Fourth graders at Holmes attended Heritage School in November and December. Each fourth grade class went to Pioneers Park which is where the schoolhouse was moved when the Nebraska State Fair changed locations. Most students dressed as pioneer children and took their lunch in a tin can. Various activities such as a spelling bee and a cursive writing lesson were included in the day’s activities.
Fifth grade leadership team members were in charge of helping almost 400 Holmes students with the October 19th student vote. Voting took place on computers in the media center and all votes were tallied electronically.
Superintendent of LPS, Dr. Joel, was one of the speakers for the Safe Walk Assembly held Wednesday afternoon, October 6. All of the students received a free t-shirt provided by FedEx and several students received prizes for creating the best safety posters.
Helen, a fourth grader at Holmes School, has won Lincoln’s Learn Not to Burn poster contest. She got to ride to school on a fire engine on the morning of Oct. 6. The whole school and Lincoln’s fire chief gave her a cheering welcome on her arrival. We are proud of you, Helen!
October 5 was the safe walk to school day at Holmes Elementary. All the students rotated through four stations to learn about safety issues. These kindergarten students are learning to use the school crosswalk safely.
Students from Union College could be seen on September 9 helping beautify Holmes School. They worked on cleaning up the flower beds in the front of the school and adding new mulch. We very much appreciate the time and effort they gave to help make our school more attractive.
Can you guess who the mystery hedgehog is? Open house night was the first time the new hedgehog costume could be viewed. A big thank you to Mrs. Newell, a Holmes paraeducator, for creating our mascot.
Holmes students and staff as well as friends and family have worked hard to build up funds to make a walking track around the school. It’s a $25,000 commitment and we have close to $10,000 towards its completion. We welcome contributions to support our project so that we can add to the health and well-being of our students and the community. We would love to have the 2010-2011 school year take us to the top!!
Governor Heineman has declared April as “Internet Safety Month” in Nebraska. The Federal Government recently released a free booklet titled ‘NetCetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online’ that offers strategies to parents for talking to their children about appropriate behaviors online. To look at this informational booklet in PDF format, click on the link below.