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  • Scoccer Practice Information

    We are still looking to fill the 5th & 6th grade soccer coach position at this time.  We will continue to advertise and seek out a qualified applicant, but it may be right at the start of school before we have a coach in place.  If you know someone who may be interested please have them contact me.

     Our 7th & 8th grade team will again be coached by Lily Keenan & Nick Fodor who are both excited to return.  

    Pre-Season Conditioning

    Players in grades 5, 6, 7, & 8 will have preseason conditioning on the following dates listed below.  Permission forms will be available to students on Monday, August 28th. Completion of this form will allow your child to stay for all practices.

    The purpose of these practices will be geared towards conditioning & ball touches.  At this time Mrs. Gagnon and I will be running pre-season and getting the kids ready for their first practice.    

    They will run from 3:00 - 4:30 on the back field.

    Players should be dressed to play, preferably have cleats, a mouth guard & Water.

    Tuesday, August 29th 

    Wednesday, August 30th 

    Thursday, August 31st 

     First Coaches Practice 

     Tuesday, September 5th     3:00 - 4:30      7th & 8th grade team 

     Tuesday, September 5th      3:00 - 4:30     5th & 6th grade team


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    Bus Routes 2017-2018



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  • Summer office hours are 8:30 - 2:30.  If you need to come to school please call the office 536-2538 first to be sure we haven't had to step out of the office.

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General Information

     General Information 

    Welcome to Holderness Central School! 
    School hours: 8:20am to 2:55pm
    Ace Hours: 3:00pm to 5:30pm 
    Student Breakfast: Full cost, $1.50. Reduced cost, 30 cents.
    Student Lunch: Full cost, $2:50, Reduced cost, 40 cents.
    Student Drop Off: Please drop off students by the playground.
    Student Pick Up: Please pick up students by the front of the school.



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Town of Holderness

  • About Holderness

    The Town of Holderness is in central New Hampshire, nestled between the foothills of the White Mountains and the shores of the Squam Lakes. From early times, Native Americans and then European settlers used the Lakes as a trade route. Goods from the North Country floated across Squam Lake, down the Squam River to the Pemigewasset, and then to the Merrimack and the seacoast. 

    Benning Wentworth granted the township of New Holderness in 1751 but the official charter from King George III is dated 1761. “New” was dropped from the name at the 1816 Town Meeting, and all was quiet until 1868 when a dispute over “gaslights and sidewalks” literally split the community. What is now the town of Ashland was formed around the thriving mills and railroad depot of the time, leaving the rest of Holderness to the farmers and fishermen. 

    Ironically, it was the unspoiled beauty of Holderness that drew visitors seeking relief from the swelter of Boston or Baltimore. By 1890, Holderness was a cool retreat from city summers, with dozens of rustic fishing camps on the shores of Squam Lake and hotels dotting the hillsides.

    Today Holderness is still small and still largely rural. The breathtaking natural beauty of the lakes and mountains is still what draws visitors and residents alike all year round. Yet it doesn’t take long to discover that Holderness and the surrounding towns have wonderful educational, cultural, and commercial assets as well. Shopping, theater, music, restaurants, galleries, and bookstores are within a few miles of Holderness Village.