Principal Page: Mr. Raines


    Dear Holmes Elementary School family:


    It is my pleasure to welcome you to Holmes Elementary!

    Successful schools work in partnership with students, families, and community members to make the best educational experience possible for all students.  Ken-Ton has a proud tradition of excellence that exists through community and parental involvement.  I invite you to join, offer input, and contribute to making our partnership even stronger.

    Whether your child is just entering Kindergarten or is embarking on their 4th grade year, I encourage you to engage them in discussions around their academics.  We strongly believe that learning should be enjoyable, discussed, and celebrated.  At Holmes, we champion and rejoice in learning, not just as an activity or an outcome, but as an identity we hope to instill in our students. We invite you to do the same at home.

    While in school, our faculty and staff also cultivate each student’s sense of responsibility to work within a community.  Our charge is to prepare students to communicate clearly, collaborate effectively, and to be responsible, compassionate, and empathetic. 

    Please share with your child’s teacher any information regarding his or her special needs that will help us better serve your family. We believe that communication among parents, students and teachers is critical in assuring student success.

    You will find information on this website that will be of assistance to you, which includes information about our programs and services as well as classroom updates from our teachers.


    Matthew E. Raines

  • Matthew Raines