O. W. Holmes Junior High School

Holmes Bulletin


  • On October 15, 1976 Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in the first debate between vice-presidential nominees.
  • On October 16, 1859, Abolitionist John Brown, hoping to start an anti-slavery rebellion, led a raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry in present-day West Virginia.
  • Mae Carol Jemison, born October 17, 1956, is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.
  • On October 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, for giving a “black power” salute as a protest during a victory ceremony in Mexico City.
  • Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution on October 19, 1781.



Leadership is helping out a non-profit organization called Operation Elf during the holiday season. Operation Elf assists families that can’t afford the holidays in the Sacramento and Yolo county area. They buy food, trees, gifts, and bring hope, joy and spirit to the holidays. This year to help out, Leadership is hosting a school wide toy drive to help the organization so they can put the money towards food, and other holiday necessities. We are asking for brand new, unopened toys to donate. There will be boxes in all fifth period classrooms. The dates to donate toys will be October 19- December 15. Toys will be collected every Thursday during fifth period. 

Please contact Donald Nush or Grace Dwyer if you have any questions.


Oct 17 7th and 8th grade Cross Country YCAL dismissed 3:00

Oct 18 7th Girls Volleyball dismissed 3:00


Monday- Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday- Tropical 

Wednesday- Pajama Day 

Thursday- Camouflage 

Friday-Rally Colors

(7th grade wears orange, 8th yellow, and 9th green.) 


Dismissals:  Students leave class at the dismissal time listed, not earlier.  Times listed include time to change into uniforms and time for transportation to DHS.  

10/15  Field Hockey JV 12:30.  Girls Golf 9:00

10/16  Girls Volleyball FR 2:15.   Boys Water Polo V 2:30

10/18  Girls Volleyball FR 2:00

10/19  Cross Country all day.  Football JV and V 11:45.  Boys Water Polo JV and V all day.  Girls Water Polo FR all day.


Homecoming Activities

Friday, 10/19 – Parade

Cheer Team dismissed at 11:55 

Dance Team dismissed at 11:55

Varsity & JV Football dismissed at 11:45


The Davis High School Basketball Camp will be held Oct 20-21, from 1-4 PM @ DHS. Davis High Girls Basketball players will be running the camp. The camp is for students grade 4th-8th, and is $60 per player. You will receive a shirt and basketball. This is a fundraiser benefiting the DHS Girls Basketball program. Please email Coach Heather Highshoe at hhighshoe@djusd.net for more information.


Freshman Boys interested in trying out for the Davis High Frosh Boys Basketball team:  you are invited to attend two days of pre-season conditioning before tryout week! Meet at Harper Jr High on Tuesday 10/23 & Thursday 10/25 from 4:00-5:15 at the outdoor courts.  Conditioning is NOT mandatory for tryouts. Tryout week begins Monday, 10/29 from 5:30-7 at DSHS North Gym. Athletes must be cleared thru Davis High Athletics in order to participate in conditioning and tryouts. www.athleticclearance.com  Questions? Email Coach Dino Clark at dclark@djusd.net



Winter Sports Tryout information is attached.  

Questions? Please contact Laurie Williams at DHS. 


     Let’s all work together to help

HOLMES ATHLETICS fund our programs!

To place an order online click on this link http://shop.fancloth.com/95616/431816  Fill your cart.  When you check out select Holmes Athletics for student/player.  Sale ends Oct. 26.  Estimated time of arrival is 3 weeks.  All items will be delivered to Holmes for distribution.  


If you have any questions contact Mrs. Choate.


ASB Class Rep Clubs

ASB and Class Rep Meetings

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 8:30AM and Class Rep. meeting 4th period, G-45



Mindfulness:  Mondays 12:15-12:35 in room E39

Science Bowl:  Mondays 3:45-4:45 in room B19

STEM CLUB:  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in room B19

Robotics and Coding Club:  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in computer lab

MathCounts:  Wednesdays at lunch in room B21