Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

Holmes Middle School 50th Anniversary! Holmes Middle School (1966-2016) ...CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE...

News & Announcements

Holmes PTSA Fundraiser at Menchies Frozen Yogurt

The Holmes PTSA is having a fundraiser at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt November 18 through November 29. Menchie's is located at 17840 Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills. A flyer has been sent home with students. Click the headline above for a link to the flyer. Be sure to take the flyer with you and present it when you make your purchase so the Holmes PTSA gets 20% of the sale. Thank you for your support!

Holmes Re-designated as a California "School to Watch"

After a vigorous review Holmes Middle School has been re-designated as a California School to Watch. Holmes will receive the award in Sacramento at the California League of Middle Schools Conference in the spring. This is the third time Holmes has been re-designated and is one of only two middle schools in the district that have received this distinction.

Holmes Annual Food Drive October 28-November 18

The Holmes annual food drive is taking place now through Wednesday, November 18. Food collection boxes are in the main office hallway. The food collected is donated to the LA Food Bank. Our goal this year is to collect 500 lbs. of food! We need non-perishable canned or packaged food like rice, pasta, soup and beans. Thank you for your donations!

Holmes Parent Involvement Policy and Compact

Parents please be on the lookout for the Holmes Parent Involvement Policy and Compact that was mailed home. Please sign the compact and return it to with your child to their advisory teacher.

Choices Application Period for 2016-2017 Magnet Now Open

The LAUSD window for applying to a magnet school is open until November 13, 2016. Apply online at www.eChoices.com. Click headline above for a link to the online application and information. For assistance or a brochure, stop by the Holmes Magnet Office.

Fall Book Fair in the Library November 2-6, 2015

Parents, be sure to visit the Fall Book Fair in the library this week, Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6. Parents may visit to purchase books, posters, and supplies daily beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. A portion of all proceeds goes to the Holmes library.

Holmes PTSA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 4-7PM at Chick-fil-A at 8875 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Come out and support your school during Spirit Night! See your teachers making shakes and serving food! Bring the entire family!

Donate Halloween Candy to our Troops!

Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3 at the main entrance to school. If you have more candy than you can eat, please donate some of it to our troops for Operation Gratitude. Drop off your candy at the collection barrels at the main entrance to school in the morning before school starts. Thank you for your donations! Sponsored by the Holmes National Junior Honor Society and the Holmes Leadership Students.


14th Annual College and Career Convention
FAMILY NIGHT: Wednesday Oct 28th 5:30-8:30pm @ LA Convention Center,South Hall G
1201 S. Figueroa St. LA 90015
FREE event, Parking $15 at Convention Center

See flyer for Metro/Bus/Dash

L.A. Cash for College increases college access and success by informing, assisting and rewarding program participants. Since 2002, we have helped nearly 238,000 students and their families prepare for college and apply for financial aid.


Holmes PTSA Family Dine-Out Night at Chipotle!

Tuesday, October 20th at the Chipotle on Devonshire at Balboa in Northridge. Click headline above for flyer and info! Eat a tasty meal and help raise funds for the Holmes PTSA at the same time!

E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) Classes for Parents

E.S.L. classes for parents will be available at Holmes beginning Friday, October 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Parent Center. Space is limited so if you are interested, complete the tear-off from the flyer sent home with students and return it to Mrs. Camp in the Title I Office. Click the headline above to view the flyer.

Basic Computer Classes for Parents

Basic computer classes for parents will be offered at Holmes beginning Wednesday, October 14th, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parent Center. Information has been sent home. Space is limited so if you are interested, complete the tear-off from the flyer and return it to Mrs. Camp at the Title I Office. Click on the headline to view the flyer and tear-off.

LAUSD Title I Parent Involvement Policy

District Title I Parent Involvement Policy will be mailed home on Thursday,
September 24, 2015.

Poliza para la Inclusion de los Padres de Familia de Titulo I seran enviados a casa el jueves, 24 de septiembre del 2015.

PTSA Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Begins!

The PTSA Charleston Wrap fundraiser begins today and orders are due by Monday, October 5th. Orders will be delivered on November 12th. Please support the Holmes PTSA by placing a Charleston Wrap order. Catalogs have been sent home with students.

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Calendar of Events

Date: 12/1/2015, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Parent Center/Camp
PD: Department Meetings
Date: 12/1/2015, 1:30 PM 2:58 PM
Location: Department Chair's Room
Long Term English Learner Parent Meeting
Date: 12/2/2015, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Parent Center/Camp
Pers. 1-6: Diabolo
Date: 12/3/2015
Location: Gym/P.E./Ripley/Baharouzi
Lunch: SNaX Club
Date: 12/3/2015, 12:32 PM 1:02 PM
Location: Room 104/Albaeck