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  • June Teacher of the month

    HMS teacher of the month for June is Mr. Simpson! He is pictured above with many of his students! Congratulations!

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  • Food for summer

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  • A and AB Honor Roll for 3rd 9 weeks Congratulations Wildcats!


    5th Grade A Honor Roll, 

    Ava Arias, Anna Bolejack. Ryan Brinker, Andrea Gaytan Rangel, Katelyn Harvey, Fernando Herrera-Garcia, Charley Howard, Andrew Johnson, Michelle Kirkman, Carina Massie, Josie Mattison, Lily McMahon, Louis Nielsen, Vivienne O'Bryan, Haley O'Neill, Brianna Pica, Meredith Reese.
    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll, 
    Nataly Alverado, Sofia Alvarado-Marin, Jairo Atrisco, Brody Aydt, Jackie Basilio, Jaylynn Bostic, Michaela Bowling, Daniel Boynton, Marissa Clouse, Justin Coker, Crozes Crean, Joseph Cunningham, Elaine Daniels, Evan Davis, Frey Davis, Allison Elmore, Ainsley Finley, Gus Fisher, Ossiah Gannon, Maeshall Goller, Cavory GrangerKenya Gunter/ Lochlan Haddix, Daniel Hall, Javier Henderson Joshua Holshauser, Brooke Huffman, Emily Johnson, Izzy Joseph, Peter Kundig, William Lara Fonseca, Jake Leighton, Parker Littlefair, Josie Mattison, Brandon Montgomery, Logan Neal, Dayton Prater, Keely Robinson, Linsey Russell, Amani Satterwhite, Breanna Schwankl, Diana Soto Sales, Thomas Springle, Jordan Taylor, Logan Thomas, Steven Thu, Sarah Warfford, Kaleb Wilcox, Carson Wright.
    6th Grade A Honor Roll, 
    Alexandra Anthenian, Isabelle Blair, Brandi Boggess, Grace Burns, Alexa Creech, Kalena Delgado, Grant Druin, Sonya Fleming, William Flores, Cora Fritsche, Catherine Hall, Kasey Holder, Sydney Kelly, Ava Lyons, Alayna McLandsborough, Brooklyn Pease, Ayden Pyle, Trey Pyle, Amanda Rohn, Samantha Thurber, Gino Valenti, Abigail Villa-Reyes.
    6th GRade A/B Honor Roll,
    Aubrey Byrd, Rylan Camara, Hughson Crean, Owen Cruthfield, Anne Droese, Nellielou Errett, Heidi Fleming, Aurora Fletecher, Alan Flores Zavala, Tanner Fogle, Safiyah Ibraham-Essia, Ava Jones, Tristian Jones, Levi Kennedy, Gabriel Klier, Solveig Lee, Nathan McWilliams, Ben Schoolcraft, Lucas Smith, Brayden Spradley, LV Swann, Keaghan Wilcox.
    7th Grade A Honor Roll, 
    Lucas Beaulieu, Bentley Brooks, Tate Clark, Emma Greffeuille, Katelyn Haley, Ryan Hilliard, Rose Hopp, Emma Iacono, Walker Johnson, Arianna Massie, Aza McFadden, Lucas Salay, Andrew Trotter, Carolina Yell.
    7th Grade A/B Honor Roll,
    Sergio Alvarado-Ortiz, Sarah Autry, Hannah Barnes, Anthony Barrios, Ayanna Blake, Marek Beaulieu, Hunter Brown, Emily Carlin, Geovany Chavez, Spencer Courter, Martin Gallegos, Jose Gaytan Rangel, Henry Goller, Kirk Haddix, Jeniya Hodges, Chris Lawson, Andrew Lesher-Thomas, Seth Lewis, William Maley, Hannah O'Neill, Andrew Parker, Anthony Trotter, Chris Wyrick.
    8th Grade A Honor Roll,
    Zora Andrews, Evan Boggess, Avery Buster, Gabby Collazos, Alex D'Andrea, Zoe Edwards, Collin Hendriksma, Bailey Jones, Alexis Montemayor, Davis Neff, Erika Seils, Katherine Skeen, Alexander Smith, Eliza Sparrow, Mason Spencer, Ursula Sugiyama, Elisa Tarlton, Tessa Yell.
    8th Grade A/B Honor Roll,
    Cael Anspach, Liliana Arias, Tony Barrios, Tyler Blanford, Shane Bright, Colby Burleson, Alex Cameron, Rachel Covington, Jade Delgado-Flores, Elora DeMaio, Sam Dillon, Tenzin Faulkner, Emi Johnson, Carter Johnson, Jacob Klungseth, Malachi Levy, PJ Marshall, Jacob McCall, Elijah Moore, Hannah Mundy, Dene O'Daniel, Dylan O'Daniel, Michaela Page, Shelby Peace, Nayeli Rosales, Alexia Scott, Jessica Shortlidge, Justin Taylor, Virginia Villanueva, EthanWatson, Siann White.




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  • Volleyball Camp opportunity

    Volleyball Camp
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  • Yearbook flier


    Click here to print an order form.

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  • Show Your Pride!

    Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

    This year, the Horton Middle School Pride Yearbook Staff would like to invite you to share your pride. Show your pride in your children by purchasing 1/8th of a page in the 2017 yearbook to congratulate them on their graduation from 8th grade. In your space, you may submit a baby or childhood photo of your student and/or write a special message for your child or the graduating class. What an excellent way to show your pride in your child’s accomplishment!

    Please keep this a secret, as we would like it to be a surprise for our 8th graders.

    Purchase your space today by completing the form found here, and returning it to the school’s front office in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Zerbs with a check for $20 made payable to Horton Middle School. You may also submit a small photo to be included in your space by emailing the photo as an attachment to Mrs. Zerbs at mlzerbs@chatham.k12.nc.us. Please use the subject line “8th Grade Tribute Photo – (Your child’s name),” and submit your photo the same day as your payment.

    Also, if you have not yet purchased your child’s yearbook, there is still time to buy. If you would like to place an order, please return the form that was sent home with your child or pick up an order form from the front office. Checks for yearbook purchases (made payable to Horton Middle School) may be dropped off for Mrs. Zerbs in the front office or sent via your child to Mrs. Zerbs during homeroom.

    Please send your order forms and checks for 8th grade tributes together in order to ensure your order is complete. All checks and order forms are due to Mrs. Zerbs no later than Friday, March 24, 2017. Orders received after this date will be returned to parents due to yearbook submission deadlines.

    Thank you so much for your continued support of The Pride.

    Mrs. Zerbs Yearbook Adviser

    PS - Grandparents and other family members may purchase a space as well! Please submit only one order on each order form. No more than 2 submissions will be accepted for each child.

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  • Distinguished alumni Help Us Celebrate Outstanding Alumni!


    Chatham County Schools is seeking nominations for our inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program.  Each current Chatham County Schools high school will have one Distinguished Alum recognized during the 2017 commencement ceremonies with a commemorative certificate, time for a brief speech, and their name engraved on a plaque inside the school.  


    We need YOUR help to nominate the Chatham County Schools grad you think most exemplifies someone who has been outstanding at their profession, serving the community, or has shown notable sustained dedication to Chatham County Schools.


    Find out all the details and fill out an application online at: http://bit.ly/ccsalum17

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  • HMS Parent Survey

    Parents, we need your help! Please click here to fill out the School Environment Survey. We really want to know what you think! Thank you!

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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


    Toomer photo




Horton Middle Highlights

  • 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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  • Student of the year - Aza McFadden

    We are so proud of our very own Aza McFadden! She's a NC Scholastic "Student of the Year" Finalist!

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  • 8th grade dance

    Our 8th grade students had a great time at their formal dance!

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  • 7th grade went roller skating!

    HMS 7th graders went roller skating for a full day of fun!

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  • Mosaics

    Ms. Collura has used her grant money to facilitate a Mosaic project that involves most HMS students.

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  • Teacher Appreciation week

    HMS appreciates all of our wonderful teachers! Thank you all for your tireless support and innovative teaching!

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  • Special Olympics

    Mr. Simpson's class enjoyed the Special Olympics!

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  • Science Expo

    HMS girls had a great time at the Science Expo. These girls really "had a blast" at this amazing event!

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  • HMS Arts Night

    The HMS Arts Night was a huge success! In addition to the wonderful display of student art, there were also performing groups to complete the artsy atmosphere. Performing groups included piano and saxophone players, a dramatic reading, a play, and dancers.

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  • Pittsboro mayor visits HMS!

    Pittsboro Mayor Perryvisited today and spoke to 8th grade Wildcats about our local government.

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  • CCS Young Author Overall winner!

    The overall winner for CCS Young Author competition, the Mary Lee Moore winner, is Liliana Arias! Congratulations!

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  • Ms. Crayton named CCS teacher of the year!

    Our own Ms. Crayton was named teacher of the year for HMS, and now she has won teacher of the year for CCS! Congratulations!

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