The Weekly Growl

November 3 - 9, 2013

This 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
  • 4:00 Principal's Open Door


Friday, November 8

  • End of Second Six Weeks
  • Wear Hernandez Staff Shirt


Saturday, November 9

  • 9:00 - 12:30 Science Saturday Academy





Next Week

Monday, November 11

  • 6:00 - 8:00 Parent Involvement Night - Veterans Night


Tuesday, November 12

  • Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 13

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


Thursday, November 14

  • Report Cards Go Home
  • 4:00 Principal's Open Door


Friday, November 15

  • 3:30 - 5:30 School Dance
  • Wear Hernandez Staff Shirt










Upcoming Events

November 20 SIM Visit

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 26 3:30 Fire Drill

November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holidays













November

William Russell 12

Jodi Garza 15

Kelly Smith 28



Kudos to our WONDERFUL custodial staff! 7th grade Science conducted a very messy lab last Thursday and we wanted to send out our apologies along with many thank you's! You all are amazing and this school is beautiful because of you!

- Briana Troxler


Kudos to Wendy Tucker and Cherri Urban for hosting the GEEK Lunch on Thursday. Enjoyed talking and sharing with everyone that attended.

- Irma Bauer


Catherine Gutierrez for her positive energy and ability to make me smile when I need it!

The SPED department for going above and beyond the call of duty! This department rocks!

Matt Wilson and Danielle Lacey for getting the MAP data available to the SPED peeps!

8th grade lunch crew: Hoeber, Barnhart, Shuck, Russell, Crow, Moore, Terry, and Marco thanks for the laughs, y'all are the bright spot in my day!!

- Nicky Haulotte


Kudos to Mr. Jones for bailing out the Algebra teachers with a few extra copies Tuesday when we were prepping for a substitute.

- Casey Shuck


I like to give a big kudos to Ms. Lisa Smith and her student council group for putting the cups on the fence that say "say no" and the smiling face. Thank you!!!!

- Susie Clark


KUDOS to Sam Jones, Travis Mutscher, and Ricardo Romero for kicking booty at the reward rallies.

- Amber Loftis


Kudos to:

Mrs. Pollini and her choir students! She is doing great work with them and the concert was very enjoyable!

Coach Romero- awesome game on Tuesday night! One for the history books!

Mrs. Morgan- for always being so accommodating and welcoming to a math class being held in her classroom!!!

Mr. G, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Stoebe, and Mr. Perez- for welcoming the 8th grade math small groups into their classrooms on test days! Thanks BUNCHES!

- Caitlin Moore


Ms. Kim Pollini for saving a starving teacher. She calls me the Mother Teresa of the school. How silly is that? She's really the epitome of caring.

Sofie Vastano, who hears my concerns with grace and giving, always.

Ms. Danielle Lacey, who supports our students with her warmth and caring. Somehow she manages not to go crazy with all that HYPE!

- Lisa Smith


Kudos to Sofie Vastano for listening, caring and always provide insight <3

- Nicky Haulotte


KUDOS to the Spanish department for going above and beyond to let the students experience El Dia de los Muertos.

- Jennifer Bloch


Thanks to Serena Bettis and Wayne Westbrooks for hosting the first ever "Bring Your Dad to School" day. Love having these parents on our campus!

Thank you to Elaine Fowler and MaryAdele Troxler for their hard work and energy in supporting teachers these past weeks!

- Deb Brennan


Kudos to Maryadele Troxler... for working so hard to help the 8th Grade Humanities team! :)

- Heather Davis

NAME: Kelly Smith POSITION AT HeMS: Coach/Teacher

MY FAMILY: Daughter Jorden, Son Cole

I GREW UP IN: Eugene, Oregon

HS: North Eugene COLLEGE: University of Houston/Southwestern University (grad)

FAVORITE MOVIE: Radio FAVORITE TV SHOW: Modern Family

I CAN'T BELIEVE I WATCH: Scary movies

IF I HAD A DIFFERENT CAREER, IT WOULD BE: Bartender

IF I COULD LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE, IT WOULD BE: Exotic - beach! Tropical

FAVORITE BOOK: motivational/inspirational

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: All

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? Yes

FONDEST MEMORY GROWING UP: Camping, water skiing, with family

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? My daughter

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Beach destination

FAVORITE HOME COOKED MEAL: Enchiladas

FAVORITE AUSTIN-AREA RESTAURANT/HANGOUT: Chuy's

IN MY OFF TIME, I ENJOY: Family, floating river, football!

WATCH TV OR READ A BOOK?: no time NIGHT OUT OR EVENING IN? 50/50

WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING? Scrubbing shower

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? --



NAME: Lyndsey Pounds POSITION AT HeMS: LSSP

MY FAMILY: Kent (husband) and Pyper (15 mo) Betsy - Chiweenie, Bosco - Chorkie

I GREW UP IN: Round Rock!

HS: RRHS COLLEGE: Harding (bachelors), Abilene Christian University (masters)

FAVORITE MOVIE: Powder FAVORITE TV SHOW: Wings

I CAN'T BELIEVE I WATCH: Desperate Housewives

IF I HAD A DIFFERENT CAREER, IT WOULD BE: Photographer

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

FAVORITE BOOK(S): The Giver, the Bible, The Hunger Games series

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: James Taylor, Ginny Owens, Backstreet Boys :)

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? Singing, teaching Sunday school

FONDEST MEMORY GROWING UP: Sunday afternoon reading & naps w/my dad & sister

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? My parents

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: The beach

FAVORITE HOME COOKED MEAL: Roast!

FAVORITE AUSTIN-AREA RESTAURANT/HANGOUT: Anything outdoors, Zilker or other parks

IN MY OFF TIME, I ENJOY: Soccer, volleyball, church

WATCH TV OR READ A BOOK?: during school year: TV. during summer, book

NIGHT OUT OR EVENING IN? Evening in!

WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING? Dishes

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Paul the Apostle, to hear about his conversion in more detail



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!


And just because I think Big Bang Theory is one of the funniest shows on TV, and because it's Monday and we can always use a good laugh, I present to you 92 seconds of one of my favorite clips:


The Big Bang Theory Prank 6x8 - Best Scene Ever - Sheldon's Wormhole Generator Test