Friday, January 12, 2018

AP Exam Registration 2018



AP exam registration begins Monday January 15th

AP exam registration ends March 5th.

Registration website: http://aptestservice.com/holliston

Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment will NOT be provided to the guidance office this year. 

The cost of the exams this year is $95. 

All registration and exam questions can be found on this comprehensive website created exclusively for Holliston High School. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: If a student / family requires financial assistance with the cost of the AP exams, please contact Mrs. Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us. Holliston is committed to ensuring every student can take an AP exam, and will work with families as needed on adjusted fees or a payment installment plan.

WHY TAKE AN AP EXAM?  HHS tends to produce high scores which can save many thousands of dollars at the college level. $95 for the possibility of saving anywhere from $1000 - $4000, depending on the college's per credit fee. 

WHAT COLLEGES TAKE AP CREDIT? If you would like to explore the AP credit policies of colleges and universities, you can do so by clicking HERE. Taking the AP exam is also a part of the AP course experience and is good for helping students adjust to the type of exams they will experience in college.  

SIGN UP for 2018 AP EXAM REMINDERS: Students and parents can sign up for text message reminders regarding the 2018 AP exams. To sign up text @gd7c9h to the number 81010. We will be selective in the information sent via text, but it is one way to ensure timely updates or reminders are received by students. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us

Student Feature Friday: Gemma Sampas


This week’s Student Feature Friday is 10th grader Gemma Sampas who describes finding her passion for writing while in the 8th grade. Whether it is going to Dublin by herself to take a writing course, taking on the role of Social Media Editor without having her own strong social media presence, or venturing into the world of the Holliston Cable Studio for the first time, Gemma is clearly willing to step out of her comfort zone on a regular basis. Gemma stated that these experiences taught her that “when you are put to the test you can rise to the occasion.” For more information about Gemma's writing and her experiences, please visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's blog.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Two-Hour Delay for Friday, Jan 5, 2018



Holliston Schools will have a two-hour delay on Friday, Jan 5, 2018. Because of the shortened schedule, there will be NO Advisory period.

A-Day: 2 Hour Delay

Block                                   Start                        End                          Duration
Period A                              9:30am                    10:10am                   40 Minutes
Period B                              10:14am                  10:53am                   39 Minutes
Period C                              10:57am                  12:42am                   77 Minutes
        1st Lunch                      10:57am – 11:22am
        2nd Lunch                     11:36am – 12:01pm
        3rd Lunch                  12:14pm – 12:42pm   

Period D                              12:46pm                   2:03pm                     77 Minutes

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

No School Thursday Jan 4, 2018


Due to the forecast of snow, Holliston Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan 4, 2018! Stay warm and safe!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Student Feature Friday: Tim Ringie



This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Tim Ringie who is a three-season athlete and an all around great person. Tim is a captain for golf, a valuable member of the baseball team, and a captain for hockey (his favorite sport). I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Tim and was impressed with his maturity when describing how he handles very challenging situations as a youth hockey official.

As an official he is able to set his own schedule, develop his conflict-management skills and “keep up” his skating throughout the year. He is often in difficult situations as a youth official but this role has taught him a lot about himself and about handling difficult conversations with a calm but confident approach. Tim has definitely brought these leadership skills to his high school teams. For more information about Tim, visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's blog.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Student Feature Friday: Heather Banak


This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Heather Banak who, along with a few friends and HHS faculty member Mr. Calais, created the Gimme Shelter CoffeeHouse, a benefit concert to raise money for the Y2Y Homeless Shelter in Framingham. This concert, which took place last week, was in its second year. The main hallway of the school was transformed with a stage and couches where people were able to enjoy some fantastic music performed by Mr. Calais, Heather and her friends. To learn more about Heather please visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

By visiting Heather’s website (which she designed and created - https://gimmesheltersite.wixsite.com/gimmeshelter), one can learn much more about Y2Y and why Heather is so passionate about the cause.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Student Feature Friday: 2017 All-Ages Envelope Contest



This week’s Student Feature Friday is a group of four incredibly talented students who participated in the 2017 All-Ages Envelope Contest. There were over 700 artists from all over the world and I am pleased to announce that HHS had three finalists and one winner:
  • Kelley Joslin (1st Place Winner in the 15-17 category)
  • Sara Kenney (Finalist in the 15-17 category)
  • Corinne Doucette (Finalist in the 11-14 category)
  • Caroline Beaudet (Finalist in the 11-14 category)
The contest rules were that the piece had to be an Edward Gorey inspired Halloween theme that expressed his humor, whimsy, ghoulishness, or otherwise bizarre and eccentric style. The goal of the contest was to both recreate Gorey’s art style but more importantly capture his thematic interests and unique character. The reason the contest started was that Gorey himself was fond of letter writing and illustrated postcards and envelopes that he would send to friends.

For more information about these talented students, and to see their artwork, visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

--Ms. Bottomley