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Hickory Middle School

You are now in Hawk Country!

1997 Hawk Blvd   Chesapeake, VA 23322   Phone: 757.421.0468   Fax: 757.421.0475  Email:     Principal: Dr. Debbie Hutchens
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm                   Monday-Friday                   Grade Structure: 6th, 7th, 8th                   Mascot: Hawks

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How we "SOAR the Hawk Way" at HMS

Our Vision

Our vision is to create stimulating learning experiences for children that excite and motivate them to develop into driven knowledge-seekers for life. Our entire educational family vows to commit itself to the differentiated needs of all children so that collaboration compels success aimed at the advancement of every child’s academic, social, and emotional well-being.

Our Mission

Our mission at Hickory Middle School is to develop professional learning communities with a strong, child-centered focus that inspire commitment and collaboration in order to promote educational and digital literacy in a technologically fluent society.


Our Motto
Expanding Minds
Achieving Excellence


HMS Writing Pledge

I will:

  • Capitalize the first letter of every sentence.

  • Capitalize the pronoun "I".

  • Capitalize the first letter of proper nouns.

  • Use appropriate end punctuation.

  • Indent each paragraph.

  • Write complete sentences.

  • Write without using "text" language (Ex.: idk, u, cuz, etc.).

 I pledge to SOAR into writing!

HMS Athletics

For the latest information on HMS Athletics visit the website.

Dear Eighth Grade Students and Parents,

During the spring athletic season 8th grade students are allowed to try out for three Junior Varsity sports. They are boys JV soccer, girls JV soccer, and JV baseball. The tryout dates for these sports are usually at the end of February. There will be announcements made at Hickory High School as well as Hickory Middle School. In order to try out, students must turn in the following items to the athletic director’s office at Hickory High School:

1. A completed VHSL sports physical dated May 1 or after of the previous year. A Chesapeake Middle School league form will be accepted under the following circumstances:

  •  The date must still be after May 1.
  • A signed and completed copy of page 1 and 4 of the VHSL physical form must be attached to the CMSL physical form. (If getting a copy of your physical from the middle school, please allow time for them to get request and make copy.)

2. A copy of the student/athlete’s first semester report card. All student/athletes must have a 2.0 grade point average to try out. Additionally, the student/athlete must go to the following website and register:
Please do not give any items to coaches. They can be dropped off at Hickory High or mailed to Hickory High School, ATTN: athletic director. The information may also be an email attachment in an email to Kevin Cole at All three items must be complete in order for an 8th grade student to try out for a Hickory High School JV sport. If you have any questions please call Kevin J. Cole CMAA Athletic Director Hickory High School at 757-421-4295.



The Chesapeake Public School System is an equal educational opportunity school system. The School Board of the City of Chesapeake also adheres to the principles of equal opportunity in employment and, therefore, prohibits discrimination in terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age, or disability.


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