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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!

Congratulations to our newly inducted Beta Club members!

West Hoke Middle Debate 

If you are interested in joining the debate team for the 2017-2018 school year, please see Mr. Bridges in room 156!

If you are interested in joining the battle of the books team for the 2017-2018 school year, please see Mrs. Mcgirt on the 8th grade hallway or Mrs. Wood in the media center!

2017-2018 Middle School BOB List

Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill 

The Iron Trial Holly Black and Cassandra Clare 

Tangerine Edward Bloor 

Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman 

The Roar Emma Clayton 

Airman Eoin Colfer 

The Maze Runner James Dashner 

Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine 

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 Richard Paul Evans 

The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer 

90 Miles to Havana Enrique Flores-Galbis 

The Other Half of My Heart Sundee Tucker Frazier 

Prisoner B-3087 Alan Gratz 

Fatal Fever Gail Jarrow 

Good Night, Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian 

A Single Shard Linda Sue Park 

Beneath My Mother's Feet Amjed Qamar 

The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schlitz 

Bluefish Pat Schmatz 

The Alchemyst Michael Scott 

Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys 

Outcasts United** Warren St. John 

Chasing Lincoln's Killer James L. Swanson 

One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia 

The Watch That Ends the Night Allan Wolf 

Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk 

Contact Information:

Preston Bridges
West Hoke Middle School
AIG Specialist

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 tenth 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 also just began working on my masters degree this year in education, with a focus on gifted education. 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