Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson

Headmaster

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:39

Thankful!!

One of our mission’s here at HA is to create a culture of continuous growth academically, socially, and spiritually.  Spiritually, we all share a purpose of serving God and serving others in His name.  With this in mind, I am so proud of our HA students for packing 145 shoeboxes, plus the $9 shipping for each, PLUS extra money for The Greatest Journey booklets.  Sharing the Gospel, one shoebox at the time!  More pictures of our students working to pack these boxes for Operation Christmas Child are available on the website news feed. 

 

Academically, we recently had a number of students inducted into our Junior and Senior Beta Clubs for their excellence in the classroom and demonstration of good character.  The following students were recently recognized for this honor:

Senior Beta:  Ashton Garner, Britney Pittard, Abigail Fleming, Ashlynn Liles, Logan Oakley, Taylor Elias, Abbey Eason, Victoria Holmes, Allison Green, Tyler Gupton, Harrison West, Evan White, Molly Slaughter

Junior Beta:  Wesley Boerner, Ashlyn Cooke, Kate Forsht, Jimmy Fulkerson, Ray Garner, Davis Grant, Cameron Green, Koby Jones, Amber Markham, Jake Merritt, Jack Quinn, Caleb Slaughter, Dawson Stroud, Elizabeth Williams, Madelyn Wommack, Gabriel Rowland, and Jaxson Waters

Thankful for all of the wonderful students and staff at HA!

#we get a little better each day

Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:40

Successful Fall Sports Season

Congratulations to our football team on finishing runner up in the state in the 1A division.  The team lost in a very hard fought contest by a score of 25 to 24 last Saturday afternoon.  I was very proud of our student athletes for their hard work and fight right up to the end of the game.  They truly left all they had on the field.  The way our team and parents rallied around one another and handled themselves after such an emotional loss made me proud to be a Viking. Sometimes we learn more about ourselves in defeat than we do victory.  

We are proud of all of our student athletes for their hard work and determination to get a little better each day.  The following teams and athletes received recognition for their accomplishments during the fall season.

 

2017 1A All-Conference Team Football

Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) – Eli Harris (Halifax)

Coach of the Year (COY) – Pete Edwards – Halifax

 

ALL CONFERENCE:

  1. JARED BYRUM – HALIFAX
  2. DONOVYN GARY – HALIFAX
  3. CONNOR LYNCH – HALIFAX
  4. ELI HARRIS – HALIFAX
  5. CAMERON PODRUNCHNY – HALIFAX
  6. CODY WOOD – HALIFAX

 

2017 8-MAN ALL-STATE TEAM:

  1. JARED BYRUM – HALIFAX
  2. ELI HARRIS – HALIFAX

 

Cross Country:

Boys Team finished 3rd place in the state

Boys individual: Thomas Garrett 4th Place

Girls Team finished 4th Place in the state

Girls Individual:  Morgan Hudomint 2nd place

 

Morgan Hudomint and Thomas Garrett were named to the 2017 All-State team for cross country.

 

 

Varsity Volleyball: #4 in 1A for our conference

JV volleyball #3 in 1A for our conference

All - conference volleyball Candice Smith

Honorable mention volleyball Emerson Poole.

 

Go Vikings!!

 

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:02

Almost Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe that the first grading period is over and that Thanksgiving is right upon us.  I appreciate all of the support as I have transitioned into my new role here at HA.  I hope that everyone has been able to access their child’s grades in Renweb through the parent web portal.  If not, feel free to contact Mrs. Clay in the front office for assistance and to make sure we have your correct e-mail on file.  We are also asking that parents encourage their child to take advantage of our Viking Time each day to go back for extra time and support if needed in a particular class.  This period was inserted into our schedule each day to ensure each student receives the support they need to be successful.  Good things happen when we all get “gritty” about working hard and getting a little better each day.

Congratulations to all of our recent inductees into the National Senior and Junior Beta Clubs!!!  This represents a significant accomplishment for each of these students.

Congratulations to all of our fall sports teams on successful seasons!!

Cross Country:

Boys Team finished 3rd place in the state

Girls Team finished 4th Place in the state

Varsity football finished first in the conference and is scheduled to play for the 1A state championship this Saturday in Kinston.  We would love to see HA represented well.

Varsity Volleyball: #4 in 1A for our conference

JV volleyball #3 in 1A conference play

It is an exciting time for our HA seniors. Many have already received acceptance letters from colleges and universities.  All have been meeting with Mrs. Harris and making plans for education after High School.  If parents have any questions about this process feel free to contact Mrs. Harris at the School.

Save this date: Deck the Halls – November 30, 2017

 

Go Vikings!!

Thursday, 03 August 2017 18:10

New Headmaster Letter

Dear Halifax Academy Community:

I am honored that the Halifax Academy Board of Trustees has appointed me as the new Headmaster of Halifax Academy.  Though I have already met and introduced myself to many of you, I want to say again how thrilled I am to be part of your school family!  I'd like to share a little bit about myself, what I value and believe, and why I am so happy to be at Halifax Academy as your Headmaster.

My name is Mike Ferguson and I was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley.  I have been married to Susan Myrick Ferguson for 26 years and we have one son, Michael, who is a rising senior at ECU.  I received my BS from NC State in 1987 before beginning my teaching career at Chaloner Middle School.  I have taught math, science and spent several years coaching football and basketball at Roanoke Rapids High School and Chaloner.  I earned a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics in 1998.  I returned to NC State and earned a Master's Degree in School Administration in 2005 after which I became an Assistant Principal - first at Chaloner and then at RRHS for a total of six years.  The most recent six years have been spent as Principal at Manning Elementary School.  Having worked with students K-12, I have to say that I could not be more excited about this opportunity to serve ALL our students alongside you!

I know that Halifax Academy has a tradition of great administrators and leaders.  I fully understand that I have some big shoes to fill.  Be assured that my goal will be to continue building on what everyone has worked do hard to achieve, and to use that strong foundation to move Halifax Academy to the next level.  Together we will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for academic excellence for all of our students!

I value joy in our work together, as well as GRIT when things get tough.  I believe that ALL of us can grow and learn, and I expect that of myself.  Sometimes, that growth requires grit when things are tough; yet we should ALWAYS live and grow with a joyful attitude.  It is my belief that our families, staff, and administrators should model the integrity and citizenship we want to see in all of our students.  I will strive to model that every day.  I am here at Halifax Academy, first and foremost, to serve both you and our students, and to grow my professional practice as a leader and educator.  Relationships are at the heart of any successful school, and I cannot wait to build those relationships with all of you.  With that said, please do not hesitate to contact me with any needs, concerns, or suggestions! 

Go Vikings!