Principal's Message


Lucia Hughes

. . . It's a Wildcat Thing! #WIT



Welcome to Henry County Middle School, home of the Wildcats!  We are so excited to have you as part of our middle school family!  Here at the middle school,  we have a new motto and it is “It’s a Wildcat Thing”.  What we mean by this is that we expect excellence from everyone-mediocrity is not accepted.  We will do “Whatever it Takes” (#WIT) for you to reach your fullest potential during your three years with us.  While you are here, our two main focuses will be building relationships and improving student achievement.  Working together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish!

Meet Your Principals
Our principal,Mrs. Hughes is starting her 26th year in Henry County Public Schools and is still as enthusiastic in year 26 as she was in year one. During her time here, she has taught everything from 2nd-7th grade, been a curriculum coach, assistant principal, and now is serving in her third year as your principal.  She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 24 years and is the mother of three great kids-Hayden (a campus minister at Georgetown College), Sophie (a sophomore at Georgetown College), and Gabe (a junior at HC).  She feels that her personal children have been blessed with a wonderful education from Henry County Public Schools and wants each of her middle school students to experience this as well!

Our assistant prinicpal, Mr. Guthrie is starting his 11th year with the Henry County School District.  He started his career as a math student teacher here at the middle school before accepting a position as a high school math teacher.  This is his 3rd year as assistant principal. He has been married for 10 years to his wife, Courtney, who teaches 6th grade language arts here at HCMS.  He is the father of a very energetic five year old son named Owen who will be starting kindergarten this year at New Castle Elementary. Mr. Guthrie is very proud to work in the community of Henry County and looks forward to creating lasting impressions in the lives of all the students at HCMS.


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