HOLLY, Michigan – Holly’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will be headed back to Sherman Middle School next year after members of the Board of Education voted unanimously to reopen the school they closed in 2011.
The matter was discussed during the Nov. 11 Holly Area Schools board meeting.
Since 2011, seventh and eighth graders have been attending classes at Holly Middle School on the Karl Richter Campus, 920 Baird St. in the village, while sixth grade students filled empty classrooms located in Holly’s four elementary schools.
HOLLY, Michigan – Holly middle school students could be headed back to Sherman Middle School next fall if Holly school board members buy into Superintendent Dave Nuss’ theory that beefing up the district’s early childhood programs is the answer to enrolling more students, and hopefully retaining them for the long haul.
Since the closure of Sherman Middle School in April of 2011, seventh and eighth grade students have been attending classes at Holly Middle School on the Karl Richter Campus, 920 Baird St. in the village, while sixth grade students filled empty classrooms located in Holly’s four elementary schools.
Closing Sherman Middle School allowed the district to put approximately $345,000 annually toward its then-$4.6 million deficit.
HOLLY, Michigan – Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Steve Lenar had all the facts and figures Monday night, as he detailed the financial aspect of possibly moving the district’s middle school students back to Sherman Middle School (SMS) next fall.
HOLLY, Michigan – It’s the end of an era for Holly Area Schools, as Superintendent Kent Barnes prepares to retire at the end of the month after devoting 14 years of service to the district.
In recognition of his service, Board President Tony Mayhew presented Barnes with a commemorative plaque during the June 10 board meeting.
“Even though he asked us not to make a big deal of it – tonight is Mr. Barnes’ last meeting as the superintendent for Holly Area Schools, and we would like to recognize him for all the good work he’s done for the district,” Mayhew said. Mayhew presented Barnes with the plaque on behalf of the current Board of Education, as well as previous boards for which Barnes has served.