Student Activities

  • Battle of the Books
    Battle of the Books is an engaging extra-curricular activity that promotes reading and friendly competitions. Students read books from a list of 18 (EBOB-5th grade) or 27 (MBOB-6th-8th grade) books chosen by the NCSLMA. HMS has two teams, one for 5th grade only (EBOB) and one for 6-8 grades (MBOB). Please see our Media Specialist if you have any questions about this fun activity.

    Young Authors
    The Young Author Competition is a creative writing outlet for our students. Many students submit stories and then receive feedback from teachers so that they can continue writing and editing their stories until they are engaging and well-written. The due date for stories is in early December, with the edited stories due in January. See our Media Specialist if you have any questions about this extra curricular activity.

    HMS Visual Art

    Click here to view visual art from Horton Middle School students!


    Online Safety
    Horton Middle School is committed to providing our students with the skills needed to be safe on the World Wide Web.  Our media specialist works with all the staff and students to provide training for a safe and successful experience on the Internet.
    Please access the following links as a resource to articles and publications by the Federal Government for safe, secure, and responsible use of online resources. These resources can help parents speak with their children about being safe online. Topics range from file sharing and cyberbullying to mobile etiquette.

    Living Life Online is the FTC's newest print and and online resource for digital kids, with short articles, activities, quizzes, and an ask the expert column. Kids learn how to stay safe online, how to use critical thinking skills, and how to apply them to content they see all around them. This resource helps kids navigate the digital age landscape.

    OnGuard Online is a website to help consumers of all ages get around safely in the online world. This site offers practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry for developing such digital age skills as guarding against internet fraud, protecting personal information and securing your computer.