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Tracks In Session:
1, 2 & 3
July 7 - July 25
Holly Grove Middle School Meet The Teacher Nights
There will not be an opportunity for parents to discuss individual needs of their child, but they will be encouraged to schedule a conference with the team if they would like.
Caught Reading Initiative
Mrs. Toni Segool (6-4a Language Arts teacher) and Ms. Kendra Allen (Media Specialist) with the support of the HGMS PTSA have developed the Caught Reading Initiative. The purpose of this program is to encourage reading by all members of the HGMS community and to create a culture of reading at our school in conjunction with the 40 Book Challenge. Ultimately, we want all students and staff to become independent readers who want to read!
Staff, students and parents are encouraged to email or bring in pictures of themselves “caught” reading! The stranger the place and the more creative the photo, the better! We want to show that reading is not just done during SSR or in school, you can read anytime and ANYWHERE! Staff and students who send in a picture will be rewarded with a gift from a local business thanks to the support of the PTSA. In addition, we will create a bulletin board display outside of the Media Center to showcase all of those who were caught reading and to encourage others to do the same! Finally, we will have a quarterly contest to reward the student or staff member who sends us the most creative, inspiring or interesting photo! Photos should be emailed to email@example.com or can be turned in to Mrs. Segool in room 1217 or Ms. Allen in the Media Center.
Additionally, Mrs. Segool and Ms. Allen will be starting a student group of reading ambassadors who will help to encourage reading throughout the school by creating displays, books lists, posters, book commercials and other creative projects to encourage others to read. Information about joining this group will be given to students during Media circulation during the first quarter and an application to join the group is available on the Media Center website.
HGMS Go/Play/Save Fundraiser
PTSA/HGMS Go/Play/Save Fundraiser Dates:
2014-2015 Activity Bus Routes
The after school Activity Bus (actually two buses) will begin the week of July 21st. Activity buses run Monday - Thursday and leave the bus loop around 5:00PM.
Herbert Aikens ES - 5:10
Holly Springs ES - 5:15
Ballentine ES - 5:15
Fuquay Varina MS - 5:25
Willow Springs ES - 5:35
Banks Rd ES - 5:45
Vance ES - 5:50
**It is important to note that the Activity Buses drop off students at the locations listed (and not at their normal bus stops) and that parents/providers must either pick up their child at one of those locations or allow their child to walk home as applicable and appropriate.
HGMS PE T-shirts for Sale
The Holly Grove PE department is selling dry fit t-shirts for $10.00. We have sizes from Youth L to Adult Large available. We also have some Adult medium shorts available for $5.00. We take cash and checks made out to HGMS Athletic Booster Club. Once the shirts run out, we will not be ordering more, so get them now!
Bulldog Dancer Auditions, Track 4 ONLY
Auditions for the 2014-2015 season of Bulldog Dancers for Track 4 ONLY are August 12th from 3:00-5:00pm. Auditionees must go to the Holly Grove Dance website (www.hollygrovedance.weebly.com), read all of the audition information, print the forms, and sign up on the google doc. Only students signed up on the google doc will be allowed to audition. Auditionees must have a ride pick them up no later than 5:00pm.
A dance phrase will be posted on the dance website on August 8th. Auditionees are expected to learn the phrase PRIOR to auditions on the 12th.
Audition results will be posted on August13th on the Holly Grove Dance website as well as on the dance doors. Please email Mrs. Retseck (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
New Bus Procedures for 2014-2015 School Year
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Math Placement and Support Website
WCPSS has created a website with detailed resources for parents, students, and staff regarding middle school math placement. Using this site, parents will be able to get an overview of a number of items intended to support all students in finding success with rigorous math opportunities in the Wake County Public School System.
Visit wake-ms-math.weebly.com for more information
Become a Part of A Vibrant Culture Exchange Program
A group of Chinese middle school English teachers is coming to this area for two weeks experience under a cultural exchange program. As part of this vibrate program, the organizer is now looking for host families in this area.
Group profile: the group of Chinese English teachers are from well known middle schools in Beijing. They are embarking on this exchange program to some of the most reputable schools in North Carolina, including East Cary Middle School, Lufkin Road Middle School, Rolesville Middle School, and Holly Grove Middle School. During their stay, they look forward to exchanging their teaching/learning experiences with local middle school teachers and families, and also bringing the most genuine Chinese culture to the local community. To help them learn the most during their short two weeks stay, we would like to place them in host families.
To become one of the 12 host families, you will need to meet below requirements:
To encourage your participation, GEI will place all host families in a drawing at the end of the two weeks. One free round trip international air ticket TO CHINA will be given.
If you are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity, or have any questions, please contact:
About GEI: Global Education Institution (GEI) was founded in 2004. Aiming at improving the education, technology and culture collaboration between China and the United States, GEI acts as a liaison connecting local prestigious universities (e.g. Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University) with top universities, local governments and well-known companies in China. In the past years, GEI has organized several exchange programs for Chinese students, teachers and government officials to visit and study in the United States.
Please visit www.usgei.org for more information.
Discount Physical Opportunity for 2014-2015 School Year
Science & Math Interactive Learning Experience (SMILE) for AIG Students
SMILE began as a partnership between the WCPSS AIG Department and the NCSU Materials Science & Engineering. SMILE Camp is synonymous with hands‐on science. We do a wide variety of experiments spanning chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering. SMILE camp was created to address the needs of academically/intellectually gifted students to explore real science while doing so among peers.
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