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Friday, April 18th: No School

In observance of Good Friday, the school will be closed on this Friday, April 18th.

Classes will resume on April 21st. Have a great extended weekend!


Saturday School Updates!

Our Saturday School Program has ended. There is no Saturday School on April 19th. If we see that there is a need to start the program again, we will notify the students and parents. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ngu.


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!


Summer School for 2014!

Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology is offering a summer school program for K thru 8th grade students who need additional instruction. The four-week program will focus on Reading and Math skills and concepts.

Here is the information:

Date: June 3rd - June 27th

Hours: 8AM - 2PM

Location: Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology (9115 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77054, 832-433-7001)

Cost: $100 for FREE or REDUCED Lunch Students, $200 for PAID Lunch Students read more . . .


Important Dates for April!

*April 1st: 4th Grade Writing Day 1, 5th Grade Math, 7th Grade Writing Day 1
*April 1st: 8th Grade Field Trip to Houston Museum of Natural Science
*April 2nd :4th Grade Writing Day 2, 5th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Writing Day 2, 8th Grade Reading
*April 8th: ComAmerica Bank Financial Training for 7th and 8th grade
*April 11th:K- 3rd Grade Music Event (Sesame Street Theme @9AM)
*April 11th: 4th-5th Grade Music Event @11AM
*April 12th: Job Fair at Central Office
*April 14th: Drama Play (5:30PM)
*April 18th: No School (Spring Holiday)
*April 21st - April 25th: Administrative Assistant Week
*April 21st - April 25th: STAAR Testing for 3rd-8th, 1st-2nd Grade (Mock STAAR 3)
*April 29th: 1st Grade Field Trip to Houston Science Museum
*April 30th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Dewberry Farm
*April 30th: Progress Report Card will be sent out


Countdown to STAAR!

Monday 4/14/14: Sock it to the STAAR


Students can wear silly socks. (Students must be in school uniform.)


Tuesday 4/15/14: Shine Bright like a STAAR


Students can wear neon shirts and accessories. (Students must be in school uniform pants.)


Wednesday 4/16/14: Stampede the STAAR


Students can wear western attire. (Jeans are allowed on this day only if they are wearing western attire.)


Thursday 4/17/14: Smart enough for the STAAR


Students can dress like nerds. (Students must be in school uniform pants.)


Monday 4/21/14: STAAR Spirit Shirt


Students can create their own STAAR spirit shirts. (Students must be in school uniform pants.)


Wednesday Mail for March April 8th

Here is our Wednesday Mail for April 8th.  If you have any question or concerns, please contact the school at 832-433-7001.  
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STAAR Testing Dates!

Upcoming test dates for STAAR:

*April 22nd: Grades 3rd-4th Mathematics, Grades 6th-7th Mathematics, & Grade 8th Social Studies

*April 23rd: Grades 3rd-4th Reading Grades 6th-7th Reading, Grade 5th Science, & Grade 8th Science


Graduation Updated Information!

The 8th grade graduation ceremony and prom has been moved from Saturday, May 24th at 5PM to May 17th at 5PM to allow the students to spend the Memorial Holiday with their family. Prom will be held afterwards at 7:00PM in the school's cafeteria. Details will be sent home soon.

Kindergarten Graduation will still be held on Friday, May 23rd at 9AM and 5th Grade Graduation will be held at 5PM.

*Girls' Attire for Ceremony: Dress, Skirts or Dress Pants with Blouse. No Jeans.
*Boys' Attire for Ceremony: Dress Pants with Button-Down Dress Shirt, Dark Colored Shoes. No Jeans.

Seating for all ceremonies is on first come-first serve basis.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Baca at 8322-433-7001 or mbaca@harmonytx.org.


Blue Bell Ice Cream Fundraiser!

We will be selling Blue Bell ice cream to the students during the afternoon dismissal starting on Wednesday, March 12th to the end of the school year. All items are $1.00.

*Fruit Bars (Cherry and Grape)

*Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Cups *Rainbow Pop-Up

*Cotton Candy Bar

*The Great Divide Chocolate/Vanilla Ice Cream Bar

*Rainbow Freeze Bar

Regular Dismissal Students can buy the ice cream from 2:55PM - 3:10PM

Zenith Students from 3:10PM - 3:20PM (buy the ice and return to cafeteria).


Chromebook Sleeves

Neoprene sleeve bag keeps it safe.

Handles, so that you don't drop it.

Pocket for cord, so you don't lose it.

$10

Get yours at the front office.


CALENDAR UPDATE

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

There will be no other snow make up days due to school calendar waiver, the calendar will remain as is for the remainder of the year.


College Acceptance Day Pep Rally 2013



This is a video of the second annual College Acceptance Day PEP Rally held on May 3rd, 2013 by Harmony Public Schools (HPS) at Rice University in Houston Texas. More than 4,000 middle school and high school students from 15 Houston-area HPS campuses attended this exciting event to celebrate our 150 Graduating Seniors as they announced publically for the first time what College they would be attending in the Fall of 2013. Many of the Graduates were either the first-in-family or a first-generation family member to be accepted to a 4-yr College. More than 50% of these graduates went on to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields in College."


HSART's Eagle Eye News! News with Claws!

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HPS Students and Parents Complaints and Grievances Policy!

Here is HPS's Policy on Students and Parents Rights and Responsibilities in regards to complaints and grievances.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school at 832-433-7001.

HPS Policy Parent Complaints and Grievances.pdf


2013 State Accountability Ratings and System Safeguards

Dear parents/students,

The Texas Education Agency has released school accountability ratings for 2013. These ratings are the first released using the newly designed state accountability system.
You may view the 2013 Texas State Accountability Summary reports for our campus and the district from the links below.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ngu at nngu@harmonytx.org.


2013 Accountability Summary - Campus

2013 Accountability Summary - District


PTO Meeting - Thursday, February 20th, 2014!

Attention HSArt's Parents and Guardians:  our next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17th at 5:30 in the school's cafeteria.  


If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Ms. Flores at 832-433-7001 or via email at christine.flores@harmonytx.org.


 


2013 -2014 Student & Parent Handbook!

Attached is our Student & Parent Handbook for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Please review the handbook with your students and contact the school if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT:

Uniform Bottoms: Students are not allowed to wear skirts this school. Only uniform navy or khaki pants and shorts (must touch the knee) are allowed.

Cell Phones: All cell phones must be turned off and kept in the student's locker during school day and while in school building. Devices that are found in the possession of the student will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for lost or theft of any devices brought to the school by the students. Please read pages 19-20 of the student handbook for additional details. read more . . .


Students Sickness Policy:

Despite our efforts to wash our hands constantly, cover our sneezes and coughs, and sanitize the classroom, some illnesses still manage to get past our defenses. Please do not bring your child to school if he or she has a fever, diarrhea, vomiting or any other symptoms in the past 24 hours. If your child is sent home from school with any of these symptoms, he or she will have to be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school unless a doctor's note is provided. Please be considerate of other student' health by keeping your sick ones at home. Thank you for your support!


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 17, Thursday
PTO General Meeting
 
 
 April 18, Friday
Inclement Weather/Holiday (No School) (no classes)
 
 
 April 22, Tuesday
Grades 3rd-4th Mathematics, Grades 6th-7th Mathematics, & Grade 8th Social Studies
 
 
 April 23, Wednesday
Grades 3rd-4th Reading Grades 6th-7th Reading, Grade 5th Science, & Grade 8th Science
 
 
 April 29, Tuesday
1st Grade Field Trip to Houston Science Museum
 

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