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

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
  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

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

May 23rd

(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 

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

May 30th 

8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

May 30th 

High School Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

May 31st 

8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

June 1st 

Students & Faculty Only

June 3th 

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Student Feature Friday: Jayden Seto

This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Jayden Seto

It is very apparent from talking to Jayden that he has a clearly articulated plan for the future, a plan that he has worked hard to create. As soon as a conversation with Jayden begins, it is hard to miss the maturity and self-awareness he exudes. Jayden is a self-described conversationalist and has found a path that will leverage his strengths and love of interacting with people, combined with a passion for politics. Next year he plans to attend Norwich University, participate in the ROTC program and major in political science. After graduation he looks forward to law school and feels that his time spent working with Mr. Marsden during his senior internship this year has solidified his decision to practice law. 

For more information about Jayden, please see the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Student Feature Friday: Andrew Balestieri

This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Andrew Balestieri. Andrew began to discover his love of comedy when he had to dress as the profession he wanted to be at the 6th grade career day. He attended school that day as a comedian and realized he could make people happy through laughter. He further developed his skills of comedy, acting and performance when he became involved in the after school theatre program. His interest in performing was solidified when he had a leading role in Legally Blond and “sang his heart out”, only to receive a roaring response from the audience. When Andrew was asked about his passion, he stated that “if he had been asked two months ago he would have said comedy, but now he believes his passion to be making people happy with performance in general.” For more information about Andrew, please visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8th Grade Orientation Night Presentation Posted

The 2018 8th Grade Program of Studies Night was held on March 14, 2018. In case you need more information, we have provided a link to the presentation. As always, please contact us with any questions.