Holmes Middle School

Igniting a Passion for Learning, One Student at a Time

Announcements

  • It’s an exciting time in D11 as we look to the future and plan a journey for years to come! You may know D11 has embarked on new Academic and Facilities master plans. Our community has been engaging with us as we ask for their input and feedback on both of these plans. There are still opportunities to give your feedback this semester. Please visit www.d11.org/rebuilding to learn about each of these plans and how they will help shape the future of School District 11.

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  • Good evening, Hawks!

    Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year. As we enter the second semester, I cannot help but be hopeful for what this new year will bring. Staff, student, and parent survey results, and feedback provided in Parent Coffee or Accountability Committee meetings have been very informative for our efforts to deliver a high-quality education for all of our students.

    Our staff has been working in a continuous improvement cycle by engaging in professional development focused on block lesson planning and implementation, and adapting our use of resources to ensure universal instruction in remote learning maintains or increases student engagement. Furthermore, in the weeks ahead, we will be returning to in-person learning via the Hybrid schedule. Due to our ability to dedicate teams of teachers for Full Remote (Inspire Online) learning, we are preparing to implement changes to the Hybrid learning experience as well. We believe these changes and improvements will benefit all learners, those engaged in Inspire Online and those engaged in the Hybrid schedule.

    Wednesday, January 6 will mark the first day of the second semester. All students will start this semester in Full Remote learning. We are in the final stages of making schedule changes for implementation of the changes noted above, and students’ schedules will be reflected in Schoology by January 5. Students should be prepared to access their Period 1 class at 8:45 on Wednesday morning via Schoology in the same format we have been using throughout this year. Inspire Online will continue with this format for the duration of 2nd semester.

    Please review the attached document for an overview of the daily schedule during January.

    For those families who have selected the in-person via Hybrid schedule, we are currently scheduled to return to that format on Tuesday, January 19. Because of fluctuation in the numbers of students changing their learning format, we are having to re-analyze and adjust the Green / Gold Hybrid groups. The Hybrid group changes will be communicated in students’ advisory class and those rosters will be posted on those Schoology pages the week of January 11. Be sure to check these rosters before Tuesday, January 19 so you know what days to arrive at Holmes for in-person learning.

    Finally, there is certainly light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but we are not out of it yet. We will follow the same safety protocols that were implemented during first semester. In addition to the January schedule overview, the attached document provides our safety explanations if you need a refresher.

    Best Regards,
    Anthony Karr, Principal

    Attachments:
    messages/attachments/378155b1ec45bfdc695d740dfd7b1b20/Parent_Communication_for_2nd_Semester_1.3.2021.pdf (252.1 KB)

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Our School

  • Holmes Middle School

    Holmes Middle School
    2455 Mesa Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    719-328-3800

     Vision Statement: Developing life-long learners who are capable of leading, creating and contributing while being empowered with confidence and self-knowledge.

     Mission Statement: Igniting a passion for learning while inspiring and empowering students for a future of their own making.

District News

  • REBUILDING

    It’s an exciting time in D11 as we look to the future and plan a journey for years to come! You may know D11 has embarked on new Academic and Facilities master plans. Our community has been engaging with us as we ask for their input and feedback on both of these plans. There are still opportunities to give your feedback this semester. Please visit www.d11.org/rebuilding to learn about each of these plans and how they will help shape the future of School District 11.

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  • BEYOND THE MASK

    We invite you to be part of a community-wide conversation as School District 11 presents Beyond the Mask: A trust-building and listening tour. The next virtual meeting will be December 15th, Learning in the Pandemic Age: How to help your student online, in-person, and in life.

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