Tracks In Session:
1, 3, & 4
Feb 16th - Mar 6th
Webmaster: Alexander Drew
Upcoming Single Subject Acceleration Parent Information Sessions
See the attached flyer about upcoming information sessions for parents to learn more about Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). The first meeting will be held at Holly Grove Middle School on Monday, March 9th, from 6-7pm in the cafetorium.
High School Registration Informational Meeting
All parents and students are encouraged to attend their prospective high schools curriculum fair, many of which were rescheduled due to weather. Below are the new dates for each high school:
Holly Springs and Middle Creek High Schools on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Fuquay-Varina's on Thursday March 5th, from 6:00-8:30pm
Apex Friendship is still TBD
If you have any questions after attending please feel free to email Mr. Hatcher.
Any student interested in trying out for the Holly Grove Middle School Sumo-Robotics Team must complete both of the following parts by Tuesday, March 3rd:
1. Student Application
2. Teacher Recommendation (You must get one of your CURRENT teachers to fill it out)
The application is entirely online. There are no paper copies.
For Sumo-Robotics we will be competing against other area teams from the Triangle around the beginning of May at the Museum Life and Science in Durham. For more information about the competition please visit their webpage.
The HGMS Sumo-Robotics Team will practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 starting Thursday, March 5th until our competition day.
Parents are expected to provide transportation home or have the students take the activity bus.
Students who have made the team will know the week of March 9th.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs.DeSarno or Mr. McArthur
Soccer Tryouts Rescheduled
8th Grade - Monday 3/2 at 3:15 to 4:45 pm. Location: HGMS Gym and Field.
7th/8th Grade - Tuesday 3/3 at 3:15 to 4:45 pm. Invite only! Location: HGMS Gym and Field.
Please dress appropriately! Snow hats, sweatshirts and sweats are recommended. We will most likely share the gym with other teams for tryouts and we will go outside. Cleats, indoor shoes/sneakers/tennis shoes for gym workout and shin guards (required) will be needed for Monday and Tuesday tryouts.
Williamsburg, Virginia Parent/Student Meeting
There will be a parent meeting for all parents/ students who are attending the Williamsburg, VA trip in the cafetorium from 6:00 - 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 3rd.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Ray-Nobles or call 919-567-4172.
For Parents of Future HSHS Dancers
If your current 8th grader is planning on taking dance at Holly Springs High School, he or she will need to attend the dance placement auditions. Only students who attend the auditions are guaranteed a spot in the dance program at the high school. The auditions will be held March 12th from 3:00 - 9:00pm.
Dancers need to plan to stay until 9pm. Information about the auditions can be found here.
Please contact Mrs. Retseck with any questions.
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.
Wow! Science Olympiad
What an awesome Saturday we had together at Campbell University competing in Science Olympiad!
A BIG thank you to all of the parents who helped in so many ways on Saturday!
EVERYONE did their very best, had fun and worked together as a team!
Each member should be very proud of their hard work!
You represented HGMS well! Go Bulldogs!
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.
Registration for Rising 7th and 8th Graders
Current sixth and seventh graders attended an elective fair on Thursday, February 5th to learn more about electives that will be offered for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
Students are to take their forms home and discuss their choices with a parent or guardian. Forms are to be signed and returned to the student's homeroom teacher by February 12th. Sixth grade/rising seventh grade forms are yellow. Seventh grade/rising eighth grade forms are blue.
A digital copy of the registration forms and explanations of the different electives can be found below.
St. Baldrick's 2015
Calling all heroes! Our 5th annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser has officially started! This year we have set an unprecedented goal of raising $25,000 and we need everyone’s help to try to reach it. We are looking to have at least 100 students sign up to either shave their heads or cut their hair in raising money for this awesome event. Teachers, students, administration, this is your chance to help make a difference in helping to find a cure for childhood cancer. If you are interested, please speak with one of the St. Baldrick’s representatives that will be coming around during enrichment or see Mr. Bolchalk in room 2316 for more information. Do you have what it takes to be a hero!?!
Click here for our St. Baldrick's event page
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.