A Message from the Holt Education Foundation Board:
The Holt Education Foundation, now beginning its 21st year, is a non-profit organization that partners with Holt Public Schools to sponsor innovative and enhanced teaching and learning projects in our classrooms through competitive mini-grants. To date, over $370,000 in grants have been awarded! In addition, the Education Foundation awards the Margaret Livensparger Scholarship annually to a high school senior who has exhibited exceptional talent in the performing arts. If you have attended any of our annual fundraising events or supported our past projects, we thank you.
Please consider sending a donation today to the Holt Education Foundation, 5780 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842. As schools struggle in the current economy and with uncertain funding, your gift, regardless of size, will continue to support educational opportunities for our students. The Holt Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization (please consult your tax advisor for tax deduction information). Thank you again for your commitment to the students of Holt Public Schools.
The Education Foundation's Annual pre-game Cookout was held on Friday, September 5, 2014 prior to the home football game vs. Rockford. If you were there, you know the cookout had just ended when the stadium was evacuated due to a fast-approaching and powerful storm. Fortunately, with the help of many volunteers, the tent was speedily disassembled and most of the equipment was retrieved before it could be blown away. Those who took shelter in the high school were treated to a spectacular lightning show while waiting for the game to begin. The Holt Education Foundation would like to thank all those who lent a hand, including many Holt and Rockford students and fans. It was a night we won't soon forget! GO, RAMS!
The Holt Education Foundation "Prize Patrol," made up of HEF board members Pat Brown, Jeff Kegler and Superintendent Dr. Johnny Scott swept through the district on Thursday, October 30, handing out balloons and certificates to the 2014-15 mini-grant recipients. A total of almost $6,000 was awarded this year to fund classroom projects to enhance student learning throughout the district. The district would like to thank the Holt Education Foundation volunteers who work year-round to raise funds for these worthy projects (and if you attended the pre-game cookout in September, we thank you, too!).
For a complete list of this year's awards, please click HERE.
ATTENTION High School Students: ACT practice workshop/test - Dates Announced!
The Education Foundation offers up to two opportunities for our high school students to practice the ACT test, usually in the fall and early winter. The first workshop was held in October, and the next is Saturday, February 21, 2015. It's not too early to mark your students' busy calendars! (Students may take both tests if they wish.) Students learn strategies for taking the test, take the test, and receive test scores -- all in the same day. The nonrefundable cost is $30 per student (net proceeds benefit the Holt Education Foundation). Priority for Holt High students is given until the registration deadline or the session is filled. The information/registration form is posted HERE and copies are available in the high school counseling office. Questions? Call the Superintendent's office, 694-5715.
For dedicated service to the district and community, each year the Holt Education Foundation honors an alumnus of Holt Public Schools, a community member (or two), and several school employees. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Community Recognition Award honorees.
Outstanding Community Members:
Outstanding School Employees:
Honorees were recognized at the 20th Annual Community Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, which was held at the Chisholm Hills Golf & Banquet Center. Dinner, awards and a silent gift basket auction completed the evening.
Nomination forms for 2015 honorees will be available in December 2014. The date for this year's Community Recognition Dinner has already been set! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Tickets will be available in the Superintendent's Office in early March. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
The Holt Education Foundation announced the winner of its 2014 Margaret Livensparger Scholarship Award. This two-year scholarship award is given in honor of Margaret Livensparger, who, among many other things, was a founding member of the Holt Education Foundation and a proponent of the arts. The 2014 scholarship recipient is Kristi Harless. Congratulations!