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Holmes Students Learn About Waves in the Hallways

Holmes 8th Grade Science students reently started a Unit on Waves.  Some may remember the crests, troughs, and the amplitude from their own learning experiences. Holmes students got to that knowledge into the 21st Century, by studying the waves in the hallways and the rest of the school. Science teachers Mrs. Lauritsen, Mr. Hartman, and Mr. Welter, all sent their students into the hallway and other classrooms to track and map the wifi in Holmes Jr. High.  Students used an iPad app along wi [...]

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Holmes Students Learn About Waves in the Hallways

Holmes 8th Grade Science students reently started a Unit on Waves.  Some may remember the crests, troughs, and the amplitude from their own learning experiences. Holmes students got to that knowledge into the 21st Century, by studying the waves in the hallways and the rest of the school. Science teachers Mrs. Lauritsen, Mr. Hartman, and Mr. Welter, all sent their students into the hallway and other classrooms to track and map the wifi in Holmes Jr. High.  Students used an iPad app along wi [...]

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How Holmes Classrooms are Getting Cross-Curricular

Some 7th Grade Science students got a lesson not only in the phases of the moon, but also in poetry. Jim Duff was struck with an opportunity, "Such an incredibly beautiful an dethereal subject  was receiving a fairly dry and clinical treatment in my class." Mr. Duff decided to spice things up a bit. The moon is the subject of many works of creativity, including songs, artwork, and poetry. Mr. Duff was inspired by the haiku, which typically deals with the beauty of nature. In particular, he [...]

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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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Cardamone Receives Award

Congratulations, Ashley Cardamone (Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls) and Elizabeth Mastalio (Mid City High School in Davenport)! These Panthers earned the Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award for exemplary K-12 teaching. #DiscoverUNI

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NEIBA Honor Band

A great day at the NEIBA honor band Saturday. All ten students from Holmes were in the top three chairs for their section and five were first chair in their band. Three students: Cian W, Taylor J and Kristen E were selected to the All Iowa band that performs in May. Congrats!

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Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to Joe Kangas, Eli Flint, Skylar Zimmerman, and Amya Thornton for competing at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition at the Hearst Center for the Arts! Advancing to the state competition in March is Amya Thornton with Skylar Zimmerman as the first runner-up.

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2019 Football Playoff Information

Tickets for the Quarterfinal Play-off football game for this Friday, Nov. 8th, vs. Benttendorf are now for sale in the high school main office. All tickets are $8.00. Cash or check only! Passes will NOT be accepted. Avoid the lines and purchase your tickets ahead of time!

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Abbi Zaugg - Doodle 4 Google Winner

Representatives from Google recently attended a ceremony at Holmes to announce that eighth grader Abbi Zaugg is one of the 53 state and territory winners in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo, inspired by the theme “What Inspires Me" with her doodle, “Galaxy of Music.” On her entry, Abbi said, “I love music and art. They inspire me and help me to express myself. I think the neat thing is that we are j [...]

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Science Olympiad Team Places at State Competition

On April 7th Holmes Junior High grabbed both the 2nd place trophy and a 5th place finish in the Iowa Science Olympiad. The contest was held at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This was only the second time in its 18 year history that the Holmes Science Club has entered two teams in the Olympiad. The Science Olympiad consists of 23 science events ranging from pencil and paper tests about subjects such as Rocks and Minerals and the Solar System to events where teams have to build [...]

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Road Less Traveled

On April 12th Holmes Jr. High sent a delegation of 39 young women in 9th Grade Physical Science to the Taking the Road Less Traveled conference on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa. The conference is a program promoting women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. Following an opening address focused on bravery and perseverance, the group separated into breakout sessions exploring different STEM majors and careers. Breakout sessions featured a range of science an [...]

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Pep Bus for Friday - Championship Game

9th grade students - the high school will be offering a pep bus for Friday games in Des Moines as the state tournament.  Tomorrow's game will be at 8:15pm. The bus will only be open to 50 students (1 bus).SIGN UP HERE - PEP BUS GOOGLE FORM - Championship GameFirst come, first served between Peet, Holmes and the High School.The cost for Friday will be $6.00.  You will not need to fill-out a parent permisson form, we just need a phone call or note from a parent.  You will need to sign-up on [...]

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MathCounts Team Performs Well at Regional Competition

The Holmes Junior High MathCounts team competed on Friday, February 16 at the regional competition held at Hawkeye Community College.   Seven students qualified for the  State Competition next month!Individual awards:Akshat Mehta -- 1st place, Connor DeGroote -- 2nd place, Jack Beecher -- 4th place, Ryan Watson -- 8th place,Eli Flikkema -- 10th place. Team Award:Holmes team (comprised of Akshat Mehta, Ryan Watson, Kimi Du and Hari Surnedi) -- 3rd place

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Holmes Science Club Delegation Advocated for After School Programming

A delegation from Holmes Jr. High school including Jenna Atkins, Kunyu (Kimi) Du, Brendan Moody, Simon Plassman, Harri Surnedi and staff member Logan Mork traveled to the State Capitol on Tuesday to visit with legislators about the positive impact After School programming has had on them.  The delegation met with Representatives Bob Kressig, Walt Rogers, Senator Jeff Danielson as well as a number of other legislators while showcasing their After School Science Club.The students from [...]

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Belin-Blank Center Honors Former Holmes Student

Krisha Keeran, a student at Cedar Falls High School, and a former student at Holmes Jr. High, was among the students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently honored at The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center's Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, recognized students were given the opportunity to honor a teacher they credited for having a profound influence on their lives. Krisha selected Mr. Duff of Holmes Jr. High for this honor.The ceremony was held Sunday, October 8, [...]

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2017 1st Round Football Playoff Pre-Sale Tickets

You are encouraged to purchase your First Round football playoff tickets for the Cedar Falls vs. CR Prairie football game in the high school office.  This will help you avoid lines at the ticket booth on Friday night at Wartburg College.  All tickets are $6.00.  You can purchase your playoff tickets anytime in the high school office between 7:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. this week.  We are accepting only cash and check for payment, please.

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Holmes Bike Club

The Spring Session of the Holmes Bicycle Club had "check-in" days for 8 weeks in April and May.  David Butler, Will Coloff, Charis Crozier, Colin Seeks, Nick Thompson and Aleah Timm all had perfect attendance.  They each earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech and had their name in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate.  Nick Thompson was the lucky winner.  Neel Shah rode his bike 7 of the 8 days and also earned a $10 gift certificate to Bike Tech.  Grace Bobeldyk and Eli Flikkema ro [...]

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Tiger Pride Garden

Looking for something to do this summer?Come to Messy Mornings in the Tiger Pride Garden! Tuesdays 10‐11 am at Tiger Pride GardenstarƟng June 6th Join UNI students in learning gardening basics suchas planƟng, weeding & harvesƟng Enjoy taste tasƟng fresh produceBring your friends and come see how fungardening can be!

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Holmes Students Advocate for Afterschool Program

The Holmes delegation of Jakobi Davis, Zoe Edgington, Lillie Fitzgerald, Jacob Smothers, Lily Watson, Noah Weigel, Dan Bower and David Welter meet with Representatives Bob Kressig and Timi Brown-Powers in the House Chambers. Six Holmes students joined their ECHOES After School program coordinator Dan Bower and recently retired Holmes Principal David Welter as they traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines on February 14 and 15. The trip was part of a STEM awareness initiative hosted by t [...]

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Holmes Students Advocate for Afterschool Program

The Holmes delegation ofJakobi Davis, Zoe Edgington, Lillie Fitzgerald, Jacob Smothers, Lily Watson, Noah Weigel, Dan Bower and David Welter meet with Representatives Bob Kressig and Timi Brown-Powers in the House Chambers.Six Holmes students joined their ECHOES After School program coordinator Dan Bower and recently retired Holmes Principal David Welter as they traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines on February 14 and 15. The trip was part of a STEM awareness initiative hoste [...]

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Math Peer Tutors @ Holmes Jr. High

Students that need help with their math - either due to being absent or finding a concept difficult can get one-on-one help during Tiger Time from another student through the Math Peer Tutor program. The 36 Math Peer Tutors (grades 7th, 8th, 9th) are students that excel in math and find doing math problems to be fun. This is the second year for the Math Peer Tutors program. Luke Becker and Blair Hudson are the sponsoring math teachers. A big thank-you goes out to the Cedar Falls [...]

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7th Grade Science Students Plant Trees

On Friday, October 28th, twenty-two students from Mrs. Amanda Johnson’s and Mr. Jim Moeller’s 4th hour science class, assisted by math teachers - Mrs. Sue Green and Mrs. Jen Reiter  and parent volunteers - Deana Olson and Vic Loughlin  planted six evergreen trees  - 3 White Pine and 3 Norway Spruce. This planting completed the two rows of evergreen windbreak between the track/football field and the residential housing on 8th Street.  A special thank you goes to Green Scene of Black [...]

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Bike Club Winners

Holmes Bicycle ClubAdvisors:  Sue Green & Lauren BauerSponsors:  Bike Tech & Iowa Bicycle CoalitionFall 2016 – Attendance Winners                 8/8 Fridays                               7/8 Fridays               6/8 FridaysEmma Bonjour           Makayla Kinder          Katie Butler               David AslamovGrace Bobeldyk         Mason Niu                 Antoine Cuhat            Joey PhillipsDavid Butler              Jordan Rundel           Isaiah JenningsWill Coloff       [...]

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Bridget Adam receives award of excellence for 15 years of dedicated service to Business Education

The Iowa Business Education Association held its annual fall convention at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Urbandale on October 23rd and 24th, 2016.  The theme, “Elect Business in 2016”, provided the framework and focus of the conference which included many engaging and informative sessions. Bridget Adam from Holmes Junior High was one of over 115 Iowa business educators who attended the convention.  Presenters from industry, education, and publishing companies provided timely i [...]

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Rock the Word Authors Visit Cedar Falls Schools This Week

Rock the Word Authors Visit Cedar Falls Schools This Week On September 14-15 Cedar Falls Schools will host Rock the Word. Rock the Word is an intensive and hands on approach, with five multiple award-winning authors. They work with students to harness their creative voice. The authors share a passion for writing, reading and reaching into any student and elevating their innate storytelling abilities. The authors will visit Peet Junior High and Holmes Junior High with an all-school assembly [...]

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National Arts in Education Week

We thank our amazing art, vocal music, band, orchestra and drama teachers! Our district is so lucky and very blessed to have such talented, passionate teachers for our students!Art TeachersVocal Music TeachersBand InstructorsDrama TeachersLisa KlenskeEliott KranzKyle EngelhardtMichelle RatheEmily LuensmannAlice PruisnerGerald RamseyJoe FrennaAshley CardamoreSarah DeutschLaura EngelhardtLeesa TalbotDagan RobertsonAaron HansenBen ByersdorferAlice PruisnerChad WolfNancy DreyerEric LinsSaman [...]

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Tiger Kickoff

Mr. Meyer and several others went above and beyond the call of duty to set up the Tiger Kickoff for our fall athletes - of special note Stormy and Melissa gave of their own time to come back to help with the event and after the event was over at Holmes took meals to our 9th grade football players who were still practicing at Peet, our coaches who stayed around after the event to help our custodial staff clean up.  Thank you to all that helped and came. 

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Holmes & Peet Teachers Receive Honors

Family and Consumer Sciences instructors are encouraged to be active in their community and profession. At the Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators Conference on June 13th, Maxine Barrows (CFCS), Tammy Knox, Brenda Patterson and Megan Droste received the award called BEST in Iowa. BEST stands for Belong (Professional Membership, Professional Leadership, Professional Committees, Community/School Involvement), Excel (Mentoring, Honors/Awards, Presentations, Published Articles), Study [...]

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TIGER PRIDE KICKOFF

This Wednesday August 31st, Holmes Junior High is hosting a meal for all Fall student-athletes. We will be serving hotdogs, chips and a drink. All attending athletes will meet after practice in the cafeteria and the meal will be served at 5:00 PM.Our purpose and hope is that this will be a great way to kick off our Fall activities. This will be an opportunity for our student-athletes to share a meal and the same message regarding school spirit and support for each other.We are asking [...]

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Holmes Bicycle Club

Holmes Bicycle Club Advisors:  Ms. Bauer & Mrs. Green Check in at the front door (7:30 – 7:50)DatesFriday – September 2                             Friday – September  30Friday – September 9                             Friday – October 7Thursday – September 15                      Friday – October 14Friday – September 23                          Friday – October 21  (Hot Choc) Attendance AwardsAwards provided by Bike Tech6 out 8 days – Free Water Bottle from Bike Tech7 out of 8 [...]

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Boost 2016

We had 154 students participate in the Boost Program this year.  Students will better prepared for the transition to junior high. Emphasis was placed upon appropriate skill development and subject areas including reading, math, science and organization skills. Boost was offered the week of Aug 8– Aug 11 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Participants took part in a mini school day that will introduce concepts, ideas and skills for use during their seventh grade year. It was a great way to meet new [...]

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Free Summer Lunches for Kids & Teens

Holmes JHS, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare are offering free summer lunches to youths and their families.  Kids and their families are enjoying a good lunch and activities this summer at Holmes.  All are welcome, come check it out.  Dates: July 11th- August 11thMonday –ThursdayTimes: 11:45-12:15pm Meal Service12:20-1:00pm Youth ActivitiesWhere: Holmes Jr. High CafeteriaEnter in the back doors next to basketball court. [...]

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TIGER PRIDE GARDEN SUMMER WORK DAYS

All Holmes Jr. High students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade are welcome! Join us every Tuesday (starting June 7th) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for gardening activities!  We will meet in the garden! Please remember to…Wear old closed toe shoes (no flip flops) and old clothing And it’s recommended to...Wear sunscreen and bug sprayBring a water bottleFor more information about the garden and weather cancellations go the Holmes Jr. High website under program opportunities. Contact: tigerpridegarde [...]

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2016-2017 Registration Information

Welcome to Cedar Falls Schools!From preschool through high school, our school district is proud to offer excellent educational choices to students and families.On this page, you will find everything you need to enroll and register your child for school. Whether you are new to the school district, registering your child for the first time in preschool or kindergarten, or been in the District for sometime, please see the list of registration forms here.If you have any questions or need addit [...]

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Holmes Students Participate in All-Iowa Eighth Grade State Honor Band

Congratulations to Holmes band students Megan Smith, David Butler, Christopher Sell and Emma Cryer on their acceptance into the 2016 All-Iowa Eighth Grade State Honor Band. More than 250 students competed at the district level for one of the 22 spots from the Northeast district of Iowa. The students performed at the state convention in May, including a premiere piece written in their honor and conducted by the composer.

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