June 19, 2018
FSA and EOC scores have been released and are now available for viewing in Focus. Log in to your parent portal account at focus.hdsb.org and follow these steps:
1. Under "My Child" at the top of the screen, choose "Test History". This will bring up a list of all test administrations for your child.
2. Locate the test administration you wish to view, and click the arrow to the right of the test name.
3. Look at the column labeled "Achievement Level" to locate your child's score.
June 11, 2018
Summer BreakSpot provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens under 18 while school is out. Holmes County will be serving free meals at the following locations:
Bethlehem High School
Bonifay K-8 School
Ponce de Leon Elementary School
Poplar Springs High School
June 11-July 19
No meals on July 4 due to the Independence Day holiday.
Meals will be available on Friday, July 6.
Breakfast served from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch served from 10:50-11:35 a.m.
There are no forms to complete or registration needed to participate.
May 29, 2018
Holmes District School Board
Public Input Meeting for Grants
June 26, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
701 East Pennsylvania Ave., Bonifay, FL
IDEA, Part B – Entitlement – These funds are allocated for the support of special projects which will contribute to the solution of persisting state-wide needs in the education of exceptional students.
IDEA, Part B – Preschool Entitlement - These funds are allocated to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities aged three through five.
Title I – Part A (Title I Basic) program provides services to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families be able to offer high-quality education that will enable all children to meet, at a minimum, proficiency levels on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Title I – Part C - These funds are allocated to provide services to migratory students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging content and academic achievement standards and whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year.
Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training/Recruiting –This program’s purpose is to improve teacher and principal quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals.
Title III Part A – This program is for limited English proficient students and is tailored to individual student needs. The program uses either English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or home language instructional strategies.
Title IV, Part A- Student Support and Academic Enrichment- This program will support district developed services and activities geared toward providing all students an enriched educational experience.
Title IV, Part B- 21st Century Community Learning Centers-This program provides after-school and summer enrichment programs for students.
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 – Rural Education Achievement Program – These funds are allocated to provide additional support to rural or low income districts.
April 30, 2018
We have posted our school climate survey link on our district website, mobile app and Facebook. This is your opportunity to contribute to your child’s education by giving us your opinion. The results from the surveys will help us in planning for the 2018-2019 school year. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete the survey. Parent surveys need to be completed by May 11, 2018. We appreciate your time in helping improve the educational experience of your student in Holmes District Schools.
April 23, 2018
April 19, 2018
The W.I.N.G.S. Summer Program registration will begin April 12th and end on April 25th at the following school sites: Bethlehem, BK8, Ponce de Leon Elementary and Poplar Springs.
The summer program will begin June 11th and end on July 19th. The program will operate Monday-Thursday from 8:30am – 2:30pm. The week of July 4th, we will operate Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday due to the holiday on Wednesday. Each site will offer a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily in the school cafeteria.
The curriculum includes science, math, reading, physical education and enrichment activities. Students currently in the WINGS program will be enrolled first and then enrollment will be open to any student. PSHS, PDLE and BHS will have 40 slots and BK8 will have 80. Attendance is very important during the summer program. Students will only be allowed to miss 4 days before they are dismissed and then a student from the waiting list will be enrolled.
Bus transportation will be available daily. Bus routes will be completed after all applicants have turned in their forms.
W.I.N.G.S. is a Florida Department of Education 21st CCLC after-school grant that is administered through the Holmes County School Board.
April 17, 2018
April 16, 2018
To review propopsed science curriculum for Grades 3-5, follow these steps:
Public View Demo Account:
1. Go to website www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com
2. Login with Username: FL2018SCIENCE
3. Login with Password: Fl2018scistudent
April 6, 2018
The Holmes County School Board will be discussing plans for the following district-owned facilities which currently receive minimal use:
- FORMER BONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL BALLFIELD (BEHIND PUBLIC LIBRARY)
- FORMER HCHS/BMS AG BUILDING (BEHIND PUBLIC LIBRARY)
- FORMER DISTRICT OFFICE (IOWA AVE.)
This discussion will take place during a Workshop on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Holmes District School Board Office, located at 701 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonifay FL.