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: 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 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.
AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this website.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exams & Transition Day

Female student studying

Final Assessments/Exams

Students and faculty are working hard to finish up term 2/first semester classes and begin preparing for final assessments/exams next week. Students will take their A & B block exams on Thursday, January 19th and their C & D block exams on Friday January 20th. [Exam/Assessment Bell Schedule]

Transition Day

Monday, January 23rd is Transition Day for students and faculty. We follow a B day bell schedule and all students attend their First Semester/Second Term classes. For both faculty and students, the transition day is filled with valuable activities. Prior to the implementation of this day several years ago, students did not have an opportunity to revisit their classes and teachers after taking final exams, or to go over the assessment. This day is designed to allow just that and is also filled with opportunities to provide feedback, review term three schedules and meet with teachers to receive recommendations for future courses. 

Below are some of the activities students can expect:
  1. The Transition day bell schedule will follow a normal B day, with one exception. During DSB, Guidance has provided an activity for students to complete in their classes.
  2. In classes, teachers will review the final assessment discussing areas of strengths and needs for the class
  3. Students will provide feedback to teachers about the course
  4. Students will meet with each teacher to receive recommendations for next year's courses
  5. Students will complete teacher appreciation letters.
  6. Teachers will confirm that all textbooks and materials have been returned
  7. Students will have some time to pull up their term 3 schedules using iPass/iParent to make sure everything is accurate but we will not be printing schedules.
  8. Seniors WILL HAVE senior privileges on the Transition day to leave for DSB.
Thanks to all students for their hard work during the first semester and we look forward to a fantastic second half of the year. Term 3 will begin on Tuesday, January 24thwith a C day. Any scheduling concerns should be directed to the Guidance Department.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

When To Stay Home Sick

Young adult sick in bed

Sometimes it's not always easy to decide if that winter virus should keep you home from school (or work).

Nurse Coleman has provided the HHS community with this handy reference so you know the signs for when you should stay home.

We want everyone to stay warm and stay healthy, but if you do get a cold or flu, get better soon!

>> School Exclusion Guidelines