Hispanic Heritage Night at Hogg

Get ready for an incredible evening of exploring all the amazing contributions of our beloved Hispanic community as the Hogg PTA presents Pasaporte:  Travel with us Through Latin America.   This year we will highlight specific Latin American countries through art, dance, food, music, and so much more!  

In order to make this event a success we need your help!  Please browse the following links to get involved! 

Volunteer Signup

Share a Dish Signup

Host a Table Signup

Salsa Competition Signup

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Hogg MS Auction: Save the Date!

Save the Date: We’re excited to announce that the 2019-2020 Hogg Auction will be held October 5, 2019.
Tickets go on sale through the PTA website beginning August 1st.

Join Our Auction Team: You LOVE event planning? Meeting and connecting with new parents?
There’s plenty of room left on the auction team and we could definitely use your help. No experience necessary. Will train. Flexible hours. Terrible pay but lots of personal satisfaction from helping your community. Send us an email at auction@hoggpta.org.

Donate Auction Items: You are connected with local businesses? Your own business wants to give back?
Auctions raise money and to do that we need donated items. Gift cards & gift certificates, merchandise, sports tickets, vacation rentals, etc. Send us an email at auction@hoggpta.org.

Become a Sponsor: Want to go the extra mile in supporting the projects of the PTA? Become an auction sponsor and receive some great thank you benefits and name recognition within our great community of over 800 families. Visit our website at hoggpta.org/underwriting to learn more or email us at underwriting@hoggpta.org.

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1 Book 1 School

What is 1 Book 1 School?

1 Book 1 School is a program that places a book in the hands of every student at Hogg MS. The students read the book, which is woven into a curriculum provided by our award-winning librarian Mary Chance, and ends with an amazing opportunity to meet the author of the book (and have the book autographed) on February 21, 2020. Our book for this upcoming school year is Refugee by Alan Gratz. It is a powerful story about three children fleeing their homelands. Our theme will be the concept of 'Home'. Refugee is a poignant novel about the plight of three refugees, and was on the New York Times Bestselling List for over a year. Page-turning, heartrending, and a perfect fit for our IB school. Hogg can't wait to share this timely topic and story with its students. Students will participate in engaging activities throughout the school year, leading up to the author event and Literacy Night. Reading a single book as a school builds community and gives Hogg parents, teachers, students a shared experience that celebrates literacy. Click here to learn more about this amazing read: www.alangratz.com/writing/refugee

What are the costs?

Through generous discounts offered by Blue Willow Bookshop, Hogg PTA is able to purchase the book for all students at a cost of approximately $4,000 for each grade level ($12,000 for the entire school). We hope to raise enough funds so that everyone can have a book in the Fall before our author visit in February.

1 Book 1 School Sponsorship Opportunities

Hogg PTA is looking for families and businesses willing to sponsor this year's 1 Book 1 School book drive. We hope to raise enough funds so that everyone can have a book by our esteemed author! If you or your business would like to sponsor a classroom set of 30 books, a grade level set, or even a school set of books, please contact president@hoggpta.org to make donation arrangements. Your generous donations of 30+ books will be recognized through special signage inside every donated book plus a public announcement during the author visit and Literacy Night. If you are interested in purchasing books in quantities under 30, click here.

Alison Schmieder
2019-2020 Open PTA Positions: Get Involved!

This is the year for you to get more involved with your Hogg PTA! If you are interested in any of the following roles, please contact PTA President, Sasha Vaikhman.

Hogg Outdoors/Field Chair: Have you seen our new field? Isn't it gorgeous?! The Field Chair position would include checking on the field on a monthly basis to check for any issues (holes, broken sprinklers, etc.), communicating with coaches and staff to identify any needed maintenance, coordinating volunteers for occasional field clean up, and managing volunteers or contractors for weed control on track.

WatchDogs Chair: Calling all dads! We’re looking for a Razorback dad to chairWatch DOGS which is a program led by dads that commit to volunteering at the school.  Participants can work on various projects to support the school such as helping to restore the Hogg courtyard pond or organizing opportunities for dads to interact with the school community at events like Dads and Donuts. 

This is a great program that encourages dads, grandfathers, uncles and all other important male figures to be seen and to help improve our school. This position would work with our VP of Programs to volunteer at Hogg PTA events, and possibly create new programs. This role can be easily combined with the Field Chair position, if interested.  To learn more contact Terri Hamm at programs@hoggpta.org.

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Parents Book Club

Parents, are you looking for a good read over the winter break? The PTA will host two book club meetings this spring. The first will discuss Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour. Our second bookclub meeting will discuss Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman.

We'll meet at A Second Cup in the evening, and keep an eye out for dates and times.

Upcoming General Meeting

Please join us at our next general membership meeting on Monday, February 12th at 6pm. Our meeting will start with a short business meeting followed by a screening of Beyond Measure, with moderated discussion. Beyond Measure is a documentary about the American education system and what some local communities are doing to improve their schools. This movie screening is part of our Hogg Think Tank series.

National Junior Honor Society

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into the National Junior Honor Society! The Induction Ceremony is December 8th at 6:00pm.

  • Avery Acquard
  • Janine Avsar
  • Lily Bard
  • Cecelia Barone
  • Kate Bennett
  • Francesca Bowne
  • Meredith Burks
  • Ruby Cullen
  • Ben Dalton
  • Samuel Fereday
  • Haggai Gonzales
  • Jackson Guyre
  • Kathleen Hill
  • Eva Hines
  • Christopher Hooper
  • Vandrick Inman-Benavente
  • Celia Johnson
  • Madeline Land
  • Eryn Levy
  • Rebeca Lopez
  • Demian Maya
  • Isabella Marines
  • Caleb McClure
  • Aryana Mosaffa
  • Aaron Mullins
  • Isabella Pehlert
  • Albert Phu
  • Madison Pipkin
  • Dallana Ramirez
  • Josephine Sanchez
  • Bailey Sepolio
  • Jonas Stockton
  • Theodore Stone
  • Tania Tibbs
  • Rebekah Tran
  • Julian Urbina
  • Madison Vitale
  • Edward Vosko
  • Adell Walker
  • Jasmine Way
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Hogg Middle School UIL Academics

Ms. Chance and Ms. Guyre are taking over students to the HISD UIL Academic competition on TOMORROW, December 9 at Waltrip High School.  UIL offers a place for students to showcase their academic talents and to strengthen their academic interests.

Our Razorbacks are competing in Debate, Chess, Spelling, Science, Oral Reading, Maps, Ready Writing, Calculator Applications, Impromptu Speaking, Editorial Writing, Listening, Mathematics, Social Studies, Number Sense and Dictionary Skills. Hogg M.S. is represented in each category!

The next UIL Tournaments are Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 5, so please encourage your child to participate. Contact Ms. Guyre for more information at emily.guyre@houstonisd.org .

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PTA Spirit Night at Pink's Pizza
Pinks Pizza - HOGG - Houston, Texas

Give your kitchen the night off next Wednesday, December 13 and let Pink's Pizza on Heights Boulevard do the cooking! From 5:00pm-9:00pm , you can dine-in or take-out your order and Pink's Pizza will donate a percentage of the total proceeds back to the Hogg PTA. To place your order, please call (713) 864-7465 or order online, and let them know you're supporting Hogg M.S. Delivery orders are not included in this fundraiser. Thank you!

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