Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2, 2016

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Teacher Appreciation Week is here, and with that a week long of teacher appreciation from every student, staff, and community member. The hardest career to choose is to be a teacher, because being a teacher is also choosing to be a Mother, Father, Grandmother, Tia, Friend, Counselor, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and sometimes we have to be the Bad Guys. Yet it is one of the most rewarding careers!!! Your students will always remember you, they will thank you when they make it. They will remember the roles you played in their education and they will honor you when their greatest moment comes.

I have been teaching since 2005 and my first encounter with teacher appreciation week was in 2008 when I was at Robert E. Lee. I remember walking in to school and the Principal, Ms. Zapata, was making pancakes for us, and I was like "What is going on here?" "Well its teacher appreciation week and we are serving you." It was the best day ever! But yet so sad because I went teaching for 3 years before ever being appreciated by the campus.

But that will not happen here at Herbert Marcus!!! We will celebrate, appreciate, be silly, have fun, (and still teach :) while enjoying a WEEK long of teacher appreciations.

Please join in on all the weekly events to make this year a memorable one at HMES.

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Kickin it back...

Join in on some fun and lets dress throwback style each day of the week for... TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. MAY 2-6

  • Teachers with the best costumes will be nominated for the day and randomly 5 names will be pulled to win a prize.
  • Bring in a THROWBACK PICTURE to share and post on the TTB board.
  • Thursday will be Cinco de Mayo, come dress in cultural attire and still get nominated for a prize.
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Marcus' Mustangs Spirit Song

Praise to Marcus Elementary

Blue and White we strive for Success

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Marcus is where we learn good Character

Skills to build our future bright

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Herbert Marcus Elementary


To be an educational exemplar, whose priority is to provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.


To foster a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school, where the staff works collaboratively with the community to develop confident, responsible students who are well prepared for the future, to ensure that our students achieve their highest academic potential and are college and career ready.

Core Beliefs:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students with our help using a Response to Intervention process.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a caring classroom.