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A Message from the Principal

Dave Koenig, Principal

Welcome to Holmes Elementary School – Home of the Hedgehogs! Holmes opened in the fall of 1937 and is named in honor of George Holmes – president of the First National Bank. George donated the land for the school with the stipulation that the school be named for his mother, Emma H. Holmes, an early settler. The school occupies the place where his childhood farmhouse and barn once stood.

Holmes Elementary serves approximately 400 students in our preschool through fifth grade program. Specialist teachers in art, music, physical education, computer science, and library media use their expertise and talents to provide a well-rounded program for our students.

At Holmes Elementary School, we provide a caring, safe, and productive environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and effort. There are three school-wide expectations for behavior at Holmes Elementary School: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible.

Holmes Elementary School’s talented staff is committed to making school a great experience for our students. Our staff work diligently to provide instruction for students at their success level, differentiating instruction so all students are challenged and feel success. We honor the unique strengths, talents, and diversity of each of our students and dedicate our efforts to help each of them experience individual success.

We value the partnership with our parents and our community. Parents know their children best and our partnership is valuable in helping us to support the unique needs of students. We are fortunate to have an active and supportive PTO. The PTO offers many educational enrichment supports that provide opportunities and experiences for students that otherwise would not exist. The PTO allows parents multiple opportunities to become involved in different activities that support our students and school.

I am honored and excited to join this successful community and am committed to advancing our mission: The Holmes School Community is committed to individual academic achievement and character development in a safe environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 402-436-1143 if you have questions or if I can be of assistance to you.

Warmest regards,

Dave Koenig
Holmes Principal

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If you would like to help Holmes fund any of our additional school projects, just click on the picture. When you reach the Fund-a-Need website, click the box in front of K-5 and choose Holmes Elementary. Click on search and proposals from our school will be listed for you. We thank you for considering an investment in our students!