Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School Newsletter

February 2016

Welcome to the HGMS community newsletter! As your new principal, one of my goals is to communicate what is happening inside and outside of the Gladiator empire! There are so many things happening at HGMS it is important for you to stay connected.

In addition to receiving the newsletter, I encourage you to sign up for our Remind messages. Text @hgms1 to 81010. Twitter is another great way to stay informed. Please follow us at: @NISDGarcia. I encourage you to post pictures and accolades of your Gladiator by tagging us in any Tweet and adding the #hgmsproud. This is a great tool for everyone in our community to show their Gladiator pride!

Thursday evening I attended the district PTA Founder's Day event. It was a wonderful night that recognized new honorees for PTA lifetime memberships and honored distinguished PTA groups around the district. The student performances were a highlight of the evening! It reminded me just how much our PTA does for us and helps provide for our students. We have a wonderful group of PTA officers that really go above and beyond for all of us. The teachers are enjoying the Thursday snacks this month. Thank you to everyone that has donated and a special thank you to Dianna Biasello for coordinating the event. Thank you so much!

This past weekend was a busy one for the Gladiators! Our basketball season came to a successful end with both the 7th and 8th grade boys earning the tournament championship. They were exciting games! The girls were tournament champs the weekend prior! A special thank you to all of our coaches that put in long hours to see that our students are successful. Many thanks to our parents for their involvement and support as well!

Our Advanced theater group competed at John Jay HS on Saturday and earned an Excellent rating. Great job Ms. McFarlane, students, and parents for all the work that went into that performance!

HGMS Jazz Band received a Superior rating from all judges at the Brandeis Jazz Festival on Saturday! Wow! Great job Mrs. Esparza, Mrs. Perkins, students and parents!

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Anime Club 3:45 p.m. (C210)

Math Club 3:50 p.m. (C122)

Robotics TCEA Team 3:45 p.m. (C123)

Intramurals 3:45 p.m.

Progress Reports

Adv. Band Solo Contest 4:00 p.m. (café)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art Club 3:40 p.m. (B112)

Cupcake Club 3:45 p.m. (B113)

Student Council 3:45 p.m. (C146)

Garden Club 3:45 p.m. *Arena 3:50 p.m.

Tennis vs Hobby 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Arena 3:50 (library)

Robotics 3:45 p.m. (FLL C115)( FTC B114)

Math Club 7:40 a.m. (C122)

Astronomy Club 4:00 p.m. (C235)

Electives Fair @ O’Connor 7:00 p.m.

AVID Parent Night 6:00 p.m. (library)

Friday, February 12, 2016

Math Club 7:40 (C122)

7th Grade Dance 4:00-6:00 p.m. (café)

Gladiator Games!

Register your child to participate in our PTA fundraiser for the year. With your $20 donation you will receive an event t-shirt and will be eligible for fabulous prizes. Online payments accepted via paypal or credit card. Register at:

Gladiator Games will take place on March 11, 2016.

School Profile

Fax: 210-695-3830

Bell Schedule: First bell: 8:27 a.m.

Tardy bell: 8:30 a.m.

Release bell: 3:40 p.m.