Pershing Hurricane Fund

Many of our students and staff were affected by Hurricane Harvey. The PTO will be working with our school social worker, Ms. Belfonte, to see how we can support students and their families. Families and friends that want to join in this effort can donate to the PTO paypal account.
These funds will be earmarked specifically for uniforms and school supplies.

Spaghetti Supper

Pershing Middle School

Spaghetti Supper

showcasing the Fine Arts Department

November 9, 2017  |  6-8PM.

Ticket sales will start soon.


Pershing Sports Information Meeting

There will be a sports information meeting on
Tuesday, September 26
5:30pm – 6pm
in the gym

The meeting will be held 30 minutes before open house begins and the coaches will be there to answer any sports related questions parents might have for the upcoming school year.

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!

Pershing Boys Lacrosse

First Practice Wednesday 9/20/2017
4 PM- 6PM on the Baseball Field

Parent Information Meeting 9/20/2017
6:15 PM in Mrs. Lorenz Room
Pershing Middle School Room 105

Any Questions Call
Ben Barnes

Pershing Start Date

Pershing Middle School will start on

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

School Store Hours – First Week

The School Store will be open
during the following hours next week

Monday(9/11) through Friday(9/15)
8am – 9am

Fall Sports Physicals

Physicals will be held on


in the school gym
from 3:00 until all physicals are completed.
The cost is $25, cash only.

Volleyball Tryout

8th grade tryout

Wednesday September 13th and Thursday, September 14 from 4pm-6pm.  

Paperwork is due by noon to Coach Brents on Tuesday, September 12th

7th grade tryout

Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19 from 4pm-6 pm. 
Paperwork is due by noon to Coach Brents on the first day of tryouts.
All prospective athletes must attend the first day of tryouts.

2nd day will be by coaches invitation based upon 1st day scores and results.

All students must have all paperwork on file before being allowed to tryout NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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!

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

Spring Break 2018 Tour

Now is the time to enroll for the Spring Break 2018 tour so that you can get the best price.

Don’t miss out on a fantastic custom made tour to Portugal and Spain!

During our tour, we will be doing an activity with an archaeologist while working alongside students from a Spanish school.
More information will be given in August.
In the meantime, click on the following link to get more information and to enroll:


The next informational meeting will not be until September 2017, but you MAY ENROLL NOW!

Just click on the link above to hold your place on this wonderful experience.

Ms. R. Aguilar

New in 2018: Pershing Art Car

Attention Panda Parents: Next year we are creating an Art Car!
We will enter it in the Art Car Parade in 2018 and yes, it will be an educational and fun experience for the students!   We plan to include many students in the process, such as those involved in: art, robotics, and journalism/creative writing.
We are looking for a car, preferably white and in good working condition.  If anyone has a car that they would like to donate, please contact Dr. Shetzer or Dr. TenBrink.
If you have any special talents, such as lighting, hydraulics, or if you have helped create an art car before and can provide some pointers, or if you are willing to help, please contact Candace at
Many thanks for support and enthusiasm,
Your Art Car Chairs: Candace TenBrink and Anne Lindsay.

Pershing Softball Wins District Championship

HISD held their end of the year softball tournament in early April and this year the winner of the league was… Pershing MS.

Pershing had a regular season record of 13 wins and 2 loses.  They played two preliminary games in the tournament before beating Black MS in the championship game by a score of 8-7.

Congratulations on your big win Pandas!

Pictured kneeling from left to right are: Olivia Alejandro, Rylee Glenn, Emily Alvarado, Adah Marvin, Laura Cantu and Raegan Burns. Standing is: Ellie Plummer, Braidee Glenn, Cole Johnson, Rebecca Windle, Sami Johnson, Coach Brents, Grace Parker, Coach Burgan, Kelsey Koenig, Julia Sanchez, Demi Coronado and Coach Caroline.


Order School Supplies

Save time and money by pre-ordering school supplies now! They will be pre-packaged and ready for you to pick up before school starts.

Online Ordering Only!

You can conveniently place your order online at (Enter the school ID, PER363)

The deadline to order is June 25, 2017.

School Supply Order Flyer and Supply List

Huckleberry Park Update

Proposed Executive Board Slate for 2017-18

Below is the proposed executive board slate for school year 2017-2018. Voting will occur during April 4th PTO general meeting.


President Beth Lane
Treasurer Heather Mee
VP Membership Dana Richardson
VP Fundraising Linda Barcot
VP Communications Ashley Anthony
VP Outreach Ilse Rassin
VP Recruiting Jennifer Knupp
VP School Store Kyrsten Crawford
Secretary Irene Donnelly
SDMC Candace TenBrink
SDMC Anne Kayl
Parlimentarian Renee Marie Hawk
Assistant Treasurer Lee Ann Butler


8th Grade Activities Update

Tuesday, May 23rd – 8TH GRADE YEARBOOK SIGNING   
8th grade students will be able to bring their yearbooks for all their friends to sign during the last period of the school day. We will have an ice cream cart full of frozen treats for all 8th graders to enjoy!
If you have not yet purchased a yearbook they can be purchased from Ms. Harrington in the journalism department.


Wednesday, May 24th – 8th GRADE FIELD DAY * 
(rain or shine) 

Students will have a day of fun on our very own Pershing fields including, inflatables, water slides, dunking booths, slip and slides, obstacle course, and much more!  Details including dress code included in the 8th Grade Flyer below.

A lunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided. If your child does not eat the lunch that will be provided, please have them bring a lunch. Parents welcome to volunteer.  Please click on the link below to the SignUpGenius to volunteer.



Pershing 8th grade students will walk across the podium while being promoted to high school!  Students should report to school as usual.  They will take a bus to Barnett Stadium as a group.

Dress: Pershing administration ask that students’ choice of clothing be appropriate for the occasion (church attire; no strapless, no shorts).

Barnett Stadium
Parents encouraged to attend!
NOTE – Students may checkout and leave with their parents after the ceremony. There will be checkout table. If students return to school after ceremony, they will stay in homeroom class until end of day. 


Congratulations to ALL of our Pershing 8th Grade Students!




Save The Date

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, May 25


Barnett Stadium Field House

Spring 2017 Athletic Physical Exams: May 17 , 2017

Spring 2017 Athletic Physical Exams

May 17 , 2017

PMS Big Gym

4:00 – 5:30pm

Cost: $ 30.00 Cash Only

Please pick up the Athletic Physical Exam Form from the coaches office or download it off our Athletic Website. Any questions or concerns , please contact Coach Burgan or Coach Steptoe.

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