Career Day 2016
Career Day will be November 8, 2016
All students will be participating in this event. Students will choose three different career presenters to listen to. Students will sign up for those choices on the following days in their social studies classes.
8th Graders - Tuesday, November 1st
7th Graders - Wednesday, November 2nd
6th Graders - Thursday, November 3rd
Click here to see the list of career presenters
Understand Anxiety in your child seminar
Clarkston Area Youth Assistance will be hosting a free parent seminar on "Understanding Anxiety in your Child". They will have free child care if needed. It will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. For more information and to RSVP for child care call CAYA: 248-623-4113.
New Student Breakfast
New students to the Holly District are welcome to come eat breakfast on September 23rd. Students will be sent an invitation to attend.
6th Grade Parent Night March 31st at 7:00 pm
Informational night for upcoming 6th grade parents. We will be talking about the "life as a Middle Schooler."
Freshman Parent Night -March 3, 2016
Current 8th graders and their parents are invited to the high school, for the Freshman Parent Night. It will be in the auditorium from 7pm to 8pm on March 3rd.
5th Grade to 6th Grade Scheduling
On February 3rd and 4th, the counselors will be traveling to the elementary buildings to talk to the 5th graders about middle school life and scheduling classes. The students will be given scheduling sheets to take home and discuss with parents. Students will return sheets to their teachers by February 12th. On Feburary 18th, Rose and Holly Elementary will be coming to HMS to visit, take a tour and sign up for classes. On Feburary 19th, Patterson and Davisburg Elementary will come to HMS.
6th Grade Educational Development Plan
On February 25th and 26th, 6th graders will be working on their EDP's with Laura Caldwell (District Career Facilitator) and Middle School Counselors.
7th Grade Educational Development Plan
On February 29th and March 1st, 7th graders will be working on their EDP's with Laura Caldwell(District Career Facilitator) and Middle School Counselors. They will be using career cruising to do an interest inventory, set career and life goals, and discovery learning styles.
8th Grade Educational Developmental Plans
On February 1st and 2nd, 8th graders will be working on their EDP's with Laura Caldwell (District Career Facilitator) and Middle School Counselors. They will be using career cruising to do an interest inventory, set career and life goals, and discovery learning styles.
7th to 8th Grade Scheduling
On January 27th the counselors will be presenting 8th grade scheduling information. Students will be given scheduling sheets to be completed and returned on February 5th to their social studies teachers. The students will go to the computer lab to put in their 8th grade scheduling requests on February 10th.
8th to 9th grade Grade Scheduling
On January 27th , Mrs Lusk, the high school counselor, will be presenting 9th grade scheduling information. She will show a PowerPoint of high school information that the students will find helpful in their high school transition. On February 9th, the high school counselors will join the middle school counselors to help the 8th graders work on their four year high school plan. These four your plans will be collected and then return to students and parents during the 9th grade parent night on March 3rd. Students will then put their classes into career cruising with the counselors on March 21st during their social studies classes.
6th Grade to 7th Grade Scheduling
On January 27th the counselors will be presenting 7th grade scheduling information. Students will be given scheduling sheets to be completed and returned on February 5th to their social studies teachers. The students will go to the computer lab to put in their 7th grade scheduling requests on February 11th.
Career Day - November 6, 2015
Career Day is scheduled for November 6, 2015. Baker College will be hosting the Career Day this year. They will have several speakers/careers that our students can visit. The students will have the opportunity to have an hands on approach during Career Day.
New Student Breakfast
On September 25, 2015 we invite all new students to our district to come eat breakfast with us. This is a way for us to get to know the new students, spend some time with them, and enjoy each others company while eating breakfast. We have over 70 new students to HMS this year!
8th Grade OTC Visit - May 28th
On May 28th, 2015, HMS will be taking the 8th graders to visit the Oakland Technical Center in Clarkston. This is a great opportunity for our students to see the various programs that OTC offers. Students will have the chance to take these classes during their high school years, typically 11th and 12th grade.
In order for all students to attend we will go in two groups. Students whose last names begin with A – L will be going from 11:45 am to 2:15 pm and student whose last names begin with M – Z will be going from 8:00 am to 10:45 am. Students will be given a tour of the various programs such as culinary arts, health sciences, transportation technology, visual imaging and several others.
Rob The Drummer - February 27th
Rob the Drummer will be presenting to our students on anti-bullying, anti-drugs, positive self-image and self-esteem.
Oakland Community Resources for you and your family
How to get organized for homework and schoolwork
How to take good notes
Oakland County Truancy Program
Parent and Caregiver Series sponsored by Brandon Township Public Library, Oakland Family Services and Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance on Setp 22, Oct 27 and Nov 10.
Remember what you've learned
Ways busy parents can help children succeed on standardized tests
How to study more effectively
Free Study Skills Group at Oakland University November 15, 2014
How to do better on tests