HCMS Observe October Career Awareness Session
Students got the opportunity to attend career sessions in "Manufacturing and Transportation, Health Science and Human Services, Corrections and Security, and Marketing and Hospitality", as local businesses shared job descriptions, applicant requirements and career information. The next Career Day will be held on November 3.
HCMS "Family Night" Highlights
Halifax County Middle School held their first Family Night for this school year on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Over 250 parents, students, teachers and staff attended the school event. This year's Parent Night aimed at sparking students and parents' interest - by having them to complete objectives that students are learning during the instructional class. A brief orientation of the school's bullying program was presented by the guidance department. The instructional coach shared available resources for student-parent use in preparing students for Standards of Learning tests. Parents and students were shown a video on Chromebook usage. Parents and students rotated from session to session participating in group activities. Attendees were treated to a pizza dinner with drinks and dessert.
HCMS Family Night Highlights
Parents, teachers and students work together during Family Night at Halifax County Middle School. Over 250 faculty, staff, students and parents participated in the schoolwide event.
HCMS Presents A Night of Activity
"Family Night!" at HCMS -- parents, teachers and students join together to participate in Reading and math activities.
HCMS Connects Against Bullying!
October is Bully Prevention Month and
Halifax County Middle School students, faculty and staff have taken a STAND. Together against bullying — united for
kindness, acceptance and inclusion – faculty and staff are sending one large
orange message of support, hope and unity to show that they all STAND together against
bullying. Students created orange “Be the One to ….” messages,
listing ways they would prevent bullying.
On Friday, October 28 students, faculty and staff stood together as they
celebrated Unity Day - connecting bully prevention messages into one united
circle. This day of solidarity was not
only an opportunity to rally against bullying, but also a moment which gave way
to an educational environment where students, faculty and staff could support
one another. Halifax County Middle
School continues daily - working towards creating a climate in which each and
every student feels safe and protected.
HCMS Announces "Parents Involved in Education - Family Night!"
Family Night - Parents Involved in Education!
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 SOL Information and resources Google Chromebooks Math and English Activities Guidance Department PresentationDinner will be served (pizza, cookies and soda).
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: HCMS Cafeteria
All are invited!
HCMS Promotes Red Ribbon Week
HCMS observes Red Ribbon Week -- as they support healthy school environments - in addition to Red Ribbon Week, Character Counts and National Bullying Prevention Month are being observed as Safe School Month in October is promoted. Let's spread the knowledge and importance of maintaining good character and building drug- and bully-free environments a strong focus on prevention, safety and education,
HCMS Announces NJHS Induction
National Junior Honor Society Induction
Induction ceremony for 8th grade students meeting the qualifications for the 2016-2017 National Junior Honor Society will be held:
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Where: Halifax County Middle School Gym
Time: 6:30 p.m.
HCMS Announces FBLA Meeting
Halifax County Middle School
When: October 20, 2016
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HCMS Announces Winter Physicals
Physicals for Winter and Spring sports
will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. for sixth, seventh and
eighth grade students. The physicals
will be held here at Halifax County Middle School. Students should have their rides pick them up
on the bus parking lot. These physicals
are for students that want to participate in Winter sports (girls and boys
Basketball) and Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball, girls and boys Soccer and
girls and boys track). This will be the
only time that free physicals will be provided for Winter and Spring Sports. If you miss this opportunity for a physical
you must get one on your own. If you’ve
already received a physical for Fall sports you will not need another one. Call the Athletic Director - Justin Saunders at 572-4100 if you have questions.
HCMS Teachers Receive HCPS Education Foundation Mini-Grants
Congratulations to HCMS teachers who received the 2016-2017 Halifax County Public Schools' Education Foundation mini-grants:
Ms. Peyton Ferguson - Grade 8 - "Around the World of Science in 180 Days" - (Physical Science)
Ms. Sonja Warren - Grades 6-8 - "Community Awareness and Real Life Applications for Students with
Disabilities" - (English, Life Skills, Social Studies)
Mrs. Bonnie Bowen - Grade 6 - "Crossing of the Dan Commemoration - (English, Social Studies)
Mrs. Kelli Douglas - Grade 6 - "Dying to Learn" - (Science)
Mr. Regan Priest - Lego Robotics - "Flying High with Drones"
Mr. John Deal, Mrs. Jacqueline Coleman, Mrs. Mary H. Stafford
Mr. Ray Reaves, Mrs. Holly Skelton - "Investigating Food Chains with Owl Pellets" - (Life Science 7)
and - "Survey Says!" (Life Science 7)
Mrs. Bridgett Turner - Grade 8 - "Math Skills: They Really Measure Up!" - (Agri-science)
Ms. Mary Hamlett - Grade 8 - "Measuring Up With the Balance" - (Physical Science 8)
Mrs. Marian Watkins - (Grade 6) - "Students With Special Needs Learning Technology, Life Skills, and Community Awareness Connecting from the Classroom to Real World Experiences"
Mrs. Barbara Cole & Mrs. Calie Earp - Grade 7 - "The Art of Pottery!"
Congratulations to all winners!
HCMS PTO Fundraiser
HCMS PTO will be selling World's Finest Candy bar for their 1st school-wide fundraiser. Students participating must get signed permission forms to receive a box(es).
HCMS Announces Girls Basketball Tryouts
Girls Basketball Tryouts - 2016 HCMS Team
Monday, October 31, 2016
3:15 p.m. - HCMS Gym
Must have a completed physical form on file to tryout.
Contact Justin Saunders, Athletic Director at 572-4100 for further information.
HCMS FFA Fruit Sale
FFA Fruit sale begins Tuesday, October 11. Contact the school for further information - 572-4100.
HCMS Concludes "Attendance Awareness Month!"
Halifax County Middle School celebrated "Attendance Awareness Month" with a variety of September activities for students, faculty and staff. HCMS realizes that improving attendance and chronic absences take commitment, collaboration and unique approaches from the entire school community.
HCMS has emphasized attendance from Day One, and often uses student-parent -teacher conferences to discuss attendance, and to promote a culture of attendance all year long. HCMS launched the attendance campaign with the slogan "Every Student - Every Day" and a variety of activities that included recognition of 100% homerooms, Attendance Awareness Buttons worn by faculty and staff promoting perfect attendance, a bulletin board display, daily announcements of attendance percentages, and a poetry/rap and art contest.
Winners of the art contest were 1st place Shemiyah Coleman, 2nd place Victoria Monte-Bradley, Honorable Mention were Makayla Tucker and Emma Faith Jones. The rap/poetry contest was won by Corissa Crawley (not pictured).
Students were presented Walmart gift cards compliments of Mary Hodges of H.&M Logging.
HCMS Recognizes October as "Bully Prevention Month!"
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. HCMS will participate in a variety of activities during the month of October to stomp out bullying and to build unity.
HCMS Participates In "Thank An Educator" sponsored by Delegate Edmunds
Here’s your Chance to “Thank an Educator” at Halifax County Middle School and possibly put a little extra money in their pocket.
Delegate James Edmunds is again teaming with 95.3 WHLF to help improve the education environment of our community schools. So let's join in the fun ..... how? Well, it's easy, just make a nomination of any educator for the "Delegate James Edmunds Touting the Teachers" award by simply visiting the 95.3 WHLF/FM website www.953hlf.com
Send the name of your favorite educator or educators with their school and grade, along with your contact information for a thank-you note and your favorite educator could be a winner.
Winners will be announced each Friday at 7:45 from now until the Christmas Break on Friday December 16th, 2016. That’s 12 winners that will be chosen at random from all entries received. Weekly winners will be determined by randomnumber.org.
It’s fun ... it’s free and an easy way to reward a great teacher. Come on, let's salute the Halifax County Middle School faculty and staff - nominate your favorite educator today!
HCMS Plans NJHS Ceremony
The National Junior Honor Society Inductions, will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the gym. This has been rescheduled from the previous date of Monday, October 17th.
HCMS 2016-17 Yearbook Orders
Students and parents interested in purchasing a 2016-17 Halifax County Middle School yearbook may do so online - https://yearbookforever.com/#school/53461/2017
. If you have questions, please call the school at 572-4100 and ask for Yearbook sponsor, Mrs. Kimberly Gordon.