To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day.


Every student a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competitive world.


Welcome Back to 2017-2018 School Year

Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to another outstanding year at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School!  I hope the new school year finds everyone well rested and ready to learn.


At Holmes, we create a community dedicated to setting high expectations for academic achievement, student involvement, and citizenship.  Please join us as we work to provide the best education possible for your children.  We look forward to partnering with you to teach not only academic content standards, but also the self discipline and leadership skills necessary to be successful in the classroom, on campus, and in the larger community.  

Again, I am very excited about the new school year and continuing the growth of Holmes’ students.  I look forward to another wonderful year together.



Luana Milburn Wesley

Back To School Round-Up 2017

Back To School Round-Up 2017
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2017-2018 Bell Schedule

2017-2018 Bell Schedule

Holmes News


The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at or call 562-499-1280.