The 2014-2015 school year will start on August 19 and end on June 3, and the class of 2015 will march on May 30!
Parents will notice something new on this calendar: 1:30 p.m. dismissal days. You may also hear these referred to as Early Release days. School will dismiss early on these days for teacher training. Early Release days will be on October 7, 2014 and February 3, 2015.
Click here to view and download a copy of the 2014-2015 school calendar.
We Celebrate March Youth Art Month
K-5: Savannah, Sadie
Grade 1: Ranson, Mia, Lillie, Cam, Addison
Grade 2: Kaylyn, Joshua, Cory, Chloe, Basia, Katie, Jazmin, Parker, Jayden, Hunter
Grade 3: Trevor, Devon, Emily, Meredith, Zipporah, Kaitlyn, Blake, Olivia, Reynor, AJ, Tanna, Kadence, Abbie
Grade 4: Leah, Riley, Caroline, Natalie, Billy, Dillon, Gracie, Nicholas, Stryder, Douglas
Grade 5: Meredith, MacKenzie, Melanie, Krysten, Leah, Caroline, Haiden, Elysha, Emma, Grace
Encourage your friends and relatives to help collect Box Tops for Education!
Box Tops for Education may be dropped off in the school office or sent with students to their homerooms.
In this annual event, our students raised $1900.00 for the American Heart Association this year!!!
Top earners were Nicholas and Douglas. Close behind were top earners Emily, Jack, Jayden, Kaylyn, Natalie, Nevaeh, Reynor and Tanna.
Thanks to Mrs. Williams for sponsoring this worthwhile event!
Way to GO!
You beat last year's record,
For reading the most
We're proud of you all
From coast to coast!
The total quiz count from coast to coast for one day:
Select students throughout elementary schools in Pickens County will be participating in the annual Choral Festival, beginning March 25. Students audition for chorus and many school choruses practice weekly after school hours.
You'll want to attend the annual free Choral Festival Concert. Read below for details.
Recently, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources held a State Fish Art Competition, titled “REEL ART”. Students were required to send in art work depicting native fish of South Carolina.
Devon, a third grader at Holly Springs Elementary School, won Honorable Mention for Elementary, out of over 1200 entries submitted state-wide.
Devon is pictured with his art teacher, Mrs. Alston Beckman.
| In the JetToy Challenge, a fictitious toy company called EarthToy Designs presents the challenge in the form of a letter. The company wants students to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of balloon-powered vehicles made from inexpensive, common materials that will appeal to other children. Working in design teams, students will build and test model JetToys using different nozzles, and collect and analyze data to understand the effect of nozzle size on the performance of the toys. They will create other designs and test them, then give a formal presentation of their final JetToy designs.
If you are an adult who is interested in learning (or know of someone), please read about learning opportunities that are available in Pickens County.
Each homeroom teacher selects a student to be recognized as "Student of the Month" and those students are recognized in the classrooms and in the school's awards assembly.
The Holly Springs Garden Club members, members of the Pickens Garden Club, parents, grandparents, and volunteers from The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards all worked together on Saturday, September 28, to create a Woodland Rain Garden at our school. The woodland rain garden at Holly Springs Elementary School allows storm water runoff from the school parking lot and rooftop to infiltrate into the soil instead of flowing into storm drains and ditches that empty into the local creek. This rain garden was planted with native perennial plants to restore a woodland wildlife habitat, filter out pollutants, and prevent soil erosion.
In addition, we would like to thank Pickens County Storm Water Partners, Pickens County Clemson Extension Service, S.C. Native Plant Society, and our PTO for sponsoring this project. We are still in the process of developing this area and welcome any donations.
Thanks to everyone who worked to establish this new garden and to the Holly Springs Garden Club sponsors who coordinated this exciting project!
Woodland Rain Garden Slideshow
Over 14 million students will participate in the BOOK IT! Program this year.
Students in Grades K-6 are eligible to participate.
Students and teachers set monthly independent reading goals
and students keep a log of their reading.
Parents help students read at least 20 minutes a day at home.
Students meeting their monthly goal receive a Reading Award Certificate
that they can take to Pizza Hut for their very own free,
one-topping Personal Pan Pizza to celebrate all the reading.
Students can earn one certificate per month from October through March.
See your child's teacher for more information!
Our phone numbers changed several years ago
from local service to Internet-based service.
Our old telephone number, 898-5590, no longer rolls over
to the new number, 397-2000.
It is important to us for you to be able to call the school
as the need arises.
Please use this number: 397-2000
Please accept our apology for any inconvenience.
was recognized for the state
Palmetto Gold/Silver Award
at our School Board Meeting.
Besides our vegetable and flower gardens, we have created a "bioswale" using native plants. This is maintained by the students to help with drainage in the courtyard. We are certified by the National Wildlife Federation and are a Green Steps School. Our Garden Club has also completed the steps to become certified as a Carolina Yard. With the help of the Clemson 4-H, our gardeners this year are beginning the Jr. Master Gardener program.
Register your Ingle's Card! Ask your friends and relatives
to register theirs for Holly Springs School too!
Collect Box Tops! Ask friends and relatives to also collect box tops
and send them to school or drop them off!