Pershing PINK OUT Oct. 23

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pershing will participate in a school-wide PINK OUT.  Students are encouraged to wear pink shirts on Wednesday, October 23.  Students will still need to follow the dress code for pants/skirts/shorts.

Science Fair

Mark your calendar parents and students! On January 14th, Pershing Middle School will host it’s Science Fair in the Library from 1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.

This past Tuesday, October 15th, Science teachers sent home Science Fair Letters to inform all students of the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Science Fair at Pershing Middle School. This is a great way for students to increase scientific knowledge through research, data analysis, logical thinking, writing structure, communication, and most importantly the scientific methodology.

All Gifted and Talented Students in Vanguard courses are required to participate and we are highly encouraging other classes as well.  The state of Texas requires gifted and talented students to participate in high level research throughout the year.  The student directed research culminates in a research project that participants will present.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child’s Science teacher.

Please look for important dates on the packet from your child.

PSAT Testing for 8th Grade Oct. 30

Pershing’s 8th graders are taking the PSAT Wednesday, October 30,2019.

The PSAT 8/9 is the first in the College Board’s “SAT Suite of Assessments” and is offered to eighth and ninth graders. The purpose of the PSAT 8/9 is to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school. It’s a way for students to practice for the PSAT 10, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the SAT.

The PSAT 8/9, like the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, has three testing areas: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The Reading and Writing subject areas are combined for an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score. Math has its own separate section score.

On the PSAT 8/9, you will get a total score between 240 and 1440, which is the sum of the two section scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math that each range from 120 to 720. You’ll also get three test scores for Reading, Writing, and Math that each range from 6-36.


Behavior Rewards

All E’s on your report card!
No more than 2 tardies per cycle!

Cycle 1 is kicking off with Lunch on Courtyard and Popsicles!

Report Card Date: October 11th
RESCHEDULED Celebration Date: October 25th

Future rewards include Takis, Hot Cocoa Bar, Swag Bags and Kona Ice!

Free Dress Day for all PAID PTO members Oct. 25

Free Dress Day for all PAID PTO members this
Friday, October 25th

Passes for PTO members will be handed out Wednesday and Thursday in 7th period if you paid for membership by Friday, October 18th

Dress code for Free Dress day:
– Shirts, dresses, tops must have sleeves.
– Shirts do not have to be grade level color and do not have to be a solid color.
– Clothing may not have any ornamentation which is disruptive or offensive.
– Leggings (yoga pants), pajama pants, spandex pants, etc. are not allowed.
– Skirts/skorts/shorts length must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.
– Oversized, undersized, tight-fitting, torn pants/shorts/shirts will not be permitted.

Other membership gifts can be picked up in the school store during store hours.


We welcome you to tour the campus to find out why Pershing could be the perfect fit for your 5th grader.  We have multiple opportunities to tour the campus:

*Every Thursday until December 5th (excluding Thanksgiving) at 1 PM

*Every Thursday from November 7th – December 5th (excluding Thanksgiving) at 9 AM

*First Look – Tuesday, October 29th from 6-8 PM

*Recruiting Coffee – November 12th at 8:45 AM

No RSVP necessary!

Buy Your Yearbook Before Oct. 25!

Order a 2019-20 yearbook for only $35 by THIS FRIDAY, October 25.

Call 877-767-5217 or go online or see Mrs. Bennett in room 232.

Fades for Grades


If you have a male student that was all A’s and B’s for the first grading cycle, your child has the opportunity to receive a free haircut on October 28, 2019. There are still 14 spots available!

Forms can be scanned and emailed to

Tyvarion C. Malone
Assistant Principal, Pershing Middle School

Make-up Picture Day Nov. 4

Current scheduled make up date for
Picture Day is November 4th.

Visit the Texas Photography website to order online using school code

Uniform should be worn for picture day.

Astros in the World Series

The Astros have made it to the World Series again and HISD is encouraging all students and staff to wear Houston Astros gear or colors for every game day during the World Series.  The games are listed below!

*Game 1: Tuesday, October 22
*Game 2: Wednesday, October 23
*Game 3: Friday, October 25
*Game 6 (if needed): Tuesday, October 29
*Game 7 (if needed): Wednesday, October 30

SAVE THE DATE! Spaghetti Supper, Nov. 14th!

Pershing Middle School 
Spaghetti Supper & Fine Arts Showcase
Thursday, November 14, 2019 
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Please save the date and join us for the Pershing Middle School Spaghetti Supper and Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, November 14th. Dinner will be provided by Gugliani’s and will be $10 for dinner and a drink.  Bundtlets and Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes will be available for purchase!  Entertainment will be provided by very talented Pershing Middle School students.

To purchase dinner tickets, donate to class raffle items and participate in the 91st Anniversary Club, go online here or place payment and this order form in the PTO red box in the school foyer.  Prepaid dinner orders due by Nov 7th.

This event is an annual fundraiser for Pershing, which is celebrating 91 years of academic, fine arts, and athletic excellence. The Spaghetti Supper showcases amazing and entertaining fine arts at our neighborhood middle school. You will be impressed by the Pershing Fine Arts Department and glad you came.

Garden Club Raffle


Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder
Donated by:
Capt. Charles Coursey
Where: Southwest Louisiana – Sabine Lake/Ship Channel Area
When: Fall/Winter- you will contact Mr. Coursey to set up date.

All proceeds will go towards rebuilding the Pershing Garden.
Buy your tickets here!

Birthday Marquee



Have your child’s name in lights on the Pershing Marquee located on Stella Link.  Birthday wishes will be posted the day before, day of and day after for all to celebrate.

$25 per Birthday Wish

Book your Birthday Wish today!

Form must be received one week in advance. All orders are online only!
Please fill out the the request form by clicking on the link!

Musical Theatre Donations

Been meaning to clean out that closet?

The Theater department is seeking donations of gently used tap shoes for our Musical Theater students.
Please bring them to the school for Mrs. Ragland’s class.

Have questions? Please email

PTO Calendar

There are so many good things going on at school!  Here is the current PTO calendar.  Some upcoming dates in particular that you should save the date for:

FREE Dress! OCT 25th for PTO Members Donors

Pershing First Look: Tuesday, OCT 29, 6-8 PM

Fine Arts Showcase & Spaghetti Supper:

Thursday, NOV 14  6 – 8 PM

Swim Team

Join the Pershing Swim Team!

Who:       7th Grade Boys and Girls
8th Grade Boys and Girls

When:      Oct 28th, 29th, and 30th

                  6:30 AM – 7:45 AM or
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM


Gardening Club

Come join the Pershing Garden Club.

Volunteers meet on Tuesday/Thursday morning from 7:30-8:15am.
No gardening experience needed!
Contact Virginia Camerlo if you have any questions at

Cross Country

Congratulations to our Panda Cross Country Teams!
8th Grade Boys are DISTRICT CHAMPS!!!
7th Grade Girls and Boys earned 2nd place!!!
8th Grade girls fought hard and placed 3rd!
Awesome job on a great season.
Individual results can be found here!

8th Grade Football

Come cheer on our Pandas !

Day/Date Home Visitor Location Times
Tues. 10/15 Pin Oak Pershing Butler Sr. 7:00
10/22-10/23 Pershing Sugargrove Pershing 6:00
Wed. 10/30 Pershing Lanier Butler Sr. 5:00

Panda Volleyball

Cheer on our Panda Volleyball Teams! 

Day/Date Opponent Location Times
Thurs 10/17 Pin Oak Pershing 5:00
Wed 10/30 Garden Oaks Pershing 5:00
Thurs 11/7 Welch Pershing 5:00