Next year, supposedly, Holmes, as well as other NISD schools will be moving to a 7-period a day schedule. Students will have 7 fifty-minute classes everyday. This will cause students to have less time with their teachers, more homework each night, and less time to do that homework. Students will be having the same classes everyday, giving them only one night to finish homework for all 7 classes. This new schedule is to save money, so, NISD will also be cutting back on jobs. Some schools will even have to eliminate or cut down on certain organizations like band, choir, orchestra, debate and speech. NISD officials have even said it might get to the point where fees will have to be charged for these extra-curricular activities.
I got most of this information from mysa.com, I'll post the link as soon as I find the exact page.