Holloway Elementary School
6611 Pilliod Road
Holland, Ohio 43528
Principal: Mr. William Renwand
Doors Open at 8:20 AM
School Starts at 8:35 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM
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Welcome to Holloway Elementary School, where our mission of "Learning today to prepare for tomorrow"- is seen every day throughout our building. Holloway Hornets have high academic standards, as evidenced through past high ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. We are very proud of the entire Holloway family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!
Testimonial for Holloway Parents Mark and Kristin Brooks
"Our daughter Kelsey is going into the 2nd grade
at Holloway Elementary. We could not ask for a
better environment for her to grow and learn than
Holloway. The teachers and support staff are top
notch! They are caring and respectful of the children
and parents. I appreciate that Holloway is culturally
diverse and is a great example of what a public school
looks like today in 2013. Kelsey feels a true part of her
school; she loves her friendsand teachers and continues
to thrive. We believe she is getting a well-rounded
education, including her love of music and art. We look
forward to being a part of the future at Holloway and
seeing Kelsey continue to strive to be the best student
she can be. "
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exceptional - - without exception!
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Musical Melodies at Holloway
Last week, the Holloway 4th grade students from Mrs. Kimmet’s, Mrs. Schira’s, and Mrs. Schaefer’s classes held a recorder concert for their parents and the 3rd grade students. The program was prepared by and directed by Mrs. Robin Smithberger, Holloway’s music teacher.
Many music concepts can be taught when learning the recorder and it is great developmental step before playing a band instrument. Some of the basic concepts covered in 4th grade music are: beat, rhythm (long and short sounds), pitch (note name recognition), harmony, expressive elements (tempo and dynamics), breath control, form, music history, following a conductor, playing in a group and playing alone.
The student’s performance for the 3rd graders provides both entertainment and a glimpse at their next year’s music curriculum. The fourth grade students primarily played and sang well-known folk songs. In addition, select soloists performed their own compositions and the concert ended with "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig von Beethoven , accompanied by piano.
Congratulations to our fourth grade students for a great job on their musical concert performance.
Growing with Kinder-“gardeners”
Holloway Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Ogunmola, Mrs. Candiello, and lead teacher Mrs. Thomas recently set up their kindergarten gardens on the south side of Holloway Elementary School. As part of a grant that Mrs. Thomas received students were working on a STEM project (science, technology, engineering, and math) just in time for Earth Day. “Kinder-Gardeners” is a hands-on approach to learning that actually began with the students planting seeds in starter kits back in February in their classrooms. The basic life cycle of plants and plant parts were learned this spring. Soon their seedlings will be transplanted to the new set of raised garden beds built by volunteers and the teachers. Additional plantings will occur in May and students will track and measure growth of individual plants over the month. Come harvest time students can literally enjoy the fruits or should we say vegetables of their labor. Toledo Grows has helped to provide educational materials and a specialist to consult and oversee the construction of the raised beds. They will provide an educator to teach students about gardening and worms too. They will also return next year to provide educational support and continue this program with our new set of kindergarten students.
A big thank you to the families that helped with the raised beds construction: The Smith’s, Buck’s, Shepherd’s, Johnson’s, and Sullivan’s. We would also like to thank the following companies for their support and donations:
Rivereast Cabinet Company-Made and delivered the boxes
Lipinski Landscaping-Picked up soil and dropped it off using their company dump truck
Hoen's Garden Center-donated compost
Nature's Corner-Donated topsoil
Stop by some evening and check out how well our Kinder-Gardeners grow!