Monday, November 19, 2012

Robodogs compete in Capitol Best Robotics

Hernandez Middle School Robotics Team competed at the Capitol Best Robotics Competition on Saturday, Oct. 20th in Dripping Springs, TX. The "Robodogs" Team competed against high school and middle schools in the Central Texas Area. The "Robodogs" team placed 10th out of 26 teams in the competition. Robodogs competed in a round robin robot competition as well as spirit events, website, display and design notebook.The Robodogs Team meet 3 days a week for six weeks to design and build a robot. They were also present for 2 trial runs on Saturdays. They represented our school well and we are proud of their sportsmanship, hard work and determination. Visit the Robodogs Website for details on their robot Enterprise and the team.

Hernandez Middle School Veterans Program includes a Skype call to Afghanistan

Hernandez Middle School held the 3rd Annual Veterans Day Program and family night to commemorate Veterans Day. The program honored Veterans from the community and featured inspiring music from the Choir, Orchestra and Band. Several students read patriotic readings including relatives of PFC Robert P. Hernandez for whom the school is named. The program included a skype call to two soldiers in Afghanistan. Sgt. Ebony Davis and Spec. Rebecca Payne joined us for the celebration. Sgt. Davis and Spec. Payne answered questions from the audience. They explained what it is like to be stationed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Davis is the aunt of a Hernandez Middle School student.

Monday, November 12, 2012

7th Grade Classes use QR Codes

Students in Mr. Bergeron's and Ms. Stauffer's 7th grade math classes recently used QR codes to work on Math problems. Students in groups of 3 or 4 traveled to stations in their classrooms. Each station had a QR code with a problem that students worked on together. By working collaboratively on the math problems students were introduced to 21st century skills of collaboration and mobile technology. Students enjoyed using their own devices to read the QR codes and working together.