The Weekly Growl
December 15 - 19, 2014
Monday, December 15
3:45 BLT Meeting
Tuesday, December 16
- 5:30 6th Grade Theatre Showcase
- 7:00 Choir Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 17
Have a good day!
Thursday, December 18
- Wear Hernandez Shirt with Jeans
- 7:30 Student of the Month Recognition @ Lecture Hall
- Fine Arts Caroling to Elementary Schools
- Emergency Drills
End of 3rd Six Weeks and First Semester
6:00 Staff Christmas Party @ BJ's Brewhouse
Friday, December 19
- First Semester Ends/Staff Prep Day/No School for Students
Monday, January 5
- Teacher Prep Day/Student Holiday
- Beginning of 4th Six Weeks/Start of Second Semester
Tuesday, January 6
- Students Return from Winter Break
Wednesday, January 7
3:45 Faculty Meeting
5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball @ Walsh
5:30 8A/B Girls Basketball vs. Walsh
Thursday, January 8
- Wear Hernandez Shirt with Jeans
- 5:30 7A/B Boys Basketball @ Walsh
- 5:30 8A/B Boys Basketball vs. Walsh
Friday, January 9
- Wear College Shirt With Jeans
- 3rd Six-Weeks Report Cards Sent Home With Students
Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Christmas Holidays
Jan. 5 Student Holiday/Staff Development
Jan. 6 First Day of Second Semester
Jan. 12 4:00 Site Based Committee Meeting
Jan. 12 5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball vs. Deerpark
Jan. 12 5:30 8A/B Girls Basketball @ Deerpark
Jan. 13 11:30 - 3:30 RTLA Meeting @ Library
Jan. 15 5:30 7A/B Boys Basketball vs. Deerpark
Jan. 15 5:30 8A/B Boys Basketball @ Deerpark
Jan. 19 MLK Holiday for Students and Staff
Jan. 21 5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball @ Hopewell
Jan. 21 5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball vs. Hopewell
Jan. 22 5:30 7A/B Boys Basketball @ Hopewell
Jan. 22 5:30 8A/B Boys Basketball vs. Hopewell
Jan. 24 Choir Solo and Ensemble
Jan. 26 5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball @ C.D. Fulkes
Jan. 26 5:30 7A/B Girls Basketball vs. C.D. Fulkes
Jan. 29 - 21 Boys B Team Basketball Tournament
Archie Johnson 17
Sarah Martinez 24
Elaine Fowler 26
John Simpson 27
Anndrea Harrold 1
Milton Perez 11
Casey Shuck 12
Paula Castillo 15
Xochitl Gamas 16
Andrea McNeese 16
Ryan Smosna 21
Clint Lafuente 28
I would like to give KUDOS to my entire instructional coaching team for supporting me when I need it, especially Anndrea, who kindly set aside her own work one day this week to help me out with mine.
I would also like to share KUDOS to the entire Science Department, for doing what they can every day to help our students achieve. They may not see the daily incremental effort, but the attitudes they bring to their rooms every day and the willingness to try new things is making a huge difference in the lives of our students. Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!
- Jeremy Thompson
So happy to have Barnhart back with us!
- :) Bri and Kathleen
Isabel Johns and Pamela Anderson worked their tails off on a project for Student Council, and Isabel even took work home to do for a project for the entire staff that's in the works. Lest we forget, they are volunteers with huge hearts. Many thanks for the help they offer.
Jennifer Bloch offered some great resources for our students' upcoming book study while I had a pity party. That's what it means when your team has your back. Thank you, Jennifer, from the kids, and from me.
Sandra Saucedo and Eloisa Aguilera (aka "Saucedo 2) made many calls to parents, found things, delivered things, and generally made my life so much easier. I don't know if we realize how hard they work. Go to the office. You'll be dizzy.
Clarissa Lopez jumped into the action to volunteer to help with Student Council elections. What a gal!
Anndrea and Sofie. You know.
- Lisa Smith
Kudos to the science department for joining the millions of students all over the world in introducing students to coding during the Hour of Code. All 6th and 7th graders took part and 8th grade will participate at a later date. We have some budding programmers at Hernandez Middle School.
- Irma Bauer
Kudos to the Spanish department for the wonderful displays outside their rooms. What a great way to incorporate meaningful lessons into student work displays.
- Kathy Green
Thank you VERY much to Alicia Selestino who goes above and beyond on a daily basis working with our students! I have an extra THANK YOU Mrs. Selestino for helping me out translating with a parent.
Thank you Eloisa for assisting me with a phone call! You are always so friendly with a big smile when I walk into the front office, it is a nice way to be greeted.
- Kerry Kasparian
Name: Virginia Cole Position at HeMS: Math/Algebra
High School: Westwood College: University of Oregon
Family: Brandon (husband), Lauren (21), Thomas (15), Mason (8)
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory Can’t believe I watch: Big Brother
Favorite book: Legend Favorite food: Nachos
Favorite vacation spot: Beach, Cruise Favorite movie: Mulan
Favorite local restaurant or hangout: Anything Mexican
If I could do anything for a day, it would be: Lay out at the pool
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is: Buy a house with a pool
If I could be any fictional character, it would be: Mulan
The thing I miss most about being a kid is: Track/Cross Country
My biggest influence: Prefontaine In my time off, I enjoy: Working out/laying out
My most hated chore is: Dishes If I could live somewhere else, it would be: Oregon
Fondest memory growing up: Winning a race
Watch TV or read a book? Read a book Night out or evening in? Evening in