September 21 – 27 (Middle School)
Posted on: Sep 20, 2019
Auditions for the MS Production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”
Calling 6th-8th Graders! Here is your opportunity to be onstage in this year’s Middle School production! “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” auditions will be held Monday, September 23 starting at 3:45 pm in the MS Black Box. If you are interested in seeing the audition sides in advance, please visit Mrs. Scarberry’s office.
Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest
Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest begins this week for students that are interested.
Homecoming Spirit Week Theme Days
September 30 – October 4
Monday: Time Period Day
Tuesday: Color Out Day
Wednesday: Meme Day
Thursday: Pajama Day
Friday: Dutch Day
Monday, September 23
6th Grade Visit to Mark Twain Elementary, 12 – 2:30pm
Friday, September 27
4th Grade Outdoor Day
Please see 4th grade PSL page for more info
Important Athletics Announcement
For many years, all 7th and 8th students were required to select a sport, with competitive and non competitive offerings available. Competitive teams required students to be on campus later than the regular school day and commitment to competitions in late afternoons and evenings. For this reason, we also allowed students to request that an alternative sports commitment outside of school to meet the athletic requirement. Beginning this school year, we added a Physical Education class for 7th and 8th grades. This class continues the program that begins in 4th grade and focuses on Oklahoma State PASS Standards for Physical Education. In this course, our goal is that students have fun while participating in games, being active in a fitness program, and staying engaged with their peers. We believe that all students will benefit from this fundamental course being part of the school day if they are not part of an athletic team.
With this new addition of Physical Education to our program, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, all 7th and 8th students will be enrolled in Physical Education and will be dismissed at 3:10, the end of the regular school day for middle school. Any student who desires to be on a competitive team will be able to sign up for a competitive team in the place of PE. Several sports require a tryout due to number of participants, space and coaching availability. If you participate on a competitive team, that will fulfill the physical education credit. Athletic team practices will conclude at 3:30pm daily, with most competitions being in the evenings.
Crystal Lawson and Steve Heldebrand
Cub Scouting Opportunity at Holland Hall!
Pack 44 is recruiting new members for the 2019-2020 school year. If your son or daughter (1st grade through 5th grade) is interesting in experiencing scouting and missed the recruiting event held on September 10, please contact James Redfearn at 918-845-3328 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box Tops for Education Made Easier
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school’s Box Tops earnings online.
Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
Middle School Basketball Try-outs
Tryouts for basketball this year will take place on the following dates:
7th Boys Basketball
Tuesday, October 8, 2:30-4pm (MS gym)
Friday, October 11, 2:30-4pm (MS gym)
8th Boys Basketball
Wednesday, October 9, 2:30-4pm (MS gym)
Friday, October 11, 2:30-4pm (US gym)
Girls Basketball (7th and 8th grade)
Monday, October 21, 2:30-3:30pm (MS Gym)
Wednesday, October 23, 2:30-3:30pm (MS Gym)
Players must attend both tryout dates, unless receiving prior approval.
We ask that parents do not attend tryouts, as we are trying to create an environment that is equal for everyone involved in the process. By not allowing outside spectators, the students are able to compete without any added pressure of parents watching and coaches are able to evaluate without any outside biases.
7th Girls – Kelly Jeffries
8th Girls – Brandon Johnson
7th Boys – Brock Morton
8th Boys – Sparky Grober
Tryouts will be taking place during the athletic period and all fall coaches are aware that any athlete trying out for basketball will be missing sports that day.
Basketball practices will begin on Monday, October 28 and the first game is Monday, November 11.
The 7th and 8th grade will have one competitive basketball team per grade, per gender. There will be 12 players selected per team; ten players will suit up each game and an additional two players will have the option of being a practice player for the year. The purpose of the practice player role is to allow a player to continue to develop one’s basketball skill and participate in each practice. All players who do not make the team(s) will have their choice of joining Wrestling, APT (athletic performance training), Dance, or Physical Education.
The Holland Hall basketball teams participate in the Pinnacle Conference and adhere to all OSSAA guidelines.
Middle School Clubs
Middle School Clubs opportunities for the year were announced at Assembly yesterday. For a complete list of these offerings, please visit the Middle School page on the Holland Hall website where you will find a Clubs tab on the left.