Holbrook Middle School

Welcome 6th Grade Class of 2028

Welcome to Holbrook!

We are excited that you are joining the Lion Pride family. Entering the 6th grade will bring new opportunities for students to learn and grow. The information contained in this newsletter will help you and your student get off to a great start at Holbrook Middle School. If we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact us.

Holbrook 6th Grade Administrative and School Counseling Team

6th Grade Supply List

Nothing says "Back to School" like a supply list and stores full of school supplies. Here is a list of items your student will need for this year.

6th Grade Supply List

Holbrook Bus Transportation

Bus information will be available during 6th Grade Orientation and Open House. If a student plans to ride a bus on the first day, they should be standing where the bus driver can see them by 6:45am. Please be patient as we work through any transportation issues. If your child has not been picked up by 8:30am, please contact us at Holbrook.

Student are required to wear a mask on the school bus.

Student Health Is Important to Us

Welcome! We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your child's health care needs at Holbrook. Please take a moment to review the information below.

Holbrook School Nurse: Susan Heavner

Email: scheavner@gaston.k12.nc.us

Health Considerations:

  • Masks are optional in school, but students are required to wear a mask on the bus. Please make sure to bring a mask each day from home if needed.
  • Maintain a 3 ft. social distance.
  • Wash your hand on a regular basis and keep hands away from your face and mouth.
  • Refillable water bottles should be used when possible. Bring water and refill.

Holbrook Athletics - GO Lions!

The Athletic Department and coaches of Holbrook Middle School are looking forward to you getting involved in athletics this upcoming school year. It will be our goal to establish an atmosphere that builds character through hard work and “team before self” ideals. Below is some information that will help your transition into interscholastic athletics run smoothly.

GCS School Meal Program

If you would like your student to be considered for free or reduced meals, please make sure to complete a application this year. If your student received free or reduced meals last year, you will still need to complete a new application for this year. Please complete this application as soon as possible to avoid delays. Paper applications are available at Holbrook or you can complete the online application using the link below.

You can also use the K12 Payment Center to manage your student's meal account. Additional information, including meal prices, can be found on the GCS School Nutrition website.

Learn About Your New Lock

Learning how to open a combination lock is new for most of our students. If you need help, please take a look at the resources below. This year, classroom hall lockers will not be used, but lockers may be used in the gym for P/E or athletic team purposes. Combination locks for school use must be rented from Holbrook. The cost is $5.00 for the year.

Holbrook Middle School PTO

Holbrook Middle receives great support from our community and parents. We would love for more parents to get involved with our school. If you would like to join the Holbrook PTO, please stay tuned for more information.

The Holbrook PTO is also looking for board members. If you are interested please come out to the PTO board meeting on

August 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Preparing the Pride 6th Grade Orientation

Friday, Aug. 13th, 8-9:30am

418 South Church Street

Lowell, NC

Informational meeting to help parents and 6th Grade students make a smooth transition to middle school. Homeroom information and schedules will be provided during this event.

Holbrook Open House

Thursday, Aug. 19th, 5-8pm

418 South Church Street

Lowell, NC

This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet the Holbrook Middle Staff. To limit the number of people in the building at one time, please attend during the appropriate time listed below.

  • 6th Grade Parents & Students: 5pm - 6pm
  • 7th Grade Parents & Students: 6pm - 7pm
  • 8th Grade Parents & Students: 7pm - 8pm