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Tracks In Session:
1, 2 & 4
Oct 20 - Nov 7
HGMS School Dance - October 24th
School Dance is Friday, October 24th / 6:00PM - 8:00PM / HGMS Students, All Grades, All Tracks
4th Annual Bulldog Food Drive to Benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard - October 13-27
The National Jr Honor Society will be sponsoring HGMS' 4th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. The Food Drive will run October 13-27 and we need your help to make it a success! Collection boxes are in each homeroom and in the main office and will be collected daily. Our goal this year is an amazing 3500 pounds of food! Students can track their grade's weight in the lobby area by looking at the grade level thermometers.
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!
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.
WCPSS Magnet Schools Information Session
Holly Grove Middle School will be hosting Minnie Sutton, Magnet Schools Coordinator, on October 28, 2014. All 8th grade students who are in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from Ms. Sutton regarding their Magnet school options and the application. All Parents and Track 3 students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The program will begin at 10AM! There will be a question and answer period following the presentation. Below is a description of the Magnet program and some highlights. See you there!!!
Magnet schools enhance the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards with innovative approaches to learning that maximize student potential. Magnets open doors of opportunity and spark the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in a global society.
In alignment with the WCPSS Strategic Plan academic focus areas of Facilitating High Academic Achievement and Growth for All Students; and Reducing Achievement Gaps, WCPSS Magnet Programs will continue to be an important mechanism helping to:
WCPSS offers more than 40 magnet and early college schools, all of which will be represented at the fair and ready to distribute information and answer all questions.
Magnet school pathways include:
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
Partners For the Advancement of Gifted Education (PAGE) Sponsors Super Saturday Event
Super Saturday classes are available to any PAGE members. The student sessions have a small cost attached, and our parent sessions which give overviews of topics of interest to parents of gifted children and allow you to network with others in the area are free. These classes are a fun and exciting way to extend your child in their area of interest (or one they’d like to know more about!)
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.
2nd Annual HGMS 6th Grade Fall Festival - November 6th
Our 2nd annual 6th grade fall festival will be on Thursday, November 6th from 3:15PM-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 music 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 (can also pick up from Helathful Living teacher) and return to your child's healthful living teacher - permission form must be received in order to attend the fall festival. All students must be picked up by 5:00PM in carpool (front of school).
Fall Festival Parent Permission Form
Fall Festival Flyer
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.