HCMS Sponsors "Career Day!"
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
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!"
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!
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
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!"
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Teachers continue to collaborate and discuss curriculum concerns as they share strategies and knowledge in preparing students for success.