Gladiator News

October 28- November 1, 2019

Principal's Message

Greetings Gladiator Families:

It was a busy week in the Gladiator Empire! On Tuesday we held our first GRIT breakfast and recognized 23 students for having Gladiator GRIT. These students were nominated by their teachers for displaying one or more of the GRIT characteristics. Thank you to the parents that attended the breakfast. We always appreciate your support!

Our band performed Tuesday evening and showcased their incredible talent. Our two sporting events this week were the annual pink out games in honor of breast cancer awareness. We also had over 200 students perform at the district Thrill-A-Mill event. In addition to being an awesome performance, the Garcia community donated over 500 pounds of food to the San Antonio Food Bank. If you were not able to make that event, you can see videos and pictures on social media. The coordinating of 20 middle schools to perform together is pretty impressive!

Thursday was Creepy Cafe in the library. This is such a popular event during the month of October where students can read stories or poetry while drinking hot chocolate. Our librarian, Mrs. Orozco, goes all out decorating and setting the right mood. We also had a book club meeting on Thursday morning.

We ended our week with Gladiator Games! I was nervous about the weather Thursday evening, however, it ended up being a beautiful crisp fall day! The 6th graders won Gladiator Games 2019! Our students had a packed day! They heard a presentation from Dare to Dream. This is a national organization that promotes a positive message about dreaming big and setting large goals. It was an interactive and uplifting performance. One student from Garcia will win an I Pad! Each student completed a comment card about the event and the presenters will draw a winner from the cards they received. I'll let you know when they announce the winner.

Students also received lessons about drug awareness and our recycling program. Our 6th graders were able to play more games in the afternoon since they won, along with a Kona Ice party! Our 7th and 8th graders attended a presentation from a DEA agent about the dangers of drugs.

Thank you to all our parent volunteers! We could not have been successful with out your support! I hope your child had a great day. We took lots of pictures on Friday. Once we get those all together we'll create a video so you can see the kids in action.

Important message from the district:

We are seeking your input on a brief, confidential research survey. The purpose of this study is to find out more about what you want for your child’s education, and the decisions parents make when it comes to where their child attends school. The end goal is to continue to improve and refine our culture, staff, academic and extracurricular programs, and overall learning experience.
I encourage you to take a moment to complete this brief research survey, which can be accessed online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The survey is administered by a third-party research firm and your responses are completely anonymous.

Link to survey:

Does you child need help with organization? If so, we have our school planners on sale for $5. They are available in the front office.

Have a wonderful week.

Its a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Items Needed for 6 Grade Dance

Our 6th graders will be having their first middle school dance!!!

Please help our Student Council out by donating some needed items for the dance. Click on the link below to donate:

Thank you for your support.

Week At A Glance


Mid-point of grading period, please check your child's grade


Anime Club C130 3:55- 4:30 PM

FCS Leadership 3:50-4:45 PM B113

Math Club 3:50-4:20 PM P216 B

Beyblade Club 3:55-4:45 PM C145

Robotics 3:55-4:45 PM B114


Fashion Craft Club 3:55-4:30 C126

Art Club B110 3:55-4:30

Football vs. Folks 8H, 7A 4:30 PM


Recycling pick up in front of school 7:45-8:30 AM

Science Bowl C209 4:00-5:00 PM

Debate Club C213 3:55-4:30 PM

Volleyball vs. Folks 7H, 8A, 5:00 PM


Fanny Pack Friday

Scythe Book Club 8:00 library classroom

Writing Club C130 3:50-4:30 PM

6th Grade Dance 4:00-6:00 PM, Cafeteria

School Planners

The first grading period has ended. Does your middle schooler need some help with organization and keeping track of their assignments? If so, get them a school planner!

School planners are available in the front office for $5. Get them while they lasts!

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Recycle Information

Below are two videos that provide more information about our recycling program at Garcia Middle School. All recycling is collected on Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:30 AM.
Know Your Plastics | GOOD
Recycle Rally Highlight Reel
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