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Inclement Weather Make up days

Dear Harmony Family,

Please note that Friday, April 18 and Monday, May 26 were marked on our Academic Calendar 2013-2014 as possible "Inclement Weather Days."

As we have had three and one half days of school closures due to weather conditions, we WILL HAVE SCHOOL on both Friday, April 18 and Monday, May 26.

Thank you!
Your Admin Team


Chromebook Study

As you know, with the funding from Race to The Top District grant, Harmony Public Schools started a 1:1 technology initiative in the beginning of this school year, and handed a chrome book device to every single student and core subject teacher in grades 6 thru 12. All Harmony educators and leaders see this initiative as a tremendous opportunity to personalize student learning and radically improve achievement. With the right approach, leveraging technology can yield promising academic results and boost performance both for students and teachers. In an effort to assess effectiveness and improve our technology initiative, Harmony Public Schools intends to conduct a scholarly research on how technology integration into classrooms impacts students, teachers, and parents. This research will help school and district leaders at Harmony to make sound research-based judgments about future design and refinement of our technology programs. It will also give us a chance to get input from our most valued stakeholders. The researcher will keep participant identities confidential and will not release it to any Harmony employees, nor will he link any identities to survey inputs. We are excited about this research opportunity and would definitely like to see all our teachers, parents, and students participate as much as possible. Thank you for your continued support!

read more . . .


Lottery Results and Registration

Dear Prospective Parents,

The lottery for students who applied to attend Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas campus for the 2014 – 2015 Academic School Year was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Lottery results and student waiting lists are now available and posted on our lobby. You can come by the school or call our front office at (469) 892-5556 if you would like to learn the lottery results for your student.

Please see the Notification and Registration Timelines below:


  • Notification of the Winners and Registration Packet Pick up ---> March 24th through April 4th

  • Registration Packet Turn-in Deadline for the Winners ---> April 18th

  • Notification of the Waiting students and Registration Packet Pick up ---> April 21st through April 25th

  • Registration Packet Turn-in Deadline for the Waiting students ---> May 2nd


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Attendance Reminder

Dear Parents:

As we enter our final 9 weeks of school, we must ask all families to please be mindful of excessive absences.

The following information is from our 2013-2014 HPS Student/Parent Handbook:

The Texas Education Code requires that if a student is unexcused absent from school for 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period, within one school year or is absent for three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period, the parent is subject to prosecution. We are required by law to send this information to the Truancy Court and the fine for this is usually between $300-$500.

The Student/Parent Handbook is available at the front office, or on our website at www.hsidallas.org. Please take some time to become familiar with this policy prior to making any travel plans for the summer.

Please contact an administrator if you need further information or assistance with this policy.

Best Regards,
Your HSI Admin Team


FINANCE PARK FIELD TRIP

Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas seniors visited JA Finance Park.The visit was an on-site community to put into practice what they've learned about economic options and the principles of budgeting. Assisted by a staff of trained volunteers, they had the opportunity to actually develop and commit to a personal budget. The program included in-school activities, the JA Finance Park simulation, and a post-simulation assessment.


ACADEMIC DISTINCTION SCHOLARSHIP FROM UTD

Senior Rony R. has been awarded with Academic Distinction Scholarship by University of Texas, Dallas. The scholarship will provide complete coverage of UT Dallas tuition and mandatory fees and $1,000 per semester cash stipend to defray the cost of books, supplies and other expenses. Congraluations Rony!


Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas 2012-2013 Report Card

Dear Parents and Students,

Texas Education Agency released the school report cards. Here you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2012-13 School Report Card for Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. read more . . .


HSI Carrollton Ranked Among the Top 10% Schools in the State

We already knew our kids were "STAARS" and we've raised the bar here in Carrollton!

Texas Education Agency just released Accountability Ratings for 2012-2013.

Under the new state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard were also able to earn distinction designations in the following three areas:

-- Top 25 Percent Student Progress
-- Academic Achievement in Reading/English language arts
-- Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Of the approximately 8,500 campuses across Texas 7200 achieved the Met Standard rating under the state's new accountability system and only 759 schools earned designations in all three potential areas (about 9% of all schools) including HSI Carrollton and 7 other Harmony campuses!

Congratulations to all students and teachers for their efforts and thank you parents for your continuous support!

Be proud of yourselves, Tigers, because we are proud of you! Check out our official campus report after the link! read more . . .


Harmony implements NWEA MAP Assessments

Harmony students at grades K-12 will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) beginning 2013-14 school year. We give students MAP tests to determine students’ instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, and Science. Students will take the tests on a computer.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for student’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.
For more information, please visit www.nwea.org


Child Find

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...

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Calendar
 
 April 22, Tuesday
STAAR Tests: 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grade Math; 8th grade Social Studies
 
 
 April 23, Wednesday
STAAR Tests: 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grade Reading; 5th and 8th grade Science
 
 
 April 24, Thursday
PTO Meeting/Program 6:30pm
 
 
 May 2, Friday
MS/HS Birthday Social 7-9pm
 
 
 May 5, Monday
STAAR EOC Tests 5/5 -5/9: Algebra I, Biology, US History; Teacher Appreciation Week 5/5-9
 

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