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Holland Township School
2009

School:
Holland Township School
710 Milford-Warren Glen Road
Milford, NJ 08848
 
 
Principal:
Nancy Yard

School Operating Times

8:15 am to 3:30 pm

Times of the Year That Should be Avoided for Scheduling Site Visits

We ask visitors to avoid coming in May due to testing.

Preferred Arrival and Departure Times

Visitors are welcome to schedule anytime throughout the day depending on their purpose.

Visitation Procedures

Visitors should coordinate their visits through the school principal. They should always sign in and out of the main office.

Website

http://files.hts.k12.nj.us/index.html

Contacts

Nancy Yard, School Principal at nyard@hts.k12.nj.us                                             
Principal’s secretary Christine Heimsch at cheim@hts.k12.nj.us

Directions to School

http://files.hts.k12.nj.us/pages/genInfo.html

What You Should Know About This School

 

Holland Township School contains grades preK-8 with a total of 672 students. It is located in Hunterdon County, bordered by the Delaware and Musconetcong Rivers. Holland Township School features:

Academic Rigor

  • Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are engaged in integrated units. Each grade level has developed four integrated units fostering continuity of learning, and problem solving. The units are assessed through a performance rubric. Examples of units include Peace, Journey through Time, and Discovery.

Developmental Responsiveness

  • The school utilizes student led conferences. Students assemble work samples and discuss goals, work products, and behavior. The school provides students with a checklist and planner for use during the conferences. Parents/guardians are encouraged to set goals with their child.
  • Students in seventh and eighth grade serve as peer helpers who assist younger students by acting as buddies for strength, support, and guidance.

Social Equity

  • The school was recognized by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils with a Community Smile Award, amassing over 6600 hours of community service.
  • The school provides a luncheon each month to honor students that exemplify the character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Safety, and Persistence. Students are recognized with a “garbage-free” lunch served by their administrators.

Organizational Structures
The school utilizes a duty free period to provide ongoing professional development, hold weekly curriculum meetings and hold Intervention and Referral Service Team meetings and Child Study Team Meetings.

Source: Holland Township Clerks Office, 2000 Census


Rochelle Hendricks, Assistant Commissioner
Division of School Effectiveness Initiatives & Choice, NJ Department of Education, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625