• Art Mural

    Mrs. Collura's 8th grade Art students created a mural depicting the journey from Middle School to High School

  • 7th Grade Projects

    Cell Exploration Projects from Mrs. Key's classes

  • Native American Research

    Ms Sander's 8th grade Social Studies

  • Author Sheila Turnage Visits

    Thank you to McIntyre's Fine Books for sponsoring Author Sheila Turnage's visit to Horton

  • Research of Artifacts

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    Are you Reading 20 minutes each night? 20 minutes nightly is required of ALL students to meet AR goals

  • 8th Grade Social Studies

    Using clay from the HMS campus...

  • Cell Exploration

    Mrs. Key's 7th grade Science class....

  • 7th Grade Science

    Cell Exploration in Mrs. Key's class...

  • Visiting Author-Matthew Cody

    Author Visit-Thank you to McIntyre Books!

  • Media Center

    Use your library media center everyday!

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Wildcat Reindeer Runners!

 

Congratulations to Horton's Reindeer Run Team!  Ms Delk, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Collura, Mr. Hall, Mr. Darnell, Mr. Walgate and Mr. Sudol all braved the cold to show some Horton Pride at this year's Pittsboro Reindeer Run 5K.  Great job team!

ZUMBA-ZUMBA-ZUMBA
Looking for a way to have fun, get fit, and support Horton?  Come on out to Zumba class every Wednesday in the Multi-Purpose room from 6-7.  The cost is $3 per person Children under 12 are free.  All of the proceeds go directly to the school.  This class will make you smile and lift your mood.  Give it a try!  
What is a Science Fair?
A  Science fair is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. The results of each student's research is presented in a school wide science fair where the student's efforts are displayed. Top projects are chosen from students who have been judged to have used the scientific method properly. The HMS winners this year are:
1st Place-Brendan Harrington (Physical Science)
1st Place-Emily Taylor and Anna Trotter (Biological Science)
1st Place-Andrew Lesher-Thomas (5th grade category)

2nd Place-Kayla Amy and Caitlin Bailey (Physical Science)
2nd Place-Shamar Wilson and jacqui Anthenien (Biological Science)

3rd Place-Dwight Siler (Physical Science)
3rd Place-Laurin Fogel (Biological Science)

Honorable Mention-Jacob Hillard (Physical Science), Blue Newell and TJ Farrell (Technology)


 
Basketball Schedule Change
The HMS vs Moncure basketball game scheduled for the 16th of December has  been changed to Monday, December 15th. Please make note  of this change. 
Donors Choose
Donorschoose.org is a great way to participate in education projects at  our school.  If you know of someone that might  like to donate,  please send them this link and the instructions on how to do so. You might also like to share this information on your Facebook account.  We have several great ideas from our teachers on there now--
"iPads in the Art Room"
 "Making Stewards of our Earth"
 
Instructions:
2. In the box for zip code put 27312
3. Look for the ones from Horton Middle School "currently there are 2 on the front page"
 
 
Honor Roll- First 9 Weeks
We applaud our HONOR ROLL STUDENTS. Congratulations for your hard-work and dedication to your future goals!
Basketball Schedule
Please CLICK HERE for the 2014-2015 Basketball Schedule.
GO WILDCATS
Holiday Angel Tree

Horton Middle School Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree is now set up in the front office and we are encouraging families, community members and staff to help out a  student over the holidays. Here’s how our Angel Tree will work this year:

To help a student, please stop by the office and take an Angel Tree card from the tree, fill out the information on the card, and place it in the gift- wrapped box on the table. Along with the card that you fill out will be a second card that you can take with you and return it with your gift card to Ms. Kidd in the office by December 12.

We recommend that you purchase your gift card from a local Wal-Mart store and although we will not require a specific amount on the gift card, we plan to give each student a total of $40. Our school staff will shop for any families who may have a transportation problem getting to and from Wal-Mart. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kidd in the front office.

National Junior Honor Society Induction set
The Horton Middle School National Junior Honor Society will host the 6th annual induction ceremony for new members on Tuesday,  November 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. 
Interested 7th & 8th graders have applied for admission and selected students will be honored for scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character and service and will join our largest campus organization. Congratulations to the new and old members for their commitment to making the world a better place. Look for information on upcoming canned food drives, relay for life and other fundraisers and service activities planned for this year. 
Labels for Education
What a wonderful opportunity to earn supplies for our school using the labels from every day products that you purchase for family use! All it takes is a little effort to remove the UPC label or provide the cap imprinted with the UPC label. This would be a great service project for your children. Send in your labels or caps from the following products. Once again, thank you for your support!
 
Volunteer Approval Process
Dear Parents and Members of the community,

Horton Middle School is always in need of parent and community volunteers to assist in various tasks such as Field Trips, Teacher/Media Assistants and Test Proctoring. We always appreciate your willingness to help and value your time and efforts. Before you choose to volunteer, please remember to complete the VOLUNTEER APPROVAL PROCESS implemented by the Board of Education.

If you completed the volunteer application last year, it must be renewed this year also....The process for renewal is simple and easy but must be completed. Click on the link below for the original volunteer process and the renewal process. 

volunteers-needed.district.chatham.k12.nc.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml

Thank you in advance for your willingness to play such an important part in our school community
Volunteer your Time
Help yourself and Horton this school year!
Spend some volunteer time at the PTSA Thrift Shop.
Rising 7th graders can volunteer 100 thrift store hours for a FREE Washington DC trip in the 8th grade. 7th Graders can start earning hours as of July 1, 2014 towards their trip. 
You can volunteer an additional 100 hours for a parent/guardian to attend the trip also.
ALL volunteers can pick whom your volunteer hours will benefit: your teacher, a club, athletics, the DC trip, the media center.....
You can volunteer by emptying a drop box or attending a work group. 
You get to double your Thrift Shop volunteer hours during the summer!
Use this link to sign up and search by creator's email to find the correct sign-up items.... (hortonptsa@gmail.com)   http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch
 
If you have any questions, please contact Paula Wade at rexandpaula@gmail.com

 
Sign Up Genius
Summer is a wonderful time to volunteer time and effort at the PTSA Thrift Shop to help Horton earn money for student activities and supplies. The extra funds are used in so many ways!:
Field Trips and Classroom Supplies
Computers and Digital Cameras
Document Cameras
Purchase of Rewards and Awards for Students
Picnic Tables on the campus
Flowers and Plants to beautify our campus
Campus Benches and Playground Equipment
And so much more!
 
Please consider working at the PTSA thrift shop this summer and through out the year. The rewards are endless!
 
Use this link to volunteer for any of the thrift shop tasks: Once you access this link, search for our Horton page by  using the "Search by Creator's email" of hortonptsa@gmail.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch


 
PTSA Information
Even in the summer, our hard-working PTSA officers are busy planning events and activities for the HMS family. Here is a friendly reminder of our wonderful PTSA officers for 2014-2015
   President - Jason Hartness
 VP - Tammy Trotter
 Secretary - Julia Terrell
 Treasurer - Liz Jones

Please offer your assistance to them through out the year!