Holden Garden Club

The garden season is here at Holden.  The kindergartners planted some “surprises” with fifth grade helpers and are anxiously waiting for some sprouts to observe.  All the other grade levels have planted an assortment of plants and have been observing the different lengths of growth depending on the plant.  Mr. Wollam’s class has been ambitious enough to plant some early crops outside and are thankful to see some true “spring weather” arrive.  With school beginning sooner than usual in the “fall,” the students will be back in time to enjoy many of the crops/plants that had already ripened and were gone before they returned this past year.  Thanks to the many “master gardeners” that help make our Holden Gardens a possibility and success!

Mrs. Longanecker

Girls On the Run

Holden is proud and excited to have two Girls on the Run Teams this year! Twenty-six third, fourth and fifth grade girls are practicing how to be joyful, healthy and confident through fun experiences that creatively integrate running. This year’s season will culminate with a community project and the girls running a 5K at Akron’s Lock 3 Park on May 22nd!

Mrs. Bates, Ms. Louis, Ms. Archer, Mrs. Loofboro, and Mrs. Yehle

Mark Your Calendar

April 21 – Kindergarten Registration 7:00
April 22 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Kent Free Library
April 25 – Interims Go Home
May 2-6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3 – Garden Club Meeting 3:30
May 5 – 4th Grade Field Trip to Cuyahoga National Park
May 9 – 3rd Grade Field Trip to Cleveland Museum of Natural History
May 9-12 – Book Fair – Buy One Get One
May 12 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Akron Zoo and 5th Grade to visit Stanton
May 13 – Talent Show
May 17 – Kent Free Library to Visit about Summer Reading Program
May 18 – 5th Grade Bike Ride
May 19 – Stanton Middle School Students to visit Holden 5th Graders
May 20 – K-2 Lions Club Award Winners Assembly 1:30 and 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Assembly
May 23 – 5th Grade Breakfast and Awards Ceremony – 9:00
May 24 – Field Day
May 25 – Last Day for Students and 5th Grade Clap Out

Holden’s Writers Club

This year, the Holden School Writer’s Club again collaborated with Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center for an exciting project.  Each year, the club focuses on a theme for writing.  This year’s theme was “place.” Writers gathered after school on Thursdays, heard a model poem, and responded while thinking about their own favorite places, their families, their school and the local community.  One model poem was George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From.”  The kids wrote about their origins: the sounds, smells, and experiences that have formed them.  These poems were shared with Wick Poetry Center’s director, David Hassler, who had them translated into Italian. These poems were then given to  a group of young (ages 6-11) writers in Florence, Italy.  The Italian writers shared their own versions of “Where I’m From” with our Writer’s Club.  David then took the poems and a video of our kids reading a group poem to Florence as a part of a new Global Travelling Stanzas project by the Center.   Holden continues to benefit from our relationship with Kent State and the Wick Poetry Center!

Susan Louis, Club Instructor
4th Grade Teacher at Holden

Honor Roll for 2nd Grading Period

Congratulations to the students listed below for earning the honor roll during the second grading period.

High Honor Roll

Elisha Thornton, Isabella Pritchard, Ryleigh Balan, Evan May, John McKinney, Sophia Lovinski, Lila Secaur, Jasper Peshak, Anna Zyrianova, Mason Lewis, Sapphire Menteer, Shomok Basu, Marcus Boyd, Ian Burkey, Aziza Gafurbekov, Ella Hassler, Cassie Holman, Wil Mahon, Gwen McKibben, Logan Poole, Peyton Singer, Owen Snellenberger, Naomi St. Clair, Sloane Crookston, Khalil Faiz, Leah Mercer, Greta Uhrig, Garvey Cline, Julia DiDona, Cassidy Singer, Addison Vintson, and Brenna Vodila

Honor Roll

Lincoln Wade, Ella Vodila, Riya Sharma, Gavin Phile, Madeline McGhee, Dominick Davis, Emad Zamzami, Alexie Smith, Brayden Cole, Parker Balan, Ariana Crockett, Sylvester Freeman, Ethan Hicks, Emaan Kaiser, Ahmad Matar, Elliot Mercer, Sam Meyer, Caylinn Oldham, Jacob Peeps, Dylan Walker-Petrella, Ethan Wills, Marlaina Pupo, Ethan Braham, Rhiana Bruce, Jeremiah Brumfield, Rowan Rotondo, Chloe Grimm, Carson Long, Mohamoud Osoble, Levi Ehrman, Samantha Halitzka, Caroline Mahon, Rungchheng Rai, William Richards, Brooklyn Wade, Landen Watts, and Tyler Zinsmiester

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