Check out these awesome door decorations we had for Read Across America Week! First place: Mrs. Black's Kindergarten class "Mrs Black's class likes..." Second place: Mrs. Franklin's Kindergarten class "Oh the places you'll go..." Third place: Mrs. S. Smith's Second Grade class "Lorax"
Parents/Guardians, Tryout information was sent home today with 6th and 7th grade girls who signed up for middle school basketball. These tryouts will be for the 2023-2024 basketball season. If your child was absent and did not get the information the sign up sheet will be in the office along with the information and details. We will send out information soon for boys' basketball team tryouts. Go Broncos!
Following today's National Weather Service briefing, Dr. Barnette has decided to have a remote learning day on Friday, March 3, 2023. Cullman County will be under a rare high wind warning beginning tomorrow. We are expecting sustained winds 30-40 MPH with gusts 50-60 MPH, well above safe operating conditions for school buses. The NWS says to expect - and be prepared - for downed trees and power outages. Students will be provided assignments to complete tomorrow.
Due to the risk of severe weather, Cullman County Schools will be remote again tomorrow. (Thursday 2/16/23). There is a strong possibility for tornadoes and I believe that parents should be able to make the decision to carry their children to a storm shelter as needed. If storms are not in our area students should use this time to catch up on any school work or spend time practicing their reading. Thank you and please stay safe. - Shane Barnette
Due to the risk of severe weather, Cullman County Schools will be remote again tomorrow. There is a strong possibility for tornadoes and I believe that parents should be able to make the decision to carry their children to a storm shelter as needed. If storms are not in our area students should use this time to catch up on any school work or spend time practicing their reading. Thank you and please stay safe. - Shane Barnette
⭐STAFF SPOTLIGHT⭐ Meet Ms. Morton! How many years have you worked at Holly Pond? -Four Favorite Food- My mother's potato salad Favorite Movies- Maverick, Christmas Vacation, The Notebook Favorite Quote- "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill Interesting Fact- Although I have lived in Alabama for 20+ years, I grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. And while I sometimes miss the snow of a Pennsylvania winter, I love the people and beaches of Alabama. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?- I would love to travel to Santorini Greece. The cool, blue ocean, white, hillside houses, and tasty food seem interesting to me! And of course, I am always ready to travel to see friends and family that live a little bit closer than that. What do you enjoy most about working in a K-8 school? My students are absolutely the best part of my job. Watching them grasp new ideas and grow each year is something I treasure. Plus, their sense of humor keeps me laughing - and there is nothing better than that! Thank you for all that you do for Holly Pond K-8. We appreciate you! 💚
Thank you to the Cullman Area Technology Academy for presenting the career caraven to Holly Pond 6th and 7th graders last week. We appreciate you explaining the opportunities CATA offers that can prepare our students to become skilled, productive, and marketable employees in the future. Great things are happening in Cullman County Schools and we are excited for our students future opportunities!
We will have our annual Miss Holly Pond K-8 Pageant on February 25, 2023!
⭐STAFF SPOTLIGHT⭐ Meet Mrs. Henderson! How many years have you worked at Holly Pond? -This is my 2nd year back at HP. I was the PE aide with Mrs. Williams, for three years, before I got my first teaching job. Favorite Food- Pizza Favorite Movie- I don't actually have a favorite movie, but my kids and I love Sing 2 right now! Favorite Quote- God is Good all the tIme, and all the time God is Good! Interesting Fact- Growing up my family was a Fairview/Holly Pond house divided! I graduated from Fairview, my dad taught Ag here at Holly Pond and my brother is a Holly Pond graduate. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?- I would love to go to Montana. What do you enjoy most about working in an elementary school? I have always loved working with kids. I especially love the younger kids! From their very first day of school to the end, it amazes me how quickly they learn. We get to have fun while learning and they keep me laughing! Thank you for all that you do for Holly Pond K-8! We appreciate you Mrs. Henderson!
Bronco Brag 🐴 Help us congratulate Parker on her "Bronco Brag"! She shows tremendous pride in her own classwork and our school. She maintains high grades, shows leadership, and was spotted several times cleaning up the school campus. Great job Parker, keep it up!
We would like to thank Mayor Carla Hart and the town council for their generous donation to our school. They truly make a difference for our students and staff. We are extremely grateful for their support! Helping Prepare Every Student! GO BRONCOS!
Holly Pond K-8 will celebrate basketball homecoming along with the high school next week! The dress up days are listed below, but there are a couple of motifications for K-5. Modifications: Tuesday: K-5 dress up day- Soccer Player Friday: K-5 dress up day- School Spirit (6-8 will participate in "anything but a backpack" day) Go Broncos!
⭐STAFF SPOTLIGHT⭐ Meet Mrs. Daugherty! How many years have you worked at Holly Pond? - 5 years Favorite Food- Chicken fingers Favorite Movie- The Notebook Favorite Quote- "I have learned that I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person, and if one person sees the love of Christ in me, it is worth every minute." - Katie Davis Majors Interesting Fact- I started teaching first grade in Mrs. Quick's old classroom in the beginning of my career. My students think it's crazy that now I'm the teacher in the very same room where I was a first grade student years ago! If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?- I spent the summer of 2017 in South Africa and Swaziland (Eswatini now), and I would absolutely love the chance to travel back to those beautiful places and to see my friends there again someday. What do you enjoy most about working in an elementary school? My students are definitely what I love most about working here. They grow and learn so much in first grade, and they remind me to laugh about the little things every day. I'm also very thankful for my coworkers and the love and friendship we share! Thank you for your continued love for Holly Pond and all that you do for our staff and students!
Middle School SGA would like to congratulate Coach Whisenant for winning the door decoration contest this year! Thank you to Talisa Shikle at Alfa Insurance for your generous donation of a gift card to the winner!
Congratulations to Audrey, Madeline, and Landon on recieving All-County basketball awards this season. We are proud of their performance and leadership on and off of the court. Great job!
Bronco Brag 🐴 Congratulations to Abby, Alannah, and Nettie for receiving a “Bronco Brag”. They are great about helping pick up the hallway after break and take a lot of pride in keeping our school clean. Keep up the good work girls!
⭐STAFF SPOTLIGHT⭐ Meet Mrs. Brannan! How many years have you worked at Holly Pond? I taught for 32 years and retired. I’ve had the privilege of working part-time as Secretary for the last 6 years. Favorite Food- Shrimp Favorite Movie- I don’t really have a favorite movie but I love mystery books and movies. Favorite Quote- “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero” Fred Rogers Interesting Fact- I was detained by armed security in a South Korean airport on a trip to Guam. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?- I would love to visit Alaska and of course anywhere my sons are living. What do you enjoy most about working in an elementary school? It is such an amazing mission field where you have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. Thank you for all that you have done and Holly Pond and continue to do! We are proud to call you a Bronco!
Bronco Brag 🐴 Help us congratulate Enrike on his Bronco Brag! He stayed after three days this week to pick up trash in the lunchroom. We are proud of the leadership and positive example he shows to other students. Great job Enrike!
In the “We Build It Better” classes students learned how to fasten two materials together with different types of fasteners and different types of tools. Great job!
HP K-8 would like to thank Sheriff Gentry and the Cullman Sheriff Office for hosting our students at the Sheriff's Rodeo today. Our kids came back so excited and said they had a blast! Thanks for organzing this special event. The rodeo will be held both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Gates open at 5 pm and the rodeo will begin at 7:30 pm.