Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School Newsletter

May 1-5, 2017

Greetings Gladiator Community,

Many of our students have watched and are talking about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why." If you are not familiar with it, the story line is a 17-year-old high school student that takes her own life and leaves behind audio tapes for 13 people detailing their role in her decision to commit suicide. The series contains graphic details and difficult topics.

All administrators and counselors have watched the series and/or read the book so we are familiar with what our students are watching and we're able to have a discussion with them, if necessary. I share this information with you in case you are not aware of the series and its popularity. I am neither supporting nor criticizing the series, merely informing. It's our job to work together in the best interest of our students/children.

I've included an article that is worth reading about the series to learn more about it:

Our counselors are a great resource should you have any questions.

Next Thursday, May 4, is spirit night at Chipotle on Bandera Road. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from 5:00-9:00 pm if you mention HGMS at check-out! We hope you can stop by for a burrito!

Information about the 8th grade dance on Friday is included below.

Here is a link to our upcoming campus events:

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


"13 Reasons Why" Article & Talking Points for Parents

Chipotle Night!

Support HGMS by having dinner at Chipotle! Please mention HGMS when ordering!

May 4, 2017

11411 Bandera Road- Suite 101

5:00-9:00 pm

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Art Contest Winners

Three of our talented artist have been selected as winners in a recent local art contest! The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio “Spring Into Good Health” winners will have their art work displayed in the lobby and considered for prizes. The hospital received nearly 80 pieces from various schools, but were limited to selecting only 40 works of art. The winners will be honored at a reception in early May.

The following students were selected:

Alyssa Garabedian, 6th grade

Finley Allen, 6th grade

Natalie Arguello, 7th grade

All three students are Instructed by Art teacher, Angelique Hall

Congratulations students!

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