• Boys' Basketball Tryouts
    Date(s): Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, November 3 until 5:30 p.m. 
    Report to the cafeteria after the 3:05 bell on November 1. Those trying out must have a current physical, concussion form, insurance form, and copy of insurance card. 

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  • 7th Grade NC Coast Field Trip Deposit DUE
    October 16

    Parents may pay anytime prior to Oct. 16 as well.
    Checks should be made payable to Arndt Middle School. 

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  • Arndt Spirit Wear Orders - Now through October 26
    Return order form/payment to your AA teacher. Delivery is expected late November. Some items are also available in the school office. Stop by with payment all year long. 
    Download a Spirit Wear Order Form

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  • PTO Fall Boxtop Drive through October 27
    The AA with the most boxtops collected during the drive will be rewarded!

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  • YMCA Turkey Trot - November 18 @ 9:00 a.m.
    See Ms. Poovey to register before November 10. The run is open to all Arndt students and their friends and families.
    You may register at, but there is a processing fee using this way. 
    Join the Team: Arndt Middle School
    Password: Arndt_Trot 
    Cost: $15.00 (includes a long sleeve t-shirt)

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  • PTO Fundraiser
    Make a $20 donation to Arndt in lieu of other fundraisers, and your student receives an Arndt T-shirt!
    *Payment may also be spread out over several months. 

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Upcoming Events

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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.

    Early Release Days 

    Students will be dismissed 3 hours early (12:05 PM for Arndt Middle School) on early release days.

    *September 20
    *October 18
    *February 4
    *March 14

From The Principal

  •  HMA NEWS 


    Outdoor Classroom

    On Monday night, the PTO recognized Mac Johnson for completing his Eagle Scout project of an outdoor classroom at HMA.  The outdoor classroom is located behind the school in a secure fenced in area.  We are thankful for Mac and the hard work required to complete the project.  Our students and teachers will enjoy this new learning facility at Arndt.  

    Latino Night

    HMA hosted a night for our Latino families on Tuesday.  A BIG thanks to the families who participated and Mr. Rojas for organizing the event.  

    Progress Reports

    In an effort to save money on paper and printing supplies, we are encouraging parents to check their child’s grades in PowerSchool as an alternative to sending home mid-quarter progress reports.  PowerSchool allows parents to check grades and assignments anytime during the school year.  So parents do not forget, the school will send reminders at the mid-quarter mark for parents to check grades.  Please contact the school if you do not have a PowerSchool code for your child.  A letter will be sent home on Monday giving parents the option to receive hard copies of their child’s progress reports.    

    School Improvement Goals

    The HMA School Improvement Team (SIT) meets monthly to discuss and set specific goals for our school.  In the September meeting, the SIT decided to focus on the following three goals:

    1. ALL teachers employ effective classroom management and reinforce classroom rules and procedures by positively teaching them.
    2. The principal monitors curriculum and classroom instruction regularly and provides timely, clear, constructive feedback to teachers.
    3. The school regularly communicates with parents/guardians about its expectations of them and the importance of the curriculum of the home (what parents can do at home to support their children's learning).  

    We invite parents share any ideas you may have related to how we can achieve these goals.  The SIT is currently in the process of developing plans on how to accomplish each goal.  Parents can access the school improvement system with the following link:   login: username - GuestS15800    Password - GuestS15800

     2017 Christmas Bureau

    The Catawba County Christmas Bureau is a collective effort among many county agencies to provide food, toys, clothes, and coats to children and teenagers in need of assistance during the Christmas season.  Gifts are distributed at the American Legion Fairgrounds in December.  A letter will go home with students on Thursday, September 28.   

    Book Fair

    Arndt is hosting a Book Fair the week of September 25 through 29.  All the proceeds from the Book Fair go directly to the HMA Media Center.  

    Upcoming Events

    Monday Sept. 25 - Cross Country at River Bend MS

    Tuesday Sept. 26 - Soccer/Volleyball home vs Newton Conover

    Wednesday Sept. 27 - Football at Newton Conover

    Thursday Sept. 28 - Progress Reports

    Thursday Sept. 28 - Soccer/Volleyball home vs. Northview MS

    Tuesday Oct. 17 - Fall Pictures    

    Wednesday Oct. 18 -Early Release Day   


     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.