Sunday, October 11, 2015

News from Mrs. Graves

Daily Schedule
Monday, 10/12  BLUE
Volleyball @Lanier, 5:30/6:30
7th gr Football vs Pershing @POMS, 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/13 GREEN
8th gr Football vs Pershing @Butler Stadium, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 10/14  TESTING BLUE
PSAT, 8th grade, 8:30-1:00
Cluster Leader Meeting, 3:50 pm 
NJHS Induction, 6:30 pm

Thursday, 10/15  GREEN
Magnet Tour, 1:00
SDMC Meeting, 3:50
Choir Broadway Show, MPR, 6:00 pm

Friday, 10/16  CHARGER

Magnet Application Process and School Tours
Magnet season is upon us!  This year, instead of having a one week launch, schools will be offering a tour every week on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. from now until December.  If you have a current 8th grader, or have a current 5th grader, you may learn more about HISD magnet schools and apply online at

Our 8th graders will meet representatives from local high schools on Wednesday, October 21 at Pin Oak.  

We understand that you may wish to take your child on tours of schools.  Unfortunately, we cannot excuse absences from class, but your child will only be counted absent if he/she attends less than 60 minutes of the 90-minute class period.  The tour times overlap with our third lunch period and our Team Time.  Many students may be able to attend a tour and return during the early part of our last period.  

Students may be checked out from the main office and will need to sign in when they return. I would encourage you to prioritize school visits.  Students will miss the same class each week, and that may be difficult for your child.    

Questions? Email Mr. Berry at

Pin Oak Boundary Option Applications
If you have a current 5th grader and wish to apply to Pin Oak for the 2016-17 school year, please complete the Magnet application online.  If you reside within the boundary option area (Pershing, Long or Johnston), your application will automatically be included in our boundary option lottery. Inclusion in the boundary option lottery will not impact your application for our magnet program.

Questions? Email Mr. Berry at

Golf Clinic for Girls
Former Pin Oak student, Meagan McAuliffe, is working to earn a Gold Award for Girl Scouts.  Partnering with the First Tee of Greater Houston, she will be hosting a golf clinic on October 24 for girls.  At the clinic the girls will learn the basics of golf.  To sign up please go to

ChargerFest News
Pin Oak Middle School PTO invites you to ChargerFest from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14.  Please join us celebrating the Pin Oak Middle School community and our outstanding students!

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and entertainment at our carnival:
  • Watch fine arts performances and visit the art show, showcasing the many talents of our students;
  • Explore the International Fest featuring our student diversity and language magnet program; and
  • Shop at the Book Fair supporting our school library in DLL
Purchase tickets online now or during lunchtime starting Monday, 10/19.  For performance schedule, tickets, underwriting, and more information, please visit 

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