Mr. Wurtzel's Music Production students are talented and it shows. David Gavarrete won 1st place in the Blue Man Group Instrument Innovation contest and Wendi Armenta won an honorable mention.
David won tickets to see Blue Man Group and both of their instruments will be displayed in an 'instrument museum' for Blue Man Group. Congratulations!
Pershing students were part of a focus group of the upcoming book/movie, "Pickles and the World Cup" by Posey Parker! The students will receive credits in both the book and movie.
Pickes and the World Cup is online in the iBookstore!
The app is not yet in place to automatically give your 10% to your favorite rescue shelter so just email me at:
Tell me the date you purchased, how many and where you want your donation to go. Apple said nobody has ever done this before so it will take a bit to get wheels in motion... but WE WILL send your donation ASAP! So exciting it is finally real!
All zoned incoming Pershing Middle School 6th graders will be required to provide TWO forms of proof of residency prior to the first day of school.
Please stop by our office during one of the designated times to provide us with the necessary documents.
1. Required Documents Include: Original & current utility bill (Only electric, water or gas)
2. Original and current lease with the child and parent’s name listed including signature page.
Address Verification Dates & Times
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 28 - May 31st
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions contact:
To help avoid “summer slide” and keep math skills sharp, THINK THROUGH MATH will be available to Texas students all summer long.
Click to download the Parent toolkit and letter to continue utilizing Think Through Math over the summer.
Texas Southern University Women’s Volleyball Summer Camps:
All Skills Camp June 17th -20th 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
4th-8th Grade Specialty Skills Camp July 8th- 11th 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
9th- 12th Grade (Any 7th-8th grader with club experience may also attend this camp)
Congratulations to the Pershing Debate Team!
Kiara Stanton won 1st place speaker Debra O. and Kiara S. won quarter finals And Jordyn M. and Felicia D. won 1st place- champions!!
Pershing has won the Champion Trophy at every tournament they attended this year!
The entire team consists of: Troylon G. and Michael F. Jordyn K. and Felicia D. Kiara S. and Debra O. Alyssa C. and Desiree L.
Epilepsy Foundation of Texas
Texas Lion’s Club
Several free week-long camps for burn survivors, children with medical conditions, physical disabilities, Cancer, Diabetes and Down’s Syndrome. Applications and flyers are available in the School Nurse’s office and online at www.lionscamp.com. Applications can be given to the School Nurse and they will be forwarded it to the Bellaire Lion’s Club representative.
In the next few weeks, the district will undergo the largest survey in history. The survey is called Your Voice and will be given to HISD campus administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members. The survey will take place May 1st – 20th for staff members, parents and community and May 20th – 31st for students.
A well-known marketing and research firm created and will be conducting the survey; thereby ensuring survey answers will be completely anonymous and confidential. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete online.
If you have any questions, please go to this link: www.houstonisd.org/yourvoice
The University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business is pleased to invite current eighth and ninth grade students to explore our Residential Summer Business Camps.
Congratulations to Ms. Shackelford and her award-winning Orchestra!
Advanced Orchestra got 2nd Division on stage and 2nd Division in Sightreading!
They almost got a 1st Division over all in Sightreading with a 1-2-2 score!
The Chamber Orchestra brought home a clean sweepstakes of 111-111!
Your Pershing 8th Grade students will soon be coming home with an envelope containing information for their promotion ceremony and 8th grade dance.
There are several things which need to be signed and returned to school, starting with your permission slip to ride the bus and be picked up from Barnett Stadium where the ceremony will take place on June 5th at 10:00 a.m.
Next is the permission slip to attend the 8th grade dance. This needs to be signed and turned in when you purchase your dance ticket. Tickets for the dance go on sale during lunch on May 27th through the 31st. If your daughters are planning on shopping for dresses please keep in mind the following dress code rules. Your dress can NOT be strapless but over one shoulder and spaghetti straps are fine, the length must reach the bottom of your finger tips.
For the gentlemen collared dress shirts or polo and dress pants NO jeans. Ties and jackets are optional.
There is also a form that gives you the opportunity to purchase your “claim to fame” personalized star to keep after the dance as a great memory.
The 8th grade dance has been part of Pershing’s tradition for years. This is your opportunity to celebrate surviving middle school and party together as a class before you all head off to many different high schools.
I hope you will join one another in this magical night of fun.
As a reminder the dance will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 8 p.m. -11:00 p.m. here at the school.
Beginning Monday, April 22nd, all level III and IV infractions will be counted towards the loss of 8th grade end of year events.
If you end up having serious discipline infractions that result in ATS or in out of school suspension, you will begin to lose privileges.
- 1st ATS infraction or suspension-No 8th grade basketball game
- 2nd ATS infraction or suspension-Loss of field day
- 3rd ATS infraction or suspension-Cannot attend the 8th grade dance
- 4th ATS infraction or suspension- Principal determines restricted access or loss of promotion ceremony