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5K Club

The fall 5k club will begin next week.  Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:15 from Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday, October 9.  Students will be training to run the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism 5k in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, October 11.  Space is limited to the first 30 students who return forms to Coach Hughes in room 521.  Please email Coach Hughes at jhughes2@wcpss.net if you have questions.

Required forms for participation:
-Fall 2014 5k Club Intramurals Parent Letter and Permission slip
-5k Parent Consent Form_Practices
-5k Parent Consent Form_Raceday


Science Fair is December 10th, click here for more information


AIG Testing Nominations

Parents/guardians may nominate their child for AIG testing during a nomination window. The last day to submit a nomination for the Fall semester will be September 17. A second nomination window will be available in the Spring semester. A written nomination is required and may be sent via email to Dawn Farmer at jfarmer3@wcpss.net

Once a nomination is received, data is collected which includes EOG performance, teacher and parent observational checklists, benchmark scores, student work samples and student grades. This information is shared with our School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) who makes the decision on whether to refer for evaluation. Both the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA) are group administered to those students who are referred for evaluation. The SBCGE reviews all test scores in conjunction with previously collected data and determines if (a) the student qualifies for AIG services (b) the student does not qualify for AIG services or (c) additional individual testing is required to determine eligibility. 

Please note that this process takes a semester to complete. Students who qualify will begin services at the start of the next semester.

Parent Academy

The Wake County Public Schools System is excited to announce their first Parent Academy Catalog. The catalog contains a series of free skill-building classes, workshops, and educational events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and contribute positively to their child’s academic and social success.
The Parent Academy is a Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) initiative designed to strengthen the relationship between parents/guardians and schools and to help parents navigate the school system. Research shows that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education.
This is a partnership with a diverse team of WCPSS educators and local community agencies, organizations, businesses, schools, and faith-based institutions.
To learn more about workshop options and registration information, visit www.wcpss.net/parent-academy

Parent Academy English Catalog Click Here
Parent Academy Spanish Catalog Click Here



Join Our Email List

If you're new to Holly Ridge or your email address has changed from the 2013-2014 school year please click below to join our email list. Be sure to include your student's name and your relationship with the student.


2014-2015 Volunteers

The volunteer system will be open daily through October 31, 2014 for anyone interested in volunteering in the WCPSS. All approved volunteers from the 2013-2014 school year must come in to renew their volunteer status.


Important Daily / Weekly Resources ...
This Week's Hornet eNews Update
Student Activities Calendar
Daily Instruction Postings by Teachers
HomeBase Parent Access Application Process
WCPSS Student Email Login
Announcements & News ....
Enrolling a New Student
Rising 9th Grade
Rising 6th Grade
Middle School Learning Guides
Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Single Subject Acceleration
Online Payments for School Items
2014-2015 Sports Pass Information
School Supply List
HRMS Bullying Hotline
2014-15 Elective Course Descriptions

Home Base Outage –
September 19-22

PowerSchool and PowerTeacher will be unavailable from 5pm, Friday, September 19th until 6am, Monday, September 22nd due to DPI system maintenance.

Parents, Click Link to Email your Student's Absence Note


Holly Ridge Middle School
Emily Mountford, Principal
950 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540