Holmes Middle School

Igniting a Passion for Learning, One Student at a Time

  • Holmes Middle School


    2455 Mesa Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    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.


  • Hello Holmes Community,

    Last Thursday night the D11, District Accountability Committee held a school board candidate forum where candidates were given an opportunity to share their positions on various issues and decisions D11 is currently facing. Some of these are ongoing efforts and some are brand new on the ballot this year. The questions posed to the candidates included:

    • How do you see your partnership with the District Accountability Committee (DAC)?
    • What is the role of the board in curriculum development?
    • If elected, how would you create a strong partnership with D11 faculty and staff?
    • What are your feelings about the Facilities Master Plan? 
    • and more...

    To watch a recording of the panel discussion, click the link below:

     DAC School Board Panel - 10/22/21

    Password: DACRecording21

    Our school board is an elected body which represents your interests with the district. They make key decisions that affect the district as a whole, but also Holmes directly. While there are often opportunities to have direct input into these decisions through participation on committees, the greatest impact you have is voting for candidates that will represent your views accurately and form effective partnerships with school and community leaders.

    We send this information on behalf of the Holmes School Accountability Committee, and hope you will take a moment to get to know these candidates better in order to make an informed decision on your ballot, due Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021.


    Tony Karr, Holmes Principal

    Hannah Ditto, SAC Chair

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  • Parents and Guardians,

    Conference week at Holmes is scheduled for the last week in October. Please see the modified schedule below, followed by the important information about conferences.

    October 25-29 Schedule

    • October 25: Normal School Day
    • October 26: Normal School Day
    • October 27: Normal School Day followed by Conferences 4:30p-8:00p
    • October 28: No School - Conferences 8:00a-8:00p
    • October 29: No School and No Conferences

    Important Conference Information

    • Conference SignUpGenius links will be emailed directly from your student's teachers on October 14.
    • All conferences will be 10 minutes per student, and be held in-person at the designated room listed in the SignUpGenius.
    • D11 Mask Mandate is in effect. Please be sure to wear a mask inside any/all Holmes buildings.
    • All time slots in the SignUpGenius will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign up early for a greater selection of time slots.

    We look forward to seeing you at conferences.

    Tony Karr, Principal

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  • Holmes Community,

    Holmes is proud to be holding a Veterans Day Assembly to show gratitude for our military on November 11, from 2:50-3:50pm, in the Holmes Cafeteria.  We would be honored to have any community Veterans attend this event.

    One feature during the event is a slide presentation filled with photos of veterans within the Holmes community. If you would like to be represented, or would like a family member represented in this presentation, we ask that you email Rachael Napper at rachael.napper@d11.org no later than October 29, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email from Ms. Napper within 24 hours of submission.

    Please include the following in your email:

    • The photo or photos you would like used
    • The name/s of the people you would like recognized, exactly how you would like them to appear in the presentation (all spelling will be copied)
    • Information about or a message to the photographed, exactly how you would like it to appear on the slide. (all spelling will be copied)
      • Information can include: Name/s, years of service, major events served, branch served, awards won, and/or message of love or appreciation.  

    Showing gratitude to our community veterans is important to us, and we would love your personal participation!  

    Tony Karr, Principal

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  • Holmes Parents and Guardians,

    If you would like to learn how to view and interpret CMAS test results from the 2020-2021 school year, please see the attached documents. If you choose to view your student's test data, I encourage you to read the attached documents in order to understand how to interpret this data while taking into account the challenges that pandemic learning has presented to our city, state, and county.

    For additional resources and information, you can also visit the Colorado Department of Education website by clicking this link.


    Tony Karr, Principal

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    messages/attachments/29d948f3106df671ff54a58a432633ba/21-CMAS_Understand_Score_Reports_for_ELA_and_math-ENG.pdf (1034.5 KB)
    messages/attachments/75e2942d0279108e0f8b2ad3210c9cbb/21-AssessmentResults-FAQs-Family-ENG.pdf (432.0 KB)
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