Welcome Night for Families of Returning GT Students! 9/5
Families of returning GT students, please join us on Friday, September 5th for an information session regarding GT services and program offerings for this year. Refreshments will be served.
Location: HSI-Dallas Gym
5:00- Refreshments and mingling.
5:10- Begin information session.
5:40- Activity for parents and students.
6:00- Prizes and farewell.
Questions or concerns, please contact the GT Coach, Ms. Wheat, at email@example.com.
BOX TOP CHALLENGE
The student that turms in the most Box Tops by Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 will be the winner of a HARMONY SPIRIT JACKET. Please turn in your Box Tops to your homeroom teacher; also please label your ziploc bag with students name and grade. This is a great way to help the school and PTO...So start clipping!!!
Traffic, Name Cards, and Clubs
Dear Harmony Family:
Thank you all for your patience and kindness as we all adjust to the traffic pattern for pick-up and dismissal process.
All families must display the name card for your student(s) beginning Monday, August 25th. The front office is working to get these printed and sent home with your student.
If you have both K-3 and 4-12 students, you can wait until 4-12 dismissal at 3:15pm to pick-up all of your students at the same time from the front parking lot. The K-3 siblings will be brought to the gym and wait with our teachers to meet their older sibling(s) and then be dismissed all together.
If you are coming early for the 3:15 dismissal, please park and wait for the K-3 dismissal to end.
Clubs and tutorials will begin on Monday, August 25th. All club/tutorial students will be dismissed from the front parking lot at 4:15 pm.
Your HSID Admin Team
K-3 Parent Survey
Dear K-3 Parents,
Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas is conducting a survey to collect data from K-3 parents regarding the dismissal and student's after school activities. The intention for doing this is to ease the flow of the dismissal and after-school programs.
This is a short survey that will not take more than 2 minutes of your valuable time. To take the survey please click HERE.
We appreciate your support.
HSID Admin Team
Passwords are Reset!
Dear Parents/Guardians, All passwords of student database accounts were reset to their Date of Birth. Please see the examples below in order to access your account online. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our IT Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Example: Name: John Dunlop Date of Birth: July 2, 1998 User name: John Dunlop Password: 07/02/1998
T-STEM Academy Designation Awarded Again
We are proud to announce that Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas is a designated T-STEM academy by Texas Education Agency! Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiative, known as T-STEM, is a part of the Educate Texas program which is a statewide collaboration between Texas Education Agency, policy makers, educators and private philanthropists working together to find innovative ways to improve Texas schools. T-STEM initiative offers a fundamental approach to empower teachers, inspire students, and advance the studies in these four fields. The public-private initiative of academies, professional development centers and networks is designed to improve instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects at secondary schools. For more information please visit the following link
Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas traffic plan remains the same as last year and is included here for your review.
For the safety of our students and to encourage a smooth drop-off and pick-up process, please review the traffic flow plan. When you are picking-up your student/s, please have your nameplate/s visible on the dash of your vehicle.
Nameplates were given out at orientation. If you need replacement cards, please park and go to the front office.
Harmony School of Innovation proudly presents our school logo jacket. The jackets are $25.00 each. The last day to place your order is August 29, 2014. We accept checks, money orders, or credit cards. NO CASH. For the order form read more . . .
Chromebook Implementation Update
Dear Harmony Families:
In the beginning of last school year (2013-14), Harmony Public Schools provided every student in grades 6 thru 12 with a Chromebook device. Students had access to Chromebooks 24/7, with the capacity to access a Chromebook both during the school day and at home. This year’s 1:1 program represents a change from what was implemented before, with a move away from the take-home model for grades 6th and 7th, and instead use Chromebooks in-school as classroom sets. Grades 8 thru 12 will continue with the take-home model.
With 1:1 in-school model, we believe that students will experience a more focused and guided technology use in the classrooms and teachers will be able to facilitate technology integrated student learning in a more powerful and meaningful way. Chromebooks will still be used primarily for Custom Day classes (plus 5 Math & ELA lab hours) where students work on their personalized learning plans via adaptive instructional software and in other core classes during project based learning (PBL) activities. The school will not charge any fees to students/families for in-school use of Chromebooks.
Our school is excited about the new implementation of the 1:1 technology program in 6th and 7th grade, and the endless possibilities of teaching and learning in a connected world. If you have any questions regarding the 1:1 program please reach out to your school administrators.
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...
The Cosmos Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was established in Houston, Texas. Cosmos Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for educational, scientific, and literary purposes. The Cosmos Foundation is dedicated to quality education and it promotes science, mathematics and educational technology in school environments. The Cosmos Foundation is the parent organization for Harmony Public Schools.