O. W. Holmes Junior High School

Holmes Bulletin

ON THIS DAY...

  • James Buchanan, born April 23, 1791, was the 15th President of the United States (1857–1861). He is the only president from Pennsylvania.
  • Barbra Streisand (April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
  • On April 25, 1945, the United Nations Conference on International Organization began in San Francisco.
  • On April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere; at least 31 Soviets died immediately.
  • Ulysses S Gran, born April 27, 1822, was the 18th President of the United States following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Grant was the first president to receive the nickname "Uncle Sam".

News

4/26/18

Bag Check:  For safety reasons, all 9th graders who plan on attending the GALAxy Dance at Emerson Junior High tomorrow night who bring bags or backpacks to the dance will be asked to search the bag at the door then check the bag before entering the dance floor. 

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4/26/18

Holmes Ninth Graders, tomorrow is the Ninth Grade Dance! You can still buy presale tickets at the student store at lunch for $7, or at the door of the dance for $10! The GALAxy dance starts at 7pm and ends at 9:30 pm at Emerson Junior High. Please don’t arrive earlier than 6:40pm. We can’t wait to see you there! This dance will be out of this world!

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4/23/18

Interested in traveling to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam?  How about do service learning/volunteer work in Nicaragua?  Parents are welcome to travel too.  If so, stop by Ms. Amsler’s room D30 for brochures for our 2 planned 2020 trips to these countries.  There will also be an informational meeting at Emerson/Davinci on May 3 AND at Holmes on May 17, both at 6 pm.  You only need to attend one.  Contact Ms. Amsler in D30 or email her at amslera@gmail.com

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4/23/18

Come visit us in the library this Thursday night for Open House.  We are taking sign ups for Open Mic speeches and poetry (you must turn in a written copy of what you want to say to Ms. Labson by this Wednesday). Drop by and look at the insect drawings from Mrs. Giorgi's and Mrs. Taylor's classes (very cool).  We will also have book discards and cake.  See you Thursday!

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4/23/18

Ninth Graders, presale tickets for the ninth grade GALAxy dance are available now! Buy them online at the link on the SchoolLoop homepage by Wednesday the 25th OR buy them at lunch at the student store. Presale tickets are $7 and tickets at the door are $10. Remember, the dance is this friday at 7pm at Emerson! It will be a blast!

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4/23/18

Elections for the ASB Cabinet are coming up in May. If you are considering running for a position on next year's cabinet, pick up an application in the office or in room E32. The applications will be available on APril 23rd and are due to Mr. Nush or Mrs. Taylor by May 1st. All details on position descriptions and how to fill out the application are included. If you have any questions, talk to an ASB officer for more information!

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4/20/18


 

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4/20/18

 

Please be respectful of businesses and patrons.  Always clean up after yourself.  Do not loiter in front of the Nugget Market or Donut Shop or ride bikes/skateboards in the table area.   

Please do not gather to socialize in the parking area and always be careful riding bikes/skateboards through the parking lot.  People are on their way to work and are in a hurry. 

You are only allowed to purchase one drink per person – No buying a six pack or a case of drinks on Wed. mornings and bringing it to school.  High caffeine energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, etc.) are never allowed on campus and will be confiscated by staff.  No food may be sold on campus.

Please respect our neighbors’ property rights by keeping the sidewalks cleared and things out of their yards.

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4/20/18


Being overly affectionate in school creates an environment that is not conducive to concentration and learning. Therefore, students should refrain from inappropriate, intimate behaviors on campus or at school related events & activities. Students are expected to show good taste and conduct themselves respectfully at all times.  Anything more than hand holding will not be tolerated.  This behavior will result in a parent meeting and/or referral to the Vice Principal.

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4/20/18

Begin

End

Monday

Tuesday

Minutes

8:30

9:18

Period 1

Period 1

48

9:22

11:06

Period 2

Period 3

104

11:06

11:11

Break

Break

5

11:15

12:59

Period 4

Period 5

104

12:59

1:36

Lunch

Lunch

37

1:41

3:25

Period 6

Period 7

104

Wednesday:  Normal Late Start schedule

Begin

End

Thursday

Friday

Minutes

8:30

9:18

Period 1

Period 1

48

9:22

11:06

Period 2

Period 3

104

11:06

11:11

Break

Break

5

11:15

12:59

Period 4

Period 5

104

12:59

1:36

Lunch

Lunch

37

1:41

3:25

Period 6

Period 7

104

 

 

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4/20/18

April 26 Holmes Track at Davis High School.  Holmes is "hosting" this meet.  We will need parent and/or teacher volunteers to run events.  Please sign up with coach King.    Dismissal 3:00.

 

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4/20/18

Dismissals

Apr 20:  Baseball FR1:45 & JV1:15.  Girls LAX tbd.

Apr 23:  Badminton 2:00. Boys Golf V1:00. Softball1:15

Apr 24:  Badminton 2:45.  Baseball FR1:45, JV2:15.  Boys Golf JV1:30.  Girls LAX JV3:00.  Softball 1:55

Apr 25:  Boys Golf JV1:30, V2:30.  Boys Volleyball JV2:45

Apr 26:  Baseball FR2:30, JV1:15.  Softball 1:55.  Swimming tbd.

Apr 27:  Baseball FR2:30, JV1:15.  Boys LAX JV2:15.  Swimming tbd.

Interested in summer field hockey playing opportunities or the DHS 2018 Field Hockey program? Attend our information meeting on:

Tuesday April 24th at 5:45 pm in DHS Room N-08. Students please attend with a parent. If you have questions prior to the meeting or cannot attend, please contact:  Sandie Marotti-Huckins  sandie@marottiperformancegroup.com

 

“Attention all incoming 9th graders for the 2018-2019 school year: interested in trying out for the girls basketball team next season? Participate in our spring/summer program “D-Town” which will run May and June with practices, games, tournaments and team camps. For more information, contact coach Heather Highshoe at hhighshoe@djusd.net.”

 

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Sports Physical Clinic

Saturday, June 2nd - 8:30am-12noon

Sutter Davis Family Practice, 2030 Sutter Pl. Suite 2000

$20 benefits Davis High Athletics.

 

Questions? Contact the Athletic Dept. 757-5400 x 125

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4/19/18

Anyone interested in running for an ASB Cabinet position for next year should pick up an application in the office or E32. The applications include full description of the positions available and calendar of when the due dates are. Talk to an ASB officer for more information!

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4/19/18

The DHS Math Club - Mu Alpha Theta Honor society - is excited to announce our 9th Annual Davis Math Tournament!! The event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The contest is open to all 4th-8th graders, and will provide students with the opportunity to participate in fun individual and group math contests.

There is also a fun raffle for the students. Prizes will be awarded to high scoring individuals and groups, and the elementary and junior high schools with the highest scores will receive the Davis All-City Math Tournament championship title. Curious math students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate!! There is a $10 registration fee that may be waived for students who are unable to pay. For more information, please visit -https://sites.google.com/view/davis-math-tournament/home

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4/16/18

Come out to our speech/poetry forum at the library on Open House night starting at 6pm.  Got a speech you like?  Want to read a poem? You can read your own work or choose to read someone else's writing. We'd love to hear you! All speakers must submit speech or poem in writing to Ms. Labson by Wednesday, 4/25 at lunch.  Please keep it school appropriate!  Check in with the library the day of Open House for your presentation time.

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4/11/18

The Holmes Open House is coming up on Thursday, April 26th, from 5:30 to 7pm! There will be performances by the bands and orchestra, games on the quad, and a mini talent show and teacher showcase in the MPR! Each department will also have a display around the quad. Come ready to have a good time! Families are welcome. 

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Clubs and Meeting Dates

Homework Club:   The library is open after school for homework and computer use until 5 pm Monday through Thursday. 

 

ASB & Class Rep Meetings:  5th period every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

 

Clubs:

MONDAY - Speech and Debate Club 3:30 - 4:30 in H55.  Drama Club 3:30-4:30 in MPR.

TUESDAY -  Robotics & Coding Club 3:30-4:30 in E34.  Quizbowl 3:30-4:30 in H55.  Drama Club 3:30-4:30 in MPR.

WEDNESDAY - Comic Book Club in Library on hold.  GSA  lunch in P5.  Girls Outdoor Adventures  lunch in D31.   Dance Club 3:30-4:30 in B22.  Drama Club 3:30-4:30 in MPR.

THURSDAY - Dance Club at lunch in B22.  Drama Club 3:30-4:30 in MPR. Chess Club from 3:30-4:30 in D31.

FRIDAY - Hamilton Club lunch E32.  Bad Movie Club lunch in H54.