Tracks In Session:
2, 3, & 4
Mar 9th - Mar 27th
Webmaster: Alexander Drew
HGMS 8th Grade Dance
The Holly Grove Middle School 8th Grade Dance has been changed from May 15th to May 8th due to the fact that Saturday, May 16th is now a snow make-up day. More information to follow.
Early Release - March 27th
Early Release is this Friday, March 27th. All students will be dismissed at 12:30PM. There are No after school activities on early release.
Single Subject Acceleration
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student's age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.
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We Need Yearbook Staff!
Attention 7th Graders! It is hard to believe that this year is almost over! Yearbooks are getting ready to be printed and you are on your way to being a 8th grader. It is all very exciting!
In order to make our yearbook the best that it can be, it is time for us to start selecting a yearbook staff for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to be considered, please click the link below to submit an application by March 27th. Along with the application, you will also have to find two teachers to recommend you to be apart of the staff.
If you have any questions or would like a paper copy of the application, please see Mr. McArthur in room 1613.
HGMS Code Red Lock-down Drill
On Wednesday March 18th Holly Grove Middle School conducted a code red lock-down drill so that faculty, students and our community are familiar with these procedures. By working with the Holly Springs Police Department and WCPSS Security staff on these drills, we can better prepare our students, faculty and staff for the unexpected.
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Wake County Arts Middle School Musical Theater Project
Wake County Arts is sponsoring the first Middle School Musical Theater Project this summer and HGMS has been invited to be one of the middle schools that will participate. This summer they will work with Broadway directors and choreographers to help write and produce an original musical!
The attached Powerpoint has information about this project. This is a great opportunity for students that are interested in any aspect of musical theater (singing, dancing, acting, technical theater). Students that are interested in participating will need to fill out the Google doc (Click Here for the Google Form). They will be contacted with more information and links to the online portion of this project. Our hope is that we will have a large number of our HGMS students participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Please contact Meghan Retseck if you have questions.
National Junior Honor Society
In early March, eligible 7th grade students will receive a packet of information about potential membership into National Junior Honor Society. "Eligible" is defined as a student who has attended HGMS for at least one full semester and who has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.8. (Cumulative GPA utilizes the grades from 6th grade semesters one and two along with 7th grade semester one.)
Deadlines for completed packets:
Track 1- April 7
Tracks 2, 3, 4- March 26
NO packets will be accepted after the deadline.
Should you have questions, please contact Carissa Smith (email@example.com) or Kathy Toma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Immunization Law Changes
Attention Parents of Rising 7th Graders: Your child will require additional vaccinations for the 2015-2016 school year.
In North Carolina all children entering 7th grade MUST have the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines BEFORE starting school.
Rising Sixth Grade Information
We enjoyed meeting all the future bulldogs at our open house! If you were unable to attend, there will be tours every Thursday @ 2:00 and 3:30 for the rest of this month. Please call 919-567-4172 to schedule your tour.
The registration process has not begun yet for rising sixth graders. Your child will be receiving the official green sheet from his/her elementary school later this year. Please fill it out and return it to the elementary school who will forward it to HGMS.
Below is information on courses offered, answers to students' "burning" questions, and transition tips for parents. HGMS counselors will follow up with visits to the four main feeder elementary schools in the Spring.
End of Year Testing
End of the year testing windows for EOG (End of Grade)/EOC (End of Course) and NCFE (NC Final Exams) will be May 12th –June 2 for Track 1 and June 10-June 30 for Tracks 2-4.
It is important that all students complete end of year testing so please plan your summer schedules with this in mind.
We may use ALL 15 days to complete testing. The last day of school for Track 1 is June 2 and for Tracks 2-4 the last day is June 30. If you have questions, please call Kathy Toma, our Testing Coordinator, at 919-567-4171 or email her at email@example.com.
After School Math Tutoring
Afterschool Math Tutoring will be available every Tuesday for Common Core Math I students and Thursday for Math 6+ and Math 7+ students. Tutoring each day is from 3-5pm.
Students must have a signed permission slip on file in order to attend. Students can be picked up from carpool or can ride the Activity Bus provided. Please send the permission form in to your child's math teacher.
Questions? Contact Kathy Toma, Instructional Resource Teacher at 919-567-4171.