Friday, January 26, 2018

Student Feature Friday: Nathan Rutberg

This week’s Student Feature Friday is junior Nathan Rutberg who has found a passion for architecture and city planning. Nathan sees architecture as a tool to solve problems and describes it as tying art and function together in a cohesive way. His term project in Stress Management and Psychology focused on the connection between parks and mental health (his project can be seen below), specifically how city parks decrease the stress levels of individuals residing in the city.

In addition to pursuing his passion for architecture, Nathan is involved with music, sound engineering and running sound for school performances. Nathan is able to marry his love of architecture and design with his work in theatre. His theatre teachers states that, “He combines technical and analytical thinking with his creativity, which is perfect for the areas he works in at Theatre 370.” His sketches and set designs for the theatre Festival were, “well thought out, addressing the needs of the show, the feel of the piece and also trying to incorporate some historical architectural touches!”

For more information about Nathan, or to see his term project, please check out the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

Friday, January 12, 2018

AP Exam Registration 2018

AP exam registration begins Monday January 15th

AP exam registration ends March 5th.

Registration website:

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 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

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!