O. W. Holmes Junior High School

Holmes Bulletin


  • December 17th is Wright Brothers Day. They made their first flights on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Orville flew an experimental plane, the Wright Flyer, 120 feet in 12 seconds; Wilbur flew 852 feet in 59 seconds.
  • On December 18, 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • On December 19, 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.
  • On December 20, 1879, Thomas Edison demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, New Jersey.
  • December 21 is Forefathers Day, marking the Pilgrim landing at Plymouth Rock on this day in 1620.




Update for all 8th graders interested in playing 8th grade basketball 


8th grade Boys and Girls basketball OFFICIALLY starts on January 7th.  We realize that this is a late start to the season, but due to the lack of facilities until the Holmes gym is complete, we need to be flexible with our practices.  There will be some optional winter break practices which will be announced later as soon as we have all the details.  In the meantime, please make sure that all your online paperwork is submitted and you have turned in a current physical form signed by your physician.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions and keep checking your email for updates and make sure to let your coach know you are interested in playing so they can add you to their lists and you will get updates directly from them.


8th grade boys Holmes: Donny Nush    dnush@djusd.net

8th grade girls Holmes: Ashley Dufresne  ashleydufresne00@gmail.com




The Holmes Campus will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6.


Please be sure to check the lost and found this week.  All items will be donated on Dec. 21 after school.


School resumes Jan. 7, 2019.  Happy Vacation!


8th Grade Basketball begins December 17.


Wrestling:  Dec 19 @ Esparto.  Dismissed at 2:45


Students its the last few days you can buy your yearbook for $42. order from the Holmes website. Hurry and get it now before December 28th. 


Contact Mrs. Leveque if you have any questions.


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.  

12/17  Boys Soccer JV 2:15.  Girls Soccer JV 2:30

12/18  Girls Soccer JV 2:30

12/19  Boys Soccer FR 1:35

12/20  Boys Basketball FR and JV tba.  Girls Basketball FR 2:45.   Girls Soccer JV 12:45

12/21  Boys Basketball FR and JV tba 


Questions? Please contact Laurie Williams at DHS. 


Come with Ms. Amsler, parents and students to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam!

Are you interested in joining us in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in the summer of 2020? Check out  www.eftours.com/2086224ym to learn more about the tour, the cost, the special early enrollment discount of $200 only available now, and how to sign up!

Spots are limited, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Email Ms. Amsler at amslera@gmail.com with any questions.  I look forward to traveling with you!


Looking for a quiet, dim lit room to be in during lunch?  Ms. Amsler hosts the space to sit and breath and do gentle stretching on yoga mats that are provided every Thursday at lunch.  Room D-30.  No experience or commitment required.  Just a place to relax.  The first half of lunch is for guided meditation, eat quietly and peacefully the 2nd half.  


ASB Class Rep Clubs

ASB and Class Rep Meetings

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 8:30 and Class Rep meeting 4th period in G-45

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ Lunch

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 8:30 and Class Rep meeting 4th period in 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

Yoga and Meditation: Thursdays at lunch in D30

Chess Club: Thursdays 3:30 in D31