Current Announcements

Apr/26/2017  Weather Alert!
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Due to road closings caused by flooding, Halifax County Public Schools will be on a two hour delay Wednesday Apr 26, 2017.

 

 


HCMS Announces "Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days!"
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SOL Test Days Are On The Way!  

Need "extra" help preparing for SOLs?  Join our "Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days!" at Halifax County Middle School on 
April 29 and May 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  
        April 29 - Tutoring sessions will be held in Reading 6, Reading 7, Reading 8 and Civics 7 
        May 6 - Tutoring sessions will be held in Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Algebra 6, Math 6, Math 7, Pre-Algebra and Science 8

The Saturday schedule will consists of: (times subject to change)
    -   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - SOL Tutoring and Review 
    - 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Lunch provided for all attendees
    - 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Fun Time!

Saturday SOL Review days are held before the SOL test is given.  

Parents/guardians must provided transportation promptly to and from the Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days.  Students may participate in all sessions.  There will be sessions for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  
 
Students may pick up a permission form from the main office.  For more information please call HCMS at (434) 572-4100.  Hope to see you there!

2017 HCMS SOL Prep Night - April 25, 2017
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SOL Prep Night - Tuesday, April 25th - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m 

Join the Halifax County Middle School faculty and staff as we host "SOL Prep Night!"  There will be different break-out sessions in Math, Reading, Civics and Science in grades 6, 7 and 8.  Standards of learning (SOL) test-taking strategies will be shared.  Special gift drawings will be held for those in attendance.  Dinner will be served.  Mark your calendar today and plan to attend.  

HCMS Prepares for Marathon
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Students in Ms. L. Adams class prepare for the SOL Test Prep Marathon Madness.  Students will review standard of learning concepts as they prepare for the Marathon on SOL day.  What a great way to "get on the move to success!"  

HCMS 8th Grade Students Visit the Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour
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On April 11th, 12th, and 13th, the South Boston Museum hosted the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration Committee’s Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour here in South Boston.  HCMS 8th grade students attended the tour on Wednesday, April 12.

The Profiles of Honor is a mobile exhibit focusing on Virginia’s role in both of the global conflicts, highlighting specifically stories of the state’s own sons and daughters who were involved in the wars. Visitors to the exhibit are also encouraged to bring along their own war-related documents to be scanned into the exhibit’s collection for preservation and future exhibition.

HCMS students enjoyed the visit to the South Boston Museum of History and Arts, and the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration events 


HCMS Students Visit South Boston-Halifax County Museum of History and Art
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Students from HCMS got the opportunity to visit the South Boston Museum.  The museum was also hosting the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour.  

The Profiles of Honor is a mobile exhibit focusing on Virginia’s role in both of the global conflicts, highlighting specifically stories of the state’s own sons and daughters who were involved in the wars. 

HCMS students enjoyed the visit to the South Boston Museum of History and Arts, and the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration event.


HCMS SOL Saturday Review Fun Days
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"HCMS Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days - April 29, May 6"

Where:  Halifax County Middle School 

 When:  April 29 and May 6
      **April 29 - Reading 6, Reading 7, Reading 8 Review and Civics 7 Review 
      **May 6   - Algebra I, II and Pre-Algebra 6, Pre-Algebra 8, Math 6, Math 7 and Science 8 Review

  Time:   9:00 a.m. -  11:00 a.m. - SOL Review
            11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -  Lunch 
            11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Fun Time

       **Saturday SOL Reviews are held before the SOL test is given!

Students may participate in all sessions.  Parents/guardians must provide transportation promptly to and from the Saturday SOL Review/Fun days.    Permission forms may be picked up from the main office.  Call (434) 572-4100 for further details. 

HCMS Students Create Roller Coaster in Science
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Students participated in the Roller Coaster project in N. Devenuti's Physical Science 8 class.  Pictured you will find the student demonstrating how the motion of an object can be measured, and described by its position, direction of motion, and speed as discussed by Newton's Laws of Motion.  

HCMS Science 8 Classes Create Roller Coasters
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Students participated in the Roller Coaster project in N. Devenuti's Physical Science 8 class.  Pictured you will find the student demonstrating how the motion of an object can be measured, and described by its position, direction of motion, and speed as discussed by Newton's Laws of Motion.  

HCMS "FFA in March!"
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On March 10, 2017, ninth grader Katelin Cash and eighth grader Kaitlynn Love traveled to Charlotte Court House to compete in the Federation public speaking contest.  Cash competed in the extemporaneous speech contest where she was given a topic and had 30 minutes to prepare a speech and present it.  She placed first and will be participating in the Area contest.  Love competed in the Creed speaking contest for which she had to recite the FFA Creed and answer questions about it.  She placed second.  Pictured are Kaitlynn Love and Katelin Cash.  Congratulations!!!!




HCMS Sponsors "Paint and Pastries"
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The Halifax County Middle School Art Department is sponsoring a Paint and Pastries event on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Participants will have the opportunity to show their creative side as they are guided in painting a 16X20 acrylic painting while enjoying coffee and pastries.  The cost is $30 which includes all of your supplies, instruction, and refreshments. The event will be held in room FA-5 located in the Middle School Fine Arts Building adjacent to Tuck Dillard Stadium.  Parking will be available in the bus parking lot.  There are only 24 spaces available so, reserve your spot by contacting Barbara Cole at bcole@halifax.k12.va.us or Cali Earp at learp@halifax.k12.va.us .


HCMS Students Participate in Read Across America
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Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.  HCMS students participated in the Read Across America celebration by "Stopping everything to just read."

HCMS Girls Basketball Team Recognized
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8th grade girls basketball team members and their parents were recognized during the last regular season home football game.  Students received flowers and words of congratulations for their last year playing basketball as a "Lion!"

HCMS Students Attend "Jackie and Me" Play
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HCMS students were excited about seeing the live production of "Jackie and Me" held at the Prizery on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Students in Ms. Warren and Mrs. Watkins' classes enjoyed a day of drama and entertainment.  The play teaches young people the degrading and often dangerous life Robinson had to overcome just to play in the major leagues. But equally threaded throughout the story is an unquenchable enthusiasm for baseball, its history and power to connect generations.

8th Grade HCMS Cheerleaders Recognized
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HCMS - 8th grade cheerleaders were recognized for 2016-17 sports participation in Cheerleaders.  HCMS Cheerleaders were honored along with their parents -- cheerleaders were given flowers for outstanding service and participation during their last game cheering as a "Lion!"

HCMS Independent Living Classes Attend "Jackie and Me!" Performance
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Ms. Warren's and Ms. Watkins'  Independent Living Skills classes attended the performance, "Jackie & Me," at The Prizery.  Students were able to make connections to topics taught in class. After the play, students ate lunch at Italian Delight where students engaged in proper table manners, and appropriate community behaviors.    The trip was sponsored by  mini grants awarded by the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation.  

7th Grade Student Wins Region 7 Contest
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Pictured are 7th grade student - the governor of Virginia and the mayor of South Boston, Virginia presenting the winning certificate and monetary presentation to Skyla Rain in Richmond, Virginia.

SCA Sponsors Valentine Surprise!
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The SCA sponsored a school-wide drawing for some extra "sweet" Valentine treats.   Students had the opportunity to draw for some great prizes on Valentine's Day.  Happy Valentine's Day from the SCA.

HCMS Life Science Students Build Terrariums
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Seventh grade students in Mrs. Stafford's Life Science 7 classes enjoyed creating moss terrariums as part of their study of seedless nonvascular plants.  

 

News Through The Year

HCMS Agriculture Spring Plant Sale

HCMS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT PLANT SALE  -  SPRING 2017

                                               

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HCMS 7th Grade Students Participate In April 6 Career Sessions
In a partnership between the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Services Team of Halifax County Workforce, and Halifax County Public Schools, 7th grade students observed Career Awareness Day Thursday, April 6, 2017 during related arts class. [Read More]

 

HCMS FFA State Officers

The Virginia FFA State Secretary, Phillip Saunders, and State Sentinel, Keri Knott, spent the day with Halifax County Middle School agriculture science students and Halifax County Middle School FFA members.  The officers led fun activities to help

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HCMS 7th Grade Student Recognized by Mayor and Governor
Pictured are Skyla Rain - winner of the Region 7 "If I Were Mayor Essay Contest" along with Mayor Edward Owens, mayor of South Boston, Virginia and Governor of Virginia - Governor Terry McAuliffe.   .. [Read More]

 

7th Grade Students Complete Angiosperms Project
Students in Mrs. Brenda Scott's Science 7 Honors class completed their study of Angiosperms (flowering plants) by making 3-D flowers with all the parts of the flower.  Pictured are some of the students and their projects. [Read More]

 

HCMS 6th Grade Students Study Geometry
Mrs. Jennifer Crenshaw's 6th grade math students doing a hands-on geometry activity. [Read More]

 

HCMS Spring Sports Announcement
Spring Sports tryouts will begin on Tuesday, February 21st from 3:10-5:00 pm.  Spring sports include:  baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys track, and girls track.  Please have rides pick you up at 5:00 pm if y
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7th Grade Science Students Create Terrariums
Seventh grade students in Mrs. Stafford's Life Science 7 classes enjoyed creating moss terrariums as part of their study of seedless nonvascular plants.   .. [Read More]

 

7th Grade Science Students Create Terrariums
Seventh grade students in Mrs. Stafford's Life Science 7 classes enjoyed creating moss terrariums as part of their study of seedless nonvascular plants.   .. [Read More]

 

HCMS Students Attend Career Sessions - 2nd Semester
7th grade students are geared up for 2nd semester Career Awareness Sessions that include businesses and professionals from throughout the community.  Representatives for the 2nd semester will represent the Prizery, Heather Chipps Photography, Halifax .. [Read More]