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.
Items of Interest
Congratulations to Beta Club members, Madison Thompson and Nancy Perez for placing second at the state Beta Club convention for mixed media!! Congratulations ladies!!
Congratulations to our newly inducted Beta Club members!
If you are interested in joining the battle of the books team for the 2021-2022 school year, please see Mrs. Wood in the media center!
If you are interested in joining the speech and debate team for the 2021-2022 school year, please see Mr. Bridges in room 156!
2020-2021 Middle School BOB List
Home of the Brave By Katherine Applegate
The Iron Trial By Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Marcus Vega
Doesn’t Speak Spanish By Pablo Cartaya
Book Scavenger By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Airman By Eoin Colfer
New Kid By Jerry Craft
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 By Richard Paul Evans
90 Miles to Havana By Enrique Flores-Galbis
Prisoner B-3087 By Alan Gratz
Fatal Fever By Gail Jarrow
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky By Kwame Mbalia
Nyxia By Scott Reintgen
Look Both Ways By Jason Reynolds
The Hired Girl By Laura Amy Schlitz
Bluefish By Pat Schmatz
Death on the River of Doubt By Samantha Seiple
Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys
Outcasts United By Warren St. John
Other Words for Home By Jasmine Warga
Genesis Begins Again By Alicia D. Williams
The Watch That Ends the Night By Allan Wolf
Wolf Hollow By Lauren Wolk
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 thirteenth 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.
AIG Parent Websites
Click on the website links below to check out some great resources and information about your gifted students!