Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

February 20-24, 2017

Greetings Gladiator Community,


Friday, February 24th marks the end of our current grading period. Please check Parent Connection for your child's current average.


Our staff and students have been hit hard this semester with an array of illnesses. If your child is going to be out for consecutive days, notify our attendance clerk and your child's teachers. Information regarding attendance policies and procedures can be found on our website. www.nisd.net/garcia I'm sure our teachers would appreciate any tissues and hand sanitizer for their classroom.


Eighth graders will enter their high school course requests on Thursday, February 23rd during their ELA class. All course cards should be returned to their teacher by Wednesday. Any changes needed after February 23rd should be directed to the high school counselor.


Our Chick-Fil-A spirit night was well attended, thank you! All proceeds from that event will be used to reward our student body for perfect attendance.


Thank you to all the parents and community members that donated soup and salad for our Thursday treats. Our staff is appreciative of all the goodies and the parental support.


Good luck to our tennis team this week as they compete for the district championship!


Included in this newsletter:

*NEF 5K

*Upcoming campus events

*Fiesta Texas tickets on sale

*Nominate an outstanding educator


Monday is a student holiday. Our staff will be participating in professional development.

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!


Tracy Wernli

Principal

NEF 5K

It's the NEF - 5k time and that means it's time to get moving!

As you may know, NEF partners with hundreds of families, sponsors, and vendors to support its mission of generating more resources for NISD faculty and staff to provide innovative educational programs to more than 106,000 students. Please come out and join us and help our school earn cash as well! If you can't go, you can still donate and help our school win! You can register online www.athleteguild.com or fill out a registration form in the front office.


When: Saturday, May 6th

Prices: $25 - Super Hero Individual

-Discounted to $20 with ($35) SeaWorld lunch and park ticket purchase

-Increase to $50 after April 14 and on race day


$70 - Super Group Family & Friends (3-6) members

-Increase to $140 after April 14 and on race day


$25 - Super Sleepwalker

- Sleep in, skip the race but still support NEF

-Increase to $50 after April 14 and on race day


$35 - SeaWorld lunch and park ticket per registrant

- This is an additonal cost, not a stand-alone registration option.

- Aquatica is not included

- Deadline is April 14


​For more information, please contact Kim Arnall (kimberly.arnall@nisd.net) or Irene Astwood (irene.astwood@nisd.net).


https://nisd.net/news/articles/64506


Thank you for helping out!​

Upcoming Campus Events

Monday, February 20

Student holiday/Staff development


Tuesday, February 21

3:45pm

Intramurals

3:45pm

Garden Club

4:45pm

Track Meet Girls @ OC Boys @ Clark

6:00pm

NJHS Parent Info Night


Wednesday, February 22

3:40pm

Art Club

3:45pm

Arts and Crafts


Thursday, February 23

8:00am

Student Council Meeting

3:50pm

Student Council Meeting

6:00pm

Orchestra Concert


Friday, February 24

End of grading period


Saturday, February 25

Library Palooza @ Brandeis High School 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

https://nisd.net/news/articles/64236

Los Leones Chalk Fest @ Marshall High School 8:30 am-2:00 pm https://nisd.net/news/articles/64511


Monday, February 27

7:50am

Crochet Club

3:45pm

Intramurals

3:45pm

Science Bowl

3:45pm

Anime Club

6:00pm

Garcia's Varsity and Non-Varsity Orchestra


Tuesday, February 28

3:45pm

Intramurals

3:45pm

Garden Club

4:45pm

Track meet Girls @ Clark Boys @O'Connor


Wednesday, March 1

Choir UIL and Sightreading- Warren High School

3:40pm

Art Club

3:45pm

Arts and Crafts


Thursday, March 2

Choir UIL and Sightreading- Warren High School

Theater Arts 6th Grade Lip Sync Show 3rd, 4th, and 5th period Parent Invitation


Friday, March 3

Early Release

Fiesta Texas Tickets

Purchase a one day ticket to Fiesta Texas in our front office for $37.00. Garcia Middle School receives $3.00 for every ticket sold!
Outstanding Educator Award!

Do you know extraordinary teachers, principals or superintendents who go the extra mile to ensure students are successful? Nominate them now for Texas PTA's Outstanding Educator award! The deadline for is March 6. http://www.txpta.org/share-the-love