Monday, October 23, 2017

Winter Sports Registration Now Open




Registration for 2017-2018 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 23, 2017.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Student Feature Fridays!

One of the best aspects of working at Holliston High School is the opportunity to interact with so many talented, creative, innovative and amazing students. In order to highlight some of these individuals, we are announcing a new segment called "Student Feature Fridays."

Our first featured student is Melanie Galeaz, a hard working and creative senior. Melanie recently presented a project to the faculty during the October Faculty Meeting. The project was one that she completed in her Stress Management course and had the theme of Hope. For more information please see the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

--Ms. Bottomley

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2018 National Merit Semifinalists


Holliston High School has two senior students who are Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program - an annual program in its 63rd year. 

Kelly Irons and Timothy Strang qualified for the prestigious honor by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of junior year and receiving eligible scores. 

Approximately 16,000 students in the United States move on to become Semifinalists which represents less than 1% graduating high school seniors. Tim and Kelly will now compete for the Merit Scholar® title and scholarship money from scholarship awarded through the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MWAHS Survey Results



The results of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Surveys of Holliston High School and Adams Middle School were recently published.

"The 2016 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWAHS) marks the beginning of a new decade in monitoring trends in adolescent health behaviors to advance school and community prevention efforts. Since 2006, the MWAHS has been administered every other year in communities served b the MetroWest Health Foundation, with the goal of supporting data-driven improvements in health programs and policies at the local and regional level."
--from the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey results

>> Holliston High School results

Open House - Wednesday September 27th, 2017


Wednesday, September 27th is the first semester Open House at Holliston High School. This email serves as general reminder for families, as well as, more specific information for families who may not have attended an open house before this year. The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the auditorium with brief, opening remarks from the Principal. During this meeting there is information about expectations for the school and various ways that students and families can involve themselves in all that HHS has to offer. The meeting will conclude a few minutes before 7:00pm to give everyone time to find their first block class. Students will receive blank copies of the open house schedule in their first block class next Tuesday morning, September 26th, to fill out and bring home to parents/guardians. If your student forgets to bring the schedule home, please come to the main office at the start of the evening and we can print another copy of the schedule.

Our schedule for the evening will follow an "A" day: A, B, C, D. We will not have parents/guardians attend DSB (Directed Study Block) or Advisory. Each class will last 12 minutes, with a 5 minute passing time in between. There will be several, friendly students working as guides throughout the building to help everyone find their way. During the class time, educators will go over their classroom expectations, different learning activities throughout the course, and how to contact them to discuss a student's progress. This night tends to move very quickly so if additional discussions regarding individual students are desired, educators will schedule time independent of Open House to meet with parents/guardians.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

>> Blank Schedules for Open House Night

Monday, September 18, 2017

PSAT and Pre-ACT Registration


There have been changes made to the standardized practice testing here in Holliston. In prior years, HHS has offered the PSAT to both 10th and 11th graders, however, the number of students taking the ACT is on the rise and we wanted to offer students an opportunity to try the ACT. Contrary to widespread belief, both the ACT and SAT are accepted by ALL colleges and universities. Students have 2 options and we wanted to ensure that our students have the best opportunity to test well and in offering the Pre-ACT and the PSAT, we increase the student's ability to make a more informed decision now instead of when the testing starts to count and costs much more! 

The Pre-ACT will be offered to all 10th graders on Saturday, October 14, 2017
Any 11th graders interested in taking the Pre-ACT instead of the PSAT will go on a waitlist as the number of tests allows. 11th graders interested in being added to the waitlist for the Pre-ACT should complete the Pre-ACT registration online form. 11th graders interested in being added to the waitlist for the Pre-ACT, but interested in taking the PSAT if Pre-ACT tests end up not being available, should complete BOTH registration forms. 


The PSAT will be offered to all 11th graders on Saturday October 14th, 2017
It is recommended that juniors take the PSAT as the test results in junior year are officially entered into the National Merit Scholarship program. 

If any 10th graders are interested in taking the PSAT instead of the Pre-ACT, their names will be added to a waitlist as the number of tests allows. 10th graders interested in being added to the waitlist for the PSAT should complete the PSAT registration online form.  10th graders interested in being added to the waitlist for the PSAT, but interested in taking the Pre-ACT if PSAT tests end up not being available, should complete BOTH registration forms. 


The regular registration and payment deadline is SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Cost: $30

The late registration and payment deadline is OCTOBER 2, 2017
Cost: $45

Payment is by check made payable to the Town of Holliston. 

Questions? Please contact Dominique Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us

Friday, August 25, 2017

Therapy Dogs Return to HHS



Working with Therapy Dogs International (TDI), we were fortunate to have therapy dogs at HHS during senior final exams last May. There was overwhelming positive feedback from students and many requested they return again during the 2017-2018 school year.

The therapy dogs will be in the Holliston High School Courtyard before school from 7:00 am - 7:30 am on Tuesday, August 29th to welcome students back to school. Research demonstrates that therapy dogs not only improve the emotional, mental, and academic productivity of students, but also improve school culture as a whole.

We recognize that for all students the transition from 8th to 9th grade and/or the return from the summer regardless of the grade level can be a challenging time and we hope that the presence of the therapy dogs will help to alleviate some of that stress/anticipation.

We also recognize that not all students will want to participate so the dogs will remain in a contained location.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back To School Info 2017


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 2017 page. Check it out for:

  • Required and optional forms
  • First day bell schedule
  • Technology information
  • Band & chorus signups
  • Sports try-out info
  • and more!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chromebooks and BYOD for 2017-2018 School Year



Holliston High is excited to begin Stage 2 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 year, and are looking forward to expanding the program in 2017-2018.

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 23rd, providing that the Chromebook Insurance/Waiver Form is turned in by the deadline. Otherwise, Chromebooks will be available during the first week of school once the form is completed and turned in.

Every Grade 9 student is required to complete and return a Chromebook Insurance/Waiver form to HHS by Wednesday, August 16th.

Grade 10

HHS will provide a Chromebook device to all students in Grade 10. Whenever possible, students will receive the same Chromebook that they returned in the spring. 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. Chromebooks for sophomores will be ready for pickup in Advisory on the first day of school.

Every Grade 10 student is required to complete and return a Chromebook Insurance/Waiver form to HHS by Wednesday, August 23rd. Sophomores who do not submit their form by the due date may not receive their Chromebook on the first day of school.

Grade 11

Juniors will continue to have the option to “opt out” of Chromebook use. Whenever possible, students who “opted in” last year and were issued Chromebooks in 2016-2017 will receive the same Chromebook that they returned in the spring. For families who chose to opt out last year, we will extend your “opt out” decision and previously signed paperwork again this year. However, if you have changed your mind and would like to “opt in”, you can request to be issued a Chromebook from the limited supply that we have left (first-come, first-served). 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. Chromebooks for juniors will be ready for pickup in Advisory on the first day of school.

For  11th Graders Only: Only those 11th Grade students requesting Chromebooks are required to complete and return a Chromebook Insurance/Waiver form to HHS by Wednesday, August 23rd, in order to have the Chromebook ready and available for the first day of school.

Note on the “opt out” program: Juniors who chose to opt out last year and are continuing to  choose to opt out this year do not need to complete a form. However, these students and families must understand that choosing to opt out reflects an agreement to bring a laptop (not a smartphone or tablet) to school everyday. If this is not possible, please consider requesting a Chromebook instead.

Grade 12

Seniors will continue the BYOD program, and will be expected to bring their own personal laptop to school everyday. Seniors who borrowed Chromebooks as Juniors in 2016-2017 may request the same Chromebook again for 2017-2018. Students without a personal laptop to bring can request a Chromebook from the limited supply that we have left (first-come, first-served). 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. Chromebooks for seniors will be ready for pickup in the library during the first week of school.

Seniors requesting Chromebooks must complete and return a Chromebook Insurance/Waiver form to HHS by Wednesday, August 23rd, in order to have the Chromebook ready and available for the first day of school.


Form Due Dates

In order to have the Chromebooks ready for Freshman Orientation (for grade 9) and the first day of school (for grades 10-12), please submit your form and optional insurance check by the following due dates.
Grade
Form
Due Date
9 all students
Wed, Aug 16
10 all students
Wed, Aug 23
11 optional
Wed, Aug 23
12 optional
Wed, Aug 23

*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.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017-2018 Schedules Early Preview


Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful summer so far and enjoying some time to relax. Student schedules for 2017-2018 will be available Monday, July 17th 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 on Monday 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 will be available on Monday 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 22nd through the 25th by appointment only. Each counselor will be scheduling appointments for two of those days depending on their own schedules and availability.
  • 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 2017-2018 school year.

Summer Assignments


HHS Summer Reading 2017:
  • There is no summer reading this year for the Social Studies Department (AP courses are an exception) while the department reorganizes courses and evaluates the summer reading program.
  • Information about suggested summer reading for the English Department can be found on the school website and at the following link: http://hhs.holliston.k12.ma.us/academics-1/summer-assignments-2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ImPACT Testing for Freshmen Fall Athletes

ImPact Testing logo

Athletes that will be freshmen in the Fall need to take a new baseline test. The test is required prior to tryouts for Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey and Football. If you are unsure if you need to take it, please see Ms. Siglin in the Athletic Training Room.  Baseline tests are required every 2 years.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

End of Year Rotation Schedule


We have received several phone calls inquiring about the school rotation calendar for the end of the year. This year we had 4 snow days which pushed back the end of Term 4 and final exams. The following is the school schedule for the remainder of the year:
  • Thursday June 15th B Day
  • Friday June 16th C Day
  • Monday June 19th D Day
    • Last Day of Term 4
  • Tuesday June 20th
    • A & B Exams - Buses depart HHS at 11:15
  • Wednesday June 21st
    • C & D Exams - Buses depart HHS at 11:15
  • Thursday June 22nd
    • A Day - Modified bell schedule for half day - Buses depart HHS at 10:45

Friday, June 9, 2017

Chromebook Collection


HHS is collecting all Chromebooks, chargers, and cases before the end of the school year. Students have two options for turning in their equipment:
  1. Turn them in to your advisor during the special advisory on the day before exams, Monday, June 19 (Gr. 9 & 10 only)
  2. Bring them to the library on either exam day, Tuesday, June 20 or Wednesday, June 21 (Gr. 9, 10 & 11)
Students who do not turn in any or all of their Chromebook equipment will be charged over the summer.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Registration for 2017 Fall Sports Now Open



HHS students interested in playing fall sports or cheerleading must regsiter online before August 4, 2017. In order to register, students will need to:

  1. Fill in the online registration form.
  2. Submit an up-to-date physical exam to the nurse's office,
  3. Complete registration fee payments
Please call the main office if you have any questions.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Senior Events Calendar 2017


Senior Events 2017 logo

May 19th JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM

  • Lake Pearl Function Facilities
  • 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Buses Leaving HHS at 5:00pm 

May 24th SENIOR PICNIC

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

May 25th SENIOR EXAMS 

  • A and B blocks 7:30 a.m.

May 26th SENIOR EXAMS

  • C and D blocks 7:30 a.m.

May 30th CLASS TRIP

  • Lunch Cruise Spirit of Boston 
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 31st GRADUATION PRACTICE MANDATORY

  • 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

May 31st SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

  • High School Auditorium
  • 7:00 p.m.

June 1st GRADUATION PRACTICE MANDATORY

  • 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

June 1st BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATION

  • A non-school sponsored interfaith service
  • St. Mary’s at 7:00 p.m.

June 2nd IN-SCHOOL GRADUATION

  • Students & Faculty Only

June 4th GRADUATION

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

June 4th and June 5th All Night Graduation Celebration at Forekicks

  • A non-school sponsored event




Friday, May 5, 2017

Enigma 2016 Now Published

Cover of Enigma Spring 2017: Student photo of a bicycle

The Spring 2017 issue of ENIGMA is now published! 

ENIGMA is a welcoming literary magazine based out of Holliston High School. They accept poetry and short stories as well as photographs and multimedia works of art. They want to borrow and showcase the voices of our students; whether this voice is found amongst the stanzas of a poem or behind an image.

You can find the current issue, as well as back issues, on the ENIGMA page of the HHS website.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Art Saves Lives 2017

Art Saves Lives 2017 Poster

Come to the annual Art Saves Lives student art exhibition on Thursday, May 18th from 4 pm to 8 pm. The best of the HHS art community will be on display, including paintings, drawings, mixed media art, and ceramics.

Proceeds of the event will raise money to help ALS and Breast Cancer Research.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special Education Orientation

Students in class

On Tuesday April 25th, an orientation regarding Special Education Programming at Holliston High School will be held for interested 8th parents and students from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the High School Library. Please come and learn more about staffing, services, academic support, and High School expectations.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Walk for Wex T-Shirts

Walk fo Wex 2017 logo

The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS is June 17, 2017 at Hopkinton High School.
Last year, faculty members came together to honor Mr. Wechsler by creating t-shirts to wear at the race. The funds from these shirts were donated to Mr. Wechsler and his team to help find a cure for this horrible disease. The staff wore the shirts to school the Friday before last year's race to show their support and they plan to do the same thing this year. This year, the student body is invited join in supporting an amazing man and an important cause.

If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt to support Mr. Wechsler, please fill out this form below before May 4th. Shirts are $10 and payment is due in advance. Bring your cash or check to Mrs. Murphy in room 302.

This year's shirt design is going to be a surprise, but if you'd like to see it before purchasing, please see Mrs. Murphy. Again, you MUST order and pay before 5/4. The order will be placed on this date. We should have the shirts on 5/18. Cost is $10. All additional funds will be donated to Mr. Wechsler's team.

If you'd like to register for the walk/race, please visit the website here: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=7492

Monday, March 27, 2017

HHS Student Featured on Channel 5 News

Ms. Moreno, Ms. Weingartner, Antoinette Antonio, and Kit Nguyen

On Thursday, March 16, Channel 5's Antoinette Antonio and crew came to HHS to interview Kit Nguyen for their A+ Student series. The segment is set to air on Channel 5 on Tuesday, March 28, at 5:40 p.m.. Also, please be sure to watch the early morning shout-out featuring Kit, HHS administrators, teachers, and students during the 5:00 a.m. to 6 a.m. broadcast also Tuesday, March 28. Congratulations, Kit!

Friday, March 17, 2017

HHS Pops Concert

Microphone and drum set

Don't miss the annual HHS Pops Concerts, scheduled for held Sat. March 25 at 7pm and Sunday March 26th at 4pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Tickets may be ordered by emailing Mr. Bilodeau bilodeaus@holliston.k12.ma.us or Mr. Britton brittons@holliston.k12.ma.us. They may also be bought at the door.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

HHS Students Win National Art Awards


We are pleased to announce that HHS students Elena Daly and Juliette Plante have earned National Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.

Congratulations to Elena and Juliette!

Student art by Elena Daly: The Discovery
The Discovery by Elena Daly
Student sculpture by Juliette Plante: Love Tap
Love Tap by Juliette Plante

Personal Pathways to Success: Career & Training Fair

Roads and road signs


Personal Pathways to Success: Career & Training Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 from 6:30-8:00pm
Natick High School Cafeteria

Hosted in Collaboration by Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Newton and Wellesley 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
  • Associate Degree and Certificate Programs (such as Vet Tech, EMT)
  • Automotive and Technical Schools
  • Career One Stop Centers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

College Mini-Fairs Spring 2017

College pennants


On Thursday, March 9 and Thursday, April 6, the Holliston High School Guidance Dept. will host College Mini Fairs. Approximately 75 college representatives will be available on each date to talk with students. The Mini Fairs will be held in the library during the lunch block.

Scheduled colleges

  • Adelphi University 
  • University of Alabama 
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
  • University at Albany (SUNY) 
  • Anna Maria College 
  • Assumption College 
  • Babson College 
  • Bay Path University 
  • Boston College 
  • University of Bridegport 
  • Bridgewater State University 
  • Bryant University 
  • Colby-Sawyer College 
  • Columbia College Chicago 
  • University of Connecticut 
  • Curry College 
  • Dean College 
  • Dickinson College 
  • Eastern Connecticut State University 
  • Eastern Nazarene College 
  • Elmira College 
  • Elms College 
  • Emmanuel College 
  • Endicott College 
  • Fisher College 
  • Fitchburg State University 
  • Florida Atlantic University 
  • Framingham State 
  • Franklin University- Switzerland 
  • Green Mountain College 
  • High Point University 
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
  • Hofstra University 
  • Johnson & Wales University 
  • Johnson State College 
  • Lasell College 
  • Lesley University 
  • Long Island University 
  • Lynn University 
  • Manhattanville College 
  • University of Maryland 
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy 
  • UMass Amherst 
  • UMass Dartmouth 
  • UMass Lowell 
  • MassBay Community College 
  • Merrimack College 
  • Mount Ida College 
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent 
  • National Aviation Academy 
  • New England Inst. Of Technology 
  • University of New England in Biddeford ME 
  • University of New Hampshire 
  • University of New Haven 
  • The College of New Jersey 
  • Newbury College 
  • Nichols College 
  • Pace University 
  • Penn State University 
  • Plymouth State University 
  • Providence College 
  • University of Rhode Island 
  • Rider University 
  • Rivier University 
  • Roanoke College 
  • Sacred Heart University 
  • Saint Anselm College 
  • Saint Joseph's College - ME 
  • Salem State University 
  • Salter College 
  • Salve Regina University 
  • Savannah College of Art and Design 
  • School of Fashion Design 
  • Siena College 
  • Simmons College 
  • University of Southern Maine 
  • Southern Maine Community College 
  • Springfield College 
  • St Michael's College 
  • State University of New York at Geneseo 
  • Stonehill College 
  • Suffolk University 
  • Syracuse University 
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology 
  • Western New England University 
  • Westfield State 
  • Wheelock College 
  • Xavier University

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nineteen HHS Winter Track Athletes to Compete in D4 Regionals

HHS track team




Good luck to the nineteen HHS winter track athletes who qualified for today's D4 state meet at the Reggie Lewis Center!

Boys
  • Yoel Lignabou
  • Hampton Boyd
  • Rick Brown 
  • Ryan Sofoul
  • Liam Engel
  • Henry Dolan 
  • Zack Jacobs
  • John Lukowiak
  • Mark Mulvaney
Girls
  • Emma Guccione
  • Riley Marsden
  • Kelly Alves
  • Alexis Mejia
  • Sophie Ryan
  • Lauren Salley
  • Gwen Freeley
  • Sidney Brucato
  • Rebecca Stevens
  • Caroline Ward

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ImPACT Testing for Spring Athletes

ImPACT logo

All athletes planning to play lacrosse, softball and baseball need to have a baseline concussion test in order to participate. If you are a freshman or junior that has not take a baseline test for fall or winter sports, you will need to take one. If you are not sure, please see Ms. Siglin in the athletic training room. Baseline tests are required every 2 years.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

HHS Senior Megan Burke Earns JWV Award

Megan Burke and Ms. Frost

Congratulations to HHS senior Megan Burke for her award from the Jewish War Veterans Annual Brotherhood Program. 

The program recognizes students who stand out in the work they do to promote citizenship, community and leadership. This year was the 63rd year of the program and Holliston High School nominated Megan Burke '17. Megan was selected by the JWV Brotherhood Program as a winner! 
Megan and her parents attended the award ceremony. Ms. Shawna Frost who works closely with Megan through the Beautiful Mind Campaign was honored to be there to support Megan and represent the high school. 

Ms. Frost reports, "The room was filled with so many inspirational people of all ages with the most incredible stories. The students who received the highest awards were each introduced by a representative from a college including Harvard and UMass. The speakers really took the time to learn as much as possible about each scholarship recipient and delivered very thoughtful introductions. Then, each student was given the opportunity to speak. Megan talked about her service and leadership and the inspiration for The Beautiful Mind Campaign. She did a fantastic job and proudly represented HHS. The event was attended by people from all walks of life. In addition to recognizing the impact each winner has made in his or her community, it also recognized the importance of diversity, acceptance, compassion, and service."

Congratulations Megan! May your service to others be a lifelong devotion.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Spring Sports Registration Now Open

Baseball pitcher above text: Spring Sports Registration Feb 6 - Mar 13

Registration for 2017 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 March 13, 2017.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Winter Issue of Enigma Published

Page from Winter 2017 Enigma: hallway and poem

We're pleased to announce the latest issue of the HHS literary magazine Engima. The Winter 2017 issue is full of poetry, art, and photography by our own HHS student body.

Enigma is free online on the HHS website!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Second Semester Open House

School sign with text "Go Panthers!"


Holliston High School's second semester Open House is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th 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' schedules can be accessed online through iParent. In addition, students will receive blank copies of the Open House schedule in their first block class next Wednesday, with the instructions to complete the schedule and bring it home to parents/guardians. Download a blank copy here.

For parents/guardians of the class of 2020 (current 9th graders), there is a parent/guardian meeting at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium prior to Open House.

Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 Scholastic Art Award Winners

Student art: a futuristic robot

The HHS Art Dept is proud to announce that several HHS students are award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art Contest.
  • Elena Daly: Silver Key The Artist's Selfie / Gold Key The Discovery / Silver Key Comfort In Desolation / Gold Key The Digital Thinker / Honorable Mention Call Reinforcements / Honorable Mention Who's Guilty? / Honorable Mention Art Portfolio 
  • Helen Dolan: Honorable Mention Urban Ruin / Silver Key Home Sweet Home 
  • Sydney Halchuk: Gold Key Sleeping 
  • Ella Hines: Honorable Mention Under The Stairwell 
  • Jade Medvelzky: Honorable Mention Self Portrait 
  • Juliette Plante: Gold Key Love Tap / Silver Key Head Space 
  • Casey Prendergast: Honorable Mention Sailing Seltzer 
  • Renee Torio: Honorable Mention Frego: The Frog Lego 
  • Roman Bolshakov: Honorable Mention Paris
Be sure to check out the award winning art, posted online in the Fine Arts Portal!

Transition Roundtable Presentation moved to March 9th

A road sign marked Plan Ahead
Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Newton, and Wellesley Public Schools are pleased to announce a Transition Roundtable Presentation on the topic of post-secondary transition options. Students, parents, guardians, and interested professionals will have the opportunity to hear from local and state adult service providers regarding services and supports.
Following the panel presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet with individual providers to gather specific materials and information, and to ask questions.

When: Thursday, February 9th (snow date March 9), 7pm to 9pm
Where: Natick High School, 15 West St, Natick

The following providers will be present:
  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
  • Mass Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
  • Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Price Center
  • Charles River Center
  • TILL
  • MetroWest Center for Independent Living, TAP
  • Benefits Counselor for Transition Age Youth (MRC)
  • And more!

**You will also be provided with a synopsis of services and contact information from other local service provides.**

*Registration is not required but would be greatly appreciated to ensure our presenters bring enough materials.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

AP® Exam Registration


Stack of AP exam review books


While hard to believe, registration is upon us for students currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement® (AP®) course and planning to take the exam in May. 

Registration deadline - Friday February 3rd

Registration is online this year: https://goo.gl/forms/03Zdl9ZD9faOs53j2. Payment should still be made by check. $93 per exam. Checks made payable to "Town of Holliston". Please enter student ID and "AP Exam Fee" in the notes section.  Submit to Mrs. Camiel in Guidance. Late registration and payments will incur a $25 fee. Late registration deadline is February 10th

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. 

TEST DATES: Click HERE for the AP® testing calendar. The testing dates are also found in the AP® Student Bulletin. 

AP® STUDENT BULLETIN: For a digital copy, click HERE.
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