HMS Weekly Update 9/17/18 - 9/21/18

Homecoming Week Spirit Days:

Monday: Comfy Day
Tuesday: Hat Day
Wednesday: Sports Day
Thursday: Class Colors (6th Grade: Red, 7th Grade: Yellow, 8th Grade: Green)
Friday: Red and White Day

Student IDs:

All HMS students will be receiving ID cards on Tuesday with a lanyard. They are to wear these everyday. This ID badge is also their lunch card. Replacement badges will cost $3.

Test Center Instructional Assistant:

HMS will be hiring a part time Test Center Assistant. Please see the job posting and email Mrs. Bair.

Scholastic Book Drive at HMS

Getting books in the hands of all students is a priority at Holland Middle School. We’d love for your assistance in providing every student with a free book each month. For a donation of only $10, you will sponsor one middle school student to receive a new book each month of the school year. Checks can be made out to the HMS Scholastic Funds and sent to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423.
We are very close to being able to place our first order and provide a book to every student! Every dollar will get a book in the hands of a student! This will be their book to keep!

If you have questions about this new program, please email Mrs. Kangas at ckangas@hollandpublicschools.org or Ms. Franklin at afrankli@hollandpublicschools.org for more information.
Please feel free to share the above message on Facebook.

Playground Balls Needed

If you have used footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, or kick balls that aren’t being used at your house, Holland Middle School would be grateful if you donated them. We use these for lunch activity time with our students.

Parent Participation Committee

HMS is excited to announce we have a PPC (Parent Participation Committee, formerly known as the PTO)! The co-chairs (Candis DeBoer and Ortencia Bos) are excited to finalize details to launch the PPC and explore ways parents can support our middle school students. Please look forward to more information about future events and the request for parent volunteers.

Carpool and Parking Lot-

There have been several notes about issues in the parking lot before and after school with congestion and unsafe behaviors. Here are some tips to keep kids safe and expedite pick-up/drop-off of students:
-Only drop students off when you are pulled up next to the curb. DO NOT drop off in the middle or left lane as this backs up traffic and puts your child in danger.
-Only cross at one of the two crosswalks.
-If there are no open spots along the curb, please pull into the parking lot and walk to pick up your student.
-Be Patient! There is nothing worth putting our students in danger. 
-Officer Hamberg will be there most days after school and will try to be present in the mornings. 
-Please email Mr. Cassidy if you would be interested in helping direct traffic and walkers at the crosswalk from 7:00-7:35. His email is ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

Communication-

Please continue to check the HMS Web Page or Facebook for any updates about events happening at school. Please make sure that you have an up-to-date email address in our Student Information System (Infinite Campus) as newsletters and updates will be emailed. Please be sure to sign up for HPS text alerts.
 

If you ever have questions about something that happened at school, please reach out to the school as we can get you accurate information.

Be Nice-

Holland Middle School will be an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students will be able to nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy.

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Nick Cassidy

Principal

Holland Middle School

616-494-2425

HMS Weekly Update 9/10/18 - 9/14/18

HMS Weekly Update- 9/10-9/14

 

Monday, 9/10-

 Picture Forms Sent Home

Thursday, 9/13-  

 8th Grade Field Trip Forms Due

Friday, 9/14-

 Picture Day

  - 8th Grade Field Trip to Van Raalte Farms- Civil War Muster

*Forms were sent home on Thursday, 9/6

Schedule-

  -9:00- begin loading buses

  -9:30- presentation at Van Raalte Farms begins

  -11:30-presentation at Van Raalte Farms ends

  -11:45-return to HMS

If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org.  

 

Scholastic Book Drive at HMS

Getting books in the hands of all students is a priority at Holland Middle School. We’d love for your assistance in providing every student with a free book each month. For a donation of only $10, you will sponsor one middle school student to receive a new book each month of the school year. Checks can be made out to the HMS Scholastic Funds and sent to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423.

If you have questions about this new program, please email Mrs. Kangas at ckangas@hollandpublicschools.org or Ms. Franklin at afrankli@hollandpublicschools.org for more information.

Please feel free to share the above message on Facebook.   

Playground Balls Needed

If you have used footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, or kick balls that aren’t being used at your house, Holland Middle School would be grateful if you donated them.   We use these for lunch activity time with our students.
 

Carpool and Parking Lot-  

There have been several notes about issues in the parking lot before and after school with congestion and unsafe behaviors.   Here are some tips to keep kids safe and expedite pick-up/drop-off of students:

-Only drop students off when you are pulled up next to the curb.   DO NOT drop off in the middle or left lane as this backs up traffic and puts your child in danger.

-Only cross at one of the two crosswalks.

-If there are no open spots along the curb, please pull into the parking lot and walk to pick up your student.

-Be Patient!   There is nothing worth putting our students in danger.   

-Officer Hamberg will be there most days after school and will try to be present in the mornings.  

-Please email Mr. Cassidy if you would be interested in helping direct traffic and walkers at the crosswalk from 7:00-7:35. His email is ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

Communication-  

Please continue to check the HMS Web Page or Facebook for any updates about events happening at school.   If you ever have questions about something that happened at school, please reach out to the school as we can get you accurate information.   

Be Nice-

Holland Middle School  will be an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students will be able to nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

HMS Weekly Update 9/3/18 - 9/7/18

Monday, 9/3- No School- Labor Day

Friday, 9/7-  Picture Day
 

Carpool and Parking Lot-  

There have been several notes about issues in the parking lot before and after school with congestion and unsafe behaviors.   Here are some tips to keep kids safe and expedite pick-up/drop-off of students:

-Only drop students off when you are pulled up next to the curb.   DO NOT drop off in the middle or left lane as this backs up traffic and puts your child in danger.

-Only cross at one of the two crosswalks.

-If there are no open spots along the curb, please pull into the parking lot and walk to pick up your student.

-Be Patient!   There is nothing worth putting our students in danger.   

-Officer Hamberg will be there most days after school and will try to be present in the mornings.  

-Please email Mr. Cassidy if you would be interested in helping direct traffic and walkers at the crosswalk from 7:00-7:35. His email is ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

Schedules-  

There were many changes to schedules made last week.  While there may still be some cases that involve schedule changes, most are now set and will remain in place until Semester when some student electives will switch.   Thanks for you patience and understanding as made those needed adjustments.

Communication-

 Please continue to check the HMS Web Page or Facebook for any updates about events happening at school.   If you ever have questions about something that happened at school, please reach out to the school as we can get you accurate information.   

Lockers-  

We are still working on getting lockers updated.  If your child was not assigned a locker and needs one for for their belongings or equipment, please email Mr. Cassidy.    We have noticed that most students are not using their lockers at all.

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls-  

If you are interested in joining the girls volleyball team, we have practice everyday at HMS from 3-5pm.  Please pick up a physical form and insurance form from Mr. Werley in the gym or from the High School Athletic Office if you are interested in playing.  Please see Miss Crennell or Ms. Bleeker with any questions.

Be Nice-

Holland Middle School  will be an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students will be able to nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

 

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

HMS Weekly Update 8/27-8/31

HMS Weekly Update 8/27-8/31

 

It was a good first two days at Holland Middle School.   Thanks to everyone for all of the support and well wishes.   We are still ironing out a few wrinkles and appreciate your patience and understanding.   

 

Calendar reminders:

Friday, 8/31-  No School

Monday, 9/3-  No School- Labor Day

 

Schedules-

 There are some adjustments that will be made to teacher and student schedules this week in order to adjust the hour a Spanish class is offered and to create a couple of new sections of Language Arts.    In the end, this will help us meet the needs of our students and help reduce class sizes in a few of the classes. Unfortunately, we might not be able to make these changes for a couple of days as we need to be able to have the staff ready for the moves.  

 

Communication-

 Please continue to check the HMS Web Page or Facebook for any updates about events happening at school.   If you ever have questions about something that happened at school, please reach out to the school as we can get you accurate information.   

 

Lockers-

 We are still working on getting locker updated.  If your child was not assigned a locker and needs one for for their belongings or equipment, please email Mr. Cassidy.    We have noticed that most students are not using their lockers at all.

 

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls-

 If you are interested in joining the girls volleyball team, we have practice everyday at HMS from 3-5pm.  Please pick up a physical form and insurance form from Mr. Werley in the gym or from the High School Athletic Office if you are interested in playing.  Please see Miss Crennell or Ms. Bleeker wtih any questions.

 

Be Nice-

Holland Middle School  will be an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students will be able to nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

 

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

Weekly Update 8/10/2018

Dear Holland Middle School Families,

We are very excited to welcome you back to school in two weeks.  There are several important notes about the Open House on August 20th.    During this time your child will get his/her schedule, locker, chromebook,  and be able to tour the school to find their classes and meet their teachers.  

Important Details for the Middle School Open House:

When:   August 20th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where:  373 East 24th Street, Holland

Meetings with the Administrative Team:

When:  5:30pm and 6:30pm

Where:  Cafeteria

Notes:  These meetings will last about 15 minutes during the Open House

Chromebook Distribution

When:   5:00pm- 7:00pm

Where:  Media Center

  • Holland Middle Students will receive new Chromebooks this year!  

Important Technology Registration Details:

•Parents please come with your students to the Technology Registration room. This will be in the Media Center during Open House.

•You’ll need to pay the $20 Technology Fee for each Holland Middle School student, and sign the Acceptable Usage Policy with your student.

•Chromebooks will be issued on the first day of classes - only to students who have completed Technology Registration.

•Families who do not complete Technology Registration during Open House will need to come to the Holland Middle School main office by Friday, August 24, to complete the Technology Registration process.

School Supply List

Please visit the Holland Middle School webpage for a school supply list.  

Athletics

Practices for middle school fall sports begin on August 15th (7th-8th football) and August 21st (6th-8th boys/girls cross country, 7th-8th boys soccer, 6th-8th girls tennis, and 7th-8th volleyball).

In order a student to participate, the following requirements must be met prior to the first day of the season:

A current physical examination form must be on file in the athletic office. In order to be valid for the 2018-19 school year, the physical must have taken place on or after April 15, 2018. Physicals completed prior to this date cannot be accepted. The form must be signed by the parent/guardian and the student

Insurance fee of $30 per school year must be submitted to the athletic office. The fee can be waived by submitting a waiver form (available in the athletic office and online at www.hollanddutchsports.com) prior to the first day.

Contact the athletic office at 494-2250 for more information.


Estimadas familias de Holland Middle School,

Estamos muy emocionados de darle la bienvenida a la escuela en dos semanas. Hay varias detalles importantes que deben saber sobre el Open House que tendremos el 20 de agosto. Durante este tiempo, su hijo obtendrá su horario, su casillero, su Chromebook y podrá recorrer la escuela para buscar sus clases y conocer a sus maestros.


Detalles importantes para el Open House de la escuela intermedia:
Cuándo: 20 de agosto de 5:00 p.m. hasta 7:00 p.m.
Dónde: 373 East 24th Street, Holland

Reuniones con el equipo administrativo:
Cuándo: 5:30 p.m. y 6:30 p.m.
Dónde: Cafetería
Estas reuniones durarán aproximadamente 15 minutos durante el Open House

Distribución de Chromebook:

Cuándo: de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.
Dónde: Media Center


¡Los estudiantes de Holland Middle recibirán Chromebooks nuevos este año!
Detalles importantes de registro de tecnología:
• Padres, por favor, acompañen a sus alumnos a la sala de registro de tecnología. Esto estará en la biblioteca durante las horas del Open House.
• Tendrá que pagar la tarifa de tecnología de $ 20 por cada estudiante de Holland Middle School y firmar la Política de uso aceptable con su estudiante.
• Se les darán los Chromebooks a los estudiantes el primer día de clases, solo para los estudiantes que hayan completado el Registro de tecnología.
• Las familias que no completen el registro de tecnología durante el Open House deberán acudir a la oficina central de Holland Middle antes del viernes 24 de agosto para completar el proceso de registro de tecnología.

Lista de útiles escolares:


Visite la página web de Holland Middle School para obtener una lista de útiles escolares.

Office Staff

Holland Middle

373 E 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2425
Nicholas Cassidy
Principal
616-494-2426
Rene Bair
Assistant Principal
616-494-2431
Kimberly Stevenson
Site Supervisor
494-2478
Fatima Morales
Secretary
616-494-2435
Amanda Ortega
Registrar
616-494-2433

School Times
7:35-2:42

Half Day
7:35-10:35