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
  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: