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!
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.