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Tracks In Session:
1, 2 & 3
Sept 29 - Oct 17
2nd Annual HGMS 6th Grade Fall Festival
Our 2nd annual 6th grade fall festival will be on Thursday, November 6th from 3:15-5:00pm in the gymnasium. Admission to the festival is $5.00 but bring extra money for Kona Ice.
The HGMS fall festival consists of dancing to songs and other fun PE activities like cornhole, ladder ball, mini basketball hot shot, etc. This event will help raise money for the PE department to buy more equipment for our physical education classes.
Please complete the attached parent permission form, and submit to your child's healthful living teacher - permission form must be received in order to attend fall festival. All students must be picked up by 5:00PM in carpool (front of school).
Fall Festival Flier
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.
Zumba Dance Fitness Party!
Come join us for a great workout while supporting the Bulldog Dance Team in their fundraising efforts. Proceeds from this event will help the Bulldog Dancers cover some of their program costs and help with fundraising for their upcoming trip to New York City in December.
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 email@example.com or by calling 919.285.2840.
Holly Grove Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch
Child Nutrition offers an assistance program for those who are in need of help paying for your student's breakfast and lunch. If you need to apply for assistance or if you were on this program last year, please make sure you submit a new application every year. Last years applications will expire on October 8th. At that time your child will be switched to a paid breakfast ($1.25) and lunch ($2.25).
If you have not completed a new application for the 2014-15 school year, please do so as soon as possible, the applications can take up to two weeks to process. Applications can be picked up from the school cafeteria. You will receive a notification in the mail once your application has been processed.
Any students who were on the free or reduced lunch program for the last school year 2013-14, your free or reduced lunches will end on October 8th. If you need to reapply for the free/reduced lunch program please stop by the school cafeteria and pick up a form.
The Maze Runner Movie Premier Party
The Maze Runner movie premiere party, held on Wednesday, September 17, was a huge success! 117 students from all grade levels and tracks participated in this event to celebrate both the book and the recent movie, The Maze Runner, written by James Dashner. The event was generously sponsored by the HGMS PTSA.
Participants made their way through three challenges based on the movie: cracking a coded message using a substitution cipher; designing their own edible Griever (the monster in the maze) using cupcakes, frosting and other treats; and finally competing in a scavenger hunt “maze” throughout the entire school. All of the activities were designed by the event coordinators, Mrs. Toni Segool (6-4a language arts teacher) and Ms. Kendra Allen (Media Specialist) to support their efforts in getting students excited about reading. Ms. Allen and Mrs. Segool are also sponsoring the “Caught Reading” initiative and the Reading Ambassadors afterschool club (see the Media Center website for more information).
Special thanks to the HGMS PTSA for sponsoring the event, Harris Teeter in Holly Springs for donating the cupcakes, Crossroads 20 Movie Theater for donating the movie poster, Carmike Movie Theater on Atlantic Avenue for donating 2 movie passes, and to Mrs. Flora Palmer (6-2 language arts), Mrs. Shanequia Henderson (6-4a Social Studies), Mrs. Carissa Smith (AIG Coordinator) and Mrs. Nicole Mas (Family and Consumer Sciences) for helping with the event!
PowerSchool Parent Portal
PowerSchool Parent Portal--WCPSS is aware of the issue of parents not receiving the emails they have signed up to receive in the PowerSchool parent portal. The issue has been reported to DPI/Pearson for resolution.
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.
HGMS JV Baseball Club Tryouts
Tryouts for the HGMS JV baseball club will be held on Sunday, October 19th at 1:00 at the South Wake Storm complex off Piney Grove Wilbon Road. Last season, the JV Bulldogs had the distinct honor of winning the first Wake County Club League playoffs, finishing as league champions with an overall record of 15-1.
For more information and to sign up for tryouts, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d49aaaf2fa57-holly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC State Fair School Fundraiser
If you are planning on attending the NC State Fair please click on the logo below to purchase your tickets. HGMS will get $2.00 for every adult and $1.00 for every student ticket purchased. Our school code is 458.
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.