Harmony Times

March 6

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Academic reminders

Last Day To Turn In Work!


The end of the quarter is Friday, March 22, but the last day for students to turn in any missing work is Tuesday, March 19. Please check Skyward for the most up to date information about your student's progress!

Tutorials Schedules

STAAR/EOC Tutorials Notices

Updated Tutorials Schedule

Attention parents and students, you can find our most up to date tutoring schedule by clicking on the link below. Several teachers offer tutorials multiple days, so please make sure you attend!


TUTORIALS SCHEDULE

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Middle School Promotion Guidelines

Middle School Promotion Guidelines

Many of you received a letter in the mail regarding potential retention of your middle school student. The promotion policy from the HPS board can be found below:


Class Subjects: For promotion, students in grades 1-8 must achieve an overall cumulative average of 70 or above for all subject areas.

NWEA MAP: Students in grades 1-8 must score in both Reading AND Mathematics NWEA MAP testing at or above the 10th percentile at least once throughout the current school year.

Satisfactory Performance on STAAR Assessments: Students in grade 8 must perform satisfactorily on the Mathematics and Reading STAAR assessments, grade advancement tests for promotion. This school reserves the right to retain a student failing STAAR Assessments for grades 3rd through 8th.

Attendance: For promotion, students must attend school 90% of the time to be automatically promoted in addition to the academic rules for gaining course credits.


If your student has failed to meet one or more of these criteria and does not show growth or improvement by the end of this semester, then there will be a committee that meets at the end of the year to determine if your student has demonstrated mastery of the current grade level standards and is ready to be promoted or if they should be retained. Please encourage your student to do their best in school, attend tutorials, and ask their teachers for help if they are struggling. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email our Dean of Academics, Stephy Overall, at soverall@harmonytx.org.

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Attention Students

Researchers wanted!

"Mr Martinez is looking for students willing and able to conceptualize an algorithm that better predicts obesity using the BMI, the waist circumference and the percent body fat.


Mr. Apte is looking for students willing and able to assist him in inserting the gene for an antimalarial peptide into yogurt bacteria that will inhibit hemolysis when innoculated along with the Malarial parasite into sheep blood.


Results of the research will be submitted to the peer reviewed Journal of High School Science. "

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HSA Euless Talent Show

Our Stuco organized our first talent show last Friday.
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Black history month assembly

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Cultural day

Diversity is our strength, HSA Euless celebrated Black History Month with a cultural day.
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Refer a friend and get a free uniform

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CIA Ambassador program

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Attention Juniors and Seniors!

Two ambassadors from the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) will visit our campus on Wednesday, March 27 during advisory and 5th period to share an amazing opportunity with you. This link and the image below has more information!

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Harmony❤️️Art 3rd Quarter

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What does your most excited, proudest, unforgettable moments of your Harmony experience inspire you to create?


This quarter's Harmony️️Art theme is: Harmony4Me


Students' art could be inspired by their favorite Harmony Tradition (Pass The Flame, Harmony Around the World, Homecoming, College Pep Rally, Home Visits etc), special memory with their teachers/classmates, campus mascot, proud achievements and more.


Due Date: March 22nd

All art can be submitted to students' respective teachers or front office.


#HarmonyArt

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Scholarship Opportunity for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

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The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. The program guides students through the college planning process. Turn your efforts into scholarships, click here for detailed information. This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity for our Freshmen Class. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lewis

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Summer programs

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The Naval Academy summer programs

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THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.



Naval Academy Summer Seminar


The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, are encouraged to apply for the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


LEARN MORE


Summer STEM


USNA Summer STEM is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


LEARN MORE


If you have any questions contact us at:summerseminar@usna.edu or summerstem@usna.edu

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Summer camp opportunities

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This page is specifically for coding camps @ UT Dallas campus. If you are looking for Cyber Defense camps, visitutdallas.edu/k12/cyber. If you are looking for coding camps @ offsite locations, please visit utdallas.edu/k12/offsite. You can conduct custom camps for you & your friends as well – details @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom. You can also look into our residential option (utdallas.edu/k12/residential) if you live outside Dallas area or you would like your child to experience the college environment by staying in our new residence halls. If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.
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Criminal justice camp

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Skyward Access




Parents and students, please continue to check Skyward's online portal to see your student's current grades. Progress reports went home with students last week, and report cards will be mailed home the third week in October

Download your Skyward app today !

Watch this quick video on how to download the Skyward App and stay on top of your student’s attendance, homework, and grades! You can even email teachers with this App on your mobile device!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=IWJUISSL0FM

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Reminder !


Students are not allowed to leave campus to go to the surrounding businesses once they are dropped off. This is for their own safety. Students who are caught leaving campus will receive consequences. There will not be any exceptions to this. Thank you!

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Jeans day Wednesday


Students, want to wear jeans on Wednesday? For a small fee of $2, you can wear jeans with a college shirt. Wristbands may be purchased during lunch on Monday and Tuesday only. No wristbands will be sold on Wednesday, so get yours early!

Jeans may be worn every Friday with any Harmony spirit or athletic shirt!

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We Want You!

Looking for ways to get involve in your student's school? It takes less than 5 minutes! Go on our website: Harmony.voly.org now to pick which event you want to help with and what you can do to give a hand.


We are currently looking for hallway monitors.

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young scholars program

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YEARBOOK

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Get your copy, get your copy!!

Order your yearbooks soon our because our set preorder copies are selling out.

We have a few left so order soon for your child to visit the important years of

their life. You can also order ads for a dedication to your student if you would like.

Have a great break.

Yearbooks are sold on a first-come basis and while supplies last.
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FLU and cold prevention

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Last week at HSA Euless

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October is early acceptance time for colleges. We have already seen and celebrated with several students who received admission letters. We ask students to share these letters as well as any scholarship offers with their counselor. We add the student's name to our celebratory college admission board and we announce the student's name and college admission during announcements. Our goal is always to strive for continuous improvement. Let's go, Class of 2019!


Mr. Senlik, Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Ozdemir

Your College Counselors

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Volunteer opportinities

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School lunch

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Meal Charge Policy

Students are not allowed to purchase a la carte items if their account has a $0 or negative balance. If they are purchasing a milk, we will allow them one charge as a courtesy. The Lunch Clerk will inform the student and parent that there must be funds in the meal account for a la carte purchases. The next attempt to purchase a la carte items will be denied until the account shows a positive balance.

The district charge limit applies to reimbursable meals only and not a la carte purchases.

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Tips to follow for a healthier lifestyle

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important message from attendance clerk


Attendance Clerk Mrs.Busby




Is your student absent today?


In general, there are two things school needs you to do if your student is going to be absent:


Call the school and report your child absent:


Please call (817) 354-3000 by 9:00 a.m.on the first and each day your student is absent or email the Attendance Clerk at: kbusby@harmonytx.org


Why are absence calls necessary?

Excessive absences are considered truancy under state law, the school reserves the right to take extreme absence cases to court. For detailed attendance information please read the Harmony Public Schools student handbook pages 13-15. We really appreciate receiving those calls and emails about absences first thing in the morning as it helps us ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you!


Send a Written Note:


Upon returning to school, the student must bring a note, signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. A note signed by the student, even with the parent’s permission, will not be accepted.


Please do not send notes on post its, index cards or torn pieces of paper. Notes must be received within three days of the absence or the absence will be unexcused.


Extended Absence


Are you planning to take your student out of school for an extended absence? Pre-plan multiple day absences (for any reason) require advance approval by our Principal. Please call 817-354- 3000 or stop by the front office and we will walk you through the authorization process and arrange for homework to be prepared for your student to take with them.

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February breakfast menu

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February lunch menu

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Message from our lunch clerk



Please check your lunch account for balances and status changes that have occur due to a NEW application has to be processed every year.


Returning students have a 30 day grace period.

For those of you who didn't return a new application your status has changed and now have balances.

Please keep in mind this happens every year.



You may create an account in

Schoolcafe.com

The school district is " Harmony ps waco"

When th above district pops up you may then click on it.

With this account you may make payments, apply on line and check your students lunch activity.

For any further questions and concerns please feel free to contact me.



Yissel Revilla

yrevilla@harmonytx.org

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Cafeteria News

Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of$1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are also encouraged to log in to their child’s account (using the parent password), go to the “Lunch” tab, and click on ONLINE LUNCH APPLICATION to apply for free or reduced price meals. If you need the parent password reset, please call the school and ask to speak with the Lunch Clerk.

Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to –$15.00. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, they will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance. For more information regarding the meal charge policy, please visit our website at: hsaeuless.org, and click on the “Meal Charges” link.

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DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


Please be informed that there is NO change in the school dress code policy. We would like to clarify our policy for outerwear.

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 14):


  • No outerwear, such as windbreakers, jean jackets, or ski jackets, may be worn inside the classroom. Such items must be stored in the student’s locker.
  • “Hoodies” may not be worn inside the school building.
  • No pullovers or sweatshirts are allowed.


What can be worn:

  • School cardigan sweaters (with or without buttons/zipper) in solid red, white, black, navy blue or grey.
  • Solid-colored, long-sleeve shirt under their uniform top in red, black or navy blue.
  • Other items that are worn to school will need to be left in the locker before going to the classroom.


Thank you for your attention regarding this matter and please do not hesitate to reach us on Let's Talk or email Mrs. Chidyausiku (mchidyausiku@harmonytx.org) with any questions or concerns.

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Thank you for keeping yourself and your family informed about the news and events of HSA Euless. Have a most wonderful week!

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