Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School

October 23-27, 2017

What a busy week at HGMS! Fall has arrived and activities are in full swing. We started the week with the joyful sounds of our choir and band. They both had incredible concerts. Band took advantage of the fall-like weather and performed outside. Our directors, Mrs. Settles-Horejsi, Mrs. Esparza, & Mrs. Perkins, do an outstanding job of showcasing the student talent.

Our attendance committee recognized over 600 students for perfect attendance the first grading period! Sticky fingers and sugar coated lips filled the building as students enjoyed a glazed doughnut as their reward. Attendance is an important factor in academic success, so thank you for ensuring your child is present. Our committee members go out of their way throughout the school year to recognize students for being at school.

In addition to the activities listed above we had Creepy Cafe, football, volleyball, alternate schedule activities/lessons, Friday night our 8th grade band students performed with the Brandeis band, and Saturday were region Choir auditons!

We ended the week with Gladiator Games and a variety of other learning opportunities for the students. Gladiator Games raised $22,175!! We are so grateful to the business sponsors and community support. All the money raised goes into our classrooms. In addition to Gladiator Games, students heard a presentation from our feeder high school Student Council students on leading a healthy drug-free life to kick off Red Ribbon Week. FBI agents spoke to our 7th and 8th graders on the importance of cyber safety and making good decisions online. Our 6th grade students heard an anti-bullying message from the 13th Floor titled "Don't Be A Monster." (Thank you to PTA for sponsoring the presentation!) They also had classroom lessons on drug awareness and cyber safety. Be sure and ask your child about their day! Again, thank you for supporting our school.

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 13th 6:00-8:00 PM for the second session of Navigating Middle School. We have two informative and captivating guest speakers for parents. Brief information is listed below. Stay tuned for more details!

Tracy Wernli


Red Ribbon Week Activities

October 23-27, 2017
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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 23

Red Ribbon Week!

4:00-6:00 PM Talent Show Rehearsal

Wear a team jersey

Tuesday, October 24

3:45- 5:00 PM Garden Club

7:00 PM Talent Show ($5)

Picture Retakes (in library classroom)

Wear red

Wednesday, October 25

3:40- 4:20 Art Club B110 (7/8 Grade)

4:30 Football vs. Jefferson 7A, 8H

Kona Ice sold at football game ($3/$5)

Unity Day

Twin day

Thursday, October 26

3:45-5:00 Science Bowl Team Meeting, C212

5:00 Volleyball vs. Jefferson 7A, 8H

4:00-7:00 PM Regional Choir Rehearsal

"Nerdy" attire

Friday, October 27

4:00-6:00 PM 6th Grade Dance- Cafeteria

4:45 PM Boys Choir to Luna Middle School

8th Grade Band Students Play at O'Connor Football Game

Wear HGMS spirit gear