February 15 – 21 (Middle School)

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

Holland Hall hosts sexual violence expert at free, public talk

Recent studies show that more than 20 percent of women and 5 percent of men will experience rape or sexual assault in college. And the risk is increased during the first few months of their first and second semesters, according to the Campus Sexual Assault Study published in the Journal of American College Health.

That’s why Holland Hall is bringing Dr. John D. Foubert, a national expert on sexual violence and the dangers of pornography, to speak to students before they go to college. And the school is inviting area parents, school administrators, teachers and college officials to come to a public talk with Foubert at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the Walter Arts Center’s Branch Theatre.

Foubert, who is the dean of the College of Education at Union University, also serves as an expert for sexual assault prevention in the U.S. Army and founded the national nonprofit organization One in Four, which has worked for 20 years to apply research to rape prevention programs on college campuses, in communities, and in the military. He’s been interviewed frequently by CNN, C-Span and NPR, as well as the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Time Magazine.

He will speak to eighth-grade and Upper School students on Friday, February 21. If parents have any concerns about their students attending, please talk to a branch head.


8th Grade Pictures

The deadline for submitting pictures for the 8th grade promotion video (which will be shown at graduation in May) is March 1. Please submit your pictures as soon as possible. If you have already sent your pictures in, please disregard this message.Here are the particulars for sending in pictures:

Please send in 3-6 photos of your student, including one as a baby/toddler, one from around the time s/he started at HH, one from this year, and 2-3 more of their years leading up to/including 8th grade. Group photos are great, but keep in mind that pictures with 8 or fewer subjects will work best. The photos do not need to be from school activities but those are welcome of course. Please send these photos to gradvideohh@gmail.com in .jpeg format. If you are unable to scan your pics, feel free to drop off physical photos to Kelly Danner and let her know they’re for us. We’ll scan them in the correct formal. IMPORTANT: Please be sure all [photos (digital or physical) have your student’s first and last name attached. 

Feel free to email us, mtmelega@cox.net, with questions.

Theresa Melega and Swati Patel
8th Grade Promotion Coordinators


ISAS 2020: We need Middle School parents!

The Parent Volunteer SignUp Genius Link for ISAS Arts Festival 2020 is now live!  Almost 4,000 people from 43 independent schools will be on campus April 2-4, and we need every part of the Holland Hall community to get involved. Plus, volunteering is the only way you’ll get to see the festival! And a quick orientation will show you everything you need to know.

What do you need to do?

  1. You must have a  KeepNTrack online background check on file. (If you have completed this in the past, you do not need another one).
  2. Decide what you’d like to do — a detailed list of volunteer opportunities can be found by clicking here.
  3. Sign up for a shift here.
  4. Everyone should make sure they’re familiar with the ISAS Calendar and FAQ Page.

Faculty and staff will all be participating but have a separate sign-up sheet.

Thank you in advance for your help with making this festival the best ever.


Upcoming Events

February 17
Winter Break — NO CLASSES

February 19
4th grade Living Museum
MS Black Box
9 a.m. to 11:30am

February 20
Public Presentation with John Foubert (Parents Only)
Branch Theater
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

February 21
8th grade Student Presentation with John Foubert

March 5
All School Evening Parent Conferences

March 6
All School Parent Conferences – No Classes

March 10 – 12
8th grade Visits Upper School (2 advisories per day)

March 16 – 20
Spring Break – NO CLASSES

March 30
MS Day of Service


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The 2020 Holland Hall Book Fair needs YOU! One of the biggest ways we prepare for the Annual Book Fair is by weekly sorting in the book room/annex. We still have several dates left for you to pop in, sort a few books, have fun with friends AND support your school!

Join us after drop-off until noon on the following dates:


Also, don’t forget to clean out your toys/games/puzzles over the break and donate them to the a Book Fair!

Please contact Erin Redfearn or Kristin Lees with any questions!

Book Fair Volunteer Information »