Hernandez Happenings

Hernandez Middle School an IB Middle Years School

February 4, 2019

Hernandez Mission

We will nurture and challenge all students, empower diverse thinking, facilitate the collaborative exchange of ideas, and encourage authentic engagement in the classroom, community, and global society.

Hernandez Vision

It is the vision of HeMS to work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the community to guide students to be their own HERO by exhibiting Honesty, Excellence, Respect, and Ownership in every situation, every day.

Message from Dr. Ephlin, Principal

This week we held a pep rally to recognize our student athletes who participated in basketball. They have done a tremendous job this season learning new skills and how to be team players. I am very proud of all our teams. Also, at the pep rally I was surprised with a beautiful plant and precious bulldog that was presented by our Hernandez PTA. Thank you!


Hernandez Heroes

Hernandez HEROes are honest, demonstrate excellence, show respect, and take ownership every day in every situation.

In the News

Current Fifth Graders Please Join Us!

Future Bulldog Parent Night

February 7, 2019


Hernandez Middle School

An International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program World School

You will learn more about the Hernandez International Baccalaureate Program, hear about the different Fine Arts electives available to your student, take a tour of the campus and find out what it means to be a Hernandez HERO! We hope to see you there!

SEPAC Newsletter / Boletin de SEPAC

Please participate in the 2019 Family Climate Survey

Parents, please take a few moments to participate in the 2019 Family Climate Survey today. Each day staff, students and volunteers at Hernandez Middle School work hard to ensure academic programs and the campus environment meet the needs of all children. You are a critical part of our success! The survey will only be available for a short time, please participate today.


Please join our Hernandez PTA. Please contact us at hmsptapresident@gmail.com

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IB Corner

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"What Will IB? Day?" Field Trip - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Middle school should be a time of exploring and dreaming about the future. Young people can’t become what they can’t see. The more students - especially those from underserved communities - are exposed to various career options in a real-world setting, they are on a path that has the power to change lives.

Hernandez Middle School and United Way of Williamson County want to change the odds so that all young people have choices and are successful. Together, we are working to provide a wide range of experiences that allow students to imagine themselves working for a tech company or a research lab or owning a successful house cleaning business. Over twenty local businesses will be hosting our students next week. For those remaining on campus, we also have several companies coming to HEMS. It should be very informational for our students.

8th Grade IB Community Project UPDATE:

Students are applying the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout their years at Hernandez Middle School and are completing independent community service projects. IB strives to help all students develop deeper understandings of the world in which they live through helping in their local communities. The students should have finished phase one of the project and are ready to check in with their project supervisors for phase 2. Keep up the great work 8th graders!

Fostering Success


Here at Hernandez we teach our students to be a HERO. HERO stands for: H-Honesty, E-Excellence, R-Respect, O-Ownership. Students can be a HERO everyday. In the learning environment students show they are a HERO when they:

  • Use materials responsibly
  • Show kindness and patience
  • Use appropriate language and tone
  • Are aware of their effects on others
  • Do their best
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 6: 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Hopewell at Stony Point HS

Wednesday, February 6: 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Hopewell at Stony Point HS

Thursday, February 7: Future Bulldog Parent Night 5th to 6th grade Transition 6-7pm

Saturday, February 9: Boys A Team Basketball Tournament

Saturday, February 9: RRISD 6th Grade Choral Festival 5:00-5:30 p.m..

Monday, February 11: Pre-UIL Orchestra Rehearsal 3:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12: What Will IB Day

Tuesday, February 12: Pre-UIL Orchestra Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Monday, February 18: Student Holiday/Staff Development

Tuesday, February 19: Student Holiday/Staff Development

Thursday, February 21: HeMS Track Meet at Cedar Valley MS

Thursday, February 21: Choir Pre-UIL 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Stony Point HS

Monday, February 25: Theatre 2 Dress Rehearsal 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26: Theatre 2 Dress Rehearsal 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26: Theatre 2 Showcase 6:00-8:00 p.m.