Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

Dodger Day and College Awareness

Mr. Park's students win 2nd Place in the 2017-2018 Stock Market Game Awards

Sugar Skulls Lunchtime Activity

Walk to School Day 2018

Dodger Day 2018

Happy Howdie Halloween (Holmes Staff)

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Holmes Club Fair

Garden Club


El Dia de Los Muertos 2018

News & Announcements

Parent Comprehensive Needs Assessment 2019-2020

Good evening parents,
We are asking parents and guardians to participate in a short, online survey regarding the future needs of our school. The NEEDS ASSESSMENT is a tool to gather input from stakeholders in the development of the Categorical Budget for the 2019-20 School-year. This information will be taken into consideration by the School Site Council who will make the final decision on the budget. To access the survey, copy and paste the link below. Please take the survey before Thursday, 3/21. We thank you for your input.

English Survey:

Spanish survey:

Magnet Parent Survey

Magnet Parents: Please complete this brief survey about your experience with the Holmes Humanities Magnet.

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program Seminar

March 8, 15, 22
8:30-10:00 AM
Parent Center
Child and Family Guidance Center

The Power of Positive Parenting (3/8/19)
Raising Confident and Competent Children (3/5/19)
Raising Resilient Children (3/22/19)

Positive Parenting Program Seminar can help parents with:
• Encouraging positive behavior
• Assertiveness in parenting
• Improving parent-child relationship
• Setting rules and routines

Student Daily Sheet

Click here to download a Student Daily Sheet for Parent-Teacher-Student communication on a daily basis.

PTSA Reflections News

Congratulations to the Holmes students who participated in the 2018-2019 PTSA Reflections art program. ALL participants are invited to attend an Ice Cream Sundae Party and Art Gallery at the PTSA meeting on Thursday, January 31st at 6:30 PM. Invitations will be sent home.

Special congratulations to our Holmes MS Reflections winners that were sent on to the 31st District!

Leo Kahlenberg - Photography 1st place
Carla Robinson Garcia - Photography 2nd place
Nailah Shah - Literature 1st place
Vallerie Matias - Literature 2nd place
George Garcia Meza - Literature 3rd place
Molly Mitchell - Visual Arts 1st place
Sarina Salem - Visual Arts 2nd place
Isis Ortega - Visual Arts 3rd place

Mariachi Aguilas Club Auditions on Monday, February 4th at 3:25 p.m.!!!

Dear Holmes Eagles, due to a high volume of interested students Mariachi Aguilas will be holding auditions Monday, February 4th at 3:15pm. Auditions are open to all Holmes students and you will need to pick up an audition form and choose your audition time slot in room 303 before Friday. Once you have auditioned you will be dismissed and can check for results the next day posted outside room 303. After the audition on February 4th rehearsals will resume on February 6th every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:15pm in room 303. See you then, Go Eagles!

Advisories that Earned Non-Uniform Dress Day for 100% Participation in Parent School Experience Survey

Congratulations to the following advisories that earned a Non-Uniform Dress Day Friday, December 14, 2018!!!

Albaeck, Arellano, Banuelos, Greene, N, Karathanas, Kim, S, Kim, Y, Meza, Norris, Park, Sterrett, and Tabor.

Students MAY NOT WEAR any of the following items:
• Hats of any kind (No sports teams)
• Torn jeans (any style)
• Shorts/skirts/dresses more than 1 inch above the knee
• Leggings without skirt or shorts worn over the leggings
• Spaghetti strap shirts/blouses
• Tank tops, muscle shirts (sleeveless)
• Sheer/mesh fabric (anything see-through)
• Clothing with drug related or sexual images, inappropriate images/language
• Gang related apparel
• Sagging/over-sized pants or shorts
• Clothing that expose midriffs (stomach)
• Shirts or tops that expose cleavage
• Low cut V-neck shirt or open buttoned
• Open toed shoe/exposed heels or high heels
• Backless, halter, tube tops

Failure to follow the above school dress code policy will result in disciplinary actions.

Coffee with the Principal, Friday, November 30 @ 8:30 a.m. (Parent Center)

Presented by Child and Family Guidance Center -
Learn about online safety tips on how to keep children safe. The workshop will focus on understanding the dangers and risk of internet use, exposure to inappropriate matter, interactions and disclosing of personal information.

Aprenda sobre consejos de seguridad para protejer a los niños del internet. El taller se centrará en comprender los peligros y el riesgo del uso de Internet, la exposición a materiales inapropiados, las interacciones y la divulgación de información personal.

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Calendar of Events

ELAC Meeting
Date: 3/19/2019, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Parent Center- Betancourt
Free English Classes for Parents
Date: 3/19/2019, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Parent Center
Transportation Meeting
Date: 3/19/2019, 9 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Location TBD
Talent Show Auditions
Date: 3/20/2019, 12 PM 1:15 PM
Location: Mackenzie Hall - Sterrett
NJHS Meeting
Date: 3/20/2019, 12:30 PM 1 PM
Location: 107