Hernandez Middle School an IB Middle Years School
April 8, 2019
We will nurture and challenge all students, empower diverse thinking, facilitate the collaborative exchange of ideas, and encourage authentic engagement in the classroom, community, and global society.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Message from Dr. Ephlin, Principal
Jihad displays OWNERSHIP in his classes by keeping on top of his work assignments. He will ask about his grades and make sure that he has turned in all of his work on time. Way to go Jihad!
Naomi demonstrates OWNERSHIP to her teachers by always asking about her grades and how she can improve. She wants to keep on track and make sure she is not missing any assignments. Naomi went to Double File Trail Elementary.
Jessica is always on task and attentive in class. Jessica went to Union Hill Elementary.
Kaleb shows ownership by taking responsibility for his success. Kaleb went to Robertson Elementary.
Shailla demonstrates HONESTY in all of her classes. She is a true leader and gets her work done. Shailla is responsible for her grades and her work. Congrats Shailla! Shailla went to Double File Trail Elementary.
Xavier was selected for HONESTY by his teachers because they see how helpful he is with others. Xavier is always checking on his grades and wants to do better. Way to go Xavier! Xavier went to Live Oak Elementary.
Choir Earns Sweepstakes at UIL
Band Earns Sweepstakes at UIL
In the News
STAAR Testing for 7th and 8th Grade
Don't forget that McDonalds is giving free breakfast for the first day of testing, Tuesday April 9th.
Here is the schedule for all STAAR tests this week:
Tuesday, April 9th
7th Grade STAAR Writing
8th Grade STAAR Math
Wednesday, April 10th
7th Graders taking the 8th Grade STAAR Math
8th Grade STAAR Reading
7th Grade STAAR Writing Makeup
Thursday, April 11th
7th/8th Grade Makeup STAAR Math, Reading or Writing
Friday, April 12th
7th/8th Grade Makeup STAAR Math, Reading or Writing
Hernandez MS Presents Willy Wonka Junior
You are invited to Hernandez Middle School's Production of Willy Wonka Jr.
Saturday, April 13th
3:00pm and 6:30pm
Stony Point HS Auditorium
Get your tickets at: www.greateventseats.com/HernandezMS
Adults $10 Students and Seniors $7
Last Dance of the Year is this Friday!
8th Grade EOY Field Trip
All eighth graders are invited to attend the upcoming eighth grade field trip with certain
expectations, established guidelines and understanding that it is an earned privilege.
The Hernandez Middle School eighth grade field trip will take place on Wednesday May
8th at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA. Please see the attached permission form for all the details. If you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stony Point High School Boys & Girls Soccer Camp - June 3-6 8a.m.-12p.m.
What is IB?
IB stands for International Baccalaureate. The IB is celebrating their 50th year in education and has over 4,000 schools worldwide. It began as a program to provide educational continuity for military and expat families that were moving around the world and wanted a rigorous academic program for their children that would remain constant regardless of the country.
The Middle Years Program (MYP) at the middle school level are both an overlay to the district and state aligned curriculum. Each one focuses on the development of the whole student with TEN Learner Profile Traits, and its goal is for students to gain a global perspective while fully participating in their local communities.
Update on 8th grade IB Community Projects
Parents/guardians, please check in with your 8th grader to see where they are in their IB Community Project. They should be meeting with their supervisor to fill out Checkpoint #3 right now. The detailed project timeline and checklist for the project phases can be found on pages 10 & 11 of the IB Community Project Handbook. Click HERE for the digital version of the handbook.
Attention ALL 8th graders - REGISTER today for the presentation and exhibition of your IB Community Project. You must register with your supervisor by filling out the google form if you plan on presenting or exhibiting your project. The deadline for registering is Friday, April 12. If you have any questions, ask Ms. H (IB Coordinator).
We have many activities for our 2018-2019 school-wide IB Community Service Project with the Austin non-profit Well Aware, and other IB events that are coming soon.
- Week of April 22 - 29 - SHOWER STRIKE - fundraiser for Well Aware (raising $ for the rehabilitation of a clean water well in Mbalawala, Tanzania) - "Skip showers, raise funds, save lives" Click this link for more information - https://wellawareworld.org/get-involved/shower-strike
- April 23 (Tuesday) - IB Community Project formal presentations (students present/ teachers rate projects according to rubrics in handbook)
- April 26 (Friday) - make-up presentations (IB Community Project)
- April 30 (Tuesday) - EXHIBITION - IB Community Projects (9:00 - 10:00 am in cafeteria). We encourage parents/ guardians/ grandparents/ etc. to join in the celebration exhibition - see what our 8th graders focused on for their 8th grade community projects.
Be a HERO
- walk and talk
- keep to the right
- keep electronics and headphones put away
- manage time
- keep hoods off
- keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
Tuesday, April 9: STAAR 7th Grade Writing and STAAR 8th Grade Math
Wednesday, April 10: STAAR 8th Grade Reading and STAAR Make-Up 7th Only
Thursday, April 11: Boys Soccer: HeMS vs. Walsh @ Walsh MS
Thursday, April 11: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. Walsh @ Walsh MS
Friday, April 12: School Dance 3:45-5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 12: STAAR Make-Up 7th and 8th
Saturday, April 13: Willy Wonka Jr. Performance @ SPHS 3:00p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. Gateway @ HeMS
Thursday, April 18: Band Instrument Drive 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Band Hall
Friday, April 19: Student and Staff Holiday
Monday, April 22 - Monday, April 29: WELL AWARE Shower Strike
Tuesday, April 23 - IB Project Formal Presentations
Tuesday, April 23 - Catch Night 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. @ HEMS
Wednesday, April 24: Theatre Productions One Acts 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. HeMS Cafeteria
Thursday, April 25: Boys Soccer: HeMS vs. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley MS
Thursday, April 25: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley MS
Friday, April 26: IB Project Formal Presentations
Friday, April 26: Honor Roll Celebration Day 6th grade @ 8:30 a.m. 7th/8th Grade @9:15 a.m.