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  • RED RIBBON WEEK is October 23th – 31st

    “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free”

     Red ribbon week


    October 23-“Sock it to Drugs Monday”- students can wear crazy or mismatched socks to show their commitment to being drug free.

    October 24-“Put a Cap on Drugs”- Wear hats

    October 25- "Unity Day"- everyone will be united by WEARING ORANGE!

    October 26-“Team up Against Drugs”-Wear your favorite teams sports shirt

    October 27-“Don’t Let Drugs Turn you Inside Out”- Wear clothes inside out.

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  • Teacher of the month

    HMS Teacher of hthe month for September is Ms. Brunson! Congratulations!

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    This app lets you share photos directly to the HMS Yearbook database. 


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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

  • 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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  • 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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