HFEE 3rd Annual 5k and Fun Run Photos

Thanks to our runners and sponsors for the successful 5K on June 4.

Here are photos from Sarah Cortese Photography, thanks Sarah!






New Video! Culinary Arts Center Makeover

Please see this video which shows the impact of the HFEE large grant to the Holmdel High School to refurbish the Culinary Arts Center.

This video was filmed and produced by TV3 students at Holmdel High School, in conjunction with HFEE marketing!

New Video! Mini-grants - where are they now? Lindsey Conlan and David Liu

Check out short videos of some of two Holmdel High School alumni, Lindsey Conlan and David Liu, who tell us what they are up to while reflecting on their HFEE mini-grants!

These videos were filmed by Lindsey and David with video and production assistance from TV3 students at Holmdel High School, in conjunction with HFEE marketing!


Recipients of HFEE 2016-2017 Mini-Grants


Village School--

1. Carol Dempsey: Library STEM, $2452.33
2. Lauren Naperski, Allison Seman, Christina Damas, Melissa Seigel: Ready Sign Go, $1250.27.

Indian Hill School--

3. Lisa McTague: One read Celebration, $1000 (100 copies of library books).

Satz School--

4. Daniel Gulko: William R. Satz Chess Club, $175

5. Melissa Caliendo, Betsy Smith: Hooking the Reluctant Readers; Classroom Lending Libraries of Unconventional Text, $1580,(* Books only, No gift cards and e-reader)
6. Christen McCafferty: Glowforge- 3D Laser Printer $2500

Holmdel High School--

7. Jennifer He: A Determination of the Efficiency of a Novel Oleophilic Self-Sufficient Oil Skimmer $330
8. Shravya Justi: Evaluation the effectiveness of the anti-microbial properties of silver, copper,and zinc in water purification through the use of ceramic pots $225.83
9. Russell Kamback: Water Purification of Organic Waste Using Electrocoagulation  $500

10. Josephine Blaha: The Wireless Spectrophotometer in the Chemistry, Bioligy and Physics Classroom $ 2492
11. Caren MacConnell with Eric Wu (HHS student): The think Create Innovate  Makerspace $599.80
12. Beth Hobeb: PASCO Probes in the Chemistry Classroom $1654

Total: $14759.23

HFEE 2nd Annual 5k and Fun Run Photos

Thanks to our runners and sponsors for the successful 5K on June 5.

Here are photos from photographer Jack Hipschman, thanks Jack!

More information on the 5K will follow later!

Please support our 2016 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:  
Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
Doreen DeMarco and Brooke O’Brien



All Mile Markers Sponsor:  
Serini Family Dentistry  
DJ Sponsor:  
The Hinds/Pearly Group
Merrill Lynch
Silver Sponsors:  
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NY Waterway



Cuozzo Orthodontics



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David Ellis Events

Holmdel Bagels

Stiffel Outlet

Samra Group

Dearborn Market

Bell Works

Apollo Plumbing


Rook Coffee


HFEE Chromebook initiative: view the great new video!!

Please see this new video released in April 2016 created with the help of high school teacher Bryan DeNovellis and students in his TV3 class. Pay attention to this website and our HFEE youtube channel for more videos expected soon!

2016 HFEE Spring Gala - An Epic Success!

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

View More 2016 Spring Gala Photos

2016 HFEE Spring Gala Ad Journal


2015-2016 HFEE Gifts and Donations

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.

Current Village School Report

  • 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.
Read more

Current High School Report

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.

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