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Julie Kildee

Holly Academy director

Julie Kildee

Holly Academy director

It’s hard to believe that Friday the 30th, is the end of Holly Academy’s first marking period. While we have certainly had challenges and a huge learning curve, our school family is healthy and our students are engaged and learning. We are especially proud that we have offered full time in-person learning since August 31 for our Huskies and our virtual Huskies have adjusted to their new learning environment.

As I write this column, I am participating in a math “data drop” for our middle school students. After each testing cycle, grade level teachers, interventionists, special education teachers, and administrators meet to analyze each student’s performance on standardized assessments, in-class work, and work completion. Through this quarterly process, Holly Academy can individualize a learning path for each student. That path may be an accelerated path, the traditional path, a tiered path where the student is supported in the classroom by an interventionist, or a special education path where the student receives support through special education services. A benefit of data drops is that all staff members that work with students have a complete understanding of the individual needs of each student. This model is especially important as we work to close learning gaps that occurred due to the spring closing.

We are so grateful to our staff and parents for working tirelessly to support students in this challenging year.

The “Power of the Pack” at Holly Academy is amazing!

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