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

Current Announcements

Blue Comet 5K Run Walk

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The 5th Comet 5K/Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, October 18th at the Halifax County High School Football Stadium. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 8:30 and the 5K will begin at 9:00. Payment for the run/walk will be taken the day of the race. If you have any questions, contact  Please click here to register for the event.

HCMS Announces "Pre-Homecoming Dance!"

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HCMS students will celebrate "Homecoming 2014" with Spirit Week from Tuesday, October 14 - Friday, October 17.  A variety of student-led activities will be held.   A pre-homecoming dance has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 15 from 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., in the cafeteria.  Homecoming game kick-off time is 6:00 p.m.  The Lions will meet the Cougars from Patrick County.   Show your Lion Pride and support the Lions.

HCMS Announces Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Halifax County Middle School announces "Parent-Teacher Conferences" to be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Six grade teachers will be available to discuss information regarding the 6th grade trip to Washington, D.C. to be held in the spring.  In addition, parents and guardians will be guided through Parent Portal and how to use it to view student grades, attendance and assignments.  Information will also be shared from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website and parents will have the opportunity to view instructional resources offered for middle school instruction.  The HCMS PTO will meet at 5:00 p.m., in the school cafeteria.  All parents and guardians are invited.

Mums Available at HCMS

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HCMS Publications class are taking orders for beautiful, colorful mums September 5 - 18.  The fall mum sale will feature an 8" pot for $ 5.00 and a 12" pot for $ 12.00.  Place your order for Mums with any newspaper/yearbook student or call the school at 572-4100.  

Orders will be delivered on September 25.

HCMS Picture Make-Up Day

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Make-up picture day at Halifax County Middle School will be Tuesday, October 7.  Students who were absent on picture day may have their picture taken during this time.

"HCMS Homecoming Football Game!"

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The Halifax County Middle School Lions will be in action on Wednesday, October 15 as they meet the Patrick County Cougars in Tuck Dillard Stadium.  The homecoming game will kick-off at 6:00 p.m.  Come out and see the Lions in action as they meet the Patrick County Cougars in Tuck Dillard Stadium.  

HCMS Science Students Hold "Super Soap Density Lab"

Halifax County Middle School students in Mrs. Kelli Douglas' 7th grade science class formed hypotheses and carried out an investigation in order to answer the question "Does soap float?"   Students calculated the volume, mass, and density of two brands of soap to predict whether the soap would float or sink. Each bar of soap was dropped into a container of water to see if their predictions were correct.  Finally, each bar of soap was microwaved and submerged into water to determine buoyancy. 

HCMS Teachers Raise RIGOR in Instruction

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HCMS teachers worked together to discuss the need and importance of rigor in developing questions needed to achieve well defined goals.  Teachers used rigor in creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels. Having high expectations starts with the decision that every student possesses the potential to be his or her best, no matter what.  As teachers worked together, they reviewed lessons that incorporated rigorous opportunities for learning.  Higher-level questioning is an integral part of a rigorous classroom in addition to open-ended questions that are at the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.


News Through The Year

HCMS Announces Picture Day
School pictures will be taken on September 5, 2014 during related arts classes.  Contact Sara McBride at 572-4100 if you have questions. Read More


HCMS Announces "End-of-Year Awards Assemblies!"
HCMS announces the following Award Assemblies:
      6th Grade Assembly - May 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 
      7th Grade Assembly - May 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. 
      8th Grade Assembly - May 30, 2 .. Read More


HCMS Holds Its 2nd Saturday "Math SOL Review/Fun Day!"
HCMS faculty and staff held its 2nd Saturday "Math SOL Review/Fun Day" on May 10.  Students attended Saturday sessions to further prepare for upcoming Algebra I, Math 6, 7, and 8 standard of learning tests. Approximately 80 faculty, staff a .. Read More


HCMS Saturday SOL Review/Fun Day A Blast!!!
HCMS students prepared on Saturday for upcoming SOL Reading tests - and what a successful day it was! Approximately 80 students spent from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon preparing for the Reading SOL to be given the week of May 5. Teachers worked with stude .. Read More


HCMS Announces "Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days!"
Need extra help with SOLs?  What do you think about joining others for a "Saturday SOL Review/Fun Day?" Halifax County Middle School will sponsor "Saturday SOL Review/Fun Days" on May 3, May 10 and May 17. "Saturday SOL Review D .. Read More


HCMS - "SCA sponsors Spring Dance!"
Halifax County Middle School will sponsor a spring dance on Friday, May 2.  The dance will start at 3:05 p.m. in the cafeteria and end at 5:00 p.m.  Snacks and drinks will be sold.  Admission for students - $ 4.00 (in advance) and $ 5.00 (a .. Read More


6th Grade Students Attend "Gang Awareness Sessions"
The Halifax County Sheriff's Office and the Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Office have geared up to teach classes to six grade students about gang awareness.  This has been the second year the program has been held at Halifax County Middle Sc .. Read More


HCMS Students Celebrates "Perfect Attendance"
Halifax County Middle School celebrated homerooms with perfect attendance for the 3rd nine weeks. Pictured are the 6th grade homeroom winners from Mr. David Graham's class.   .. Read More


HCMS Band and Chorus Students Sponsor "Rehearse-A-Thon"
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, the Halifax County Middle School Band and Chorus held its first Rehearse-A-Thon fundraiser.  Students were to get sponsors to pledge so much per hour or give a flat rate donation.  All donations stay with the band and .. Read More


HCMS Math Teachers Hold Math Work Sessions!
Halifax County Middle School math teachers met to discuss strategies and resources to implement in daily math instruction.  Teachers developed activities where manipulatives could be used to help students perceive mathematical concepts through h .. Read More