Few things are as enchanting as springtime along the Seine, and the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence (HFEE) Gala Committee strived to captivate à la Paris in the 2016 Gala. Held in the Navesink Country Club on April 9th, the HFEE’s 14th biennial spring gala, Springtime in Paris, hosted over 250 guests from Holmdel in what became an elegant and record-breaking affair.
Vice Chairperson, Dima Mousselli, spearheaded a two year effort by the Gala Committee to achieve unprecedented success by raising $117,000 toward the Foundation’s Chromebook Initiative. In 2015 and 2016, the HFEE has been instrumental in getting Chromebooks into the hands of every child from second through, now, sixth grade at the Holmdel schools.
2016 Spring Gala Committee
From left to right: Kristen Striano, Chair, Design Subcommittee, Dima Mousselli, Vice Chair Spring Gala, Judi Rabkin & Nicole Kennedy, Co-Chairs, Auctions Subcommittee, Michelle Sottile & AnnMarie Harrison, Co-Chairs, Baskets Subcommittee
The Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence provides funding in all four Holmdel District schools, in all areas of study, and at all grade levels. The trustees of the HFEE make every attempt to maintain equitable distribution of gifts and donations among each school based on need. The following tables illustrate the breakdown of gifts from the HFEE specifically by school and by area of study for the previous eleven school year cycles.
- New Second Grade Standardized Testing was conducted last week. This was the first time the second graders participated in Standardized testing and the first time Holmdel utilized the electronic MAP assessment
- PARCC End of Year testing is being conducted this week, May 11-13th.
The 40th Jersey Shore Science Fair The 40th Jersey Shore Science Fair was held at Stockton University on March 21. Ten of our Honors Advanced Research students attended this competition, entering six papers in four categories. Five out of the six papers won ribbons!
The Jersey Shore Science Fair has 17 categories such Biology Chemistry, Physics, Math, Engineering, Microbiology, Medicine. There were over 600 papers presented from 35 schools, with entries from middle school all the way to high school. We participated in the Upper Level Microbiology, Medicine, Botany, and Team Projects.
Good Evening. My name is Teresa Graw and it is my pleasure to join you tonight as a representative of the Holmdel Foundation for Educational Excellence. Many of you are here tonight to share in the wonderful occasion of accepting awards earned by your children for their school performance this year. I sincerely congratulate you all on such a happy occasion.Read more
In April 2012, HFEE received more than 20 applications for our 2012-2013 Mini-Grant Program throughout the Holmdel schools from teachers and students. In June 2012, we were proud to announce that 12 grants were approved and distributed, totaling $11,165, to fund exciting initiatives at each of our schools. Some of our projects to be funded during the 2012/13 school year include a 7th grade Weather Station for Satz classrooms, Tumble Book program at Village School, and infusing technology into the Health and PE programs at the High School. We invite you to consider applying for a mini grant. Please look for our 2013-2014 mini-grant program applications which will be posted in January 2013.
Just in time for the new school year, a new outdoor classroom is in bloom at Village School on McCampbell Road in Holmdel. Located within the center of the school complex, the courtyard has been transformed from ordinary blacktop into a lush greenscape, complete with four seasonal rain gardens, a new learning tool that will also benefit the local environment.
“The rain garden recycles stormwater to create beautiful and environmentally progressive seasonal rain gardens, along with a tremendous learning experience for the children ofVillage School,” said Superintendent of Schools Barbara Duncan, welcoming the new project at the township Board of Education meeting Sept. 29.Read more