Students were treated to an amazing visitor at the All Holman Reads kick-off assembly. George Dennehy, born in Romania without arms, is an accomplished musician and international motivational speaker. He sang and spoke to the school about what it was like when he was in middle school, without arms. Click here to watch the video.
10/13 & 10/14: School Pictures
10/14: SCA Fall Dance- 6:30PM-8:30PM
10/19: Principal’s Coffee- 8:30AM
11/5: Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Holman Middle School is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Innsbrook. So mark your calendars now to join in on November 5th This walk is a walk that is dedicated to raising money for care, support, and research of Alzheimer’s Disease. This year, Holman Middle School’s Goal for Fundraising is $2,000. Help us reach this goal by everyone donating in some way. If you would like to make a financial donation you may go to tinyurl.com/scawalk2016 and click on donate. We also need walkers to represent Holman Middle School. In person registration starts on October 17th. students will be able to sign up each morning before school the week of the 17th. Students, and parents, may also register by going to the same site and clicking on “Join the Team” that is under “Our Walk”. Come out and support Holman as we try to help fund a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The SCA is proud to announce that this year’s Fall Dance will be on October 14th from 6:30-8:30 in the school gym. Please note: formal dance attire is not required! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. They may also be purchased the week of the dance in Mrs. Tignor’s room from 8:05-8:30 (Wed-Fri prior to the dance). This year’s theme is a Fiesta – so feel free to BYOS. (Bring Your Own Sombrero) In addition to a DJ, there will be a photo booth and refreshment, snacks and pizza available for purchase. Each student gets one free photo booth session; each additional session may be purchased for $1. All concessions will also cost $1, so students should plan on bringing a few extra dollars with them. We hope to see everyone at this year’s school dance. OLE!
This year, parents, you can access Schoology by using your child’s login credentials.
Click on the Schoology link at the top of our webpage or go to http://henrico.schoology.com and enter your child’s Henrico Google account login and laptop password. You will be prompted to enter it twice. This will bring you directly to the student’s Schoology homepage. Here is a troubleshooting guide to help if you are having any difficulty.
Students have already received training on how to access Schoology during their Huskie 21 time are a great resource to help you access and navigate the site.
Currently, the Schoology Parent Portal is not available, but will be piloted at Holman in the near future. For more information, please see this link on what Schoology has to offer.
Dance team tryouts have been postponed indefinitely. At the current moment, we do not have a dance team coach and we are actively looking to fill the vacancy.
For those who are interested in trying out for the dance team, please continue to listen to or read online the daily announcements for information pertaining to the new tryout dates.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during this process.
New and First-Time Holman Middle School Families: Before your child can receive a laptop, parents/guardians MUST complete an overview/training of our 1:1 laptop initiative. You have the option of doing this online or in-person. In-person training will be held two times over the next few weeks (information and links below).
6th Grade Families with older children who have attended the Laptop Training in the past and current HCPS employees: You do NOT need complete the training. However, to ensure our records are up-to-date, please fill out the Completion Form (link below).
Returning 7th and 8th Grade Families: You are not required to complete the training and you do not need to fill out the Completion Form.
Option 1: In-person training dates and times
- Monday, August 15 from 4:45 – 5:15 @ Holman Middle School Auditorium
- Tuesday, August 30 from 8:00 – 8:30 @ Holman Middle School Auditorium
Option 2: Online Training Information
We encourage you to complete the online training at your convenience. To access the online training please visit our school web page and look for On-Line Parent Training or use the links below. Once you finish the training, please fill out the completion form. The form is our conformation you completed the training and will be required for your child to receive his/her laptop on Fee Day.
Links for Parent Training:
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
Andrew Neiburg, Holman’s Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT)
Attention Rising 6th Grade Students: The Huskie Huddle, Holman Middle School’s sixth grade transition program, will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 here at Holman. Brochures detailing the event were distributed through elementary schools to rising sixth grade students and are also available here. The Huskie Huddle is a wonderful event full of excitement and great information for our future Huskies! We highly recommend all students attend if they are able. Please be sure to register your child to participate either through the paper registration form or online link provided within the Huskie Huddle brochure. All information regarding the event and specifics on how to register can be found in the brochure provided above.
Parent Laptop Information Sessions
To help parents understand the laptop initiative, every parent of a student new to HCPS Middle Schools is required to complete parent technology orientation. Parents who have completed training for an older sibling or parents who are employed HCPS are not required to attend training but are encouraged to attend. If you have attended a training session in the past, a form will be provided in August for you to submit electronically to Instructional Technology. If you are in need of training, you may attend an in-person training session hosted at any HCPS middle school or you may complete parent training online. Online training is updated each fall (August) and made available to parents of rising 6th graders and to parents of students new to HCPS schools. Live sessions in HCPS middle schools are held during the early fall only.
Site Based Parent Information Session
Parents are encouraged to take the online training, but also have the option to attend in-person training at Holman Middle School.
Site Based Parent Information Session Dates
- Monday – August 15 from 4:45 – 5:15 PM @ Holman Middle School
- Tuesday – August 30 from 8:00 – 8:30 AM @ Holman Middle School
Laptop & Schedule Distribution and Fee Day
Laptop & Schedule Distribution and Fee Day will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the following times:
6th grade: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7th grade: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
8th grade: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
* We will only be able to distribute laptops and collect fees for the students in each grade level during the specified date and time only. We apologize, in advance, if this causes families multiple trips to the school.
More details will come throughout the summer regarding paying fees online and a mandatory laptop training session for those parents/guardians who will have a HCPS-issued laptop in their home for the first time.
For those students who are unable to be at school on this date/time, schedules and bus information will be available via the ParentPortal during Labor Day weekend. Laptops will be issued the first week of school.
Required summer reading information is available by clicking on this link: http://holmanmiddleschoollibrary.weebly.com/
The HMS supply list for 2016-2017 is available by clicking here.
Please consider shopping at Office Depot/Office Max for your school supplies in support of HMS. HMS will receive a credit of 5% of your total purchase price. Specific information, including a special school ID code for HMS, is available by clicking here.