Holt Education Foundation

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A Message from the Holt Education Foundation Board:


Dear Friends:

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 has been scheduled for Friday, September 5, 2014 prior to the home football game vs. Rockford.  Mark your calendars NOW!  We hope you will join us just outside the high school football stadium at 5:00 p.m. for a meal of a hot dog, chips,and beverage!  Adults $5, Student/Child $3; tickets available at the Cookout.  Net proceeds benefit Holt/Dimondale classroom programs and, of course, our students.  We want to thank everyone for their annual support - from those who donate items to those who have dinner with us, and also to those who volunteer their time and labor to make this event a success!  We hope to see you all there! GO, RAMS!

Holt Education Foundation Mini-Grant program:  Thank you to all who submitted applications for the 2014-15 school year - there were over 25 this year!  Award notification took place on November 8th.   Please click HERE to see the funded projects.

Applications for the 2014-15 school year will be available in September of 2014 and will be posted here.


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.  Dates for the coming year are:  Saturday, October 11, 2014 and Saturday, February 21, 2015.  It's not too early to mark your students' busy calendars!  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.  At this time we are pleased to announce the following Community Recognition Award honorees.


Outstanding Alumnus:

  • Camron Gnass

Outstanding Community Members:

  • Scott Anglebrandt
  • Lori Conarton

Outstanding School Employees:

  • Sherry Childers (Midway)
  • Antoinette Martell (Dimondale)
  • Joann Weil (High School)
  • Ron Wilson (Information Systems)



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. 

Information about nominations for 2015 honorees will be available in December 2014.  The date for next 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!