The Weekly Growl

August 29 - September 2, 2016

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This Week

Monday, August 29

  • 6:00 Meet the Dawgs Parent Meeting

Tuesday, August 30

  • 9:50 Fire Drill

Wednesday, August 31

  • Have a great day!

Thursday, September 1

  • 4:00 Volleyball Scrimmage @ CD Fulkes

Friday, September 2

  • 8:00 - 4:00 Scholastic Book Fair, Library

Next Week


Monday, September 5

  • Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 6

  • 6:00 Open House
  • 6:00 Scholastic Book Fair Open During Open House

Wednesday, September 7

  • Have a great day!

Thursday, September 8

  • 5:30 7B/7A Volleyball @ Cedar Valley
  • 5:30 8B/8A Volleyball vs. Cedar Valley

Friday, September 9

  • Have a great day!

Upcoming Events

Sep. 12 5:30 7B/7A Football vs. Walsh

Sep. 13 5:30 8B/8A Football @ Walsh

Sep. 14 5:30 7A/7B Volleyball vs. Ridgeview

Sep. 14 5:30 8A/8B Volleyball @ Ridgeview

Sep. 15 7B/7A Volleyball Tournament @ Stiles MS, Leander

Sep. 17 7B/7A Volleyball Tournament @ Stiles MS, Leander

Sep. 19 5:30 7B/7A Football @ Cedar Valley

Sep. 20 5:30 8B/8A Football vs. Cedar Valley

Sep. 21 5:30 7B/7A Volleyball @ Canyon Vista

Sep. 21 5:30 8B/8A Volleyball vs. Canyon Vista

Sep. 22 8B/8A Volleyball Tournament @ Canyon Vista

Sep. 24 8B/8A Volleyball Tournament @ Canyon Vista

Sep. 26 5:30 7B/7A Football vs. Canyon Vista

Sep. 27 5:30 8B/8A Football @ Canyon Vista

Sep. 29 5:30 7B/7A Volleyball vs. Deerpark

Sep. 30 5:30 8B/8A Volleyball @ Deerpark

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Kudos to Clarissa Lopez for paying for my PTA membership! THANKS!!

- Cherri Urban

I want to give a shout out to all the fine arts teachers but especially Sarah Martinez and fellow CTE teacher Ryan Smosna for all their welcoming and helpful advice during the last two weeks. While Ryan and I are only a department of two, being welcomed by everyone on the Fine Arts team has been a great blessing.

- Rich Cawthon

Sarah Marinez and Clarissa Lopez have been great mentors to me and Jessica Eisele this week. They made our days easier.

- Cristy J. Crowder

SPED team: Thank you for being so flexible and helping wherever it was needed the last few weeks. Y'all are truly the BEST!

Counselors: Thank you for being patient with me and making sure that the SPED legalities are covered. A special thanks to Mr. Swords for all of the hours I made you work with me! :)

- Caitlin La

Kudos to Mr. Castilleja for working into the late hours of the night getting all the computer labs updated & correctly setup!

- Ryan Smosna

Special thanks to Wendy Tucker and Heidi Flynn for their valuable contributions to the writing of the Tier 3 Innovative STEM grant for Hernandez. And the rest of the Tier 3 Innovative Grant Applicant Team for their valuable contributions and continued support of this grant. #fingerscrossed

Special thanks to returning members of the IB Committee: ​Ryan Smosna, Sarah Martinez, Briana Flores, Lena Dominguez, Jennifer Gregorcyk and Clarissa Lopez. Welcome new members of the committee this year: Lara Raesz, Leyla Olano, Katie Peloquin, Norma Anima, Ashley Harmon and Jme Washburn. Thank you to all staff that make the IB programme possible at Hernandez year after year. From nominating students to providing valuable feedback I have appreciated your support! Happy 2016-2017.

Congratulations to Ryan Smosna for working to create a valuable community partnership with Univision!

- Desiree Le

Thanks Ms. Noemi Gamas, Mr. Swords, and Ms. Clark for all your help building classes and making schedule changes for our ESL students. You have made a huge impact on the student's educational lives, and helped make the week run smoothly!

--Lara Raesz

To all the first-day hall monitors and runners from paras, to instructional coaches, to office staff and teachers, thank you for making our fist day as smooth as silk!

- Yvette Bradford

To everyone for an amazing and smooth first day of school.

- Evelyn Cubias-Nevarez

I want to give a big thank-you to Wendy Tucker. I really appreciate her help as I'm learning how to navigate this awesome school and its systems.

- Danya Gardner

Kudos to Lara Raesz for being so on top of scheduling for the ESL students! You are awesome! And of course to Mrs. Clark and Mr. Swords for making those needed changes! Thanks!

-Stephanie Saggiante

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Susie Clark 5

Danya Gardner 7

KC George 10

Jennifer Gregorcyk 11

LaToya Morrison 21

Yvette Bradford 25


Julie Rucker 6

LaToya Ellis 13

Sofie Vastano 14

Tina Cotton 20

Matt Castilleja 21

Timothy Peck 28


Donald Bosier 6

Maribel Robinson 9

Casey Gembicki 11

Michael Bergeron 23

Jeff McBride 24

Mariah Faust 25

Cherri Urban 27