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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
Winter Sports Banquet
The Winter Sports Banquet will be held in the Cafetorium on Thursday, February 12th, starting at 6:15. The Athletic Department invites all winter athletes and their families to attend as we celebrate our great seasons and recognize our athletes.
PAGE Sponsors Super Saturday Event
PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) of Wake County, which serves grades K-8 as a collaborative networking and advocacy group, is hosting their bi-annual Super Saturday Event on February 7th at Meredith College.
Click here for more information.
Congratulations to our Reflections Contest Participants!
Lucky Mr. Proulx! He'll be eating breakfast with many of the school’s young artists (and their parents) on January 28th, starting at 8:30 a.m. inside the cafetorium. Students who competed in the National Reflections Program, sponsored by the PTA, will be honored at “Breakfast With the Principal.” More than 20 students entered the contest. The school’s winners advanced to the Wake County level of competition. Holly Grove Middle School had four winners, and one student’s entry has advanced to the state competition. We are proud of all the students who participated!
Williamsburg, Virginia Parent Informational Meeting
There will be a parent informational meeting for all parents and students who will be attending the Williamsburg, VA trip on January 29th, 2015 in the cafetorium at 6:00pm. Discussions will include room assignments, medical information, chaperones, and payment schedule.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ray-Nobles at email@example.com.
New Student Open House Rescheduled
The HGMS Open House that was postponed on Tuesday, January 13th has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 12th from 4:00PM- 6:00PM.
This is a free flowing Open House so you can come anytime during this window. New students and families will have the opportunity to see fine arts performances and exhibits for the many clubs and activities that are offered at HGMS. You will also have the opportunity to visit classrooms and walk the building. Please plan to arrive by 5:30 to give yourself time to see everything before we close at 6:00PM.
Baseball Tryouts Begin February 16th
For more information and what you will need to be eligible to tryout please do the following:
Boys Soccer Tryouts Start February 16th
To Tryout you will need the following information:
Open House for all Rising Sixth Graders and New Students
Holly Grove Middle will hold their open house for all rising sixth graders on February 12 from 4:00-6:00. It is a drop in open house where students and parents can meet with elective teachers, core teachers, student support services and administration.
There will be performances by the Bulldog Dancers, Holly Grove Singers, Show Choir, Hip-Hop club, and Jazz Band ensemble. Information about Drama Club, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Chess Club, PAWS, and the Books, Boys, and Bowties Club will also be available.
Anyone not able to attend the open house is encouraged to join a scheduled day tour one of the Thursdays in February at 2:00 or 3:30. Please call 919-567-4160 and speak with Mrs. Ostraco.
PBIS Committee Character Breakfast
The Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) committee at Holly Grove Middle School has formed a subcommittee focused on Character Education.
On December 18th this committee along with HGMS administration and parents honored students who exemplify positive character traits with a breakfast banquet, certificates, and a guest speaker. These students were nominated by their teachers for exemplifying specific character traits that fit within the DAWGS exceptions. These expectations are: Develop a safe environment, Accept responsibility, Work hard, Give your best, and Show respect. Guest speaker, Wendy Naylor, a local business woman/dance teacher of Main Street Dance spoke to all in attendance. The theme of her talk was that "your life is a blank canvas and each person colors their individual canvas through their daily actions and their character".
The event was viewed as a success by all whom attended and the committee is looking forward to another celebration such as this in the Spring.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
We need parent volunteers to proctor ACCESS testing in February. Volunteers are needed on February 4th, 10th, 11th, 24th, and 25th from 8:20 AM to 10:25 AM and on February 17th and 18th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Please contact Mrs. Nancy Kimsey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available any of those times and would like to help.
The Yearbook Makes a Great Gift!
Looking for a holiday gift for your student? Give them the story of the year with the Holly Grove Middle School yearbook.
Get their yearbook for a holiday price, now through 1/16/2015.
St. Baldrick's Fundraiser
It’s almost that time of year again Bulldogs to start growing out that hair and thinking about raising money for a great cause! Our 5th annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser will be kicking off this month in an effort to top our total of $15,000 from last year and try to raise over $25,000!!
St. Baldrick’s is an organization dedicated to beating childhood cancer one haircut at a time, and in the last few years, it has only been our teachers hair that was cut. This year though, it’s different. We will be looking for anyone who is brave enough or willing to raise money for this great cause and get their head shaved! Want to help out but don’t want to shave your whole head? If your hair is longer than 8 inches, you can still participate and cut off those 8 inches for Locks for Love!!
If you are interested see Mr. Bolchalk in room 2316 or one of the NJHS representatives for more details. This is to be the biggest fundraiser our school has ever attempted and everyone’s help is appreciated. Stay tuned for more details!!
End of Grade Testing
We anticipate the EOG and other end of the year testing to begin between May 18th and May 25 for Track 1 and between June 15 and June 22 for Tracks 2-4. However, these dates may change the closer we get to the end of the year. Testing takes place the last 15 days of school 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. Again….these dates are NOT CONFIRMED and is only a beginning point in our planning. We anticipate having solid dates at the beginning of April. 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.