A Message from the Holt Education Foundation Board:
The Holt Education Foundation, now beginning its 22nd 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 $386,000 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). For a brochure with a Gift Form, please click HERE. Thank you again for your commitment to the students of Holt Public Schools.
ANNUAL PRE-GAME COOKOUT
The Education Foundation's Annual pre-game Cookout was held this year on Thursday, August 27, 2015 prior to the home football game vs. Hudsonville. Although school had not yet begun, the turnout for the first home game of the season was amazing! The weather was perfect, and the cookout was sold out by 6:35 p.m.! We would like to thank everyone who stopped by, as well as our fantastic volunteers, many who have done this for many years, and also the new volunteers from our Junior High and Senior High National Honor Society chapters. We look forward to doing this again next school year!
ATTENTION, STUDENTS: SAT PRACTICE WORKSHOP/EXAMS OFFERED!
The Education Foundation will offer two opportunities for our high school students to practice the ‘new’ SAT test. The first workshop/practice exam will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, and the "Last Chance" workshop will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016. Both will take place in the North Campus building. The cost is $30 per student, with net proceeds going to the Holt Education Foundation.
The information/registration form is posted HERE, and copies of the form will also be available in the high school counseling offices and the North Campus admin lobby. Questions? Contact the Superintendent's office at SuptOfc@hpsk12.net or at 517-694-5715.
The Holt Education Foundation "Prize Patrol," made up of HEF board members, sweeps through the district each October, handing out balloons and certificates to mini-grant awardees. Last year, a total of almost $6,000 was awarded to fund classroom projects to enhance student learning throughout the district, and this year we will do the same. The district would like to thank the Holt Education Foundation volunteers who work year-round to raise funds for these worthy projects.
Award recipients will be announced at the end of October and a list will be posted here.
SAVE THE DATE: Community Recognition Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The annual Holt Education Foundation Community Recognition Dinner has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. We plan to celebrate the "Outstanding" alumni, volunteer(s), and school employee(s) of the Holt/Dimondale community. Nomination forms will be available by the end of December, so watch for those, and additional information about the dinner, to be posted here!
The Holt Education Foundation announced the winner of its 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 2014-15 scholarship recipient is Alberto Gomez. Congratulations!