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SOL Testing Dates

Congratulations Mrs. Weiss!

Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers – Register Today!


How to reduce your child’s online risks

 This workshop will explore online safety and responsibility for middle school children. Parents will learn about cyberbullying myths and realities, inappropriate content, and how to promote a positive digital reputation for their child.

 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 – 6:00PM




 Seating is limited. Register online at https://wjccschools.org/parentacademy or contact Dr. Felicia Highland at (757) 603-6541

8th Grade SOL Writing Bootcamp

The SOL Writing Bootcamp was a wonderful success this year.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of the many teachers who volunteered to work with our 85 participants.  Students were engaged in five learning stations each day.  We doubled our numbers from last year, and we had the opportunity to work with one third of our 8th grade students who attended one or more of our six days of Bootcamp. That’s reason to celebrate as we wish the kids best of luck next week.


Special thanks to…

8th grade English teachers – Mrs. Lane, Ms. Roketentz, Mrs. Poe, and me

Specialists – Ms. Cooke, Mrs. Stumpf, Mrs. Long, and Mrs. Marrow

Student teachers – Ms. Cymerman, Ms. Petrovich, Ms. Hunt, and Miss French

7th grade teachers – Mrs. Poe, Mrs. Sheldon, Mrs. Hinojosa, and Mr. Dawson

6th grade teacher – Mrs. Ellis

Parents and teachers who donated snacks, fruit, and gift cards.

Mrs. Franklin for arranging for more snacks.

Dr. Ellison for supporting our efforts.


Hornsby MathCounts Wins! Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Lois Hornsby MATHCOUNTS team for winning the Peninsula Regional Competition this weekend at Hampton University.  Our Hawk “mathletes” placed first among 10 schools and 78 participants.  Led by Rachel Yu (2nd place overall), Hornsby had 4 students in the top 15 including Adam Carlson, Maria Pozdniakova, and Nicholas Spangler.


Our team will compete at the State Competition in March.

Hawks Win!

Congratulations to the HMS Spelling Bee Winners: Click for more info.


Congratulations to our winners in the HMS Spelling Bee:


1st – Sebastián Andrés Cordero Muñiz (center)

2nd – Aaron Hamilton (right)

3rd – Blake Johnson (left)


Sebastián will represent Hornsby at the Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee on February 16.  The event will be televised on WHRO.