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Winterfest Is Coming! We Would Love Your Help!

Winterfest is coming! We are excited to ask for your help and offer this family freindly and fun opportunity for our school on Saturday, February 15th from 11 AM - 2 PM! This only happens with the support of many individuals and families. There are many ways to help! Please check this graphic for ways you can help now as we plan for this fun day! If you would like to volunteer, please indicate on our Sign Up Genius!

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Holmes (Past and Current) Students Shine in State Constitution Contest

How well do you know your Constitution? Probably not as well some of these current and former Holmes Jr. High students. On Monday, January 13th, five Cedar Falls Schools students traversed the cold weather to West Des Moines to participate in the Know Your Constitution Program, sponsored by the State Bar Association. Students were tasked with completing a multiple choice quiz, and students in grades 9-12 were also challenged to write a short essay on the U.S. Constitution. Winning entries [...]

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How Holmes Teachers are Promoting Literacy Outside of the Classroom | Holmes Jr. High Jeans Day

Holmes Jr. High Teachers and Staff were granted the opportunity to promote literacy in the Cedar Valley and wear some comfier clothes at the same time! Teachers donated $5 to wear jeans on Friday, January 10th. Proceeds will go to Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow, a student organization at the University of Northern Iowa. Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow began in 2018 when a young student at UNI learned that students who do not have access to age-appropriate reading material tend to do worse [...]

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