Holmes Middle School is the largest middle school in Rockingham County. Led by principal Nicole Lancaster and assistant principal Dennis Paschal, Holmes has 66 certified teachers, four Teaching Assistants, four Guidance Department Staff, and a Media Specialist. Thirty-seven percent of HMS teachers have earned Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees. The school has seven National Board Certified teachers.
Holmes Middle School
211 N. Pierce Street, Eden, NC
Phone: (336) 623.9791
Instructional Hours: 8:25 am - 3:25 pm
Office Hours: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Grades Served: 6-8
Colors: Maroon, Gray, and White
Ms. Nicole Lancaster - Lead Learner & Principal
I am honored to be the lead learner and principal of JE Holmes Middle School. Our goal at Holmes is to create an inclusive environment where all of our students can grow and learn. If I can be of assistance to you during the 2018-2019 school year, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please accept my best wishes for a great year!
Mr. Dennis Paschal - Assistant Principal
I am honored to be the assistant principal at Holmes Middle School and join the Mustang family. I look forward to working with our staff, students, parents, and community to members to create a school environment where all students can succeed. I believe, by engaging in our students with a variety of instructional methods and high expectations, our students will be successful.
I am a 2007 graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018 with a Master of School Administration as a participant in UNCG's Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program. Prior to entering administration, I taught Social Studies. I completed my principal internship at Western Rockingham Middle School. I am excited to bring my experience as a teacher to the table as an administrator to help Holmes be the best school it can be.
Please do not hesitate to contact me here at the school or through email if I can be of any assistance.
James E. Holmes Middle School believes that all students will be successful.
James E. Holmes Middle School will prepare all students to be successful in high school and in their post-secondary lives as global citizens.
Directions from Greensboro, NC:
Take US 29 N to Exit 154, NC 14 (Eden Exit) in Reidsville. Turn left and follow NC 14 N approximately 11 miles. Turn right onto E. Moore Street. Go 1/4 mile to the school on the left.
Directions from Martinsville, VA:
Take US 220 S to a left onto US 87 S in Ridgeway, VA. Continue for approximately 5 miles. Bear left onto US 14 S and continue approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto E. Moore Street. Go 1/4 mile to the school on the left.
James E. Holmes Junior High School was created by the consolidation of Leaksville-Spray Junior High and Draper Junior High in the fall of 1967. At that time, Holmes served seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. Students from Douglass Elementary School joined the Holmes family in 1968. In 1991, Holmes Junior High School made the transition to James E. Holmes Middle School. At that time, sixth graders moved from the area's four elementary schools to Holmes, and ninth graders moved to Morehead High School.
Our PTSO consists of parents, teachers, and students working together to support Holmes Middle School and its programs. The PTSO usually meets in the school media center on the first Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. of the month unless there is no school. Check us out on Facebook at Holmes Middle School PTSO.
The PTSO's biggest fundraiser is our candy bar sale. This year it will start on October 10 and finish up on October 26. The chocolate bars sell for $1.00 each and profit goes to helping our students at HMS.
We also sponsored the Halloween and Winter dances in 2017 and helped student council with the Valentine's dance in 2018.
In 2017, we were able to raise enough money for the new door system, to sponsor children from our "Mustang Tree" at Christmas, purchase turkeys at Christmas and Thanksgiving for families in our school, provide the teachers and staff with various lunch options each day of teacher appreciation week, and help our school in many other ways.
In 2018, we have helped with the beautification of the outside entry way, cleaning of the carpets in the media center and office areas and have free after school events planned for the students to enjoy in September.
We look forward to serving the needs of the school as whole and working with the families that make not only our school, but our community, a great place to be.
Email the PTSO at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Current Board Members:
Co-Presidents: Jenifer McLamb and Ashley Hopper
Vice President: Tilda Barnes
Treasurer: Denise Balser
Secretary: Jessica Witt
There is no fee for PTSO. All parents are encouraged to be apart of the activities and we look forward to a fantastic school year!