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

AIg Newsletter 2nd quarter 2018 (2) (1) (1).pdf

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!

AIG Prezi

Congratulations to our newly inducted Beta Club members for the 2017-2018 school year!

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

AIG Specialist

Preston Bridges



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 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

Linden Cummings

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!