- HCMS Celebrates Perfect Attendees With Ice-Cream Social
HCMS students with perfect attendance for the month of January were honored with an ice-cream social.
- "Our HCMS Polar Plunge Champions!"
Halifax County Middle School would like to congratulate Ms. Linda Collins and Ms. Connie Penick along with students Justyce Reid and Kathryn Fitch for participating in the annual Polar Plunge held in Virginia Beach. HCMS raised an awesome $2,600.00. Congratulations to all and thanks for your support.
- HCMS Recognizes 8th Grade Athletes
HCMS Athletic Department and Coaches recognized the girls and boys basketball team, cheerleaders and their parents for contributions and assistance during the season. Parents were given a carnation. Read More
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Halifax County Middle School will have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All parents/guardians are invited.
- HCMS Observes National FFA Week
HCMS will observe National FFA Week February 22-26. National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and the school FFA. It's a time to share with local, state and national listeners what FFA is and the impact it has on us everyday. Several activities have been planned for FFA observance and recognition.
- HCMS Faculty and Staff Prepare to "ROAR"
Faculty and staff were busy preparing for the implementation of ROAR sessions. ROAR which means "Reaching Out and Reinforcing" will allow teachers and staff the opportunity to tier students as they "Reteach and Enrich" while making time for every student. Students will get a chance to participate in peer tutoring, student engagement activities, hands-on games and strategies that allow for relationship building and student success. Students will also get the opportunity to work on the computer program IXL Learning that will assist students in strengthening their reading and math skills at all levels. Teachers can use the data from this program to identify areas needed for improvement.
- HCMS Students Attend Historical Play
Students from Halifax County Middle School will have the opportunity to see the play, "Four Little Girls" that will be presented at the Prizery. Several middle school students will be participating in this historical documentary. 7th grade students will attend on September 18th and 6th grade students will attend on September 25th.
- HCMS Sunshine Club Shows Appreciation to Peers
The HCMS Sunshine Club encourages students to be positive role-models, in addition to teaching them the expectations of students not only in school but what is expected in society. Members of the club attend sessions on dreaming big while believing in yourself, being kind to others, showing appreciation to others, and being the answer.
The Anti-bullying Club, is sponsored by faculty and staff and consists of over 50 students. Members wear shirts of unity and do special announcements for the students. Pictured are student members and adult sponsors handing out candy to all students with a message against bullying.
- "HCMS/PBIS On the Move!"
HCMS continues to implement the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions System) program where student behavioral expectations are communicated and rewarded. PBIS allows school-wide discipline to focus on specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies, including loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions and reprimands. PBIS allows for the introducing, modeling and reinforcing of positive social behaviors. Teaching expectations and rewarding students for following them is a positive approach that HCMS uses with Halifax Bucks and the Halifax Cart. Students can receive Halifax bucks for appropriate behaviors (academics and behavior). Students can use these bucks to make purchases from the Halifax cart. This school-wide process helps to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
- Cluster Springs Elementary students transform into storybook characters!
Students at Cluster Springs Elementary dressed up for RIF/Storybook character day on Wednesday, February 10th. The halls were filled with princesses, superheroes, Dr. Seuss characters and many more of their favorite people from literature. .. Read More