HCMS Announces Band and Chorus Concert
HCMS band and chorus students will present their Spring Concert at Halifax County High School on May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy an evening with our young musicians.
8th Grade Students Prepare for Reading SOL Test
8th grade students make time on Saturday to prepare for upcoming SOL Reading test. Students reported to school early Saturday morning for review and practice in activities to strengthen and increase reading comprehension and literacy skills.
It's Saturday School Time For HCMS Students!
6th grade students arrived early Saturday morning to work on reading comprehension and to prepare for upcoming SOLs in a review and practice time. Teachers and students worked together on components needed to strengthen reading comprehension skills.
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 Announces Reading SOL Dates!
SOL Reading schedule:
May 5 - 8th Grade Reading SOL Test
May 6 - 7th Grade Reading SOL Test
May 7 - 6th Grade Reading SOL Test
HCMS Teacher of the Year - John Deal!
Halifax County Middle School's "2015 Teacher of the Year" is Mr. John Deal. John Deal is a 7th grade Science teacher and Head Track Coach at HCMS. Mr. Deal was presented a "Congratulations Balloon" and a gift certificate. Congratulations Mr. John Deal.
HCMS Yearbooks On Sale!
Order your child’s 2014-2015 yearbook by Friday, May 1 and save $10! May 1 is the last day to order your child’s 2014-2015 yearbook for $35. Beginning May 4th, the price to order a yearbook will go up to $40. When the yearbooks arrive over the summer, the cost to purchase one will be $45. To order your child’s yearbook, have your child bring a check or cash to Ms. McBride in room 149.
HCMS Sponsors "Saturday School" on May 2
Teachers and students will have the opportunity to enjoy "Saturday School" on May 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The content focus for this special day will be reading comprehension as students prepare for upcoming SOLs in Reading. The Saturday schedule will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a SOL Reading review, followed with a pizza lunch and lots of games and fun. All students are encouraged to take part in this Saturday review session. The Reading SOL testing schedule is as follows: May 5 - 8th Grade Reading SOL; May 6 - 7th Grade Reading SOL and May 7 - 6th grade Reading SOL. Parents must provide transportation to the Saturday session that ends at 12:00 noon.
HCMS Celebrates Administrative Assistant Day!
The administrative assistants at Halifax County Middle School were honored with a catered lunch from Four Oaks along with the presentation of a plant for their special day. Pictured are Angela Throckmorton, Shelby Gravitt, Sharon Long, Tammy Humphries, Janet Ford, Rebecca Howerton, Roxanne Rice and Gwendolyn Ragland. Thanks ladies for all you do!
HCMS 6th Grade Students Travel To Washington, DC
Eight buses of excited students, parents and teachers traveled to Washington, D.C. on the annual 6th grade field trip. Students left early Friday morning on April 24 for a tour of the historical places and sights in the area. Students and parents enjoyed the historical tours and travel.
HCMS FFA and Agriculture Plant Sale
The HCMS Plant Sale has begun. Please consider buying your garden plants from the HCMS Agriculture/FFA department. The plant list includes the following, but feel free to contact Bridget Fallen with any questions. You may stop by the HCMS greenhouse, send an email for further information of call 572-4100. Thank you!
$ 1.00 4-packs - (Cucumbers - Everbearing and Marketer) - Peppers (Green - Jalapeno) - Tomatoes (Cherry, Marglobe and Beef Steak) - Marigolds (Crackerjack Mix and Sophia Mix)
$ 1.00 4" Herb Pots - Sweet Basil, Thyme, Lavender, Catnip
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.
2nd Annual 5K Happy Feet Walk
Get your feet moving for the 2nd Annual 5K Halifax Happy Feet walk which will start at Halifax County Middle School on Saturday, April 25. Race director, Virginia Sargent is the race director and asking all to come out and participate. The race is all about fitness and having fun. Participants are reminded of the Happy Feet contest - so decorate your tennis shoes.
HCMS Lion Color Run
Join the Halifax County Middle School Lion Color Run. A Color Run is a running “paint race” event that’s spreading exponentially across the Globe. The event is generally non-competitive and has no winners, but runners who participate in the race are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. This popular event has also become a creative way to have fun. The students will be collecting donations for a school project and to earn fun apparel to wear the day of the run/walk. Come on - "Let's Join the Fun!"