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.

Parent Resources

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!

Congratulations to our newly inducted Beta Club members for the 2018-2019 school year!

Congratulations to our Beta Club for placing third at the NC Beta Club Convention for their service hours!

If you are interested in joining the battle of the books team for the 2019-2020 school year, please see Mrs. Wood in the media center!

West Hoke Middle Debate

If you are interested in joining the debate team for the 2019-2020 school year, please see Mr. Bridges in room 208!

2019-2020 Middle School BOB List

  • Serafina and the Black Cloak --Robert Beatty
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus-- Dusti Bowling
  • The War that Saved My Life --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Gym Candy--Carl Deuker
  • The Ruins of Gorlan--John Flanagan
  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler--Phillip Hoose
  • House Arrest--K.A. Holt
  • Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam--Cynthia Kadohata
  • To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
  • Legend--Marie Lu
  • Greenglass House--Kate Milford
  • A Monster Calls--Patrick Ness
  • A Night Divided--Jennifer Nielsen
  • The First Rule of Punk--Celia C. Perez
  • Ghost Boys--Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--JK Rowling
  • Bomb--Steve Sheinkin
  • I'll Be There--Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Bitter Side of Sweet--Tara Sullivan
  • The Running Dream--Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Crow--Barbara Wright
  • I am Malala--Malala Yousafzai

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 twelfth 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

AIG Parent Websites

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