June 1, 2023

6/6 Summer School Begins

6/9 Complete Intent to Return Survey

A Message from your Principal

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to the families who have completed the Intent to Return Survey!

We are in the process of making plans for the 2023-2024 school year. If you haven't had a chance yet, you can help us properly prepare for next school year by completing the following survey:

Intent to Return https://forms.gle/VZqNE25cVbib64vw7

Please submit a separate response for EACH STUDENT in your family (rising 7th and 8th graders ONLY). 

Please complete this survey by Friday, June 9, 2023.

Returning students will also need to provide proof of address to the school to complete registration for next year. If you are not able to upload a proof of address, you can send a hard copy with your student to office 101.

Students will have the opportunity to complete their course ranking form in homeroom on Friday and Monday. All course descriptions are linked here. Please discuss with your child at home.  

Thank you,

Vanessa Saldana, Head of Hogg Middle School

Estimados Padres de familia y Tutores Legales,

¡Gracias a las familias que han completado la Encuesta de Intención de Regresar!

Estamos en proceso de planeación para el ciclo escolar 2023-2024. Solicitamos su ayuda para prepararnos adecuadamente para el próximo año escolar completando la siguiente encuesta sobre su intención de regresar a esta escuela:

Intención de regreso https://forms.gle/VZqNE25cVbib64vw7

Favor de completar una encuesta por separado para CADA ESTUDIANTE (de 7mo y 8vo grado SOLAMENTE). 

Favor de completar la encuesta a más tardar el 9 de Junio de 2023.

Los estudiantes que regresarán a esta escuela necesitan proporcionar un comprobante de domicilio a la escuela para completar la inscripción al próximo año escolar. Si no puede subir el comprobante de domicilio, puede enviar una copia impresa con el estudiante a la oficina 101.

Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de llenar su selección de clases en homeroom Viernes y Lunes. Las descripciones de los cursos están en el enlace siguiente. Por favor de hablar y tomar una decisión con el estudiante en casa.


Vanessa Saldana, Head of Hogg Middle School

Tortoise Needs a Home for the Summer

Please reach out to Mr. Mark if you can host Dimitri over the summer. [email protected]

Keep Reading this Summer!

Stop the summer slide and encourage your child to read over the summer. Let them see you reading for pleasure, for information. Read with them! Ask them to tell you about what they're reading. Tell them about what you're reading. Listen to an audiobook as a family. Help your child record what they read, and turn it in to participate in the summer reading events. Turn it in to the library the first week of September, or email it to [email protected].

Houston Public Library

Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages can join HPL's reading challenge! Whether you read as a family or on your own, listen to an audiobook, or have someone read to you, all of it counts towards your ultimate reading goal of 30 books for kids 4 & younger or 30 days for older kids, teens, and adults!

To sign up for their summer reading program, please create a free Beanstack account or simply login to your existing account. Track your reading on your computer or with the Beanstack app! Read, log, and win cool prizes!

Hogg Student Graphic Design Projects on Display at HPL Heights Branch through July

Catch up on your summer reading at the Heights Library! An exhibit of storybook designs created by Ms. Sulewski's advanced-level graphic design students was installed in the atrium of the Houston Public Library Heights Branch on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit showcases 42 storybook prototypes featuring stories written and illustrated by the students about "hybrid fantasy creatures," that are amalgams of multiple endangered species. The installation, titled Adaptations: Tales of Change and Transformation, will remain at the Heights Library through July. 

Hogg's Theater Production of Cinderella

Congratulations Dr. Taylor and Hogg Theater for another great production. New speakers and lights were installed in May. We can't wait to see and hear you shine next year!

Congratulations Dr. Taylor!

Thank you for serving HISD for 30 years! Your commitment to developing fine arts at Hogg Middle School is felt every day. Each year our students grow and excel under your tutelage.

Peace, Love and Ponies

Hogg 6th Grader, Levin Megrelis, brought a very special show-and-tell on the last day of school. The Megrelis family business rehabilitates abused, neglected ponies and then makes them available for hire for special occasions, parties, photos. Pictured below are Hot Shot and Honey. Hot Shot was shot with a bb gun and now has permanent damage to his lungs. Honey grew up isolated and is socially stunted. The ponies spend three years in rehabilitation before attending public events and helping kids with special needs and disabilities.

To learn more, look up their website Peace, Love and Ponies.

Heights Bicycle Rally

18th Annual Houston Heights Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt, June 10-11, 2023

The rally is open to riders of all ages and designed as a casual, self-paced ride. Entrants can choose between a 15-mile course through the greater Heights neighborhoods, or a shorter 5-mile ride designed for kids and their adult companions. 

Click here for more info.

Summer School in HISD is fun!

Students can participate in a variety of fun and educational activities this summer, which can help prepare them for the upcoming school year and prevent the “summer slide.” On this page, you can find information on summer programs. 

Click here to learn more!

Summer Camp at The Printing Museum

JUNE 12 – JULY 28, 2023 - 7 WEEKLY SESSIONS - AGES 6-13

Let creativity shine at Camp Create’s full-day summer camp for youth ages 6 to 13! Campers will be immersed in an art-focused, STEM-enriched, studio arts environment. Each day is filled with hands-on, creative experiences that will encourage curiosity, exploration, and collaboration built around a dynamic weekly theme. Click here to learn more!

New 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Razorbacks on Duty

Here at Hogg we pride ourselves on parent involvement! We are looking for male role models to help monitor and engage our students during all three lunches.

Volunteers must sign up and be cleared through VIPS.

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you!


Aggie Homework Helpline

Howdy Parents! Do your kids need homework help? The Aggie Homework Helpline (AHH) is an initiative to help provide quality, free online tutoring to PK-12 learners and families.

Click here for more information.

Hogg's Support Team is here for you!

For assistance with just about anything related to supplies, applying to high schools, study-skills development, immigration, counseling, nursing, language learning, click here.

Click here for Mental Health Resources for Hogg Families.

The Hogg Health Center Updated Information

For the latest information about the Hogg Clinic, click here.

James Hogg Middle School | ph: (713) 802-4700 | fax: (713) 802-4708 | [email protected]
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