Sunday, March 26, 2017 

Come to the Cabaret!


Holland Patent Music Department will present Cabaret 2017 on March 24th and 25th at 7:00 PM in the HS auditorium. This year’s show will feature the Vocal, Jazz and String Ensembles. March is Music in Our Schools Month, so please come out and support our Music Department! Tickets available for purchase; $5 pre-sale, $6 at the door.


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. "

A Message From Mr. Evangelist, Superintendent of Schools

Jason Evangelist

It is with great honor and privilege that I welcome the Holland Patent Learning Community into 2017 as the Superintendent of the Holland Patent Central School District. I am very invigorated and excited to be part of the Holland Patent Community and look forward to leading the District on a continued path of greatness! The Holland Patent Central School District mission clearly articulates the belief that all children will reach their fullest potential in a dedicated and professional learning community that will collaborate with the District to accomplish this. As Superintendent, I will strive to diligently guide this collaborative effort to continue to help make this a reality.

On behalf of the Holland Patent Central School District, we have the responsibility of providing a safe and nurturing environment which fosters student growth by meeting the individual needs of all our students. By working together as a learning community and fostering such an environment, we can continue to make a positive difference in each child's life.

In order to achieve this goal, it is essential as the District leader that I provide every opportunity to create an atmosphere of teamwork. Therefore, I am dedicating my transition into the District to creating meaningful relationships with the Holland Patent Learning Community. Working together and establishing these relationships, we can build an honest, transparent and a collaborative culture that will focus and dedicate our energy and collective ability to achieving our mission, "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 and educational development of all eligible students residing and/or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential. District schools will act as dedicated, professional partners with the home and the community in the development of each student in mind, body and social consciousness.

With your support and collaboration, we can build meaningful relationships that will continue to move our District in a positive direction. Through these relationships, we can continue to focus on decision making that is in the best interest of our children.

Welcome Mrs. Vergis

December 15, 2016

Dear Holland Patent Parents and Community:

The Holland Patent Central School District has been working over the past few months to find a new principal for Holland Patent Elementary.  A committee consisting of parents, teachers, and administrators interviewed candidates and selected several finalist to move on for Board of Education for  consideration.    The Board of Education appointed Mrs. Sarah Vergis at the meeting held on December 15, 2016.

Mrs. Vergis will be joining the team on January 3, 2017.   She is certified as a School District Administrator, holds permanent certification in Special Education as well as Elementary Pre K-6.  She is currently working as the Assistant Principal at Bellamy Elementary School for the Rome City School District. Mrs. Vergis also has experience as the Coordinator of Instructional Support Service for Herkimer BOCES, Instructional Computing Specialist and Technology Coordinator for the Mohawk Regional Information Center, and was a first and second grade teacher for the Ilion Central School District.   

We look forward to having Mrs. Vergis join the district.     Please join me in welcoming her in the New Year!

Dr. Kathleen M. Davis

Violin Virtuosos in Training

Violin Virtuosos in Training
The Board of Education members, administrators and guests were recently treated to a violin demonstration from Mrs. Marlenga's second grade students.  The students shared the musical talents they are developing in Ms. Chudow's music classes. 

College Drop In Nights College Application Drop in Night" is in full swing every Wednesday after school in high school computer lab 105. 
Mrs. Dornburgh, School Counselor for the 12th grade students hosts these sessions each Wednesday through the new year as a way for students to have a time and space each week to work on all things related to the college process.  Students drop in whenever they want to work on applications, essays, scholarships, or to just get help and advice. Many students have used the opportunity to complete applications already this year.

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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