Harmony Times

May 30

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Academics Reminders

Thank You, New 7th Graders

Thank you to all of our new 7th graders and their parents who came out for the 6th grade transition night last week! We are excited to have you with us next year!


Thank You, 8th Grade Parents and Families

We had a huge turn out for our 8th grade promotion celebration on Friday, and we wanted to thank you all for being there and supporting your students! We are proud of them and know they'll do great things in high school.


Report Cards and STAAR/EOC Results

Report Cards and STAAR/EOC results will be mailed home the week of June 4.


Middle School Promotion Guidelines



As outlined on page 42-43 of your 2017-18 Student/Parent Handbook:


Promotion A student may be promoted only on the basis of academic achievement or demonstrated proficiency of the subject matter of the course or grade level as stated under TEC §28.021(a). Harmony Public Schools (School) shall consider the following in determining promotion as outlined under TEC §28.021(c).




a) Yearly Average Students in grades 1-8 must achieve an overall cumulative average of 70 or above for all subject areas. For core subjects including Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science students in grades 1-8 must maintain an end of the year average of 70 or higher for promotion.






b) 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. If a student passes STAAR assessments in Reading and Mathematics then that student will be exempt from NWEA MAP promotion requirement.






c) Satisfactory Performance on STAAR Assessments In accordance with the TEC §28.0211(a) students in grades 5 & 8 must perform satisfactorily on the Mathematics and Reading STAAR assessments, grade advancement tests. School reserves the right to retain a student failing STAAR Assessments for grades 3rd through 8th.




For students who receive Special Education and/or ESL services, promotion standards may be modified based on ARD and/or LPAC decisions, respectively.


If your student does not meet one or more of the first two criteria above, we will ask them to complete a packet in June, then come in for an exam. If they do not complete the packet or pass the exam, we will hold a GPC for them and decide if they need to be retained or promoted.

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An interview with our 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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class of 2018 Graduation

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Yearbook Sales

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Yearbooks are on sale! There will be a limited supply of both soft and hard covers available. Soft covers are $27, and hard covers are $35. Order today to get the type of cover you want before they run out! All yearbook sales are completed through the front office with a check, card, or money order.

Yearbooks should arrive around mid-May. Stay tuned to find out when they're here!

If you have any questions regarding the yearbook, please contact Mrs. Porter (kporter@harmonytx.org) or Mrs. Boston (tylen.boston@harmonytx.org).

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Congratulations to Haaris J.


He will participate in the George A. Jeffery NanoExplorers program at the Alan G. MacDiarmid

Nano Tech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. The George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers

Program promotes nanotechnology-based education for high school students entering the 10th-

12th grades. The goal of the program is to inspire high school students to become productive

scientists and engineers by enabling them to do original research work.Students are able to join

a faculty member's research lab based on their interest. They are taught the skills needed to test

their ideas, and how to team, and are encouraged to play with new concepts and to invent. As

much as possible, they are treated like any other member of the lab. The work they do is

associated with actual funded programs at the university and they work to deliver real results.


Again, Congratulations Haaris, we are proud of you!

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8th grade promotion night

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6th grade transition night

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Band Concert

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Credit by exam

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We will administer the CBE exam on Wednesday, August 1st and, Thursday, August 2, 2018. Students should arrive at the school (Harmony Science Academy-Euless) at 9 am and can leave once they finish. For credit recovery, a score of 70% or higher is required. For acceleration, a score of 80% or higher is required.


The price for the CBE is $50 per semester (a total of $100 for the entire year). The deadline for payment is May 20th, 2018. Payments should be made in the front office during normal business hours. Clik the following link for study guide https://highschool.utexas.edu/cbe_study_guides


If you have any questions, please see your high school counselor.

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New PTO

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HSA Euless looking for volunteer parents to start a new PTO, if you are interesting please contact to Mr.Ozdemir (fozdemir@harmonytx.org)

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Summer internship programs

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Greetings HSA Family,

Please review the links for upcoming Summer Programs. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

Thanks,
The Counselors

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Skyward Mobile App

We are pleased to announce that the Skyward Mobile App for parents is now available to download from the Apple or Google App Store for smartphone and tablet devices.

Our parents now have access to their child's student information while on the move. Mobile versions of Family access and student access will keep our parents fully informed, with immediate access to alert information, schedules grades and more.

You may use the attached document to give the proper instructions to parents, if necessary.

We have already informed all our parents about mobile app.

Harmony Public Schools

Skyward Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28-rzffepAs
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important message from attendance clerk

Attendance Clerk Mrs.Viviana Olvera


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 Attendace Clerk at: volvera@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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Chromebook Usage Fee


Please be aware that there is a mandatory $25 equipment usage fee due upon receipt or within 5 days of enrollment. This $25 Chromebook usage fee does not cover device abuse/negligence or lost/stolen. For any additional repairs, the student and parent/guardian, should be aware they will be fully responsible for replacing the device.

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Reminder !

Parents please be mindful of the weather. We highly encourage for students not to be dropped off too early, or to be picked up too late. We want to keep our students safe and healthy, and do not want them unsupervised in cold temperatures

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MAy Breakfast menu

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may lunch menu

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Message from our registrar

Dear Parent,


If you are planning to withdraw please provide at least 24 hour notice by emailing our school registrar, Mrs. Aranda at (yaneli.aranda@harmonytx.org). This notification will allow adequate time to prepare necessary forms for the process. Same day requests will still require a 24 hour notice.


The following records will be provided upon completion of withdrawal:


  • Copy of Withdrawal form.
  • A copy of the student's Transcript.
  • Any STAAR TESTS will be mailed home upon receipt to campus.
  • Final Report cards will be mailed home within the first week of June.



Please be advised that once school resumes classes all official records will be forwarded to the new campus once their request has been submitted.


Upon your student(s) withdrawal, the following school fees must be paid in full:


  1. Lunch balances
  2. Book fees (or returned)
  3. Chromebook fees (or returned)
  4. Charger fees (or returned)
  5. Any school property items
  6. Damages to any school property
  7. Other (etc...)


Thank you.

Mrs. Aranda

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Jean Day Wednesday

For a small donation of $2, you may wear jeans with a college shirt on Wednesdays. Jeans may be worn every Friday with any Harmony spirit or athletic shirt!

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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.


Ms. Partida

kpartida@harmonytx.org

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ATHLETICS FEE


There will be a $30.00 participation athletic fee for campus funded sports for the 2017-2018 school year. The fee will be charged to each student, per team, for those who participate in an athletic team. This non-refundable fee is due at the time the athletic registration begins. If your student(s) is currently participating in a team, please issue payment at your earliest convenience to our front office.

In addition, we do not want any student-athlete unable to participate due to financial hardship. If a payment plan is needed please contact Ms. Palmillas at dpalmillas@harmonytx.org to set up arrangements.

For any further questions or concerns please contact your student’s athletic coach.

Thank you for your understanding and support!


HSA-Euless Administration

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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 17):


  • 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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