Horace Maynard Middle School



It is crazy to believe that we are already at Spring Break! The year is flying by, but I also know that everyone is ready for a break. Our students and teachers deserve a week to rest up before the final push to end the school.

The months of April and May will be packed with everything from testing, to graduation, to field days, to awards nights, etc. Please make sure you keep checking our Upcoming Dates section and details of events in the newsletter.

Big shout out to our boys soccer and baseball teams on another huge week! The boys soccer team and baseball are both sitting on top of their district standings at this point in their seasons. We are proud of both of those teams!

We also had our first school-wide STEM Competition this week. Ms. Barbara Smith's class took the win with the fastest balloon car and will have a donut party after Spring Break. The 8th grade also got to participate in a College/Career Fair. Thank you to Mr. Brian Shoffner and Ms. Brock from the high school and Mr. Rose and Mrs. Kilgore for organizing this event. It was awesome to see students excited about the opportunities that await them at UCHS and beyond! Lastly, how about the whole school being able to watch our baseball guys compete in an in-school baseball game?! Love seeing our students earn to participate in school-wide activities and make memories! Way to be REAL!

Just a reminder that the school and main office will be closed down next week. If you need anything you can email your GLA and will check emails periodically throughout the break.

Be R.E.A.L.!-

Dr. Tobi Kilgore--


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March 27th- March 31st- Spring Break

March 29th- Baseball @ Home- 6pm

April 3rd- Boys Soccer @ UCPS

Baseball vs. Rutledge @ HMMS

April 4th- HMMS Tennis vs. JFWA @ UCHS

Baseball vs. Washburn @ HMMS- JV Only

April 6th- County Spelling Bee

Baseball vs. Seymour @ HMMS

April 7th- Good Friday

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Formal tickets are on sale exclusively for 8th grade students from March 17th - April 28th. Tickets may be purchased in the library during Victory Period on Tuesdays and Thursdays or during 8th grade lunches on Mondays.

All students who wish to purchase formal tickets must be eligible before purchase. Eligibility is dependent on the following criteria:
-No excessive unexcused absences
-No excessive disciplinary issues
-No excessive failing grades

Eligibility will be monitored and evaluated on a continual basis. Students will not be issued refunds if they become ineligible after purchase.

Physical tickets will be distributed the week before formal and are NOT required for entry.

Email Mrs. Kilgore at hollie.kilgore@ucps.org with any questions.

6th and 7th GRADE AWARDS NIGHT- More Information Coming Soon

6th and 7th Grade Award Night will be on Tuesday May 23rd. Time and logistics will be out after Spring Break.

TCAP TESTING- More information Coming Soon

April 18- April 27- Make-Ups will be the following week.
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We had our first monthly STEM Competition at HMMS today! Awesome seeing our staff and students work through the Engineering Design Process making balloon race cars and compete! Congrats to Ms Barbara Smith’s class for winning the overall competition!


Thank you to Mr. Brian Shoffner and Ms. Brock from the high school and Mr. Rose and Mrs. Kilgore for organizing this event. It was awesome to see students excited about the opportunities that await them at UCHS and beyond! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures from the College/Career Fair.


The champ is here!

HMMS Spelling Bee Winner Heaven Jones


How about this?! This week students have started writing teachers Positive Referrals! They started this on their own. Very proud of the students for starting this! Love this FAM1LY!


Students need to bring Chromebooks to school each day and the Chromebook needs to be charged. If a student does not bring their Chromebook and/or it is not charged the they can earn a zero for their assignments. That is teacher discretion. Please make sure that they are charged each night.

We will be checking Chromebooks next to make sure students are bringing charged to school.


This time of the year can be very stressful for students and parents. If you have any questions about your student and their progress or concerns with their progress, please reach out to their counselor. Students are also allowed to reach out to their counselor at any time during the school day. Please encourage them to go to their counselors for ideas on coping strategies and ways to handle stress. We have two of the best, we are lucky to have them in the FAM1LY!

- T. Kilgore

Ms. Tammy Doyle 6th Grade & 7th Grade last name K-Z


Phone Ext: 4004

Ms. Hollie Kilgore 7th Grade last name A-J & 8th Grade


Phone Ext: 4102


Follow the links below for some TCAP Practice Questions that we completed during Victory Period on Tuesday:




- Shout out to Ms. Chesney for showing Educational Excellence as she continues to research ways to further incorporate STEM into our practices at HMMS!

- Shout out to Ms. Scroggins for all she does with our students. She was recognized by her peers for modeling REAL!

- Shout out to Ms. Wilma and Ms. Sonya for modeling REAL and not only doing a fantastic job of keeping our building spotless, but also decorating our building for the next holiday season!

- Shout out to Ms. Wagganer for modeling REAL and coming with solutions when she sees problems, and better than that she often already has the problem solved! No BCD!!!

- Big Shout Out to Coach Edds for organizing the in-school baseball game. Way to create a memory for our students who model REAL!


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 the month of March- Mr. Caldwell and Ms. Connie McBee. These two individuals are the definition of forgetting themselves and serving others. We are luck to have them at HMMS!

-Shout out to Ms. Beverly, she is our Sneaky Devil for the month of March. She works behind the scenes filling in whatever role is needed. We appreciate the many hats she wears at HMMS and she will get to park in the Sneaky Devil Parking spot for the month of April!


We are lucky to have a staff at HMMS that wants to continue to learn and grow. Each week we have a Thirty Minute Thursday professional development that is led by HMMS teachers in their areas of expertise to share tips and tricks so we can all teach our kids more effectively. Love this FAM1LY!

This week Mr. Rose presented on Classroom Management strategies. Thank you very much for presenting Mr. Rose and thank you to all the teachers that stayed on the Thursday before Spring Break to get better!


Thank you Brittany Allen, Mrs. Leonard's sister, for collecting dresses for our 8th grade formal. Brittany collected and delivered a total of twenty-seven formal dresses and some jewelry for our 8th grade students to choose from for formal. Thank you Brittany! If you would like to donate please email Mrs. Leonard at jacqueline.leonard@ucps.org or Mrs. Kilgore at hollie.kilgore@ucps.org.


Thank you to Ms. Day's Victory Period for making mine and Mrs. Kilgore's little girl a birthday onesie so she can celebrate appropriately! We have some talented Red Devils!


The origins of Spring Break can be traced to Greece and Rome.


What are dental x-Rays called? Tooth-pics....

Thanks to McKenna Harrison for adding this to the DADabase.