Home >
page tools :

Upcoming Events 

  • October 27, 2014
    October 28, 2014
    October 29, 2014
    • Early Release/Staff Development
  • November 07, 2014
    • Second Grading Period Ends
    November 10, 2014
    • Third Grading Period Begins
    November 24, 2014
    • Staff Development/Flex Work Day





Student Council (STUCO)

About this organization:

Student Council members are a representation of the SHMS student body. Students are involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with the school administration, staff members, and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.

The student council helps to share students' ideas, interest, and concerns with teachers and school principals. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events and community projects. 

Meeting times:

Every other Friday at 8 AM in room 201


Shauna Haley, Lupe Limon, Fil Chapa, Cassandra Chapa and Edgar Chavez, Courtney Hawkins & Yaw Poku 

SHMS Cheerleading

About this organization:

The Sam Houston Colts Cheerleaders are responsible for promoting school spirit, attending and cheering at all Football games, select Basketball games, and performing at pep rallies! To become a part of this team you must be a 7th or 8th grade student and try out in the second semester of school. 


Shelbi Tolleson & Allison Thompson

Meeting times:

Practice:Wednesday 4:00-6:00  

Game days:  Monday or Tuesday 5:00-8:00

Mean Green

About this organization:

Mean Green is Sam Houston Middle School's environmental club. We are all about making our planet & home a better and healthier place to live in. Some of the activities we will be doing this year include:

  • Building a green house on campus made out of recycled 2 liter bottles
  • Collecting recyclable materials around campus and placing them in the proper locations
  • Creating information videos to help make our student population aware of what they can do to help. 


Mrs. Copp, Mrs. B and Ms. Penaluna

Meeting times:

Thursdays from 4-5

LIGHT Brigade  

About this organization:

Light Brigade consists of students sharing a common goal of: helping others make wise decisions to stay drug free and out of trouble; learning leadership skills; learning how to deal with Peer Pressure; participate in service projects that help those in need. LIGHT Brigade will also make a presentation at a local elementary school and a Garland Nursing home.






About this club:

A club that is based on learning about Christianity and how to live positive lives.

Meeting times:

Fridays: 8:00-8:40 in the Library


Mr. Smith, Mr. Reed, Mr. Medina, Mr. King, Mr. Sloan, Mr. Beck, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Hibbs, Mrs. Vasquez, Mrs. Malone, Mrs. Hensely, Ms. Spinato 

Academic Pentathlon

About this club:

An academic team which competes at the district/regional/state level in 5 different areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Super Quiz)

Meeting times:


Club sponsors:

Camille Shropshire and David Rodriguez


National Junior Honor Society

About this club:

NJHS is a national honor society.  It was established to recognize outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS).
Requirements for membership:  85 or above in all classes.  5 hours of community service hours per six weeks, application and essay.

Club sponsors:

Carolina Del Rio, Lauren Gillen, and Teresa Walker. 

Meeting times:

Mondays from 8:00 to 8:40 in room 110

Patriotic Club

About this club:

This is a new club, where students can learn, participate, and share knowledge about the aspects of Patriotism for our country through school and our community.

Fun things we do: raise/lower school flags, lead school pledge (2nd pd), letters to soldiers, participate in pep rallies, field trips, maintain Patriotic Club bulletin board, fundraisers (2), and more. 

Club Sponsor:

Lisa Willey Ron Beck, Tammy Crouse

Meeting times:

Meet every Wednesday, 8:00 am to 8:40 am in Shop room 



About this club:

This stands for Just, Educated, Woman, Excelling (in), Leadership, and Service!
We are the girls club on campus and our goal is to train up successful ladies.

Club sponsor:

Debbie Smith and Britney Ramsey Jamie Simpson 










About this Club:

The objective of our club is to offer mentorship for all students (girls/boys). I would like to meet every other week in the mornings and teach lessons on the common core ideas represented in our name.

Ideas for the school year:

* Teaching interview and speaking skills

* Dress for success in a professional fashion show

* Look up careers students are interested in pursuing one day

* Make story boards over goals/dreams

* Research colleges and certifications available for all career types

* Lessons on manners

* Discuss academics


Ms. Witherspoon (Team Leader)

Female Teachers: Ms. Spinato, Ms. Kirksey, Mrs. Copp, Ms. Finke, Mrs. Walker

Male Teachers: Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Graves, Mr. Poku, Mr. King 

SHMS Pep Squad

About this organization:

The Sam Houston Coltettes purpose is to increase school spirit at the campus and at athletic events. They s promote good sportsmanship, help students acquire basic attributes of good citizenship, encourage the responsibility of students, improve student self-esteem, and promote cooperation between the student body and school staff.


Taylor Watson and Jennie Culpepper

Meeting times:

Practice: Wednesday 4:00-5:30

Game days: Monday or Tuesday 5:00-8:00

Gifted & Talented 

(closed group/ invitation only)

Sam Houston recognizes the need to provide gifted education opportunities to selected students. Gifted and Talented students are those who are identified as demonstrating high performance ability or potential in academic and/or artistic areas. These students benefit from an educational organization beyond that normally provided by the general school program in order to achieve their creative and intellectual potential. The goal of our gifted club is to provide a differentiated, enriched academic environment for students with advanced learning abilities in a fun way. GT uses interactive instructional methods and materials designed to develop thinking processes that enhance independent study and personal effectiveness. 

Club Sponsors: Rachel Medina, Alyssa Penaluna, Lauren Witherspoon & Miranda Hinslee 

Meeting times: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 8:05 am 

New Day Club

About this club:

The New Day Club's is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," by Stephen R. Covey. It will give young people a set of proven tools to deal successfully with real life. The club is a means for mentors to help improve student performance; reduce conflicts, disciplinary problems, and truancy; and to enhance cooperation, confidence, aspirations and teamwork with parents, other teens, and teachers.

Club sponsors:

Debra Howard and Cindy Lira

Meeting times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 8:40 a.m.

Room 407

Every day is a new day filled with opportunities to make better decisions.


SHMS Twitter



 Featured Campus Links

  Media Gallery

 Featured District Links

    Garland ISD
    GISD Calendars
    Community Board
    Parent Account System
Pay for school meals using PAMS. For more information, visit the Food Services PAMS page.

Skyward - The key to student information

Houston Middle School - 2232 Sussex Drive , Garland , TX 75041 - Phone: 972.926.2640 Fax: 972.926.2647   - Email: School | Webmaster
Garland ISDTerms of Use |  ©2007 - Garland Independent School District - All Rights Reserved
email pageprint pagesmall typelarge type
powered by finalsite