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New and Prospective Pershing Families

Welcome to 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.

Click on the picture below to view the handouts from Panda Palooza

Stay informed!

Sign up for our 2022-23 Prospective Family Newsletter. We will send updates and answers to questions as we receive them. Your information will never be shared or sold and the list will be deleted when the new school year begins. You may unsubscribe at any time. SIGN UP FORM

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FACEBOOK group for Rising 6th Grade Families

PERSHING PTO Instagram

VIEW PERSHING CALENDAR for events

You’re a Panda! Now What?

  • Mark you calendar and watch communication from school administration:
    • March 23, 6-7:30 – Panda Palooza
      • Course selections
      • Meet teachers and coaches to learn about all the great opportunities for your student will have!
      • Student Performances
      • Purchase School Uniforms and spirit gear
      • Give-aways and more!
    • March 24 Panda athletics spirit night. Watch our soccer and baseball teams play.
    • April 12 at 6:30pm – PTO Meeting
    • April 22 – Bingo Night – a community event full of great prizes.
    • April 29 & 30 –  Willy Wonka, Jr. Musical
    • August 17 (Tentatively set- sometimes the district adds required trainings) Panda Camp for new Pershing students
  • Have you joined the Class of 2025 Pershing Facebook group? There is a wealth of information on the page. It is also a great opportunity to (virtually) meet other future 6th grade Pandas.
  • Want to be involved in the school? Let us know!
  • Check out the PershingPTO.org website to learn more about becoming a Panda. Under the Parent & Student Info tab, you will find more info for “Prospective Pershing Families” including links and videos to help navigate your way through the different programs offered at Pershing.

Over the Summer…

  • Join the PTO
  • Sign up for the Panda Post
  • Verify that your HISD emails are correct so you receive the Dr. Shetzer’s letter and the school’s communication.

Watch our Short Virtual Tour-

View our Flipgrid!

Flipgrid is a program/app that allows short video uploads. Some teachers use this for assignments but we used it to share information about Pershing. Hear from teachers, students, and explore the school. This is super fun way to learn more about Pershing. Use your child’s school ID to log in with google or your personal account.

View a mixtape of some of the videos.

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)

Magnet

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. 

 

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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