• 6th Grade Social Studies with Mrs. Wagoner

  • 5th grade Social Studies with Mrs. Partain

  • Exploring 6th grade Science with Mrs. Wignall

  • Art Mural

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

  • Native American Research

    Ms Sander's 8th grade Social Studies

  • ERA - Bonnie Kidd

    Pictured: Bonnie Kidd and Superintendent Jordan

  • 7th Grade Projects

    Cell Exploration Projects from Mrs. Key's classes

  • 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...

  • 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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Arlington Cemetery-Laying of the Wreath
The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual that occurs around the world, understood in every culture. The floral tributes at funerals bespeak both the beauty and the brevity of life and evoke memories of other days. These type of memorials are made each day at Arlington National Cemetery, at the dozens of funeral services occurring there and in solitary communion with a departed loved one. (Arlington Website).

Four of our Horton students were chosen for the "Laying of the Wreath" on Wednesday: Emily Taylor, Abby Johnson, Alana Davis and Andrew Norman

Please Join Us....CEF
Join the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) in honoring, learning about and celebrating our outstanding Chatham County Schools.  


When:      Sunday, April 26th
Where:     Northwood High School (310 Northwood HS Road)
Time:        2:00-4:30pm


Come meet staff, students, teachers and administration in a casual environment where schools get to sing their own praises.  Each school will have a display highlighting academics and extracurricular activities, followed by a CEF hosted awards ceremony


Speakers: Jennifer Cutts, Community Engagement in Education (Parent and UNC Director of Global Faculty Network) and Darcy McFarlane, Sophomore, UNC Women's Soccer

Come show your support for the Chatham County Schools! CEF, Opening Doors to Growth
PTA Thrift Shop Volunteer Opportunities
The following are April Thrift Store volunteer opportunities:
Workgroups:  April 10April 17April 24 and April 29th
Drop boxes:  April 16th PM Thrift Store box and Admin box
Chatham Education Foundation
Want to support and celebrate the accomplishments of all seventeen Chatham County Schools?
Join the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) in honoring, learning about and celebrating our outstanding Chatham County Schools.  
When:   Sunday, April 26th
Where: Northwood High School (310 Northwood High School Road, Pittsboro, NC)
Time: 2:00-4:30pm
Come meet staff, students, teachers and administration in a casual environment where schools get to sing their own praises.  Each school will have a display highlighting academics and extracurricular activities, followed by a CEF hosted awards ceremony.

Come show your support for the Chatham County Schools! Growing Together - Achieving Success.
Things to Brag About!
Mrs. Tracy Miller was nominated and awarded WRAL Teacher of the Week. We are so proud of her accomplishments and congratulate her for the recognition that is well-deserved!

We also announce that Mr. Casey Spillman has been selected as the Horton Middle School Teacher of the Year. This recognition comes from his peers and also well-deserved.

Congratulations to you both......
Parent Newsletter
Please click here for the Spanish version  of the Middle School Parent Newsletter  and the English version can be found here. 
Service Project
The Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc donated 12 book bags filled with school supplies to Horton Middle School. The book bags will be dispersed to students in need. This is another example of school and community working together! Thank you
Volunteer Opportunities
Help earn $ for Horton through volunteering at a work group or emptying a drop box!  You can drop in at any of Horton's work group evenings.  To claim a drop box time or questions; email Paula at pawade@chatham.k12.nc.us.
March  PTA Thrift Store Work Groups (6 - 8 pm): 3/13, 3/16, 3/20 and 3/27
March Administrative Drop Boxes. - this drop box is beside the Chatham County Schools Central Office (to be emptied anytime during Thrift Store hours): 3/19 and 3/26
March Thrift Store AM Drop Boxes - this drop box is located in front of the store (AM time means it is to be emptied between 6 am and 11 am): 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26
March Thrift Store PM Drop Boxes - (PM time means it is to be emptied between noon and  Thrift Store closing time): 3/19 and 3/26
Science Olympians
Fifteen Horton students competed in the Science Olympiad events at Campbell University last week. Of the 15 students competing, eight earned medals with their "design and build" event: Nathan Terrel, Konrad Feher, Jesenia Schwankl, Nicole Feher, Meredith Clouse, Riley Crisp, Emily Taylor, and Anna Marie Trotter. Special mention of  Jesenia, Riley, and Meredith for their first- place showing of "Picture This." Science Olympiad is  a STEM extra-curricular activity that showcases "design and build" events along with tested knowledge based on Meteorology and Anatomy. Thanks to our participating students and Mr. Walgate, the club sponsor and 8th grade science teacher at Horton for representing Chatham County in this regional event. 
Please click here for the Chatham County High School Course Guide
Congratulations to Tracy Miller and her National Jr. Honor Society members for the amazing accomplishment of tons of donated food to the Food Pantry. Please visit the following website.......http://corafoodpantry.org/category/cora-food-pantry/  to share in the   joy of  helping others in such a meaningful way....
Horton Middle School Parent/Family Involvement Survey
As partners in your child’s education, your input is valued. This survey asks for your opinions about what Horton Middle School does to get you involved in your child’s education for this school year. Please take a few minutes to respond to this parent survey. This information will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parental involvement within our school. The School Improvement Team at Horton Middle School would like to thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.  Your feedback is greatly valued and sincerely appreciated.​  The survey will be available until February 28.  

Please click here to take the Horton Middle School Parent/Family Involvement Survey.

Horton Bullying Reporting Form



A reporting system for Horton Middle School has been created to appropriately identify, report, investigate, and respond to situations of bullying and harassment.


There are several methods for reporting suspected bullying incidents:


> You can contact Horton Middle School by phone and report it to school personnel

> You can make a report in person

> You can complete the online Horton Bullying Form


This form can be completed HERE, and can also be found under the "For Families" and " For Student" menus located on the left hand side of the Horton website. 




2nd Quarter Honor Roll

5th Grade A Honor Roll,


Hannah Barnes, Adam Beaulieu, Lucas Beaulieu, Merek Beaulieu, Hunter Brown, Tate Clark, Peter Droese, Jose Gayton, Henry Goller, Emma Greffeuille, Katelyn Haley, Penelope Herrera-Garcia, Ryan Hilliard, Roselyn Hopp, Emma Iacono, Walker Johnson, Seth Lewis, Arianna Massie, Aza McFadden, Jacob Shaw, Nathan Terrell, Anthony Trotter, James Wade, Braden Withers, Christopher Wyrick.


5th Grade A/AB Honor Roll,


Sergio Alvarado-Ortiz, Sarah Autry, Sarah Brown, Emily Byrnes, Max Carr, Geovany Chavez, Adriana Delgado Sosa, Jeffrey Evans, Gabriella Frazier, Desmond Gilmore, Isaiah Glasgow, Amaya Horne, Brianna Itturalde, Hannah Lawson, Nicholas Lovingood, Octavio Leal Delgado, Andrew Lesher-Thomas, Desmond Lynn, William  Maley, Shelby McGehee, Hannah O'Neill, Andrew Parker, Kristiane Perry, Geneva Pickard, Audrey Roberts, Kayleigh Romel, Lukas Salay, Mayci Seymore, Ruben Terrell, Phillip Triplett, Andrew Trotter, Jacee Whitaker, Taylor White.


6th Grade A Honor Roll,


Shane Bright, Rachel Covington, Madelyn Cunningham, Konrad Feher, Bailey Jones, Davis Neff, Erika Seils, Alex Smith, Mason Spencer, Ursula Sugiyama, Ellie Tarlton, Ethan Watson.


6th Grade A/AB Honor Roll,


Liliana Arias, Evan Boggess, Colby Burleson, Alex Cameron, Alex D'Andrea, Nathan Davis, Elora DeMaio, Sam Dillon, Zoe Edwards, Carter Johnson, Emi Johnson, Jacob Klungseth, Jacob Mattison, Amari McLain, Hannah Mundy, Dene O'Daniel, Kaitlyn Parker, Shelby Peace, Nayeli Rosales, Katherine Skeen, Makayla Solomom, Eliza Sparrow, Caleb Syx, Michael Vasquez, Virginia Villanueva, Siann White, Gracie Wright.


7th Grade A Honor Roll,


Caitlin Bailey, Kamryn Brown, Noah Clark, Lauren Davis, Sarah Fowler, Amber Haley, Jillian Holt, Tyler Johnson , Lauren LaChance, Mackenzie Lesher-Thomas, Madeline Loops, Chase Miller, Zie Norris, Colin Schoolcraft, Elena Shipp, Ashlyn Smith, Chandler Stubbs, Shamar Wilson.


7th Grade A/AB Honor Roll,


Jacqueline Anthenien, Krystin Bland, Ben Carr, Cheyenne Ellis, Laurin Fogle, Joshua Korynta, Abraham Pena, Aaron Ross, Jyreah Smith, Gabrielle Teran, Lena Thorne.


8th Grade A Honor Roll,


Arturo Basilio, Meredith Clouse, Allison Coker, Ciara Holt, Helena Hysong, Abby Johnson, Mackenzie Kremer, Tyler Moore, Rachael McWilliams, Sarah Sessoms, Mayci Springle, Libby Sumner, Emily Taylor, Anna Trotter.



8th Grade A/AB Honor Roll,


  • Grace Aguilar, Fernando Alvarado-Marin, Monica Alvarado-Sanchez, Caleb Autry, Shayla Baldwin, Andrew Bonomolo, Amie Crabtree, Jarious Cheek, Morgan Crutchfield, Alanna Davis, Nicole Feher, Nyah Gipson, Cameron Goins, Jessica Goodman, Tanner Griffin, Brendan Harrington, Jacob Hilliard, Paige Jasper, Meredith Kremer, Kevin Lin, Katie Lipofski, Jhon Lopez-Canizales, Anisha McFadden, Zizzy Newell, Kendra Ryan, Jesenia Schwankl, Noah Scott, Jalyn Shahid-EL, Macie Skeen, Samantha Sparrow Alison West.
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!  
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!
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!