Saturday, October 22, 2016 

BOE Mission Statement

"It is the philosophy of the Board of Education of the Holland Patent Central School District that the fundamental purpose of the School District and all of its resources is to provide the means for educational development of all eligible students residing and /or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential. "

Important - Please Note

  • The cross country meet originally scheduled for this Friday has been rescheduled for October 31st due to the impending weather.

  • In compliance with Section 155.17 of the Regulations of the  Commissioner of Education, Holland Patent schools will be performing an Emergency "Go Home" early drill on Tuesday, November 22.  On this day, students will be dismissed 15 minutes before their normal dismissal time.

DAR Good Citizen Winner

Owen Wilson DAR Good Citizen HP Senior Owen Williams was voted by the faculty as the DAR Good Citizen Award winner. 
"The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.
This award recognizes and rewards individuals w ho possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.  Students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree."
Owen and his family will be invited by the DAR to attend a dinner on October 6th in his honor.
Congratulations, Owen.

School Breakfast Information

In 1993, the state legislature passed a law mandating that a breakfast be available for all students. Participation was low in several buildings. With this in mind, next year we will again offer breakfast in the elementary buildings, but are requesting an exemption for the high school and middle school. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the School Lunch Director at 865-7242.

Thank you to all students who eat breakfast and lunch with us every day. Your continued support helps us serve nutritional, low-fat, increase fiber meals.

HP Readies for Nano Technology

HPCSD is forging a partnership with the Marcy Nanocenter at SUNYIT to prepare our students for careers in the field of nano technology. 

Alicia Dicks,  of the Fort Schuyler Management Corporation and Elizabeth Rossi, of SUNYIT, recently spoke with the HP Board of Education and visitors about SUNYIT's "Quad C" Project, the Computer Chip Commercialization Center, located in Marcy.

New opportunities for students at HPHS  - Mrs. Hasseler is teaching a Nano Physics lab based course to expose students to the skills needed for a job in this field. In addition, Mr. Andrews is teaching a nano technology course and two levels of introduction to Engineering and Design. Click here for more details.

For more information about the Marcy Nanocenter at SUNYIT - http://www.marcynanocenter.com/

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HP Alma Mater

Though we’re but a country high school,
Our name unknown to fame
To our colors we are loyal,
Our heritage we claim;

We defend the gold and purple,
Wherever we may be,
Our hearts forever faithful
To the old school in H.P.


The purple hue is royal,
The gold is pure and fine,
And both are king’s apparel
Ordained by word divine,

Therefore, royal are our colors,
To them we true must be,
To show we love and honor
The old school in H.P.


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Guide to Upstate School Districts



Based on four years of test data from the New York State Department of Education, Business First has rated the academic performances of 36 public school districts in the Utica-Rome Area, which consists of school districts in Herkimer, Oneida and Otsego counties.  Business First analyzed four years of test scores and graduation rates for eligible public school districts. Its 168-part formula covered everything from statewide English and math exams for third graders up to the full array of Regents exams for high schoolers.

Holland Patent is proud to be among the top ten districts, ranking #8!


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