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  • Students of the Month-March

  • 6th Grade Hale Reservation Field Trip

  • Messages from Mr. Weithman for the BAND

  • Celebrate Holliston-300th Parade Celebration

  • Counselors' Corner-A Review of Reporting Systems

  • Congratulations to the cast of NEWSIES!

  • THANK YOU for the Donation-One Site Landscape Depot

  • JR Police Academy

  • RAMS MCAS Schedule

  • MYP Parenting Solutions Information

  • Holliston PTO-Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Mark Your Calendar

  • RAMS Think it Over

Students of the Month-March

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month.

Grade 6

Team 1 Annabelle Barry

Team 2 Gabi Boucher

Team 3 Trystan Dayton

Unified Arts Dylan Perrett

WL Logan Armento


Grade 7

Team 1 Alyssa Balardini

Team 2 Quinn McErlean

Team 3 Chloe Balejko

Unified Arts Joey Harkin

WL Andrew Ferguson


Grade 8

Team 1 Connor McDonough

Team 2 Gavin Woodhouse

Team 3 Sophie Grant

Unified Arts Emma Caruso


WL Summer Spurway



6th Grade Hale Reservation Field Trip


Permission slips and funds due on May 1. Please remember to send those in with your student. If you have questions, please reach out to your student's homeroom teacher or guidance counselor.

Messages from Mr. Weithman for the BAND

The RAMS Spring Band Concert will be on Wednesday May 15th in the Holliston High School auditorium at 7 pm. Ensembles performing include the 6th Grade Band, 6th Grade Jazz Band, 7&8 Band, and 7&8 Jazz Band. Questions can be directed to George Weithman at weithmang@holliston.k12.ma.us



On Saturday May 11th the Town of Holliston is celebrating its 300th Birthday with a parade starting at 1:00 PM. The RAMS Band will be marching in the parade, along with other community groups. Information can be found at the Celebrate Holliston Website.

Celebrate Holliston-300th Parade Celebration

We'd like to highlight a few things:

  • We're thrilled to have the RAMS band/chorus participate in the parade representing the district!

  • If you know of any other students/teachers marching or participating in a float- please let us know.

  • Volunteers- we need volunteers (adults/students 16+) to stand along the parade route to make sure people stay off the street. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054EA8AA2AA6FE3-48116741-300th#/

  • Volunteers get a very cool t-shirt! We'd love to have teachers, paras, and administrators along the parade route (if not already in it)!!! You are part of this history!

  • Road closures- Route 16 will be closed off from 10-4p!!! This is going to affect traffic in a BIG way. All the details can be found here: http://www.celebrateholliston.com/300parade511.html -

  • This parade will be over 2 hours, 60+ different groups "marching".

We really appreciate your partnership and hope to see MANY HPS admins, staff, and families on Saturday May 11!!


Sincerely, Celebrate Holliston Board

Counselors' Corner-A Review of Reporting Systems

Hi Parents/Guardians,


We are asking you to talk with your child at home about the protocol around using our reporting forms. If your child has something to report, we encourage them to first reach out to a counselor. Whether it's a concern about bullying or any other social issue, our counselors are here to assist them promptly and effectively.


On the RAMS website under the 'Student Services' tab there is:


Anonymous Incident Report: This form is to be used if you have a bullying or harassment concern.


See Something Say Something: The Sandy Hook Promise- This form is to be used if you have a safety concern that you need to report to someone immediately if someone is in imminent danger and you are not in school.


We will be going over the protocol during our RAMS block, but it will be helpful to continue the conversation at home. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our counseling team!

Kayla Smith (6th)

Angela Gavan (7th)

John Powers (8th)

Lissa Duggan (RAMS Adjustment Counselor)

Congratulations to the cast of NEWSIES!

We want to shout out to the cast and crew of Newsies! They performed to mostly sold-out shows and did an amazing job. The acting, singing, and dancing were top notch and each performance was better than the last one! We even had the crew in costumes and they sang and danced! It was a huge group effort that truly paid off. We were so impressed with the performances that we entered the show into a competition through the Massachusetts Theatre Guild. This program offers middle school cast and crew throughout the state of Massachusetts the opportunity to bring experienced adjudicators into their theaters where they will receive professional feedback on their hard work creating musical theater productions. From there, students are nominated to participate in the Musical Theater Awards Ceremony where students are recognized for their excellence across several performance, design, and production categories.

We are so proud of those involved in Newsies and hope even more students will participate in the Re-Act Players productions next year.



The Newsies Production Team

THANK YOU for the Donation, One Site Landscape Depot!

One Site Landscape Depot in Milford donated approximately 10 cubic yards of playground mulch to RAMS so we can update our outdoor lunch area. Thank you!!


Special thanks to the Outdoor Learning Alliance (part of our awesome Holliston PTO) members Theresa Marlar, Jen Peterson, and Kasia Synder for your help!!

Junior Police Academy-Holliston Police Department-CLICK HERE to register!

Click above for more information, including registration forms!

MYP Parenting Solutions Information

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is pleased to announce its new MPY Parenting Solutions Library. The MPY Parenting Solutions Library is offered at no charge, in partnership with Peace At Home Parenting Solutions, a non-profit located in Mansfield, Connecticut. Peace At Home Parenting Solutions is a dynamic hub of trusted knowledge and compassionate support that inspires parents to create positive change for their children, their families and themselves. Through this new partnership, MPY is pleased to offer proven resources to help students’ families thrive.


Peace At Home Parenting Solutions specializes in empowering parents with evidence-based strategies to foster nurturing connections that safeguard their children's mental well-being. The trainings are presented by experts with advanced degrees and the trainings focus on child and adolescent development, including difficulties in school, mental health challenges, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ identity formation, racism, and grief. These trainings present easy-to-use strategies for long-lasting change.

Holliston PTO-Opportunities to Get Involved

Joining the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a fantastic way for parents and caregivers to engage in their student’s education and school community actively. By becoming a member of the PTO, you can play a vital role in supporting various school initiatives, fundraising efforts, and educational programs. Moreover, it provides an excellent platform for networking with fellow parents, teachers, and administrators, fostering a strong sense of community and collaboration. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for opportunities to contribute your skills, joining the PTO allows you to have a meaningful impact on your child's school experience while working with other dedicated individuals who share a common goal – the success and well-being of our students. Please visit the district-wide, Pre-K through 12, Holliston PTO website.


Holliston PTO

RAMS MCAS Schedule

MCAS Schedule Spring 2024:

English Language Arts

Grade 6 - ELA - Two ELA sessions: April 2 & 4

Grade 7 - ELA - Two ELA sessions: April 2 & 4

Grade 8 - ELA - Two ELA sessions: April 2 & 4


Math and STE and Civics Pilot

Grade 6 - Math - Two test sessions: May 7 & 9

Grade 7 - Math - Two test sessions: May 7 & 9

Grade 8 - Math - Two test sessions: May 7 & 9

Grade 8 - STE- Two test sessions: May 14 & May 16


Grade 8 - Civics: Two test sessions: May 29 and 30

Mark Your Calendar


1 Early Release: ½ PD Day-Building

6 (Tentative) Meeting prior to Town Hall

6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

9 School Committee @ 7:00PM

13 Town Meeting

15 8th Grade Field Trip-Hanover Theater (TEAM 2 ONLY)

15-17 6th Grade Field Trip-Hale

15 6-8th COMBINED Grade Band/Chorus Concert

16 Art Saves Lives at HHS (District)

22 8th Grade Field Trip-Hanover Theater (TEAMS 1 and 3 ONLY)

23 School Committee @ 7:00PM

24 Community Service Day-grade 8

27 Memorial Day/No School

29 RAMS to Miller:40-10:00 (staff)



TBD HHS Graduate Walkthrough

4 Community Service (Rain Date)

6 School Committee @ 7:00PM

7 End of Year Field Day-ALL Grades-Stoddard (6), APEX (7/8)

11 5th Grade Tours at RAMS

TBD 8th Grade End of Year Ceremony (In-School)

TBD 8th Grade Celebration

17 Last Day- ½ day for students, full day for teachers

17-24 5 Emergency Days

19 Juneteenth/No School


RAMS Think it Over

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