Holmes Middle School

Igniting a Passion for Learning, One Student at a Time


  • PTA Clothing Exchange!

    At lunch times on the 19th and 20th, students will be encouraged to go through the clothing selection and choose anything they like for themselves or their family members!  It’ll be kind of like going vintage clothing shopping.  The kids can grab clothes that will be new to them absolutely FREE!  It should be lots of FUN!  Check out the attached flyer...

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  • Good afternoon, Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome to 2022! Looking for a fresh start and new ways to support your students' education? Staying involved can take as little as 5 minutes a week and or an hour per month. Please consider a visit to our Volunteer Opportunity page on the Holmes website to learn more. 

    Recently added volunteer opportunities include: 

    Fridays, 11:00-12:40 (Can work one Friday a month or as many as four): Work our Hawk Shop during lunches to provide students an opportunity to buy prizes with their SOAR Bucks (Behavioral Rewards). You will setup the shop, sell merchandise and close down the shop at the end of 8th grade lunch. All items are in a rolling closet making it easy set up and close down. Contact Annette Brown.

    2.5 hours weekly (10:30am-12:30pm or 12:30-3:00pm): Supervise and provide support and encouragement to students while they are accessing a quiet, calm room, removed from regular class. Volunteers will be required to go through D11 background check and fingerprinting process. Contact JoAnna Jones.

    Thank you for considering the highlighted options above, or any other identified commitment on the Holmes Volunteer Opportunities page. 

    Tony Karr, Principal and the Holmes School Accountability Committee

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  • Holmes 6th Grade Parents and Students,

    We have been presented with an incredible opportunity for the entire 6th Grade Community at Holmes Middle School to take part in the High Trails Outdoor Education Experience in Florissant, Colorado, March 28-30, 2022

    High Trails (https://www.htoec.org/) is an experience-based learning program for our students that supports the Holmes Middle School curriculum and highlights areas including ecology, Colorado history, geology and responsible use of the outdoors for all students.  This is also a great leadership experience for the students, and they will experience team building activities that will give a foundation for personal growth, new friendships and memorable experiences!  

    Our kids need time to unplug, just have fun and work in a collaborative, positive setting with their peers now more than ever!  

    If you have any interest in supporting this endeavor please reach out to Kisti Felps at kistib@gmail.com or 406.570.5037 to be a part of the planning.

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  • 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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    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.

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