Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

El Dia de Los Muertos 2018

Garden Club

Sugar Skulls Lunchtime Activity

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

SHE DELIVERS!

Happy Howdie Halloween (Holmes Staff)

Dodger Day 2018

Holmes Club Fair

Dodger Day and College Awareness

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Walk to School Day 2018

News & Announcements

Holmes Middle School Magnet Parent Experience Survey 2020

Hello Magnet Parents! Please complete the Holmes Middle School Magnet Parent Survey 2020 that was emailed to you on Monday, February 24, 2020. Your input will help us serve you and your child better. Our goal is to have 100% parent participation. The survey link will be open until Friday, February 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Valentin. Thank you for your cooperation.

2020 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign (Consolidated Charities Campaign)

We hope you will support the 2020 LAUSD Sharing Brings Hope Campaign, running Feb. 18 through March 3. The charities are reputable and effective partners, and your donations support their efforts in the community. Student Donation Envelopes will be sent home with your child. Please consider giving to the charity of your choice. No amount is too small because together, sharing does bring hope. Your gifts help to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families, and makes our communities a better place to live.

8TH GRADE PANORAMA PICTURE DAY

The 8th grade panorama picture will be taken on Monday, March 2, 2020. The cost of the panorama picture is $20. Payment envelopes were distributed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 during advisory.
Students can make payments starting February 21 to Friday, February 28, 2020. Payments can be made in the student store during nutrition and lunch. The student store will only accept the exact cash amount. No checks or money orders will be accepted. Students may order online at mylifetouch.com using School ID number: DC049018T0.
Students must wear either the school uniform, the class t-shirt, or the class sweatshirt along with the uniform pants. Anyone wearing unauthorized clothing will be excluded from the picture.

Holmes Panda Express Fundraiser Event: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Help us raise money for Holmes Middle School PTSA.
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Where: Panda Express (Nordhoff and Reseda)
How: Click on the title and print the fundraiser flyer. Show the flyer or digital version of the flyer when you visit Panda Express.
20% of the event sales will be donated to Holmes Middle school PTSA.
Thank you for your support! See you there!

Students-in-Action Walkathon and Informational Fair

On Saturday, February 29, Students-in-Action Walkathon and Information Fair will begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm at Holmes Middle School. Learn about Homelessness and Homeless education. All our students and community members are invited to attend. To RSVP for this event, click on the Title to complete the RSVP Google form.

COLLEGE PALOOZA

On March 21, 2020, LA Unified presents College Palooza, a gathering of college and career experts, educators, families, and community partners from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at LA Trade Tech College. It will have over 20 workshops including financial aid, college admissions and career pathways. You will have the opportunity to connect with peers and advocates for college and career readiness, network with college representatives, and learn about community resources. Holmes Middle School will provide a bus for the first 30 families to register in the Counseling Office. (Click on heading to access flyer.)

February is National Magnet School Awareness Month!

Holmes Humanities Magnet is a California Distinguished School, a recipient of the Title I Academic Achievement Award, and a 2013-2014 Excelling Magnet Program based on the School Performance Framework. As part of Holmes Middle School, the magnet shares the distinction of having achieved 6 years Accreditation Status from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2020. With approximately 425 students in grades six to eight, the students at Holmes represent a wide spectrum of cultural, academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, reflecting the great diversity of Southern California. This microcosm mirrors the diversity of our region and our world. Holmes supports an atmosphere that values cultural and ethnic diversity, where academic challenge is expected and where the intrinsic worth of each child is recognized.

1ST ANNUAL ACSA "STUDENT VOICES" ESSAY CONTEST: DUE DATE 2/14/20

"Courageous Conversations, Courageous Hearts"
All LAUSD Middle School students from 6th-8th grade are eligible to enter the 1st Annual ACSA "Student Voices" Essay Contest. Write a narrative essay about a time you used your student voice to help others. Upload your essay file as a Word Doc or PDF, as well as your signed consent release form, to this Google Form: https://forms.gle/jKf8mMeXVx6Wpjkv7
Your essay has to be one page maximum, size 12 font, Times New Roman, and single spaced. Winning Essays will be displayed at the ACSA Women's Leadership Summit on March 7, 2020. Prizes will be awarded to students based on creativity, originality and fun. We encourage all our Holmes students to participate. Good luck! (Click on the Title to see the contest flyer.)

Parent Input: Comprehensive Needs Assessments for 2020-2021

The following NEEDS ASSESSMENT is a tool to gather input from stakeholders in the development of the Categorical Budget for the 2020 - 2021 school year. This information will be taken into consideration by the School Site Council who will make the final decision on the budget.

Aportes de los padres: Evaluación integral de necesidades para 2020-2021

La siguiente EVALUACIÓN DE NECESIDADES es una herramienta para recopilar información de las partes interesadas en el desarrollo del Presupuesto Categórico para el año escolar 2020 - 2021. Esta información será tomada en consideración por el Consejo escolar local, quien tomará la decisión final sobre el presupuesto.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available for parents to review.  The SARC is mandated by the state and includes information from the prior school year on school performance, teacher misassignments, sufficiency of textbooks, condition of school facilities, and fiscal and expenditure data, as well as student performance.  A full report can be obtained both through paper (upon request) in the Title I office or online.  Click on the title to access the full report.

Informe de Rendición de Cuentas Escolar (SARC)

Informe de Rendición de Cuentas Escolar (SARC) está disponible para que los padres lo revisen. El estado exige el SARC e incluye información del año escolar anterior sobre el rendimiento escolar, la asignación incorrecta de maestros, la suficiencia de los libros de texto, el estado de las instalaciones escolares y los datos fiscales y de gastos, así como el rendimiento de los estudiantes.  Se puede obtener un informe completo tanto en papel (previa solicitud) en la oficina del Título I o en Internet. Haga clic en el título para acceder al informe completo.

The Great Kindness Challenge!

Holmes Middle School is celebrating Great Kindness Challenge Week from January 27 - January 31, 2020.
Activities for the week:
Monday: Create a Kindness Acrostic POEM.
Tuesday: Create a kindness bookmark to leave and share in the library.
Wednesday: Write a letter to someone you appreciate as the Writing Wednesday task.
Thursday: Kindness Superstars - create a star that tells a Random Acts of Kindness you witnessed or did.
Friday: Bring in a blanket or towel for donation to an animal shelter.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

PHBAO Parent Conferences

PHBAO Parent Conference Day is on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Parents with appointments received a telephone invitation, an email, and a reminder letter.
PHBAO Parent Conference Schedule:
Last Names starting from A-L will be from 8:00 - 10:11 AM
Last Names starting from M-Z will be from 3:30 -5:30 PM
Please refer back to Schoology to see your child's class schedule, teachers, and classroom numbers.

HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL'S A.C.E. AWARDS NIGHT

Congratulations to our ACE Awards recipients! ACE Awards Night will be on Monday, January 27, 2020 in MacKenzie Hall. There will be two presentations: 7th and 8th Grade Awards will be from 5:00-6:00 PM. 6th Grade Awards will be from 6:00-7:00 PM. As a courtesy to all recipients, please attend promptly at the scheduled time. We look forward to seeing you and your child at Holmes Middle School’s ACE Awards Night!
The list of all ACE Awards recipient can be accessed from the link above. (Click on the heading.)

HOLMES SPIRIT WEEK: DECEMBER 16-20, 2019

12/16 Monday- Holiday Colors Day
- 6th- Blue
- 7th- Green
- 8th - Red
12/17 Tuesday - Holiday Accessory Day
- Headwear
- Jewelry
- Socks
12/18 Wednesday - Represent Your Holiday T-Shirts
12/19 Thursday - Bundle Up Thursday
- Only appropriate Onesies
- Cotton or Flannel PJ top and bottoms with appropriate designs.
- No slippers!
- No lace or silk PJ's!
- No sweatpants. Sweatpants are only to be worn during P.E. class.
12/20 Friday - National Ugly Sweater Day

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week is from December 9 - December 13, 2019. On Monday, 12/9, and Tuesday, 12/10, Advisory classes will view a video introducing students to the Computer Science World and a video about a 12 yr. old APP developer. On Wednesday, 12/11, students will be writing about what they've learned about computer science during Write On Wednesday. All students will also participate in a school-wide coding competition during science classes. On Thursday, 12/12, students will continue with Keyboarding lessons during Advisory. Finally, on Friday, 12/13, students will be working on their Digital Portfolios. Thank you to all our teachers for giving our students an opportunity to learn about computer science education!

2019-2020 Parent School Experience Survey (Click Here)

The 2019-2020 School Experience Survey window is now open. The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Take this survey to share what you think about your and your child’s experiences with his or her school.
After completing the online survey, please print a paper copy of your submission OR take a picture of your submission and text it to your child. The advisory teacher will be checking for evidence of parent participation in the School Experience Survey. Help us reach our goal of 100% parent participation. If we can reach this goal, students can have a non-uniform day.
To access the online surveys, click on the title.

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Calendar of Events

Consolidated Charities Campaign
Date: 2/24/2020
MAGNET PARENT SURVEY 2020
Date: 2/24/2020
PE Fitness Testing
Date: 2/24/2020
Homework Center
Date: 2/24/2020, 3:10 PM 4:10 PM
Location: Library (Avina)
Consolidated Charities Campaign
Date: 2/25/2020