The Weekly Growl

December 15 - 19, 2014

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This Week

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

Next Week

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

Upcoming Events

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

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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

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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

Bulldog Bios

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

It's an Oldie but a Goodie...

Merry Christmas from KHS Media Department