Vol. 6, Issue 9
Friday, October 16, 2020
- 10/16, Fri.: Staff In-Service Day, Students Check in on HUB 
- October: Travel Club Deadline Extended
- 10/19, Mon.: In-person Learning at Hogg Begins 
- 10/20, Tues. 6pm: PTA General Meeting
- 10/21, Wed.: Student Holiday, Staff PD
- 10/19-24: Tweens Read
- 11/3, Tues.: Student Holiday, Staff Virtual PD
- 11/6: Deadline to Request GT Testing
- 11/6: High School Magnet Applications Due
- Thursdays, 1pm: Hogg Virtual Magnet Tour
Hogg Reopening Information

The above video was created for Hogg Parents to better understand Hogg reopening procedures and safety protocols. You can click the image or this link https://vimeo.com/468470483.

There is another video created for Hogg Students with the same purpose but in a more kid-friendly way. You and your child can view it here: https://vimeo.com/468437205

All reopening information was sent in an email yesterday.
Monday & Tuesday Homeroom

Virtual students will receive a link to a LIVE Teams meeting in their homeroom on Monday and Tuesday. They will check their R0/W0 Homeroom Chat to click and join the Live Meeting.

6th Grade will meet with Ms. Chance and Scout.
7th Grade will meet with Ms. J.
8th Grade will meet with Ms. Singleton.

This will allow teachers time to acclimate in-person students to routines and housekeeping items.
NEW Daily Schedule

Whether your child is returning face-to-face or remaining virtual, we have a new schedule that has been slightly adjusted to accommodate on-campus transitions.

Please check with your child that he/she is aware of the new schedule.
Shine a Spotlight on Good Deeds
Student and Staff Nominations Open to all Hogg Students, Teachers, and Families.

Have you seen a Hogg Student, Faculty or Staff member doing something that deserves recognition? Please complete the following form and submit a nominee for Student and/or Staff of the Week. https://goo.gl/forms/RKWsm0kfRtmWsQ1g1
Ms. Reynolds
Staff Spotlight

"She is super helpful and kind to ALL of her students."
Ms. Rodriguez
Staff Spotlight

"Because she is in the front line all day long in person and over the phone with smile thank you Ms. Rodriguez for be there."
Marin Hammonds - Principled
6th Grade Student of the Week

Written and Edited by: Sydney Eaton, Audrey Kuffner, and Lorenzo Medina

Marin Hammonds is this week’s Razorback of the Week for being Principled! She believes that she exhibits this IB trait because she was taught to be kind, inclusive, and to always try her best at everything she puts her mind to. 

Marin’s favorite subjects in school are english, history, and science. She plans to go to college in Colorado to become either an environmentalist, a marine biologist, or a journalist. Marin says if you wish to be successful in online school “you should be organized and have a place for everything.”

Outside of school, Marin enjoys reading, drawing, and riding her bike. She also enjoys playing with her cat, Duke, who is very cuddly. Marin’s biggest inspiration is Mae Jemison; the first African American female astronaut. Marin admires her because she is persistent. 

Quick Round Favorites: 

Candy: Kit Kats and Jolly Ranchers

Show/Movie: Star Wars

Book: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Color: Green

Game: Kids Against Maturity
Una Majik - Reflective
7th Grade Student of the Week

Written and edited by: Meredith Bennett, Kayla Garcia, and Madison Rodriguez   

Una Majik is this week's Razorback of The Week for being Reflective! She is reflective because she makes sure to stay organized and she looks back on things to see how she improved or how she can do better.

Una’s favorite subject is art because it is a way for her to take a break from her other classes and explore different mediums and techniques. In the future she would like to be able to do something with art and with her creativity she also would love to do something that involves interacting with animals. She has one dog named Floki who is a Welsh terrier who is 14 years old!

Her favorite Hogg memory was when she got to go on the 6th grade campout with her friends. Some people who inspire Una are her family and her friends keep her going. She really enjoys being with other people. Outside of school she enjoys many things like gymnastics, art, playing the piano, and going for bike rides with her family.

To be successful in virtual learning she recommends keeping track of all of your assignments and writing them down so you can remind yourself and make sure you don’t forget.
Quick round favorites
Favorite candy - 3 Musketeers
Favorite TV show - chopped
Favorite book - Alice and the Wonderland by: Lewis Carroll 
Favorite color - Pink
Favorite game - Uno
Joaquin Leal - Communicator
8th Grade Student of the Week

Written & Edited by: Hazel Smith, Mia Russell, and Alexa Simons

Joaquin Leal is our eighth grade student of the week for being a Communicator! He thinks that he was chosen because he respects all of his teachers and classmates, and tries to earn their respect in return. On top of this, he says that he is a forward thinker, which is helpful for staying successful in school. Another thing that he believes is helpful for staying on top of online school, is working on your time management.

He likes animals, and has a white pitbull named Zoe. His favorite Hogg memories were with Pancho the rabbit, and his favorite subject in school is science. He hopes to attend UH and Rice to study marine biology. Some things that inspire him are music/lyrics, and some things that he enjoys doing outside of school are playing basketball and video games. 

Quick Round Favorites:

Candy - Leith Scottish Chocolate (lavender)

TV Show - AEW (All Elite Wrestling)

Book - Five Nights at Freddy’s - Fazbear Freights: Into the Pit

Color - Blue

Game - Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Join your PTA today by clicking here. Memberships start at just $10, and all proceeds go to support Hogg students. hoggpta.org/store/memberships
  • Our first General Meeting is October 20 at 6:00 pm virtually via Zoom. Meeting ID: 894 0781 4177, Passcode: joinpta Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/30KKSNa
  • You would like to be more involved? We are looking for a VP of Programs. Be the Change you’d like to see! Email president@hoggpta.org .
  • Sign up for PTA eNewsletters (no membership required): hoggpta.org/connect
Hogg Heaven Program

For information click the image or this link https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/44229 .

For additional information, please email sjeffery@houstonisd.org or call 713-802-4700.
To reach our after school director on school days between 4:00pm - 6:00pm, call 713-557-6367.
GT Testing Information
for 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades

GT Testing check list:
 Submitted K-12 GT Application online
 Core Teacher recommendation completed in PowerSchool, if a HISD student.
 Submitted 2019-2020 Final Report Card to the applied GT Magnet Program.
 Completed online registration form: https://forms.gle/g7Gra44QCUm8Nayb6

GT identification requires students to take a Nationally Normed Standardized Achievement Test AND a Cognitive Abilities Test. The dates and times listed are the only times Hogg will administer the tests for the 2020-2021 school year. There will not be make-up exams. Deadline to request GT testing is Friday, November 6th – No exceptions.

Normed Standardized Test: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Hogg Middle School
8-8:30am, Test: 8:30am-3:30pm

Cognitive Abilities Test: Thursday, November 11 or 12th at Hogg Middle School during the school day.

For more information and documents, visit the Hogg Website, click this link: https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/51089

Questions? Email Ms. Mulready mmulread@houstonisd.org
Virtual 34-Authors Field Trip

Tweens Read will be virtual this year and the lineup is amazing!!! October 19-24th. K.A. Holt, Nathan Hale, Kelly Yang and Nic Stone to name a few! This is a free event.

If an event takes place during your class time - no worries - it will be recorded!

To check out the authors and schedule or to see a panel live you need to register by clicking the image or the link. https://www.tweensread.com/authors.html
Hogg Virtual Book Club with Author Elizabeth Bunce!

ALL students welcome! If you think your child is interested in talking books and all things mysterious, please reach out to Ms. Chance via email. mchance@houstonisd.org

Monday, October 26th at 3:10pm, Hogg Book Club will host a live virtual meeting with author Elizabeth Bunce about her newest book, How to Get Away With Myrtle.

How to Get Away With Myrtle Blurb
"Introducing Myrtle Hardcastle, your favorite new amateur detective: a wickedly smart twelve-year-old with a keen interest in criminology and a nose for murder.
Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and a Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science. Armed with her father’s law books and her mum’s microscope, Myrtle studies toxicology, keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis, and Observes her neighbors in the quiet village of Swinburne, England."

To learn more about Elizabeth Bunce click image or link https://elizabethcbunce.com
Reflections Contest

To learn more about the contest click image or link: https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation
Cheer Tryouts Sign Up

Sign up to receive information about Hogg Cheer Tryouts by clicking the image or link:

Hogg Travel Club

Only 2 more weeks to take advantage of $500 discount!

6th graders that enroll through the end of October of 2020 will receive a $500 scholarship off the total cost of the trip! If you sign up with the “pay-in-full” or “automatic payment plan” options, you have the ability to cancel for a full refund all the way up to May 1, 2021.

Click the image or the link for information and/or to enroll!
Questions? Email Mr. Mark cmark@houstonisd.org
Absenses - Report Protocol

If your student is absent, please 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

For more information click the link. https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/132394

Questions: reach out to your grade-level Assistant Principal
Hogg @Home Help Desk

If you have an issue regarding a school device, please submit a virtual ticket through the Hogg@Home Help Desk Portal: https://hoggathome.on.spiceworks.com/portal/tickets
Pictured left to right: top row Ms. Singleton, Nurse Mack, bottom row Ms. J, Ms. Jeffery, Ms. Jones, Ms. Roman
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.

Do you drink Cola Products?

Hogg has an account that makes it super duper easy to collect points from any Coca-Cola products you, neighbors or family purchase.

Sign-up/Log-in Coke.com, look for the "Sip and Scan" Code on the product, and scan.

All money collected goes back to our teachers and school!

Thank you to Mr. Williford, World Cultures and Texas History Teacher, and his wife for bringing this opportunity to our attention!

Questions? Email fundraising@hoggpta.org
James Hogg Middle School | ph: (713) 802-4700 | fax: (713) 802-4708 | jameshoggms@houstonisd.org