Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School~ Northside ISD

February 11-15, 2019

Congratulations to our PTA! At the district PTA Founders Day celebration on Thursday, our PTA was recognized for earning three district awards!

  • Largest Membership Total in NISD PTAs
  • Largest Membership Total in the O'Connor/Health Careers Cluster
  • Largest Non Title School Membership


Thank you to our community members for supporting PTA!

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Our PTA President, Angela McDonald, accepting the awards!

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2 Word Character Development

Our two words for this week are: GREATNESS IS




As a family, greatness isn’t the neighborhood we live in, or the social circles we run in, or

the schools our kids attend. It’s not defined by Zillow or what others think of us.


Greatness is found in how we serve, not in how much money we make. In our families, greatness

is found in how we serve our community, and live for something bigger than the next big thing the

Joneses have. Greatness is living and working together to make the world a better place.


So what are our families doing to be great?


Maybe it looks like inviting the other kids from the neighborhood into our homes and letting them make a mess of things and feeding them boxes of pizza rolls and bags of chips. Or maybe it looks like serving in our faith community, or at a local food bank or homeless shelter as a family.


One of the greatest lessons we could ever hope to teach our children is that the world is far bigger than what they see and experience every day. There are scores of people in need around us every day, and to sacrifice our own comfort and resources to help meet those needs is a sign of true greatness.


When we show our kids that they’re not the center of the universe, we teach them that what is truly important in life is to be the kind of person who cares more for the collective needs around us than our own comfort.


Let’s lead the kind of homes that would seek to serve the people in our lives that need it most.

That’s true greatness.

8th Grade Girls Basketball

Coaches: C. Glosup & K. Gonzalez
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8th Grade Boys Basketball

Coaches: I. Gonzalez & M. Kraft
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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 11

Choir Concert 6:30 PM

O'Connor HS Endorsement Night 7:00 PM (at OC)

Track Begins!


Tuesday, February 12

NJHS Meeting 7:50 or 3:50 PM

Math Club C122 7:50-8:20

Robotics C232 3:45-4:30

Beyblade Club C140 3:50-4:20

Anime Club C213 3:50-4:30

Garden Club 4:00-5:00

Intramurals 3:45-5:30 PM

Orchestra Concert 5:00 PM



Wednesday, February 13

HGMS Kindness Day

Art Club B110 3:40-4:20

Dungeons & Dragons Club Library 3:45-4:30

Coding Club 3:50-4:50 C209

O'Connor Endorsement Night 6:30 PM (at OC)


Thursday, February 14

Math Club C122 7:50-8:20

Science Bowl C212 3:50-4:50

Intramurals 3:45-5:30 PM


Friday, February 15

7th Grade Dance 4:00- 6:00 PM

Creative Writing Club C223 3:50-4:30

Garcia Tennis Teams

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Campus Calendar

Click here for the Garcia campus calendar of events

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8th Grade Important Dates

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