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Principal's Message

  • Greetings Students and Parents, 

    Welcome to Horton Middle School, home of the Wildcats!  We look forward to a great year ahead.  We are committed to student achievement and meeting the needs of all students.  As a Wildcat, there are numerous opportunities to excel both academically and behaviorally.  We strive for academic excellence and produce leaders for the future.  We expect that all students take advantage of academic clubs, extra-curricular activities, the arts, service projects and more.  It is our vision to provide the platform for all students to be successful and prepared for life after middle school.  We welcome the opportunity for community partnerships, stakeholder and parental involvement contributing to student success.  Our dedicated staff are here for you!  Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.


    Your Principal,

     Valencia Toomer


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Horton Middle Highlights

  • Talk with Toomer

    Our first Talk with Toomer was a successful meeting for parents! The new meeting time of 7:15 am seems to be a good fit for our busy families!

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  • NJHS

    The HMS chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted new members. What a great way to celebrate Horton scholars!

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  • Unity Day

    Unity Day proclaims our stand against bullying. Bullying tactics are below the line of accepted behavior, so HMS students and staff stay above the line!

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  • Chatham Education Foundation grants

    CEF has awarded 3 grants to HMS for STEM related projects! Look for STEM supplies, green screen digital effects and a robot competition coming soon!

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  • Girls Cross Country

    HMS Girls Cross Country finished 2bd in the district! Congratulations Wildcat athletes!

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  • Walk to school day

    October 4th was National Walk to School Day and lots of HMS students and parents participated. Thank you to the police force and teachers who joined in the walk!

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  • Open House

    HMS Open House was a HUGE success and standing room only! Thank you to all the stakeholders who came out to welcome all the students and staff!

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  • Staff Team Building Day

    HMS Staff participated in a special team building outing at the Triangle Training Center. We are starting early in our quest to "reach for the stars!"

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  • HMS Staff goes out and about

    HMS Staff went out into the community to talk to stakeholders and welcome students back to school!

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  • Eclipse viewing at Horton

    Teachers were able to watch the solar eclipse during a teacher work day.

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  • 5th grade Academy

    5th grade students had a wonderful week of introductions and instructions at the HMS 5th grade Academy!

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  • Talk With Toomer

    Our last Talk with Toomer for the year had some very informative and perky guest hosts! There was great food and a large turnout of interested parents and students.

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  • HMS wins grant from Laura Bush Foundation!

    HMS received a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation of America’s Libraries! Horton Middle School was 1 of 160 schools chosen nationwide. This grant will allow us to buy new materials and help us pursue our goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. Congratulations Ms. Lemmons!

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  • BestStudent Athletes!

    This years Best Overall Student Athlete and James Arthurs Award recipients are Colby Burleson and Zora Andrews!

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  • Congratulations Band!

    On Friday, March 12 the 8th Grade Symphonic Band and three awesome 7th grade percussionists traveled to Carowinds and performed a concert for a panel of three judges. The judges evaluated the performance and gave the band a rating of "Superior," the highest rating a performing ensemble can receive. The students were model citizens throughout the entire day, and did an amazing job of representing the band program, Horton Middle, and Chatham County in the best possible manner. Way to go, Wildcats!

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