The Weekly Growl

September 21 - 27, 2014

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This Week

**Education Go Get It Week**

**Humanities Texas Art Installation in Library All Week**

**Banned Books Week**


Monday, September 22

  • 5:30/6:45 7A/B Football @ Chisholm Trail
  • 6:30 College and Career Night, Cafeteria


Tuesday, September 23

  • EGGIW: Wear College Shirts with Jeans
  • 5:30/6:45 8A/B Football vs. Chisholm Trail


Wednesday, September 24

  • Dress for Success

  • Lockdown/Severe Weather/Reverse Evacuation/Fire Drills

  • 1:30 Early Release

  • 1:45 Professional Development in Cafeteria


Thursday, September 25

  • Wear Hernandez Shirt with Jeans
  • 5:30/6:45 7A/B Volleyball vs. Canyon Vista
  • 5:30/6:45 8A/B Volleyball @ Canyon Vista


Friday, September 26

  • Wear College Shirt with Jeans
  • Door Judging for EGGIW

Next Week

Monday, September 29

  • 5:30/6:45 7A/B Football vs. Canyon Vista


Tuesday, September 30

  • 5:30/6:45 8A/B Football @ Canyon Vista


Wednesday, October 1

  • 3:45 Faculty Meeting


Thursday, October 2

  • Wear Hernandez Shirt with Jeans
  • 5:30/6:45 7A/B Volleyball @ Walsh
  • 5:30/6:45 8A/B Volleyball vs. Walsh


Friday, October 3

  • Wear College Shirt with Jeans
  • 7th Grade Hearing and Vision Screening in Library
  • End of 1st Six Weeks

Upcoming Events

Oct. 7 5:30/6:45 7A/B Football @ CD Fulkes

Oct. 8 5:30/6:45 8A/B Football vs. CD Fulkes

Oct. 9 5:30/6:45 7A/B Volleyball vs. Deerpark

Oct. 9 5:30/6:45 8A/B Volleyball @ Deerpark

Oct. 10 Report Cards Mailed Home

Oct. 14 Picture Day

September

Lisa Smith 2

Ashley Brunette 10

Casey Gembicki 11

Kerry Kasparian 18

Mark Jenkins 19

Lyndsey Pounds 19

Michael Bergeron 23

Kelli Hutka 26

Cherri Urban 27

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Kudos to Jayson Sherman for introducing Thinglink to his Spanish classes to practice Spanish terms.

Kudos to Ms. Le, Mr. Maynor, Ms. Saggiante and Ms. Bloch for using Google Classroom to communicate with their students and deliver course content.

Kudos to Mr. Sherman, Mr. Smosna and Ms. Gamas for using Edmodo to communicate with their students and deliver course content.

Kudos to everyone for patiently learning TAC and getting Progress Reports done.

Kudos to Ms. Smith and Ms. Bloch for using Remind to keep parents up to date on what is going on in class.

Thank you to Eloisa Aguilera for always being helpful.

Thank you all for making Hernandez MIddle School the best place to work. I love coming to work everyday because you all make it fun and interesting!

- Irma Bauer


Kudos to the Grade 6 ELA team and Ms. Sofie Vastano for stepping in and taking care of business when I had to be out unexpectedly. I am so blessed to be on a wonderful team. Alicia, Lisa, and Sofie are rockstars! :)

- Heather Davis


A BIG kudos to Irma Bauer!!!!! She has been immediately available for the Spanish department and has been helping us implement Edmodo accounts as well as technological projects in our classrooms!!!!

- Jayson Sherman


Kudos to Natalie Reale, Virginia Cole, Gustavo Oseguera, Julie Rucker and Stephanie Saggiante for making my training at Capturing Kids' Hearts an amazing experience! I know that we are going to make a difference on campus as new teachers! Thanks guys!

- Marco Baeza


Kudos to the ELA Department for their willingness to discuss and keep learning paramount.

Kudos to TammyFern Reininger and Julie Rucker for flexibility and grace under pressure.

- Sofie Vastano


A BIG THANKS to Natalie Reale and Irma Bauer for all their hard work and help!

- Jennifer Bloch


Kudos to Casey and Kristen for having awesome conversation about what is proficient, advanced, etc. and examining our verbiage. I've really enjoyed the conversation we are having in our meetings. It's a lot of work and challenging, but my nerd brain is really enjoying it.

Kudos to Ashley Brunette for starting the cafe. Tacos are awesome. Great job!

- Milton Perez


I would like to send kudos out to one of our custodians (her name has escaped me at the moment). Last night she was helping out and doing a great job as normal in our gym area, but was also helping out with kids and especially those kids who needed someone to go the extra mile for them, she made the choice to do so. It was very admirable.

Also, I'd like to send out kudos to LaToya Ellis, Mpumie Masuku and Lena Dominguez; these women are doing a great job with our athletic girls and I'm proud to be on their team.

- Karen Huffman


Kudos to Ashley Brunette and the Bulldog Cafe! So happy to have it back.

- Laura Terry

Bulldog Bios

Name: Kera Blay Position at HeMS: Theatre Teacher

High School: Paschal HS College: St. Edward's University

Family: Mom, Dad, 2 brothers, 1 sister

Favorite TV show: Dr. Who Can’t believe I watch: The Bad Girls Club

Favorite book: The Stranger Favorite food: Oreos!!!

Favorite vacation spot: The beach Favorite movie: Princess Bride

Favorite local restaurant or hangout: Trudy's

If I could do anything for a day, it would be: Perform on Broadway

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is: Pay off my student loans

If I could be any fictional character, it would be: --

The thing I miss most about being a kid is: No responsibilities!

My biggest influence: Jesus

In my time off, I enjoy: Reading, acting, painting

My most hated chore is: The dishes

If I could live somewhere else, it would be: Mars

Fondest memory growing up: Going to museums with my dad

Watch TV or read a book? Book Night out or evening in? Out


Name: Jeff Allen Position at HeMS: SRO

High School: Alvarado TX College: Boise State (fan only)

Family: Wife and 2 boys

Favorite TV show: College football Can’t believe I watch: Street Outlaws

Favorite book: My Side of the Mountain Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite vacation spot: Montana Favorite Movie: Open Range

Favorite local restaurant or hangout: Living Waters Fly Shop

If I could do anything for a day, it would be: Assistant coach at Boise State (football)

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is: Buy land in Montana

The thing I miss most about being a kid is: less responsibility

My biggest influence: My wife

In my time off, I enjoy: Fly fishing, hunting and camping my family

My most hated chore is: Taking out the trash

If I could live somewhere else, it would be: Northwest Montana

Fondest memory growing up: Hunting with my family

Watch TV or read a book? TV Night out or evening in? In

This comes to us from nearby East View High School in Georgetown. LOVE this kid's attitude!