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Hamilton-Holmes Student Places First at MSiC
 Congratulations to seventh grader Emily Webb for taking first place in the You Be The Chemist Challenge sponsored by the Math Science innovation Center on Saturday, March 21.  Emily will go on to participate in the State level of the Challenge in Suffolk, Virginia in April.  
 
King William was well represented at the Challenge.  Emily was joined by eighth grader Danielle Brown and AES fifth grader Chris Flores, the only elementary school student to compete in the MSiC local challenge.
         
The Challenge, provided by the Chemical Education Foundation, "is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages grade 5–8 students in learning about important chemistry concepts and their real-world applications."  

Girl Scouts Participate in Pledge of Allegiance Activity

Girl scouts from Acquinton Elementary School and Hamilton-Holmes Middle School recited the pledge of allegiance during morning announcements in recognition of the 103rd birthday of the Girl Scouts.  The Girl Scout birthday is March 12.


Celeste Kellogg promotes Bullying prevention at HHMS

There were many happy students at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, as they jammed to the music of Celeste Kellogg and listened to her message on bullying prevention!  Celeste Kellogg is an actress, songwriter, and Nashville recording artist and was formerly with Radio Disney.  She has been selected by I Heart Radio as an artist to watch and her song “The Look” charted number twenty on iTunes overseas. 


HHMS Employee of the Month - Wyatt Hicks

      Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to name Mr. Wyatt Hicks as Employee of the Month for March 2015.  Mr. Hicks has been teaching math to middle and high school students with disabilities for four years.   While Mr. Hicks’ presence commands the respect of the students, he is a caring teacher with high expectations for learning and his students respond well to his teaching.  Mr. Hicks values learning and strives to engage each student through the learning process.  He continuously looks for ways to keep his students engaged using various teaching strategies.  Mr. Hicks has a great rapport not only with his students but with parents as well.  He continuously looks for ways to encourage students to get involved with extra-curricular activities while maintaining their academics. In addition, to teaching, Mr. Hicks serves as a football and basketball coach for intramural and high school sports as well as leader of the Gentlemen’s Club.  It is with great pride that we honor Mr. Hicks with this award.


HHMS Art Students celebrate President’s Day

     What do you get when you mix Pop Artist Andy Warhol with Contemporary Portrait artist Chuck Close? The answer: Gigantic and colorful, Presidential portraits. In celebration of President's Day, Hamilton-Holmes Middle School art students learned about the art movement known as Pop Art. Students also studied the work of American painter and photographer Chuck Close. Chuck Close achieved fame as a Photorealist, through his massive scale portraits, which included using a grid system.

 

 

 


Mrs. Yates Named Librarian of the Year

Please join in congratulating Mrs. Michelle Yates who has been named the 2015 VA Association of School Librarians "Librarian of the Year" for the Rappahannock Region.  Mrs. Yates does many things for King William High School as well as for King William County Schools.  She is extremely deserving of this award.  Congratulations to Mrs. Yates. 


HHMS Employee of the Month - Mary Ann Johnson

     Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to name Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson as Employee of the Month for February, 2015.  Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in accounting. She has worked in many capacities for King William County Public Schools for twenty years.  


Geography Bee Championship at HHMS

Hamilton-Holmes Middle School hosted its eighth school-wide National Geographic Bee this year and held its final on January 29, 2015.  The winner of the Bee will take a test to qualify for the State Bee being held in April.  State winners participate in the National Bee held in May.  The winner of the National Bee receives a $50,000 scholarship.  

We congratulate all of our students who participated.  


HHMS Employee of the Month -Jessica Pegram

Hamilton-Holmes is proud to name Ms. Jessica Pegram for January’s Employee of the Month.  Ms. Pegram has been teaching mathematics for ten years at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School and currently serves as the Math Lead Teacher.  Teachers often go to Ms. Pegram seeking ideas to use for math instruction.  She is extremely organized and applies new strategies to her classroom to help students use higher level thinking skills as well as incorporating technology skills.  Ms. Pegram is a team player, provides daily remediation to her students, and meets with individuals after school to tutor them on math skills.  It is a pleasure that Hamilton-Holmes names Ms. Pegram for this award.


HHMS Employee of the Month -Crystal Kelly

      Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to recognize, Mrs. Crystal Kelly as Employee of the Month for December 2014.  Mrs. Kelly has worked for King William County Schools for nine years, all of which have been at HHMS.  She is one of the most dedicated teachers who spending much time planning engaging lessons for her students. 

     Each year, Mrs. Kelly takes time from her daily planning to provide remediation for her students. Mrs. Kelly is extremely professional and willing to give heartfelt advice to her colleagues.  She has outstanding classroom management skills, is structured, and makes a positive difference with her students.  Mrs. Kelly is a true role model for students!  Her students love her because she makes learning fun and they see how much she cares about each student.  It is with great pleasure that HHMS honors Mrs. Crystal Kelly with this award!


Hamilton-Holmes Middle School Recognized for Full Accreditation

The King William County School Board recognized Hamilton-Holmes Middle School at their September 16, 2014 meeting for receiving Full Accreditation through the Virginia Department of Education.  


HHMS Employee of the Month - Charlotte Taylor

     Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is honored to name Mrs. Charlotte Taylor as Employee of the Month for November 2014.  Mrs. Taylor has over forty years of service to King William County Public Schools. She is always willing to help the students and anything that needs to be done.  Mrs. Taylor is faithful about copying information that needs to go home with the students, changing the school sign weekly, fulfilling her responsibilities within the classroom, and monitoring areas within the building.  She never says “no” to anything that is asked of her to complete, but tackles the tasks with a smile and willing heart.  She loves all of the students and is truly a team player!  It is with great pleasure that Hamilton-Holmes recognizes Mrs. Charlotte Taylor with this award.


Hamilton- Holmes Middle School Employee of the Month

            Hamilton-Holmes Middle School is proud to name Ms. Kristen Truax as October’s Employee of the Month. Ms. Truax is extremely organized, helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, and experienced with the many responsibilities of a counselor.  She came into her position and immediately completed all of the student schedules in a timely manner to be well prepared for Open House.    


HHMS and KW County Teacher of the Year

        Mrs. Malynn Unser, 7th grade teacher at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School, has been named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for King William County Public Schools. Mrs. Unser is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She also earned her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Integrating Technology from Virginia Commonwealth University.      

 


2014-2015 HHMS Supply List

2014 - 2015 HHMS Supply List


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