November 7, 2021
Welcome to the Panda News!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
This Friday, November 12, is the end of Cycle 2. Please take a moment to review your child's current grades by accessing the HISD Connect Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal account set up, please visit the HISD website for directions.
We have so many great things happening at Pershing and we want to make sure we are highlighting those, including Pershing students doing things outside of school. If you would like me to highlight your student for something they are doing outside of school (i.e. Boy/Girl Scouts, church, community service, outside sports), please send me a picture and a brief description and I will post on social media and include in our newsletter.
Have a great week Pandas!
Steven Shetzer, Principal
Week @ A Glance
- PTO Meeting (rescheduled to November 16th)
- Cycle 2 Report Card Cut-Off
- Special Education Parent Summit
- Saturday Detention 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- A & B Lunch Switch (8th grade will go to A lunch and 6th will go to B lunch. This is due to a play that the 8th graders will be watching)
- SDMC Meeting @ 4:15 p.m.
- PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)
- Report Cards distributed during 8th period
Pershing Student Spotlight
Gifted & Talented Information
GT testing will take place on Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11. Students are only required to test on one of the days. Testing will begin at 8:30 am. and end around 3:30 p.m. More information will be sent out to those parents who submit an application.
School Start Time & Hall Sweeps
In an effort to curb tardiness, we began conducting hall sweeps last Friday, including after the 8:30 a.m. bell. All students who are caught in any hall sweep will be issued an after-school or Saturday detention. We need students to understand that being on time is a life skill that will follow them forever. Please help us by being a part of the solution and reminding your child of the importance of being on time to class.
Get Your Yearbook!
- What Makes a Friend
- I've Got Your Back
- Talk It Out
- Battle the Bullies
The lessons take 40-50 minutes each and include a mini-lesson, to be delivered by the Counselors via MS TEAMS, and then an activity that teachers will facilitate.
This week's lesson is "I've Got Your Back." We encourage you to speak with your child about this lesson when they get home on Wednesday night.
Pershing UIL One-Act Play
Advancing to District!
Congratulations to the cast of Antigone, our UIL One-Act Play. They are advancing to the district competition next Saturday. We are up against Black, Hogg, Pin Oak, Meyerland, and West Briar.
All-Star Cast Awards
In addition to advancing to district, two of the cast members, Garrison Amendola (Creon) and Shelby Brown (Antigone) received all-star cast awards. Congratulations to both of them!
Not one, but TWO, Technical Awards!
Nora Brunsell received the Best Crew Member award and Sydney Kasman received the Best Overall Technician award. Congratulations girls!