Calling all creative writers! Fancy a challenge over the February Half Term holiday? BBC Radio 2's annual 500 words writing competition is open to entries. Each year, thousands of children from up and down the country enter short stories of no longer than 500 words to be judged. HMS students have been successful in getting their stories through to the second and third rounds before now, but could this be the year we submit a winning story?! Not only could you win a huge stack of books, you could also win the chance to hear your story read aloud by a celebrity at the home of British Storytelling: Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London. If you fancy your chances of winning, follow the link below, take inspiration from the videos and past entries, then submit your stories online. The deadline for entries is 7.00pm on 25 February 2016. Good luck!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1?region=international

HMS English Department

Just a final reminder: it is Hexham Middle School PTA’s Curry Night TONIGHT (Wednesday 10 February 2016) at Saathi from 5.30pm.

15% of all takings at Saathi Indian Restaurant & Takeaway this evening will be kindly donated to the PTA!

So please eat-in or order a take-away - ask your friends/family to have a curry too; and help raise funds for our PTA!

Many thanks
The PTA Committee

A reminder for parents that school will close for pupils on Thursday 11 February 2016; there is a staff training day on Friday 12 February 2016.

School re-opens after half term on Monday 22 February 2016.

In order to improve home/school communication, we have created a new email address exclusively for parent correspondence:

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We would ask that you use this address in future to enable the office to prioritise incoming correspondence from parent and carers.

Many thanks,

Mrs J Minto

The Year 7 HMS Girls' football team have won the Tynedale School Girls' Indoor Football Tournament! Below is the article published in the Hexham Courant about the fantastic victory: