Letters have been sent home with every student in NISD informing them about the new data verification process for returning students. This process will eliminate much of the 1st day of school paperwork. (Yeah!) Please ask your child for the letter and begin the process as soon as possible. Each letter contains a unique snapcode for each NISD student. If you have multiple students, you will need each child's letter with their personal code in order to complete the process.
Upgrade to a season pass and save! Tickets are only $40, but upgrade to a season pass and get unlimited access to all Six Flags Parks including Houston's Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown! There are 2 types of season passes available - check out the flier from the NEF (Northside Education Foundation) page for more inforamtion. Tickets can be purchases here on campus.
Does your student know a lot about video games and technology? Challenge them to further develop their skills by joining Garcia Middle School's coding club, the KiloByte Corps! Meetings are in C209 from 3:50-4:50 every Wednesday. Students will develop their savvy with computer coding and can start the journey to making their own video games today.
Garcia Parents, we invite you to attend the informative session "Recognizing the Signs of Anxiety & Depression in Your Adolescent" presented by clinical psychologist Dr. Kelly Meyering. The presentation will be held on Monday, February 4, at 6:15pm in the HGMS cafeteria. Topics will cover answers to questions such as, "what does depression look like in your teen?", and "what does anxiety look like?". Learn when and how to get help.
Spring pictures will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd. If you would like to order your student's photograph, use this link to our photographer's website along with the following code for our school: 1819-0656. Please note that payment will be due at the time of pictures.
Students will be making course selections for the 2019-2020 school year after winter break. Provided here is the link to the course catalogs for middle and high school students. Take a moment to review your child's options for next year with them.
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Educator of the Year: Denise Lackey! Mrs. Lackey teaches 7th grade science and serves as our grade level lead. Mrs. Lackey is a dynamic teacher that develops engaging lessons for her students. She always has a smile on her face and provides a warm, loving environment for her students! We're proud to have Mrs. Lackey represent Garcia as our Educator of the Year.
Join us for Garcia Community Art Night! The event takes place Friday, December 7 from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the Garcia Middle School cafeteria. This event is free for all ages and has been sponsored by HGMS art teachers, students, and parents. There will be face painting, concessions, and even cookie decorating! Some of the art projects scheduled include ornament painting, origami lessons, splat painting, and even pictionary. We look forward to seeing you there!
It's that time for spring baseball and softball to begin. Northside Suburban Little League, NSLL, would love to have any and all girls and boys from ages 4 -18 interested in playing to get registered early with the league. To register for the spring season, please contact:
All 5th grade students and their parents are invited to learn about middle school course selections for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The schedule is set up by students last names. The parent meeting will be 15 minutes and then everyone will have 1-hour to visit the different tables available.
- 5:00 - 6:15 (A-L) Parent Mtg in Cafe at 5:00
- 6:45 - 8:00 (M-Z) Parent Mtg in Cafe at 6:45
Information on the following topics will also be available:
Northside ISD's magnet schools will be hosting open houses during the month of December. Please see the information below for these dates as well as information on new student orientation. ALL events are from 6:30-8:00pm
Business Careers HS:
OPEN HOUSE:12/3, 12/17 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: 2/5
Communications Arts HS:
OPEN HOUSE: 12/18 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: 2/5
Construction Careers Academy:
OPEN HOUSE: 12/19 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: 2/5
Garcia will be having a Poinsettia sale from October 24 until November 2 benefiting the HGMS library. Plants cost $15.00 each. Flyers were shared with students this week, and orders with payment should be returned to the library by November 2nd. Delivery is expected after Thanksgiving break and the arrival date will be posted here.
Students interested in the following career fields may want to visit Construction Careers Academy to see what it is all about: Architecture, Engineering (Structural, Mechanical, and Civil), Construction Management, Carpentry, Electrical/HVAC, Plumbing/Welding. All students are welcome!
Tours fill up quickly!
Orders are to be placed on-line only. Sales run October 1st – October 31st. See ordering information below.
Curious about Dyslexia? Join us for an informational meeting regarding the following:
- Characteristics and signs of Dyslexia
- How Dyslexia is Identified
- Resources to support students identified with Dyslexia
- Description of Services & Instructional Practices
This event is free and will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 7:45-8:30 am in the HGMS Library. Our campus address is:
Dr. Hector Garcia Middle School
14900 Kyle Seale Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78255
Our Gladiator students have several dances scheduled for this year. Each grade has one designated event.
- 6th Grade - Friday, October 6th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- 7th Grade - Friday, February 15th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
- 8th Grade - Friday, May 3 from 6:00pm - 8 :30pm
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
Monday, October 1, 2018- World Day of Bullying Prevention #BlueUp
On this day students, schools, and communities all over the world wear BLUE to say no to bullying. It also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
Parents and students are invited to attend an important presentation about online safety. Privacy and Predators is a presentation for students and parents led by Kelly Newcom, the founder of Brave Parenting. This special event will be held in the Garcia Middle School cafeteria on Monday, September 17 from 6:00-7:30pm. Any student that attends may wear their PE shorts to school on Tuesday, September 18!