• GT- Gifted & Talented programs are provided for students at HMS who have been identified as Gifted & Talented by the district screening as outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Gifted. Programs for identified GT students at HMS include participation in GT Tier (Odyssey of the Mind, Engineering, Science Explorations & Coding). Students also have access to a variety of advanced academic courses that range from Humanities ELAR/History, PreAP content courses, Algebra 1 and more. 
    Humanities- The goal of the Humanities program is to grow our highest achieving students in preparation for AP courses and exams by fostering critical thinking and reading through their ELAR and History courses. The Humanities courses are 6-8th grade ELAR and Histories that are designed to meet the needs of Gifted Academically Advanced students. These courses are open to any academically advanced student who would like to challenge and prepare themselves for advanced academics at ECHS, specifically the Colloquium program. Humanities students participate in a variety of cross curricular projects and are required to participate in the National History Day program.
    If you have any questions about the GT & Humanities programs at HMS please contact Cari Garcie at 
  • ODYSSEY of the MIND

    We had an excellent Odyssey of the Mind season this year and took 5 teams to the STATE Tournament! 
    Congrats OMERS! We look forward to our 2017-2018 season and hope to welcome lots of returning and new OMERS!
     Congratulations all of our 2017 STATE participants! We had an amazing time and learned so much at the state tournament!

Humanities Summer Reading Lists-2018

Heritage History Day

  • Humanities students are looking forward to participating in the History Day program this year. The National History Day theme for 2017-2018 is "Conflict & Compromise in History".   
    HMS Campus History Day TBD (HMS Cafeteria)
    EC District History Day TBD (location TBD)
    Regional History Day TBA (Texas A&M San Antonio) 
     8th graders State History  Heritage History Day
     Congratulations to Hanna Riedel, Josie Johnson, Kathryn Britz, Ariana Ramirez & Haley Rosales who represented Heritage and EC at the 2017 Texas State History Day in Austin, Texas on April 29th. Kathryn, Ariana, & Haley won the Willie Lee Gay Award for outstanding representation of African American History. We are unbelievably proud of their hard work and dedication.
    Kathryn Britz, Alexandria Licea, & Ian Real 
     These students competed in our 2nd Annual 8th Grade Humanities Debate Tournament and were victorious in defeating all other teams. This year our students debated the following resolution:
    RESOLVED: Immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
    Debate teams were required to develop both a Pro and Con case and participate in a public forum debate against other teams. All teams did extensive research on the topic and Ms. Lewis and I are so proud of the work everyone did to make this year's tournament a success! 

    On Wednesday, May 3rd the 7th Grade Humanities classes hosted the 2nd Annual HMS Chili Cook Off to bring their study of the Texas Cattle Drives to and end. Teachers were invited to enjoy some homemade chili while our cowpokes read original poetry & legends, presented research exhibits & shows. They even witnessed an ‘armadillo’ race!
    First Place Chili- Golden Ranch (Zach, Tatum, & Kaja)
    First Place Overall Ranch Display & Presentation- Bluebonnet Ranch (Adriana, Brianna, Kara, & Illiana)
    Fastest Armadillo- Shorthorned Ranch (Shelby, Chase, Emory, & Lawrence) 
    shorthorned Golden bluebonnet
     Chili Cook Off Chili Cook Off
  • A Festival of India - 6th Grade Humanities
    Our 6th graders were so excited to host the 2nd Annual A Festival of India on Thursday, May 25th. Students presented their research on their festival, myths, poetry, and a call to action for social injustices within India. Mr. Powell and Mrs. Garcie were so impressed with how dedicated our students were to this project and cannot wait to see them continue to grow next year!
    Congratulations to the Buhi Festival (Bridget, Cianna, Haley, & Reagan) for winning Best in Show!