• Summer Internship Applications Available Now
    Medical applications are due by March 16th. All others have a priority deadline of April 10th. Visit to fill out the summer application. 
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  • District Parent Nights - Awareness on Sexting and Internet Safety for Adolescents
    Dates: Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. @ Maiden HS Auditorium; Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. @ SSHS Gym
    Topics: What is Sexting and Associated Apps; Why Teens Sext; What Parents Need to Know; Internet Safety; Photoshopping; Hidden Apps
    *Due to the nature of the content, the program is designed for adults only. We ask that students not attend. 
    *Presented by Major Joel Shores of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department for 27 years.  He began teaching classes on sexting, cyberbullying, and human trafficking in 2015.  To date, he has spoken to over five thousand teenagers and two thousand parents.

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  • Yearbook Ads May be Purchased to Honor 8th Graders
    Create and submit your ads at 
    Yearbook Ad Instructions 
    The deadline is March 19. 

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  • Drama Invitational Dress Rehearsal for NCTC - March 21
    "All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play"
    *After school until 4:30 p.m.; FREE for all HMA Staff & Students
    *Help us prep for the NCTC Play Festival on March 24!

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  • St. Stephen's Library Offers Student Cards
    Monday, April 16, 10:50-12:30 in the Cafeteria
    *Information will also be distributed regarding summer programs, "Lunch at the Library."

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  • 2018 Innovation Camps
    Summer Learning Opportunities in S.T.E.M.: Future Engineers July 9-13; Robotics July 16-20; Builders Boot Camp July 16-20
    Time(s): 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
    Cost: $350 per student (includes instruction, materials, lunch, snacks, and t-shirt)
    Application Deadline: Apply at by 3/31/18
    Click here to download a brochure.

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  • PTO is selling $10 PDQ Gift Cards for $6
    You can purchase as many as you like as long as supplies last.  
    PDQ Flyer

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  • Coke Rewards to Purchase Library Books
    Send your caps or reward labels to the Media Center!
    Click HERE for more information!
    Coke Rewards

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School Hours

  • School Opens - 7:25 a.m.
    Universal FREE Breakfast
    7:25-7:55 a.m.
    Tardy Bell - 8:00 a.m.
    Dismissal - 3:07 p.m.

    Makeup Snow Days
    *March 29 is now a school day. 
    *The early release days scheduled on Feb. 21 and March 14 are now full student days.

    School Closing Information
    Click HERE to view school closing information.

From The Principal

  • View the HMA School Improvement Plan Here 

    Use the following to access the plans: Guest Login - Password : GuestS15800-GuestS15800 

    School Safety

    Please talk with your child about the seriousness of making comments related to school threats.  With the increased attention across the country related to school threats, some students are making inappropriate comments either in an attempt to be funny or gain attention.  Students should know that in our current day and age all comments threatening school safety will be taken seriously. It is never appropriate to make a threat against a school or students.  Students should never post, write, or verbally make a comment jokingly or otherwise that could be interpreted as a threat. Additionally, students are expected to report any threats they may see or hear.  We are using the phrase, “see something, say something” to encourage students to report any concerns.

    EOG Testing Schedule

    May 25 - Science EOG

    May 30 - Reading EOG

    May 31 - Math EOG

    June 4 - Social Studies EOG  

    June 5 - Math 1 EOC

    • Students who secure a proctor will be eligible for Skateland trip.

    Dress Code

    With the warmer weather we are starting to see more shorts being worn.  Please remind your student that shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh in length.  Shirts must cover the belly and shoulders.

    Summer Internships

    Please click on the link to access information about summer service internship opportunities.   

    Saint Stephens Athletic Boosters

    The Saint Stephens High School Athletic Boosters will be holding an informational meeting for new members on Monday March 12 from 7:00 – 7:30pm in the media center.  The first 24 adults that sign up to participate with the boosters club will receive a special edition boosters t-shirt. Booster’s forms can be picked up at the meeting or early at open house on March 8 at the High School.  The regularly scheduled booster meeting will follow the informational presentation. Questions can be directed to Booster President Kevin Gantt at (828)228-1090 or via email at  

    Upcoming Events

    Monday 3/12 - PTO Meeting - 5:15pm

    Monday 3/12 - SSHS registration forms due.

    Monday 3/12 - SSHS Athletic Boosters Club Meeting at 7pm

    Tuesday 3/13 - Baseball/Softball at Mill Creek /// Soccer home

    Wednesday 3/14 - Baseball/Softball at Grandview /// Soccer home

    Thursday 3/15 thru Saturday 3/17 - 7th grade trip


     The Arndt CREED

    At HMA, we treat people the RIGHT way.  


    The mission of H.M. Arndt Middle School is to inspire every student to reach their full potential. The staff at HMA is dedicated to this mission and works diligently to ensure that each student has an opportunity to be successful and reach their full potential.

     HMA is recognized as a state leader for student growth, ranking in the top 5% of all North Carolina schools for student growth index. We offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular programs. The H.M. Arndt website details many of these outstanding opportunities.