• 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 Level Up (including Odyssey of the Mind). Students also have access to a variety of advanced academic courses that range from Humanities ELAR/History, PreAP content courses, 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 both 8th grade teams to the STATE Tournament! 
    Congrats OMERS! We look forward to our 2019-2020 season and hope to welcome lots of returning and new OMERS!
     2019 Odyssey  STATE
    Congratulations all of our 2019 STATE participants! We had an amazing time and learned so much at the state tournament!

    If you are a new student or have  requested a schedule change into Humanities for the upcoming school year please contact Mrs. Garcie via email for your required summer assignments. Note: you will need an ECISD student ID to access some assignments. If you are a new student to EC this will be generated upon registration.

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Heritage History Day

  • Humanities students are looking forward to participating in the History Day program this year. The National History Day theme for 2019-2020 is "Breaking Barriers 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) 
     2019 State History Day Bre Jimenez
    Congratulations to Jeremiah Lanier, Carter McMain, Giovanni Hernandez, Faith Neto, Mayessaae Abdallah, Olivia Lott, Emily Rios, Natalia Arratia, Giovanna Rangel, Shelby Hofmann, and Breanna Jimenez who represented Heritage and EC at the 2019 Texas State History Day in Austin, Texas on April 26th.  We are unbelievably proud of their hard work and dedication.
    Bridget Scott & Hailey Hernandez 
     These students competed in our 4th Annual 8th Grade Humanities Debate Tournament and were victorious in defeating all other teams. This year our students debated the following resolution:
    RESOLVED: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
    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 Mr. Powell and I are so proud of the work everyone did to make this year's tournament a success! 
    Bridget, Hailey, Charli & Ryder Kylie, Dayton, Natalia & Franky

    On May 8th the 7th Grade Humanities classes hosted the 4th 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- HOWDY PARTNER RANCH (Lexie Lewis, Johnny Alonzo, Estrella Vargas, Kendra Proby)
    First Place Overall Ranch Display & Presentation- Starlight Ranch (Shelby Hoffman, Destiny Hernandez, Emma Pieniazek, Madison Bickel)
    Fastest Armadillo- Gunslinger Ranch (Javier Sosa, Callie Friesenhahn, Bryce Kopek, & Cassie Gunalda)
  • A Festival of India - 6th Grade Humanities
    Our 6th graders were so excited to host the 4th Annual A Festival of India on 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!