Current Announcements

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 or Cali Earp at .

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 Students Attend Career Sessions - 2nd Semester
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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
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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
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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.  

HCMS Students Study Geometry
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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.


News Through The Year

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 6th Grade Math Students Explore Math
Students in Ms. Crenshaw's Math 6 class are busy exploring the concepts of Geometry. In this class, you’ll likely learn plane and solid geometry - including constructions and measurement formulas.   .. [Read More]


HCMS 7th Grade Student Wins "If I Were Mayor" contest
Skya Rain, 7th grade student at HCMS won the Virginia Municipal League (VMI) - "If I Were Mayor" essay contest for Region 4.  There were 1,200 entries submitted from students across Virginia.  Pictured are Governor Terry McAuliffe and Mayor Edwa .. [Read More]


HCMS Administration and Teachers Participate In "I Am Determined!" PD
Administrations and teachers participated in the January "I Am Determined" professional development sponsored by TTAC.  Teachers were given an array of activities and strategies to use in building strategies needed for school improvement and instruct .. [Read More]