O. W. Holmes Junior High School

Holmes Bulletin


  • On February 19, 1942, U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.
  • Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of Yosemite National Park.
  • On February 21, 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot and killed by assassins identified as Black Muslims as he was about to address a rally in New York City; he was 39.
  • George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution.



Are you interested in classic rock and roll music?  If so, bring your lunch and come to room 54 Friday (tomorrow) at lunch to join in our exploration of rock music.  All are welcome.


For more information see Mr. Schwab in room 54.


Battle of the books for this year starts Monday, February 25th. The battle event is on April 12th during periods 2-4. All team registrations are due by next Wednesday February 27th. You can pick up registration forms in the library or possibly your English teacher's classroom. Finally, if you did not see the classroom presentation, there is a Prezi showing all the titles and a quick summary of the books. Please come by the library if you have any questions.


Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers exciting summer courses at Sac State like All the World's a Stage, Escape Room Math, Video Game Development, Messy Science, and many others. To join these interactive and hands on classes, you need to take the ATS Qualifying Exam, which will be offered here at Holmes on Thursday, March 7th after school. Come to the office for a registration form and to sign up or follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ATS_Holmes2019.


Tickets are now available for A Night at Coconut Grove, an fun filled evening of jazz music, dinner, and silent auction, Saturday March 2 at Emerson Junior High.  The Davis Senior High School and junior high jazz ensembles will be performing during the evening.  This fundraiser, organized by the DHS Band Boosters, supports all the DHS band programs.  Tickets range from $20 for students to $50 for adults, and can be purchased through the DHS Band Boosters website: groups.dcn.org/dhsbandboosters


Spring Sport Paperwork Deadline


The spring sport paperwork deadline for:


Soccer is Friday, February 15th


Track is Friday, Friday, April 12th


Please remember that even if you do your paperwork online, your sport paperwork is not complete UNTIL you turn in the paper copy of your current physical signed by a physician.


If you have been cleared to play a sport during the fall or winter, you are all set for the spring and do not need to turn in anything else.


Questions????  Email Leigh Choate @ lchoate@djusd.net


Dismissals:  Students leave class at the dismissal time listed, not earlier.  Times listed include time to change into uniforms and time for transportation to DHS.  

2/19 Boys LAX JV 1:45

2/20 Boys Tennis JV 2:45


Please contact Laurie Williams lwilliams@djusd.net if you have any questions regarding DHS sports.



Annual Sports Physical Clinic

Saturday, June 1st - 8:30am-11:30am

Sutter Davis Family Practice, 2030 Sutter Pl. Suite 2000

$20 benefits Davis High Athletics

Please bring a Sports Physical Examination Form  completed, signed by a parent/guardian  in order to participate in the clinic. Available on Athletics page, forms folder: https://dshs.djusd.net



Looking for a quiet, dim lit room to be in during lunch?  Ms. Amsler hosts the space to sit and breath and do gentle stretching on yoga mats that are provided every Thursday at lunch.  Room D-30.  No experience or commitment required.  Just a place to relax.  The first half of lunch is for guided meditation, eat quietly and peacefully the 2nd half.  


ASB Class Rep Clubs

ASB and Class Rep Meetings

Wednesday, February 20 @8:30AM  & Class Rep meeting 4th period in G-45

Wednesday, March 6 @ lunch

Wednesday, March 20 @ 8:30AM.  Class Rep meeting 4th period in G-45



Mindfulness:  Mondays 12:15-12:35 in room E39

Science Bowl:  Mondays 3:45-4:45 in room B19

American Sign Language Club:  Mondays lunch in room D29

STEM CLUB:  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in room B19

Robotics and Coding Club:  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in computer lab

MathCounts:  Wednesdays at lunch in room B21

Yoga and Meditation: Thursdays at lunch in D30

Chess Club: Thursdays 3:30 in D31