HSPSC Principal Newsletter

11/3/2017 Edition

Red Ribbon Week

Students had a lot of great opportunities with the Don't Be a Monster program, Colorado River Trailer, and Day of the Dead activities. I hope everyone has a great weekend.


The reenrollment season will begin December 1st. Please be on the lookout for additional forms and information after Thanksgiving break.


Dates to Know:

11/8/2017 - Picture Retakes

11/10/2017 - College and Career Fair 8th – 12th-grade students. If you know anyone who can help present, please contact Mrs. Tunc.

11/11/2017 - Home Visit Weekend

11/20 - 11/24 - School closed for Thanksgiving



Go HAWKS!

ATTENDANCE BATTLE

For the 2nd Grading Period, we will have an Attendance Battle. Each grade will be a team, and the team with the highest attendance rate will win a party for the whole grade. The winning grade will get to choose from a list of parties they can have.


Students with perfect attendance will be entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire. We will draw and announce the winner on the last day of the second semester.

Calling All Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help with morning drop off and afternoon dismissal. You can sign up to help by click on the link below and sign up. We will accept any amount of service you can provide even if it is one day a week.


https://harmony.voly.org/

hspsc home visit day

November 11th will be the HSPSC Home Visit Day.


The home visits will last between 15 and 20 minutes and is our way saying thank you for being apart of the Harmony family. Most of the home visits will take place in the morning since we are scheduling with large groups of parents.


If you are interested in having an HSPSC staff member visit you on November 11th, please complete the forms below.

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THE TEXAS COLORADO RIVER ROLLING EXHIBIT

Thanks to Ms. Adams the Rolling Exhibit was a major success. The trailer was a hit with students, and I enjoyed getting to spend some time in there this week too.


PICTURE RETAKES 11/8/2017

On Wednesday 11/8/2017 we will have picture retakes for students. We are taking this opportunity to allow all students to have free dress day. Please pay attention to the Free Dress Day rules below.



Dress Code on Free Dress Day




Garments must be free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or advertising. No short, skin-tight, or legging dresses or skirts may be worn. All dresses must have sleeves. Students may not wear low-cut, midriff-baring, or backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight pants including jeggings, tights or skinny style pants. Clothing items must not depict images of violence. Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes or pick up a child if he or she violates the dress code.

Pg 18 of Student Handbook

Upcoming events for Juniors and Seniors

HSPS has started to hearing back from Universities about college acceptance. We have received 2 of our students' acceptance letter at this time. Congratulations to them. We are looking forward to hearing more throughout the year.


Upcoming Events and important Dates:

  • November 10th - College and Career Fair 9 am.

FAFSA Application has started in October 1st.

Senior students need to complete their FAFSA application as soon as possible. The below document is a guide on how to complete the process.

Support our neightbors

Let's support our neighbors by not parking in the dealerships lot. The dealership has been a supporter of the school and we do not want to park in their spots or in the fenced in area next to the school. This creating fewer opportunities for their customers to find parking.


Also, we do not want to park along the road near the apartment complex. This creates a traffic hazard for their tenants.

Parent Resources

Khan Academy

Khan Academy has a great resources and preparation materials for your AP classes and SAT preparations.


https://www.khanacademy.org/


https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/163503591115/khan-academy-is-the-official-practice-partner-for


Naviance

"Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life." (Naviance)


High school students, Contact to your counselor for access to your Naviance Account, here is the web page you need to log in:


http://connection.naviance.com or

https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=hsps


TexasOnCourse

This is a newly developed program where you can find lots of information regarding college and career readiness;


https://texasoncourse.org


Scholarships for high school English Language Learners!

Here are just a few websites where you can find some information on scholarship opportunities for ELLs!


http://www.top10onlinecolleges.org/scholarships-for/ell-esl-students/
https://www.fastweb.com/directory/scholarships-for-bilingual-students
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

Harmony Giving Day

On November 28, 2017, Harmony Public Schools will be hosting the first annual “Harmony Giving Day” on National Giving Tuesday.


Please help us spread the word by reaching out your friends, community members and businesses around you so that we can raise sufficient funds to make a difference in the lives of our graduating seniors.

Sub Candidates Needed

If you know of anyone who is interested in subbing for our school, please ask them to complete an application online at https://new.harmonytx.org/HR.php. Sub candidates are paid based on their qualifications.

Harmony School of Political Science and Communications

Harmony Public Schools (HPS) is an open-enrollment, public charter network free to all students. With a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, HPS Austin continually strives toward maintaining high academic standards that equip our students to succeed in industries of the future. Our engaging, hands-on approach to education allows students to design, build, and experiment on projects that will provide real-world solutions