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Pershing Reopening Plan

Have a question about the Pershing Reopening plan? Were you unable to attend last week’s Parent Meeting about the reopening plan for school?

The meeting included information for students returning face to face and for those remaining virtual. Please check here for a copy of the meeting recording or if you would like to submit a question about the reopening.

Dr. Shetzer also referenced the Pershing reopening document. Please take the time to review the Reopening Information at a Glance guide.

October is National Principals Month

We know how hard Dr. Shetzer works for our kids. Join HISD in thanking him and celebrating National Principals Month! Download and share one of HISD’s custom ecards on social media. Be sure to tag Dr. Shetzer (on Instagram @jjpskylightscene) and Pershing (Instagram @
pershing.middle.school or on Twitter @PershingPandas). You can also include the hashtag #ThankAnHISDPrincipal.

Pershing Virtual Backgrounds

Jazz up your Zoom or Teams meetings with Pershing virtual backgrounds. Download them here – theatre, Pop Art!, black frame, white frame, what’s for lunch, COVID 1, COVID 2, virtually awesome, pandemic 2020, small panda (red), panda party (red), party panda (white), party panda (black)COVID panda, let the good times roll.

Pershing PTO To Do’s

JOIN THE PTO – Join at any level you can afford. Your support is especially important this year as we help the school purchase the technology and resources needed for successful remote learning and social-distanced learning on campus.

VOLUNTEER WITH THE PTO – It’s a great way to meet other parents and support Pershing. You can serve on a committee or on an as-needed basis.

SIGN UP FOR THE PANDA POST – This weekly e-newsletter is a key source of information about what’s happening at the school, including updates from the principal.

JOIN YOUR GRADE-LEVEL FACEBOOK PAGE AND E-MAIL LIST – You’ll have access to information and discussions that are specific to your student’s grade and that are only distributed through these sources.

Pershing Middle School Garden

The Pershing Garden began nearly 15 years ago with the vision, labor and passion of Mr. Charles Coursey, Sr., who came to Pershing Middle School as a history teacher in 1999. A retired farmer from Florida, he offered to teach gardening, initially as a club, then as a formal elective as gardening grew in popularity. The abundant fresh veggies were often prepared for students to eat and sell in the popular farmer’s market. Sadly, Mr. Coursey succumbed to his battle with cancer in October 2018.  
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Grade Level Groups

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for grade level email lists and Facebook groups. It is a great way to keep up with all that your class is doing this school year!

6th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 6th Grade email list? Sign up here!

7th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 7th Grade email list? Sign up here!

8th Grade Facebook group join here!

Still haven’t signed up for 8th Grade email list? Sign up here!

Class of 2020 – 8th Grade Video

8th Grade Video