September 7 – 13 (Middle School)
Posted on: Sep 06, 2019
Don’t forget that 4th-6th grade movie night is Saturday, September 7 from 6-8 pm in the MS Black Box.
Middle School Parents’ Association Meeting
Please join us for our first MS PA Meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 8 am in the Middle School Alumni Center.
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.
Middle School Attendance
We want to be sure you are aware of the Attendance Policy per the Parent/Student Handbook as well as the need for a Planned Absence Form to be completed by students if they know they will be out of school.
Holland Hall deems attendance and punctuality for all school commitments as important. Regular attendance is a critical component in the educational experience of every student at Holland Hall. In order to fully master concepts and skills covered throughout the year, and to receive full credit for an academic year, students need to be present and on time for the vast majority (90%) of class time.
Students who accumulate more than 8 absences per semester may be denied credit for that course. In addition, zeros will/may be given for all assignments, quizzes and tests. When a student nears this limit, an attendance review with the student, parents, student’s advisor, Dean of Students, and/or Branch Head will be convened. We recognize that there could be extenuating circumstances resulting in an exception. These must be approved by the Branch Head.
Unexcused and Excused Absences
Excused absences will not count toward the 8 day limit of absences. These include school sponsored activities, religious holidays, family emergencies, funerals, weddings of close family members, honorary situations (to receive an award, to perform at a special event), approved academic and service events, and approved sports events for those in alternative sports.
All other absences, unless deemed by the Branch Head to be an extenuating circumstance, will be counted as unexcused.
Students in Middle and Upper Schools need to communicate with child’s advisor and Branch Assistant the dates of these planned absences by completing a Planned Absence form found on the Parents page of the HH Website.
Students are required to communicate with each teacher to find out what work will need to be completed and turned in upon return, the child’s advisor will provide a form on which to track all make- up work and due dates. It is expected that students return to school with all work completed and any missed assessment scheduled in a timely manner.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Please join us in the Book Room (PS Annex) as we gear up for the 60th Annual Holland Hall Book Fair! Volunteers are always needed, numerous opportunities are available each month, and your time earns points for your student’s grade! Earn DOUBLE points for donations AND hours during the October Book Drive! Please visit the link below for more info and to sign up!
Middle School Basketball Try-outs
7th Grade Boys
Oct. 8 & 11 @ 2:30-4 pm
8th Grade Boys
Oct. 9 & 11 @ 2:30-4 pm
7th & 8th Grade Girls
Oct. 21 & 22 @ 2:30-3:30 pm
Must attend both try-out dates.
Afternoon Pick-Up Reminders
Special note: we ask that 7th/8th parents not arrive until 3:20 to allow for 4th-6th parents to get to their children. 7th/8th parents arriving early block the flow of traffic for the earlier dismissal times. And please note: 7th is to be picked up on the West side of MS, 8th is on the East side.
Student pick-up during dismissal time can be challenging. In order to ensure the safety of all students during pick-up, please be familiar with time/locations below and adhere to these throughout the year. At no point should parents park their cars in pick-up lanes. Parents who need to come inside should park in a designated parking area.
Important Note: There is NO PARKING along the curb between 7:45-8:15 or between 3:00-3:45. Parents who need to come inside should park in a designated parking area. When dropping off and picking up, we ask that you pull as far forward as possible to maximize the number of cars on the drive.
If a student cannot be picked up by 3:25 (4th-6th) or 3:50 (7th-8th), he/she will need to report to the Extended Day Program for After Care, a service provided for a fee by Holland Hall. We cannot let students wait around for rides after these times as they would be unsupervised.
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.
After School Enrichment
Magic Carpet Ride
Enhance your knowledge of geography & history as we depart on a Magic Carpet Ride! Explore continents, countries, cultures, and life lessons as you travel the world Disney style! Stops on this world tour include Hawaii with Moana, the Frozen Tundra with Elsa & Anna, Africa with Simba, China with Mulan and more! Don’t wait to get your ticket to save your seat on the Magic Carpet Ride! It’s going to be a trip to remember!
Grades: 4th-6th grade
Cost: $225 (includes supplies)
When: Tuesday’s, Sept 3- Nov 19, 3:15-4:15 pm
Location: Cochran Conference Room
Enroll: email Debbie Almohandis at email@example.com
MS Lunchroom Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to help in the lunchroom this year. Shifts run from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm. Please contact Toni Parchuri at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a shift that fits your schedule.