The Weekly Growl

October 27 - November 2, 2013

This Week

*Red Ribbon Week*


Monday, October 28

  • Friends Are the Anti-Drug - Twin Day


Tuesday, October 29

  • Let's Stomp Out Drugs - Wear Boots
  • 5:30/6:45 Football (7) vs. Hopewell @ Dragon Stadium
  • 5:30/6:45 Football (8) vs. Hopewell


Wednesday, October 30

  • Team Up Against Cyber Bullying - Wear Favorite Team Shirt or HeMS Shirt
  • 1:30 Early Release
  • 1:45 Grade Level Meetings


Thursday, October 31

  • I Rock Without Drugs - Dress as Your Favorite Rock Star
  • Progress Reports Go Home
  • 11:00 - 2:00 Geek Lunch in Library
  • 4:00 Principal's Open Door
  • 5:30/6:45 Volleyball (7) @ Hopewell
  • 5:30/6:45 Volleyball (8) vs. Hopewell


Friday, November 1

  • Peace Out to Drugs - Wear Tie Dye






Next Week

Monday, November 4

  • 5:30/6:45 Volleyball (7) vs. CD Fulkes
  • 5:30/6:45 Volleyball (8) @ CD Fulkes


Tuesday, November 5

  • 5:00 Site Based Meeting
  • 5:30/6:45 Football (7) vs. Grisham
  • 5:30/6:45 Football (8) vs. Grisham @ Westwood


Wednesday, November 6

  • 3:45 Faculty Meeting
  • Dress to the Nines Day


Thursday, November 7

  • Principal for a Day


Friday, November 8

  • End of Second Six Weeks
  • Wear Hernandez Staff Shirt


Saturday, November 9

  • Science Saturday Academy







Upcoming Events

November 11 Parent Involvement Night - Veterans Night

November 13 3:45 CLT Meeting

November 14 4:00 Principal's Open Door

November 15 3:30 School Dance

November 20 3:45 Committee Meetings

November 20 6:30 PTA Board Meeting

November 21 4:00 Principal's Open Door

November 26 End of Third Week of Third Six Weeks

November 26 PTA Staff Appreciation

November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays













October

Tammyfern Reininger 28


November

William Russell 12

Jodi Garza 15

Kelly Smith 28



Kudos to Clarissa Lopez on a job well-done with her orchestra program. WOW! WOW! WOW! That was a great show on Wednesday! You and your kiddos do amazing work!

Special thanks to Travis Mutscher for taking the time to talk with one of our students who was going through a tough time. It really meant a lot to this one student. Thanks for caring.

Special thanks to Laura Terry for taking the time to keep one of our young ladies on the right track.

- Larissa Ortiz


Kudos to Cherri for holding down the fort this week while I was out with sick kiddos!

- Wendy Tucker


Kudos to Ms. Brunette, Ms. Lopez, and Mr. Smith for setting up the Bulldog Cafe. Kudos to the students for cheerfully and efficiently serving the Bulldog staff. I look forward to Thursday mornings and seeing their smiling faces!

- Lyndsey Pounds


KUDOS to Desiree Le for stepping up to collaborate with me to create an active and positive learning environment for a challenging class. It gets lonely in my department of one and I am so very appreciative of her support.

KUDOS to Larissa Ortiz, Ashley Brunette and Kim Pollini for always providing support and being a great listener.

- Amber Loftis


A BIG KUDOS to Mrs. Pollini for providing support and communication to the Spanish classroom with behavior related issues to Mr. Sherman. A big whoo whoo!

- Jayson Sherman


Thank you to Mr. Maynor for having his advisory students, on study hall day, practicing long division and multiplying multi-digit numbers. 7th grade math teachers thank you.

- Laurie Stauffer


Kudos to TammyFern for feeding the hungry staff - she is wonderful!

Kudos to Kimberly Pollini on her choir concert - what a great job she does with students! Her boys' concert at Parent Involvement Night was fabulous!

Great job on the orchestra concert - Clarissa has built a dynamite program! Way to go!

Hats off to sixth grade teachers - always in the halls between passing periods - talking to kids!

- Deb Brennan







NAME: Briana Troxler POSITION AT HeMS: Science Teacher 7th gr.

MY FAMILY: Husband Rene, dog (Dani), mother (Maryadele), dad (Bill), sister (Nachelle)

I GREW UP IN: El Paso, TX

HS: Franklin HS COLLEGE: Colorado Mesa University

FAVORITE MOVIE: Sweet Home Alabama FAVORITE TV SHOW: Big Bang Theory

I CAN'T BELIEVE I WATCH: --

IF I HAD A DIFFERENT CAREER, IT WOULD BE: Crime Scene Investigator

IF I COULD LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE, IT WOULD BE: Hawaii

FAVORITE BOOK: --

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: George Strait

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? --

FONDEST MEMORY GROWING UP: --

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? Husband and mother

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Hawaii

FAVORITE HOME COOKED MEAL: Homemade Chile Rellenos

FAVORITE AUSTIN-AREA RESTAURANT/HANGOUT: Hula Hut/Bangers

IN MY OFF TIME, I ENJOY: Watching movies, hiking with my dog and husband, going to the lake

WATCH TV OR READ A BOOK?: -- NIGHT OUT OR EVENING IN? --

WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING? Taking out the trash

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? My grandfather. He passed away almost four years ago.



NAME: Catherine Gutierrez POSITION AT HeMS: Assistant Principal

MY FAMILY: Cassandra, Giovanni, and my doggie Lovely

I GREW UP IN: El Paso

HS: Austin COLLEGE: UTEP and Lamar

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Notebook FAVORITE TV SHOW: Vampire Diaries

I CAN'T BELIEVE I WATCH: Revenge

IF I HAD A DIFFERENT CAREER, IT WOULD BE: Police officer

IF I COULD LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE, IT WOULD BE: Naples, Italy

FAVORITE BOOK(S): Touching Spirit Bear, Everlost, The Great Gilly Hopkins

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: Faith Hill

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? I can dance

FONDEST MEMORY GROWING UP: Christmas morning when it would take 8 hours for all ten of us to open presents

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? My mother and father

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: I'm sure it will be Italy if I ever get to visit

FAVORITE HOME COOKED MEAL: Chicken pot pie

FAVORITE AUSTIN-AREA RESTAURANT/HANGOUT: China Cafe

IN MY OFF TIME, I ENJOY: Redbox, Netflix and just relaxing

WATCH TV OR READ A BOOK?: Both NIGHT OUT OR EVENING IN? Evening in

WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING? Mopping

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? My grandmother who passed away when I was 4. I know she would hug me and tell me "everything is going to be okay," and in her embrace I would know that to be true.




Thanks to everyone who has submitted their bio! If you haven't yet, there is still time. Extra forms are available in the library - just ask!