Meet the Holmes Counseling Staff

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Ellen Shields: All 7th Graders, 8th Graders (Last names S-Z), Head counselor. Se habla espanol.

Marci Sarette:   All 9th Graders, 8th Graders (Last names Mc-R)

Macara Nicoll: 8th Graders (A-Ma). Please identify yourself as a Holmes parent or student when emailing since she is also a Emerson counselor.

Michael Ann Pedone: Counseling secretary and registrar.

Social Emotional Support

If you need Social Emotional Support, please visit the DJUSD Social Emotional Support Page for resources, and to access the Social Emotional Support Referral Form.  Referrals are confidential and are forwarded by email to the administrative team in the Student Support Services Department. Only those individuals with a need to know will be informed of the referral.  All referrals will be responded to within 24 hours or the next school day.


2021-22 Program Planning Updates

Here is all the latest on Program Planning for 2021-22.  See Course Catalog and Grade Resources dropdowns below for more details.

2021-22 Junior High Catalog 

Holmes Junior High School Program Planning Dates 2021-2022:

Incoming 7th grade:

  • March 8-10 - 6th grade visits via Zoom
  • March 10 - Incoming 7th grade parent night, 6:00pm via Zoom

Incoming 8th grade:

  • March 15 - presentation to 7th grade AIM Cluster, 4th period
  • March 16 - presentation to 7th grade Sunflower Core, 2nd period
  • March 16 - incoming 8th grade parent night, 6:00pm via Zoom

Incoming 9th grade:

  • March 17 - incoming 9th parent night, 6pm via Zoom
  • March 18 - presentation to current 8th graders during 6th period small group, 12:45-1:45 - attendance required
  • March 19, 29, 30 - Q&A/Makeup course planning presentation for 8th/9th, times TBD

Incoming 10th grade:

  • February 3 - DV video during advisory shown to all students
  • February 3 - DHS Incoming 10th parent night 7:00pm via Zoom
  • February 10 - DV Optional advisory for those interested
  • February 10 - DHS Materials pickup 3:30-4:30 at Holmes
  • February 11 - DHS presentation to all 9th graders during 6th period small group 12:45-1:45 - attendance required
  • March 11 - DHS/DV forms due

ALL Holmes Course Request Sheets (incoming 7, 8, 9) due March 31, 2021!