Award Year 2015
Holicong Middle School
2900 Holicong Road
Doylestown, PA, 18902-1427
Mr. Kevin T Shillingford, Principal at time of Nomination
Central Bucks School District
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 89%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 6%
- Two or more races: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 4%
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” ~ Victor Hugo
Holicong Middle School is not a routine layover between elementary and high school. It is a vibrant destination, a haven for the energy and dreams students bring to the classroom, sports field, and stage. Our constant is educating the whole child. We are future-minded. Teachers and students set goals, work to meet them, and challenge the status quo. A dedicated faculty and engaged families provide a nurturing yet rigorous learning environment. The teaming philosophy underpins all we do, allowing staff to share best practices, and, even more importantly, this collaborative spirit ensures that we make a connection with every student. Cognizant that students are 21st century citizens, we embrace technology to engage and assess, utilize differentiated instruction, and seek opportunities for real-world practice.
A highlight of the past year was “The Story of the H,” a concert organized by teachers and attended by students, parents, alumni, and retired staff. This event marked the opening of our new auditorium, yet truly it celebrated Holicong’s forty-four years. Narrators recounted key moments of Holicong’s past with musical performances to accentuate a particular chapter of the school’s history. Most notably, over 200 students and alumni performed “One Day More” from Les Miserables. Its emphasis on perseverance and the importance of having a dream mirrors Holicong’s unflagging focus on nurturing the whole child—one who feels empowered and equipped to follow his or her dream.