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!!
“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.
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.
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 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.
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!