award exc highresHOLLY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
5329 CASS HOLT ROAD
HOLLY SPRINGS, NC 27540
(P) 919-577-1444
(F) 919-577-1742

The mission of the HOLLY SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL community is to establish a model of excellence that ensures life-long learning of 21st century skills for all students in order to become productive and responsible citizens.

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2014/15 CLASS REGISTRATION

Information regarding course registration for the 2014-15 school year is found at the Student Services website. http://www.hollyspringshigh.org/StudentServices/

 

RENT A HAWK!

It is that time of year again!!! Personalize a painted Golden Hawk with your student athlete’s name and their sport(s) on the walkway leading to the HSHS stadium!  The goal is not only to raise funds but is to grow the tradition at Holly Springs.  Each personalized Golden Hawk will remain on site from August 25th, 2014 to June 2015 and may have a maximum of 20 characters for the name of your student athlete.  Seniors will receive a golden hawk with purple lettering, and all underclassmen will receive a purple hawk with golden lettering and one sport of choice  (we can also represent BAND :))Please remember that this is open to all student athletes of all sports.  See application - Click here.

If you have any questions, please email Britney Kensmoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS INFO

Cheerleaders REQUIRED on ALL days of tryouts.

Friday, August 1st: Camp Day 1 – 8:00-12:00 (HSHS Aux. Gym)

Saturday, August 2nd: Camp Day 2 – 8:00-12:00 (HSHS Aux. Gym)

FINAL TRYOUTS, 8/2: Tryouts – By sign ups (starting at 12:30) (HSHS Aux. Gym)

CHEER TEAMS WILL BE POSTED BY 5:00 PM ON THE FRONT DOORS OF HSHS & ONLINE (on 8/3)

*A toetouch backhandspring is required for all members of JV (without a spot)

*A standing tuck is required for all members of Varsity (without a spot)

Download information packet here!

 

AP EXAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Click here for exam registration information!

 

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL SELECTIONS

The following Holly Springs High School students were selected out of a very competitive statewide applicant pool to attend Governor's School this summer. Zoe Wampler and April Neumann were selected for dance. Tyler Welty was selected for natural science. It is a great honor to be chosen to attend this outstanding and prestigious summer enrichment opportunity. Congratulations Zoe, April and Tyler!!!  You will be awesome representatives from Holly Springs High School. 

 

WCPSS 10TH GRADE STUDENT SURVEY

The WCPSS 10th Grade Student Survey process is now underway for 2014.  The goal of this annual survey is to collect data on students' perceptions of the school environment so that schools can use the information for evaluative and planning purposes.  The surveys also allow WCPSS to examine these perceptions across the district as a whole.

 
10th grade students currently enrolled in English II have taken the survey during class on 3/21/14.  All other 10th graders not currently enrolled in English II should access the survey between now and May 9th.  This survey link will be accessible until Friday, May 9th.  The 29 question survey should take each student about 5-10 minutes to complete.  Students can access the link from home or visit the media center before school, during lunch, or afterschool to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JVGX8HR

 

UPCOMING CHORUS EVENTS

HSHS Choral Boosters

 First Annual SPRING VENDOR FAIR & Bar-B-Q Sale

Vendors wanted:  Go to the Chorus Website directly at 

http://hshschorus.weebly.com/ to get complete details 

and booth application form. 

 

April 26 at Holly Springs High School

5329 Cass Holt Road, Holly Springs, NC

Vendor Sale 10-4

Bar-B-Q  Sale 11:30-6:30

 

With choral performances throughout the day!

After shopping & eating stay for the HSHS

Theater’s Student Directed Play Festival at 7pm.
 

 

Spirit Day - HSHS Chorus Boosters 
 

Join the Holly Springs High School Chorus for a “Spirit Day” at Bass Lake Draft House, 124 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs, on Monday, April 21st. A portion of ALL sales from 11am – Midnight will be donated to the HSHS Chorus Booster Club. Be sure to tell your friends and family too!  Contact Andrea Connors (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions. 

 

JOSTENS ORDER!

Junior and Senior students and parents, if you were unable to place your order for class rings, graduation announcements, or cap and gowns when Jostens was on our campus to take orders, you still have time to place an order.  You can mail your order into Jostens at the address on your order form or orders may be placed online at www.trianglegrad.com.

 

2013-14 PARKING PASS & LUNCH PASS INFORMATION

 

2013-2014 WCPSS STUDENT ISSUED EMAIL

 
Beginning 2013-2014 school year, all WCPSS students must use WCPSS provided e-mail accounts for student to teacher e-mail communication. There are a number of reasons why Wake County and other peer districts assign student email; a few of the reasons are: 

* Students under the age of 13 are not legally allowed to create e-mail accounts with most major providers such as Google and Hotmail. 
* Complies with Board Policy 2313, R&P 2313 and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 
* Provides transparent communication between students and teachers. 
* Allows intervention and investigations into e-mail harassment and/or cyber bullying. 
* Honors Parent request to deny student e-mail. 
* Teachers no longer required to keep up with a student's ever changing personal e-mail address. 

For more information please visit http://www2.wcpss.net/email/

Click “here” to reference the Student Quick Start Guide. 

 

TOP FLIGHT ~ EDUCATORS ON THE RISE

A new program that we are implementing to further support our efforts in preparing students for success as 21st Century Learners. Your HSHS faculty and staff work diligently to provide a positive, dynamic, and student-focused learning environment. Our school's Positive Behavior Intervention Support Team (PBIS) recognizes and rewards students that model strength of character, hard work, and responsible citizenship. We would now like to extend this recognition and begin sharing good news and success stories about the adults that work with your children each day.

Click here to share good news and success stories about the adults who work with your children each day! 

 

HSHS PTSA BOARD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The HSHS PTSA is looking for volunteers for next year's Board, and we need you! Please consider joining this dynamic group of volunteers, and help to make HSHS the best high school ever! We are in need of the following: President, VP of Communications, VP of Fundraising, VP Programs and Treasurer, as well as many Chair positions. If you are ready to be part of this group, please contact Mary Wooten, Nominating Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT SERVICES

The Holly Springs PTSA has extended the scholarship deadline until Monday, April 21st.  Seniors who joined the PTSA by October 2013 are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available in the pink scholarship box and must be returned to Student Services by Monday, April 21st at 2:30.
 
Seniors:  Upcoming scholarship due dates:  
 
The HSHS Golden Hawks Club Scholarship must be submitted to Mr. Greene by April 7th.
 
Holly Springs Rotary Club must be submitted to Ms. Burch by April 23rd.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation Scholarship must be submitted to Ms. Burch by April 15th.
 
The Scholarship Survey was distributed during the March Advisory and must be returned to Ms. Burch by April 22, 2014. 
 
Visit the school's website to learn about more scholarship opportunities! 
 
Seniors: Do you plan to attend Johnson C. Smith University next Fall? The Raleigh/Durham JCSU Alumni Association will offer worthy students a scholarship on a yearly basis. Applicants must demonstrate academic potential with a 2.5 GPA or higher, leadership skills, character, and must be a resident of Wake County or Durham County. Additional information and applications are available in the pink scholarship box in Student Services.  Deadline:  April 1, 2014
 
The Holly Springs Masonic Lodge #115 will offer two $500 scholarships to a HSHS senior. One scholarship to a senior who plans to attend Wake Technical Community College and one scholarship to a senior who plans to attend a four-year college. Additional information, eligibility criteria and applications are available in the pink scholarship box in Student Services or at www.hs115.org.  Deadline: April 18th. 

Alpha Delta Kappa will offer a $1,000 (nonrenewable) scholarship for seniors in Wake County. Requirements:  Applicant must be in the top 25% of the senior class. Interested seniors may pick up additional information and application in the pink scholarship box in Student Services.
Deadline:  April 15, 2014Senior Scholarship Newsletter - Click here!
 
Senior Awards Day will be held in May and HSHS would like to recognize students for their hard work and accomplishments. As seniors receive academic, athletic and/or military scholarships please bring a copy of the notification letter to Ms. Burch so the amount can be included in the total dollars for the Class of 2014. The Scholarship Survey Form is attached to the most updated scholarship newsletter, on the school's website and available in Student Services.  The Scholarship Survey Form along with proof of documentation must be submitted by April 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please speak with a school counselor. The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have scholarship funds to be awarded to high school seniors that reside within Apex, Fuquay- Varina, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, and Morrisville.  Applicants must plan to attend a college or vocational institution and write a 500 word essay explaining why you should be selected to receive this scholarship and how this scholarship will help you reach your goal and other requirements. Additional information and applications are available in the pink scholarship box in Student Services. Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Deadline:  March 30, 2014
 
Congratulations to Kathleen Chenevert and Jacob Inkrote who have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2014 by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment.  These Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2014.  Way to go!Attention Students:  The National College Fairs will visit the Greater Raleigh Area on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center from 4:30 pm. - 7:30 pm.  While at the fair meet one-on-one with college representatives and attend workshops on topics such as financial aid and other college admission related information. Go to www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent to register for the fair.

View the April Scholarship Newsletter!

The following students were selected as Holly Springs High School nominees for the Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University; Taylor Forbis and Matthew Trombley.  Congratulations to both students for all of their hard work.  Students who were not selected can still self nominate by going to the Park Scholarship section of NCSU's website.  Self nominated students need to act on this by October 25th.  All Park Scholarship materials are due by November 1st.  See your counselor for more information.State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship

The SECU Foundation offers one student from each high school in North Carolina one scholarship valued at $10,000 (payable at $1,250 per fall/spring semester) to attend one of the sixteen constituent campuses of the UNC System. Click here for more information

The Financial Aid program is designed to be a one-on-one program for students and their parents who need financial help to attend college. HSHS's Financial Aid Advisor is Mrs. Tori Sharpe who is familiar with the financial aid system and the difficulties of filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

Mrs. Sharpe is located in Student Services on Mondays. Appointments may be made by emailing her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by signing up in the schedule notebook located in Student Services. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about financial aid that is available to you and why every student going to college should submit a FAFSA.

 

DRIVER EDUCATION SCHEDULE

Spring Driver Ed Classes:

March:  10, 11, 12, 13, 14,17, 18, 19, 20, 21  (Make up 24 and 25) - FULL

April:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22  (Make Up:  23 and 24)

April:  28, 29, 30, May:  1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 (Make up:  12 and 13)

Keep in mind, if weather results in the closing of schools, Driver Education is CANCELLED.

Taught in Room 2726 from 2:30-5:30.

 

HOLLY SPRINGS SUMMER 2014 DRIVER EDUCATION SCHEDULE

TIME:  7:30-1:30

PLACE:  ROOM 2726

JUNE:

CLASS  1.   16, 17, 18, 19, AND 20

CLASS  2.  23, 24, 25, 26, AND 27

JULY:

CLASS 3.    7,8,9,14, AND 15

CLASS 4.      16, 17, 21, 22, AND 23

CLASS 5:  24, 28, 29, 30, AND 31

AUGUST

CLASS 6:  4, 5, 6, 7, AND 11

Have a question? Either contact Jordan at www.jordandriving.com or Regina Cheek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .