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                 Principal's Weekly Update 10.8.23

Good afternoon Holly Ridge Middle School Families,

Greetings from your principal, Jennifer Newby.

Please remember tomorrow, Monday, October 9th is a teacher workday.  There is no school for students.  Enjoy your day and we will see everyone on Tuesday!

This week, we are teaming up with Holly Grove Middle School to fight hunger in our community!  Our Fall athletic events will be held at Holly Grove on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please come out and support our teams and the local community by bringing a non-perishable food donation to support the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.  Please see the flier here for more details.    


Attention Eighth Grade Parents

The WCPSS Early College Fair will take place Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy.  All interested 8th graders are encouraged to attend and to apply to any one of our seven early college high schools in the district.  We prioritize these unique schools as an opportunity for first-generation college students.  Please see the attached flyers for more details about the fair and where to find more information.  You can also visit the Early College website here for more information about each Early College. Please reach out to Mr. Bearman at with any questions.


Magnet Flyer (English)

Magnet Flyer (Spanish)


Fall School Dance:  Our fall dance will be held on Friday, October 20th from 3:30-5:30 PM.  All students are welcome to attend.  Additional information will be coming soon.  

Southern Region Resource Event:  Information from our Social Worker, Mr. Gaddy.


Attention Seventh Grade Parents

The week of Oct. 23rd - 29th 7th grade students will be receiving the Signs of Suicide Program during their 3rd elective period. This is a required lesson given to all 7th graders in Wake County. Please see the links below with the parent letter with an opt out permission form as well as the Brief Screening for Adolescent Depression.

We will also be sending home a paper copy through homeroom on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd.

SOS program letter


Thank you,

Mrs. Edwards, 7th grade Counselor/Lead Counselor


October is Bullying Prevention Month

HRMS is encouraging all students and staff to participate! 

  • Oct. 2nd is World Day of Bullying Prevention- Wear Blue on this day.

  • Oct. 18th is Unity Day- Wear Orange on this day

BullyingPrevention Poster Contest 

Calling all Students!!!

- Design a poster related to Bullying Prevention Month and inclusion. Be creative and colorful. The Theme is Stand Up, Speak Out. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 20th. Winners will be announced Oct. 27th. Grade level winner's artwork will be displayed in the yearbook and each student will receive a prize. Posters should be submitted to Student Services (rm 200) by the deadline.

It’s Book Fair Time!  Our book fair will be October 13-20th in the media center. Here is the access to the live link for the book fair website. The Digital Flyer may be accessed here.    

In order to make our book fair a success, we need your help!  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the book fair, please complete this Google Form.  Our media specialist, Ms. Brown will be in contact with you.  All volunteers must complete the WCPSS volunteer registration process.  You can access the link here.

Volunteers:  Anyone who plans to volunteer for the 2023-2024 school year must register using the new WCPSS volunteer system.  Click “Create New Account” and complete the required fields.  Unlike last year, this registration can be completed anywhere.  You do not need to be on a WCPSS campus.

  • Registration process for WCPSS Employees who want to Volunteer:  Although WCPSS employees do not have to go through a criminal record check to volunteer, you still have to register.  You must select the “Current Staff of WCPSS” link on MyVolunteer to complete the volunteer registration process and must use your WCPSS email address to complete the registration. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Upcoming Events:  

  • Monday, October 9th - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

  • Tuesday, October 10th - PTA Meeting at 6 PM in the media center

  • Wednesday, October 11th - Soccer at Holly Grove @ 4PM

  • Wednesday, October 11th - Volleyball at Holly Grove @ 4PM

  • Thursday, October 12th - Football at Holly Grove @ 4PM

  • October 13-20 - Book Fair

  • Friday, October 20th - Fall School Dance 3:30PM-5:30PM

  • Wednesday, November 1st - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

  • Tuesday, November 7th - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

  • Friday, November 10th - Veteran’s Day Holiday (No school for students and staff)


Have a wonderful week!  

Go Hornets!

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