Gladiator News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School ~ Northside ISD

May 28- June 1, 2018

Thursday, May 24th, Rose Williams shared the harrowing tale of her experiences in the Holocaust, recounting the incursion of the Nazis into the social order of her city which began with a series of posters proclaiming that Jewish children would no longer be allowed access to an education. Soon came the mandatory yellow starred armbands, followed by the removal of radios from Jewish households, which quickly escalated into the construction of a local ghetto and the subsequent eviction of her family from their home. After detailing the grueling conditions of life in the ghetto, Rose recounted the horrifying loss of her grandmother during the relocation of the ghetto residents to concentration camps, or as Rose referred to them, “Liquidation Camps.”

Separated from her family and living through torturous treatment, Rose found solace in the woman who would become her surrogate mother, a German schoolteacher who helped Rose find the determination to survive. In her darkest moments Rose had given up, but it was the infamous Josef Mengele himself whose casual cruelty ironically led to Rose’s reunion with her younger sister, reigniting both girl’s hope and their will to keep going. Transferred from camp to camp as the war began to turn against the Nazi’s, Rose, her sister, and her surrogate mother persisted, outliving their Nazi captors and even reuniting with her older brother after the war’s end.

Rose’s story, tragic as it is, was followed by a message of hope and love, and perhaps most importantly, a call to ensure that we never stand idly by why evil works its wicked agenda.

Written by Jacob Slater

Ask your 8th grader about the presentation. Here is a video recording of her presentation so you can view it as a family.

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


8th Grade Boys Soccer

Congratulations to our 8th grade boys soccer team, they went undefeated for their inaugural season! Great job athletes and coaches!

Coaches: Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Bean

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Week At A Glance

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Holiday; no school

Tuesday, May 29

Yearbooks distributed 8th period

Band Concert 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 30

Thursday, May 31

Last day for students to dress out in PE

8th grade orchestra banquet 6:00-8:00 PM

Friday, June 1

8th grade Field Day

Young Authors

Congratulations to these young authors! Their work was chosen to be published in the district Anthology! Our own student, Shelby Crowley, designed the cover! The students were honored with a breakfast on May 23, 2018. Great job students!

Pictured with our ELA Department Coordinator, Bianca Jahnke

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Fine Arts Students Performed at The Tobin

Congratulations to our band, orchestra, and choir students that were invited to perform at The Tobin center on May 22, 2018!
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