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PTO Fundraising Event!

PTO will be holding an event at Chuck E. Cheese on April 17th.
Please encourage the students to attend. Remind them if they attend they will receive a free dress pass for next week. Teachers will be treated as well with a free meal upon presenting a valid school id. Hope to see everyone there.

Click Here for PTO Flyer!


2014 TAMIU Dual Credit Program!

Attention students and parents, as per our partnership with Texas A&M International University, rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) will have the opportunity to take college courses at TAMIU. In order to qualify for the Dual Credit Program, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment.

TAMIU scholarship application deadlines:
Summer Courses: Thursday, May 1
Fall Courses: Friday, August 15

Please read the following attachment as important information pertaining to the Texas Success Initiative Assessment and deadlines are listed. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cantu at ccantu@harmonytx.org, or call him at (956) 712-1177.

To View Attacment…please click here!


Lock-In for STAAR Math Review!

On Thursday, April 17th, the Math Department will hold a Lock-In for 6th and 7th grade Math Students.
All students need to report to room 134. Lock-In will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

For questions, please contact Mrs. D. Pescador in Room #134.


School Holiday

 No School:
Friday, April 18th
Classes resume on Monday, April 21st


April STAAR Testing

Several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience is that your student arrives on time, fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before, if not a good breakfast the morning of testing. Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance.

To read Letter to Parents…please click here!


Career Day!

It is our mission to collaborate with the community and public figures, so that together we may educate students on the importance of furthering their education and the vast career opportunities they may choose from. Therefore, we cordially invite you to join us for career day,
April 25, 2014

8:30AM-9:00AM - Breakfast
9:00AM -11:00AM - Class Presentations
11:15AM - 12:15PM - Lunch

Presentations will be approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the time that you have available. We would certainly like to see you here all morning, but we will work around your schedule and appreciate any time that you may be able to dedicate to this very rewarding experience for the children of our community.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please click Here to fill out a form.

If you have any questions please call the front office at (956)712-1177.


11th Grade Information Night!

11th Grade Information Night will take place on Tuesday, April 29th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the main cafeteria. Graduation Requirement discussions will take place, as well as upcoming preparations for all Juniors.


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!


No Saturday Tutorials!

THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY TUTORIALS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH. We will resume tutorials for students in 5th and 8th grade Reading and Math tutorials, and High School students tutorials on April 26th and end on May 12th. There will not be tutorials for the other grades after Thursday, April 17th.


HSA Journalism Team Try-Outs!

Attn: Journalism Applicants

Journalism Try-Outs will take place on Thursday, April 17th at 4:00 pm in Room 110.

Applicants, please make sure to verify that your name is on the Applicant list.

To View Applicants List…please click here!


Sundae's with Style!

Harmony students and staff members were able to help out the community by participating in "Sundae's with Style" Fashion Show which was sponsored by Women's City Club. It is an annual event to help raise funds for underprivileged children and other nonprofit organizations. Ten students from Harmony participated as models. We also had Spanish Dept. Head Mrs. Karla Reyes participate as one of the models. Mrs. Alma Nora- Rangel, our ELA Dept. Head, was the Event Chair for this fashion show. Mr. Salazar also contributed by running the sound system which our school graciously loaned to the Women's City Club. There were 95 models in total, and over 300 people attended the event. It was a great success.


March's 8th Grader of the Month

Andrea Solis is a very dedicated student and has maintained straight A’s all throughout middle school. One of her many accomplishments has been winning first place at our school’s Spelling Bee, allowing her to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee. Some of her favorite subjects include Math and English. She participates in many extracurricular activities including the Spanish Club because she enjoys learning about different cultures. After high school, Andrea would like to go to college and become a lawyer.



U.S. Border Patrol Presentation!

On Thursday, April 24th, U.S. Border Patrol will deliver a presentation to 9th and 10th Grade students.


HSA honors Sheriff Martin Cuellar!

Harmony Science Academy will be honoring Sheriff Martin Cuellar with a Luncheon on Thursday, April 17th between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

A native of Laredo, Sheriff Martin Cuellar has dedicated his entire professional life to law enforcement. Starting as a Webb County Deputy Sheriff and rising to the rank of Lieutenant in charge of Narcotics Intelligence with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sheriff Cuellar has received hundreds of hours of advanced training and is responsible for the seizure of tens of thousands of pounds of narcotics…..more!


2014 Literature Fair!

On Friday, May 23rd, HSA will host it's annual Literature Fair.


2012 - 2013 Yearbooks on Sale

2012*2013 Yearbooks are for sale for $50 in the front office.


2013 Robotics VEX IQ Challenge

Attn: HSA Robotics Teams

2014 I-Sweep will host it's annual Robotics Challenge on Friday, May 2, 2014 for Elementary and Middle School

Practices for Middle School Robotics students will take place in Room 110 and will be coached by Coach Jumadilov, Coach Martinez and Assitant Coach Ozturk
Mondays 4:00-6:00
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00
Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30
Thursdays 4:00-6:00
Fridays 4:00 - 6:00
Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Practices for 3rd - 5th Grade Elementary Students will take place in room 139 and will be coached by Coach Ramos and Coach Hernandez on:
Mondays 4:00 - 5:00
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00
Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00
Fridays 4:00- 5:00

See you there!


Drama Club Play

Middle School High School Drama Club
Presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
by William Shakespeare
May 10, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Donation $2.00 per person


8th & 12th Grade Prom

Prom for 8th & 12th grade students
On April 26, 2014
7:00-11:30pm
Taking Place At Salon Chapa

Presale Tickets will be starting at $40/Person
($50 after April 16th)

The Theme for the Prom will be
Born To Be Wild

Order Your Tickets Today!


Senior Week

Attention Seniors:

Senior Week:
Friday, April 11 - Character Day
Monday, April 14th - Celebrity Day
Tuesday, April 15th - Super Day
Wednesday, April 16th - All Around the World
Thursday, April 17th - Decade Day


2014 HSA Book Drive!

Yazmin Jimenez, a sophomore at HSA-Laredo, is kick starting a book drive that will last until April 30th. She is currently a Second Year Senior in the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and is in the process of obtaining the prestigious Gold Award, an award that only 3% of all registered Girl Scouts receive. The books will be donated to the Holding Institute Community Center, where they will be used in a library for the children. Please support Yazmin in her cause to better the community. Please bring appropriate books. These books may be dropped off in the front office. Students will receive 3 community service hours per book.


2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Our new academic calendar is now posted on our website under Academics link on our top left sidebar. You may also click the link below to view the 2014-2015 Academic School Calendar.

Click Here for Calendar!


Chromebook Usage Reminders!

Chromebooks are to be for educational use. School-issued Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes and students are to adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy and all of its corresponding administrative procedures at all times. Please follow the link below for Harmony approved Accessible online resources:

Click Here for Approved List!


HSA Rules to Follow

To View the Rules...please click here!


Summer School!

Harmony Science Academy will be holding Summer school session beginning June 3rd and ending June 27th. Please check our school's website for more details as soon as they become available.


Elementary Site

In preparation for the new school year for elementary, we have created a website. We are extremely happy to inroduce our new elementary school: "Harmony School of Innovation."
Please make sure to visit our new site @ www.hsilaredo.org


Working Together Against Bullying!

The link you are viewing was created to offer a safe place for those who are being victimized or have witnessed some sort of bullying. Harmony Science Academy-Laredo does not tolerate bullying and we want our student body to feel safe and secure in their second home. Every tip and case will be handled according to the facts and please be aware that there is a process that will take place in every investigation that will determine whether it is bullying or not. In some cases investigations may even lead to formal charges. Please be aware that every tip is anonymous but if you choose to disclose your name it will be perfectly fine as well. In advance, we thank you for your support and cooperation. Respectfully, Mrs. F. Hernandez, Dean of Discipline and Mrs. G. Salas, Elementary Principal

Submit Your Bully Report Here!


Summer Seminar Application Deadlines

Service Academy Summer Seminars Application deadlines are just around the corner
View Chart Here for more information.

All 7th-11th Grade students are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to apply these prestigious and unique programs. To start an application, you can see college counselor Mr. Kursun.


Updated Traffic Plan

Attention Parents, Faculty, & Students

Click Here to view the Updated Traffic Plan.

Thank you in advance for your continued support in creating a safe environment for our students.

*Effective beginning March 21st.


New Parent Suggestion Box!

HSA - Laredo encourages parents to submit and share their ideas, suggestions, posting, concerns or other matters that can be addressed by our campus. Submissiosn will be reveiwed and considered by administration and staff.

Parents may also Submit Suggestions Here!


Summer Leadership STEM* Camp

Dear Parents,

Harmony Public Schools arrange Summer Leadership STEM* Camp annually for the 6-11th students. This year we’ll be holding our camps between May 31st and June 6th

*We’ll have additionally STEM component during the summer camp this year.

Boys Camp will be at: Highland Lake Camp & Conference Center 888-222-3482 / 512-264-1777 / http://www.hlccc.org/

Girls Camp will be at: Camp Young Judaea Texas [CYJ]
Tel: 512.847.9564 / Fax: 512.847.5086 / http://www.cyjtexas.org/

The students need to return their signed permission slips, medical release and liability forms by Friday, March 7th, 2014. The permission slips and payments are accepted at the front office.

Since we’ll have limited place for each campus, it’s going to be “first-come-first-serve basis”! Event cost includes only meals at the camp, transportation and accommodation fee!

Any meals during the travelling are excluded! In case of unexpected situations, please call your teacher to notify us of your lateness and feel free to call anytime anything about the program from this number.

I’ll be very glad to see our students in this entertaining event. Parent approval may not be obtained by phone.

5902 Pace Bend Rd. N., Spicewood, Texas 78669
121 Camp Young Judaea Dr. Wimberley, Texas 78676

Click For Permission Slip!


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


SUMMER STEM CAMP AT TAMIU!

TAMIU is hosting a STEM Summer Camp Program whose goal is to improve the recruitement and preparation of Hispanic and other minority students, particularly women, through participation in summer workshops that improve students' knowledge in a variety of STEM areas, including math, chemistry, biology and engineering.

Application deadline is April 25, 2014

Workshop 1 : June 9-20, 2014
Workshop 2 : June 16-27, 2014

Students need to include a 200 or 300 words essay describing their professional goals and career plan.

There are many advantages to gain from this workshop including receiving $200 stipend for those who complete 60 hours of enrichment activities and sessions.

To View Flyer and Application…Click Here!


Now Hiring

Help Wanted
Do you have a passion for teaching?
Harmony Science Academy is seeking highly qualified ESL teachers.
If you are interested apply Here


2014 Elementary K-5 Lottery Information!

Lottery Date for Elementary - Applications to New Elementary campus. Students can apply by the end of June. Lottery will be drawn. Latter June early July.


NEW! AR Widget

Hello I'm your AR widget! Don't forget to check me every week on Friday, I can tell you the amount of books and words read at our school.

Every Accelerated Reader quiz a student passes counts toward these totals. Also, check out which books students are quizzing on.

What are Widgets?

Widgets are a fun, visual way to display up-to-date information. Using the five widget themes provided, you can share students’ Accelerated Reader activity with staff, students, parents, and the community.


February's 8th Grader of the Month

Matthew is an extremely focused and dedicated student. He enjoys the subjects Math and History. Later this month he will be competing in the State History Bee. Outside of school, he has achieved the rank of Star Scout in the Boy Scouts and he will participate in the National Youth Leadership Training over Spring Break at Camp Kawakawa.
After high school Matthew would like to attend M.I.T.


Commencement Schedule

Graduation Date: May 31st

Kinder
Students Arrive and Seating 8:00AM to 8:30AM
Graduation 8:45AM to 9:30AM

5th Grade
Students Arrive and Seating at 10:30AM
Graduation 11:00AM to 12:00PM

8th Grade
Students Arrival and Seating 1:30PM
Graduation 2:00PM to 3:30PM

12th Grade
Students Arrival and Seating 4:00PM
Graduation 4:30PM to 5:30PM

*Ceremonies will be held at TAMIU Recital Hall. Events will start promptly at the assigned times. No exceptions. However, if a time should change parents will be notified.


2014 HSA SPELLING BEE WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the students who participated in the Spelling Bee and to all WINNERS!

We are pleased to announce that Andrea Soliz will be advancing to the Regional Spelling Bee! Good Luck Andrea!


Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Winners:

Physical Category Middle School:
1st : Angel Salinas 8A
2nd:Sophia Marin 6D
3rd: Katherine Munson 8A

Physical Category Elementary School:
1st: Nikole Munson 5A
2nd: Giovanni Alvarez 4B
3rd: Ken Yaguchi 4A

Life Category Middle School:
1st: Aryana Jimenez 6B
2nd: Matthew Smith 6D
3rd: Crystal Lopez 6C

Life Category Elementary School:
1st: Viviana Cardenas 4B
2nd: Reuben Cuevas 4A
3rd: Kassandra Gloria 5A

Environmental Category Middle School:
1st: Aneesa Mohammed 8A
2nd: Osvaldo Jimenez 6A
3rd: Luis DeQuevedo 6B

Environmental Category Elementary School:
1st: Giselle Martinez 5A
2nd: Matthew Olivera 4A
3rd: Roberto Salinas 4B

OVERALL WINNERS:

Middle School: Angel Salinas 8A
Elementary: Nikole Munson 5A

Science Fair winners will receive their awards during the end of the year ceremony.


Spring A.R. Incentive Program

Click Here for a list of the prizes.


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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