Tracks In Session:
1, 2, 3
10/01 - 10/21
Webmaster: Susanna Webb
HGMS Weekly Update and New Twitter Account
Please click the link below for the Weekly Updates at HGMS.
Also, for the most up to date information you can follow us on Twitter @HollyGroveM.S.
HGMS Weekly Updates
HGMS Students on tracks 1, 2, 3
Please click on the link below during homeroom the week of October 12-16 to input your K9 Student Data Sheet information for Quarter 1. (Track 4 students will complete the survey during K9 on October 23 and input their responses during homeroom the week of October 26-30.)
Holly Grove Bulldogs Compete against Holly Ridge Hornets in Box Top Challenge
Holly Ridge Middle school has once again challenged us to a box tops contest to see who can collect the most Box Tops in a contest period beginning Thursday, October 1 through October 30. At the conclusion of the contest, the LOSING school’s principal will have to wear the spirit wear of the WINNING school. Hornet GOLD is NOT Mr. Proulx's color, so send in those Box Tops and help us dress Ms. Mountford in Bulldog RED!
5th Annual Bulldog Food Drive to Benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard
The National Jr Honor Society will be sponsoring HGMS’ 5th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. The Food Drive will run October 12-30 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 5000 pounds of food!
You may bring in any non-perishable item, including sandwich and quart-size Ziploc bags. We ask for specific items on the days below – but any donation is appreciated! Plastic containers only, please!
Macaroni Mondays bring in any kind of pasta, rice, mashed potatoes or stuffing
Tuna Tuesdays bring in canned tuna, chicken or other canned meat
Whatever Wednesdays bring in whatever you have in that pantry! We especially need jelly in PLASTIC containers !
Frosted Flake Fridays please bring in ANY cereal of your choice
Thank you for helping NJHS help our community!
10/01 Football Game Rescheduled
October 1st Football Game (East Cary MS @ HGMS) has been Rescheduled to Monday, October 12th.
Powder Puff Football Game - CANCEL FOR 10/2 - WILL BE HELD ON RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 9TH.
It’s that time of the year for our 4th Annual Powder Puff Football Game; this event will be held on RESCHEDULED RAIN DATE: Friday, October 9th @ 3:00PM on the football field. Admission for spectators is $2.00
After School Math Tutoring
HGMS will be offering Math Tutoring to students on the dates below from 3-5pm. Students must have a permission slip on file to attend. Students can be picked up in carpool or ride the activity bus home.
Math 6 and 7 tutoring will be held on Oct 14, 28, Nov 18, Dec 2 and Jan 6.
Math 8 and CCMI tutoring will be held on Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16, Jan 6 and 13.
Questions? Contact Kathy Toma, email@example.com.
Do you like to build bridges or bottle rockets? Solve crimes or investigate diseases? Then Science Olympiad is for you! 6th,7th and 8th graders are eligible to apply for HGMS Science Olympiad team(s).
NCSO is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. Visit www.sciencenc.com for details on events.
Applications are due to Ms. Baize by October 28, 2015.
Applications are located by Ms. Baize's room or
click here to access application
click here to access teacher recommendation form
At Holly Grove Middle we strive to ensure that we meet the needs of our student's and the surrounding community. Would you please take the time to respond to the following survey to help us better serve you and your student.
PTSA Reflections Program
Are you the next YouTube sensation? Can you sing, draw or paint, take photographs or selfies, write fiction, dance, or make videos? If so, enter the PTA Reflections Program! The entry deadline is Oct. 30. For more information, e-mail Karin Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you can be a star!
Click here for Entry Form
Click here for General Participation Rules
Click here for Dance - Choreography Rules
Click here for Film Production Rules
Click here for Literature Rules
Click here for Music Composition Rules
Click here for Photography Rules
Click here for Visual Arts Rules
8th Grade Parent Information
Believe it or not, it's time to think about high school options! Want to learn more about Early College High Schools and Magnet High Schools? Options within local high schools? There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, October 21st @ 6pm here at HGMS to discuss information. Please also go to the Guidance Department Link on the HGMS website for more information. Additionally, Wake County is hosting an Early College Schools Fair on October 17th from 9am to 11am at Vernon Malone High School. Students are bringing home two flyers within the week so you can keep these dates close!
PAGE of Wake County Announces Fall Super Saturday event
PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) is a nonprofit organization interested in supporting and encouraging the development of gifted students. PAGE sponsors the WCPSS Spelling Bee and twice yearly Super Saturday events- enrichment classes for children in grades K-8.
Please see their website for more information. www.pagepage.org
8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ads
It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short months, your student’s stay Holly Grove Middle School will be nothing more than a memory. You know your child is amazing – why not show them that in this year’s yearbook? You have the opportunity to let them know how proud of them you are. Your recognition ad will be printed and remembered forever! By purchasing a space in the back of the book you can tell them how special they are with your own pictures and in your own words.
If you have any questions, feel free to email your Yearbook Advisor: Mr. McArthur at email@example.com
Click this link to find out more information!
Click this link to purchase your 8th Grade Recognition Ad!
Purchase Bulldog Sportswear!
Do you want to show your support for Holly Grove Middle School? Do you plan on attending any athletic events and want everyone to know who you support? Get your Holly Grove sportswear here. Simply go to the website enter the code: HGSW15 chose the items you want along with color and what you would like the items to have on them. Items will be delivered to students in homeroom. There are many options and all items are quality Under Armour apparel. We hope to see everyone showing their school spirit. There will be some athletic events that any student wearing their HGMS sportswear will get in at a discounted rate.
Sale Code: HGSW15
HGMS Club Baseball
The Bulldogs will be holding open tryouts for the 2016 JV Baseball team on Sunday, October 18th from 3-6 PM at the Storm complex. All 6th and 7th graders looking to tryout must sign up via the SignUp Genius below. Please note that this is a club team not a school team.
Signup Genius Link- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daeab2ba6f58-2016
NC State Fair
The fall season is upon us and that means the NC State Fair. Starting now advanced discount tickets can be purchased for the NC state fair to benefit the HGMS PTSA. The PTSA will receive $1 for every child ticket and $2 for every adult ticket sold in advance. Tickets are on sale now through midnight October 15th and are discounted prior to gates opening.
The first day of the fair is October 16th and runs through the 25th. October 16th is a WCPSS early release day so families can take advantage of this to attend the fair. Anyone who purchases the tickets in advance must use our school code: 458.
Tickets may be purchased online using the following link. The code can also be accessed on the website by clicking on WCPSS link on the ticket sales page below. http://www.ncstatefair.org/2015/Visitor/Tickets.htm
Fundraising for 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington DC
The 8th grade field trip to Washington DC is quickly approaching in November. This trip is a once in a lifetime experience for our students including a visit to the White House, but as a result it can be costly for some families. Therefore, the PTSA is helping 8th grade students sell discount cards to area restaurants and stores to raise money for their trip. Some of these discounts are very valuable and can be used repeatedly paying for the cards themselves. Some of the discounts include:
Open House Parent Presentation
Click here to view our 2015-2016 Open House Parent Presentation. Information regarding K9, grading policies, and School Improvement Team can be found in this presentation.
HGMS Academic Policies 2015-16
Holly Grove Middle School believes that all students will succeed. We have school-wide Academic Policies that encourage students to work hard and advocate for themselves. Parents please review these policies with your student. In addition, all students have the option to improve their grades on major unit assessments through the HGMS Grade Improvement Policy. For questions regarding the Academic Policies or Grade Improvement Policy, please contact Kathy Toma, Instructional Resource Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCPSS Asbestos Notification
Click here to view WCPSS Asbestos Notification