Gladiator News

September 23-27, 2019

Principal's Message

The Northside Education Foundation unmasked the 25th anniversary logo at the NEF gala on September 18th. We are proud to announce the logo was created by our own Gladiator, Emma Cerwin! Emma's design was chosen from hundreds of entries. She was honored, along with her Art teacher, Tilley Stone, at the Gala. Congratulations Emma! We are so proud of you!

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Active Shooter Video Information

Students will view the Active Shooter video on Thursday, September 26th in their GRIT group. The video can be accessed at:

Parents, please view the video at home with your child. Administrators and counselors will be available in the library on Friday, September 27th from 8:00-8:30 AM to answer any questions or address any concerns from our students. Students may talk with a counselor or administrator individually if they prefer.

Letter from Dr. Woods:

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Week At A Glance


Students may wear PE shorts with their green Gladiator Games t-shirt


Anime Club C130 3:55- 4:30 PM


Kindness Club 7:50 AM, Library

Fashion Craft Club 3:55-4:30 C126

Art Club B110 3:55-4:30

Football vs. Rudder (8H, 7A) 4:30 PM


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

GRIT schedule; active shooter video

Science Bowl C209 4:00-5:00 PM

Debate Club C213 3:55-4:30 PM

Volleyball vs. Rudder (7H, 8A) 5:00 PM


Garcia spirit shirt

Q & A session for students in library 8:00 AM

Writing Club C130 3:50-4:30 PM


We would love to have all our parents join PTA this year!

Go to and sign up online!

Anyone that joins PTA has a chance to win an HGMS stadium seat! 5 will be given away.

Next Step: 2 Words

Imagine putting together a jigsaw puzzle. You dump all the pieces out on the table. Half of them are upside down, and a few fall onto the floor. You start by flipping all the pieces over so that you know what you’re looking at. Then you get the edges put together and start working, piece by piece.

The same is true in life. Life is all about that next step. That next small action that will set you up for the next one, and the next one. Until you get to that final piece. The most important step you will ever take towards reaching your goals is the next step. It doesn’t matter if you’re on step 15 or if you haven’t even taken a step yet toward the end goal. No matter where you are on the present journey, the most important step is the one you are about to take.

The last 15 steps (or lack of steps) don’t matter because that’s in the past. You can’t change anything that happened during those steps. If you haven’t even started yet, you can’t go back and start earlier. Those moments are gone, and you can’t get them back.

The next 15 steps aren’t that important yet, either. So many things could change between now and then. The future is built from the actions you are taking right now, so predicting what steps come after this isn’t very helpful.

You can plan what you think is going to happen, but you won’t actually know until you’ve put in the work to get there, so why borrow trouble early? Instead of ruminating on the past or trying to predict the future, you should be focusing on the one thing you can control: the next step.

Taken from 2Words Character Development Program

Next Step: Parent Resource

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