Address: 1011 Middle School Circle, South Boston, VA 24592
Phone: (434) 572-4100
Fax: (434) 572-4106

Current Announcements

HCMS Sponsors "Career Day!"

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Career Day will be Thursday, May 21st from 12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Eighth-grade students will visit the Career Fair held in the middle school gym during scheduled times. Many community businesses and resources will be available to introduce different careers and make students aware of career opportunities.  

End-of-Year Awards Assemblies at HCMS

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HCMS announces the following: 
      8th Grade Promotion and Awards Day - Wednesday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. 
      7th Grade Awards Day - Thursday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. 
      6th Grade Awards Day - Friday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. 
Join us as we recognize our middle school students for outstanding achievements and performances.  

HCMS Celebrates "Paraprofessionals Day!"

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Faculty and staff recognized HCMS paraprofessionals during the week of "Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week" for the great job they do daily in assisting teachers and students during the instructional day.  Thanks for all you do!

HCMS Salutes School Nurses!

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Most school students and staff have visited the school nurse at least once during their school days.  The school nurse is very important to the well being of our school and students.   It would be awful for students or staff to injure themselves or feel bad at school without the school nurse and her assistance.  We do not take their help and assistance for granted and would like to celebrate our school nurses, Mrs. Susan Bomar and Mrs. Renay Wilborn.   Halifax County Middle School students, administration and staff saluted the school nurses during morning announcements and later presented these great school nurses with flowers and a card to express gratitude for the love and care the students and staff are shown on a daily basis. Happy School Nurses Day!

HCMS Hosts Retired Teachers Meeting/Luncheon

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Halifax County Middle School faculty, staff and student body hosted the annual Retired Teachers Meeting/Luncheon on Monday, May 4.  Retired teachers were welcomed by Principal Faye Bruce and later entertained with a melody of songs from the middle school chorus students under the direction of Ben Woosley. Retired teachers got the opportunity to visit the middle school and shared many memories of their days in the profession.  After the meeting, retired teachers enjoyed lunch.

HCMS Teachers On the "Saturday Move!"

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Teachers sacrificed time and additional practice on Saturday as students reported for extra review in the content area of Reading.  The English department had teachers to report bright and early on Saturday morning, full of excitement and energy to greet approximately seventy-five students for Saturday review and practice. Pictured are students working with Mrs. L. Medley in the info-center.

HCMS Sponsors It's Saturday School Reading Session!

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Halifax County Middle School teachers, staff and students gathered early Saturday morning for the first of two Saturday practice and review sessions scheduled for the month of May.  On May 2, HCMS students worked on reading comprehension and literacy skills, as they prepared for upcoming Reading assessments.  Teachers worked on assisting students with comprehension skills by using strategies to assist students in identifying and illustrating reading concepts and relationships between the concepts in a text.  Students also used computer-assisted reading activities to strengthen their understanding and comprehension in reading passages and answering questions.  Students reviewed and practice from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Students were served lunch and allowed fun-time following the practice and review session.  The next Saturday School will be held on May 9 at 9:00 a.m., with the content focus on Math, Algebra I and Algebra II.   All students are encouraged to attend.   

HCMS 8th Grade Entrepreneurs!

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Future Entrepreneurs at Halifax County Middle School- Eighth graders, in Mrs. Powell's Civics & Economics classes, recently presented their business posters during class. The students enjoyed preparing a business plan as a method of exploring new ideas for starting their own business one day.

HCMS Wins Debate at Southside Middle School Conference Competition

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The Halifax County Middle School Debate team won the overall debate competition held on Saturday, April 18 during the Southside Middle School Conference Forensics Competition.  Pictured are Kyra Brooks and Mary McLaughlin - 1st place winners in the Affirmative Debate.

HCMS Debate Team Wins 1st Place!

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Halifax County Middle School debate team won the overall competition at the Southside Middle School Forensics Competition held Saturday, April 18.  Pictured are Megan Lewis (who also won 1st place Extemporaneous), Kyra Brooks, Coach LaTonya Sadler, Reese Wooding, Kyle Madigan and Mary McLaughlin. 

HCMS Announces $500.00 Fundraiser Winner!

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The winner of the Color-a-thon fundraiser was presented $500.00 in the drawing held on Friday, April 24.  Presenting 7th grade student Brandon Coates with $500.00 is PTO president Julianna Berry.  A special thanks is extended to students and parents for all support given during this fundraiser.

HCMS PTO Presents Fundraiser Winner!

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Chase Cannon, 7th grade student receives his winnings of $ 100.00 in the Color-a-Thon fundraiser.  Presenting Chase with his winnings is PTO President J. Berry.

HCMS Fundraiser Winner Announced!

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Jillian Waller was the winner in the $300.00 fundraiser drawing held on April 24.  Presenting the money is PTO winner J. Berry. Congratulations! 

HCMS PBIS Committee Meets!

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Faculty and staff continue meeting to discuss Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

It's Pottery Time In Art at HCMS!

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Mrs. Cole's 7th grade art students learned about pottery from around the world as well as the different methods of making pottery.  As a part of the lesson, each student had the opportunity to design and make a piece of pottery using the pinch method.  

HCMS Art Students On the Move!

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Art students are getting a chance to be creative in their designs as they create special projects.  Students in Ms. B. Cole's art class designing pottery projects.

HCMS Students Celebrate With Glow Party!

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Students participating in the HCMS school-wide fundraiser had the opportunity to celebrate with a Glow Party.  Students enjoyed dancing, games and videos.  

HCMS Original Oratory Competition Winner!

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Jillian Waller, 8th grade student was the 1st place winner in the Original Oratory division in Saturday's Southside Middle School Conference Competition held at Halifax County Middle School.  Congratulations!

HCMS Teachers On The Move!

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Teachers continue to collaborate and discuss curriculum concerns as they share strategies and knowledge in preparing students for success.  


News Through The Year

HCMS Announces Band and Chorus Concert
HCMS band and chorus students will present their Spring Concert at Halifax County High School on May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Come out and enjoy an evening with our young musicians. Read More


8th Grade Students Prepare for Reading SOL Test
8th grade students make time on Saturday to prepare for upcoming SOL Reading test.  Students reported to school early Saturday morning for review and practice in activities to strengthen and increase reading comprehension and literacy skills. &n .. Read More


It's Saturday School Time For HCMS Students!
6th grade students arrived early Saturday morning to work on reading comprehension and to prepare for upcoming SOLs in a review and practice time.  Teachers and students worked together on components needed to strengthen reading comprehension sk .. Read More


HCMS Announces Reading SOL Dates!
SOL Reading schedule:
     May 5  -  8th Grade Reading SOL Test 
     May 6  -  7th Grade Reading SOL Test 
     May 7  -  6th Grade Read .. Read More


HCMS Teacher of the Year - John Deal!
Halifax County Middle School's "2015 Teacher of the Year" is Mr. John Deal.  John Deal is a 7th grade Science teacher and Head Track Coach at HCMS. Mr. Deal was presented a "Congratulations Balloon" and a gift certificate.  Congratulations Mr. J .. Read More


HCMS Yearbooks On Sale!
Order your child’s 2014-2015 yearbook by Friday, May 1 and save $10! May 1 is the last day to order your child’s 2014-2015 yearbook for $35. Beginning May 4th, the price to order a yearbook will go up to $40. When the yearbooks arrive over the summer, .. Read More


HCMS Sponsors "Saturday School" on May 2
Teachers and students will have the opportunity to enjoy "Saturday School" on May 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  The content focus for this special day will be reading comprehension as students prepare for upcoming SOLs in Reading.  The Saturda .. Read More


HCMS Celebrates Administrative Assistant Day!
The administrative assistants at Halifax County Middle School were honored with a catered lunch from Four Oaks along with the presentation of a plant for their special day.  Pictured are Angela Throckmorton, Shelby Gravitt, Sharon Long, Tammy Humphri .. Read More


HCMS 6th Grade Students Travel To Washington, DC
Eight buses of excited students, parents and teachers traveled to Washington, D.C. on the annual 6th grade field trip.  Students left early Friday morning on April 24 for a tour of the historical places and sights in the area.  Students and pare .. Read More


HCMS FFA and Agriculture Plant Sale

The HCMS Plant Sale has begun.  Please consider buying your garden plants from the HCMS Agriculture/FFA department.  The plant list includes the following, but feel free to contact Bridget Fallen with any questions.  You .. Read More