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Holliston District and Curriculum
Holliston Public Schools serve four schools and over 2,800 students. Holliston Public Schools’ Curriculum Council consists of leaders for English language arts (PK-2, 3-6, 6-8, and 9-12), math and business (PK-5, 6-8, and 9-12), social studies (PK-2, 3-6, 6-8, and 9-12), science (PK-5, 6-8, and 9-12), foreign language (K-12), wellness (health and physical education), fine and performing arts, and ESL. Each curriculum undergoes a regular, thorough review. For each content area, teachers from each grade level will be represented during the review, and the skills and knowledge that students should gain will be reiterated. Beyond the core courses, students are also encouraged to explore the extracurricular activities to develop skills in areas of personal or professional interest.
We currently cover the following Holliston-area school district: Holliston Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Holliston District Curriculum
The curriculum development process will involve the collection of data such as survey responses from Holliston community stakeholders, the standards, and information from the existing curriculum. Holliston’s Miller Elementary has two unique programs. The French Immersion program was apparently started by French-Canadian immigrants in the town. It involves students in grades K-3 being taught every subject entirely in French. The school also uses a Montessori style, which is a highly student-centered approach.
When examining the curriculum, the intended, taught, and attained curriculum; learning goals and benchmarks; curriculum maps; and use of technology to enhance instruction are reviewed. After this process, a curriculum review document is published; it contains the subject’s revised philosophy and statement of best practices, findings about the curriculum, recommendations for the improvement of the curriculum and instruction, suggested professional development and resources, and a plan for developing essential standards.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Holliston Educational News
- Holliston Lauded for Providing “Bang for Your Buck” - The blog NerdWallet recently published its list of “Best School Districts for Your Buck.” Holliston ranked third on the list. Criteria included standardized test scores, students’ college readiness, and class sizes.
- Holliston High Students Excel on MCAS - Based on the scores on the most recent MCAS assessment, Holliston High School improved from a Level 2 to a Level 1—the highest level possible—school. Ninety-five percent of students achieved proficiency on the math exam, with an astounding 80 percent of students scoring at an advanced level. On the literacy part of the test, 98 percent of students scored proficient or advanced.
- Secretary of Education Impressed with Holliston Elementary Schools - State Secretary of Education Matthew Malone recently visited Miller Elementary and was highly impressed with what he saw. He commented that “some of the best work we’re doing in student achievement is happening [in Holliston]” and complimented the district on the students’ engagement level, the rigor and creativity in the curriculum, and the instruction taking place. While at the school, Mr. Malone has a chance to see the district’s unique French Immersion program and Montessori math classroom in action.
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Chalk Talk: The Elementary School Day Schedule
Although all schools follow different schedules, there are many elements of the school day that are similar in most traditional public schools. In elementary schools, the day typically starts off with some type of warm-up activity (perhaps responding to a prompt in a journal or solving a daily math problem). There may be a morning message said, and the younger grades will often gather around the calendar and recite the date. During this time, students may complete class jobs, and attendance is taken. Typically, the Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements are stated. The subjects which are considered the most important, English language arts and math, often occur first (one of them may be after lunch). These content areas often encompass two or two-and-a-half instructional periods; individual periods are usually 40 minutes in length. Subjects such as social studies and science usually occur later in the day. There is usually one special (gym, library, music, technology, etc.) per day, which may take place in the morning or afternoon.