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Important Notice

January 8, 2018

Please be advised that anyone on school property outside normal school hours, unless attending a school-sponsored event or with proper permission from the principal, will be considered to be trespassing.  Individuals or groups wishing to use school property, facilities, or equipment for non-school related purposes must follow the guidelines outlined in Holmes District School Board Policy 9.30, Use of Facilities.  

Florida Kid Care Insurance

December 19, 2017

Your child and their siblings could be one of 147,000 children eligible for completely free or low-cost health and dental insurance through Florida KidCare – even if one or both parents are working. Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized and full-pay options based on family income. Most families pay nothing at all for coverage, and many pay just $15 or $20 a month. Families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced full-pay plan.

With NO application fee and year-round open enrollment, the time to apply is always now. Your family’s information is never shared outside of Florida KidCare.

Apply at iamkidcare.org/school, or give them a call at 1-888-540-KIDS (5437).

Early Release/Winter Break

December 18, 2017

Wednesday, December 20 will be an early release day.  School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Please check with your child's school for specific pick-up times for car riders.  Schools will be closed from December 21 through January 5 for the Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.
The Holmes County Christmas Tournament will be held Thursday, December 14; Friday, December 15; and Saturday, December 16 at Poplar Springs.  Click the Related Files link below for the detailed schedule and brackets.  Come out and support your favorite team!

The Holmes District School Board will have a public auction on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to sell surplus property.

Some of the items to be sold are:  2000 Ford Crown Victoria, 1998 Ford Taurus, 2000 Ford Taurus wagon, 2000 GMC Sonoma, 3 portable buildings, kitchen utensils, deep fryers, tilt skillet, Hobart mixer, stainless steel tables, microwaves, ventilation fans, stainless counters, serving trays, Vulcan range, chairs, tables, book shelves, storage cabinets, desk, computer tables, oak tables, file cabinets, folding lunchroom tables, copy machine, carts, computers, printers, projectors, laptops, TVs, office furniture, stainless steel carts, and many other miscellaneous items.

Sale will be held at the old Bonifay Elementary School located at 307 West North Avenue, and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

All items will be on display from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  A list of items can be found below.

Veterans Day Programs

November 1, 2017

Our schools will be honoring our nation's veterans on Thursday and Friday, November 9 and 10.  All veterans are invited to attend.  Dates and times of the ceremonies are as follows:

Thursday, November 9

Bonifay K-8 (Grades PK-4)
9:00 a.m. in the gym

Friday, November 10

Holmes County High (Bonifay K-8 5th through 8th grade students will attend)
9:00 a.m.

Ponce de Leon High (Ponce de Leon Elementary students will attend)
9:30 a.m. in the gym

Bethlehem
9:30 Elementary program
10:30 Middle & high school program

Poplar Springs
1:00 p.m.

Report Cards/Fall Break

October 18, 2017

Report cards will be issued on Friday, October 20.  Fall Break will be the week of October 23-27.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 30.

HDSB staff and representatives from the Holmes County Health Department and Holmes County Sheriff's Department were recognized at this morning's school board meeting for their assistance in setting up and staffing shelters during Hurricane Irma. We are thankful to be a part of a community that comes together during times of crisis!

October is Blindness Awareness Month. Approximately 180 million people worldwide suffer from blindness or some form of visual impairment. The Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS) is honoring this observance with the release of its See Different public service announcement (PSA).

 

The See Different initiative showcases how individuals with visual disabilities, like their sighted peers, possess qualities and capabilities to contribute to and succeed in the classroom, workforce and their communities. This past year, DBS hosted several interactive presentations at K-12 schools, universities and businesses. During these sessions, the See Different team demonstrated how people with visual impairments participate in daily living activities. The activities within these forums included personal testimonials, success stories and simulated experiences (i.e., activities with a blindfold or vision simulator).

 

The DBS Communications team has created the following PSA in an effort to effectively change perceptions on a wide scale and communicate values in a message that will move citizens to think and act differently. The goal is to have everyone to see individuals with visual disabilities – like everyone else – and recognize the benefits of the full inclusion for this segment of our society. By seeing this value, people will be motivated to act upon their changed perceptions. The individuals featured in the video are all current or former DBS clients.

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

See Different: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i2Oi0BaK_M&feature=youtu.be

See Different (with audio descriptions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ENZlh86DsI&feature=youtu.be