There are a number of athletic activities to choose from at Holmes. Check back often to view updated schedules and information.
Click on the link below for more information about sports.
Battle of the Books
The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage middle school students to read quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format at district, regional, and state competitions creates interest and excitement in reading.
Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!
Students who are participating in Battle of the Books may access Sora to read the books online or on their phones. When you access Sora, select Rockingham County Schools and Holmes Middle School. Login with the first part of your email. Your password is your birthday: month, day, year.
The Science Club seeks to engage students beyond the classroom by bringing in after school guest speakers. The speakers will share their experiences and knowledge on topics of local and national interest.
Math Counts, a national enrichment program, increases enthusiasm for and enhances achievement in middle school mathematics by building math skills, promoting logical thinking, and sharpening students’ analytical and problem-solving skills. The National Society of Professional Engineers and CAN Insurance Companies started the Math Counts program in 1983. Current sponsors include the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, NASA, and the General Motors and Cray Research Foundations. Members study together and compete with students across the state to solve math problems.
For more information, view the MathCounts website:
Our student council is made up of representatives from each sixth, seventh, and eighth grade homeroom. The student body elects officers who provide leadership and effective representation for HMS students. The student council meets periodically with their sponsor to plan projects that will make Holmes Middle School stronger. Every spring student council members serve as tour guides for fifth grade students who will attend Holmes as sixth graders in August. During Teacher Appreciation Week, the student council usually provides refreshments for our teachers. The sponsors are Mrs. Evans and Mr. Lovin.
Our mission is to create a yearbook that accurately reflects Holmes Middle School and its activities during the school year.
Our mission is to help students discover some of the coolest national and state parks. Students will make mini-presentations to share about parks they have visited. Students may have a chance to earn some Junior Ranger Bandages if they so choose.
All meetings are monthly. Check the events calendar for updates.
Contact Mr. Conkle for more information.
Gaming Club Information
Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment that strives to meet the needs of all abilities of ALL students while fostering an interest, participation, knowledge, and enjoyment of board, card, and role playing games.
Open to: ALL 6th-8th grade students enrolled at Holmes Middle School. ALL Students and skill and knowledge levels of games are welcome.
Meeting Times: Wednesday’s 3:30-4:30 *rides here by 4:30*
Starting: January 29th- Ending: May 27th
Meeting Place: Behind Library, next to Chorus room, where the white tables are.
Goals: While aligning with our school and county goals to give students the ability to compete globally and reach their highest potential. The Gaming Club aims to allow students a safe place to explore, gain, and grow the skills they need to not only be successful but also happy individuals. Skills learned through game play include: cooperation, team building, character growth, self confidence, conflict management, time-management, critical thinking, and support classroom skills such as basic math and reading comprehension. Overall, being involved in afterschool activities improves a student's grades, attendance, and college opportunities.
Agenda: Games to learn include, but are not limited to: Chess, Fluxx card game, Pandemic Board Game, and intro to TTRPG’s (table top role playing games). Additionally students will have opportunities to teach their favorite games to the club. All games will be age appropriate and family friendly.
Advisor: Echo Robertson
Phone: (336) 623-9791
*Best way to reach is by email.
Athletics, Activities, and Clubs
Holmes Middle School holds numerous extracurricular activities and events each year, including Band and Chorus concerts, academic and athletic awards assemblies and a holiday Canned Food Drive to benefit our local Food Pantry.
Numerous before and after-school organizations thrive at Holmes, including Battle of the Books, The Yearbook, Student Council, Bible Club, Science Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Students can also find their sport of choice at Holmes Middle, including Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Track and Baseball.
Click on a thumbnail below for more information. If you are interested in a club and don't see additional information below, call or email us for information.
Battle of the Books------Mrs. Crane
Math Counts--------------Mrs. Dorsett
Student Council---------Mrs. Blackwell