Holden High School

Contact Information


1901 S. Main Street
Holden, MO 64040
Phone: (816) 732-5523
Fax: (816) 732-4142


Ginger Jones, Principal


Ardy Dehdasht, Assistant Principal


Joseph Parkhurst, Activities Director


Katie Watterson, Counselor for Graduating Classes of 2017 & 2019


Angela Brown, Counselor for Graduating Classes of 2018 & 2020


Dana Garten, Administrative Asst.

Renita Dougherty, Admin. Asst.





Welcome to Holden High School

  • H.S. Career Day Survey

    H.S. Students, please take this quick survey to mark the five sessions you would like to attend during Career Day 2017. Please select a different career for each of the sessions. This is a tentative schedule. Sessions are limited in size and are subject to availability.

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  • Looking Up Grades in Parent Portal

    This helpful video provides a brief tutorial on looking up grades and assignments in Parent Portal.

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  • Our Mission

    The mission of Holden High School is to provide the skills, tools, and knowledge for our students to become productive citizens and life-long learners.

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  • Help Support Holden FBLA - Visit DormCo.com

    Holden FBLA receives 10% of all sales! Help support our Holden FBLA Chapter. Visit DormCo.com DormCo carries thousands of dorm décor products, college dorm organizers, space savers, posters, collegiate trunks, dorm security items, study accessories, and much more!

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District News & Information

  • Kindergarten Screening, April 6 & 7

    The Holden R-III School District will conduct its annual kindergarten screening April 6 and 7 at the Forward Community Church, 298 SW 131 Highway, Holden. Appointments are available from 12:00-6:00 p.m. on April 6 and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 7. Children who will be five before August 1, 2017, will be screened by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling the elementary office (816-732-6071 or 816-850-4444 ext. 3250) beginning March 1.

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  • Dr. Mike Hough Selected as 2017-18 Holden R-III Superintendent

    The Holden R-III Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Hough has accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Hough, who resides in the district with his family, is currently the Middle School Principal at the Holden R-III School District and will begin his duties as Superintendent on July 1, 2017.

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  • Ardy Dehdasht Named 2017-18 Holden Middle School Principal

    Ardy Dehdasht has been named the principal for Holden Middle School starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Dehdasht has served as the assistant principal and A+ coordinator at Holden High School for the past two years. Mr. Dehdasht will replace Dr. Hough who will start his new role as the district’s superintendent July 1.

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  • Summer School May 25 - June 28

    The Holden R-III School District will hold Summer School May 25-June 28 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Classes will be offered for all students entering Kindergarten the fall of 2017 through students entering ninth grade in the fall of 2017. Credit Recovery classes will be offered for 10th -12th grade students and we may be able to offer a dual credit option if enrollment permits.There are core academic classes and enrichment classes.Transportation will be provided the same as during the school year. Breakfast and Lunch will be served to all students free of charge if our school district qualifies for this through the USDA Summer Meal Program. Enrollment forms will be available at holdenschools.org the first of April.

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  • Holden R-III Board Adopts 2017-2018 School Calendar

    At the February 13, 2017, Holden R-III Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Education adopted the 2017-2018 Holden R-III School Calendar. First Day of School - August 16, 2017 Last Day of School - May 16, 2018 Fall Parent Teacher Conferences- Oct. 23 & Oct. 26, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Spring Parent Teacher Conferences - Feb. 15, 2018, 1:30-8 p.m. Class of 2018 Holden High School Graduation - May 20, 2018, 2 p.m.

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  • Holden R-III District Newsletter February/March

    In this issue: Holden R-III Selects Superintendent for 2017-2018, Superintendent’s Message - Students Taking Flight; Parent Teacher Spring Conferences; Freshman Enrollment Night (Class of 2021); Music Concerts; Middle School Book Fair; Business Partnerships to help H.S. Students; Kindergarten Screening - April 6; April School Board Election -April 4; Holden R-III School Foundation Supports Students; Holden FFA Wins Nationwide Chapter Tribute; Holden R-III Seeks Distinguished Alumni Nominees; Feb/Mar Calendars; Visit us online holdenschools.org; Like us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter

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  • April School Board Election

    Four candidates have filed for the three open positions on the Holden R-III Board of Education. Filing closed for Holden R-III Board of Education candidates on Jan. 17. The candidates, in order of filing and as their names will appear on the ballot, are: ·Tonyea Inglis ·Bill W. Faust, Jr. ·Michael Wakeman ·N. Ray Briscoe

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  • Holden R-III School Foundation

    Learn more about how you can help support the mission of the Holden R-III School Foundation helping to enhance the educational opportunities of the students in our district.

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  • Take Flight 1:1 Frequently Asked Questions

    Check out the Take Flight FAQ for questions you might have about the district's new 1:1 technology program.

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  • Holden R-III Launches Take Flight 1:1 Technology Program

    The Holden R-III School District is excited to distribute Chromebooks and MacBook Airs to students in grades 3-12 to use for educational purposes during the academic year. The purpose of our 1:1 initiative is to put current technology into the hands of all students to help enhance, personalize, and further develop our academic program. Chromebooks will be assigned to students in grades 3-10. MacBook Airs will be assigned to students in grades 11-12. Learn how to enroll your school-issued student computer device.

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  • NEW! Parent Portal Mobile App & New Web-based Version, too!

    Download the NEW Parent Portal Mobile App called "STUDENT 360"! Also, check out the NEW web-based version of Parent Portal called "STUDENT 360"! Click “Read Full Story” to learn more and to follow the links. Parents may access the same information as the traditional view of Parent Portal including grades, attendance, lunch balances, schedules, Online Registration, and Online Payment (NOW AVAILABLE). The new web-based version of Parent Portal, Student 360, offers new features such as a daily bulletin, lunch menus, high school transcripts, immunizations and health visit log and much more.

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  • Keep Up-to-date on School Events

    To better serve our students, staff and patrons, the Holden R-III School District has recently updated our School Calendar for all School Events and Athletics & Activities Schedules. We have attached a short video to demonstrate the various useful features of the new calendar software.

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  • Looking for a Flyer or Form from a School Organization?

    Visit our Fundraiser & Forms page under the "Community" tab to download flyers and forms for an approved fundraiser for one of our school/affiliated organizations.

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  • Holden R-III Year in Review - The Bird's Eye View

    Welcome to the Holden R-III School District “Year in Review” publication. We would like to provide information about the Holden School District and the many offerings being provided. We are proud of our schools and are truly honored by the support of our “Holden Eagle” community.

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  • Eagles Nest Preschool - Enroll Today!

    Through their daily activities that are important to the children (writing in their journals, etc.) the children will develop all their necessary pre-kindergarten skills and more!

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