Welcome to Holbrook Elementary School's Website!
Welcome to our school's website. We will use this site to share information about what's going on at the school, students' learning, and upcoming events at Holbrook.
From Our Principal
WELCOME BACK to the Holbrook Hawks family. We are excited to have you back this year!
Our entire teaching staff is returning this year and we are welcoming in a new music teacher: Mr. Patton. This summer we have all been very busy preparing to welcome your children back to school. Classrooms were cleaned, floors are shined, and new technology was purchased, allowing every student in grade 1-8 to have access to individual laptops. The entire teaching staff has been to trainings together to develop our skills and we all look forward to putting our new ideas into practice to facilitate student learning.
Although we were happy to learn that Holbrook was not ranked in the bottom 5% on the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Priority School list for 2013-2014, we have quite a bit of work ahead of us to ensure our students meet the state expectations. We are certainly still concerned about our ranking of 12%. We do believe passionately however, that we are making great strides in improving student achievement in our school. It is important to remember that the top to bottom rankings and Priority School status are based on student MEAP results from October of 2012 and October of 2013. We are confident that the plan we have in place will help our school improve. Our Hawks will soar but we also need your help!
As we begin the new school year, I would like to personally thank you for the trust you have shown in allowing our staff to educate your child. Our families tend to move in and out of our public schools; this transient behavior does not help children and the financial strain on the District directly affects their education. Resources to assist our students are expensive and our funding is based on the October 1, 2014 count day. We know you have many choices when it comes to your children’s education and we appreciate the fact that you have chosen Holbrook. We take this important responsibility seriously and pledge to do our very best to meet the individual needs of every child. The Holbrook vision “More Than You Think Is Possible” drives our actions. By working together, we will continue to prepare students for the 21st century. I look forward to a very rewarding year.