Hernandez Happenings

Explore the happenings of Hernandez Middle School

December 4, 2018

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.

Hernandez Middle School New Principal Dr. Patricia Ephlin

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Come meet Dr. Patricia Ephlin, Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.

It is with honor and great pleasure that I greet you as the new principal of Hernandez Middle School. I am excited to begin my work building on a culture of innovation and helping our students become lifelong learners.


I have had the opportunity to grow as an instructional leader during my 23 years in education and have had the privilege of serving the Stony Point Learning community for 11 years, including a total of three years as assistant principal of Bluebonnet and Wells Branch elementary schools, and most recently at Robertson Elementary School as the Principal for the past 11 years. Round Rock ISD has given me ample opportunity to grow which has shaped me into the instructional leader I am today. I have a passion for the Stony Point Learning community, and I am eager to continue my journey at Hernandez Middle School.


I will officially begin to serve the Hernandez Middle School community in January after we return from winter break.


My husband, James, and I have two daughters, Samantha and Paige and we are all thrilled to be a part of the Bulldog family! Building lasting relationships is at the forefront of my goals as I join Hernandez Middle School and I look forward to meeting each of you as we work together to build a positive and academically centered school for our students.

Hernandez Heroes

Herandez HEROes are honest, demostrate respect, and take ownership every day in every situation.
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Mahnoor Ahsan, Hector Lopez, Brianna Moreno, Madison Lambert, Sade Riquelmy, Miguel Guzman, Alexia Vega

Ms. Hamrick's IB Design Classes Created Race Tracks

Students integrated their understanding of force, motion, traction, mass and speed through their race track projects.

8th Grade Stony Point High School Visit

Stony Point Navy JROTC Paid Our 8th Graders a Visit to Teach Them about the Program

Hernandez 7th Graders Are Teaming Up with Austin Well Aware for Their International Baccalaureate (IB) Community Service Project This Year


As part of our Well Aware joint service project this year (The Ripple Effect of Water), each of the grades has a specific focus. Our 7th graders are currently studying the science behind clean water as part of their unit on ANALYZING ECOSYSTEMS .


On Wednesday, Nov. 7, two representatives (Jessica and Erin) from Well Aware linked our 7th grade Science students with Well Aware's technical team and hydrogeologist currently in east Africa.


The students were excited to see their team 1/2 way around the world, and see the science behind the drilling of a new well!

2018 Semester Final Exam Schedule

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 3: Choir Concert 6:30 PM

Tuesday, December 4 and 6: Theatre Winter Show 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5: Orchestra Winter Concert 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 6-8: 7A & 8A Girls Basketball Tournament

Friday, December 7: School Dance 3:45-5:45 p.m.

Monday, December 10: 7th grade Girls Basketball vs C.D. Fulkes at HeMS

Monday, December 10: 8th grade Girls Basketball vs C.D. Fulkes at C.D. Fulkes

Tuesday, December 11: Band Winter Concert 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12: Meet the New Principal Reception 6:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, December 13: 7th grade Boys Basketball vs Deerpark at Deerpark

Thursday, December 13: 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Deerpark at HeMS

Monday, December 17: 7th grade Girls Basketball vs Walsh at Walsh

Monday, December 17: 8th grade Girls Basketball vs Walsh at HeMS

Tuesday, December 18: Beginner Dance Winter Showcase 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19: 7th grade Boys Basketball vs C.D. Fulkes at HeMS

Wednesday, Deceember 19: 8th grade Boys Basketball vs C.D. Fulkes at C.D.Fulkes

Winter Break December 20 - January 7