STAAR Testing

We are getting ready for our second round of STAAR testing this week. We have spent many weeks and many hours getting the students ready for the test. We are asking the parents to help us out as well. Please make sure your child gets a good nights rest before the STAAR test. Make sure they eat a healthy breakfast in the morning of the test. Let them know that they have four hours to take the test and to use their strategies that their teachers taught them for the test. We will be serving breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday for the students before the STAAR test. Good luck to all the students taking the test.
Below you will see the test going on for each day.

Tuesday, April 22: Math 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th Social Studies

Wednesday, April 23: Reading 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 5th/8th Science

Thursday, April 24: Make-up

Friday, April 25: Make-Up


World Fair and STEM Festival

We will be having our World Fair and STEM Festival on Saturday, April 26th. The activities will start at 11:00 am both inside the school and outside as well. We will have a variety of games and food for the day along with STEM related demenstrations in the gym. In the afternoon we will have Congressman Ralph Hall speak to the STEM students. Tickets for the games and food will start at .25 cents a piece. All money raised will go to the students. Come out and support our school!


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!


Chromebook Turn-in

Dear Parents,

The following dates below will be reserved for students turning in their chromebooks. Please remember that any intentional damage, missing keys, missing battery charger,etc. will be added to the students account and fees will need to be paid or enrollment for your child(ren) will be postponed. Please see Mrs. Metz (ext 135) to pay a far cheaper alternative for broken/missing Keys.

6th Grade- May 12 (Monday)

7th Grade- May 13 (Tuesday)

8th Grade- May 14 (Wednesday)

9th Grade- May 15 (Thursday)

10/11th Grades- May 16 (Friday)



If you have any questions please email Daniel Kraham at Dkraham@harmonytx.org


Summer STEM Leadership Camp!!

Harmony Public Schools – Dallas cluster is organizing SUMMER LEADERSHIP STEM CAMP (SLSC) on June 1 thru 6, 2014 (boys), On May 31 thru June 5 (girls).
Girls camp location: Riverbend retreat center (www.riverbendretreat.org)
Boys Camp location: Green Family Camp (www.greene.urjcamps.org)
Activities*:
-Leadership Talks -Swimming
-Archery -Reading
-Basketball -Rope Course
-Bike Trails - STEM Projects
-Camp Fires - Tennis
-Canoeing -Volleybal
-Climbing Wall -Horse Riding
* may vary for each camp site

Due to limited space, applications will be accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

To apply for the camp, please click here.

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Video Gallery.

Documents.



For more information please contact Mr. Kilic at sukrukilic@harmonytx.org


HSI-Garland Ground Breaking

On Tuesday, April 15th the Mayor of Garland, Dr. Harper, HSA-Garland administraion, parents, and high school students broke ground for our new campus. HSI-Garland will be the middle and high school building starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The school will be opening in August. We are all excited for the expansion of our Harmony schools.


APRIL ACADEMIC CALENDAR

… Please click here HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY ACTIVITY CALENDAR …


Turning Chromebooks in!

Dear Parents,

As we near the end of the year, we wanted to inform you on how the chromebook will be turned in and the requirements. Please note that chromebooks need to have all of the keys present and working as outlined by the agreement that was signed. If you would like to pay a far cheaper amount, please see Mrs. Metz (ext 135) about paying to have your child's chromebook repaired over the next 4 weekends. After paying, please drop off the chromebook to Mr. Kraham Friday before leaving school, and pick it back up Monday morning.

Failure to have the keyboard fixed, lost chromebook, missing power adapter, etc will result in the following charges being added the last week of school below. (Chromebook turn-in will be the last week of May)

? Chromebook Replacement - $429.00
? Screen - $90.00
? Keyboard/touchpad - $52.00
? Power cord - $32.00


It is very important to remember that current insurance policy does not cover for loss of the Chromebook and/or its accessories, cosmetic damage, or damages caused by intentional misuse and abuse. Parents/Students will be charged for full replacement cost of a device that has been lost or damaged due to intentional misuse or abuse. The use of a collection agency will be enforced should balances not be paid.


APRIL LUNCH MENU

Dear Parents,

Please see the lunch and breakfsat menu below. If you have any question, please contact Mr. Daniel Kraham at dkraham@harmonytx.org

For the K-8 Lunch, please click here to see the menu.

For the 9-12 Lunch, please click here to see the menu.


HPS Academic Directors: Notice for Parent Website


Dear Parents,

In response to our parents need to know and understand the curriculum and content being taught in our schools, we have created a wonderful resource for you to support your child academically. Please read more


High School Summer Research Program

The program is open to all high school students who will be at least 16 years old by June 09, 2014, and who have a G.P.A. of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. Participants will be selected from applicants by the Committee in Support of Science Education of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Candidates are required to have completed a course in high school chemistry. Juniors and sophomores who have an interest in and aptitude for science will be given primary consideration. These will be judged in terms of:

-course grades and standardized test scores
-demonstrated motivation (e.g., in pursuing a science hobby or special project)
-recommendations from a science or math teacher and a counselor
-student's essay about his/her hopes for the experience.

To apply for this event, please click here


Parent Round Tables

HSA-Garland is going to start offering parent round tables. This is where parents can come together and listen to Harmony staff talk about specific topics that relate to your children. After the talks parents will be able to ask questions from the staff and also speak with other parents about this topic. Below you will find the dates, times, and subject matter we will talk about. These round tables will be open to all parents with students from K-11th. We hope to see you all there.
Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 pm. in the gym: STAAR Requirements for Harmony and the State
Thursday, March 20th at 6:00 pm. in the gym: Cyber Security-How to keep your child safe on the internet
Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 pm. in the gym: Bullying-How we prevent bullying at HSA-Garland
Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. in the gym: Summer Programs-How we as a school and parents can prevent the summer slide


Job Opening!!!

Harmony Science Academy Garland is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. Please email your resume to fsimsek@harmonytx.org


Chromebook Repair!

Dear parents,

If your child was issued a chromebook (6-11th graders) please take a moment to inspect the chromebook for missing keys, screws or other parts. We will have a parent/booth on campus Friday during the parent-teacher conference (12:45) who will take some information down and give you a quote in how much it would cost to repair the chromebook. Please be aware that the contract signed since receiving the chromebook states that the chromebook shall be in working condition when turned in. Please feel free to use a repair technician of your choice, but come time for turning them in, they need to be in working condition. Please contact dkraham@harmonytx.org should you have any questions. We will have the booth set up at around 12:45 in the front lobby. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.


Accountability Summary Report

Harmony Science Academy Garland has received the Accountability Summary Report. Please see the report in the link. read more . . .


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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