Library Panda Power Hours

No Panda Power Hours Through December 5th

There will be NO Panda Power Hours in the library until after December 5th. This applies to Panda Power Hours before school and after school.
The library had new carpet installed during the Thanksgiving holiday and staff need a bit more time to restore the books, tables, and computers before re-opening for Panda Power Hours.
Students should listen for morning announcements every day for the latest updates in case additional cancellations become necessary.

8th Grade Activities



 Freshman Roundup Part I is on Wed, December 6th at 6:00pm.  Administrators will give a brief overview of Academics at Lamar.  Also, please add Freshman Roundup Part II to your calendars, January 30, 6:00-7:30pm.  Part II provides an overview of Campus Life at Lamar.  All clubs and sports teams will have representatives there ready to answer any questions you may have.
Lamar Tours

Lamar is currently offering Magnet Tours every Thursday at 1:00pm, starting Oct. 5 – Dec. 7.  If your 8th grader is interested in attending Lamar next year, please make plans to attend a tour and visit the school.  These tours are for both zoned and magnet students.



HSPVA is offering school tours on November 30 and December 7th. The Application Due Date for HSPVA is December 8th.  You can learn more about the application process here.  You can also email Lyle Ross with questions.


Order your Typhoon Texas Waterpark tickets now!  The 8th Grade Class will celebrate their accomplishments on Friday, May 25th with an all-day field trip to Typhoon Texas Waterpark.  Get a free dress pass for your student when you purchase your ticket by Dec. 31st.  Tickets are $30 if ordered before Dec. 31st.  After this date, the price increases to $35.

Sports Corner


Softball tryouts will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls are eligible to tryout. Paperwork for tryouts can be picked up in the coaches office from Coach Burgan or Coach Brents and must be turned in by Dec. 11 to participate.

Contact Coach Burgan with questions.


The 7th and 8th grade football team just ended their seasons. The 7th grade had a record of 4 wins and one loss.  The 8th grade went undefeated and won the zone 2 championships.


The 7th and 8th grade girls are zone champions!  The 7th grade had a record of 5 wins with 3 losses.  The 8th grade had a record of 7 wins with one loss.

Order yearbooks now!

Students can order yearbooks in room 106 or online at

Yearbooks are now $40.

Pershing Art Car Fundraiser

Support the Pershing Art Car Project! Buy a Shirt!

Corporate Partner Campaign

Our Corporate Campaign is an important part of our overall PTO fundraising program.  By partnering with businesses in our community, we raise funds for teacher, student, classroom and technology support, curriculum enrichment, staff appreciation, and facility enhancements.

We invite you to become our corporate partner and enrich the educational experience of each child by making a tax-deductible donation to the Pershing PTO.  Click here to learn more about our Pershing Corporate Partners Campaign. Please contact Linda Barcot at for opportunities to sponsor Pershing and receive school-wide newsletter and website recognition, school banners, neighborhood newsletter mentions, marquee signage and much more!

Panda Hurricane Relief Fund

We are glad to be back at school! However, we know many people are struggling after Hurricane Harvey. The PTO is collecting funds that will be specifically earmarked to buy school supplies and uniforms for students that were flooded. Our school social worker, Ms. Belfonte, will be in charge of identifying student needs.

Thank you for your support!

Letter from the PTO President

Dear Parents,
We want to welcome you to Pershing Middle School!
The Pershing PTO is committed to supporting our school administration, teachers, and students.  We invite you to join the PTO and get involved with the various events we have planned for the year. There are several opportunities to volunteer in fundraising and curriculum enrichment. Please stay connected via the Panda Post (weekly email on the PTO website), the Pershing Middle School website and the Pershing PTO website.
I am looking forward to another great year at Pershing!
Beth Lane
PTO President 2017-2018