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May 20 – August 11

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Honor a Teacher, Coach, or Graduate with a Gift to the Annual Fund

The deadline for Annual Fund Gifts is May 31! Have you given to the Annual Fund this year? Would you like to honor a favorite teacher or graduate? Make your gift today by clicking here!

Questions? Please contact Jacque Swanston, Director of Annual and Alumni Giving, at (918) 879-4766 or jswanston@hollandhall.org.

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If you have already made your gift, THANK YOU!

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Summer Programs begin May 30!

Enjoy a huge selection of camps right here on the Holland Hall campus OR take field trips around Tulsa with several camps including Dutch Games (SkyZone and LaserQuest), Kamp Kindness (local animal shelters and nursing homes), and Crafting Around Tulsa (Tulsa Stained Glass and Purple Glaze). Enroll online today!

View the Summer Programs course catalog »

Register for Summer Programs »


Yearbook FAQs
There are just a few days left to buy your 2016-17 all-school Eight Acres yearbook. Click here to order your yearbook. But if you’ve got questions about the yearbook, we’ve got answers…
Does the yearbook cover the entire student body?Yes! PreK — 12th Grade are included.

Will my child’s picture be in the yearbook? If your child took a school photo, they will be included.

Who produces the yearbook? Upper School journalism students balance yearbook production with their busy academic, arts, and athletic requirements. They are instructed and overseen by faculty advisor, Shirley Sokolosky, who is available for questions or more information at ssokolosky@hollandhall.org or(918)481-1111, ext. 4926.

Why should I buy one? This is a one-of-a-kind book about Holland Hall and the school year 2016-17. The feature photography is symbolic by nature and is meant to be a reminder of amazing days at an amazing school.

What does it cost? $85.

That’s a lot of money. Is it worth it? Yes! This project started June 1, 2016, and runs through May 31, 2017. It is about a love for Holland Hall, learning, and history. There is a fair amount of sweat and tears involved — the students and the school are very proud of the hard work that goes into this student-run project.

I know someone who would like a book but does not have the resources to buy one at this time. Is there any way for them to get a book? They should email Shirley Sokolosky at as people occasionally gift books.

How do I buy it? Go to Jostens.com.

Can I buy it any other way? Can I bring you a check? Books my only be purchased on Jostens.com.

I think I bought one, but I can’t remember. How do I check? Search your email for a receipt from Jostens.com or email Shirley Sokolosky.

I don’t want to decide now. Will you order extras?Because of printing expense, any extras are pure luck. Don’t count on getting a book this way. We have had some sad families in the past who decided they wanted one past the order deadline, and there were none to be had.

When should I order? By midnight May 31. The order form shuts down promptly so we can order the right number of books.

I want a personalized book. Is there a deadline?Personalizations will only be accepted through May 26. This is a publishing company rule.

When do I get the book? Around the first day of the 2017-18 school year. Graduating seniors will be notified of the day they can come to the school and pick up their book.

Thank you for your support.

Click here to order your yearbook.


Please Donate Your Gently-Used Uniforms and Holland Hall Outerwear to the Office of Admission
As the school year wraps up, please go through your children’s uniforms and Holland Hall outerwear in search of gently-used items that they can no longer wear or no longer need. Many students benefit from these donations. We are happy to accept items in any of the Branch Offices.


Book Fair Donation Bins have Moved
The new drop-off location for all Book Fair donations is at the Primary School Annex located just inside the East Gate by the Primary School. Click here to view the map. Thank you for your donations!


Have a Great Summer!
Say a nice farewell to your teacher, plan some fun with your friends, and stay safe while you travel and play.

Don’t forget about all of the wonderful camps available through our Holland Hall Summer Programs! Click here to learn more and sign up.



Have a Great Summer!
All of the Middle School faculty and staff want to thank you for an outstanding school year! We hope you and your family enjoy a rest- and joy-filled summer break. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Middle School Office – Summer Location
With the beginning of construction and the uncertainty of when and where the Middle School Office will be open, please contact the school at (918) 481-1111prior to coming by for a visit.


End-of-Year Mailing
On Thursday, June 1, we will mail the end-of-year grade reports and Honor Roll Certificates to families.

For 6th–8th Graders, final exam grades, and next year’s math placement will be included.


Summer English Intensives for Rising 9th Graders
Every summer, members of the Upper School English department teach Summer Programs courses designed to help rising freshmen hone their reading and writing skills. There are two distinct classes: Freshman Literature Intensive and Freshman Writing Intensive.

The Literature Intensive focuses on enhancing the analytical reading skills, abstract thinking skills, and argumentative writing skills that are expected of Holland Hall students in their 1st semester of Upper School English.

The Writing Intensive focuses entirely on helping students enhance and practice their skills in academic essay writing. This workshop is predicated on the summer reading so students should have strong working knowledge of their assigned reading texts before coming to class.

Click here for more information about Summer Programs.



Commencement Tickets
Commencement tickets may be picked up from Debra Silkman, the All School Receptionist, who is located inside the visitor entrance to the Upper School building. You will be asked to sign for your tickets. We ask that you provide a written note of permission or an email to dsilkman@hollandhall.org if someone other than you intends to pick up the tickets. If you discover that you do not need all of the tickets allotted to your family, please return these tickets as soon as possible to Debra Silkman. Ms. Silkman will notify Mary Lou Doudican of the availability of any extra tickets. Those senior families desiring additional tickets should notify Mary Lou by email at Dutchgradtics@gmail.com. The number of extra tickets given to each family may be limited depending on availability. Tickets will be distributed as they become available.


MBS Online Book Buyback
Holland Hall will offer the MBS Online Book Buyback between May 12 and June 16. Go to the MBS Online Bookstore by clicking here and click “Sell Your Books”. Then log into MBS, create a quote, and print a FREE shipping label so you can return the books at no cost to you. Also, please know you have one month to send your books back after the quote has been made (meaning they need to receive the books one month from the date of the quote).

Driver’s License Permit
Any student who plans to obtain a driver’s license permit during the summer break will need to make sure he or she has the required paperwork from the school PRIOR to June 15. Students who need the Document of School Enrollment/Document of Reading Proficiency may obtain one from Ms. O’Neil or Ms. Schale.

Student Survey
Holland Hall will participate in the High School Survey of Student Engagement, which will be administered in Spring 2017. More than 500,000 students across over 40 states participated in the survey from 2006-2016. The survey assesses the extent to which students are involved in a variety of educational activities, and will help teachers and administrators design school improvement initiatives. Individual students will not be identified on the surveys, and participation in the survey is voluntary. If you have any questions, please contact Frances Fondren-Bales.


Summer English Courses for Rising Sophomores
Every summer, members of the English Department teach a course for rising sophomores to help prepare them for Intro to Literary Analysis. This course focuses on moving beyond the simpler analytic skills that students learn in 9th grade and pushes toward increasingly abstract and theoretical understanding of literature and the relationship between literature and critical literary theory.

Click here for more information about Summer Programs.



SAT Testing
The next SAT Test is Saturday, June 3.
The regular registration deadline has passed.
The late registration deadline (additional late fee) isWednesday, May 24.



ACT Testing
The next ACT Test is Saturday, June 10.
The regular registration deadline has passed.
The late registration deadline (additional late fee) is Friday May 19.



College Application Boot Camp – Spread the word to your non-Holland Hall friends
The college application process can be time-consuming and stressful. In this program, we will work on the Common Application (filling out the application, instructions to roll over your account after August 1, 2017, draft your personal essay), complete at least one public school application as applicable (Oklahoma State, University of Arkansas, University of Kansas, etc.), craft either your resume or ZeeMee page, and get organized for the fall application and financial aid processes.

Students should expect to spend some time out of class on essay writing. Students will finish the week feeling accomplished and ahead of schedule. College Boot Camp is for rising seniors NOT currently attending Holland Hall.

When: July 17-21, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm

Click here to register online, course number 7242-01.

The camp includes a one-hour follow-up consultation between August 1-20, 2017.

Laptops are recommended. Please let us know if you do not have access to a laptop for the week.

Contact Ashlee Lowry at alowry@hollandhall.org for more information.


Rising Senior Students College Boot Camp 2017
Monday, August 8
Choose 9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm

Tuesday, August 9
Choose 9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm

We will possibly have a follow-up day later in the week, or shortly before school begins. The cost is $50 direct-billed to your Holland Hall account. Please email Brent Casey at bcasey@hollandhall.org if interested in attending. Attendance is optional.


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.



May 20
6pm, Athletics Awards Banquet, Double Tree Hotel

May 22
Make-up Day for Final Exams

May 23
11:30am, Senior Lunch, Newman Theatre

1pm, Commencement Rehearsal, Branch Theatre

5pm, Baccalaureate, St. John’s

May 24
6:30pm, Commencement

May 29
Memorial Day – CAMPUS CLOSED

May 30
Summer Programs Begin


June 3
SAT test

June 10
ACT test

June 13
Holland Hall Golf Tournament


July 4


August 4
Last Day of Summer Programs

August 8
College Boot Camp

August 9
College Boot Camp

August 11
8:30am, Student/Parent iPad Training (6th/New Students), MS Refectory

August 14
5pm, MS/US New Student/Parent Orientation

6:30pm, Student/Parent iPad Training (6th/New Students), MS Refectory

6:30pm, College Counseling Senior Parent Orientation

August 15
12pm, Senior Retreat

August 16
Opening of School


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

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm-4pm












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