Gladiator News

October 4- October 8 , 2021

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Dear Gladiator Families,

Hello Gladiator Nation!!


Lots of great events and activates coming up!


We are especially proud to announce our 2nd Annual Garcia Day Of Service! This event is for EVERYONE! Students, families, and staff. What a great way to give back and truly be #garciareunited!! My family and I will be in attendance and I can't wait to see you all there! See the details below!


New GROW Schedule

In response to the requirements of HB 4545 we will be running what we will call a "GROW Schedule" each week until the end of the year. This GROW schedule will allow us to have a 30 minute period on Tuesdays/Thursdays ONLY. During this 30 minute period students will be separated into an intervention or study hall classroom. The intervention period will provide the required minutes for HB 4545, and the study hall will provide a structured environment for students to work in. The rest of the classes will be cut short, but only by a few minutes. This is similar to our "Gladiator GRIT" we run occasionally. Please see the schedule below.


Check out our spirit days below!


Red ribbon week is fast approaching. Please see the details below. We want all our Gladiators to participate!!!


Parents, community and local business members. We are looking for members for our campus SAT committee. Please see the information below. This is a time to hear about what is going on campus, and have input! Please email mark.lopez@nisd.net to sign up!


PE uniforms have arrived!!! You can purchase them through the PE classes!


We have a new Librarian!! Her name is Mrs. Delgadillo! Here is her first HGMS Library Smore!

https://www.smore.com/dbwrg


From PTA

Good Morning Gladiators! Now through Friday November 5th, your PTA is accepting entries for the annual Reflections program. Did you know? The Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. We urge you to create and submit your original works of art in the medium of your choice - dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts - reflecting on the theme "I Will Change the World By..." All submissions will be recognized for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. Interested students can submit an entry online or in person. Rules & entry forms can be found at the Reflections display or online at https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation, check out our Facebook posts or your Gladiator newsletter for all the details and a chance to win a prize for your artistic submission.


Student Check-Out

Please remember we will not check out students after 3:45.


Traffic

Traffic has improved so much!! Thank you for al your help. Just a couple of reminders: Please do not form lines in the front parking lot. If you are waiting for students, please park, walk to get your student and then you can exit the parking lot. Making two lines in the parking lot is not safe and we will begin asking you to park. This is a safety hazard for many reasons! There is no parking in the front pick up area. If your student is not out when you arrive, we ask you please circle around to get them. This helps our traffic flow. Please do not park along the street in the back of the bus loop or on street right outside our school. This does not allow for buses to enter or exit in a timely manner. Lastly, please do not pick up students in the Primrose parking lot. Not only does this cause issues for customers of the business, but causes a safety issue for students.


Academic Coaching/Clubs

Our club list and our Academic Coaching schedule is now available! See images and downloadable attachments below!


Masks

Masks continue to be mandatory for any student, staff or visitors to our campus. See the District information here: https://www.nisd.net/news/latest-information-regarding-masks-northside-isd


We ask you connect with us via social media. All our information is below:


NISD

Twitter: @NISD


Garcia Middle School

Twitter: @NISDgarcia

Instagram: @nisdgarcia

Facebook: Hector Garcia Middle School PTA


Principal- Mark Lopez

Twitter: @DrMarkJLopez

Academic Dean- Lori Persyn

Twitter:@LoriPersyn

Vice Principal-

Twitter:

Assistant Principal- Joel Castillo

Twitter: @Joel4Castillo

What's Going on At HGMS?

Upcoming Events/Announcements

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Missed Market Day? Click Below!

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Academic Coaching/ Tutoring Information

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8th Grade DC/NYC Field Trip Information!

Attention All 8th Graders: Who wants to go to the city that never sleeps, New York City, also known as the Big Apple? Who wants to go to our Nation’s Capital, Washington DC and see the White House, among other important landmarks? Who wants to see a Broadway Show and a Major League Baseball game in New York City? If you are interested in going to Washington DC and New York City in June of 2022 as an 8th grader, please join the student and parent zoom meeting on Tuesday, September 14th @ 8:00 pm. Please fill out this form to acquire the zoom link for the DC/NYC Trip meeting.

Don’t miss this wonderful and unique opportunity to see these 2 exciting cities. See Flyer attached for a preview of this annual 8th grade trip. Hope to see you on Tuesday, September 14th @ 8:00 pm

If you are interested, but can’t attend the zoom meeting, please contact Coach Joshua Appleby (Stinson M.S. Coach) for trip details @ Joshua.Appleby@nisd.net

Gladiator Football Information

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Gladiator Volleyball Information

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule (updated)

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Dress Code Reminder

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HGMS Clubs/Organizations Information

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HGMS Counseling Connection

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HGMS PTA

A message for the BEST PTA IN NISD!!

Welcome back Gladiator Family! The HGMS PTA is here for our students, staff and families. We host activities throughout the year for students and families and appreciation events for the staff. With your support through Gladiator Games Sponsorships and shirt purchase, membership dues, and spirit gear sales, we are also able to provide our staff with grants to improve the Gladiator Experience! We have an updated website you can use to get the latest information (http://www.hgmspta.com) and you can also follow us on Facebook.

Please visit our website at http://www.hgmspta.com to join PTA for only $10, buy a Gladiator Games shirt, Gladiator spirit gear and to become a Gladiator Games sponsor. The HGMS PTA is currently the largest PTA in NISD and you can be part of the best PTA by joining; no volunteering required. And anyone can join: parents, grandparents, students, even neighbors or friends. Be a Gladiator Games Sponsor before October 11th and you will get your company’s logo on this year’s sponsor banner.

Let’s make this year the best we can! See you soon!

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Amazon Smile Information

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