Friday, June 14, 2019

Mock Digital Storefronts in Printmaking Class

In Mr. Shiff's Printmaking class, students were challenged to create a website that would simulate an online screen-printed apparel or prints marketplace. They had to invent and produce the necessary writing for their own digital storefront identity. While some of the brand stories might be fabricated, the products the students made that are featured here are real.

Leah Keys -

Jack Seymour -

Arianna Patel -

Spencer Benoff -

Maddie Iarussi -

Taylor Sofoul

Hunter McElhinney

Nathaniel White

Hannah Wolfgang

Monday, June 10, 2019

Chromebook Insurance Renewal

We are pleased to be able to enter the final stage of our transition to a 1:1 Chromebook program at Holliston High School, allowing us to retire the older BYOD program. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all HHS students will be provided with a school-issued Chromebook, allowing for much better consistency and equity in digital access.

Current HHS students in Grades 9-11 who will be attending Holliston High next year can keep their Chromebooks with them for use over the summer. Students may find this useful for a number of different digital activities, including AP summer work, research into colleges and post-secondary programs, communication with peers and teachers, and continuing to develop their 21st-century skills.

Current Grade 8 students who will be attending HHS in the fall will receive information over the summer about receiving their Chromebooks at Freshman Orientation.

Holliston Public Schools highly recommends that families purchase the optional Chromebook Insurance. The current plan expires on the last day of school, June 18, 2019. For safety and peace-of-mind, we recommend that families renew their insurance before then, to cover accidental damage that may occur to the Chromebooks over the summer and 2019-2020 school year.

To renew or begin Chromebook Insurance, please return the Chromebook Insurance Form and a check to the Holliston High School Main Office before the end of the school year. The new coverage will cover Summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year, beginning on the day the insurance form and check are turned in.

Note: In past years, there was also an additional form, sometimes called the Chromebook Loan Agreement form. Last fall, in order to help reduce paperwork, the Chromebook Loan Agreement form was made a part of the annual start-of-school forms that are signed digitally in PowerSchool. You will see a Chromebook consent question, along with the Student-Parent Handbook sign-off question and other routine questions and forms, mid-summer in time for the start of the new school year. The only paper form needed at this time is the recommended Chromebook Insurance form, due by the last day of school, in order to maintain insurance coverage over the summer months.

If you know that your student will not be returning to Holliston High School next year, please have them turn in their Chromebook to the HHS Library during final exams.

Thank you for your continued support of our technology program, as we work to provide equitable access to digital resources for all of our students.