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
After exploring several ideas in an
effort to provide breakfast meals at the high school we have installed a
vending machine to solve two key issues; to serve students a healthy and USDA
compliant breakfast in a shortened time period and do it without involving the
added expenses of extra staff and equipment of a traditional serving line.
The vending machine interfaces with our NutriKids Point-of-sale (POS) system the same way the registers do in the traditional serving lines. Cashless vending machines allow the student to enter a PIN to make their selection. This is important because it allows all the benefits of going through the lunch line and using their lunch accounts for the purchase. Furthermore, and most importantly, if a student is free or reduced, they will be able to enjoy their benefits at the vending machine as well. FREE AND REDUCED MEAL BENEFITS ARE IN EFFECT THROUGH THE MACHINE FROM THE HOURS OF 7:00AM – 10:35AM ONLY. ANY PURCHASES MADE OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS WILL BE TREATED AS ALA CARTE AND ACCOUNTS WILL BE CHARGED THE NORMAL SELLING PRICE. As always with free and reduced accounts, the first meal is free or reduced and any other purchases would be charged to their account accordingly. Charging to a negative balance will not be allowed at the machine. If you have a negative balance the vending machine will not allow the purchase.
Hunger leads to distraction during learning times. Offering breakfast items in the vending machine will give hungry kids the opportunity to eat before class starts and in turn be more focused on classwork without being distracted by a growling stomach.
The Food service team is excited about this new endeavor and confident that we can obtain our goal of feeding more kids and giving them the fuel they need to start the day. In the process, we hope to serve as a model for other schools in the region experiencing the same sort of struggles with regards to offering a breakfast program.
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.
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/
5/2/16 - Marcy site is taking shape
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
7:00 PM PTA Meeting @ HPE
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.