Update from Dr. Shetzer 8-28-20

Schedules & Parent Portal Access Code Letters were mailed out on 8/27.  Schedules and parent portal access code letters will also be distributed during enrichment packet pick-up.

On 8/31 distribution will begin for enrichment packets and devices. All students should pick up an enrichment packet, which will include a grab-and-go book pack, science materials, math materials, and grade-level specific materials. Teachers will also have digital copies of the materials, but we wanted to make sure we provide printed copies as well. For those that only need to pick up an enrichment packet (you did not indicate you needed a device), you will use the circle drive in front of the school. As you pull up, we will ask which grade level and get an enrichment pack for that grade level. If you are in Algebra or Geometry, you will need to let us know so that we can also give you a textbook.
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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.

Camp Spark

The HISD Academics Department is hosting a virtual interactive Academic Enrichment Camp designed to provide students with enrichment leading up to the first day of the 2020-21 school year while reinforcing academic skills.

Camp Spark, which will be held Aug. 24 through Sept. 3, is free of charge for all HISD students in pre-K through 12th grade.
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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!

Summer 2020 Reading

Get a head start on your summer reading, check out the list here.

Class of 2020 – 8th Grade Video

8th Grade Video

Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be passed out at the same time as when students come to clear out their lockers.