May 14, 2021
-5/14: 6th Gr Summer Bridge Camp Registration
-5/14: Hogg's Got Talent Final Cut Announcement
-5/15: New Family Meet & Greet @HoggField, 9-11am
-5/15-20: Hogg's Book Fair
-5/17: STAAR Make-up Test Day
-5/18: Baseball v Hamilton @StudePark, 4:30pm
-5/19: Softball v Stevenson, @TBD 4:30pm
-5/20: Softball @PershingMS, 4:30pm
-5/20: Baseball Lanier @StudePark, 4:30pm
-5/20: Masked-Reader Literacy Night Event, Winners of Writing & Art Contest Recognized
-5/25-26: Algebra 2 Placement Test, 4:00pm
-5/28: Asynchronous Learning Day
-5/31: Memorial Day - School Holiday
-6/11: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, Hogg Outdoors, 10-11:30am
-6/11: 8th Grade Celebration, Hogg Outdoors, 11:30am-1pm
Hogg's Literacy Night 2021 is a Masked Reader Event! Yes, like the singing show, but with readers! There will be prizes if you guess who the local Houston celebrities are behind the masks! Who knows who might pop in... could be a famous athlete... or artist... music artist... or politician... or scientist... Hmmm....

Register here or click image above. You will receive the event link on May 20th at the email address with which you registered.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
ZACHARIAH LYTLE - THINKER

Our 8th Grade Razorback of the Week is Zachariah Lytle for being a Thinker! Zachariah believes he was chosen for this trait because he tries his hardest on complex things and even if they’re challenging, he tries his best to complete it. He is inspired by his parents who always encourage him to do his best and give everything his all. 

At Hogg, Zachariah feels most at home in his Math class. He thinks it’s cool to solve complex equations and learn how to solve new problems. His favorite Razorback memory was going on a field trip to the art museum with his teacher and friends exploring new artwork. Zachariah’s tip for being successful in school is to always keep up with your work and try your best on every assignment. 

Outside of school, you can find Zachariah running and playing basketball and football with his friends. He also loves hanging out with his “amazing, sweet, nice, best friend” dog Daisy. In the future, Zachariah would like to play sports in college and major in Business. 

Lightning Round Favorites
Candy: Sour Patch Kids
Book: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by JK Rowling
Color: Red
Game: UNO
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
LOLA CULLEN - INQUIRER

Our 7th Grade Razorback of the Week is Lola Cullen for being an Inquirer! Lola believes she was chosen for this trait because she doesn’t get nervous when she doesn’t know something - she loves to ask questions! Lola likes to have all of the information she can get, whether it’s a school assignment, what she’s doing on the weekend, or when she’s eligible to get her COVID vaccine -- and if it will hurt! Lola is most inspired by her family who have always been very supportive and are always there to help her. 

As a first year Razorback, Lola has made the most of this virtual year! Her favorite memory was the plank competition they had in band while waiting for the bell to ring, as well as the time they did clapping push-ups. Her favorite subject is Math because she finds it to be a fun challenge. Plus, she loves how funny Ms. Morgan is! Her tip for being successful in school is to always ask for help when you need it because the Hogg teachers are very supportive and want to help you succeed. 

Outside of school, you can find Lola reading, horseback riding, surfing, and drumming. She also does aerial dance and acrobatics! She lives with her mom, dad, older sister, and three dogs -- Abraham, Miss Piggy, and Popeye. As for future plans, Lola isn’t sure yet - she just wants to make it through middle school first! 

Lightning Round Favorites
Candy: Dark chocolate Kit Kat
TV Show: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Book: “The Darkest Mind” series
Color: Blue
Game: Omok (Korean board game)
STAFF OF THE WEEK - MS. ROQUE
BALANCED

Our Staff Razorback of the Week is Ms. Roque Creuzot, 8th Grade Assistant Principal, for being Balanced! She believes she was chosen for being Balanced because of her multitasking abilities - she makes detailed plans that help her when it’s time to execute. As the STAAR test coordinator, the Hogg community definitely saw these skills in action over the past two weeks! 

Ms. Roque Creuzot is in her second year at Hogg Middle School. She is a native Louisianan - born and raised! - and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. She taught math before moving into campus leadership and credits her Algebra 1 and 2 teachers for inspiring her to become an educator herself. They would always let her teach the warm-up at the beginning of class and she’s been hooked ever since! 

After work, you can usually find Ms. Roque Creuzot listening to music and enjoying good food on her front porch with her husband PC and her daughter Elise. She loves spending time with friends and family and connecting with everyone she meets. Her favorite Razorback memory is last year’s 8th grade graduation parade - she loved getting to celebrate them in a unique way! And her tip for being successful in school is exactly what you might hear from someone who is so Balanced - find what organization system works for you and stick with it! 

Lightning Round Favorites
Candy: Snickers with almonds
TV Show: Law & Order: SVU
Book: “The Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes
Color: Green
Game: Taboo

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
DEADLINE: MONDAY, May 17th
Students grades 6-8th may apply for the National Junior Honor Society!


If you have any questions, contact Ms. Walley at twalley@houstonisd.org
Calling all Dancers! The Razorette dance team is now holding auditions. The team is open to dancers in 6-8th grade. All dancers must have a current physical to try out. Virtual and in-person tryouts available!

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 10 or 12, 5:30pm: Info sessions via Teams: http://tiny.cc/ezpwtz (join the meeting using this link)
May 17-19, 4-5:30pm: Clinic days (learn the audition dance)
May 21, 4-5:30pm: Audition Day!
May 24, staggered times: Uniform fitting for dancers who make the team
 
Let us know you’re interested, please add your email to the contact list here: https://forms.gle/ETpTxD7qKgXYzkVr6

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Breed (mbreed1@houstonisd.org) and Ms. Briceno (janny.briceno@houstonisd.org)

HISD & Memorial Hermann to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination for 16+
ALSO VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR 12+ YEARS

HISD is pleased to partner with Memorial Hermann to offer a one-day #ShotOfHope COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 15 at Sharpstown High School, located at 7504 Bissonnet St. COVID-19 vaccination will be available by appointment for Houston ISD faculty, staff, students (16 years of age and older) and their family members from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Hermann will administer the Pfizer vaccine during the event.

Individuals 16 years of age and older may register for an appointment at the May 15 clinic by clicking here. Once you have completed registration online, you will receive an email invitation from MHVaccination@MemorialHermann.org to schedule your vaccination appointment. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, individuals 16 and 17 years of age must have a parent or legal representative accompany them to their appointment.

If you or your family members have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, we encourage you to visit www.MemorialHermann.org/COVID19vaccine to learn more. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to receive the #ShotOfHope from Memorial Hermann. Together, we can help ensure our students, faculty and staff stay as healthy and protected as possible.

If you or someone you know would like to vaccinate a child for COVID-19 who is 12 years or older, please see the registration sites below. Please feel free to share this list with friends and family.
 
***COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Houston for 12 years old and up.***
HAPPY NURSES' DAY, NURSE MACK!

We appreciate all she does to keep our Hogg Community safe!

During this pandemic, she ensured our students, staff and teachers received the best health and wellness practices. Her steadfast professionalism kept us moored amidst the turmoil of this pandemic.

She worked endless hours planning, executing and reviewing procedures to keep our campus as safe as possible. She communicated with so many people from the very top to those of us under her care to the guardians of our students. Always advocating for best practices and insisting on nothing less. Her courage, strength, calm nature, good humor, honesty, guidance and forthrightness reassured us through these uncharted waters more than she knows.

The Hogg Community is lucky to have her on our team not only for her important role, but also because she always has a smile and a heartwarming comment. Her personality exudes care and kindness. Her light shines bright.

Hogg is grateful!

BRIDGE CAMP FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERS
REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY, 5/14
CLICK LINK TO REGISTER:

LITERACY NIGHT CONTEST WINNERS

Congratulations to the following students. Their work is featured in the first edition of The Flying Pig!! Copies of The Flying Pig will be available next Thursday, May 20th - LITERACY NIGHT!

6th Grade Art/Design
1st - Rachel Sutherland and Gabriela Leija
2nd - Emma Syphard
3rd - Callaghan Dawson
 
6th Grade Writing
1st - Corinne Greene
2nd - Alexandra Beltran
3rd - Braxton Spradley
 
7th Grade Art/Design
1st - Finn Caswell
2nd - Robert Rojas
3rd - Melody Leal
 
7th Grade Writing
1st - Tessa Eaton
2nd - Neri Rangel Aviles
3rd - Lucy Eaton
 
8th Grade Art/Design
1st - Enya Krathaus
1st - Aida Joya
2nd - Eliel Obregon
2nd - Elizabeth Gomez
3rd - Ixtlani Butron
3rd - Andrea Rivera
Honorable Mention - Chloe Eyewumi Oritseje
Honorable Mention - Juana Jimenez
Honorable Mention - Gabriella Galvan

8th Grade Writing
1st - Anonymous piece called Anthrophobia
2nd - Hazel Smith
2nd - Anonymous piece about sister called "I'll go to the future"
3rd - Jordan Rodriguez
Honorable Mention - Malintzin Marroquin
Honorable Mention - Everett Denson
Donate white and gray plastic bags to our 1 Book 1 School Textile Art Project. We are knitting plastic bags at the Library Roadshow and Bookbike and using broomsticks as our knitting needles. Send bags with your child to be recycled for our project. They can leave them at the front desk.

LITERACY NIGHT PRIZE DONORS:
MOMENTUM GYM & EL REY
At Hogg we find creative ways to celebrate our 1 Book 1 School. Instead of worksheets, with activities like:
  • knitting with broomsticks,
  • hosting a magician in homeroom,
  • having an imaginary friend day,
  • reading Chapter 1 aloud in Homeroom,
  • discussing the use of swear words,
  • learning about diabetes from Nurse Mack,
  • having a writing/art/design contest,
  • and keeping it fun with a Masked Reader Literacy Event.

One part of the 1B1S story takes place in the gym on the climbing wall, therefore we reached out to our local climbing gym - Momentum. Six students will win prizes at the Masked Reader Event on May 20th. One of those prizes is a donation from Momentum - a 6 day pass to Momentum Climbing Gym with rental gear included. Momentum Climbing Gym also has a Hogg Special to help us celebrate our 1 Book 1 School book! You can buy 1 get 1 free any weekend in June! Sign up today!

In our 1B1S, the main characters, Sal and Gabi, eat a lot of Cuban and Mexican food! The author, Carlos Hernandez's descriptions will make your mouth water the same way El Rey's delicious food does! Did you know El Rey serves traditional Cuban dishes like Ropa Vieja and vegan tacos with black beans and plantains?

Mr. Hugo Gonzalez, the manager at El Rey on Yale & 610, has donated a $50 in plastic-square food vouchers as a PRIZE on Literacy Night! Please help support his establishment and thank him for his support of our school.

The Book Hogg Bike
a Pop-Up Library on Wheels

May 15 - May 30

This year it will be online only.

All proceeds benefits the Hogg Middle School Library!


Click on the picture below to see how!
8th GRADE EOY PLANS
Attention 8th Grade Families! Mark your calendars and join us to celebrate the most resilient group of 8th graders - Class of 2025. The Ceremony will be held outside Friday, June 11th from 10:00am - 11:30am, followed by a Block Party celebration!

Each student is limited to 2 guests. Tickets will be given out the last week of May. More information coming soon.

Questions or comments? Contact Ms. Segovia at vsegovia@houstonisd.org

8th GRADERS: HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL WANTS TO WELCOME YOU!

NAME THAT BOOK 2021-2022
Name That Book is a bookclub where students read books from the NTB list. Students meet once a month in the library to discuss books, rules and strategy. Our top readers are determined in February and represent Hogg in the district competition in March. If you would like your child to participate in Name That Book next year, email Ms. Chance - mchance@houstonisd.org Students will be added to the Hogg NTB Teams group. 

HOGG'S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
To learn about Hogg's Summer Reading Program, click on the appropriate grade level below or follow https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/132760.

The link for the project options is https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/132760.

The projects and reading logs are due to your next year's Language & Literature teacher by Friday, September 9.

Happy Summer Reading!
GLENN MILLER CONSERVATION CAMP - FREE
The virtual Glenn Miller Conservation Camp will be conducted for one week, Monday –Thursday, 9:50 AM – 2:30 PM and Friday 9:50 AM – Noon, July 19 – 23, 2021. A virtual orientation session for parents and campers will be held Friday, June 25, 2021. Thirty students will be selected through an application process to attend the camp. The deadline for submitting the Student Application Form is May 28, 2021. Parents/Guardians will be notified via email of the acceptance of their child or children in the camp no later than June 7, 2021. Ages are 13-17. Here is the website to complete the application online https://agsciconservassoc.doodlekit.com/.
Two Weeks of Activities - Posted Daily - Grades 6–9 - Free - Starts June 14

This summer, teachHOUSTON will fuel the love of STEM and innovation in students entering grades 6–9 through its second virtual STEM initiative called teachHOUSTON STEM Interactive.
Two Weeks of Fun Online Activities: June 14–June 25
This program features two weeks of fun activities posted daily on various STEM topics including:
  • Mathematics
  • Life Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Physical Science
Each week, participants will access 2–3 hours per day of engaging activities including:
  • Interactive Mini-Lessons
  • Science Experiments
  • Prototyping
  • Engineering Design Challenges
All materials, including videos and detailed activity plans, are accessible from this webpage.
Lessons and activities are created by experts in STEM and secondary STEM education from the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Absences - Report Protocol

If your student is absent, email Ms. Ramirez aramir12@houstonisd.org the following:

Email Subject: ATTENDANCE: J. Doe (student's first initial and last name)
Email Body: Full name of student and reason for absence
Attach: Excuse note from doctor

Questions? Reach out to your grade-level assistant principal.
Hogg @Home Help Desk

If you have an issue regarding a school device, submit a virtual ticket through the Hogg@Home Help Desk Portal by clicking the button below.

We will respond via email, so make sure to check both the “other” folder as well as junk mail or spam folder.
Hogg's Support Team is Here for Your Family!

For Assistance with just about anything related to supplies, applying to high schools, study-skills development, immigration, counseling, nursing, language learning... You name it, we've got you covered.

For more information, click the button below.
Pictured left to right: top row Ms. Singleton, Nurse Mack, bottom row Ms. J, Ms. Jeffery, Ms. Jones, Ms. Roman
The Hogg Clinic
Memorial Herman Health Center
Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
 
Call for an appointment 713-864-7614.

Services include:
  • Immunizations (for uninsured and Medicaid participants)
  • Well Child & Teen Physicals
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sick Child Visits
  • Minor Injury Care
  • Medicine prescribed at the visit, if needed
  • Lab testing
  • Student and Family Counseling
  • Dental Care Van (every 3 months) Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 3:00pm
James Hogg Middle School | ph: (713) 802-4700 | fax: (713) 802-4708 | jameshoggms@houstonisd.org