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Welcome to the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program (AIG) at West Hoke Middle School in Raeford, NC. It is our purpose to provide our AIG students with a rigorous and challenging educational experience during their three years here in our AIG program. Please feel free to look around the site in order to stay informed on happenings within our AIG community. 

What does it mean to be gifted?


Items of Interest



All students and parents here at West Hoke Middle School now have access to PowerSchool! This is a great resource for parents and students to use in order to keep up with your student's grades, attendance and assignments!

Here is a look at the AIG plan for Hoke County School's for the 2016-2019 school years.
Click on the link below to access the presentation on the plan!


Join the West Hoke Middle Debate Team!!!
In the 2016-2017 School Year!

See Mr. Bridges for questions!!





Join Battle of the Books in the 2016-2017 school year!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHMS BOB TEAM FOR COMING IN FIRST PLACE IN THE DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION!

2016-2017 Middle School BOB List

Return to Sender Julia Alvarez

The Underneath Kathi Appelt

Iron Thunder Avi

Serafina and the Black Cloak Robert Beatty

The War that Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Gym Candy Carl Deuker

Forged by Fire Sharon M. Draper

The Ruins of Gorlan John Flanagan

The Brooklyn Nine Alan Gratz

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Phillip Hoose

Red Scarf Girl Ji-Li Jiang

Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Cynthia Kadohata

Schooled Gordon Korman

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

Legend Marie Lu

Greenglass House Kate Milford

A Monster Calls Patrick Ness

A Night Divided Jennifer A. Nielsen

Wonder R. J. Palacio

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone JK Rowling

 Bomb Steve Sheinkin

The Emerald Atlas John Stephens

The Land Mildred D. Taylor

Three Times Lucky Sheila Turnage

The Running Dream Wendelin Van Draanen

Crow Barbara Wright

 I Am Malala * Malala Yousafzai


Contact Information:



Preston Bridges
West Hoke Middle School
AIG Specialist
910-875-3411

My name is Preston Bridges, and I am the AIG Specialist here at West Hoke Middle School in Raeford, NC. I am also in my ninth year of teaching sixth grade social studies here at West Hoke Middle. I am originally from Shelby, NC, in the Western part of the state. I graduated from Crest Senior High School, and went on to attend Appalachian State University. At Appalachian I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in social sciences education, with a concentration in history. I began teaching at West Hoke Middle School in 2009, and while here, I have also earned my certification in Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I greatly enjoy working with the AIG students of West Hoke Middle School, and look forward to working with you and your students, in their journey through middle school within our AIG community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions. 

HCS AIG Coordinator
910-875-2416 Ext 246