January 14 - 20

Primary School |  Middle School  |  Upper School  |  College Counseling



The Holland Hall Middle School Presents HONK! the Musical

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, HONK! is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm, and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK! will treat audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.


Synopsis: Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.


This Middle School musical production is for all ages and will take place on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 7pm. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Laurel Ryan at lryan@hollandhall.org.



Invite a Friend to the Upcoming Holland Hall Open House
Please help spread the word about the next Holland Hall Open House on January 18. We will meet in the Upper School at 8:30am for coffee and the traditional all-Upper School morning meeting. Then guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn about the admission process and financial aid, explore the innovative curriculum and schedule, and tour the different branches.
When: January 18 beginning at 8am
Where: Upper School Commons


Holland Hall’s Deans & Director’s Event
The Deans and Director’s Event is the highlight of the year in College Counseling. This tradition of inviting distinguished Directors and Deans of Admission to the Holland Hall campus dates back to 1985. Our guests will spend the day on campus with our Upper School students attending classes, touring our facilities, and talking with students about their respective schools. The evening program is a question and answer session and is open to all grade-level parents.


This year, we are proud to welcome:


Ms. Ellen Kim
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University


Mr. Shawn Abbott
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions

New York University


Mr. Robert Barkley
Dean of Admissions
Clemson University


WhenMonday, January 23 at 6:30pm

Where: Walter Arts Center - Holliman Gallery


Click here to view the invitation. 


Please RSVP to lvance@hollandhall.org.



Trivia Night

All parents, alumni, and faculty are invited to join Holland Hall and the Alumni Association for an evening of fun at the annual Trivia Night!


When: Saturday, Jan. 28, doors open at 5:30pm and the game begins at 6:30pm
Where: Middle School Gymnasium


Early registration is now open - buy a table for 10 before January 9 for only $350!


Tickets are $40 per guest or $400 per table (10 players). Sponsor tables are available for $500. Drink tickets and food included with ticket purchase. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Cash bar available.


Buy your ticket or table now »



Holland Hall Book Fair

What's the purpose of the Holland Hall 57th Annual Book Fair? It builds community within Holland Hall and offers all Tulsans interesting books for purchase at "garage sale" prices! The BF is a self-sustaining fundraiser, enabling HH to raise money for our own needs and to provide a small financial gift from our proceeds to the Tulsa Boys Home, McKinley Elementary, and the Community Action Project.


WhenSaturday, February 25

Where: Middle School Gym



Athletic Announcements
Friday the 13th Hoops!
The Dutch are back in action on Friday night as we host Lincoln Christian

JV Girls - 3pm
JV Boys - 4pm
Varsity Girls- 5pm
Varsity Boys- 6:30pm


Please be aware that the MS musical will take place on Friday at 7pm in the WAC. The best parking will be in the back. You will need to walk up either the road on the west side of the US gym or you can walk around the east side of the gym by the chapel.


The next home game will be against Regent on Tuesday, January 17.


College Athletic Discussion & Questions
Does your son or daughter want to play college sports? Come to the US Lecture center next Wednesday evening, January 18 at 6:30pm. We will have a coaches panel along with a current Division I coach to share the recruiting process and answer questions. The format will be similar to last year. This is for parents and athletes.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holland Hall will be marching with KIPP Tulsa during the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on January 16. We encourage everyone in the Holland Hall community to join us by participating in the second largest Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in the nation.


Since Holland Hall is out of school on January 16, we are planning to meet downtown, and students grades PreK-8th must be accompanied by an adult. The theme of the MLK parade is “Love Conquers Hate.”

When: Monday, January 16 at 11am (assemble by10am)


Where: Downtown on East Haskell Place facing east between MLK Boulevard and Main Street


What to Wear: Any Dutch gear that is appropriate for the weather


If you would like to participate or have any questions, please email Katie Parker at kparker@hollandhall.org.



Last Chance for TRIPLE points
We will be accepting donations to the All School Children’s Book Drive through Sunday, January 15. This is a great opportunity to clear out all those books, stuffed animals, toys, and games that your children no longer use and donate them for TRIPLE POINTS!


The top two grades in the Primary School with the most points will win a trip to Tulsa Zoo or the Aquarium in Jenks. In the Middle School, the top two grades win a free dress day and the grade with the highest points will also win a donut party as will the winning grade in the Upper School.


Click here for a point slip.



Read the State of the School Address
Did you miss the State of the School address last Tuesday evening or do you want to review Head of School J.P. Culley’s important talking points? Please view the State of the School presentation here.



Admission Testing

Admission season for 2017-18 is underway. If you have children or friends with children who are interested in joining the Holland Hall community next year, please register for a testing or assessment date.


The next 4th-12th Grade admission test is on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8am. To register, please click here. Be sure to use Holland Hall’s code, 373615.


The next Kindergarten/1st Grade assessment day is Thursday, January 26, 2017. To register, please contact Susan Bibens, Primary School Admission Coordinator, at sbibens@hollandhall.org or (918)481-1111 ext. 4767.


The next Preschool admission Play Day is on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Play Day visits are part of the admission process for three- and four-year-old students. Play Days occur monthly, January-April. To register, please contact Susan Bibens, Primary School Admission Coordinator, atsbibens@hollandhall.org or (918)481-1111 ext. 4767.


If you have any questions about the admission test or the admission process, please contact the Office of Admission at (918) 481-1111, ext. 4740.



Primary School



MLK Downtown Parade
All Primary School students and parents are invited to join us Monday morning, as we participate in the annual parade, beginning near OSU/Tulsa. Please refer to the special email sent to the Primary School Community for further details about this wonderful event!


Special Dress Up Days for Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is scheduled for January 17-20 with the theme this year being “All Star Week.” Students and faculty will enjoy the following special dress up days:


Tip-off Tuesday (January 17)
Dutch Day


World Series Wednesday (January 18)
Favorite Athletic Socks or Team Color Socks Day


Tail Gate Thursday (January 19)
Favorite Team Jersey or Team Colors Day


Hall of Famers Friday (January 20)
Favorite Team Ballcap Day



1st - 3rd Grade PE Sharing Programs
Primary School Parents are invited to come see what their children have been doing in PE! Student programs will begin on 
January 19 at the following times:

3rd Grade

Blue and Green Color Groups, 8:15 - 9am
Red and Yellow Color Groups, 9:15 - 10am


2nd Grade

Blue and Green Color Groups, 10:45 - 11:25am
Red and Yellow Color Groups, 11:45am - 12:25pm


1st Grade

Blue and Green Color Groups, 1:05 - 1:40pm
Red and Yellow Color Groups, 1:55 - 2:30pm



JK and Kindergarten Baseball
Holland Hall will host a coed intramural baseball program for any interested Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten aged players. The HIT6 developmental program is designed to provide a basic introduction to the sport, a positive learning environment through small group instruction, as well as a healthy sense of Primary School community. The enrolled group will be divided into teams of 4 to 6 players each, and each intramural team will require one to two parent/coach volunteers. Practices will begin after Spring Break, with friendly games scheduled over four consecutive Sunday afternoons in late spring. There will be a $50 registration fee (to be collected at a later date) that covers uniforms, field maintenance and basic equipment costs. The deadline for sign-ups isThursday, January 26. Players and coach volunteers do not require any prerequisite experience. To register your child please email Coach Stephen Robison atsrobison@hollandhall.org with your child’s name, grade, phone number, and shirt size. We are also looking for volunteer parent/coaches, please let coach Robison know if you are interested.



Primary School Yearbook Survey

Thank you to the families that have provided answers to our yearbook survey. The information is wonderful; we just want more of it. Therefore, we are holding the survey open until February 28. Please take the time to enjoy discussing these questions with your child. The yearbook staff is eager to include the thoughts and opinions of primary schoolers in the 2017 yearbook.


Click here to take the survey.



Upcoming Dates to Remember

February 11
Members of the 3rd grade will sing the National Anthem at the TU Basketball game.


February 14
The Tulsa Opera is coming to the WAC to perform Little Red's Most Unusual Day for the PS students as well as Kindergarten and 1st graders from McKinley Elementary (TPS) at 10:00 am



February 24
The Middle School Honor Choir will sing the National Anthem at the Ice Oilers hockey game.


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Middle School



 HONK! Opens

After several months of rehearsals, the cast and crew of HONK! will perform for the community on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 7pm in the Branch Theatre. We encourage all families to carve out a couple of hours to attend this traditional Middle School event that celebrates our students’ creativity. Appropriate for all ages so please bring your Primary School children as well. Middle School students attending should look for Mr. Bicknell in the Holliman Gallery to check in as we are having a friendly competition to see which grade level can have the highest percentage of students in the audience. Let’s fill the house to show our support for everyone involved in the production!



8th Grade Upper School Shadow Days
Our 8th grade students will experience their Upper School Shadow Days this coming week. Two advisories will shadow each day on Tuesday(Cyrus/Long), Wednesday (Nile/Parker) and Thursday(White/Wooten). Please make sure your student is at the school when the doors open at 7:45am (8:45am on Wednesday) so the advisories can travel as a group to the US Commons for Morning Meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Thompson by email at bthompson@hollandhall.org or by phone at 918-481-1111, ext. 4759.



Special Dress Up Days for Teacher Appreciation Week, Jan. 17-20
Teacher Appreciation Week is scheduled for January 17-20 with the theme this year being “All Star Week.” Students and faculty will enjoy the following special dress up days:


Tip-off Tuesday (January 17)
Dutch Day


World Series Wednesday (January 18)
Favorite Athletic Socks or Favorite Team Color Socks Day


Tail Gate Thursday (January 19)
Favorite Team Jersey or Team Colors Day


Hall of Famers Friday (January 20)

Favorite Team Ballcap Day


We hope all will join us in expressing our appreciation for all that our teachers do to make Holland Hall such a wonderful place.



Basketball Games This Week
Monday, January 16

7th Grade Girls @ Regent, 6pm
7th Grade Boys @ 

8th Grade Boys @ Regent8pm

No 8th Grade Girls​


Thursday, January 19
7th Grade vs. Lincoln Christian​, 6pm
8th Grade 
vs. Lincoln Christian​7pm



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Upper School


Eagle Count:
The Eagle count for this weekend has been cancelled due to the likely rain and possible ice.


MLK Parade
The Upper School will be participating in the parade in downtown Tulsa on Monday, January 16, as was mentioned in last weeks Dutch Weekly. Please see the all school section for more details.



College Athletic Discussion & Questions
Mark your calendar for an open discussion on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30pm in the Upper School Lecture Center. Several Holland Hall coaches and a current Division I coach will be in the attendance to discuss any questions you may have about the recruiting process, Ivy league athletics or the NCAA clearinghouse.



Course Adds/Drops
The first two cycles of the second semester are set aside for possible adds and drops to student schedules. Students must fill out the appropriate form (located in Ms. O’Neil’s office) and discuss all changes with their advisor during this time. Students will need to collect approval signatures from a parent, the advisor, the department head(s), and the Head of the Upper School before a change can take place. Many students have already taken care of these changes for the second semester. Thursday, January 19 is the last day changes will be accepted.



Senior Sleep In
A representative from High Mountain Institute will be on campus Friday, January 20 to speak to our 9th, 10th & 11th grade students. Seniors may have a "sleep in" but must arrive by 9am.


Semester Off Campus Opportunities
High Mountain Institute
A representative from the High Mountain Institute will be on campus to speak with 9th-11th grade students on Friday, January 20. We hope you will ask your son and/or daughter about this opportunity and discuss whether it would be a good opportunity for him/her. You can find more information about High Mountain Institute here at http://www.hminet.org.


Eder Williams-McKnight and Tom LoVoi spoke with the students about this opportunity during morning meeting on Thursday January 12. The deadline for CityTerm is in mid-February. You can find more information about CityTerm athttp://www.cityterm.org.


School Year Abroad
Hannah Whitaker spoke with students in morning meeting on Friday January 13 about School Year Abroad. Holland Hall is a member school of SYA and there are programs in France, Spain, Italy and China. Information about these programs was included in the mailing with semester grades.


Please contact Greg Carey, gcarey@hollandhall.org, with questions about either of these programs.


Winter Social at the Roller Rink
The Social Committee of student government is excited to announce that our winter social will be onSaturday afternoon, February 11 at Broken Arrow Roller Sports. More information to come!




Yearbook Senior Ad Deadline Reminder
If we are preparing your ad, all photos, wording, and ideas are due to ssokolosky@hollandhall.orgby February 3. If you are providing a print-ready ad, your deadline is March 1.



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College Counseling


ACT Test
ACT on Saturday, February 11. The LATE registration deadline for this test is Friday, January 20There is an additional fee of $27.50.​



College Representatives Visit Schedule

Thursday, January 19

Oklahoma City University at 12:00pm



Summer Program Suggestions
Click here to view an updated list of summer program suggestions.



For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashley Lowry atalowry@hollandhall.org.


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PreS/JrK: 8,606

Kindergarten: 11,722

1st Grade: 9,368

2nd Grade: 12,830

3rd Grade: 11,633

4th Grade: 9,512

5th Grade: 10,870

6th Grade: 12,496

7th Grade: 6,986

8th Grade: 14,400

9th Grade: 7,531

10th Grade: 19,926

11th Grade: 7,825

12th Grade: 10,356





January 13 - 14

7pm, MS Production, Honk!, Branch Theatre


January 14
9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


January 16
Martin Luther King Day - CAMPUS CLOSED


January 17 - 20
Teacher Appreciation Week


January 17 - 19
8th Grade US Shadow Day


January 18
9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


1pm - pick-up, MS Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


6:30pm, NCAA Information Session, Lecture Center


January 19
1st - 3rd Grd PE Sharing Programs, PS Gym


7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


Noon, US Parents Assoc Mtg, Alumni Center


January 20
11:30am, JrK Teddy Bear Picnic, JK Classroom


January 21
8th Grade Dinner/Dance


9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


January 23
8:20am, Dean’s Event, All Saints Chapel


10:30am, Dean’s Event Brunch, Holliman Gallery


6:30pm, College Counseling Dean’s & Director’s Event, Holliman Gallery


January 24
8:30am, PS Admission Tour

January 25

9am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


January 25
9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


January 26
7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


8am, K/1 Admission Testing, PS Lobby


7pm, Jazz Band Concert & Solo/Ensemble Night, Newman Theatre


January 27
11:30m, PS 3’s Chinese New Year, 3’s Classroom


2:45pm, MS Spelling Bee, MS Library


January 28

9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area

6pm, Trivia Night, MS Gym


January 31

7pm, MS Dance Concert, WAC




February 1

7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel

9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


1pm - pick-up, US Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 2
6:30pm - 8:00pm, Book Sort Tulsa Boys Home, PA Rm/Book Rm


February 4

7:30am, MS/US Admission Testing


9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 6

All School Sprit Week


3rd Grade to Iron Gate


February 7

9:15am, Admission Play Day


February 8

8:45am, US Admission Tour


9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


February 9

7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel

1pm - pick-up, PS Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 10

9am, 4th Grade Living Museum, MS Black Box


9am, 2nd Grade Fairy Tale Play, Branch Theatre


2:15pm, PS 3’s/4’s Valentine’s Parties


February 11

US Roller Rink Party

9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


7pm, 4th-6th Grade Movie Night, MS Black Box


February 13

6pm, Heritage Museum, Holliman Gallery


February 14

4th Grade Crosstown Learning Center Field Trip


JK/K/2nd Grade Valentine Parties


8:15am, Middle School Parents’ Assoc Mtg, Alumni Center


8:30am, PS Admission Tour


10am, MS Admission Tour


February 15
9am - 10:30am, Book Fair Mtg, Alumni Center


1pm - pick-up, MS Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 16

5th Grade Engineering Fair, MS Gymnastics Room


7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


8:15am, Primary School Parents’ Assoc Mtg, PS Annex


9:15am, Admission Play Day


12pm, Upper School Parents Assoc Mtg, Alumni Center


February 18
9am - noon, All School Book Sort, Book Room - MS Gym Area


February 21-24
8am - 4pm, Book Fair Set-up


February 20

Winter Break - NO CLASSES


6:30pm, 3rd to 4th Grade Transition Mtg, MS Library


February 23-24

7pm, US Production, Newman Theatre


February 23

7:15am, Holy Eucharist Service, All Saints Chapel


February 24

6pm - 8:30pm, Book Fair Preview Party


February 25
8am - 5pm, 57th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair



Upper School
D days, 8:15-8:45am

6th–8th Grade
D days, 10:50-11:25am
4th and 5th Grade
D days, 2:05-2:30pm

Holy Eucharist Service – All-Family, Faculty, & Staff
Thursdays, 7:15-7:45am








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