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Week of February 18

Don’t forget yearbook orders forms were sent home.  You can also order online.  They are $14.  

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball game this past week.  Congratulations to Baron Chambers for winning the $25 gift card for the last two games.  

STAFF – Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Yeager and  Mrs. Weitzel

Parents –  Amanda Ennis, Jerry Ennis, Trudy Diehl, Baron Chambers, Wendy Koontz, Lisa Cooper, Brett Tippey, Keith Ciolek and Trish Koontz

Please click on the link below if you are able to help on 2/25 or 3/3.  

Kent State Basketball

Holden Hero

During the month of February we will be recognizing the contributions of African Americans from Kent.  We are looking to acknowledge those that live in Kent that have made impacts in our community as well as those that grew up in Kent that have made a larger impact  on the world. Please complete the form if you would like to nominate someone. We are looking for people that have displayed one or more of the following traits; risk taker, inquirer, open mindedness, communicator, reflective, and knowledgeable.   The nomination form has been sent home with students.

Upcoming Events

2nd Grade will still be doing IOWA/COGAT testing this week.

Monday, February 17 –  No School
​Wednesday, February 19 – 6:30 Math Night for Families
​Friday, February 21 – 2:15  4th and 5th Grade Talent Show
Friday, February 21 – Kent State Basketball 
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:30 Kent State Basketball (2 ushers needed)
Friday, February 28 – Black History Assembly – 2:15 – Holden Heroes sharing stories.
Monday March 2 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Tuesday, March 3 –  Kent State Basketball 5:30 ( 1 ushers needed)
Wednesday, March 11 – Book Fair
Thursday, March 12 – Book Fair
Thursday, March 12 – 7:00 K-3 Art Expo and Music Performance – Book Fair will be open too. 
Monday, March 23 – Spring Break Begins

Week of February 10

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball game this past week.  Congratulations to Joe Wells and Jon Osman for winning the $25 gift card for the last two games.  

STAFF – Mr. Bates, Mrs. Russell, Ms. Dunaway, and Mrs. Weitzel

Parents –  RD Greenleaf, Keith Ciolek, Sara Ciolek, Eva Frank, Jason Meade, Jon Osman, and Dawn Ware

Please click on the link below if you are able to help on 2/25 or 3/3.  

Kent State Basketball

Holden Hero

During the month of February we will be recognizing the contributions of African Americans from Kent.  We are looking to acknowledge those that live in Kent that have made impacts in our community as well as those that grew up in Kent that have made a larger impact  on the world. Please complete the form if you would like to nominate someone. We are looking for people that have displayed one or more of the following traits; risk taker, inquirer, open mindedness, communicator, reflective, and knowledgeable.   The nomination form has been sent home with students.

Upcoming Events

2nd Grade will still be doing IOWA/COGAT testing this week.

Thursday, February 13 –  Valentine’s Day Parties – New Schedule K – 10:00-10:50, 1st and 2nd – 12:00-12:50, 3rd 10:30 – 11:30, 4th and 5th -11:00-12:00
​Thursday, February 13 – Early Release for Students –  Dismissed at 1:00
​Friday, February 14 – No School for Students
Saturday, February 15 – Kent State Basketball 
Monday, February 17 –  No School
​Wednesday, February 19 – 6:30 Math Night for Families
​Friday, February 21 – 2:15  4th and 5th Grade Talent Show
Friday, February 21 – Kent State Basketball 
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:30 Kent State Basketball (2 ushers needed)
Friday, February 28 – Black History Assembly – 2:15
Tuesday, March 3 –  Kent State Basketball 5:30 ( 3 ushers needed)

Week of February 3

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball game this past week.  

STAFF – Mrs. Wills and Janet Longanecker

Parents – Jason Wills, Lawrence Epps, Autumn Epps, RD Greenleaf, LIsa Gilliland, Marty Gilliland Keith Ciolek, Jeremy Jones, and Joe Wells

Non Parents/ Staff – Justin Berthiaume  and Rob Fischer

Please click on the link below if you are able to help with the last five games.

Kent State Basketball

Holden Hero

During the month of February we will be recognizing the contributions of African Americans from Kent.  We are looking to acknowledge those that live in Kent that have made impacts in our community as well as those that grew up in Kent that have made a larger impact  on the world. Please complete the form if you would like to nominate someone. We are looking for people that have displayed one or more of the following traits; risk taker, inquirer, open mindedness, communicator, reflective, and knowledgeable.   The nomination form has been sent home with students and sent in an email. 

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given to Isaiah Nelson in Mrs. Louis’s class for sitting with a student at lunch that was by themselves. To Kira McKinney for helping to of her classmates in P.E. class with an activity and encouraging and cheering them on. In Mrs. Bates’s class Julian Amos for creating a schedule for Safety Patrol so that everyone gets a turn with helping students into cars. And in Mrs. Weitzel’s class Johnevin Stevens for always helping and encouraging students in his class to do well and being so positive. Keep up with the kindness!

Holden Scholars

I would also like to congratulate the following students for being recognized as Holden Scholars for the month of February.  Students were selected for demonstrating the following characteristics; inquiry, risk taking, problem solving, collaborating, communicating,empathy and questioning.

Gabby Snodgrass
Bijou Chambers
Piper Wolf
Peyton Milton
Noah Fankhauser
Anthony Nestor
Camryn Briers
Roxy Konnoff
Tra’Vell Bussle
Hailey Ressler
Jake Typpo
Carlos Lopez
Jaiden Woolridge
June Polster

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 3 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Tuesday, February 4 –  IOWA/COGAT Testing begins for 2nd Grade – Very important for students to be in attendance.  It is difficult to make up the testing and we only have a small window.  This is important for gifted results and other data for students.  

Tuesday, February 4 – Kent State Basketball (still need 4 ushers)
Thursday, February 13 – 10:00-11:00 Valentine’s Day Parties
​Thursday, February 13 – Early Release for Students –  Dismissed at 1:00
​Friday, February 14 – No School for Students
Saturday, February 15 – Kent State Basketball (still need 4 ushers)
Monday, February 17 –  No School
​Wednesday, February 19 – 6:30 Math Night for Families
​Friday, February 21 – 2:15  4th and 5th Grade Talent Show
Friday, February 21 – Kent State Basketball (Still need 1 ushers)

Week of January 27

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers that helped usher the basketball game this past week.  Congratulations to Mindy Uhrig for winning the $25 gift cards this past week.

STAFF – Mr. Bates,  Mrs. Weitzel, and Mr. Casazza

Parents – Naser Matar, RD Greenleaf, Javed Khan, Beth and Scott Budzar

Non Parents/ Staff – Mindy Uhrig and Rob Fischer

Please click on the link below if you are able to help with the last five games.

Kent State Basketball

Holden Hero

During the month of February we will be recognizing the contributions of African Americans from Kent.  We are looking to acknowledge those that live in Kent that have made impacts in our community as well as those that grew up in Kent that have made a larger impact  on the world. Please complete the form if you would like to nominate someone. We are looking for people that have displayed one or more of the following traits; risk taker, inquirer, open mindedness, communicator, reflective, and knowledgeable.   The nomination form has been sent home with students and sent in an email. 

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 31 – Kent State Basketball 
Monday, February 3 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Tuesday, February 4 –  IOWA/COGAT Testing begins for 2nd Grade – Very important for students to be in attendance.  It is difficult to make up the testing and we only have a small window.  This is important for gifted results and other data for students.  

Tuesday, February 4 – Kent State Basketball (still need 7 ushers)
Thursday, February 13 – 10:00-11:00 Valentine’s Day Parties
​Thursday, February 13 – Early Release for Students –  Dismissed at 1:00
​Friday, February 14 – No School for Students
Saturday, February 15 – Kent State Basketball (still need 6 ushers)
Monday, February 17 –  No School
​Wednesday, February 19 – 6:30 Math Night for Families
​Friday, February 21 – 2:15  4th and 5th Grade Talent Show
Saturday, February 22 – Kent State Basketball (Still need 1 ushers)

Week of January 20

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 20 – No School – Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 21 – Kent State Basketball (still need 3 ushers)
Wednesday, January 22 – Holden Parent Discussion Night – (“Importance of Balancing Mind, Body and Soul”
Thursday, January 23 – Yearbook Pictures Taken (classroom candids and group)
Friday, January 31 – Kent State Basketball (still need 1 ushers)
Monday, February 3 – 6:00 HSA Meeting
Tuesday, February 4 –  IOWA/COGAT Testing begins for 2nd Grade – Very important for students to be in attendance.  It is difficult to make up the testing and we only have a small window.  This is important for gifted results and other data for students.  

Tuesday, February 4 – Kent State Basketball (still need 7 ushers)
Saturday, February 15 – Kent State Basketball (still need 7 ushers)

Saturday, February 22 – Kent State Basketball (Still need 1 ushers)

2.  Key Maker Award – If you would like to recognize a Kent City School employee or volunteer that have made an impact in a student(s’) life, please complete the attached form.  All nominated individuals will receive a certificate.  

Kindness Letters

Kindness letters were given to Penny Edwards, Anija Taylor, Saffy Faiz and Madelyn Nestor in Mrs. Weitzel’s class for sitting with a student at lunch time who was by themselves. In Mrs. Yeager’s class Kira McKinney for always going out of her way to help her classmates with things they don’t understand and always being so patient. Also in Mrs. Yeager’s class Braydnn Lassiter for giving away an “Ooblock” to a student that was made in science class even though he won the chance to bring it home. Clara Costello in Mrs. Sweigart’s class for picking up crayons in library class without being asked to. Mr. Poole for being such a great Principal, setting a good example and making a lot of student’s day! And Ms. Schesventer, our cook for giving money to a friend so they could adopt a dog from the Animal Protective League and find a forever loving home. Keep up with the kindness!