A Weekly Publication of HSMA an IB World School-MYP
“World Class Scholars: Cultivating Excellence Through Innovation and Adventure!”
To prepare youth for lifelong learning through the Montessori and IB philosophies; fostering individual responsibility, mutual respect, self-discipline, and a passion for excellence in order to become inquiring, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens who take action to create a better world.
Week of October 11-17, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th -October 15th
Dyslexia Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
HSMA SBDM Committee Meeting
The Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Committee, is mandated by Senate Bill 1. The purpose of the SBDM committee is to assess and improve the educational outcomes at every school through a collaborative effort of all members of the group. The SBDM committee will ensure that the integrated planning and as well as the decision-making process for schools are decentralized.
The SBDM Committee at Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School consists of campus administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, community members, and business representatives. The members of the committee have opportunities to make recommendations and suggestions to the campus administrators in order to improve the academic achievement of every student.
Our first virtual SBDM Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. Additional information will be provided by our 2020-21 chairperson.
Time: Oct 13, 2020 04:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 873 3376 5460
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Dear HSMA Community,
Thank you for partnering with us as we keep school safety as our number one priority. We are utilizing safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by our District. These items include, but are not limited to, hand sanitizer, masks (reusable and disposable), graphics, plexiglass, and disinfectant spray.
Being aware of the most up to date safety recommendations and consistently practicing these measures are critical for everyone in our school community. Making adjustments to our protocols as a result of new information provided by the CDC will assist us to remain as safe as possible. I am sharing updated protocols provided by our District that have been clarified with explicit expectations. The document includes steps we will take to mitigate the spread of this virus, with an emphasis on what we will do if someone becomes ill at Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School-MYP.
Thank you for all that you do as a parent/guardian, school partner, and community member.
Honored to serve,
Niki L. Jones
"It will always be better if we do it together."
After School Program (Fee Associated Program)
Click here for information about our new after school care provider. (ENGLISH)
Click here for information about our new after school care provider. (Spanish)
Open this document to review our mitigation steps for addressing COVID-19 at HSMA.
Dyslexia Awareness Month
2019-2020 Yearbooks Are Here!
2020 Mock Presidential Election-MYP Students
MYP students will have the chance to participate in a mock presidential election Friday, October 16th. Student Council members and advisors will post non-partisan topics related to the issues presidential election.
This week during Advisory, students will be encouraged and to discuss issues related to the posted non-partisan statements in an open, safe, and supervised environment.
The form and information about the Choice stops for the 2020-21 school year can be found here.
International-Mindedness Cultural Experiences
Led by Ms. Martinez
Frida Kahlo: Queen of the Selfie Paint Party!
"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." -Frida Kahlo
Thursday, November 5th
HSMA Virtual World (Zoom Invitation-TBA)
Animal Adventures Outreach Program
Senator Royce West has chosen Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School - MYP to participate in a VIRTUAL Animal Adventures Outreach. This program is sponsored by the Dallas Zoo and AT&T.
Students will engage in a virtual, interactive, TEKS-aligned, live animal program led by the Dallas Zoo's trained outreach staff. The program will feature 7-8 animals from around the world and offers opportunities for Q&A during the program.
Who: Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary Montessori Students and Guides
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Student Birthday Recognition
Subject: Birthday Recognition-Announcements
Date of Birth:
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Your submission of the requested information gives HSMA and Dallas ISD the authorization to post your child(ren) name and/or picture during our morning announcements.
Class Scheduling Assistance
2020-21 School Supply List
Niki Jones - Principal
Tiphanie Paige-Assistant Principal
Maria A. Hernandez - Assistant Principal
Elvira Ortiz - Office Manager
ReNeice Reed - IB Coordinator
Kristi Coleman - Counselor
LaSonja Coleman - Counselor
Rosia Roberts - Media Specialist
Robert Hawkins - Facilities Manager
Rochelle Allen - Stone Cafe' Manager
A. Keysha Hunter - Nurse
Campus Instructional Leadership Team (CILT)
Math (Montessori) - Karen Keeter
ELAR (Montessori) - Nicole Ewell
Social Studies (Montessori) - Robyn Kertz
Science (Montessori) - N. Webster
Technology (Montessori) - Desiree' Bishop
Math (International Baccalaureate) - Jennifer Miner
ELAR (International Baccalaureate) - Alexander Wakefield
Social Studies (International Baccalaureate) - Thais King
Science (International Baccalaureate) - Justin Tran
Children's House - Cammelle Ward
Lower Elementary - Nicole O'Dell & Janet Washington
Upper Elementary - Chaquita Yancy
MYP 1 - Jeremy Bennett
MYP 2 - Renita Hines
MYP 3 - Megan Capshaw
Specialist - Erica Simon
Specialist - Steven Hockenberry
Specialist - Michael Smoot
Teacher Assistants - Griselda Hidalgo
SBDM Team Chairperson - Sara Mokuria
HSMA PTA President - Tess Blackburn
Dad's Club President - Jose' Hernandez