O. W. Holmes Junior High School

News

Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage


 

Launching in early summer is the new DJUSD website, built with an eye toward making the experience for our end users even better. Our new website will make finding school district information easy and fast, with a dynamic look, improved navigation and ADA compliant platform, all at the same domain.  This is just one more step in our efforts to providing communication improvements for our school community.  And, watch for each of our school sites to roll out new websites throughout the 2018-19 school year.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 6/5/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

It is almost time to celebrate the end of another great school year with Day on the Green.  Please remember:

Holmes dress code will be enforced.  Please wear clothing that is appropriate for playing in the water, climbing and running around.  Girls may wear a bathing suit under a school appropriate shirt.  Shirts should not be see-through when wet.   Skirts or dresses are a bad idea; you will not be able to participate in all of the activities.  Boys must wear a shirt.  You must keep your shoes on at all times. 

No food delivery allowed! Students are never permitted to have food delivered to school from a restaurant. 

Cell phones and cameras are not permitted at Day on the Green.

Students are not allowed to leave campus before 3:25.  All students will report to their 7th period class at 3:15 for attendance.  Students who do not report to 7th period will be marked truant. 

No non-Holmes students are allowed on campus. 

Be safe! If you are rough housing, pushing or behaving in a way that could injure yourself or others you will spend the rest of DOTG in the office. 

Protect your valuables.  Do not leave backpacks with valuables lying around campus unsupervised.  Store you backpacks in your lockers or a locked classroom and leave your valuables (excess money, electronic devices, etc.) at home. 

Let’s keep this day fun and safe.  Don’t forget to thank leadership for all of their hard work. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 6/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 6/1/18




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 6/1/18




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/30/18




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/30/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention all 9th graders, we will be having a 9th grade party to celebrate our three years at Holmes on Monday June 4th from 3:30-5:00 pm.  There will be free food and drinks, fun games and opportunities to sign yearbooks.  School dress code applies.  

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/30/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

Friday, May 25: There is break in the water line on Valley Oak campus. Maintenance teams will be to turning off the water. Students at the Children's Center and Da Vinci High are being sent home and afternoon preschool will not be held.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/25/18




Audience: Bulletin, Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

BLUE DEVIL BRICKS:  Build Blue Devil Pride, One Brick at a Time!  The new BLUE DEVIL ATHLETIC BOOSTERS invite you to support all of our high school athletes with the purchase of a memorial brick. Bricks will be installed at the Steve Larsen Bike Plaza (in between the stadium and gym) and will honor your future, past or present athlete, musician, scientist or artist! Visit the Booster website for more information about this new group or to purchase your brick:  http://bluedevilboosters.org/   Deadline for ordering bricks:  June 1st.

 

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

Please bring a Sports Physical Examination Form  completed, signed by a parent/guardian  in order to participate in the clinic. Available on Athletics page, forms folder: https://dshs.djusd.net

 

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

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/25/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

Yesterday evening, Da Vinci High students and parents reported a concerning message posted to social media threatening a school shooting today. The Da Vinci administration received copies of this post and worked through the night with DJUSD Administration and the Davis Police Department to address the matter. While this investigation is ongoing we can confirm that the student that posted the message has been identified and will not be present on campus today. All schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, including Da Vinci High School and the Valley Oak Preschool Programs are open today.

 

DJUSD Administrative personnel and Davis Police Department will be present on the Da Vinci High campus today to ensure student and staff well-being safety and address any questions they have. If you have information that might be helpful to the investigation, please contact Davis Police directly at 530-747-5400 and press "0" to reach Dispatch.

 

We understand that there are many students and families across our district that may share concerns about this matter. If you feel that your child needs support, please contact your school principal.

 

Student safety and the security of our schools is our top priority. We thank you for your support of students, staff and schools.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/22/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

Happy Classified School Employees Week! Classified employees do the critical work that keeps our schools safe, clean and efficient. We are grateful to each one of them as they work to students every day. Classified employees include our food service workers, groundskeepers, custodians, maintenance and operations team, office and technical staff, paraeducators, and more.   #Love4DJUSDstaff

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Staff, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention 9th graders, the permission slips, behavioral contract and the $55 donation are all due by this Friday May 25th.

 

All students, the lost and found in the MPR will be bagged up and donated to charity soon.  If you are missing something check out the bin in the MPR.  All items will be delivered to charity on Friday June 1st.

 

All students that have earned detention time should have received a loop mail from Mr. Dufresne.  All detention must be served by June 5th in order to go on the 9th grade trip or attend Day on the Green.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/21/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

All students and parents are invited to submit nominations for this year’s 9th grade “Big 3” awards: Rotary, Del Bryant, and Holmes Hero.  Students receiving these awards will be recognized at a school-wide program, will have their names engraved on the plaques displayed in the office, and will receive a small gift and certificate. Nomination forms can be found in the office with further details about each award. Please return to Ellen Shields by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 22nd.

 

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 5/15/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Wednesday, May 30th  - Friday June 1st

9th grade co-enrolled:  8:15-9:05

Period 1:  8:30- 9:20

Final:  9:25 – 11:00  (95 minutes)

Break:  11:00 – 11:10

Final:  11:15- 12:50  (95 minutes)

 

Wednesday:  Finals Period 2 and 5

Thursday:  Finals Period 3 and 6

Friday:  Finals Period 4 and 7

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/14/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes won the Golden Wheel Award again for having the most bike riders at any Davis Junior High School! We had 349 bikes at Holmes on Wednesday!

 

Thanks for riding -- keep up the good work!

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/12/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Please remember that:

Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply.  Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner applies at school dances.  Outfits that show any skin in the midsection, cleavage, or buttocks and visible undergarments are not allowed. Strapless tops and dresses are not allowed, even if you are wearing a jacket or cover-up.  Gang related clothing is prohibited.  If you arrive at the dance wearing clothing that does not meet dress code you will not be allowed in the door.     

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

You must arrive before 8:00 p.m. and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at 9:30 p.m. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/4/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Athletics, Grade 08, Homepage, Homepage and Parents

The Holmes Athletic Department hosts one dance per year. The proceeds will help pay for equipment, uniforms and officiating for all athletics. We need chaperones, food and drinks. If you can help chaperone or can bring food or drinks please sign up at Sign Up Genius.  The food and drinks need to be individually wrapped and preferably peanut free. No homemade items are sold at school dances. Food and drink may be dropped off at school any time prior to the dance. Set up is after school. It includes helping put up decorations. The theme is Infinity Dance - where math meets Marvel. Clean up after the dance takes about 20 minutes.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Wade.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 5/3/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Help us win the City of Davis GOLDEN WHEEL AWARD for the Seventh year in a row!! Will Holmes have the more bikes than any other school in Davis??!!

 

Students who bike to school may have a free muffin on May 9th. Some students will receive prizes for biking.

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

BIKE LOOPALOOZA

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
10AM – 2PM

PRESENTED BY BIKE DAVIS AND THE CITY OF DAVIS.

FUN 4 ALL AGES!

Ride the Davis Bike Loop through parks, greenbelts, and the UC Davis campus to celebrate May is Bike Month!
Pick up your passport at any station and ride in either direction. Collect a stamp at each station you pass and collect prizes as you complete portions of the loop.
Finish the whole 12-mile loop and get a Finisher’s Certificate of Completion!

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

During the month of May we encourage students and staff to ride their bikes to school. Bicycling is good exercise, reduces car traffic and is good for the environment.

 

On Wednesdays all month, some students who ride their bikes will be randomly chosen to receive a prize, such as t-shirt, keychain or gift card. Watch for the green prize coupons. Redeem your prize in room E-34 at lunch.

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/26/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/23/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 4/20/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage


 

6th Annual Parent Engagement Night 

Wednesday, April 25 at Emerson Junior High, 6:00-8:00pm

 

Parents, community members, district teachers, staff and principals are invited for an evening of presentations and keynote speakers, including Mayor Rob Davis. Together we will learn about wellness and health coping skills for students, social media and internet safety, how to promote inclusion through school climate committees, and how our newly ratified Graduate Profile will drive innovation in DJUSD classrooms. Join us for a very full evening of collective learning. This is a no cost event, child care and Spanish translation services are provided. More information and registration can be found on the Parent Engagement Website.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/17/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Listen up, 9th Graders! The Annual Ninth Grade GALAxy Dance is fast approaching at the end of the month on April 27th, from 7-9:30 at Emerson Junior High. The theme of the dance is outer space! Tickets go on sale online and at the student store the week of April 23rd. They are $7 presale and $10 at the door. We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

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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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

This week marks the end of third quarter and with this milestone comes a few reminders:

  1. Warmer weather brings a change in clothing.  Please remember the dress code when selecting clothing for school.  Any staff member may ask you to change if your dress in violation of the dress code.  (See page 91 of the Holmes planner)
  2. The new cell phone policy bans the use of cell phones anywhere on campus after the first bell rings.  All phones/headphones should be turned off and not visible. The only exception is when a staff member allows the use of a cell phone during instructional time.
  3. Lunch detentions are no longer an option.  If you are assigned an office detention, you have the option to serve the detention either before or after school.  You will be contacted to make arrangements to serve your detention.
  4. Trash left around campus has become a big problem.  Please pick up and sort your trash.  There are numerous clearly identified waste stations around campus to sort and dispose of your trash.
  5. The MPR is off limits to all students during both lunches unless the weather is bad.  Get your snack or lunch and get out.
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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 4/10/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Davis Police Department reported that they have located Isaiah Turner, a 4th grade student at Pioneer Elementary who was reported missing this morning, safely at the home of a relative. We are thankful for the support of our community and the work of the Davis Police Department. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage


Today Pioneer Elementary 4th grader Isaiah Turner did not arrive at school. The Davis Police were contacted by the child’s family member and is asking for any information that might help lead to Isaiah’s location.  This is extremely distressful to our school and we encourage any member of our community who may have information to contact the police to help with this search.  The  police have shared the following information:

 

** URGENT**
DPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating a child. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and lime green pajama pants with dragons on them. He left his house on foot this morning heading towards Pioneer Elementary at 8:25 am and didn't arrive at school. He is 10 years old, tan complexion, wavy long brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information, please contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400. 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Announcing the Safety Task Force

Davis Joint Unified recognizes that the issue of student safety is not something we face alone, nor something we can fully address in isolation. To strengthen our safety net, we need our community’s support to identify risks and find ways to implement improvements in a timely manner.

 

The Davis Joint Unified School District cordially invites you to participate in a Safety Task Force. The Safety Task Force is designed to provide the Davis Joint Unified District with community input on a spectrum of safety-related considerations, challenges and solutions. The Safety Task Force process will also serve to direct feedback to a variety of school safety-related plans, including our Facilities Master Plan, scheduled to be finalized in May for Board of Education consideration.

 

All Safety Task Force meetings will take place in April 2018, and please see the schedule here. The Task Force meetings are open to the public and will include Spanish language interpretation.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/23/18




Audience: Parents, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Jr. High is joining district-wide forces with the Annual Cesar Chavez Bike Swap Fundraiser!  

Parents, family and friends of Holmes Jr. High can donate working adult or kids bikes and bike related gear to the Cesar Chavez Bike Swap and a percentage will go to our school bike program.   Bikes can also be consigned with the owner receiving 75% of the sales price. Donated bike value and 25% consignment fee are tax deductible!!  

 

The Annual Bike Swap will be held on Sunday, April 8 from 9am- 3pm.  Bike drop off times are at Cesar Chavez Elementary the day before on Saturday, April 7 from 3-6pm and the day of the Bike Swap, Sunday, April 8 from 7-9am.    

At the Bike Swap you can: 

 

Donate a Bike

Consign a Bike 

Buy a Bike -  Great deals on both adult and kids bikes and bike related gear!  Last year over 250 bikes sold!

 

Holmes parents and students can also volunteer and earn community service credit.  Go to this Sign Up Genius link and be sure to list our school when you sign up. Volunteer duties vary from data entry to bike repair. Bike knowledge is helpful but not necessary. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 3/22/18




Audience: Grade 07, Grade 08, Homepage and Homepage

Track practice starts April 2nd after school. Signups and paperwork are now available in Mr King's room (H49). Get your paperwork turned in before Spring Break. Become a part of Holmes's largest team! Practices run M-Th 3:40 to 5:15.

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Posted by: Kristopher King
Published: 3/14/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Wednesday, March 14 marks a day of national interest around gun control activism. Our schools, depending on the level of interest from students, are prepared to engage students in discourse and activities that model civic engagement.  We also know some students will want to be part of the walkouts that are occurring nationally. As a school district we support student First Amendment rights, but must ensure student safety and uphold district policies and administrative regulations.  We share with you the following guidance so our community is clear on how Davis Joint Unified will be approaching any student walkouts.

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Homepage and Homepage

Come to the office during lunch Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week for drop-in help with your course request forms or logging on to StudentConnect. Remember, your blue forms are due Friday to your English teacher, and courses need to be entered on StudentConnect by Thursday night.

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 3/10/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Join us for the DHS World Language Fair on March 17 from 11-2pm.  There will be music, dancing, food and fun.  Everyone is invited and the event is free.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Patriots! The Annual Holmes Got Talent show is this Friday, March 9th, from 7-9:30 pm. We will be selling It’s-It’s ice cream sandwiches. We have an AWESOME lineup of acts who are so excited to perform for you! Tickets are $7 at the door. Come, watch the acts, and vote for the contestant you think is the best!!! We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention Holmes Students and Staff you may have noticed in our Holmes planner that this was a scheduled Safety Week.  The planned drills this week have been postponed because the district has been revamping some of the evacuation procedures given the recent school shooting in Florida. Information about any changes will be shared with the Holmes community and we will practice the new evacuation procedures shortly after these new procedures have been published.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

Dear DJUSD Parent/Guardian,

 

Harper Junior High School will be open on Monday, March 5, 2018.   

 

Today Davis Police officers, working with the Davis Joint Unified School District, were able to identify the source of the threat made against Harper Jr. High on Friday, a male student in his early teens.  Further investigation revealed the threat was a prank.  Any legal or school disciplinary measures related to this matter are being handled by the appropriate entity.

 

Harper Junior High School will be in session for a regular school day on Monday, March 5.  We are thankful for the assistance of the Davis Police Department for their thorough investigation and dedication the safety of Davis students.  In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and other recent tragedies effective partnerships with the Davis Police Department are more important than ever.

 

At this point in time, all DJUSD schools are open on Monday, March 5, 2018.  There are no known threats to any campuses.

 

We understand that events like this can cause fear and stress. If you have questions or need support for your student, please contact your child’s principal or counselor.

 

Sincerely,

John A. Bowes, Superintendent

 

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Estimado/a padre/guardian de Harper

 

La escuela Harper Junior High estará abierta el lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018.

 

Hoy los oficiales de la policía de Davis, trabajando con el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Davis, han identificado la fuente de la amenaza contra Harper Jr. High el viernes, un estudiante masculino en su adolescencia. Investigaciones posteriores revelaron que la amenaza era una broma. Cualquier medida disciplinaria legal o escolar relacionada con este asunto está siendo manejada por la entidad apropiada.

 

Harper Junior High School estará en sesión para un día escolar regular el lunes, 5 de marzo. Estamos agradecidos por la asistencia del Departamento de Policía de Davis por su exhaustiva investigación y dedicación a la seguridad de los estudiantes de Davis. A la luz de los reciente tiroteo escolar en Parkland, Florida y otras tragedias recientes, las a efectivas con el Departamento de Policía de Davis son más importantes que nunca.

En este momento, todas las escuelas de DJUSD están abiertas el lunes, 5 de marzo de 2018. No se conocen amenazas a ningún campus.

 

Entendemos que eventos como este pueden causar miedo y estrés. Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para su estudiante, por favor, póngase en contacto con el director o consejero de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

John A. Bowes, Superintendente

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/4/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Webmasters, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

DJUSD/Parent Guardians:

This message is to inform you that Harper has received a targeted and anonymous threat via the StopIt App. The threat claimed that there would be a school shooting at Harper Junior High School on Monday, March 5, 2018. As safety is the Davis Joint Unified School District’s number one priority, the Davis Police were contacted and, in conjunction with school staff, are conducting an investigation into the threat. Harper Junior High School and district administration are in close communication with the police as we continue to investigate over the weekend. If you have any information regarding this threat, contact the Davis Police Department- 911 for Emergencies and (530) 747-5400 Non-emergency line.  We will be communicating again with our school community no later than Saturday at 5pm about whether Harper will be closed on Monday.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 3/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage, Students, Parents and Homepage

Yearbooks are now $46 during the month of March. Personalization is NO longer available. But march over to www.jostens.com to reserve your book today. Prices go up again in April, so don't delay.

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 3/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Heather Wade, Homepage and Homepage

Pi day is March 14th. The math department is planning some fun for the week. On Wednesday, March 14th there will be a pi memorization contest. Any student who has memorized 25 digits of pi will get a small prize. The students who have memorized the most digits of pi will win a pie.

There will also be a Pi-idol contest. Write new math lyrics to a song or write an original math song or poem and perform these at lunch for judges Mr. Grensted and Ms. Yamamoto. The top three performances win a pie of their choice.

Time to get ready for pi. See your math teacher for more information.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 2/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

We need your feedback! 
DJUSD is asking for parent/guardian and staff feedback that will help with our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP helps the district connect the funding we receive with the goals we have established, and parent/guardian input, as well as staff input, plays a critical role in identifying these goals. There are separate 10 minute surveys for staff members, parents of elementary students, parents of middle school students, and parents of high school students. If you have children in multiple levels please take each survey that applies. 
Thank you so much for your time and feedback. It is greatly appreciated! 

 

Staff Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/ch06R1

Elementary Parent Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/QLsUBA 

Middle School Parent Survey: 

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/pD7yvd

High School Parent Survey:

https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/IAxnx8

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




Audience: Webmasters, Homepage and Homepage

The Yolo County Bomb Squad will be conducting an operation Tuesday, Feb. 20, to destroy old evidence. This operation will take place at the old police firing range along Pole Line Road just north of Davis.
Residents may be able to hear several small explosions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please make sure to safeguard your pets during this time. The operation is not open to the public.

 

www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/bomb-squad-operation-may-get-noisy/

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

NINTH GRADERS! Come hear the candidates for Sophomore Senate speak on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th at lunch in room E32. Voting will take place in your english classes on Thursday, February 22nd.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

ATS ( Academic Talent Search) offers fun and challenging classes like Lego Robotics, Algebra 1, All The World's a Stage, and Video Game Development over the summer at Sac State.  The ATS Qualifying Exam will be Thursday, March 8 at 3:45 here at Holmes.  More information is available in the counseling office--please see Ms. Pedone.

 

 

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

February 2018:

13        DaVinci incoming 10th presentations in World Geo/Health classes

15        DHS incoming 10th presentations in English 9 classes

20-21   Incoming 9th grade presentations in 8th grade Social Studies classes

21        Holmes incoming 9th grade parent night 6:30-7:30 MPR

22        DHS Open House

23        DaVinci incoming 10th parent night 6:30 - 8pm at DVCA

 

 

March 2018:

2          Incoming 9th grade course request and 4-year plan due to English teacher

3          DaVinci Open House 6-8:30 pm

6-8       Incoming 8th grade presentations to 7th grade core classes

7          Holmes incoming 8th grade parent night 6:30 -7:30 MPR

7-8       Incoming 7th grade presentations at North Davis, Birch Lane, and Willett (Mrs. Cook’s class)

12        Q Portal closes for DHS incoming 10th at midnight

14        Incoming 7th grade parent night 6-7:30 MPR

15        Incoming 8th grade course requests due to English teacher

15        DHS incoming 10th grade course request pickup in PE classes

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Any student interested in playing Magic Cards at Lunch, please come to an informational meeting at lunch tomorrow in room P6.  If there is enough interest, we will start the process of forming a club.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Next week is fashion week! To get ready for the rally, there will be a fashion show on Wednesday, February 14th at lunch on the quad. Each of our models that day will be wearing the colors Leadership is asking YOU to wear on the day of the rally, February 16th. 

The 7th graders, wearing blue, will be represented in the fashion show by Melina Luest and Mayz Rowenbale. The 8th graders, wearing white, will be represented by Scarlett Darrah, Chloe Barr, and Jihan Moon. The 9th graders, wearing black, will be represented by Ellie Paige and Joseph Fields. This week will be awesome!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/9/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Big Blue Football Nation. It is time to start thinking about the greatness that awaits you if you have the courage and integrity to join the DSHS football program. It will be the greatest experience you have during your high school years and will leave you with shared memories for the rest of your life. So that your parents can share in your journey to be the best student, community member, leader, teammate and player that you can be we ask them to attend our first parent/student information night. The date is Thursday Feb. 15th . The time 7:00 pm. The place : DSHS Library. Parents will meet the coaches, learn about what we stand for, get necessary significant date and contact information and be introduced to the blue print for success as well as the parent handbook. The meeting is mandatory for parents of 2018 players.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Anyone interested in singing the National Anthem at the Leadership rally on February 14th should go to tryouts in the music room on Tuesday, 3:40-4pm, Wednesday, 9:10-9:40am, or Thursday, 3:40-4pm!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

NINTH GRADERS! Are you interested in running for Sophomore Senator to represent our school at DHS next year? If so, grab an application in RM E32, C28, or the office and library to be approved as a candidate! Applications are due to Mrs. Taylor or Mr. Nush in E32 and C28 on Tuesday, February 13th. Further details are on the application forms. Elections are coming up!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Athletics, Grade 08, Heather Wade, Homepage and Homepage

The girls soccer coach will hold informational meetings for parents and athletes on Wednesday, Feb 7 and Thursday, Feb 8 in room B20 beginning at 6:30. Come the evening that works best for your family.

 

All 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing soccer for Holmes should come to the outdoor basketball courts at 3:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. Come ready to play. Practice will finish at 5:15.

 

If you have not yet turned in a physical form this year, please pick one up in the attendance office or download it from the athletic website.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Attention Holmes students there will be an informational meeting for all 8th and 9th grade students interested in the Davis Blue Devil Football program.  The meeting will be held at lunch on Wednesday Feb. 14th in room B19.  Come meet Coach Hicks and Coach Smyte and learn how you can become involved.  

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

CALLING ALL TALENTED PERFORMERS! 

 

Auditions for Holmes Got Talent, our annual talent show, are coming up! Talents of all kinds are welcome, like singing, dancing, juggling, or playing an instrument. Audition Slips are available in the office, the library, and room C28, so stop by and grab one! They are due to ROOM C28 by FEBRUARY 12th. Auditions will take place the week of February 12th. All of the necesssary information is on the audition slips. Fill out a slip and try out!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) is an award that graduating seniors can earn who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.   

The State Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold insignia which is affixed to awarded seniors’ high school diplomas and is a statement of biliteracy accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions.    

 

Attached you will find the application and a brochure of eligibility.  In the brochure you will find the eligibility requirements to receive the Seal of Biliteracy.   

 

I recognize that this award is only for graduating seniors however, it is never too early to promote in other grades. Please note, applications are due no later than March 16, 2018 via e-mail to mgonzalez@djusd.net.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

Thank you,

 

Ricardo Perez

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

9th grade singers! Audition applications are now open for next year’s DHS Choirs. There are 4 choirs to choose from.

 

Concert Choir is open to all students interested in singing simply by choosing it as an elective in your counseling planner for next year.

 

Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir, and Madrigal Choir are open by audition. You can apply at any of the choirs’ websites. Information about application and upcoming DHS choir activities is available in the front office. See your counselor or school choir director.

 

 

Audition applications are due Monday, February 26th. Auditions will be held at Davis High March 5th through 9th.

 

DHS Choir Auditons Flyer 2018

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Free college and career motivational event for middle school, high school and community college students and their parents.  Learn more at ucdavis.edu/sisepuede.   Free admission and parking.  Saturday, March 10, 2018  8 am - 3 pm.  UC Davis ARC Pavilion

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

There will be an informational meeting with Choir Director Dr. Karen Gardias on January 31 at 7PM at Steve's Pizza.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/23/18




Audience: Staff, Homepage, Students, Homepage and Parents

Dear Holmes Parents/Guardians,

Hope your new year is off to a positive start.  I am writing to inform you that Holmes Junior High has scheduled a make-up day for our cancelled school day on November 17th. We will be holding school on Monday, January 22, 2018. This date was originally scheduled to be our Teacher Work Day, but it will now be a normal student instructional day, with the regular Monday bell schedule.

I realize that this is late notice, but it is essential that our school make up the minutes missed to meet the instructional time required by the state prior to the end of the school year.  After discussion with teachers and our District leadership, we have determined that making the day up on Monday is the least disruptive option for families and staff. 

As a reminder, January 22 will be the official last day of the semester for Holmes.  Second semester will begin Tuesday, January 23.

If your family plans cannot be changed, please remember to report your student’s absence on that day.

Thank you so much for your understanding on this important matter.

 

If you have questions, please email me at jkennedy@djusd.net.

 

Sincerely,

Principal Jean Kennedy

Vice Principal Mike Dufresne

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Time is running out to order your personalized yearbook. Personalization ends at the end of the semester, January 19th. Prices will also increase after January 19th. 

Order your book online at www.jostens.com. You can even make payments. 

 

Not sure if you ordered a book? Check the current order list on the the Art room Window. 

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 12/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

During construction bicyclists and pedestrians, traveling east and west who used the Davis Little League Path will need to change their route

Route Changes Include:

  • When leaving Davis High School or North Davis Elementary and traveling eastbound:

Follow the detour signs through Community Park to the intersection of F Street and 14th Street.  At F Street and 14th Street, enter into the bike lane and ride until you reach F Street and 11th Street.  At F Street and 11th Street, a crossing guard will assist you with crossing F Street.  Then travel to H Street and follow the detour signs to the H Street tunnel. 

  • When traveling from Holmes Jr. High and traveling westbound:

Go through the H Street tunnel.  Follow the detour signs on H Street headed south towards 11th Street.  At 11th Street, continue to F Street where the crossing guard will assist you across the street.  Then travel to B Street.  At B Street turn north towards 14th Street.  There is a crossing guard at B and 14th.

  • Do not cut-through the apartment parking lots between F Street and H Street.  
  • Do not ride your bike the wrong way on the road.

 

A map of the detour can be found here. 

 

More information on the project can be found here.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

City Construction Detours May Affect School Commute

From November 29-early January, there will be construction affecting the H to F street pathway, on the south side of the little league fields.  During construction, students, pedestrians, and cyclists traveling between H street and F street can use 11th street to safely cross F. A temporary crosswalk with a crossing guard will be located at 11th Street.  Find below links to more information.  We want to make sure that students are taking the safest routes possible to school.

 

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Please remember that:

Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply. Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner applies at school dances.  Outfits that show any skin in the midsection, cleavage, or buttocks and visible undergarments are not allowed. Strapless tops and dresses are not allowed, even if you are wearing a jacket or cover-up.  Gang related clothing is prohibited.  If you arrive at the dance wearing clothing that does not meet dress code you will not be allowed in the door.     

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

You must arrive before 8:00 p.m. and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at 9:30 p.m. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

From November 29-early January, there will be construction affecting the H to F street pathway, on the south side of the little league fields.  During construction, students, pedestrians, and cyclists traveling between H street and F street can use 11th street to safely cross F. A temporary crosswalk with a crossing guard will be located at 11th Street.  Find below links to more information.  We want to make sure that students are taking the safest routes possible to school.

 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

Please join us for the second annual Davis Joint Unified School District’s We All Belong Community Forum. This event is open to students, staff, parents and community members interested in providing a school climate of peace, respect and openness to diverse perspectives where all students, staff and families belong.  

Spanish translation and childcare will be available.

 

Where: North Davis Elementary Multipurpose Room

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Sys Admins, Homepage, Students, Associates, Parents and Homepage

Applications are due December 15th!

Are you interested in making a difference and contributing to the future development of World Language programs in the Davis Joint Unified School District? The World Language Task Force will examine current barriers to student participation, current and predicted funding support needed for committee-proposed options as well as future funding opportunities, cost-neutral opportunities, and additional immersion opportunities.  With the potential collaboration between community groups, local community colleges, and UC Davis, the district is seeking to further examine program in light of high school graduation requirements along with UC and CSU language requirements and study innovative programs offered by other school districts.  Download the World Language Task Force Application– applications are due December 15th. Please email the applications to Director Ricardo Perez at rperez@djusd.net.   
 

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Posted by: Maddie Shumway, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Bulletin, Homepage and Homepage

Holmes Junior High has adopted a 7th grade classroom in Houston, since their school suffered damage during Hurricane Harvey. Their teacher, Heather Brown, reports that students' binders, notebook paper, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and expo markers are all underwater, and that all of her desk supplies were ruined as well.

 

Our wonderful Leadership class raised $50 at their movie night in October, and they have now put a blue donation box in the Library for donations of school supplies. If you would like to donate a gift card from Office Depot, Target, or Amazon, those can be brought to the office. Any amount is appreciated so these 7th graders can get back on their feet!

 

Thank you to those of you who have already donated. We will be collecting donations until Friday, December 15th, and sending them to Houston the following week.

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Posted by: Ellen Shields
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Bulletin, Grade 07, Homepage and Homepage

7th Grade Core PBL Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend the 7th grade Project Based Learning Presentations.

 

Location: Holmes Jr. High School

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Topics to be presented:

Maya: roads, cement, water management/storage/treatment, bridges, agriculture, architecture

Inca: roads, bridges, irrigation and water engineering, agriculture, masonry

Aztec: water engineering/Tenochtitlan, Agriculture, /Chinampas, architecture

 

All presenters are expected to stay for the entire presentation time (6-7:30pm).

 

Finger foods and light refreshments will be provided for presenters.

 

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Bicycle Safety:

Bike Riders, remember to follow all rules as they apply to bicycles and skateboards such as stopping at stop signs, using crosswalks and wearing helmets.  These rules are for your safety and you can be cited by the police if you break them.

Please be very cautious when riding in the area near and in front of the school.  This is a very high traffic area.  Drivers and passengers may not always be able to see you as they pull over and open car doors.  If you are coming from the L Street end of Drexel please choose the East bike Rack near the B-Building.  If you are coming from the J Street end of Drexel please choose the West Bike Rack near the PE areas.  Always use the bike path.  Never ride through the parking lot.  Remember to always lock up your bike and helmet each day. 

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

The new Robotics & Coding Club welcomes new members.

Come check out our new VEX and Lego robots.

Build robots and learn to program them.

Beginners and experienced students welcome!

Tuesdays after school in E-34, 3:30 to 4:30.

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

If you participated in Trick Or Treat For UNICEF, please drop your box off in the office by November 10th! Thank you!

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Have you read a great book lately?  Or a really terrible book? 

 

Write a review to recommend books to other students who are  looking for something new to read. Book review forms are in the library.  Book reviews will be displayed in a binder for anyone who wants to take a look and get some recommendations.

 

We will draw one book review each month to receive a raffle prize!

 


 

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Posted by: Amy Labson
Published: 10/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing costumes to school on Halloween.  Please remember that all dress code rules apply to Halloween costumes.  Students may not wear costumes that interfere with classroom instruction.  Students' faces may not be covered by masks or makeup.  No fake weapons of any sort are allowed.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/27/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Wednesday Oct. 25th. was the final turn in day for the popcorn fundraiser.  If you still have money from orders you have collected make sure to bring the order form and money to the front office no later then Tuesday Oct. 31st.  

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Do you remember Trick or Treating for UNICEF in elementary school? Well, your ASB Cabinet is giving you the chance to once again raise money for UNICEF to help kids all over the world. The ASB Cabinet will be distributing boxes to anyone who would like one on Monday the 30th and Tuesday the 31st of October next to both bike racks. We would love it if everyone did their best to participate, because the amount of money that our school raises on Halloween night will be multiplied BY FIVE before being used to aid kids in Puerto Rico, Syria, and Houston. We can raise thousands of dollars. Remember to pick up a box! If you have any questions, just ask an ASB Cabinet Officer.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

The Meditation and Yoga club will be held every Tuesday for both lunches in room D-30.   This space is for students and staff seeking relaxing guided meditation, breathing and yoga movements in a quiet, low lit atmosphere.   Bring a yoga mat and feel free to store it in the room for use each week.  They are not required and a few are available to use but a simple towel or blanket can also be used.  See Ms. Amsler for more information or just come check it out. 

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Posted by: Anna Amsler
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Dress up for Red Ribbon Spirit Week! (Oct. 23rd.-Oct. 27th.) 

 

Monday:          Wear a hat for "Use your head not drugs day"

Tuesday:         Is "I mustache you not to use drugs day" 

Wednesday:    "Put drugs to bed day" (Wear P.J.'s)

Thursday:        "Sock it to drugs"

Friday:             "Wear red to show you take a stand against drugs"

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Attention all students:  Prepare a anti-drug skit, ra, or song in a group of as many of your classmates as you want.  Present your project on Wednesday, October 25th on the steps outside the MPR.  Please get the approval of the WEB A-Team during lunch on Tuesday, October 24th in room B22.

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

End of Quarter Checklist:

1.  Check School Loop, Assignment Sheets or your planner to see if you are missing any work.

2. Find out from your teachers if they will accept your missing assignments late and when their cut-off date for late work will be.  Some teachers stop accepting late work before the end of the quarter.

3.  Get your late work finished and turn it in to your teachers.

 

Remember, your quarter grades are used for athletic eligibility among other things.

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Our Popcorn fundraiser has started.  Money raised helps to support our athletic program, Leadership program, and school climate.  Students received information about the fundraiser in their 7th period class.  

 

Turn in Dates:

Wednesday October 18 before school in the MPR

Wednesday October 25 before school in the MPR

 

Popcorn pick up Date:

Tuesday November 14 after school in the MPR

 

If you would like to donate to Athletics or Leadership, but do not want to buy popcorn you can go to the Holmes webpage to make a direct donation.

 

Student prizes:

5 tubs- one week front of the lunch line pass OR free dance ticket

10 tubs- one perimeter fun pass

20 tubs- personalized Holmes Jr. High hoodie

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

October 12- Air Quality Update

Air quality in Davis has improved over the last 18 hours, but wildfires continue in our region. District and school leaders will continue to monitor conditions throughout the day and modify outside activities accordingly.  We will post any updates to Facebook and the DJUSD website news at www.djusd.net

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Today, October 11, experts have determined the air quality in Davis is unhealthy for all groups. The smoke from wildfires in our region continues to impact our city and county.

School remains in session but we continue to monitor the situation and the communications from the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District and the County of Yolo.  Safety remains a top priority for our school community.  Individuals are encouraged to stay indoors with windows closed.   Students arriving at school this morning will be directed inside to multipurpose rooms or classrooms.  Students will remain indoors during recess, lunch and PE.  Athletic activities are being reviewed and updates will be available on the District and Davis website and Facebook throughout the day.  

If you have a student with health concerns, please contact your school office.

Further questions about smoke conditions can be sent to Maria Clayton,  DJUSD Public Information Officer at mclayton@djusd.net.

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Posted by: Maria Clayton, District Admin, Davis Joint Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Parents

Street Smarts—the bicycle, pedestrian, and car safety program for the City of Davis—is collecting information to learn more about how K-8 students travel to and from school.

 

Parents: please help by taking a brief electronic survey. Your feedback will help us evaluate the effectiveness and safety of current biking and walking routes to local schools. It will also provide important information to build and strengthen the Street Smarts program throughout our community.

 

Please show your support of safety for all Davis children by taking the survey, found online at: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=7305285 

 

Thank you for your participation!

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin


NOTE:  9th Gr. Co-enrolled will not be meeting on articulation day due to the short day.  Those students will start their day 2nd period at 9:05 at their home school.

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Walk or ride a bike, or skateboard, to school this Wednesday! We'll be celebrating active transportation at Holmes with the Cal Aggie Marching Band playing on the Quad, and free muffins!

 

Active transportation means using your human power to get places. When you walk, bike or skateboard it is good for you and good for the planet! 

 

Parents who who would like to assist Wednesday morning, please contact Ms. Sommer, jesommer@djusd.net

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Make up picture day is Monday October 2nd.  If you were absent on picture day you can take your picture.  Picture order forms are available in the attendance office.  If you want your picture retaken, simply return your original package and retake your picture.

Pictures will be taken in the MPR.

 

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

Friday September 22nd and 29th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Anyone can come.  If you have wanted to try volleyball come on out.  You can come and go as needed.  Please have an emergency card filled out by a parent or guardian and bring it with you.  You cannot participate if you don't have one.  The emergency cards can be found on the Holmes Website.  If you have any questions, contact Kerry Sortor ksortor@sbcglobal.net

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Posted by: Michael Dufresne
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Bulletin

The library is open!  We had a slow start but we are now open before school, at lunch, and after school.  We will be open at lunch unless there is testing or there are classes in the library.

 

The Grand Opening will be next Wednesday, September 20 from 9-9:40. Come visit us for snacks and a raffle drawing!  Students and staff are welcome.

 

Check out our library website for more information and activities:

http://hol-djusd-ca.schoolloop.com/Library

 

Holmes Library hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8am-5pm 

Wednesda

9am-5pm (mornings depending on meeting schedule)

Friday

8am-3:45pm

 

We look forward to seeing you in the library!

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Posted by: Amy Labson
Published: 9/13/17




Audience: Homepage, Bulletin, Computer Arts 7 Site, Computer Programmng with Robotics Site, Library and Multimedia Studies Site

Our Maker Space is a drop in center where students can use computers and printers, craft materials, and school supplies. 

 

We listen to music and have space for you to create projects.

 

OPEN Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

8 to 8:30 am

 

3:30 to 4:30 pm

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Posted by: Jennifer Sommer
Published: 9/9/17




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Entrance:  The price of the ticket is $7.  You must have I.D card to attend the dance. If you don’t have your ID you must buy another one from the library for an extra $5 in order to get into the dance. 

Attendance:  You must attend school the day of the dance.  All attendance and detentions must be cleared. If you have un-served detention, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.  If you have been suspended from school and your school activity participation restriction is in place during a scheduled dance, you may not attend the dance.

These dances are for Holmes students only, and all school rules apply. Students who are behaving inappropriately or not following dress code will be taken to the office to call home, may be asked to change clothes or leave the dance, and may potentially be excluded from future dances. 

Behavior: Running, pushing and horseplay are not allowed at Holmes dances.  Dancing must be safe and respectful; you may not contact others in a rough or sexually suggestive manner.  Freaking and mashing are not permitted.  This also applies to group dancing.

Dress Code:  There are no “formal” events at Holmes Junior High School.  The dress code that is in your planner applies at school dances.  Outfits that show any skin in the midsection, cleavage, or buttocks and visible undergarments are not allowed. Strapless tops and dresses are not allowed, even if you are wearing a jacket or cover-up.  Gang related clothing is prohibited.  If you arrive at the dance wearing clothing that does not meet dress code you will not be allowed in the door.     

On Campus:  Student visitors are never allowed at a Holmes sponsored school dance.  Parents are welcome to visit dances or help chaperone.  You are not to be on the school campus unless you are attending the dance.

The dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.

You must arrive before 8:00 p.m. and stay until the dance is over unless you are picked up by a parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian needs to pick you up promptly at 9:30 p.m. 

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 9/5/17




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8/31 Frosh Football – game time moved to 6:00

Bus arrives at 3:45; departs at 4:00

School dismissal:  3:15 all jr highs

 

9/1  JV Football – game time moved to 6:00

Bus arrives at 3:30; departs at 3:45

School dismissal: 3:15 DHS; 3:00 Jr High/DV

 

9/1  Varsity Football – game time moved to 8:00

Bus arrives at 5:15; departs at 5:30

No school dismissal

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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Homepage

The Davis High Speech and Debate team will have after school instruction and coaching in competitive speech and debate on Mondays after school beginning September 11.

9th graders can compete with the team, while 7th and 8th graders can learn, train and practice. 

This will be held in room H-55. Please talk to Mr. Bryant for more information.

 

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Posted by: Jeffrey Bryant
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Athletics, Homepage and Bulletin

Anyone interested in running on the cross country team should come to room C27 at 3:30 on Monday, August 28th. Everyone is welcome.

 

Every athlete needs to turn in a physical form signed by a physician and maintain good grades in order to participate. See Miss Wade in B20 if you have questions.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 8/23/17




Audience: Athletics, Homepage and Bulletin

Anyone interested in playing on the Holmes volleyball team should meet in the gym on Monday, August 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Both 7th and 8th grade teams will meet at 3:30 on Monday. Beginning on Tuesday, 7th graders will practice 3:30 to 5 pm and 8th graders will practice from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

Every athlete needs to turn in a physical form signed by a physician and maintain good grades in order to play. See Miss Wade in B20 if you have questions.

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Posted by: Heather Wade
Published: 8/23/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Homepage and Bulletin

Purchase your HJH 2018 Yearbook Now

at www.jostens.com for $40 until September 1st. 

This is the Early Bird Offer. All sales are online, we no longer sell books on campus. 

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Posted by: Deanna Leveque
Published: 8/23/17




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Posted by: Leeana Neely
Published: 8/21/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

We are closed for the summer until August 7th.

Back-to-school packets will be mailed the first week of August.

 

Intent to Enroll Forms are available at the customer service desk, 526 B street, for parents who move during the summer and are wishing to be considered for priority registration at their neighborhood school.

 

If you have any questions, please call the District Office at (530) 757-5300.

 

Happy Summer!

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 6/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

June 13, 2017

 

Dear Holmes Community –

 

I am excited to announce that the DJUSD Board of Education approved my position as the next principal of Holmes Junior High.   I am honored by this appointment, and looking forward to working with all of you to continue the outstanding work being done at Holmes. 

 

I grew up in San Jose and attended the University of California, Davis majoring in Agricultural Science and Management.  I also earned my teaching credential from UC Davis and began my teaching career at Armijo High School in Fairfield.  I taught agriculture and biology for 10 years at Armijo before joining the Holmes staff as a science teacher in 1999.  Over the last 17 years, I have been proud to be a member of the dedicated and hard-working Holmes staff; first as a science teacher and most recently as the Vice Principal. 

 

Before going into administration, I served as department chair, Leadership teacher/activities director, Leadership team member, site council member, and teacher in charge.  I returned to Sacramento State for my administration credential and Master’s in Educational Leadership.   My professional development throughout the years has included training in Professional Learning Communities, restorative practices, AVID, and career education.

 

My husband, Andy, and I are very proud of our two sons.  Kyle graduated from UCLA in 2014 and finished his MBA from William & Mary this spring.  This week we are off to Southern California to celebrate with our youngest son, TJ, as he graduates from UC Irvine.  He will begin graduate work at Loyola Marymount in the fall.

 

I look forward to the challenges of the future as we continue to celebrate the traditions of Holmes over the last 50 years.   As principal, I look forward to partnering with this wonderful community to help ensure the success of each student, by providing the best opportunities and supports possible.   There truly is no place like Holmes! 

 

I look forward to the 2017-2018 school year and please do not hesitate to email me over the summer if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to discuss. I wish everyone a fun and relaxing summer.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Jean Kennedy

2017-2018 Principal

Holmes Junior High

jkennedy@djusd.net

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 6/14/17




Audience: Bulletin and Homepage

Families will need to complete the Online Re-Enrollment process PRIOR to attending schedule pick-up days.

 

Schedule pick-up days for Holmes

8th/9th Grade- Wednesday 8/16/17 from 9 am to 12 pm

7th Grade- Thursday 8/17/17 from 9 am to 12 pm

 

7th Grade WEB day is Tuesday 8/22/17

 

The first day of school is Wednesday August 23rd. 

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Posted by: Jeanmarie Kennedy
Published: 6/12/17