Principal's Corner

Holdrum Middle School
"Home of the Hawks"

 Mr. Cody

         Mr. James P. Cody
   201-358-4016 ext. 1001

August 2019

Dear Holdrum Families,

On behalf of our assistant principal, Mr. Jasper and our teachers I would like to welcome you back to Holdrum Middle School for the 2019-20 school year.

This year promises to be an exciting one for all Holdrum students. We continue to align communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills with the explicit tenets identified by our Portrait of a Graduate. Our teaching staff continues to develop innovative activities, meaningful learning opportunities, and real world experience.

Additionally, our mathematics department implements year two of a new regional K-8 mathematics curriculum. This curriculum was developed over the past two years with our regional partners and the Pascack Valley Regional High School District. This curriculum supports the premise that every student can be successful at math through real world connections, conducting meaningful conversations and solving complex problems and rigorous tasks.

As part of the ongoing emphasis on technology, every Holdrum student will be receiving a Chromebook to use in school and at home. These Chromebooks are scheduled to be distributed the first few days of school provided that the required forms are completed and laptop care quiz is passed. Our school will continue to utilize Canvas, our student learning management system where students and parents will have access to information for all their classes in one easily accessible location.

In addition, seventh grade students will be enrolled in specialized electives based on their preferences.  Our students will have even more access to our state of the art Media Center, and many will be taking part in year two of the HMS Academies program. We are looking forward to sharing these educational opportunities with you, to further ensure your success at Holdrum, in high school and beyond.

It is my hope, that Holdrum Middle School will provide opportunities for you to become a compassionate citizen, fearless trailblazer, global communicator, collaborative innovator, a problem seeker and solution maker for the 2019-2020 school year. If you resolve to make this your best year ever, you will also help to make the Holdrum community the best place it can be.  

 I look forward to seeing you on September 5, 2019. 

 Yours in Education,


James P. Cody



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