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Office Phone Lines now working but NO Voice Mail access - 10/30/14
We apologize as we continue to experience telephone issues. We are now able to answer our phone lines but CANNOT access voice mail. At the current time, it would be best to call back rather than leave a message.
We will remove this Post once the problem has been corrected (we cannot access remotely to change the message). Thank you.
HGMS Drama Performance - October 30th
HGMS Drama Club will present two short comedies on October 30th at 7:00 PM. "A History of Messy Rooms" chronicles how parents have chided kids about their messy rooms through history - all the way back to the cave men! "Help Wanted" follows the fun and frustrations of teens searching for their first job.
Students may attend for free and admission for adults is $3.00. Join us for an entertaining evening!
Bulldog Food Drive to Benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard Surpasses Goal!
National Junior Honor Society partnered once again with the Holly Springs Food Cupboard for our 4th annual fall food drive service project. The Bulldogs and their families did not disappoint. The goal was to collect 3,500 pounds of food. Through your generosity, we were able to donate 4,834 pounds of food and water.
A special thank you goes to the 7-4 team (D. Segool, Reynolds, Lewis, Priest, DeSarno & Squires). Their team alone donated over 1,800 pounds of food. Also, thanks to the Robotics team who collected food at their dance to help us out. The encouragement and competitiveness felt throughout the building during the food drive was in true Bulldog Spirit and the clients of the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will benefit.
Introducing HGMS TWELVE Team
Attention all trivia lovers! If you are looking to show off your knowledge of diverse topics from Literature to Math and Science to Pop Culture, consider joining the new HGMS TWELVE Team! Twelve students will compete with other area schools in an academic knowledge showdown for cool prizes and bragging rights! The team is open to ALL HGMS students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade! If you are interested, see Mr. Summers in 3211.
2nd Annual 6th Grade Fall Festival - November 6th
Attention 6th graders!! Do you like games, music, Kona Ice, snacks, and hanging out with friends? If this sounds like a good time, join us for the 2nd annual 6th grade Fall Festival on Thursday, November 6, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5:00, but be sure to bring spending money for Kona Ice and snacks.
Please make sure you are picked up, in front of the school, by 5:15 p.m
Click here for additional information
Click here for Parent Permission Form
Fall Sports Banquet - November 10th @ 6:00PM
Boys' Basketball Tryouts
Boys' basketball tryouts will be held on Wednesday 11/12/14 for 7th grade boys and on Thursday 11/13/14 for 8th grade boys. Tryouts will be held from 3:15-5:15 pm each day.
Click the link below to Sign-Up:
8th Grade Washington DC Parent Informational Meeting
There will be a parent informational meeting for all interested parents on November 12, 2014 at 6pm in the media center. If you have any questions, please contact your child's Social Studies teacher or Ms. Vargas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HGMS Show Choir Performance to Benefit Duke Children's Hospital
Come to an evening of song and dance. Holly Grove Middle School Show Choir will be performing for the first time this year on November 21st from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the auditorium.
Admission is free however we will be collecting donations for Duke Children's Hospital. Refreshments will be served. Please come and enjoy!
Reactivation Deadline for Continuing WCPSS Volunteers
PTA Reflections Program Deadline
Holly Grove Middle School is lucky to have young people sharing their artistic talents! The deadline for entries for the National PTA Reflections® Program is Oct. 31. Students must follow the rules exactly for submitting their pieces. They may deliver their entries to the school’s main office. If you have any questions, contact Karin Nielson, the contest chairperson, at email@example.com or 919.285.2840.
Magnet and Early College Fair - Saturday, November 1st
Magnet and Early College Fair is Saturday, November 1, 9am - 12pm at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
For additional information, see attached
Magnet and Early College Information.
Magnet and Early College Application
For Our Families of Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Students
Parent Workshop On the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students.
While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted students regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, to help them understand their children and students. Awareness of these characteristics can turn the "rough seas" of interactions in school and in the home into "smooth sailing" for everyone involved.
Winter Coat Assistance Available if Needed
Parents, if your child needs a new winter coat and you need assistance, please click here for more information.
Intramural Lacrosse Program
Any boy or girl interested in participating in the free Holly Grove intramural lacrosse program should sign up at Ms. Greenberg's room (1214) by November 3rd. No prior experience required.
Sticks will be provided for participants who do not own one. Program will be on November 4th & 6th from 3:00PM - 4:15PM at the HGMS Bulldog softball field.
HGMS 1st Annual Hoops For Heart 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - November 21st
In support of the American Heart Association, HGMS Physical Education Department is inviting any 6th, 7th, and 8th grade male or female student to participate in our 3 on 3 basketball tournament November 21st from 3-5pm. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Entry fee per team is $8.00 (Make any checks payable to the American Heart Association). Maximum players on a team is 4. Co-ed teams are allowed and 6th graders will only play against other 6th graders. Admission for spectators is $2.00. Please see your Healthful Living teacher for any more details.
Hoops For Heart
PTSA Reflections Contest: The World Would Be a Better Place If....
It’s a great day for the arts at our school! Why? Because our kids have great ideas about making the world a better place! They’ve got a chance to show what it is in a creative way! The National PTA Reflections® Program gives your student a chance to create an original work. The categories are: 1] dance and choreography; 2] visual arts; 3] music composition; 4] literature; 5] photography; and, 6] film/video production. This year’s theme is “The world would be a better place if…” Students can enter in any or all categories as many times as they choose.
Your student must submit an intent to enter the contest form on or before Oct. 3 to their Language Arts teachers. The forms must be filled out in legible handwriting, and include your e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail confirming the form has been received. The deadline for entries is October 31. This deadline will not change. If you have any issues, please e-mail Karin Nielson, the PTA Reflections chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 919.285.2840.
The HGMS Yearbook is on sale for the lowest price of the year! Keep memories at your fingertips; just $35.00 when you order by September 30, 2014
After School Math Tutoring
Afterschool Math Tutoring will be available every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5pm (August 19-October 30) for students who are enrolled in Math 6+, Math 7+ or Common Core Math I. 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.
Middle School Curriculum Guides
Parents and students can view curriculum units for core subjects using the following link: https://sites.google.com/a/wcpss.net/ms201415/home Please note these unit guides are a work in progress that WCPSS will continue to revise and update over the next few years. If you would like to give feedback, please email comments to email@example.com.
Credit By Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom. For more information about parent information sessions and the link to the WCPSS CDM website, please read the CDM Parent Session Flyer.