Mission Statement

The Mission of Guillen Middle School is to provide a challenging learning environment by investing in and utilizing the resources of the campus and teacher expertise in order to maximize achievement for all students in a positive and wholesome environment of dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, and teamwork, so that all stakeholders are vested in the success of all students.

Vision Statement

The Vision of Guillen Middle School is to attain high student academic achievement through a meaningful, motivational, educational experience and prepare them to transition into high school in a mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy state ready to become life-time learners; successful in the world of work and empower them to become successful members of a global community.

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2016 Summer School Information

Click Here:  http://www.episd.org/schools/summer_school.php   

                                         2016 Summer Programs                               

Henderson Campus

 Serving: Henderson & Guillen


Summer School



Student Success Initiative (SSI) 8th Grade Math and Reading:

10:1 Teacher Student ratio.

Reading Students

Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Reading Instruction 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Math Students

Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Math Instruction 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.





Techno Time (Entering Grades 6-8)

Teen Code Breakers (16SKED46A1)

This course is designed for students who have an interest in coding, programing, and designing. Individuals will learn the basics of coding languages (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS) through a series of team-based web projects and design challenges each day. *Suggestion: bring a USB to save your work.

June 27- July 1, 2016

9:00 AM to 12:00







ART (Entering Grades 6-8)

3-D Young Artist (16SKAR46P2)

In this course, students will learn how to think outside the paper and learn compositional/design techniques in order to create 3 dimensional sculptures.

June 27- July 1, 2016

1:00 to 4:00 PM





(UTEP CAMPS ARE HELD AT UTEP. STUDENTS WILL EAT BREAKFAST AND BOARD THE BUS FROM THE EPISD CAMPUS.) Space is extremely limited. Applicants will be placed in a lottery and chosen at random for attendance.

TanksSacred Desert Sanctuary – (Tanks)

Monday – Friday:  6th – 7th Graders

For thousands of years, people have trekked to these rock hills in far west Texas. In earlier times, they came for the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or Huecos (“whey-coes”). Students will take guided tours to view rock imagery. State Park Rangers will visit EPSID campuses and build student’s knowledge. Computer research and project based learning will occur over the five-day camp.

Students will be required to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor hiking and exploring.

There is a field trip on Wednesday of this camp.

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Instruction 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:00 -12:30 p.m.


Music, Reading, Writing Grades 7 & 8 –

"Have song lyrics ever made you think about what might have inspired them? In this lesson series based on videos and audio clips as mentor "texts", teachers and students will explore music of all genres. This exploration will in turn be used as inspiration for students' own writing."

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Instruction 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:00 -12:30 p.m.





3 hours a day for 2 weeks (8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30pm

15 students/section (2 sections/campus)

Grades 6-8

Camp description: Students will learn about the history and future of space exploration and analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist.  One day will be spent at the EPISD Planetarium learning about the constellations in the night sky and the universe.


Summer Reading Challenge

Grades 6-8th

All 6 weeks of summer school

Tuesday & Thursday; In the library.

Breakfast                   7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Library Time            8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch                        11:30 -12:30 p.m.


Students will be able to listen to stories and presentations from area personalities and EPISD staff. Librarians will be on site to assist with appropriate book selections, and offer mini-lessons. The reading challenge will provide books, materials and rewards for students to encourage their summer reading! (more details and schedules to come).


“Changes Enrichment Camp” Held Weeks 6 & 7. Social and Environmental Reform

Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Instruction 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Instruction 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Project Based Learning Introduction. Students will investigate reform, both social and environmental.  Students will engage in a study of social reform. Their study begins with Thoreau and

American reform movements throughout history. Students will also look at forms of reform the methods reformers have relied on in the past to get out the word. Students will research and study protest songs and signs. Students will then choose an issue for modern reform and create both a protest poster and an advocacy word cloud.


ESL Summer Academy: “El Paso Land of Diversity”

Middle School ESL students will have the opportunity to enroll in the enrichment course to progress their English language proficiency.

Hours TBA




important message

"Parents and students, please complete the Effective School Survey for 2015-2016 so that EPISD can target areas to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Click on the link below to take the survey and help EPISD learn about parent and student expectations!"
Effective School Survey for 6th-8th grade students: 

Althletic Awards


Division Champs



Guillen Middle School has been recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School by Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Guillen Middle School, as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the 2015-16 schoo year!

Guillen Middle School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

Sam's Club continues the Mi Futuro Program at Guillen in 2016!

What is Mi Futuro you might ask?

An 8th grade youth mentoring program by Walmart, and Sam's associates, with the goal of planting the seed that hard work and education can provide for a better future.

Sam's Mission

To motivate 8th graders to begin planning for future accomplishments. To engage a wide base of Walmart Stores, Logistics, & Sam's management associates in the corporate mission to create opportunities so people can live better. To empower students, that regardless of their background, that this future is possible through education and hard work.

                                                           Sam's Club


New Website!
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Geologist Andrés Ruzo gave a presentation to our 8th grade students!
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