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
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
AIG Parent Websites
Click on the website links below to check out some great resources and information about your gifted students!