Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School~ Northside ISD

September 24-28, 2018

September 20th was the first of six GRIT lessons we will have throughout the school year. GRIT lessons are designed to emphasize our philosophy at Garcia. The focus of this lesson was the R in GRIT: Respect yourself and others.


The lessons were different for each grade level. The videos that were shared with the students and discussion questions are included below for you to review as a family.

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6th Grade GRIT Lesson

  • Discussion Questions: Students wrote their answers and then discussed it as a whole class conversation.

    • What was the message of the video?

    • How can the message relate to your life?

    • How can we implement the idea of “always being kind” at HGMS?


  • Activity: Create “Kind Hearts”

    • Students wrote a kind, inspirational or positive message on a heart, decorated it, and teachers will turned it into the office. The hearts will be displayed around campus as a reminder to respect yourself and others.



https://youtu.be/MFnDn6l1DzM

7th Grade GRIT Lesson

    • Discussion Questions: Students discussed the answers through a whole class conversation.

      • What was the message of the video?

      • What can be learned from the video?

      • Have you seen any of these bullying behaviors before?

      • How can we prevent bullying or put a stop to it?

      • How do we report bullying at school?


    • Activity: Positive Quotes:

      • Students found a positive, inspiring, or uplifting message and submitted it to the “quote of the day” document to be read on the morning announcements or posted on Instagram.

https://youtu.be/_an9aIryJb8

8th Grade GRIT Lesson

    • Discussion Questions: Students discussed the answers through a whole class conversation.

      • What was the message of the video?

      • What can be learned from the video?

      • Have you seen any of these bullying behaviors before?

      • How can we prevent bullying or put a stop to it?

      • How do we report bullying at school?

    • Activity: Letter to self:

    Students wrote a letter to themselves, reflecting on a time when they were mean to someone (friend, family, anyone) or a time they saw someone being mean.

      • Why were you mean to them?

      • How did you treat them?

      • How do you think it made them feel?

      • How should you have treated them?

      • Why did it happen?

      • How should you have handled the situation?

      • How could you apologize or ask for forgiveness?


https://youtu.be/qcvTsFqptS8

Lunch Drop Off Procedures

Parents are welcome to drop off lunch for their child. Please make arrangements with your child prior to the school day so they can meet you in the front foyer to receive their lunch items.


If you are unable to wait for them, please leave the lunch on the table in front of the office area. Label the lunch with your child's name and grade level. Students will be able to pick up their lunch once they are released from class.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 24

6:00 AVID Parent Night


Tuesday, September 25

Robotics C232 3:45-4:30

Anime Club C213 3:50-4:30

Garden Club 4:00-5:00


Wednesday, September 26

Art Club B110 3:40-4:20

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

Football vs. Rudder 8h, 7a 4:30


Thursday, September 27

Math Club C122 7:50-8:20

Science Bowl C212 3:50-4:50

Volleyball vs. Rudder 7h, 8a 5:00


Friday, September 28

Creative Writing Club C223 3:50-4:30

National Bully Prevention Month

Join us every Monday in October to stomp out bullying!
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Introducing our Assistant Principal: Mr. Castillo

Sometimes students are nervous about their assistant principal, but Mr. Joel Castillo, our new assistant principal,wants everyone to know that he is here to help students.Mr. Castillo states that teachers had a great influence on him when he was young, and they inspired him to go into education.

Mr. Castillo went to college planning to be a teacher and coach. After several years in the classroom, Mr. Castillo began to see that he could offer even more as an administrator.

Mr. Castillo is very happy to be at Hector Garcia Middle School. “My gosh, there are so many things I love about Garcia!” he said. “I love how welcoming people have been. I’ve been told numerous times, ‘We’re happy you’re here’.” As parents realized he was new to our school, they even called him to say welcome. “I see many students in the neighborhood where I live. They say, ‘Hey, Mr. Castillo.’ I’m not used to that, so it was pretty cool.”

Family time is very important to Mr. Castillo. He enjoys spending time with his wife, son, daughter, and the baby that’s on the way. He loves pizza, spaghetti, and grilling ribs and brisket.

Mr. Castillo’s favorite quote is from Vince Lombardi, “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

By Emilia Taylor and Gabrielle Gerber

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Video Announcements from Sept. 21, 2018

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