I graduated from Watchung Hills 17 years ago. Mr. Holmes always made us sing songs that were very religious about Jesus, which made me very uncomfortable. I loved singing, but I felt isolated because of the intensity of the religious songs he chose. We never did any other songs from any other religions. These songs were not even about Santa. They were pure church songs. I was too young and too afraid to speak up. Today I wish I had.
I graduated Watchung Hills more than a decade ago and my best memories remain in chorus. He was one of the best teachers I ever had and was an asset to the school. I wish him the best of luck in his retirement -- finally hard working hands put to rest and this man can enjoy the fruits of his labor!
He was such a great and funny teacher. He had so much knowledge and knew what he was doing. He was so loved by so many and is missed at the school.
Mr Holmes was a great chorus teacher. Very fair, and very dedicated. Chorus was always great when he was leading it. Really made chorus memorable. Really a great teacher!
I find Mr. Holmes to be a very amazing teacher. He's funny, and knows how to deal with some immature kids in my class. Its has been a pleasure to be apart of his chorus class for 4 years. Thank you WH
Mr. holmes is a child. it bothers me that we waste class time talking about him or having to watch him do something dramatic. he gets the job done, but i just never see eye to eye with him and his ego
horrified that people rate their high school teachers! mr. holmes is an amazing teacher, and whrhs will be lost without him. my high school experience can be summed up in all of the songs and experiences in chorus
Understanding.. for the most part. There's certain people that just wont' get along with him...
he's really funny and we sing better songs then we did in middle school
Mr. Koller should be the high school choral director. Mr. Holmes is burned out and doesn't know what he's talking about.
if you respect him, he will respect you. he's a good person. if i haven't necessarily learned a lot about music, i've had fun, laughed, and learned to love to sing in his class.
awesome teacher, though he's getting to the point where he's having a hard time controlling the class.
Mr. Holmes is one of the best teachers i have ever had. He is not only a great music teacher he is a great person. I love the man. I think that he is awsome. He is one of those teachers you can talk to. One of the best gusy you will meet.
mr. holmes is the coolest and most down to earth teacher you'll ever have. he tells it like it is and thats what makes him the best. home-diggity is awesome!!
Making fun of special ed kids is a disgrace. He thinks he is so cool. He needs a reality check.
mr holmes is a great teacher. his class is so entertaining, except when all the obnoxious kids are too disrespectful and annoying to actually listen to him.
doesn't know anything about singing. the chorus concerts are horrible.
He's a horrible music teacher. I mean, it's easy and you'll sound fine- but he's a bad conductor. He also makes fun of the special-ed kids, which is horrible.
He is nice, but a HORRIBLE music teacher. Bring in Mr. Koller!!!
he is awesome. chorus wouldnt be as great with any other teacher!
he encouraged me to go to all-states, i got in, and had an awesome time!
He's soo cool, especially when he has a "Mr. Holmes FAN CLUB" ! ! ! hahaha
he was a funny teacher but he has this power trip ego problem where he is in control .. that bothered me