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PTA hosts Taste of Holcomb Bridge Middle School in Roswell

The Taste of Holcomb Bridge was such a great event. Check out this recap from (look for it at newsstands, the printed version includes photos as well).

Taste of Holcomb Bridge

Rising sixth-grade students and Horseshoe Bend residents Mandy Larsen and Camden Thompson share traditional food from Iran.

“This event is yet another way to celebrate our diversity and international representation right in our own neighborhood,” said Principal Joy Schroerlucke. “We have 34 countries represented at Holcomb Bridge Middle School alone. Who needs to travel when you can learn so much from each other right here?”

Read the full article and see more photos: PTA hosts Taste of Holcomb Bridge Middle School in Roswell

Holcomb Bridge Middle School Celebrates “Exceptional Week”

Future is Bright for this Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch

Roswell, GA. March 25, 2013. Students and staff at Holcomb Bridge Middle School (HBMS) completed a week of exceptional activities, celebrating the recent prestigious achievement of becoming one of only a few Georgia National Lighthouse Schools to Watch. This title identifies HBMS as a high-performing school that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable.

During the celebration of Exceptional Children’s Week, HBMS students took part in “lighthouse” academic activities, including deciphering coordinate pairs and graphing them to create a lighthouse on a Cartesian Plane; learning about the reflection of light and how lighthouses work; reading in both English and foreign language classes about what it takes to be a Lighthouse School and why Holcomb Bridge fits that description; and mapping the locations of Georgia’s Lighthouse schools, so they could see just how few schools in the area have gained this distinction. Students also wrote personal letters to their teachers, outlining how that teacher’s specific contributions helped the school to earn this honor. Teachers were treated to special Lighthouse School t-shirts and meals by the PTA and school administration.

The week concluded with a school-wide assembly opened by the HBMS orchestra and attended by local dignitaries, including Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. Speeches were given by Linda Hopping, State Director of Lighthouse School to Watch and Area Superintendent Dr. Will Rumbaugh, in addition to remarks from Principal Joy Schroerlucke, Assistant Principal Matt Vance and Teacher of the Year recipient, Katie Mitchell. “HBMS will serve as a mentor and model for other schools at the same time that it continues to further its own growth,” said Principal Joy Schroerlucke. And, as the event ended with the HBMS drum line, Schroerlucke added, “Your futures are so bright, you need shades!” Every student received a new pair of sunglasses!

Holcomb Bridge Middle School—a school of global classrooms—is located at 2700 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA. The school has received numerous distinctions, including the prestigious designation of Georgia National Lighthouse School to Watch for being a high-performing school that is academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable. Holcomb Bridge is also a Georgia School of Excellence and a Distinguished Title I School.

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Hayes
Holcomb Bridge Middle School PTA
PR Chair

Nikkole Flowers and Matt Vance

Assistant Principals Nikkole Flowers and Matt Vance display the Lighthouse School to Watch Award.

Ceremony presenters

Speaker Imani Foster (7th), Speaker Jadyn Davis (6th), Mistress of Ceremonies Alexandra Gray (8th), Teacher of the Year Mrs. Kathryn (Katie) Mitchell

Dressed for success

8th graders; Casen Conway, Henry Ladd, John (JB) Frericks, Isabelle Lee dressed for success at the Lighthouse assembly

Bright future

Student William Bass and Principal Joy Schroerlucke celebrate a “bright future.”

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

Due: March 29th, 2013

Free $$$ for our school. Clip to save!

Last year HBMS earned $340 in Box Tops.

Box Tops collection going on this week.

Please turn in to the front office by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Yearbooks For Sale

Pre-order your yearbook!

Prices are $30 until Spring Break and $35 after. Click here to purchase online,, the HBMS code is 7256213. Or, you can purchase at school. Cash and checks will be accepted at school by Ms. Moore and Ms. McMillon.

Yeabook ImagePlease note, if you do not pre-order a book, we may sell out. You don’t want to be left out of yearbook signing on the last day of school!

College Lacrosse at Centennial High School

Men’s College Lacrosse
Centennial High School
Sunday, March 24th @ 1:00pm


Come out and enjoy the spring weather and an exciting college Lacrosse game. The Georgia Bulldogs will play against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Click here for more information about this event.

Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

A meeting will be held for the parents of rising 6th graders on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at HBMS.

SchoolBusTime: 6:30 pm
Place: HBMS cafeteria

Please let prospective parents in your neighborhood know.

From 11 Alive: HBMS students open a time capsule from 1992

11 Alive ran a segment on the opening of the 1992 Holcomb Bridge Middle School time capsule. Click on the photo to watch!

Time Capsule at 11 Alive

“Oz The Great And Powerful”, Saturday March 9

Enjoy a Movie and Help Out the
Centennial HS Band
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Join the CHS band on movie night to see “OZ- THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” at the Aurora Cineplex @ 7:20pm. Cost of tickets are $10 each.

Please reserve your seat ahead of time. Contact Leslie Thomson by email at LBT@HP.COM or 770-403-4056 to reserve your seat.

A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to the CHS band.