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2108 Cunningham Drive Hampton, VA 23666

Principal: Dr. Kenneth Crum

Assistant Principals: Elizabeth Winebarger & Jerrelle Griffin

Phone: 757-825-4540 Fax: 757-825-4551

School hours: 9:00 - 3:49 Breakfast hours: 8:40 - 8:55 Grab & Go

Rising 6th Grade Open House

February 1, 2023 6:30-7:30 PM

Explore to SOAR

Interested in having your 5th grader attend Thomas Eaton Fundamental Middle School next year? Join us for an evening of exploring the school to find out why we SOAR above the rest! Students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions, and let rising 6th graders share in some of the special things we do here at Eaton.

PTA Rock and Roll Reflections

On October 4th, the PTA Rock and Roll Reflections was kicked off with an ice cream party for all participants. This national contest has a focus on the arts, and encourages students to enter in categories such as dance choreography, photography, visual arts, literature, music composition, and film. During the ice cream party, students were introduced to their teacher supporters and given time to brainstorm their entries. Once these entries are submitted and judged, the winners will be announced and awards given at a future PTA event. Good luck to all those creative Eaton students who enter!

Music in the parks festival

The Eaton Fundamental Middle School Eagle Ensemble (7th & 8th-grade chorus students) participated in the Music in the Parks Festival on May 21, 2022 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The students won the first place award in their category with a superior rating of 92.5 out of 100. They also won best junior high/middle school choir overall.

According to their chorus teacher Ronnie Wilson, the students worked very hard on their music - music that in fact was above average for their grade level. They performed one Latin piece entitled Festival Sanctus with very difficult rhythms and intervals to sing. The other selection was an exciting fast-moving piece with gasps and foot stomps entitled Lightning.

“The students exuded exemplary decorum from the time they got on the bus to the time we arrived back at Eaton on Saturday night,” said Wilson. “I received numerous compliments on my students' behavior and performance.”

The Power in You

On Friday, March 20th Eaton held SOL Pep Rallies for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The Bethel Drumline, directed by Mr. Jerry Lancaster performed for the students during class changes and during the assemblies in the Gym. The motivational speaker was Mr. Carlton Ashby, former teacher and Newport News School Board member. He is the author of "The Power in You, Making a Difference in the 21st Century Child." Mr. Ashby spoke to the students about the "Power in You."

Support Staff of the Year!

Congratulations to our School Security Officer Mr. Michael Baker who was selected as Eaton’s Support Employee of the Year. This award goes to support personnel who are skilled, dedicated and knowledgeable about their jobs and are respected by students, parents, and colleagues. These team members provide exemplary customer service and model the core values of Hampton City Schools.

Mr. Baker serves as one of the school security officers. Mr. Baker builds relationships with students and staff and makes himself visible and available to help others no matter what is needed. He is a retired firefighter and emergency medical technician. He uses his experience and expertise to take care of emergency situations. Mr. Baker makes sure that we are safe!

He supervises students at lunch, arrival, dismissal, class changes and makes sure that students follow COVID safety protocols. Mr. Baker uses his mechanical expertise to fix minor problems and to assemble office supplies. Please congratulate Mr. Baker and thank him for helping Eaton Middle School to SOAR above the rest!

PTSA Awards

CONGRATULATIONS EATON PTSA for the following awards this year!

• Model PTA

• Partnership Award - (Olive Garden)

• 100% Teacher Membership

• Membership Increase - 513.3%

• Male Membership - 28%

• Spotlight Award for Outstanding PTA Program - "EMS Rock-n-

Roll Reflections"

• Out of the Box Award for the Lockdown of 20-21

• Dr. Crum, Eaton Principal, also received the Dr. Michael Canty Award, which recognizes faculty members who find opportunities for parents and family members to become involved in their schools.

2022 Teacher of the year!

Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Scott who was selected as the 2022 Eaton Teacher of the Year. Ms. Scott teaches 7th grade Math. She creates an engaging and fun classroom with high expectations. Ms. Scott serves as our Math instructional leader and our Eaton Basketball commissioner. She has been instrumental in supporting our fellow Eagles by providing instruction for students when her colleagues are out.

Ms. Scott goes the extra mile to help every child at Eaton no matter whether she teaches them or not. She treats every student with love, kindness and respect. Ms. Scott finds out the interests of her students to incorporate this into the teaching and learning process. Her commitment to students extends beyond the walls of the school.

Great job! Ms. Scott!


Welcome to Thomas Eaton Fundamental Middle School located in Hampton, Virginia. We are a choice public school serving around 600 students from grades 6th through 8th Grade. Our students come from all over Hampton, and we aim to produce intelligent, hardworking, productive, and caring students.

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Upcoming Events

February 1st - Eaton Choice Open House - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

February 1st - Eaton Volleyball - Eaton @ Tarrant - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 2nd - Eaton Volleyball - Phenix @ Eaton - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 3rd - Eaton Drama Performance - 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

February 7th - Report Cards sent out

February 7th - Eaton Volleyball - Eaton @ Jones - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 8th - Eaton Volleyball - Eaton @ Phenix (Quarterfinal) - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 10th - Valentine Dance - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

February 14th - Eaton Volleyball - Semifinals @ Eaton - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 16th - Eaton Volleyball - Finals @ Eaton - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Hampton City Schools has partnered with FEV Tutor to provide free, on-demand tutoring for students in grades 3-12 in mathematics, social studies, science, and language arts. Students can access FEV Tutor through Clever by clicking the image above and selecting the FEV Tutor app. This service is available 24/7. For more information including a demonstration from FEV Tutor, please click here. Students can also log in directly at and use their username and password that was sent to them by FEV Tutor. If you need your student’s login information, please contact or your student’s administrator or counselor.

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