Holmes County Schools will dismiss at 2:15 today.  Buses will be running earlier to avoid having children on the buses when inclement weather is expected later this afternoon.  Car riders may be picked up beginning at this time.  If you are unable to pick up your child early, school personnel will be on hand until normal dismissal time.  All after-school activities, including WINGS, have been cancelled.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla., November 29, 2016 – Today, the Florida Department of Education unveiled a new website that will help Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to access school and district-level data and will better inform families about the state's college and career ready standards and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms.


The website is live at www.FloridaStudentsAchieve.org.  


“We take great pride in the fact that Florida leads the nation in school choice and student performance,” Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said. “Through the Florida Students Achieve website, we provide a central location where parents and families can access the information they need to make the best education decisions for their students. It is my hope that all Floridians will take advantage of this tremendous resource.”


One of the website’s primary functions is the school performance search tool, which ultimately enables parents to search by district, zip code, city or other geographic data view and then compare school and district data.

“I am confident that this new tool will revolutionize the way students and parents learn about the schools in their area and throughout the state,” State Board of Education Chair Marva Johnson said. “I commend the department for responding to the needs of Florida’s families with this informative, intuitive and transparent website, and I look forward to its continuous development.” 


In addition to performance data, the site provides information relevant to current and future students of all ages and includes easy-to-find information about the Florida Standards, school and district performance results in core subjects, educator effectiveness and graduation and postsecondary statistics.

Thanks in large part to its business-friendly climate, companies from around the nation have moved their headquarters to Florida; more than 1.1 million private sector jobs have been created; and the state’s unemployment rate has continually dropped. Another benefit to the Florida Students Achieve website is that is can be a helpful for anyone interested in moving to Florida.
“Education is one of the key factors that business leaders consider when determining the best location for their company’s operations,” Tony Carvajal, Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President said. “This innovative approach to sharing school performance data and the state’s progress in education is precisely what we need to continue attracting prospective businesses that will bring more jobs to Florida.” 

Thanksgiving Break

November 15, 2016

Holmes District Schools will be closed the week of November 21-25, 2016 for Thanksgiving Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Notice of Public Hearing

November 15, 2016


The Holmes County School Board will be adopting and revising school board policies at the regular school board meeting on December 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  A hearing for the public for input on proposed changes will be held at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Holmes County School Board Office.  A copy of the policies to be adopted or revised may be reviewed at the Holmes County School Board Office Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., except advertised holidays.

Veterans Day Programs

November 7, 2016

Holmes County Schools will have Veterans Day programs on the following dates and times:

November 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym

Bonifay Elementary 
November 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Bonifay Middle & Holmes County High
November 11 at 9:00 a.m. at HCHS

Ponce de Leon Elementary & Ponce de Leon High
November 11 at 9:00 a.m. at PDLH in the gym

Poplar Springs
November 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Fall Break

October 18, 2016

Fall Break will be the week of October 24-28.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 31.  
Eddie Dixon, Holmes County Superintendent of Schools, recently received the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development Program diploma. Dixon was presented the diploma by Senator Bill Montford, Florida Association of School Superintendents CEO and Diann Morell, Director of Training and Development. It is the highest certification a Florida Superintendent can earn. “I am very proud because only about one-third of Florida Superintendents ever complete the two year program and it is entirely voluntary. I have always felt a responsibility to represent the people of Holmes County in the best light possible in Tallahassee.” said Dixon.  Pictured are Senator Montford, Superintendent Dixon, and Ms. Morell.
There will be no school on Friday, October 7.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 10.   We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Rodeo Weekend.