Recent Posts

Veteran’s Day Observed

Holmes first grade students

Holmes students observed November 11, 2011 Veteran’s Day with a special gathering outside at the¬† front of the school. Each student had a small USA flag which they placed in the ground after saying the Pledge of Allegiance. At the end of the school day, each student got to take one of the flags home.

Walking Track Ribbon-Cutting

The Holmes School walking track was officially dedicated on Monday, September 26, 2011, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Joba Chamberlain led students, teachers, parents, and friends in a walk around the track at the end of the ceremony.

Joba Pays It Forward

New York Yankees pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, stopped in at Holmes Elementary School¬† on Friday, August 26, and gave a lot of hugs and high fives. He also gave something else, document cameras and projectors for the school and a promise to match funds for more technology later this year. Students enthusiastically responded to Joba’s visit and will certainly benefit from his generosity. Thank you so much, Joba!!

Prairieland Dairy Visits Holmes

“Drink milk….Why? Because it does a body good.”

Every day Mr. Pedersen, our principal, encourages the students to drink milk. We’ve even had a milk challenge in the lunchroom to see which grade level could waste the least amount of milk. On May 4, students were treated to a visit by representatives of Prairieland Dairy. They brought a milking cow and her calf to school and students got to eat a cup of Prairieland ice cream while they learned some fun facts.

Click here to watch a slideshow of all the classes.

Grill Out Day

April 28 was the annual Grill Out Day at Holmes. The Lefler Jazz Band played on the front lawn of the school while students, family, and friends ate lunch. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Click the following link to see more Grill Out Day photos.

Summer Technology Program

LPS will once again be offering a summer technology program for students who will be entering grades 5-9 in the fall of 2011. All classes will be held at the Information Technology Focus Program at 285 South 68th St. Place, Fourth Floor. Sessions will be in June and will include a variety of topics such as Lego Robotics, Animation, GarageBand, and Video Special Effects. There will be a fee charged for all summer sessions. For more information please visit the Summer Technology Program website. Registration begins Monday, April 4.

Science Fair

Jetta and Olivia with their science board.

Jacob and Skylar's science fair experiment.

On March 28, 2011, Holmes School held their annual science fair and pancake feed. All fifth grade students were responsible for participating in a science experiment and creating a display board.

March Food Drive

The fifth grade leadership committee collected the food for the 2011 Holmes food drive.

This year’s food drive was held the week of March 14. Over 3000 food items were collected which added up to 11 barrels of food for the food bank. The fifth grade leadership committee were the students who collected the food from each of the classrooms. For a “job well done” Mr. Pedersen has offered a popcorn party to the entire school. We are proud that our students and their families are generously giving back to those in need of food.

Read Across America

March 2, 2011 is called Read Across America Day. March 2 is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss. If he were still alive he would have been 107 this year. The Cat in the Hat came to Holmes School and read a Dr. Seuss book to the kindergarten, first, and level 1 ELL students on Monday, February 28.

Two Swans Visit Holmes

As the students walked into school on the morning of December 23, the last day of school before the winter break, they noticed two white swans sporting red bows walking around the inner courtyard. One of our third grade teachers had brought them to school from her farm. It made the day into an exciting adventure for everyone!