A Message from the Holt Education Foundation Board:
The Holt Education Foundation, now in its 24th 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 $396,000 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 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 is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in front of the stadium prior to the football game. (Remember, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 23!) We would like to encourage everyone to come out and support the Holt Rams in their first game of the school year (vs. the Grandville Bulldogs) as well as the Education Foundation by attending our Cookout! The cost is $5 per adult and $3 per student/child and includes a grilled hot dog, potato salad, a beverage, chips and a cookie. All proceeds benefit the Holt Education Foundation mini-grant award program. We hope you will join us!
ATTENTION, STUDENTS: TWO SAT PRACTICE WORKSHOP/EXAMS SCHEDULED
Two workshops have been scheduled this school year...10/14/17 and 3/10/18
The Education Foundation will offer two opportunities for our high school students to practice the SAT test in the coming school year. Workshops take place in the North Campus building. The cost is $30 per student, with net proceeds benefitting the Holt Education Foundation. Priority for Holt High School students is given until the registration deadline (4:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the workshop/practice exam date); and the registration fee also goes up slightly. Be sure to sign up early to reserve your seat!
The information/registration form is posted below, and copies of the form will 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.
SAVE THE DATE! 24th Annual Community Recognition Fundraiser Dinner - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2017 honorees are:
Outstanding Alumna: Stacie Mills VanDenBerghe (Class of ‘93)
Outstanding Community Member: Sheri Hefty
Outstanding School Employees: Ryan Anderson, Aurora Anstett, Josh Cooper, and Dave Hildebrandt
We would like to thank everyone who joined us, and hope you can make it next year! Nomination forms for 2018 will be made available in late December/early January.
MARGARET LIVENSPARGER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Holt Education Foundation announced Laura Schnepf as the winner of its Margaret Livensparger Scholarship Award for 2017-18. 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. Congratulations, Laura!