Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

May 2-6, 2016

Greetings Gladiator Community,

One of the big highlights of my week was attending Special Olympics Track & Field on Wednesday, where our students brought home 14 medals! The athletes were as radiant as the sun! Special Olympics is such an uplifting event to attend. The air is filled with cheers, laughter, and positive energy. Coaches, student helpers, parents, and family members are there to support each athlete on to a personal victory. Our own Danny Vasquez was chosen to light the torch! What an honor! Special thank you to our teachers, Minerva Quintero and Jane Williams, for the dedication they put into the students and their growth.

Our volunteers were honored this week with a luncheon to show our appreciation for the countless hours they devote to our school. Our orchestra students serenaded them as they enjoyed their Italian meal. We are so grateful to have parents and community members give of their time to support our students and programs. Your presence and involvement correlates into a successful school! Thank you.

Due to the weather last week, our 8th grade panoramic picture will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8:30 am. Students will need to return the form, along with the payment if they want to order a copy.

Friday, May 6, is our last early release and the 8th grade dance! The dance will be held in the cafeteria from 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm. Students typically "dress up" for this event. Be mindful that our dress code is still in effect. Students will be served an Italian dinner, drinks, and desserts. We welcome any volunteers that would like to assist with decorating.

Congratulations to our students who had art work displayed this week at VASE. We will highlight and showcase those students next week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so blessed to have the dedicated teaching staff we do at HGMS! Please show them your appreciation.

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2, 2016

*Algebra EOC

*Math Club 3:50 p.m. (C122)

*Intramurals 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

*Big Give SA- consider giving to NEF (information below)

*Panoramic Picture for 8th grade

*Intramurals 3:50 p.m.

*Arena 3:50 p.m.

*Anime Club 3:45 p.m. (C210)

*Math Club 3:50 p.m. (C122)

*Choir Solo/Ensemble Contest 4:00 p.m. (café)

*Beg. Band Final Concert 7:00 p.m. (café)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

*AVID College Shirt Day

*Art Club 3:50 p.m. (B112)

*Cupcake Club 3:50 p.m. (B113)

*Garden Club 3:45 p.m.

*Student Council 3:45 p.m. (C146)

*Robotics 3:45 p.m. (C115)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

*Math Club 7:40 (C122)


*Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Contest 4:30 p.m.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

*Early Release Day/8th Grade Dance 6:00 p.m.

*Math Club 7:40/3:50 (C122)

*Gladiator Games Party (8th Grade) 11:40 a.m.

Saturday, May 6, 2016

Art VASE Contest 7:00-4:00

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