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Prospective Pershing Families

Thank you for your interest in Pershing Middle School!

We are proud of all of our academic and extracurricular offerings and accolades. Pandas are well-rounded students who are encouraged to try new things and be the best they can be.

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FACEBOOK group for Rising 6th Grade Families

PERSHING PTO Instagram

Watch our Short Virtual Tour-

Questions?

Ms. Grisury Candelaria – Magnet Coordinator
Ms. Sara Graur – Grade Level Counselor
Jennifer Vaughan & Kim Nelson – Pershing PTO Recruitment (ask a current Pershing parent a question)

Dates to remember:

Virtual Magnet Tours- Thursdays 1-1:45pm and 6-6:45pm through November 11, 2021

LINK TO MEETING

Dr. Sarre, our Orchestra and Guitar Director, will be attending the October 21st 6pm call if you have any questions about the Pershing Strings Program.

Spaghetti Supper and Fine Arts Showcase-  November 2, 2021

Come join us for food, raffles, and student entertainment! Free to watch. Tickets for raffle/food ON SALE HERE.

Phase I Magnet Application Deadline:  November 11, 2021

Auditions are generally in December/January but no dates are set yet. If you apply through HISD School Choice, you will be contacted to sign up for an audition when that information becomes available. All fine arts are open to all students but are subject to availability and audition status. Please reach out to the teacher to be sure you don’t miss auditions as a zoned student.

MAGNET AUDITION INFORMATION 2022-23

Should zoned families apply for the magnet?

From our Magnet Coordinator:That is entirely up to the parent, but if the student qualifies, they would have guaranteed placement into the magnet fine arts class, in addition it would be beneficial to the school as we receive extra funding for students who are coded magnet.  
As far as zoned student placement into the fine arts classes, this would happen based on their elective choices. When creating schedules our counselors try their very best to schedule students into at least one of their top choices. We are no longer holding “zoned” auditions for all areas, for certain fine arts areas 6th grade students will be placed in level 1 classes and will follow natural progression to move on to level 2 and level 3; coding for our fine arts classes has been changed by the district. We are still having conversations centered on this topic as it won’t be applicable to all areas. 

Prospective Parent Coffees: October 12th and 28th at 8am at Betsy’s at Evelyn’s Park.

Feeder School Principal Chats

Dr. Shetzer (schedule allowing) and other Pershing representatives will be there to speak about These will take place at the elementary school, generally at an outdoor gathering spaces.

Roberts 10/2 10am
Longfellow 10/13 8am
Lovett 10/14 8am
Condit 10/14 5pm
Twain 10/22 7:45am
Horn 10/26 8am
West U- Date coming soon
Red- Date Coming Soon
Shearn- Date Coming Soon

Quick Links:

HISD SCHOOL CHOICE- APPLY NOW
VIRTUAL TOUR OF PERSHING
Evening Tour meeting info coming soon.
2021-22 BELL SCHEDULE
MAGNET VIRTUAL MEETING LINK (THURSDAYS through 11/11/21 at 1pm and 6pm)
FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT
MAGNET AUDITION INFORMATION 2022-23
GT INFORMATION – APPLICATION & TESTING– GT Applications due 11/4/2021
ELECTIVES (for 2021-22 yr) webpage in process
ATHLETICS
PANDA NEWS & MUSIC SESSIONS Weekly News show from the Pershing Music and Media Group

Principal Shetzer’s INSTAGRAM  TWITTER
Pershing PTO WEBSITE  INSTAGRAM

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