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Quarter-3 Awards Assembly Schedule for Friday, March 27th

Dear Harmony Parents,
We are having our 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly on Friday, March 27, 2015 as mentioned in our Wednesday mail. Please review the following schedule below to see if you can join us. We hope to see you there.

Grades: K-2nd Time: 8am Location: Cafeteria

Grades: 3rd-5th Time: 9am Location: Cafeteria

Grades: 6th-8th Time: 10am Location: Gym

Grades: 9th-12th Time: 11 am Location: Gym


March STAAR Administration at HSI-Carrollton

Dear parents and students,

 Next week Harmony will administer the first STAAR tests in 2015. They will take place on the following days:

Monday, March 30, 2015: 4th and 7th grade Writing STAAR, day 1; 9th grade English I EOC

Tuesday: March 31, 2015: 4th and 7th grade Writing STAAR, day 2, 5th and 8th grade Reading STAAR

Wednesday: April 1, 2015: 10th grade English II EOC.

Please make sure to have your student present and on time on these days, as well as making sure your student has a good night’s rest and a good breakfast. Thank you!


Charter School Revolution Rally, Call for Parents!

Last time in 2013; there were around 400 Harmony parents participated in this rally to support charter school students in Texas. Our goal this year is to involve as many Harmony parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, community advocates & business leaders as possible in this exciting event. There will be free lunch and promotional items such as t-shirt, caps etc. given to every participant.

What: CHARTER REVOLUTION RALLY at the CAPITOL

Who: Parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, community advocates & business leaders

When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, APRIL 29, 2015 (Harmony provides transportation from the school around 7am, to return no earlier than 6pm).

Where: South Steps of the Texas Capitol

Why: Public charter school students deserve equal funding

More information: Speak to your school about your desire to get involved and sign up to learn more at: www.txcharterschools.org/speak-out

• 202,972 Public school students depend on charter schools

• 105,000 Texas students on wait lists to attend public charter schools

• Public charter school students thrive academically

• $1,000 less per student in Texas public charter schools

• No funding for public charter school facilities

• No access to unused public school buildings

• Leased school buildings not tax-exempt

Contact Ms. Wheat at awheat@har... to sign up to join us at the rally!


Lottery for 2015 – 2016 Academic School Year UPDATED

The lottery for students who have applied to attend Kindergarten through 5th grade at Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas campus for the 2015 – 2016 Academic School Year will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 09:00am in the Harmony School of Business (8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX, 75252) gym. The lottery winners will be notified via telephone by Monday, March 30, 2015 and the lottery list will be posted in the lobby of Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas.

The lottery for students who have applied to attend 6th through 9th grades will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015. The time and the location of the lottery will be announced later.

We apologize for the confusion regarding the lottery dates. We assumed that opening the new campus will postpone the lottery for the existing campus as well, but this is not the case. Therefore, the lottery for the existing campus will be drawn this Saturday and the lottery for the new campus will be held in June.

 

You are welcome to attend.

HSID Administration


Spring Picture Day

Spring picture day is on Tuesday, April 14, 2014. All students are allowed to wear a shirt of their choice within dress code. Order forms have been sent home and you can also pick up another one up in the front office. Students can purchase individual and/or class photos. Students should turn in their order form to their homeroom teacher.


DISTCO

Dear Student,

DISTCO.org (Harmony Public School) digital imaging storytelling contest deadline is Friday 3-27-2015. Please check our website at DISTCO.org for more information. All grades and teachers are welcome to submit.

Click HERE for more details!


Math Counts team attended the TSPE (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) Luncheon

Math Counts Team was honored with an invitation at the Petroleum Club yesterday at Fort Worth.

The team received their certificates showing the promotion to the next level. It was a great morale for the team before the state competition in March. 


What are YOU doing this Summer?

Consider TexPREP (Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program)

The mission of TexPREP is to provide a challenging academic program designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

TexPREP is an academically intense, mathematics-based, summer enrichment program. TexPrep helps students prepare for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, and engineers. This is a national program where high school elective credit is awarded by school districts for the successful completion of TexPrep.

The application period is open until May 15, but the earlier you apply, the better.

Click here for more information. 

Online Application for Year One (if you have never done TexPREP before)

Video link to see what students got to do last Summer


2013-2014 School Report Card

Dear Harmony Parents, 

Click HERE to view the State of Texas 2013-14 School Report Card for Harmony School of Innovation. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning this report card.

Thank you for your continued support at Harmony School of Innovation


NEW MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING

Dear Harmony Parents and Students,


It is a tremendous honor to present the following news.

On January 6, 2015 the Carrollton City Council approved our proposed plan to build a new Middle-High school facility.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see images of the proposed Middle-High School building.

The new building will be ready for the new 2015-2016 school year.

Please know that we will be doubling our school enrollment for the next school year in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Share this information with your friends and family as the lottery for the 2015-2016 school year will take place on March 21, 2015.

For more information about Enrollment PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thank you again parents, students and staff for your continued support. United as a school community we will continue to bring honor to Harmony School of Innovation by cultivating the culture of high standards and expectations.


Admin Team

Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas 


Show Your Support!!

Dear Harmony Families,

As we launched the new semester and the New Year, we would like to welcome you back and ask for your support in creating another successful year for our students. Harmony Public Schools is about to complete 15 years of excellence in service to our communities, and we could not have done this without your support. Our goal is to continue to provide exemplary educational and enrichment opportunities to our students during the school day and beyond at ever expanding levels. Gladly we are announcing that the construction of our new Middle-High School building starts in very near future and we are expanding the size of our school next year.

As a public charter school, we are funded on a per-student basis by the state which pays for only the essential core academic services.  These funds are not designated for extracurricular activities, clubs, or field trips.  Studies have shown that these types of extracurricular activities are critical to the holistic academic and social development which enrich our student’s educational experiences and enhance their academic accomplishments.

To read more and donate to us please click HERE.


HSI-Dallas was selected as a 2013-2014 Title I Reward School

Congratulations on Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas being selected as a 2013-2014 Title I Reward School.

This campus is on the Reward High-Performing Schools List and High-Progress Schools List. A Title I school is identified as a High Performing School if that school receives distinction designations based on math and reading performance, and at the high school level, is also among the Title I schools with the highest graduation rates or has exceeded AYP for two or more consecutive years. In the attachment, 2013-2014 Reward School Methodology, there is a much more detailed explanation of the identification process.

To read more please click HERE


Tumble Book Online Library Access

Tumble Book Library is an online (K-5) collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Many of these books are A.R. Books as well. We would like to take this time to thank our PTO Board for purchasing this database system for our campus. Please join us in promoting positive reading habits by having your child read these online books whenever they have an opportunity to read. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. For Parent Access (see note)- "Copy and Paste link below into your browser":
http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=hsoi&P=books


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
 
 March 30, Monday
STAAR Writing Gr 4&7 (Day 1)/STAAR EOC Eng I Gr 9
 
 
 March 31, Tuesday
STAAR Writing Gr 4&7 (Day 2)/ STAAR Reading 5&8
 
 
 April 1, Wednesday
STAAR EOC Eng II Gr 10
 
 
 April 3, Friday
Make-up Day
 
 
 April 6, Monday
Practice STAAR EOC Alg I, Bio, W History
 

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Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 713 343 3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.