October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, has been recognized in the United States since 2011. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or display orange to show support for students who have been bullied. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online — and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. So remember to wear your orange on October 21st. Make it ORANGE and make it end!
STEM Challenge Week!
Starting Monday, Horton Middle School will be holding its first annual STEM Challenge Week! The objective of our STEM Challenge Week is to encourage more students to develop an interest in the STEM disciplines, and to strengthen all students' science abilities. Students will be researching, building and designing a project and then competing against their peers for serious prizes. Please contact your child's science teacher if you are able to volunteer this week or donate materials. Thank you for supporting our young engineers and scientists.
Horton Work Groups are:
September 18th and 25th (6pm-8pm)
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th (6pm-8pm)
There are Thursday drop boxes available. Email Paula Wade at email@example.com to claim.
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms
If you are in need of a free and reduced lunch form please see Miss Bonnie at the front office. If you already have filled out a form, please make sure to turn it in as soon as possible.
Please note that between 8:05 and 2:45 the traffic pattern at Horton's main entrance follows the painted arrows. This entrance is only one-way during morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off.
This week begins our fall athletics season. The girls softball team will begin the season away at Bonlee on September 15 and will challenge JS Waters at home on September 17. The boys soccer team will take on Chatham Middle at home on September 15 and travel to Chatham Middle on September 22.
The window for student AIG referrals is now open. Please contact Mrs. Miller if you believe your child should be screened for AIG.
Mr. Walgate's Donorschoose.org Project
Horton Eighth grade science teacher Mr. Walgate currently has 11 days left to reach his $638 goal for his STEM-fest 2015 Donerschoose project. Donorschoose.org is a website that allows anyone interested in helping educators fund worthy projects. Mr. Walgate currently needs $138 more to completely fund a school-wide STEM competition. Please take a look at Mr. Walgate's project on Donorschoose and help if you can.
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All parents are invited to our first PTSA/Curriculum Night on Sept. 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room. You will not want to miss this kick-off for the year. Come and learn how we are charting a course to success. This is the place you want to be on Sept. 17th!
MONSTER BOOK FAIR: Reading is so much fun, it's SCARY!
Students may shop beginning Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25, 2015!
All parents of any students planning on participating in any sport this school year are invited to the multipurpose room on Wednesday at 5PM. Mr. Blizzard will be discussing our athletic policies and expectations.
Boys soccer and girls softball tryout will be held on Wednesday after school until 5PM. All students must have a current physical on file. Physicals remain valid for one year.
We have received many requests for students to be allowed to walk after school. Please note that the walking form you were asked to fill out allows students to walk off campus to any destination. A new note does not need to be sent if a student is walking somewhere other than home. Please note that we cannot ensure that students are walking directly home
Author and Illustrator Don Tate will be visiting Horton this Wednesday to present his book The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. George Moses Horton was a slave whose poetry was first published in 1828, while he was enslaved. Horton Middle School was named after this remarkable man. Please feel free to stop in and hear from Mr. Tate and purchase his book. Mr. Tate's presentation for sixth grade will be in the multi-purpose room at 12:45 and he will be speaking to the fifth grade at 1:45. Hope to see you then!
Please contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim a spot or if you have questions.
Horton Middle School was selected to send a team of students to a Student Leadership Institute run by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Over 100 schools applied and 26 were selected from elementary, middle and high schools across the state.
Greetings Students and Parents,
I would like to welcome you to Horton Middle School and to an exciting new school year. We are looking forward to assisting you in fulfilling your educational goals. We expect you to meet the goals which have been set, to carry on the Horton tradition, and to make this a better place through the positive changes in our expectations. You can benefit from everything Horton Middle School has to offer. If you encounter difficulties, seek out any of our trained professionals, and we will do our best to help you. We are here to make your year successful, yet educationally challenging, as possible. We welcome the opportunity to inspire you as you proceed through your middle school journey.
Principal Mattie Smith