Vol. 6, Issue 4
Friday, September 11, 2020
- Travel Club Zoom Mtg (7th/8th): Sept. 22, 6-7pm
- Travel Club Zoom Mtg (6th): Sept. 22, 7-8pm
- Virtual Open House: September 24, 6-8pm
- Coffee with the Principal: October 1, 9-10am
Ms. Glenda Aguilar
Teacher of the Week

Ms. Glenda Aguilar, 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language teacher, is this week’s Razorback Staff of the Week for being a Communicator! Ms. Aguilar believes being a bilingual communicator is a strength that allows her to listen to others, see varying viewpoints, and communicate thoughts, ideas, opinions, and feelings in a harmonious way.

Currently in her third year at Hogg, Ms. Aguilar decided long ago that she wanted to be a teacher who positively impacted her students, just as her HISD teachers did for her. In addition, she hopes to bring honor and glory to God in everything she does and sees every day as an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Her favorite Razorback memories are all the ones she made in her classroom - she misses it so much! But for now, she’s successfully navigating virtual learning by always being prepared with a Plan B...and sometimes a Plan C! 

Outside of school, Ms. Aguilar enjoys spending time with her mom whom she considers her best friend! As a native Houstonian, she likes to hit up Taqueria Laredo for homemade tacos and to explore new places. 

Lightning Round Questions
  • Candy: Dark Chocolate
  • TV Show: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Book: The Bible
  • Game: UNO
  • Color: Green

Everett Denson
Student of the Week

Everett Denson, eighth grader, is this week’s Razorback Student of the Week! Everett was nominated for being a Risk-Taker and believes he exemplifies this trait because he enjoys doing scary things to “get more comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Ask him about the organelle rap he performed in Ms. Guillory’s 7th grade Science class last year! Everett always rises to the occasion and is motivated by the expectations of people like his teachers. His virtual learning tip for fellow Razorbacks is to always make a to-do list!

When not playing with his dog Buddy, Everett likes to play video games and watch YouTube. You can also catch him climbing at the rock gym! In ten years, you’ll likely see Everett working as a scientist - he’s just not sure what type yet! 

Lightning Round Questions
  • Candy: Sour Gummy Lifesavers
  • TV Show: The Clone Wars
  • Book: Unwind series
  • Game: Monopoly
  • Color: Black
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
Hogg Online Virtual School

Still stuck? Helplines are open during school hours.

Is your 6th grader having difficulty, http://bit.ly/6thGradeHelpLine

Is your 7th grader having difficulty, http://bit.ly/7thGradeHelpLine

Is your 8th grader having difficulty, http://bit.ly/8thGradeHelpLine
Schedule Change Request Form
Need Microsoft Teams Help?
Need HISD HUB Help?
Need Help Logging Into Platforms?
Useful Beginning of Year Information
Hogg Travel Club

Join Mr. Mark, the Hogg Travel Club Sponsor, on Zoom and learn more about this awesome travel opportunity! You must RSVP to receive more information.

Tuesday 9/22, 6-7 pm - NYC/DC Online Info Meeting. For current 7th and 8th graders who will travel in the summer of 2021. There are 10 spots left!

Tuesday 9/22, 7-8 pm - Hogg Travel Club: NYC/DC Online Info Meeting. For current 6th graders who will travel in the summer of 2022.
Meet the Hogg Wrap-Around Specialist Team!
Danielle D. Jones - Wraparound Resource Specialist

It is a pleasure to be your new Wraparound Resource Specialist. I would like for you to know how excited I am to be part of the team to help our students and parents come together with the community to provide the resources, so our students can succeed and parents can have hope.

My primary goals are to
  • assess and resolve those issues that could hinder the student’s academic success and social growth, in a timely and culturally sensitive manner;
  • connect all students, parents, and teachers to non-academic support to address critical issues; and
  • bring services and partners geared towards empowering parents, caregivers, and the entire community.

Example Services                                     
  • Clothing/Uniforms                                          
  • Rental Assistance                                            
  • Homeless Assistance                                         
  • School Supplies                                              
  • Immigration Services
  • Mental Health/Counseling Referrals

Please do not hesitate to contact me at the school if you need resources and/or assistance.
Ms. J - School Counselor

Hello Razorbacks, I am your proud School Counselor! I look forward to continuing to serve the Hogg Community, and getting to know all of you. I am here to help you navigate through your middle school years and prepare you for a bright future ahead. Please reach out to me if you are needing:

-Help with forming healthy friendships
-Conflict resolution
-Balancing schoolwork, family, and friends
-Are feeling sad, angry, hurt, or confused
-Need assistance communicating your needs to others
-Problems at home
-Problems at school

If you are not sure, please feel free to reach out to me, and I can connect you with someone who can help. We are stronger together! Have a great year Hogg Razorbacks! hazel.javillonar@houstonisd.org
Ms. Roman - Student Support Specialist

Hello, I am Ms. Roman and my job is to ensure students receive any additional instructional supports they may need. I oversee the Language Acquisition department, and I also monitor the language development progress of the English Learners and the last cohort of Dual Language students.

Hablo español, así que si tiene dudas y prefieren comunicarse conmigo en ese idioma con gusto puedo ayudarles.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns aromanan@houstonisd.org.
Nurse Mack - School Nurse

Hi! I’m Nurse Mack. My husband and I have two children and one little dog. We are fierce Texas Tech fans (we both went to college there), and we love football, traveling, spending time with family, and exercising/being outdoors together.

This is my 5th year in school nursing and my 4th year at Hogg. I am here for you no matter what you need, even if it’s not medical!

Feel free to send a wave, message me on Teams or send me an email if you need anything.
Hogg's First Virtual Homework Assignment
6th Grade is rockin' the FlipGrid!

Help your student get to know their future classmates! Follow the corresponding links to a Flipgrid where your student can create a quick intro for their grade level. The join codes are for Hogg families to view their student's creation. The Flipgrid is open to create and view any time.

6th Grade: https://flipgrid.com/8697e6d8 (join code 8697e6d8)
7th Grade: https://flipgrid.com/3236870f (join code 3236870f)
8th Grade: https://flipgrid.com/3807eebd (join code 3807eebd)

Here's a quick (1 min) how-to that will inspire your student's creative side! https://vimeo.com/444586040/c89e6b23f3
Summer Reading Due Today!

Did your Razorback read over the summer? Did they create a project of any sort to show that they engaged with their reading in some way? Submit all summer reading projects to your child's English Language Arts teacher. This will earn them their spot at the Pool Party!

Fun fact: There's more to do than swim... there's board games, snacks, music and hangout time with friends!

The fifth book in the Trials of Apollo series, The Tower of Nero, is coming out. Get your book and a chance to see his amazing show on tour by clicking here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rick-riordan-tower-of-nero-blue-willow-bookshop-tickets-115747737599

This is a ticketed virtual event set for October 11th at 3 PM. This event sells out every year and even though it will be virtual, it is always a production so should be just as amazing! You must order your ticket from Eventbrite to get both the book and a ticket to the virtual event. Ordering the book from the Blue Willow Bookshop website will only get you the book.  
Your 2020/2021 Hogg PTA Wants YOU in the Loop!

Sign-up here https://www.hoggpta.org/ to receive emails about our parent community.

Click below to meet your PTA Leaders!
James Hogg Middle School | ph: (713) 802-4700 | fax: (713) 802-4708 | jameshoggms@houstonisd.org