Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School Newsletter

May 22-26, 2017

Greetings Gladiator Community,

This week we welcomed our future Gladiators to campus. All our incoming 6th graders visited the campus and participated in a scavenger hunt to ease the transition to middle school. I was able to meet and speak to all the incoming parents as well. Many of our new parents signed up to receive the campus Remind messages. We will begin communicating information about the 17-18 school year, so it's important to be connected!

Students are able to pick up their yearbooks Monday, May 22 in the gym from 3:40-6:00 pm. We are in need of volunteers to help set up and pass out yearbooks. If you are able to assist, please contact or show up on Monday!

Our annual awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 31st during the school day. Students receiving an award were given an invitation this week.

Here is a link to our upcoming campus events:

Included in this newsletter:

*Important information for 17-18 athletes

*Open house dates/times

*Summer reading requirements

*Accessing STAAR scores

*Library is on Facebook

*Cross Country success

*Kindness Club recognized

*SnapChat- what is that?

*Art accolades

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Important Information for Students in Athletics for the 17-18 school year


Regardless if your child will be in athletics at the middle school or high school level for the 17-18 school year, there are required online forms that must be completed. Get a jump start on those requirements now!

Click on this link:

Complete Directions:

Here is a You Tube link with all the directions in video format:

Brandeis link:

O'Connor link:

All Garcia students were given a handout with this information during PE/athletics class.

You may begin completing all necessary paperwork now for the 17-18 school year.

For questions, please email

Electronic Form Suppor-OC

Parents Guide To SnapChat

Make sure you know what app your child is downloading and using on their phone. Here is a parent's guide to the popular social media app: Snapchat.

How to use Snapchat guide:


27 Gladiator artists competed against 1166 NISD artists in Jr. Visual Art Scholastic Event, and won 28 Gold Medalions! Shayna L’Homme, Gabbi Lopez, Rebecca Crisp, & Shelby Crowley also won the Silver Medal Award in addition to a Gold Medal Award. Their work will be featured on the Texas Art Educators Association website. Congratulations to all of our amazing Jr. VASE artists!

Morgan Cavanaugh

Ellie Cerwin

Joyce Huang

Anne Jennings

Shayna L’Homme

Johnny Lopez

Gabbi Lopez

Maddie Morales

Kennedi Paul

Sydney Roan

Ava Rodriguez

Allyson Alambatan

Austin Alcala

Cecila Alcala

Corey Perlmutter

Rebecca Crisp

Shelby Crowley

Hayden De La Chapa

Valeria Flores

Lainey Flores

Helena Garza

Jack Holt

Andrea Ibarra

Sean Jauregui

Naomi Montenegro

Cori Newman

Raquelle Smith

Art Instructors

Linzie Fitzgerald

Angelique Hall

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Brandeis Summer Reading List

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O'Connor Summer Reading List

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