The Harmon Herald

24th Edition 3.18.16

Opening Thoughts...

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break and your first week back was not too bad, even with daylight savings thrown in there! I know things are hopping (no pun intended) and everyone is extremely busy, but please do take time to unwind for yourself and your mindset!

We have an AWESOME week ahead: Farmer Flex Time (M - W) , Mid-term exams, early release Thursday, no school Friday!

I hope everyone enjoyed the ice cream sundaes this past Friday! If you were absent, I am sorry you missed out! The administrators had fun delivering them to everyone - we wanted to give you a little treat for all that you do, along with a sincere THANK YOU!

Staff Spotlight

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Oh, wait a minute! I saw The Revenant so bears scare me now. Let’s change the location to the beaches of Hawaii. I never saw the movie Jaws so I should be okay on the beach.

What is your biggest fear?

Students failing the Algebra 1 EOC. I’m not kidding!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What would it be?

Tex-Mex, of course!

List 1 pet peeve.
Off task students in my classroom. It really sends me over the edge especially when they have to pass the Algebra 1 EOC in May.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
The Band Perry – Better Dig Two. I can’t live without my Brian.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Melissa McCarthy, she’s so fat and funny like me but she would have to wear a short blonde wig. I’m really not funny but I want to be.

Do you collect anything?
Family genealogy records. Yes, I have an account with over 1500 relatives including President James Buchanan. He’s the president before Lincoln.

If you could take three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
My dog, Chico. My piano. Tex-Mex food. I really need to bring 4 so my husband, Brian, can come along because I can’t live without him. But if I’m only limited to 3, then he can stay home and take care of our kids, Logan and Avery.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Will burst into tears when students pass the Algebra 1 EOC.

How many years have you been in education?

9, Can’t believe it’s been that long. Do I have enough years to retire? I’m about to check my TRS account.

How many years have you been in LISD?

46, Let me explain. My family moved from San Antonio to the Lewisville area when I was 3 years old. My parents still live in the same house that we moved into in 1969. My brothers and I only attended Lewisville schools.

Grade Reminder for 3rd Nine Weeks

Just a reminder of the following information for the 3rd nine week grading period:

  • 3rd nine week high school exams will be given on March 23rd and March 24th
  • 3rd nine week grading period ends for all students on April 1st (this did not change due to us moving up exams)
  • 4th Nine Weeks begins April 4th
  • Students gain and/or lose eligibility on April 8th

Congratulations Ms. Jayme

Addressed to Ms. Jayme from LISD Communications Office


Congratulations! You have been selected as Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce's February Teacher of the Month – the second honoree in the program’s history! This is a well-deserved honor because of your dedication, hard work and energy given toward student success at the Lewisville High School Harmon 9th and 10th Grade Campus, as well as your constant implementation of Lewisville ISD’s Strategic Design. Your major role in organizing the LHS Triad Art Club’s educational learning experience in New York City over Spring Break (as detailed on your art class Twitter page), excelling as the LHS Harmon Student Council Sponsor and spearheading a fundraising campaign that raised more than $8,000 for PediPlace are just some of the many examples.

The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce's Teacher of the Month program is sponsored by Huffines Auto Dealership-Lewisville

Neat and short article to read, click below!

Introducing #BHarmonNow

#BHarmonNow is a new Twitter hashtag that you can use to connect the great things you are doing with your colleagues and students in and out of your classroom with our community. This hashtag will create a story of all the amazing things you (we) do on a daily basis! I hope you will use the new hashtag; if you do, everyone will be in the loop of all the fun and great things taking place around our campus! I asked Mr. Fletcher and Ms. Jayme to use the hashtag with a few of their New York trip pictures they took over spring break.

I will remind everyone, the #HarmonPL is used for our professional library of learning.

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JEANS Week for you...but there is a little catch!

Jeans for everyone, along with the following:

Monday - College Shirt Day

Tuesday - Hawaiian or Funky Shirt Day

Wednesday - Wear your BRIGHTEST shirt - "Be a Beckon of Light" Day

Thursday - Farmer Spirit Day

Hope you enjoy and have fun!

Rita Pierson's video never gets old...enjoy!

Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Ms. Martha Cisney

Closing Thoughts...

I hope you enjoyed this edition of The Harmon Herald.

Enjoy your family, friends, and the cooler weather!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our students!