Hernandez Middle School an IB Middle Years School
May 13, 2019
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.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Message from Dr. Ephlin, Principal
Congratulations to Ms. Hawkins! She represented Hernandez well at the Teacher of the Year Ceremony. Last week was filled with many End of the Year concerts and performances. The choir did an amazing job at their concert entitled, "Love Me, Love Me Not". The Dance Spring Show "I am" was breath taking, and the orchestra performed beautifully at their concert. Additionally, our soccer teams continue to excel in all of their games with a few games left in the season and this Friday we have a band concert at the Stony Point Auditorium. It has been a busy few days around here!
Brianna does great work and is an excellent student. She is a former student of Linda Herrington Elementary. Way to go Brianna!
Derrick is respectful and completes his assignments. He is a former student of Union Hill Elementary. Way to go Derrick!
Destiny Nazario Miranda
Destiny was selected as a 6th grade student showing EXCELLENCE. Destiny demonstrates excellence in all of her classes. Destiny is an amazing student and role model for our Bulldogs. She is new to Round Rock ISD. Congratulations Destiny!
Ryan was selected as a 6th grade student showing EXCELLENCE. Ryan works hard in his classes and wants to do his very best at all times. Ryan helps others and always wants to do what is right. He is a former student of Linda Herrington Elementary. Way to go Ryan!
In the News
Monday-6th, 7th Math and 8th Retetsters
Tuesday-6th, 7th Reading and 8th Retesters
Thursday-8th Social Studies
Please encourage your child to take their time and give their best effort!
PTA NEEDS YOU!
Your Hernandez PTA needs YOU for the 2019-2020 school year!
If you are interested in volunteering, shadowing, or joining us as an Executive or Chair member please,
email us at: HMSPTA.COMMITTEE@gmail.com
SAVE THE DATE
6th Grade Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019
7th Grade Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019
8th Grade Bridging and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Stony Point High School Boys & Girls Soccer Camp - June 3-6 8a.m.-12p.m.
What is IB?
IB stands for International Baccalaureate. The IB is celebrating their 50th year in education and has over 4,000 schools worldwide. It began as a program to provide educational continuity for military and expat families that were moving around the world and wanted a rigorous academic program for their children that would remain constant regardless of the country.
The Middle Years Program (MYP) at the middle school level are both an overlay to the district and state aligned curriculum. Each one focuses on the development of the whole student with TEN Learner Profile Traits, and its goal is for students to gain a global perspective while fully participating in their local communities.
IB MYP Report Card
Hernandez students will be receiving their MYP report card May of 2019. It is a companion to the RRISD report card, and gives parents/guardians additional information as to how their students are performing in the eight IB school subjects. Similar to STAAR testing results, it will be a part of your students profile, but not the RRISD graded report card.
“MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to maintain the rigour for which the IB is renowned, the MYP assessment model is criterion-related. Teachers structure varied and valid assessment tasks so that students can demonstrate achievement according to objectives defined by the IB. Tasks are assessed against established criteria, not against the work of other students.
A good curriculum develops a range of student skills. The MYP encourages teachers to assess this acquired skill set, including how to succeed in written examinations. Typical MYP assessment tasks include open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigations, organized debates, tests and examinations hands-on experimentation, analysis and reflection. MYP assessment is carried out by teachers, according to the criteria by the IB” (The Middle Years Programme pamphlet).
More information can be located at IBO.ORG, or by visiting the IB section of the Hernandez Middle School website HERE.
Changes for 2019-2020
Monday, May 13: STAAR 6th Grade Math
Monday, May 13: STAAR 7th Grade Math
Monday, May 13: STAAR 8th Grade Math Re-Test
Tuesday, May 14: STAAR 6th Grade Reading
Tuesday, May 14: STAAR 7th Grade Reading
Tuesday, May 14: STAAR 8th Grade Reading Re-Test
Wednesday, May 15: STAAR 8th Grade Science
Wednesday, May 15: Make-Up 6th and 7th Grade Only
Thursday, May 16: Boys Soccer: HeMS vs. Chisholm Trail @ HeMS
Thursday, May 16: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. Chisholm Trail @ HeMS
Thursday, May 16: STAAR 8th Grade Social Studies
Thursday, May 16: STAAR Make-Up 6th and 7th Grade Only
Friday, May 17: STAAR Make-Up All Grades
Monday, May 20: 6th Grade Award Ceremony 8:25 a.m.
Monday, May 20: 7th Grade Award Ceremony 9:10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 21: Theatre Banquet 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22: 8th Grade Bridging and Award Ceremony 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 23: EOY Student Celebration / Last Day of School
Thursday, August 15: First Day of School 2019/2020 School Year