May 10, 2022
A Message from Dr. Shetzer
Dear Panda Community,
On Tuesday and Wednesday all students will be STAAR testing. Please make sure that you student gets a good night’s sleep and that they are prepared for the day. Our campus will be closed to all visitors while we are testing (until approximately 2:30 p.m.). If you need to pick up your child before 2:30, please contact the main office at 713-295-5240 so that we can find out if the student is still testing and get them for you before you get here. 
Progress Report #6 will be going home this Friday. Due to testing, most students will only have 2-3 grades on their progress report. We will be sending out Summer School letters in the next week or so; however, a flyer will be sent home with all students this Friday so that all parents know the dates of Summer School.
We hope that everyone has a great week!

Steven Shetzer, Principal
President's Message
Hello Pershing Panda Families!

We are down to our last 4 weeks of school and they are busy! Last week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation week with several meals. Starbucks (Stella Link & Bellaire) donated coffee, Shake Shack (Rice Village) donated 135 burgers and Click Virtual Food Hall (Pershing alum and current Pershing uncle) made a gorgeous feast to celebrate our 130 teachers and staff. 
Next week, we will be selling tickets to the 8th grade dance during all of the lunches. Tickets are $5 cash or credit card. Behavior contract must be turned in prior to buying ticket.

The PTO is still looking for a Parliamentarian to serve on our Executive board. If you are interested in volunteering please email me at

8th Grade has some wonderful events occurring over the next few weeks. We are looking for food and drink donations. Please use this link to see where you can help.

Have a wonderful week!

Alison Moorhead
PTO President
May 10th - PTO Meeting 6:30
May 20th - 8th Grade Dance
May 26th - Library Books Due
June 2nd - 6th and 7th Grade Field Trio
June 3rd - 8th Grade Field Trip
JUne 7th - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
See you in the
Pershing Cafeteria
at 6:30 pm
for our last PTO meeting
of the year.
6th and 7th Graders

National Junior Honor Society is taking application for the next school year.

If you have great grades with a high cumulative GPA, and a desire it help others, please fill out the
They are due Thursdays May 26.
All JJP Library books are due Thursday, May 26th
Kona Ice Wednesdays !!!

4:00- 5:00 pm

Pershing’s small lot off of Braes Blvd.

Prices range for $4-$6

Kona Ice will donate a portion of its sales to the PTO.
Donations Needed
Show The Staff Some Love

Let's show our love for our Pershing teachers and staff by filling the teacher/staff pantry.

Order from our Amazon Wish List and the items will be sent directly to the school.
Pringles Cans

8th grade History needs your empty Pringles cans for an upcoming project.

8th grade needs these by May 16.

Please drop off your empty Pringles cans in the box in the Main Office.
8th Grade News
8th Grade Event Dates
Save the date, 8th Graders!

8th Grade Dance - May 20th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8th Grade Field Trip - June 3rd (all day)
8th Grade Promotion - June 7th at Butler Stadium
8th Grade Ice Cream Social or Breakfast - June 7th
Pershing Girls Soccer

May 19 5:00 @ Revere at PERSHING
Pershing Boys Soccer

May 19 6:00 @ Revere at PERSHING

Sign Up for Retail Rewards Programs That Benefit Pershing

 Pershing Middle School is grateful to participate in programs that reward our school based on the customer loyalty and patronage of our families. A percentage of the proceeds spent on the rewards programs are donated back to the school. Please review the list of retailers on our PTO website and participate where you can. Remember that grandparents, Pershing alumni, neighbors, and friends also can designate Pershing on most reward programs – spread the word!   

Need Assistance?
Here are some frequently asked questions from parents who have been looking for assistance.

  1. Where can I find contact information for my child's teacher? Our website directory is an excellent place to find our faculty and staff email addresses.
  2. How can I monitor my child's grades? HISD Connect Parent Portal is the spot! Click here for information on setting up an HISD Connect Parent Portal account.
  3. I have a question, but I'm not sure who to reach out to for an answer. If you have a question, you can reach out to your child's Homeroom teacherCounselor, or Assistant Principal for assistance.
  4. I need to schedule a meeting with a teacher, what do I do? Please email the teacher(s) you wish to meet with and allow them 24 hours to respond. Teachers are provided with a planning period each day, so they will send you those times to schedule a meeting. You can also call the main office at 713-295-5240 and leave a message for the teacher.
  5. I feel disconnected now that my child is in middle school. How can I get involved? This is easy. Join the PTO and attend the regularly scheduled meetings. We also recommend you attend the sporting events, fine arts performances, and PTO events throughout the year.
Contact Information
Campus Administration Team

Steven Shetzer, Principal

Carrie Curtis, 6th - 8th Grade & Compliance Assistant Principal

Maria Jackson, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Tyesha Beller, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Alberto Fernandez, 8th Grade Assistant Principal (Discipline)

Amy Ford, 6th - 8th Grade Assistant Principal (8th Grade Activities)

Grisury Candelaria, Magnet Coordinator

Hope Goodson, Dean of Instruction

Campus Support Team

Sherman Parker, 6th Grade Counselor

Enitsha Allen-Cooper, 7th Grade Counselor

Sara Graur, 8th Grade Counselor

Alesha Rushing, Wraparound Specialist

Jolynn Vallejo, CIS Social Worker
Important Links

Know someone who needs to receive the Panda Post for this school year? 
Please share this link to get signed up.

Proud Panda Sponsors
Learn more about Corporate Partners on the PTO Website.