Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School ~ Northside ISD

January 29- February 2, 2018

Friday was our annual career day event for our students. We had close to 80 parents and community members sharing their educational background and career experiences with our students. Thank you for taking the time to educate our students about future career opportunities for them.

Our 8th graders heard from students and staff members at the 5 magnet schools in our district. Each magnet school will have open houses coming up in the next couple of weeks. The schedule can be found here:

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Bad Weather Make Up Day

On January 16, NISD closed schools due to bad weather conditions and safety considerations. Due to state law and the required 75,600 minutes of instruction time needed each year, that day will need to be made up.

NISD is announcing that students will make up that day on Thursday, June 7. Originally the first makeup day on the calendar was set for Monday, Feb. 19; however, that day had already been slated for staff development and special presenters and plans were already in place. It was determined to designate the second makeup day on the calendar, which is June 7. Feb. 19 will remain a student holiday.

“Please know that much thought and conversation has gone into this decision, said Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “ While I know there will be many opinions, the decision was made in what I believe is the best interest of our students and staff.”

Attention Future Gladiators!

All current 5th grade students are invited to attend our course selection fair on Monday, February 5, 2018. More information included below.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 29

ROTC from Brandeis in 8th grade PE

Intramurals 3:45-5:30

Tuesday, January 30

3:40 Garden Club

3:40 Dungeons & Dragons Club

Intramurals 3:45-5:30

Wednesday, January 31

7:50 Book Club in C223

3:40-4:30 Girls Club C141

3:40- 4:20 Art Club B110 (7/8 Grade)

3:40-4:40 Chess Club C226

5:00 Girls Basketball Game vs. Rudder 7A, 8H

Thursday, February 1

5:00 Boys Basketball Game vs. Rudder 7A, 8H

6:00 PTA Founder's Day at Warren HS

Friday, February 2

Campus Calendar

Click here to view upcoming events at HGMS

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Counselor Appreciation

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week. Please remember to show our counselors how much they are appreciated! They go out of their way to ensure our students have a trusted adult they can confide in and have a safe place to go, if needed. They get to know the students on a personal level and advocate for them in many ways.

Our counselors truly are the best!

Adrianna Nieto- 6th grade

Nanette Yzaguirre- 7th grade

Julie Minnis- 8th grade/Head Counselor

Thank you for remembering these special ladies!

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Spelling Bee Winner!

Congratulations to Zainub Baig, she is the winner of the campus Spelling Bee!

Zainub will advance to the San Antonio Express News 65th Regional Spelling Bee.

Congratulations and good luck.

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