|EOC/TAKS Retest Schedule|
7/8/2013 Monday 8:00 a.m. EOC English I Writing
7/8/2013 Monday 8:00 a.m. TAKS ELA Retest
7/9/2013 Tuesday 8:00 a.m EOC English I Reading
7/9/2013 Tuesday 8:00 a.m TAKS Math Retest
7/10/2013 Wednesday 8:00 a.m EOC English II Writing
7/10/2013 Wednesday 8:00 a.m EOC Biology
7/10/2013 Wednesday 8:00 a.m TAKS Science Retest
7/11/2013 Thursday 8:00 a.m EOC English II Reading
7/11/2013 Thursday 8:00 a.m EOC Algebra I
7/11/2013 Thursday 8:00 a.mTAKS SS Retest
7/9/2013 Friday 8:00 a.m *EOC Make-up Day NA
|Chromebook for Every Student|
Dear Parents and Guardians:
With excitement and anticipation, Harmony Public Schools is looking forward to the launch of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all 6th - 12th grade students beginning with the 2013 - 2014 school year. Every student will be assigned a device for use during the school year and will be allowed to take it home each night. The purpose of this initiative is to use modern technology tools to fully engage students and create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
This initiative comes at a very exciting time for Harmony Public Schools as we strive to provide an even more individualized learning experience for your children. As a recipient of a Race To The Top - District grant, we are restructuring our academic day to provide technology enhanced personalized learning time every day. During this time, students will use the Chromebooks to master skills that may need refining and further enhance and enrich personal areas of interest.
As you plan for the fall and joining the Harmony Public Schools family or returning for another exciting year, please be on the lookout for more information. The devices will be distributed within the first few weeks of school after a Family Informational Presentation and all required documents are signed. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Family Informational Sessions in the fall!
Mehmet M. Subas, M.Ed.
Click here for 2013-2014 Academic Calendar
|Another Success Story by IRON Panda |
Iron Panda is sending three teams to the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) State Championship. After three qualifying tournaments our teams brought home the PTC Design Award, the Inspire Award (twice), the Think Award and three teams rose above the others advancing to the State Championship. The State Championship Tournament will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at San Jacinto College on the Spencer Highway. Hopefully from there we will be on our way to the World Championship in St. Louis!
Congratulations to Marlon and Giovanni V. for getting accepted to the NASA High school aerospace scholar program! They will begin their online classes from NASA in the Spring 2013. Good job tigers!
Click here to learn more about the program and apply
|HSA Students got accepted to a Science Program at Baylor College of Medicine|
Congratulations to Austin P. and Jennifer L. who will be participating in a 2013 Saturday Morning Science (SMS) program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Keep up the good work tigers!
|H.S.A Debate Team..!|
Last weekend, HSA Debate/Interp competed at Bellaire High School. We competed against 42 schools and more than 600 competitors.
Please congratulate the following students on their accomplishments:
Tooba Tukdi - 1st place in Prose
Crystal Orazu - 5th place in Poetry
Antonella Mazu - semifinalist in Prose
Uwezu Emeaba - semifinalist in Prose
Georgette Jones - semifinalist in Prose
Nicol Ruiz - semifinalist in Impromptu
Dustin Jarvis - semifinalist in Impromptu
Manuel Gomes - octofinalist in Lincoln Dogulas Debate
Arsheen Memon and Jennifer Navarez - double octofinalist in Public Forum
|Congratulations to Lady Tigers..!|
The Lady Tigers Volleyball team is playoff bound for the third year in a row! The Lady Tigers finished up their undefeated 8-0 season on Thursday night beating Hope Academy 3-0. The location of the regional playoffs have not been set, but it will be held from October 26-27.
|Columbia Engineering Experience Program|
Congratulations to one of our seniors, Azizat A., who got accepted to Columbia Engineering Experience program. She will be spending 3 days at Columbia campus, New York City. The whole trip is 100% sponsored by the university. Good job Azizat!
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|Congratulations to HS-High debate team..! |
Last weekend, our students competed in a tournament at Elsik High School, which was, by far, one of the most successful tournaments for our team. Please congratulate the following students when you see them! And thank you to all of you for your support of our students.
Nancy Osazuwa - first in Student Congress
Crystal Orazu - second in Poetry Reading
Nawal Ali - third in Extemporaneous Speaking
Uwezu Emeba - fourth in Humorous Interp
(ranked first in cumulative prelim rounds)
Feyza Polat and Hale Celik - fourth in Public Forum Debate
Malik Shavkatov - fifth in Student Congress
Georgette Jones - finalist in Prose Reading
Dylan Smail - finalist in Student Congress
Antonella Mazu - finalist in Prose Reading
Kemi Oba - semifinalist in Prose Reading
and Tahlar Rowe and Nancy Osazuwa in Lip Sync
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|Go Lady Tigers!|
The Lady Tiger volleyball team (2-0) traveled to Hope Academy yesterday looking to continue their undefeated district record. The girls started out on fire, winning 25-8, 25-10. The third set was back and forth, but the Lady Tigers pulled it out in the end winning 27-25 to preserve their unbeaten district season. The Lady Tiger's next game will be against Harmony School of Science-High, with the Varsity starting at 6:30pm. Staff-Free, HSA-HH Students-Free, Other Students-$1, Adults-$2.
Players of the Game:
Genesis P.(1-Ace, 1-Kill, 3-Asst. for Kills, 2-Digs)
Stephanie O. (4-Aces, 3-Kills, 2-Digs)
Edrianna A. (2-Aces, 1-Kill, 3-Asst. for Kills)
Jasmine E. (1-Ace, 1-Kill, 2-Asst. for Kills, 3-Digs)
|Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight|
A segment of the May 13 television news show 60 Minutes included references to Harmony Public Schools (HPS) of Texas that may have left some inaccurate impressions. Please note the following facts about Harmony Public Schools, all of which were shared with 60 Minutes before the show was broadcast: Read more at Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight
|Congratulations to the Robotics Team|
Once again HSA Iron Panda Robotics brings home the hardware! It was a great day with a lot of tough competition and we are very proud of their accomplishments. The team made it to the semi-finals and won the Connect Award for their work in the community, the Think Award for their depth of understanding of the engineering process and the 2nd & 3rd place Motivate Award: "This award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team spirit and enthusiasm."
These three awards are so important because they speak directly to the content of our student's character and their understanding of the engineering process. We are very proud of them!
|Congratulations HSA Track Team!|
This past Saturday (Feb. 25th) was the Houston Area TCSAAL Qualifying Track Meet at Westbury High School. Our athletes competed against other charter schools in the Houston-metro area and 4 of them have qualified for this Saturday's state meet in Austin!!
Kareemat Olusesi - 400 m dash, 1:21.44,2nd place
Phyllis Nwokolo - 800 m run, 3:20.47, 2nd place
Clarise Rollins - 100 m dash, 14.65, 3rd place
Briana Rollins - 100 m dash, 14.97, 4th place
Abdul-Wahab Ayinde (our best runner, in 2nd toughest track race) - 800 m run, 2:49.07, 5th place
Detroy Osby-Mitchell - 100 m dash, 13.4 and 200 m dash, 28.62
Please congratulate all athletes on a great 1st performance as the Harmony Science Academy-Houston track team and wish those qualifiying for state good luck this Saturday!!
The HSA-Houston High Tigers hosted YES Prep Southeast last night. The Boys JV started the night off in winning fashion by beating the Mavericks 47-40. Makesi S. led the scoring attack with 18 points, while John A. and Mouhari D. followed with 8 points each. The wins did not stop here as the Boys Varsity picked up where the JV left off by defeating the Mavericks 68-55. Muhamed I. led the charge by scoring 16 points, with Ammar M. and Edward V. both scoring 13 points. The Tigers finish up their season on Tuesday, 2/14/12, at home hosting Harmony School of Science at 4:30p and then YES Prep Southwest at 6:00p. Admission will be free for students and staff so come out and support your HSA-Houston High Tigers!
|Robotics Team Won 1st Place! Go Iron Pandas!!|
On Friday, February 3 two robotics teams competed in the 2012 FIRST Technology Challenge Regional Competition at San Jacinto College in Houston. At the end of a 15 hour day Iron Panda advanced to the championship to be held on March 3, 2012. Not only did they advance . . . They won the 1st Place Inspire Award (the highest award that can be won), 2nd Place Inspire Award, 2nd & 3rd place for their engineering notebooks.
Thanks for coaches Mr.Turan and Ms.Kern. Go Iron Pandas!!Click here for more picture
|Letter to Key Stakeholders Regarding The New York Times Article|
From Superintendent Dr. Soner Tarim To the Harmony Public Schools Community: A disappointing article on charter schools in this week's New York Times attempts to put Harmony Public Schools in Texas in a context that is not accurate, necessitating this brief response. Many of us at Harmony Schools cooperated extensively with the Times on this story over the last several months, providing documents, interviews, tours and dozens of detailed responses to specific questions in good faith. But, as sometimes happens, the end result was not entirely what we had hoped. See the rest of Dr. Soner Tarim's response here: http://harmonytx.org/news/122/letter-to-stakeholders-on-ny-times-article/
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...