Tracks In Session:
2, 3, & 4
June 3 - 30
Webmaster: Susanna Webb
Show Choir Tryouts
Show Choir is looking for all the singing and dancing talent The Grove has to offer!!!! If you are a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who loves to sing and dance this IS the club for you. Please go to https://docs.google.com/a/wcpss.net/forms/d/1-O6CF_gcefTdvLG9AAMl0SzTlGWC4ROl0HStQblNNgg/viewform and fill out the audition information form.
1st round auditions will be held on July 27 (3:00-5:00) in the auditorium. Please be prepared to sing with a karaoke track of your choice, with the piano, or a cappella. If you are called back for round 2 auditions on July 29th (3:00-5:00) in the auditorium, be prepared to learn and perform a small piece of choreography.
You must fill out the audition information in order to audition. This will be our most amazing season yet!!!!
Please see Mrs. Wadkins or Mr. Bishop if you have any questions
8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
Holly Grove Middle School will be hosting our 8th grade promotion ceremonies on the following dates and times:
2015 - 2016 Open House and Meet the Teacher Events
Open House (Schedule Pick-up and Building Tour)
Meet the Teacher Open House
PE T-shirts for sale, for the 2015-2016 school year
The PE department will be selling PE t-shirts July 6th, during open house from 4:00-6:00pm.
We also have a limited amount of black Adult Medium Shorts for sale for $5.00. (No other sizes are available).
You can also buy t-shirts (no shorts), during the first few weeks of school, until we run out. If you have any additional questions, once school starts, please contact your child's healthful living teacher.
Grove Singers Auditions - 7/21 & 7/22
Grove Singers Auditions will be held July 21 and 22. Information about Grove Singers Audition can be found here (Holly Grove Vocal Music Website). Students will need to prepare several items ahead of the audition, so plan accordingly.
This will be the ONLY audition for the Grove Singers.
Bulldog Dancer Auditions - 7/21 & 7/22
BULLDOG DANCERS is the elite performing dance company at Holly Grove Middle school comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This group performs at all of the dance concerts, auditions for Pieces of Gold, performs at the home basketball and football games, and performs at community events. BULLDOG DANCERS are skilled in jazz, hip hop, and lyrical styles of dance. BULLDOG DANCERS must maintain a C average in all of their classes. This is a year-long commitment. Rehearsals are held during enrichment every day and Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30. Students are required to attend 2 out of the 3 Tuesday rehearsals during track out.
All students are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday July 22nd for all tracks. These will be the only auditions. Dancers need to be available both days of the audition. Auditions will be from 3-5pm. Wednesday’s audition will only be for dancers that are called back. You will be notified by email by 7pm on July 21st if you are called back.
If your student is interested in trying out for the Bulldog Dancers, you must sign up on the google doc (Click Here) no later than July 16th, print the information packet from the dance website (Click Here) , and turn it in to Mrs. Retseck on the day of auditions. Students will participate in a technique assessment on Tuesday. They will also perform the dance phrase that will be emailed to them on Friday, July 17th. The students who are called back will learn a dance phrase on Wednesday. If you are unable to make the audition dates, you will need to contact Mrs. Retseck (email@example.com) and set up an audition PRIOR to the July 21st auditions. The team will be decided and posted on July 23rd.
HGMS Teacher Assistant of The Year
Assistant Teachers of the Year (ATOY) from all WCPSS schools were celebrated on Thursday, May 21 during a lovely banquet at Prestonwood County Club. Mrs. Deborah Vaughn was selected by her peers as HGMS 2014-2015 ATOY!
Mrs. Vaughn goes above and beyond to help students and staff at Holly Grove Middle. Mrs. Vaughn has a foundational belief that all students matter and deserve a positive learning atmosphere.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuquay Varina High School Freshman Camp
Attached is the FVHS flyer for Freshman Camp! All Parents who have students scheduled to attend FVHS this fall should review the following flyer and make plans for your student to attend the freshman camp. This is designed to help students adapt to the expectations and design of FVHS. It is extremely helpful and beneficial not only for your knowledge but a great chance to meet other rising 9th grade students. Please check the FVHS website for more information.
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.