All posts by Todd Poole

2nd and 4th Grade Assessments

Beginning on Monday, September 18th, our 2nd and 4th graders will begin taking the Cogat and Iowa assessments.  The assessments will be spread out over the next two weeks.  These assessments are used for our gifted screening and reviewed during data meetings to identify strengths and areas of growth for individual students.  Parents will receive a copy of the results when they are returned to the district.  Please contact Mr. Poole if you have any questions.  Thank you.  

Inquiry in Action

The teachers have been involved in two years of professional development. Throughout the school year I plan on posting videos that show students participating in inquiry based lessons.


Change in Dismissal

Dear Holden Parents,

Dismissal is a very crazy time of the day. We are trying to make sure that students are getting messages that may impact how they are getting home. Most of our messages come into the office around 3:00 and we begin dismissing students at 3:10. If we miss a call and it is on voicemail we may not get the message until after students leave. We are asking for your help to insure that all students arrive home safely. If there is any change to your child’s dismissal procedure please call our office before 2:00 or send a note to your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your help.


Ushering Kent State Football Games

We are in need of ushers for Kent State Football Games to help raise money for the students at Holden Elementary. Ushering football games allows us to earn approximately $4,000. Please sign up for the next upcoming game. Children can also attend the game for free. Please click on the link below to sign up.

Kent State Football Game Dates:
Saturday, September 9 @ 3:30
Saturday, September 30 TBD
Saturday, October 14 @3:30
Tuesday, October 31 TBD
Tuesday, November 14 TBD