Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

El Dia de Los Muertos 2018


Sugar Skulls Lunchtime Activity

Walk to School Day 2018

Dodger Day and College Awareness

Dodger Day 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Garden Club

Holmes Club Fair

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

Happy Howdie Halloween (Holmes Staff)

News & Announcements

Parent Center Fall Workshops (click here)

Holmes Middle School encourages you to visit the Parent Center to participate in our parent workshop activities held throughout the school year. This is a great opportunity to participate in discussions that are crafted to help you learn and become more empowered in order to better support your child.
Translation in Spanish will be available if needed.


Calling all Holmes Students! You are invited to participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program! This year’s theme is “LOOK WITHIN” and you can submit original artwork in any of six areas including: Dance/Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.
DUE DATE: Friday, November 8, 2019
Bring all entries and signed forms to the PARENT CENTER
Questions? holmesmsptsa@gmail.com

California Office of Traffic Safety Poster Contest

Attention California 6th, 7th and 8th graders! The California Office of Traffic Safety has just launched a statewide poster contest just for you!
Your Mission: design a poster to encourage your peers to “Go Safely” by using safe practices when walking or biking. Enter now at gosafelyca.org! Hurry, contest ends 11/19.
For any questions, please email gosafelycontest@gmail.com.

CHOICES SCHOOL FAIR: Unified Enrollment (Magnet and SAS)

Local District Northwest will be having a Choices School Fair on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Mulholland Middle School. All families are welcome. Applications for the 2020-2021 Unified Enrollment starts on October 1, 2019 and ends on November 15, 2019. For more information about Unified Enrollment Choices School Fair: (818) 654-3600. Flyer can be printed by clicking on the link above.

Holmes Middle School Presents Girl Powered Extravaganza III, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join us from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in MacKenzie Hall
Special Guest Speaker: Scientist and climate activist Loraine Lundquist

Join us for a fun afternoon of engineering activities. All are welcome. Sponsored by Robotics Team 1469 and NJHS

Activities: Rainbow in a Jar, Marshmallow Challenge, Popsicle Stick Catapult, Lava Lamp, Pipe Cleaner Animals, Boat Challenge, DaVinci Bridge, Robotics, Straw Rockets, Pulleys

For more information: Robyn Albaeck, Room 404 (818) 678-4100

Holmes Middle School Tour Dates

Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Library for our school informational meeting and campus tour on the following dates:

Fridays: September 20 & 27
Thursdays: October 3, 10, & 17
Wednesday: October 23
Fridays: November 1, 8, 15, December 6 & 13

Holmes Middle School PTSA presents The DogHaus: The Wurst Fundraiser

Holmes Middle School PTSA will be having The DogHaus: The Wurst Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8931 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA. 91324. This is an ALL DAY event. Please click on the link above, print the flyer, and bring it with you to The DogHaus on Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

North Valley Family YMCA Teen Night

North Valley Family YMCA hosts a free Teen Night every first Friday of the month for kids 11-17 years old. This is a safe place where teens can hang out and participate in something positive. The event is 100% free. All middle school and high school students are invited. They do not need to be members of the YMCA to participate. They provide DJ &Music, Arts & Crafts, Free Food, Video Games, and so much more. Click on the link above to see the attached flyer. The next Teen Night event is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30 -9:00 PM at the North Valley Family YMCA.

Holmes Middle School ACE Awards Night

Our Ace Awards Night will be on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at MacKenzie Hall. Please note, two presentations have been scheduled: 7th graders will receive their awards from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; 8th graders will receive their awards from 6:00 pm - 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!

Holmes Middle School Student Focus Group

Holmes Middle School will have Student Focus Group meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:56 AM - 8:25 AM starting in September and continuing through June. Sample questions discussed during the meetings can be accessed through the link above.

School-Based Management Council Nominations 2019-2020

Attention Holmes parents and guardians: If you are interested in being a part of this school year's School-Based Management (SBM) Council, print and fill out the nomination form link above. Return this form to the Magnet office by Thursday morning, September 5, 2019. Elections for parent/guardian representatives will be held during Back-to-School Night, September 5th at 5:00 PM during the parent meeting in MacKenzie Hall.

Master Plan Program Options Meeting for Parents of English Learners

This meeting for parents of English Learners will take place this Thursday, August 29 at 8:30 AM in the Parent Center. We will be discussing information about the identification and assessment process for your child as an English Learner and the instructional program options available to them.

Holmes MS Welcome Back Spirit Week August 26-29

Spirit Week Rules:
- You must in uniform/dress code each day you do not participate.
- You may only dress up for that day's event. Follow non-uniform dress code.
- Please clear any questions beforehand with an administrator or Ms. Sterrett in room 206. If you think it is inappropriate, it probably is!
- Spirit days promote school culture and should not interfere with academic success.

MONDAY, AUG 26: Twin Day (Dress like a friend (or group of friends). Same shirt, same (dress code) pants, same shoes, same hair...

TUESDAY, AUG 27: Superhero Day (Let your hero flag fly high. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins) from your favorite superhero.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 28: Disney Day (Show your Disney spirit by wearing your favorite character's gear. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins).

THURSDAY, AUG 29: Sports Day (Put on your sports gear from your favorite team: glasses, shoes, hats, shirts, or jerseys.

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Calendar of Events

College Pennant Research
Date: 10/21/2019, 8 AM 8:30 AM
Homework Center
Date: 10/21/2019, 3:10 PM 4:10 PM
Location: Library (Avina)
Student Focus Group
Date: 10/22/2019, 7:56 AM 8:56 AM
EL Student Progress
Date: 10/23/2019, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Parent Center (Betancourt)
YOMO Field Trip
Date: 10/23/2019, 8 AM 3 PM