The Main Street

Horace Maynard Middle School



We have reached the end of the first 4.5 weeks of school! It is crazy how fast the first weeks have flown by! I am extremely pleased with the way the school year has started. Teachers are teaching and loving on kids and the students are engaged in the learning process.

We will be celebrating several of our students over the next couple of weeks for accomplishments they have made during the first progress period. We have students with perfect attendance and they have earned some grade level incentives, we will be celebrating our Students of the Month for August, and we will be announcing our first Best is the Standard award winner for this school year. Make sure you check out our Facebook page for those announcements!

We are also celebrating some staff for the month of August! Mr. Luther and Ms. Hunter were recognized as FAM1LY Members of the Month for August. These two individuals were selected by their peers as individuals that put others before themselves and model our core values of being REAL! We are lucky to have them impacting this school community on a daily basis! Ms. Valentine is our Sneaky Devil of the Month for August! She is always doing things behind the scenes to help others. She excels in the classroom and also puts in a tremendous amount of time and effort working with our students after school hours as well!

Great things are happening at HMMS, please view our newsletter below and check our Facebook page for information on all that happens at 435 Main Street!

Be R.E.A.L., not perfect!-

Dr. Tobi Kilgore--

Friday Fun Night- The Students Were Awesome!

I am very proud of the way our students behaved and followed expectations during our Friday Fun Night- Back to School Bash! The school was packed and everyone had a great time! I look forward to enjoying more of these moments with students throughout the school year! Way to be REAL!!

HMMS September Dates


  • September 8th: Progress Report #1

  • September 18th: Inservice Day- No Students

  • September 29th: Homecoming Pep Rally During School (6th Period)

  • September 30th: Homecoming Game and Homecoming Celebration- Time TBD

NO SCHOOL- SEPTEMBER 18TH- Teacher In-Service Day

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So Much Learning Happening at 435 Main Street!

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Tutoring and Night Supplemental Program

We will be kicking off tutoring and our Night Supplemental Program very soon! Be on the look out for more information. We will be working on academic learning loss, make-up work from absences, options instead of or in addition to exclusionary discipline practices, and assignment/test re-takes. We will also have food available! This will be a great opportunity for our students!

Epperson's Sports Networking Program- the REAL ESPN

the REAL ESPN Spotlight

the REAL ESPN Spotlight- We are spotlighting girls soccer!

Lady Devils Soccer

As we gear up for each season our first challenge is always restructuring the team. The loss of 8th grade players and the gain of 6th grade players generally requires a transition period. Coaches need time to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the new team, while the players have to learn the expectations and demands of the coaches. However, the talent with this team is evident. This was on full display at our first Jamboree against Cocke County when our girls won three of the skills competitions. Eighth grader Madisan Patterson started the winning streak with a one chance shot at the Crossbar competition. This was followed by 8th grader Cheyanne Sweet and 6th grader Sofia Riffey taking wins in both categories of the punting challenge. Finally, 8th grader Molly McGinnis wowed the crowd with her signature throw in. The coaching staff is excited to help these girls continue to grow and improve throughout the season. Go Lady Devils!

Coach Jahna Baker

Counseling Corner

Parents please take a few minutes to fill this form out for your school counselors! Your input helps us better serve students and make sure we are meeting their needs as we transition throughout the school year 2023-24. We look forward to supporting your students academic, career, and social/emotional growth. Counselors will address each of those growth areas more specific to the individual needs of the student. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey to best support our department to serve you and your student(s). The counseling department will keep your responses confidential.

Nurse's Notes from Nurse Christy

WellChild has asked that we share the information about their services. Parents please return their packets, scan the QR code, call or visit the website to register.
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Be REAL not Perfect!

Each student should have received a Be REAL, not Perfect sticker for their Chromebook today. This is a focus for us this year, we will continue to Respect Everyone, have Educational Excellence, be Accountable to Self and Others, and Live a Life that Matters! Students will also be able to earn various stickers for their Chromebook for modeling those expectations through Student of the Month Awards!
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How about STUDENT to STAFF Positive Referrals

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- Shout out to Ms. Williams for coming in and setting high expectations for our band program. She is holding students to high expectations, but offering high supports. Way to show Educational Excellence and being Accountable to Self and Others!

- Shout out to Ms. Hickman for coming in and getting involved with our food pantry! Way to Live a Life that Matters!

- Shout out to Ms. Hall for coming in and building relationships with our students and staff! You model how to Respect Everyone!

- Shout out to Ms. Bullen for coaching teachers and offering additional support through our intervention process! Way to show Educational Excellence!


We want our school to be a family first atmosphere and we will define family as the acronym- Forget About Me I Love You. We want our students to learn to serve others and this will also align to our core values.

Shout out to our FAM1LY Members of the Month for August- Mr. Luther and Ms. Hunter!

-Thank you to Alder Springs for feeding our football boys and our cheerleaders! They provided them with a great meal! There was enough for our students at tutoring and staff! They are all about serving others before self! Thank you for your support and we are glad you are FAM1LY!

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Check out this message from Ava Tiller who is a junior at UCHS and started a nonprofit to help kids in need! Talk about Living a Life that Matters!

My name is Ava Tiller and I’m an upcoming junior at UCHS. I’m starting a nonprofit organization targeted towards teenagers in need called PINK BOX. PINK BOX will place boxes around the county that contains clothes, hygiene items, shoes, and more. The box was made so that kids at anytime can go and take what they need without having to ask someone first, as that sometimes is embarrassing. I am asking that you’d allow me to put a box somewhere on the middle school campus that’s accessible at all times for students. I take up all of the donations and will manage the box, so don’t worry about having to manage it.

Check out these 8th Graders in Ag Science!! Hatching Eggs and Getting Credits!

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The longest field goal in an NFL game was 66 yards, made by Justin Tucker in 2021.


Why does a duck have cover their butt quack!

HMMS Course Catalog

Please follow the link to see the course descriptions of classes offered at HMMS!

Please Review w/ Your Student- Student Handbook


Please review the links below with your student. The links contain our HMMS Student Handbook and the HMMS Student Expectation Presentation. These have been sent home with a form to review, sign, and return to your student's homeroom teacher. Big items that are included- Fighting/Vaping Consequences, Cell Phone Policy, Dress Code, and No Outside Food or Drink Deliveries to Students.

HMMS Student Handbook (you can also follow the QR Code in the image)-

HMMS Student Expectation Presentation-