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The purpose of our Communications Department is to foster relationships with internal and external stakeholders while outlining ways the district will inform and promote Holden R-III School District. The end result will be an inclusiveness we hope will encourage two-way communications and build trust with our community.

Communications Expectations
Our district strives to communicate from the inside out. As the saying goes, “go to the source.” We encourage our parents and community to do the same - start with the person closest to the topic, issue, concern and then, if you need to ask further questions or get more clarification, move to the next level. Social media is never our first place to communicate important information to parents - we work to contact parents directly - phone, text, or email first. We’d encourage parents and community members to do the same.

I have a question/concern/suggestion….where do I start?
First Contact: Your student’s teacher

Access phone numbers and email addresses in our District Directory

If your concern impacts the safety of our students and staff, please call the building principal directly (see below) and/or the Police Department 

  • HES: Sarah Burks, Principal (816) 732-6071
  • HMS: Chris Lake, Principal (816) 732-4125
  • HHS: Joe Parkhurst, Principal (816) 732-5523