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HHMS Fall Bookfair -

The Bookfair is HERE!!!


The Scholastic Bookfair will be at HHMS October 25 through October 28!  We will also be hosting an online Bookfair.  Click here to check out the great variety of books that will be a the fair or shop in the comfort of your own home.  


HHMS Employee of the Month - Val Pinkney Val Pinkney

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is happy to announce that the September Employee of the Month is Ms. Valerie Pinkney.  Ms. Pinkney joined King William County Public Schools last year as a 6th grade English teacher, and has transitioned smoothly to the 8th grade hall this year.  Ms. Pinkney has shown her dedication to her students and the education profession for the past 19 years as she worked to build strong rapport with all students in the school, not just those she teaches.  Ms. Pinkney is serving as a mentor this year, and has gone above and beyond to ensure her mentee is receiving all necessary support.  Ms. Pinkney is an active member of the English Department, working to revamp the Pacing Guide and create Writing Wednesday materials.  Ms. Pinkney also brings ELL experience to our students and volunteered to collaborate with our ELL Coordinator as we deliver services to our English Language Learners. Ms. Pinkney is a valuable member of our faculty and we are lucky to have her on our team!

HHMS October calendar

HHMS October Calendar

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School Nutrition Program Update

The new MyPaymentsPlus Program is up and running.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Rising 6th Grader Meet and Greet - August 17, 2017

Greetings New Viking Families,

It is an honor to serve as your new principal at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School!  We have a great deal in common as, together, we will begin this journey as new Vikings this 2017-2018 school year.  With that in mind, our new assistant principal, Jennifer Perry, and I would like to welcome you to Hamilton-Holmes at a Meet and Greet on August 17th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  This is an optional opportunity specifically designed for all rising 6th grade students and their parents.  Mrs. Perry and I wanted to offer this experience in order to answer questions that may arise with our 6th grade students.  While this experience does not take the place of Open House, it allows for the administration to provide information that is specific to sixth graders, as we know that “new beginnings” can cause some anxiety for students and parents.  We will take a tour of the school, practice with lockers, discuss common questions about a middle school schedule, and explore academic expectations for sixth grade students.  If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP by completing the  6th Grade Meet and Greet Registration Form, (https://goo.gl/forms/3mhlkFn1HO5A4qZq2) or call the school 769-3434 in order to register.  We look forward to meeting you all soon.  Best wishes for an enjoyable and relaxing summer! 


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Returning Student Registration Returning Student Registration

Complete the returning student registration this summer and make open house a breeze!

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HHMS Awards Assemblies

8th Grade is Friday June 9th at 9:00

7th Grade is Monday June 12th at 9:00

6th Grade is Monday June 12th at 10:00


HHMS Employee of the Month - Omari White Omari White

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Coach Omari White as the Employee of the Month for June.  Throughout this school year, Coach White has worked to build relationships and connections with the students of HHMS.  If a student is having a hard time in a class or just needs someone to talk to, they know Coach White will be there and will help.  Coach White serves as an exemplar role model every day and further supports our students by sponsoring the Gentlemen’s Club. 

Coach White is always willing to step in and go the extra mile to help out.  Coach White doesn’t look for recognition for the additional things he does, like supervise 7th grade lunch or cleaning the cafeteria.  He is truly humble and selfless as he supports HHMS and our community.  Coach White sincerely cares for the students he supports and wants the best for their future.  We proudly recognize Coach White as the June Employee of the Month. 

HHMS Employee of the Month - Edna Washington Edna Washington

May Employee of the Month- Edna Washington

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mrs. Edna Washington as the Employee of the Month of May.  Mrs. Washington is the welcoming face of HHMS and the calming voice on the phone.  It is not uncommon for students, parents, and staff to stop by Mrs. Washington’s desk for a quick check-in or a pick me up.  She is always there to listen or help get you on the right path.


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HHMS On- Line Bookfair

The HHMS Bookfair will be held May 2 - May 5 at the library.

 We are also hosting the HHMS Online Bookfair.  Click below and check it out!

HHMS Online Bookfair

HHMS Employee of the Month - Julie Peck Julie Peck

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mrs. Julie Peck as the Employee of the Month of April.  Mrs. Peck is a supportive and caring teacher who helps her students any way that she can.  She is one to never give up on her students and works hard to provide them with the tools they need to be successful in her class and beyond.  Students in Mrs. Peck’s class learn how math plays a role in their everyday life and how it impacts them.  However, the greatest impact comes from Mrs. Peck’s connect and devotion to each and every student. 

In addition to her responsibilities as a classroom teacher, Mrs. Peck also serves as a grade level leader.  Her preparation as well as her abilities to organize and plan has been instrumental in grade level events this year.  Mrs. Peck’s ongoing service and dedication makes Hamilton-Holmes Middle School a better place.  We proudly recognize Mrs. Peck as the April Employee of the Month.

HHMS Employee of the Month - Tina Oberg Tina Oberg

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mrs. Tina Oberg as the Employee of the Month for March.  Mrs. Oberg is a strong and supportive mentor to her students.  She works to develop and mold their creativity while inspiring their appreciation for the arts. The artwork Mrs. Oberg’s students create add character to our school and help brighten the hallways.

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Community members are invited to attend a presentation of the proposed 2017-18 School Budget by Dr. David O. White, Division Superintendent, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Hamilton-Holmes Middle School Atrium prior to the regular School Board Meeting.


KWCPS will dismiss 2 hours early today as scheduled. All after-school activities are canceled for this afternoon. The Parks and Recreation after-school program will remain on the normal schedule.

HHMS Employee of the Month - Christie Davis Christie Davis

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mrs. Christie Davis as the Employee of the Month for February.  From the start of the day to the dismissal bell, you will find multiple students stopping by Mrs. Davis’s room to check in and say ‘Hi’.  Both current and former students are drawn to the charisma and support Mrs. Davis projects.  It’s not uncommon for Mrs. Davis to have to remind visiting students that it is time for class, but they can check in with her at lunch or the next class change.  

The connection Mrs. Davis works to establish with her students consistently carries over to her classes.  This rapport and respect strengthens the opportunity for meaningful class discussions while also building a positive classroom environment.  Students know that Mrs. Davis is someone they can talk and laugh with and will always be there to listen.  These connections are what make our school a better place.  We proudly recognize Mrs. Davis as the February Employee of the Month.

VRROOOOMMM!!! King William Racing Night - February 25th Chase and Jay visiting HHMS

Come out to the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, February 25th @ 7pm to support our school and cheer HHMS students and racing superstars, Chase and Jay, as they race around the arena in 1/2 scale stock cars.  Tickets for this race are only $16!  You can receive a FREE Kids ticket (12 & under) with your purchase of an Adult ticket.



HHMS Gives to the Local Animal Shelter Pennies for Pets

     Hamilton-Holmes Middle School sponsored the Pennies for Pets fund drive to benefit the Regional Animal Shelter.  Students raised $1,104.45 to help the rescue efforts of the homeless and abused animals in the community.  All funds will be used for the shelter’s Sunshine fund which helps with spray/neuter surgeries, medical treatments for sick or injured strays, adoption promotions and special accommodations like dog treats and toys.    

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HHMS partners with Arena Racing USA

Come out to the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, February 25th 7pm to support our school and cheer on two of our students, Chase Burrow and Jay Seward, as they race around the arena in 1/2 scale stock cars.  Tickets for this race are only $16!  You can receive a FREE Kids ticket (12 & under) with your purchase of an Adult ticket.


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HHMS Future Focus Fair Join us and learn more about elective opportunities

HHMS Future Focus Fair

Join us and learn more about elective opportunities

Grades 5-8
Hamilton Holmes Middle School Gymnasium


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Click here for more information


Pennies for Pets Fund Drive Ms Lazaroff with Theo, her rescue pup!

Hamitlton-Holmes Middle School teacher, Claire Lazaroff, helped kick off the Pennies for Pets fund drive with her rescued puppy, Theo. Students enjoyed the special visitor while witnessing the special connection between a once shy, homeless animal, with his new loving, owner. The drive will be held from January 23rd-February 3rd.

All donations will be given to the King William Regional Animal shelter. The top donationing grade level will receive ice-cream sundaes. 

HHMS Employee of the Month - Brett Burch The Incredible Mr. Burch

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School would like to recognize Mr. Brett Burch as the Employee of the Month for January.  Mr. Burch is the definition of an unsung hero for our school.  He is someone who gets to work early and then volunteers to stay late to help set up for an after school activity.  Without question, Mr. Burch is constantly ready and willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need.  From students to staff, Mr. Burch is always one that can be counted on to step in and work to make a difference. 

From character to academics to athletics, Mr. Burch holds high expectations for his students.  He truly cares about those he works with and is a pivotal role model in the lives of those he mentors.  Our school is truly a better place with the impact Mr. Burch has had over the last ten years and continues to make each day.  We are proud to recognize Mr. Burch as the January Employee of the Month. 

Bus Assignment Adjustments

This message is for parents & guardians of middle and high school students living in Kennington, Black Walnut, and Central Crossing. The following bus assignment adjustments will take effect Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

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HHMS Spelling Bee Winners HHMS Spelling Bee winnners

HHMS Completes Spelling Bee


Congratulations to our HHMS spelling bee winners! These students will represent our school at the King William County Spelling Bee on January 12 at 4:00 PM at AES.

Photo from left to right:  Kyla, David, Colton, Jonathan, Guy 


Geography Bee Winners! Geo Bee Winners

Congratulations to our HHMS National Geographic Bee School Champion, 8th grader Tyler and runner-up, 7th grader Matthew! 

Tyler is our three-time champion - please wish him good luck in the state level of the competition!


Photo and Story: Kim Tupponce, TAG Teacher

HHMS Employee of the Month - Valerie Pinkney Val Pinkney

Hamilton-Holmes would like to recognize Ms. Valerie Pinkney as the Employee of the Month for December.  Most are not able to tell that this is Ms. Pinkney's first year with the division. From the start, she has developed partnerships within the school staff and has worked to apply her extensive educational experiences to enhance our school's programs.  Ms. Pinkney has created strong connections with her students and strives to foster an appreciation of literacy throughout her instruction.

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Winning Turkey Trot Tee Shirt Design Winning Tee Shirt Designer

Congratulations to Hamilton-Holmes Middle School student, Natalia  (8th grade)



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Art Classes Celebrates Native American Heritage Month Students working on Native American Art Project

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Art 7 students created a functional, three-dimensional rain stick using cardboard, craft sticks, tape, rice, paint, feathers, and paper mache'. "It was fun to make, I liked using the Native American symbols because they all tell a story," student Emma Toney said.