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DIMENSION Holley Central School District

February 2012

A message from the Superintendent Capital Project Update Work on our capital project continues and is proceeding very well. Those of you who drive along our access road will notice all of the clearing work that has been done to the west. Immediately adjacent to the road is the area of land for the football/track stadium and to the west of that is where the new transportation building will be located. At the Middle School/High School, two classrooms have been demolished and will be reconstructed similar to the rooms on the Middle School side of the building. Once completed, the workers will continue with the remaining classrooms. The new cafeteria will be constructed where the art and technology classrooms were positioned and barring any complications, the new cafeteria should be up and running by October.

Budget Update As you are reading this, the Governor will have announced his proposals for aid to public schools. In the development of the 2012-13 school budget, we will build the budget based on the Governor’s proposal since, historically, it has been the most conservative figure. I have also been instructed by the Board of Education to keep the budget under the two percent

tax cap. The task for us will be to develop a budget that is educationally sound, but also one that the community can support.

The creation of the tax cap actually streamlines the budget process for school districts as it clearly identifies the budget parameters. The cap leaves no doubt as to where we must be with the budget as we present it to the community in May. These past few budgets have been very difficult to develop, especially the current budget. Some tough decisions were arrived at in the interest of the students as well as the taxpayers. In that regard, I greatly appreciate your thoughts, questions, and ultimately support of the work that was expended in budget development. As in the past, budget workshops have been scheduled and are listed below. I welcome your participation and your thoughts concerning the budget and I am confident that in working together, we will develop a plan that allows us to move forward with our educational programs in a fiscally responsible manner.

Bulldozers work to clear the land on which the new bus garage will be built. The mild winter weather allowed for more outdoor work to be done than was expected.

Renovations have begun on the classroom space in the high school wing.


Robert C. D’Angelo, Superintendent

Work has begun to transform the old technology and art rooms into the new kitchen and cafeteria space.

Become a fan of the new HCSD Budget Workshops Facebook page! All workshops will be held in the Elementary School


he Holley Central School District launched a new Facebook page in January as another way to provide the community with timely information about school district events and announcements. To become a fan, just click on the “Find us on Facebook” icon on the home page of the district website at If you’re not already a member of Facebook, you can create an account by clicking on the green “Sign Up” box at the top of the Holley page.

cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Monday, February 27 – Debt Service and Employee Benefits Monday, March 5 – Operation/Maintenance of Plant, Transportation, General Support Monday, March 12 – Instructional Program/Special Education Monday, March 26 – Board Adopts Budget

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February 2012

Tight timeline for NYS testing in April

Attention parents of students in grades 3-8


he State Education Department (SED) has made changes to tighten up the standardized testing timeline. It is very important that students be present on the days set aside for test administration. Additionally, they need to have proper rest the night before and a nutritious breakfast the day of testing. The test dates for math immediately follow the ELA test dates. Therefore, any student missing the ELA will be hard pressed to make up those tests before launching into the math assessment. If you are planning a vacation over the April break it is crucial that you plan to return to school by Monday, April 16, so that your child can be present for the assessments. ELA Assessment

April 17 Book 1 – ALL Gr. 3-8

April 18 Book 2 – ALL Gr. 3-8

April 19 Book 3 – ALL Gr. 3-8

Math Assessment

April 25 Book 1 – ALL Gr. 3-8

April 26 Book 2 – ALL Gr. 3-8

April 27 Book 3 – ALL Gr. 3-8

Soaring to New Heights At the December 19 Board of Education meeting, Middle School/High School Principal Susan Cory presented Soaring to New Heights Awards to the Holley Harmonettes and their teacher, Kelly Evans, for volunteering their time and talents to entertain those who attended the BOCES 2 Open House at Rochester Tech Park, where the new offices for the Center for Workforce Development, Therapeutic Day Services, and Exceptional Children Support Services are now located. Shown are: (l-r) Kaitlyn Wolfe, Brianna Blackburn, Melissa Qualey, Alyssa Lasch, Principal Susan Cory, and Kelly Evans. The group traveled an hour round trip and sang for about 90 minutes, entertaining everyone who stopped by. Also at the December Board meeting, Coach Chad DeRock presented parent volunteers Amy Kenyon (left) and Shannon Collins and with Soaring to New Heights Awards for helping out the football team as well as other Holley teams. “It’s awesome to see such parental involvement,” said Coach . “These ladies do a tremendous amount for our students.”


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save t he dates !

hits the Holley stage - March 8-11

The talented students of Holley Middle School/High School will take to the stage to perform


Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Tickets w advan ill be $6 ce sal e an $7 at the do d or.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

Please update contact information to receive important communications


arents – please provide your child’s school office with any new phone numbers and e-mail addresses so that you can be contacted in the event of weather related or other type of emergency. The district uses an automated phone/email system to contact all parents in a timely manner with important messages, so it is essential that your contact information be kept up to date.

School closings and other emergency information will be announced as soon as it is available. Please make sure that your child is aware of any emergency plans you have made for him/her. In the case of an unplanned early dismissal, K-12 students will be transported home by bus. However, pre-K students will need to be picked up by the parent, guardian or adult listed as an emergency contact on their student information forms. WHAM 1180 AM is the official radio station announcing school closings. Information is also given to radio stations: WBEE FM 92, WDVI FM 100.5, 98 PXY FM, WBBF AM 95, WCMF FM 96, WRMM FM 101.3, ZONE 94.1, and WBEN 930 AM; and television stations: Rochester Channels 8, 10, 13 and YNN Cable 9; and Buffalo Channels 2, 4 and 7. Emergency and school closing information is also posted on the district website at and announced through Facebook and Twitter. Please do not call the school district as phone lines must be kept open during such emergencies.

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February 2012

Middle School/ High School update by Susan Cory, Principal


hat is being done about bullying in our schools? This is a question we hear all the time, especially in light of the recent tragedies that have happened in our area. First, we need to find a definition of what bullying is. This is a definition that I recently saw that seems appropriate: “Bullying is a variety of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with a more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. It can be physical, verbal or psychological.”

special assignment, and to me at the MS/HS and to Elementary Principal Regina Yeo. We investigate every report. We are also now keeping a log of reported instances so that we can determine if this is an isolated incident or something that is occurring over time. This enables us to track offenders.

We take this matter very seriously and begin by making it a teachable moment. Students are encouraged to tell the bully to stop and/or tell the nearest adult when they have been intimidated or harassed (if someone makes them feel bad). Other students can tell the bully to stop too; that is the role of the “bystander.” When Bullying is different from being mean to an incident occurs, we may get the someone. We also deal with nasty behavior students together to find out what was among students, but that is not bullying. said and then try to determine who is Bullying is repeated over time. Our goal, as telling the truth, lying or exaggerating, or educators, is to deal with the issue before misunderstanding what was said. Once it becomes bullying. I tell the students all we determine the nature of the incident, the time, “If you do not like someone, leave interventions take place. It is always best to them alone.” take care of the problem immediately and in the place where the problem occurred. There is a bullying report form on the Holley Central School District website at While it is important for staff to know for students what is going on in these incidences, there and parents to report bullying issues. This are times when it is assumed that we know report is sent to Ashley Grillo, teacher on about a situation when we really do not.

We have been working with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and the Holley Police Department to make sure that we do what we can to make this a safe place for all students. At the MS/HS, there is a newly formed group of students who are working to put together a series of activities that will address this issue with the students by the students. Student intervention is the best way to stop poor behaviors from occurring. The students are very excited and are planning a week of awareness for some time in February. If we have your email address in our management system, you will be receiving the group’s messages as well. The PTSA has also formed a subgroup to work on organizing a parent meeting for all parents in our district. Please watch for the date of that meeting. Our mental health staff (counselors, social workers, and psychologists) is a great place to start if you or your child has an issue or concern. But please feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher at any time about bullying issues or any other issue.

National School Breakfast Week coming in March


hat has been proven to boost test scores and improve classroom behavior, while reducing tardiness and trips to the nurse’s office? School breakfast! Yet in the race to get to the head of the class, many students forget the importance of jump starting their school days with a morning meal. “School Breakfast—Go for Gold” will highlight how eating a healthy balanced breakfast at school helps students shine. The campaign, which runs from January to March, culminating in National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9, will help students learn about the importance of eating healthy and being active. “School Breakfast - Go for Gold” also aligns with USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge and the First Lady’s Let’s Move Goals. Food Service Director Vickie Scroger will be offering students and staff some new breakfast items to try throughout the week, including more whole grain items. She said that eating breakfast at school has become very popular, especially at the Middle School/High School.

Healthy school breakfasts can be a lifesaver for busy parents too. “It’s a race for any family to get their kids ready, fed and out the door in time for school,” said Mrs. Scroger. “Knowing that your child can eat a healthy breakfast after they get to school can be a huge relief for parents.” Every school day, Holley’s breakfast program offers students the healthy foods they need to get set for a busy school day. And every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat and portion size. For more information about National School Breakfast Week, visit Parents who need help paying for their child’s meals should complete the Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals at

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February 2012

PTSA News Jungle Book is coming to Holley Elementary


olley Elementary Theatre Guild will present Jungle Book on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the primary gym. The play is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself reunited with his childhood love Kitty and back in the “civilization” of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. Under the direction of Teacher Assistants Alexa Downey and Jennifer Morgan, the students are working hard on memorizing their lines and perfecting their delivery. Teacher Karen Quaranto is volunteering her time to help out with sound, and Larry Dabney, retired art teacher, and Crystal Dobri are working on scenery and costumes with the help of parent volunteers Delia Bove, Jeana Hayes, Carm Miller, Theresa Neil, Debbie Patt, and Caryn Updike. The PTSA is also providing support along with Food Service Director Vickie Scroger and her team. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. Those wishing to attend a performance must purchase tickets. Please send money in a sealed envelope to Alexa Downey. Checks are payable to Holley Central Schools/ memo: Threatre Guild. Any parent interested in helping on the nights of the performance may contact Mrs. Downey or Mrs. Morgan. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Parents as Reading Partners

The Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program will begin Feb. 13 with an opening assembly during the morning program. This year’s theme will be Reaching for the Stars. Students and staff will start keeping track of their reading over winter break beginning Feb. 20 for three weeks ending March 8. A closing assembly in the style of an Oscar Awards party will be held March 9 during the morning program. As part of the festivities, everyone will be asked to dress formally as if they were attending the Oscars! All students who have been reading will have their name entered into a drawing each week that they read, and a few names will be drawn at the Oscar Party to take a limo ride to McDonalds with Principal Regina Yeo the following week. This will also be a formal event for the participants.

Thank You

The PTSA would like to thank the community for their continuous support in our fundraisers. The Cookie Dough Sale concluded on Jan. 27 – thank you to everyone who ordered. 4

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Elementary School update

by Regina Yeo, Principal


reetings from the Elementary School! Winter is a great time to set aside time to read as a family. When the sun sets at 5 or 6 p.m., the cold, dark evenings can be filled with laughter from an engaging story. Even older students enjoy having a story read to them. There are many funny chapter books to choose from. If you have a hard time deciding, the librarian, either at the school or the public library, can assist you with a terrific selection. Our school librarian is Lisa Osur at How do children become better readers? Ten simple steps – read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, and read! Keeping books in the car for those times you are tied up at a destination longer than anticipated helps relieve the boredom for small children. Book swaps with friends can be a great addition to a birthday party. I shop at garage sales all summer to take advantage of finding new stories for myself and my grandchildren. Mark your calendars for our annual ELA Family Night on Thursday, March 1. This year’s theme is Reach for the Stars. The PTSA will again be sponsoring Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) in conjunction with the ELA night. I would love to see 100 percent participation in this worthwhile program. If you recall last year, I was made into a birthday cake! They are promising me the assembly will not be so sticky this year! Here is to enjoying a good book!

Sixth grade honor roll announced for second marking period


ixth grade students were named to a high honor roll and honor roll beginning with the second marking period. Core subjects are averaged and students achieve honor roll if the average is 84.5 to 89.4 percent and high honor for 89.5 to 100 percent. Congratulations to the following sixth graders:

High Honor Roll

Liam Anderson, Emma Appleton, Hannah Bailey, Jesse Beach, Patrick Bower, Brandon Burdick, Douglas Carroll, Briana Colucci, Matthew DeSimone, Nina DiLella, Brandon Dillenbeck, Jacob Downey, Luca Fahmer, Alexis Fulmer, Alassia GianCursio, Ishmael Hamilton, Trisha Nenni, Andrea Payne, Kamryn Penna, Melody, Purtell, Jessica Sedore, Noah Shipe, Dakota Thompson, Dalton Thurley, and Nathan Towne.

Honor Roll

Jordan Brooks, Alexis Gamble, Brandon Gardner, Allison Howard, Khiva Huxhold, Kyle Ierlan, Emma Kennedy, Ava Kohut, Jacob Lutz, Dalton Major, Hunter McMillion, Jaun Mendez, Rachel Miconi, Alexis Milazzo, Steven Morgan, Andrew Moseman, Nathan Murphy, Madison Papaj, Michael Passarell, Alexis Penna, Kendra Quill, Jacob Richards, Corrine Spychalski, Brendan Stevens, Anthony Tomassetti, Sierra Verhagen, Angela Weaver, and Alexis Younes.

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February 2012

Knowing math facts equally important as knowing the alphabet What is a math fact?

Math facts are sets of basic number combinations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, such as 2+3 or 6x5, usually involving the numbers 0-12. A child should know the answer to these basic math facts quickly, and if a child can say the answer within a couple of seconds, this is usually considered mastery of the fact. Math facts are the building blocks to learning more difficult math concepts, similar to knowing the alphabet is a building block to learning to read. Memorizing math facts has been standard practice in schools for over 100 years. Many of us can remember flashcards, timed drills, and practice worksheets. It is important that children memorize math facts early on. Knowing their facts prepares children for more difficult math classes, such as algebra and calculus, by allowing them to focus their memory power on learning the more complex skills, instead of struggling through the facts. Children can take many steps to become proficient with their math facts.

Why is it important for children to learn math facts?

Math facts form the building blocks for higher-level math concepts. Skills such as adding and subtracting larger numbers, telling time, counting money, measurement, multiplication and long division are just a few of the concepts that a child will encounter fairly early in elementary school. When math facts are mastered, these concepts become significantly easier and students will be better equipped to solve them more quickly. An early mastery of math facts helps a child develop a keen number sense – a better understanding of the relationship between numbers. For example, it is important for a student to see that 7-5=2 because 2+5=7. A keen number sense of whole numbers helps a student later begin to grasp the complexities of fractions, decimals, and proportions. Grade End of Pre-Kindergarten End of Kindergarten

Mastering math facts results in much faster computing! Students must know all their basic math facts with automaticity, or rapid recall. Without this skill, a child must count to find the answer every time he needs to add two numbers. It will take him a much longer time to get to the final answer, and he will focus all his attention on the basic calculation instead of the higher-level concept that is involved in solving the problem.

What’s the best way to learn math facts?

You can create a number of study aids to help your child learn and memorize basic facts. Games can help reinforce fact practice; however memorization of facts typically increases most with repetition, repetition, and repetition! For some students this means writing out the math facts and practicing using flash cards. There are also a great number of games that can be found on the Internet. (Some sources:,,,, and The main goal is to master math facts so that they can be recalled rapidly. Whatever avenue you use to practice and master them, it’s important to have a system of checking off the facts that are mastered so a child can see the progress he or she is making.

Setting the bar and reaching for it!

New York State, along with 48 other states, has adopted the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The chart below reflects essential math skills and the grade level at which mastery is expected. The Common Core State Standards will be fully implemented at Holley CSD starting with the 2012-13 school year.

Skill • Mastery of counting 0-20 • Mastery of writing numerals 0-5 • Mastery of counting 0-100 (by ones and tens) • Mastery of writing numerals 0-20 • Mastery of addition/subtraction facts to 5

Pretty in Pink

End of Grade 1

• Mastery of counting 0-120 • Mastery of addition/subtraction facts to 10 • Mastery of addition/subtraction up to 20 (with paper and pencil)

End of Grade 2

• Mastery of addition/subtraction facts to 20 • Mastery of addition/subtraction up to 100 (with pencil and paper)

End of Grade 3

• Mastery of multiplication/division facts up to 100 • Mastery of addition/subtraction up to 1000

Information for this chart gathered from the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics (2011).

The girls’ varsity basketball team recently wore their new pink uniforms at three of their home games to support breast cancer research. The girls accepted donations from the crowd, which will be tallied and announced on the district website. Shown are: (front, l-r) Kassy Sutton (11), Nicole Mauro (10), Samantha Barniak (9), Brenna DeFelice (11), and Alyssa Lasch (12); (back) Coach Mark Thomas, Michele Ladd (Stats), Lexi Reyngoudt (10), Amber Kenyon (12), Alyssa Scherer (11), Nicole Blackburn (10), Danielle Russ (11), Emily Skehan (score keeper), Collin Papaj (team manager), and Coach Kristina Mack. Not shown, Jennifer Weber.

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By Kristina Mack, School Counselor

Congratulations, seniors!

Congratulations to the following seniors on receiving college acceptance letters. Seniors are encouraged to provide copies of their letters to their school counselor and their names will be published in Dimension.

Junior news

Juniors should be taking the SAT and/or ACT before the end of this school year. Please make sure you sign up in time. You can sign up online at and Please pay attention to the deadlines. You don’t want to have to pay extra money to sign up late!

Senior news

Keep an eye out for new scholarships both in the counseling office and at www. This time of year, new scholarships are added weekly. Students planning to apply to fouryear colleges will need to complete their applications ASAP. Those students planning to attend two-year colleges should be making appointments to take placement tests and meet with advisors if they have applied and been accepted already.

Assistance Hotline, 1-800-808-1790, offers LIVE help for students and their parents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-5 p.m. until February 28. If you have ANY questions regarding the FAFSA call the hotline listed above, or email www. (hard copies are available in the counseling office).

Amber Kenyon SUNY Adirondack

Alicia Ford Genesee Community College

Nicholas Kimmel Alfred State College Monroe Community College Universal Technical Institute

Tylur Harper Genesee Community College Andrew Heath University of Alabama Auburn University Hartwick College The Ohio State University St. John Fisher College University of Tampa (Honors Program)

SUNY Statewide Student Financial Aid Days

HESC’s (Higher Education Services Corporation) special FAFSA

Brianna Blackburn SUNY Potsdam

Cynthia Hansen Edinboro University Hartwick College

The FAFSA is now available at www. The FAFSA is the source of all federal and state aid, loans, and work-study programs. This form must be filled out online and submitted to the colleges by or preferably before their due dates in order to be eligible for these programs. Please see below for further information. SUNY’s Statewide Student Financial Aid Days are offered as a service to all prospective college students and their families. The programs are designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available, and the award process. Thirty-five programs across New York State will be offered. Many campuses will provide hands-on assistance from SUNY financial aid professionals in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for all financial aid, including New York State assistance. Web access to complete the online FAFSA will be offered on some campuses. Visit: www.sunyedu/studentevents for the participating colleges dates and times or see Ms. Mack in the counseling office for a copy.

Kelly Bates SUNY Fredonia.

Cheyenne Hovey Genesee Community College Niagara Community College Niagara University with a $12,000 scholarship

Brystal Antram Genesee Community College

Our District’s Mission


e, the students, parents, staff, and community of the Holley Central School District, will work together to provide the opportunity and means for all students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become responsible and productive citizens in a diverse and changing society. The ideal is to instill a passion for lifelong learning.

Promise Plus is a special program designed specifically for Genesee June 2012 high school students who are graduating from a high

school located in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties in New York State. Under Genesee Promise Plus, every GLOW area June 2012 high school graduate will receive a scholarship covering the cost of tuition for one or two summer 2012 courses offered by Genesee Community College at any of its seven campus locations in Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lakeville, Medina, and Warsaw. The application deadline is June 15, 2012. For more information, visit

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Patrick Stetzel SUNY Oswego

Holley student named

Take free college classes with Genesee Promise Plus


Sam Mauro Alfred University with a Jonathan Allen Award for Leadership in the amount of $8,500 per year for four years

Student in the Spotlight


Thomas Donovan was selected as the WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center Student in the Spotlight for December. The Student in the Spotlight represents the key qualities of respect, responsibility, and safety in an outstanding manner. Thomas attends the WEMOCO Outdoor Power & Marine Technology course.

Congratulations, Thomas!

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Holley’s fall sports teams named Scholar Athletes All five of Holley’s fall sports teams were named Scholar Athlete Teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). Teams qualify for the honor when the members’ grades average 90 percent or higher. While not recognized by the NYSPHSAA, the cheerleaders’ grades also averaged above 90 percent. According to Athletic Director Roxanne Wagner, NYSPHSAA will begin recognizing cheerleading as a sport next year. Congratulations to the following student athletes:

Girls Soccer (Sitting, l-r) Karla Mendoza, Claudia Passarell, Brianna Goodwin, Nicole Mauro, and Morgan Zona; (standing) Nicole Morales, Rachael Spychalski, Monica Merlau, Taylor Zona, Starlyt Knight, Brenna DeFelice, Alexis Roniger, and Principal Susan Cory.

Girls Volleyball (Kneeling, l-r)

Courtney Drake and Michelle Ladd; (standing) Alyssa Lasch, Jessica Shenck, Brianna Blackburn, and Principal Susan Cory.

Boys Track (Kneeling, l-r) Rich-

ard Spence, Andy Flanagan, and David Smith; (standing) Principal Susan Cory, Bradly Carroll, Jacob Brooks, Tim Gallets, and Justin Scott.

Cheerleading (Girl being held) Hailey Murphy; (first row, l-r) Cassie Napoleon, Taylor Bell, Ashley Bradoc, and Kelly Bates; (second row) Cassie Vaccarelli, Chelsea White, Lauren Hennekey, and Nicole Boyle; (third row) Principal Susan Cory, Heather Fumia, Michelle Labelle, Cassie Mohney, Sarah Wharram, and Amber Becker; (fourth row) Alaina Roniger, Jenny Spychalski, Marissa Callahan, Leah Baker, and Katrina Grathouse.

Boys Soccer (Sitting, l-r) Sam Mauro, Andrew Heath, David Moore, Camron Quaranto, and Zac Clark; (standing) Principal Susan Cory, Will Barniak, Denis Kraft, Sam Beadle, Steven Dill, Jacob Bower, Nick Winkley, John Morrill, Don Brice, and Stephen Schubmehl.

All-Greater Rochester Athletes of the Year:

David Moore – Second Team, Boys’ Soccer Will Barniak, Zac Clark – Honorable Mention, Boys’ Soccer Kacee Sauer – Honorable Mention, Football Brianna Goodwin, Delaney Williams, Taylor Zona – Honorable Mention, Girls’ Soccer Alyssa Lasch – Honorable Mention, Girls’ Volleyball Martin Beadle, David Smith – Honorable Mention, Boys’ Cross Country

Football (Sitting, l-r) Tyler Battaglia, Pat Stetzel, Kyle Bell, and Amber Kenyon; (standing) Principal Susan Cory, Jason Greean, Tylur Harper, Kacee Sauer, Zack Hogle, Hunter Keys, and Randy Andrews. Holley Central School District 7

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Superintendent of Schools Robert C. D'Angelo Board of Education John Heise, President Brenda Swanger, Vice President Elaine Berg Salvatore De Luca, Jr. Norman Knight Dorothy Morgan Robin Silvis Kellie Spychalski John C. Welch, Jr. Holley Dimension is produced with the assistance of the Communication and Technology Services (CaTS) Department at Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES. Editor: Grace Griffee, 585-349-9072, Photography: Grace Griffee Layout & Design: Lisa Mott

February 2012



Tuesday, March 20 – 1-7 P.M. ONLY Registration will be held in the Elementary Library Classroom. You will need the following documents to register your child: • BIRTH CERTIFICATE, • IMMUNIZATION RECORD • PROOF OF RESIDENCY (utility bill, etc.) Parents will NOT be able to register their child without these.

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NO PRE-K REGISTRATION WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE MARCH 20. In order to register for pre-K, children must be four years of age by December 1, 2012. In order to register for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by December 1, 2012.

Taking the plunge for Special Olympics On February 12, sophomore Brendan Edwards will be participating in the 2012 Polar Plunge for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by taking a chilly dip in Lake Ontario. His fundraising goal is $500. Those who would like to donate can visit: With 51,809 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world. Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports, the Young Athletes Program and the Motor Activities Training Program – at no cost to the athlete, their families or their caregivers. For more information, visit

1 Story Hour, “Groundhog Day,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Free Library 3 ES Report Cards Sent Home MS/HS Report Cards Mailed Home 3-4 All County Music Festival at Lyndonville (ES Band, MS Chorus, HS Band) 4 Jump Rope for Heart, 1-3:30 p.m., ES Int. Gym 6-17 Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) 8 PTSA Meeting, 5:30 p.m., ES Library Story Hour, “Valentine’s Day,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Free Library 10 SAT Registration Deadline 11 ACT 13 Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m., Board Room Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) begins 15 Story Hour, “Penguins,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Free Library 20-24 NO SCHOOL Mid-Winter Recess Feb. Art Fun with Mr. Dabney, Every Day from 12-1 p.m., Registration Required, Community Free Library 22 Story Hour, “Inside Fun,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Free Library 29 Story Hour, “Robert Munsch,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Free Library


Pre-K and kindergarten physicals are REQUIRED by September 1.

Elementary Students of the Month for


The December Students of the Month were recognized for consistently displaying respect, responsibility and safety: (first row, l-r) Leigha Walker, Jacob Skowneski, Morgan Blosenhauer, and Matthew Barlow; (second row) Emily Webster, Libbie Pecora, Harleigh Andrews, Alizae Malone, David Mandigo, Joshua Calus, Autumn Bieber, Kristina Yaroshchuk, Tyra Shepherd, Kayleigh Neale, and Hayley Skidmore; (third row) Sarah Klatt, Hunter Mclean, Brendan Stevens, Alexis Penna, Kelsie Johnstone, Alexis Milazzo, Steven Morgan, and Noah Kowalski. Not shown, Laci Brown, Anthony GianCursio, and Tyler Colucci.

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This is the official newsletter for the Holley Central School District.