October 11- October 15 , 2021
Dear Gladiator Families,
Hello Gladiator Nation!!
Last week was Custodian Appreciation Day! Our crew works so hard everyday (shorthanded most days) to keep our campus looking good. We BBQed for them, gave them gift baskets, made posters and more!! Please take a moment and thank them all!!
Last week was also World Teacher Day. To me, everyday is World Teacher Day. Our importance as educators has never been more recognized as it is now. We are such an important facet of our society and I take pride everyday in leading such an impressive group of teachers and staff! Please take some time to recognize our teachers this upcoming week for all they have persevered these past few years! We love our Gladiators!
Fanny Pack Friday's have begun! We have had so much fun presenting this out to our students! Here is the official video link: https://youtu.be/fck37_v8IhU
Picture retake day is Nov 5
Due to the improvement to health metrics, NISD has modified their mask requirements. Masks are not required but highly encouraged as of Oct. 11. See information here:
Gladiator Games will be Oct. 29!! We will begin advertising Gladiator Games next week with a promotional video! We will have to make a few adjustments due to COVID, but it should be back in full force. This event is a time where grade levels can compete for points through games, activities, and by how many wear their Gladiator Games T-shirts that day! Check out the PTA store to get your shirt today!
We will have a Torchy's spirit night next week! This really cool opportunity provides our families with the chance to purchase meals and pick them up at Garcia!! Plus we receive a portion of the profits! They have limited slots for pick up on campus. You can grab your spot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4bafaa2ca7fc1-torchys176
New GROW Schedule
In response to the requirements of HB 4545 we will be running what we will call a "GROW Schedule" each week until the end of the year. This GROW schedule will allow us to have a 30 minute period on Tuesdays/Thursdays ONLY. During this 30 minute period students will be separated into an intervention or study hall classroom. The intervention period will provide the required minutes for HB 4545, and the study hall will provide a structured environment for students to work in. The rest of the classes will be cut short, but only by a few minutes. This is similar to our "Gladiator GRIT" we run occasionally. Please see the schedule below.
Check out our spirit days below!
Red ribbon week is fast approaching. Please see the details below. We want all our Gladiators to participate!!!
We have a new Librarian!! Her name is Mrs. Delgadillo! Here is her first HGMS Library Smore!
Good Morning Gladiators! Now through Friday November 5th, your PTA is accepting entries for the annual Reflections program. Did you know? The Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. We urge you to create and submit your original works of art in the medium of your choice - dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts - reflecting on the theme "I Will Change the World By..." All submissions will be recognized for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. Interested students can submit an entry online or in person. Rules & entry forms can be found at the Reflections display or online at https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation, check out our Facebook posts or your Gladiator newsletter for all the details and a chance to win a prize for your artistic submission.
We ask you connect with us via social media. All our information is below:
Garcia Middle School
Facebook: Hector Garcia Middle School PTA
Principal- Mark Lopez
Academic Dean- Lori Persyn
Assistant Principal- Joel Castillo
HGMS Spirit Night!
Missed Market Day? Click Below!
Academic Coaching/ Tutoring Information
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
Dress Code Reminder
HGMS Clubs/Organizations Information
HGMS Counseling Connection
Counselors are ready for our Gladiators!!
Request to see one here:
A message for the BEST PTA IN NISD!!
Welcome back Gladiator Family! The HGMS PTA is here for our students, staff and families. We host activities throughout the year for students and families and appreciation events for the staff. With your support through Gladiator Games Sponsorships and shirt purchase, membership dues, and spirit gear sales, we are also able to provide our staff with grants to improve the Gladiator Experience! We have an updated website you can use to get the latest information (http://www.hgmspta.com) and you can also follow us on Facebook.
Please visit our website at http://www.hgmspta.com to join PTA for only $10, buy a Gladiator Games shirt, Gladiator spirit gear and to become a Gladiator Games sponsor. The HGMS PTA is currently the largest PTA in NISD and you can be part of the best PTA by joining; no volunteering required. And anyone can join: parents, grandparents, students, even neighbors or friends. Be a Gladiator Games Sponsor before October 11th and you will get your company’s logo on this year’s sponsor banner.
Let’s make this year the best we can! See you soon!