Dance Classes offered at Hercules Middle School
Tuesdays- African Dance with Leslie Carter
Wednesdays- Hip hop Dance with Jamar Welch
Session: Feb 7th - March 31st, 2017
Date/Time: Tuesdays 2:45-3:45pm and 3:45-4:45pm; Wednesdays 2:00-3:00, 3:00-4:00pm
Grades: 6th - 8th grade
Presentation: The final presentation will take place the week of March 27th
Righteous has three definitions according to Merriam-Webster. And if Korematsu’s Ghouran Chang used it in a sentence, it might go something like this: I capped a righteous win at the West Contra Costa County Unified School District Middle School Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the two-syllable adjective.
All Contra Costa and East Bay schools are invited to attend STEM Games on Saturday, March 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond Convention Center. Over 25 student teams will compete and showcase their knowledge in science, math, technology and engineering. Click here to view details and register your team.
After successfully raising more than $500 by organizing a Halloween dance at Hercules Middle School, students in teacher Lynne Dirk’s journalism class presented the funds to a representative from Free the Children on November 19 to support the building of clean water systems in Haiti.
Hello Junior Titan Families
This is Renee Lama with a school update. I hope everyone has a great restful break. There will be a General PTA meeting on Monday March 27th beginning at 6:30 in room 513. Please come out and support your PTA. Elections for next year will be held.
The end of Quarter Three is Tuesday; Teachers will be recording Quarter three grades on Wednesday. So check on PowerSchool after five pm March 29.
Our next group Mafanikio academic tutoring will begin next Tuesday. If you have any questions, please check with Ms. Peters.
Congratulations to the 303 students who were able to complete their multiplication table in less than 5 minutes. We will celebrate this accomplishment during lunch on Thursday with an ice cream social. Those parents, who are able to volunteer, please let Ms. Chen know.
Summer School applications have been sent out to students who qualify. If you are interested or concerned that you haven’t received the application, please contact your counselor. All students who are on local review need to attend summer school.
Thank you everyone, stay Titan Strong!
Hello Junior Titan Families
The end of quarter three is March 28. Report cards will be mailed out the week of April 4.
Save the Date - Open house will be on Thursday March 23. Class visits start at 6pm. We will be in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 for our new student information session.
Casino Night/ Silent Auction – Save the Date April 29 – The tickets price is $25 dollars. This gets you into our casino night event of fun, play and music. There will be a silent auction. The ticket order form will be given to students on Monday. Checks should be made payable to Hercules Middle School PTA.
Grade Level T Shirt order forms will be given to students on Monday. Remember for 8th grade students, if you have already paid for the bundle, the tshirt is included. For everyone else, you can grade level T’shirt for $15 through March 24.
8th panoramic pictures will be coming March 30th The cost for the pictures will start at $20. Flyers will come home on Monday.
Thank you everyone, Have a wonderful day and stay Titan Strong.
FOOD DRIVE - March 2017 will be the 10th food drive Mrs. Dirk's Journalism class has hosted. Working with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, they have raised over 15,000 pounds of food in the last 9 years. This year's food drive will be held March 13-24. Journalism students will go to classes period 7 and discuss the issue of hunger in our community. Then they will collect donations for two weeks.
The Peaceful Warriors Project is a part of the Not on Our Ground program presented by Adobe. Not on Our Ground focuses on stopping hate and bullying, and building inclusive communities. The program educates youth on the causes, impact and solutions around violence and bullying and encourages people to be a witness and take a stand against hate, violence and bullying. Check out the Not on Our Ground video here: Video
The deadline to submit entries is Friday, March 24th, by 5:00pm PST. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 31st. Winners will be asked to attend the Warriors home game on April 12th at 7:30pm where their entries will be featured.
I have set our school up for text message reminders and updates. In order to receive my text messages, please test the number 81010 and send the message @herculesm. Through this service, I will send abbreviated messages and updates about what’s going on at school. It is a quick and easy way to stay connected.