Hernandez Middle School an IB Middle Years School
April 22, 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
Ronaldo shows respect towards his peers and teachers. He's always willing to help out whenever someone needs assistance. He is a former student of Old Town Elementary. Way to go Ronaldo!
Roberta has been doing great at studying and taking ownership for her learning. She is a former student of Robertson Elementary. Way to go Roberta!
Joshua was selected by his 6th Grade teachers as a Hernandez Bulldog who demonstrates RESPECT. Joshua is a wonderful young man who is always thinking outside the box and cares about others. Thank you Joshua for being amazing! Joshua is a return student to Round Rock ISD, he attended Spicewood Elementary in PK. Way to go Joshua!
Raeleigh was selected by her 6th Grade teachers as a Hernandez Bulldog who demonstrates RESPECT. Raeleigh has a positive attitude and always shows respect to her peers and staff. She's a hard worker, creative, and does great work! Raeleigh is a former student from Double File Trail Elementary. Congratulations Raeleigh!
In the News
Family Fun & Fitness Night Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Join us Tuesday April 23rd for Family Fun and Fitness Night
Free Food (while supplies last)
Free Raffle Prizes
Hope to See You There!
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
8th Grade Bridging and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8th Grade EOY Field Trip
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. Please see the attached permission form for all the details. If you have any questions please feel free to contact email@example.com
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
IB Community Projects will be presented by our 8th graders on Tuesday, April 23. 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!
Details about presenting projects can be located on pages 17-19 of the IB Community Project Handbook. Click HERE for the digital version.
Today began the first day of our Shower Strike fundraiser for Well Aware
Well Aware has a yearly fundraising event to help them fund water projects in Africa. Hernandez and Grisham are going to participate in their Shower Strike (April 22 - 29) in an effort to draw awareness to their cause, and to help them fund the rehabilitation of a current broken well in a village in Mballawalla, Tanzania.
A water well was constructed for Mballawalla ten years ago by an organization other than Well Aware. Unfortunately it was constructed incorrectly and completely failed to continue working a year later.
Since then, the community has been forced to pull water from an from an open hole to just survive. Well Aware has designed a rehabilitation that will re-equip the system with a solar-powered submersible pump and solar panels that will keep the water clean. This system will provide enough extractable water for the 2,500-member community. In order to expand the distribution of the water to schools in the area, we will also be adding an elevated water storage. This project is in Well Aware's queue and will be completed as soon as possible (www.wellawareworld.org).
So, what is our fundraising goal? Our total goal is $6,500 - $3,250 for Hernandez and $3,250 for Grisham. That equals about $5 per student. We are hoping to beat Grisham to our goal! Students received additional information in a Shower Strike packet last week.
Click here for the letter of explanation (students have three ways to shower strike and three ways to donate).
Click here for the link to our shower strike page with up-to-the-minute progress of our fundraising efforts.
We have many activities for our 2018-2019 school-wide IB Community Service Project with the Austin non-profit Well Aware, and other IB events that are coming soon.
- Week of April 22 - 29 - SHOWER STRIKE - fundraiser for Well Aware (raising $ for the rehabilitation of a clean water well in Mbalawala, Tanzania) - "Skip showers, raise funds, save lives" Click this link for more information - https://wellawareworld.org/get-involved/shower-strike
- April 23 (Tuesday) - IB Community Project formal presentations (students present/ teachers rate projects according to rubrics in handbook)
- April 26 (Friday) - make-up presentations (IB Community Project)
- April 30 (Tuesday) - EXHIBITION - IB Community Projects (9:00 - 10:00 am in cafeteria). We encourage parents/ guardians/ grandparents/ etc. to join in the celebration exhibition - see what our 8th graders focused on for their 8th grade community projects.
Be a HERO
Cafeteria opens at 7:30 am for breakfast.
Enter the building through the cafeteria doors only
Sitting in the hallway along the wall-must have a teacher monitor
Must have a Pass for Library & AM tutorials .
Do Not Ride Skateboards, bicycles, or anything with Wheels on Campus.
Use the crosswalks!
All students will begin entering the building by 8:00 for Zero Hour.
Monday, April 22 - Monday, April 29: WELL AWARE Shower Strike
Tuesday, April 23 - IB Project Formal Presentations
Tuesday, April 23 - Catch Night 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. @ HEMS
Wednesday, April 24: Theatre Productions One Acts 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. HeMS Cafeteria
Thursday, April 25: Boys Soccer: HeMS vs. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley MS
Thursday, April 25: Girls Soccer: HeMS vs. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley MS
Friday, April 26: IB Project Formal Presentations
Friday, April 26: Honor Roll Celebration Day 6th grade @ 8:30 a.m. 7th/8th Grade @9:15 a.m.
Saturday, April 27: UIL Theatre Competition @ SPHS
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