HCMS "FFA in March!"
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cali
Earp at email@example.com .
HCMS Students Participate in Read Across America
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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 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 County Schools, SVHEC, Summitt, MidAtlantic Broadband Corporation, SVHEC IT Academy, Huber, Benton Thomas, Edward Jones, Benchmark Bank, Reese Farms, Halifax Service Authority/Water Treatment, Hewlett Packard and Climate Control. Students will get the opportunity to hear the requirements and training needed in the areas of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture, Construction, Arts, Audio-Video Technology, Communications, Education and Training, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Management, Administration, Information Technology and Finance. All 7th grade students will get the opportunity to witness these sessions and ask questions in according to their interests.
8th Grade Physical Science Class Speaker
Students in Ms. Hamlett's 8th grade Physical Science class listen attentively as Mr. Coolidge Hamlett, an electronics engineer, and the director of the depot’s Flight Information Systems Division discusses technical theory, machines, jets and military aircraft. Mr. Hamlett also talked to students about the engineering career and those qualities needed in preparing for a career.
HCMS Life Science Students Build 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.
HCMS Students Study Geometry
Geometry ..... angles ....quadrilaterals, volume! Mrs. Jennifer Crenshaw's Math 6 students say "Bring it on!" Don’t be surprised to see your sixth grader finding the area of a three-dimensional shape. For many kids, geometrical thinking is a highlight of middle school math. This part of the curriculum easily lends itself to hands-on exploration, and ties beautifully with art as well.