Hernandez Middle School an IB Middle Years School
April 29, 2019
We will nurture and challenge all students, empower diverse thinking, facilitate the collaborative exchange of ideas, and encourage authentic engagement in the classroom, community, and global society.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Message from Dr. Ephlin, Principal
Abbe always completes her work and participates in every activity in class. She is a former student of Double File Trail Elementary. Way to go Abbe!
Eric takes ownership of his learning and works to the best of his ability to get good grades. He is a former student of Robertson Elementary. Way to go Eric!
Ricardo Lopez Renteria
Ricardo gives exceptional effort. He is a leader and role model to others. He is respectful to teachers and also guests/substitutes. Ricardo is new to Round Rock ISD. Way to go Ricardo!
Zack Hall is nominated for 8th grade student HERO of the week. Teachers mentioned his Honesty, Respect, and Ownership. Zack also stole the show in the role of Principal in the recent Theatre One-Act Play production of Governing Alice. Zack is a former student of Linda Herrington Elementary!
Autumn Figueira is nominated for 8th grade student HERO of the week. Teachers mentioned her Honesty and Excellence. Autumn recently was honored in one of our six weeks Honor Roll award ceremonies and is celebrated by her teachers for her hard work each and every day. Autumn attended Double File Trail Elementary!
In the News
Dance Spring Show Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Stony Point High School
PTA NEEDS YOU!
Your Hernandez PTA needs YOU for the 2019-2020 school year!
If you are interested in volunteering, shadowing, or joining us as an Executive or Chair member please,
email us at: HMSPTA.COMMITTEE@gmail.com
SAVE THE DATE
6th Grade Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019
7th Grade Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019
8th Grade Bridging and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8th Grade EOY Field Trip - Permission Slip Deadline Has Passed.
All eighth graders are invited to attend the upcoming eighth grade field trip with certain
expectations, established guidelines and understanding that it is an earned privilege.
The Hernandez Middle School eighth grade field trip will take place on Wednesday, May
8th at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA. If you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stony Point High School Boys & Girls Soccer Camp - June 3-6 8a.m.-12p.m.
What is IB?
IB stands for International Baccalaureate. The IB is celebrating their 50th year in education and has over 4,000 schools worldwide. It began as a program to provide educational continuity for military and expat families that were moving around the world and wanted a rigorous academic program for their children that would remain constant regardless of the country.
The Middle Years Program (MYP) at the middle school level are both an overlay to the district and state aligned curriculum. Each one focuses on the development of the whole student with TEN Learner Profile Traits, and its goal is for students to gain a global perspective while fully participating in their local communities.
Update on 8th grade IB Community Projects
The exhibition of the projects will take place on Tuesday, April 30 (from 9-10 am) in our school cafeteria. Please join us in a morning of celebration as our 8th grade students show you what they have accomplished this year!
Update on Shower Strike fundraiser for Well Aware
Grisham Middle School and Hernandez Middle School have been participating in a joint school-wide IB Community Project during the 2018-2019 school year. Dana Browning and Emilee Hinegardner, both IB MYP Coordinators set out to bring our schools together with a common goal in mind. We partnered with Austin non-profit Well Aware and had each of our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes participate in inquiry, action, and service throughout the year.
To kick off World Water Week, 1500 students “Walked for Water.” This was an experience where they carried water in their Physical & Health Education classes – similar to the countries where access to water is limited. Round Rock Independent School District documented the event with this video.
Last week, students from both schools participated in a “Shower Strike” – Well Aware’s yearly fundraiser. This was designed to bring awareness of the importance of water conservation and an opportunity for students to fundraise to fix a broken well in Mbalawala, Tanzania. Our joint goal was to raise $6,500 ($3,250 each school) for this well rehabilitation. We met (and far surpassed our goal)!!! Together, we raised $13,372 ~ almost double our goal!
Due to the generosity of students, parents, and the community, 1,337 people will now have access to CLEAN water. That's worth celebrating - to know that we had a direct effect bettering the lives of so many!!
Here are several Shower Strike TV news stories from last week’s fundraising event:
Be a HERO
Use phones only before school, after school, and in the cafeteria during lunches.
Use phones in the classroom only with teacher permission.
Phones are never to be used in the locker rooms or restrooms.
Avoid taking pictures or videos while at school.
All technology in the hallway must be put away - including headphones, earbuds/Airpods.
Tuesday, April 30: IB Community Project Exhibition
Tuesday, April 30: Dance Tech Rehearsal @ HeMS 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1: Dance Spring Show 7:00-9:00 p.m. @ SPHS
Thursday, May 2: Boys Soccer: HeMS vs. C.D. Fulkes @ HeMS
Thursday, May 2: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. C.D. Fulkes @ HeMS
Friday, May 3: Orchestra/Band lock-in 7th and 8th Grade