All10th graders will take TSI Computer-Administered Test (CAT). Testing will take place at computer labs in room 139 and 110 on Thursday, April 23rd from 8:00 AM to 12:40 PM.
Charter Schools Rally at Austin State Capitol!
About 1,000 alumni, parents, teachers, school staff and community supporters will be at the Texas Capitol Wednesday, April 29, to celebrate public charter schools and urge lawmakers to support legislation that strengthens and grows charter schools. With public charter schools receiving less funding per student than traditional school districts and more than 105,000 Texas families on waiting lists to attend a charter school, every voice is needed! WHERE: South Steps of the State Capitol WHEN: Depart from HSA - Laredo at 7:15AM
Parents and alumni please sign up today if you are interested.
CRLP Registration has now opened for 2015-2016. The college readiness and leadership program (CRLP) is a voluntary mentorship program designed to help qualified students improve their skills in: *Social Networking *Academics *Extracurricular Activities *Personal Development .CRLP is a committed long term interactive mentor-mentee relationship which will enhance the student’s probability of acceptance into top ranking colleges and universities around the Nation.
For questions or concerns, please contact Mr. A. Cetin at email@example.com.
2015 Graduation Commencements!
Graduation will be held on May 30th at Texas A&M International University. To give a fair opportunity to all students, each student will be assigned a number of invitations that will need to be presented at the door for the day of graduation.
8th Grade Students: 4 invitations each 12th Grade Students: 10 invitations each
PLTW Biomedical Sciences & HOSA-Future Health Professionals will be hosting an on-campus Blood Drive on campus Thursday, April 23, 2015. The South Texas Blood Bank will bring their Blood Mobile to campus from 11:00am to 6:00pm so please be sure to call or email Mrs. Halfhill or speak with a PLTW Biomed/HOSA student to schedule your appointment to save a life this Spring!!!
2015 Science Research Mentorship Program!
Attn: All Middle and High School Students
SRM is a science program designed to improve student research, leadership and presentation skills. Learn how to design high quality science fair projects while working with experts in the science related field.Admission is free! SRM will be held on two Saturday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 9th. Times are 9:00 am through 3:00 pm.
If interested in participating in this program, please sign up and submit form by Friday, April 24th. For questions, please contact Mrs. Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Harmony Public Schools San Antonio District will bring together more than 1,000 middle and high school students from its 4 campuses across the Greater San Antonio, Laredo, and Brownsville. This event is comprised of Marching Bands, Mascots, Teacher Cheerleaders
Dr. Sahin, of Harmony's research department has announced a new book focused on Harmony's approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, is now available for purchase. The book is titled STEM Students on the Stage (SOS).
The STEM S.O.S. model is a rigorous interdisciplinary STEM teaching approach that is teacher facilitated, student-centered and directed through sequenced set of student projects. In contrast to the other PBL models in the market, this model is standards-focused and substantial part of PBL completion takes place out of classroom in a digital environment. The book provides insight into Harmony's practices. It also shares data with the education community on how this approach has impacted students.
Congratulations to our 6th Grade FLL Robotics Team, coached by Mrs. A. Martinez. They won the Overall (highest award) in the FLL Qualifiers in Harlingen, TX where they excelled in all areas of competition. Areas of competition include: Robot Design, Project, Core Values and Robot Game The team will be traveling this Saturday to compete at the Regionals in the San Antonio Alamo Championship. We would like to extend our gratitude to our Assistant Coach, Mr. O. Tekin, IT Staff, Miguel Hernandez, Marcos Dominguez, and Tony Arrendondo, FTC Coach, Mr. O. Togan and GT Coordinator, Ms. M. Laurel. Special thanks goes to TAMIU Engineering Professor Dr. Tariq Tashtoush for working diligently with our students. Congratulations HSA TOP GEARS! Jesus Guajardo, Jose Calderon, Nikole Munson, Jovana Ramos, Miguel Cisneros, Roger Caballero, David Chavez Matthew Dunivant, Mauricio Mendoza Please click here for…HSA Top Gear News!Please take our Techno Board Survey!
2015 Alternate Meal Policy
At HSA-Laredo, we understand the important role nutrition has in learning. As a courtesy, we allow students to charge up to $25 on their accounts with the understanding that parents will pay for the charged meals. When the -$25 balance is reached, students will receive an "alternate meal" until the balance is paid in full. Please note that parents are responsible for paying any negative balance on their child's account. If you are unable to pay for your child's meals, please feel free to complete and return an application for free/reduced meals. These applications may be picked up at the school office. (Note that parents are still responsible for paying all charge balances accumulated prior to an application approval)
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, students who have a balance of -$25 or more will be provided an alternate meal.
Dear Parents, Please update your meal balance with Harmony Science Academy every 1st Friday of the month. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Payments will be taken as a form of a check or credit card only NO CASH.
Buy Your Prom Tickets TODAY!
8th Grade Prom Tickets will be available for sale beginning March 16th - April 20th for $45. Tickets can only be purchased at the front office. Front office will only accept money order, credit card, or check.
Attn: Students Everyone can wear free dress for $2.00 on Thursday. Please pay at the front lobby!
2015 Join PTO
HSA-Laredo's PTO has a new website! Also, don't forget to join PTO and volunteer!
2015 Middle School Spring Tutorial Schedule!
Attn: Students, Parents and Teachers Please review the attached schedule. You may also access the 2015 Spring Tutorial Schedule on the side bar under Academics. Please click here for a clear and detailed instructions…2015 Middle School Spring Tutorial Schedule
Congratulations FTC Teams!
On January 17th, both FTC Teams traveled to Del Rio, TX to compete in the FTC Division of US First Robotics. FTC Team #9228 received a ranking of 4th Place. Congratulations to both our teams, coached by Mr. Togan, on a GREAT JOB! Congratulations to coaches, mentors, and robotic students.
Team #9228 Carlos Arrellano Andrew Amezcua Isai Jimenez-Lopez Noemi Moreno Robert Whitman Cuahtemoc Vidal Kenneth Yi Ramond Vuong
Team #8639 Alejandro Paez Austin Munson David Chun Fausto Sotelo James Porter Lorenzo Castillo Luis Morales
Special thanks and congratulations to Robotics mentors: Tony Arrendondo and Marcos Dominguez
2015-2016 Re-Enrollment Forms!
Re-enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 6th. Re-enrollment can be done two ways this year by either using the Harmony Parent Portal App. Or by filling out the re-enrollment form and turning it into the front office. Re-enrollment forms will be sent home on Tuesday, January 6th in both English and Spanish. All applications either through the portal or by paper need to be turned in by January 31st or your child will need to go back into the lottery for next school year. We will have forms in the front lobby if you misplace yours. We look forward to seeing everyone return for next school year!
Attention Mrs. Turk's Biology Classes! Please register to Remind 101 to get important updates and reminders (HW, Quizzes, Events and Tests) about Biology Class. This will count as a grade, and registration is free. Parents can also register. Please click here to read more . . .
LOTE Competition Winners!
We would like to congratulate all participants and winners of the 2014 Language District Competition. All of our first place students from Turkish and Spanish will be advancing and representing our school and cluster in the state competition. We wish them the best of luck. GO TIGERS!
1st place Turkish Poetry Winner: Junior, Maria Cardona 1st place Turkish Song: Sophomore, Dan Estevez 1st place Spanish poetry: 7th Grader, Rosalinda Rios 2nd place Spanish Song: Junior, Kiarah De La Rosa
Honorable mention Turkish students Cy Cuellar Alexia Luna
We would like to thank all of our teachers who traveled with our students and supported them. Special thanks goes out to our LOTE Department for all of her hard work and dedication! Thank you Mrs. De Leon, Mrs. Secilmis, Mrs. Togan, Mrs. Luna, and Mr. Martinez.
2014 Spaghetti Bridge Contest WINNERS!
Harmony Science Academy congratulates all Spaghetti Bridge Contest participants and winners!
Design Winners 1st Place Winners - 6th Graders Angela Sanchez and Kassandra Lopez 2nd Place Winner - 7th Grader Karina Palacios 3rd Place Winner - 11th Graders Korina Conttreras and Blanca Martinez
Strength Winners* 1st Place Winner - 10th Grader Jose Guajardo 2nd Place Winner -10th Graders John Morales and Josue perez 3rd Place Winner - 6th Graders Edgardo Pena David Chavez
* Based on efficiency (Weight of the Bridge / Load) We would like to thank all students who participated and all parents who encouraged and guided students.
We would also like to thank the Science Department, especially Science Department Chair, Mr. Gurbey Demirturk for a successful, well organized and challenging event! We look forward to next year's competition!
Congratulations to our PLTW Biomedical Students participants and winners who advanced to HOSA Competition Events.
3rd Place - Forensic Medicine Team - Yahaira Franco & Erick Garcia - Forensic Medicine - Advancing to Spring Area Leadership Conference Competition.
10th place - Healthy Lifestyles - Rosa Cestou - Advancing to the Spring Area Leadership Conference Competition.
4th Place - Medical Law & Ethics - Juan Ramirez - Medical Law & Ethics - 4th place
We are extrememly proud of our PLTW biomedical students and would like to recognize our PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher, Mrs. Halfhill for all of her hard work and efforts in making this possible.
CONGRATULATIONS Tigers! Good luck in your upcoming competitions!
Planting the Seeds!
The Harmony community has grown exponentially! From the
original 200 students at the Braeswood campus in 2000, we now boast an impressive 28,000 students in 43 campuses across Texas!
The primary source of revenue for Harmony Public
Schools comes from the daily-attendance-based State Fund offered to all public schools in Texas. However our campuses still need your support.
Your generous donation
TAMIU Tex Prep Registration!
The Department of College and Career Readiness in HSA Laredo highly encourages our students to participate in leadership and career readiness summer programs taking place all over the country. One of the programs takes place every summer in Laredo as well: TexPREP. TAMIU TEXPREP is now accepting applications for the summer of 2015. Please hurry for being early bird and pay less for pretest by December 19th. Submit your Application…HERE! Please contact Mr. Kursun or Mr. Cetin for any questions you may have.
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Every week, HSA Word, our journalism team, prepares a weekly newsletter that includes the upcoming events for the week. They also prepare a monthly newsletter that includes all our monthly events and school-wide recognition. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive our digital weekly and/or monthly newsletters, please fill out the information below.
Congratulations to the Harmony Soccer team in having an incredible season. They finished with a record (4-1-3) during the regular season and made it all the way to the semi-finals in the tournament. They were regular season champions. WAY TO GO TIGERS!!! Soccer Players: Richard Alvarez, Rodrigo Garcia, Benny A. Gonzalez, Eros Salazar, Gilberto Aguilar, Gerardo Pena, Emilio Garma, Osvaldo de la Garza, Jorge Valdivia, Ivan Marareno, Abigail Gonzalez, Fernando Mata, Matthew Smith, Rolando Hernandez, Arturo Vela, Alejandro Luna
Coached By: Aaron Alvarez and Jesus Alvarez
2014 Environmental Summit
On November 6th, 2014, students from the PLTW Biomedical Science Program will be attending the 5th Annual Environmental Summit at TAMIU sponsored by Senator Judith Zaffirini.
4th Amendment Presentation
The Political Science Pathways Program hosted a presentation by the Laredo Police Department on the 4th Amendment in order to inform and educate our students about their Constitutional Rights and how police officers enforce the laws.
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...
Harmony Science Academy It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 713 343 3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.