions. 

Akshara has been working on her project, ‘ManyHands’ with the support of the MIT Leadership Training Institute’s mentorship program. Akshara has worked to design the website, contacted over 20 food pantries of which 11 have already registered on her site including the Holliston Pantry Shelf. She has received lists of the most essential items and is now working to get the community to sign up on her website to receive alerts about items required by food pantries. Holliston High School students, parents and teachers who would like to receive alerts about what your local pantry needs can sign up on www.manyhandsfoodpantry.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fall 2018 Sports Registration Now Open


Registration for 2018 Spring 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 August 10, 2018.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Student Feature Friday: Nandini Mandaloju



This week’s Student Feature Friday is sophomore Nandini Mandaloju who has devoted her time, energy and passion to helping others and exploring her culture through dance and music.

Since she was 6 years old, Nandini has practiced one of the classical styles of Indian dance called Kuchipudi. By her 4th or 5th year, she was developing her talent and love for dance. She describes being on stage as “acting as different characters, allowing her to express her emotions in new ways.” In addition, Nandini is an avid singer of classical Indian music. “Singing and dancing allow me to stay closer to my heritage by singing in multiple Indian languages. It’s a culture blast and lets me feel closer to my ethnicity.” 

For more information about Nandini visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Senior Events Calendar 2018


May 18th

JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM
Mechanics Hall
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Buses Leaving HHS at 5:00pm


May 23rd

SENIOR PICNIC
(Last Day of Classes for Seniors) 1:00 p.m.


May 24th 

SENIOR EXAMS - A and B blocks 7:30 a.m.


May 25th 

SENIOR EXAMS - C and D blocks 7:30 a.m.


May 29th 

CLASS TRIP
Brownestone Exploration and Discovery Park, Portland, CT
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


May 30th 

GRADUATION PRACTICE (Mandatory)
8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



May 30th 

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT
High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m.


May 31st 

GRADUATION PRACTICE (Mandatory)
8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATION
A non-school sponsored interfaith service
Temple Beth Torah at 7:00 p.m.


June 1st 

IN-SCHOOL GRADUATION
Students & Faculty Only


June 3th 

GRADUATION
High School Field House
1:00 p.m. – Graduates arrive at HHS 2:00 p.m. – Graduation begins

All Night Graduation Celebration at Forekicks
A non-school sponsored event