•      Dr. Gabrielle H. Holmes

    Mrs. Holmes' Class


    Phone:  601.607.7963 

    Fax:  601.607.7968


    Welcome Message

     Welcome to Dr. Holmes' middle school Language Arts class where every day is a GREAT day to learn something new!  I look forward to the new experiences we will share this term. Education is the key to success, and a good education can unlock so many doors and provide so many wonderful opportunities.  Teaching is both a blessing that I cherish and a task that I take very seriously.  I look forward to us learning, growing, and achieving together.  My colleagues and I are very optimistic about the school year, and we have so many ideas and great things planned!  In order to be better prepared, I have listed a few items that are required for my Language Arts class.  If you have any questions about any of these items, feel free to contact me at the above e-mail address and phone number.  Thank you in advance for your continued support and I look forward to meeting with soon!  


    About the Teacher
                Being a proud Vaughan, Mississippi native and a product of the Yazoo County School District, traditional Southern values of respect, responsibility, and readiness were instilled in me at a very early age.  I bring these same moral principles with me into my classroom.  I expect my students to perform at the highest level of excellence possible each day—good enough is NEVER enough!   My goal isn’t to just teach them, but I hope to inspire them and ignite in them a passion for learning and a thirst for success!  I’m a graduate of Mississippi’s only urban comprehensive university, Jackson State, where I received my Bachelors of Arts in English, as well as two of the state’s finest Christian institutions, Belhaven University, where I acquired my Maters of Arts in Teaching, and William Carey University where I obtained both my Specialist and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership.  My pastimes are reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with those closest to me.
    Teacher Reading

    Supplies NeededNotebook

    notebook paper (ONLY loose leaf notebook paper will be accepted when submitting assignments.)

    • three ring binder (specifically for  my Language Arts class ONLY)
    • binder pouch (pencil pouch with three-ring binder holes)
    • (6) dividers (plastic dividers with pockets are preferred, but not required)
    • dictionary and thesaurus
    • white out
    • flash drive**
    • art supplies* (scissors, glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils, construction paper, etc.)
    • poster boards* (Projects assigned later in the school year will require poster boards.  Advance notice will be given.)
    *These items may be kept at home, but students must bring them to class when needed ot have them readily available for use when at home assignments require them.
    **Flash drive will be required after returning from the Labor Day holiday during the first semester and the King holiday during the second semester.  Students will keep their flash drives inside their binder pouch to bring to school DAILY.

    Mission Statement

    The AOC strives to support and assist every Madison County School with the education of those students who are unsuccessful in their traditional school and need an alternative setting.  The AOC attempts to identify each student’s academic, social, and emotional needs.  The intent of the AOC is to return each student to his/her home school with the skills necessary to be successful in a comprehensive school environment.




    • Promote positive changes in students through behavior modification and rehabilitation.
    • Teach students the behaviors necessary to be successful at his/her home school.
    • Prepare students to apply the appropriate behavior at his/her home school as to prevent being reassigned to the alternative school.
    • Move every student up to the next level!
    Bus Riders

    Classroom Expectations

    1.      Arrive to class ON TIME and PREPARED with binder, a writing utensil, and your CHARGED device.

    2.     Raise your hand and WAIT until you are acknowledged before speaking or moving.

    3.     Follow directions the FIRST time they are given.

    4.     Keep hands feet and all personal property to yourself.

    5.     Be courteous, kind, and respectful to EVERYONE!


     Raise Your Hand


    *  A Treat

    * An Incentive Sticker

    *  Homework Pass

    *  Do-Over Pass

    *  A Spin on the Prize Wheel

    * Praise Note

    *Fun Time


    Pot of Gold


    §  A warning

    §   Loss of privilege

    §  A phone call/letter home
    §  Office Referral


    MCSD Grading Scale (Effective August 11, 2010)

    A= 100-90            B= 89-80            C= 79-70            D= 69-65            F= 64 and below



    Please visit the MCSD webpage and social media outlets as well as the AOC homepage for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

    Middle School Incentive Day
    Middle school students in Dr. Holmes' class can earn an "Incentive Day" up to twice a term.  Incentive Days are usually the Friday after progress reports and report cards are sent home.

    Binder Check Every Friday

    Behavior Modification Sheets
    are sent home
    School Behavior