Harmony Times

September 30, 2015

Graduation Sweatshirt Order Form

Students, sweatshirts are being sold to K - 12th graders to raise money for the graduating class of 2016. The sweatshirt is available in maroon and black. These sweatshirts ARE allowed to be worn during school hours. Each sweatshirt costs $25.00. Forms should be turned into Front Office. Payment must be in any form but cash.

The last day to turn in this form is October 17, 2014

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School Attendance Announcement

Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools realize the importance of school attendance. We look forward to working with you to educate your child during the 2015-16 school year. HPS Administrators have revised attendance procedures to increase communication and provide assistance to students who are struggling with excessive unexcused absences. This letter serves to keep you informed of important changes beginning this school year in regards to school attendance. The 84th Texas Legislature recently passed House Bill 2398, which altered existing truancy laws in the state of Texas. With the passage of the new law, former provisions that criminalized a student’s truant behavior have been repealed and a new civil process governing truancy proceedings takes effect this school year. This change means truancy proceedings against students will now be handled in a civil court. The School is required to provide a written warning to parents at the beginning of the school year informing them that if the student is absent from school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year, that the parent/guardian may be subject to criminal prosecution and, as mentioned, the student is subject to referral to a truancy court for truant conduct. HPS will enforce the Texas compulsory attendance laws as follows:

* Phone calls will be placed to parents or guardians notifying them when a student has been marked as absent. It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that he/she provides current and up to date contact information to the school.

* Students have 3 days to provide a note of excuse upon their return to school. Please read Student/Parent Handbook page 13 regarding the list of excused and unexcused absences.

* All students will be issued a warning notice when attendance records reflect that the student has absences without an excuse on three days or parts of days in a four week period or five or more days or parts of days during the school year. Further, each campus will request a conference with the student and parent or guardian for the purpose of addressing truancy prevention measures for students who exhibit attendance issues in order to improve the student’s overall attendance.

* After a student has five or more days or parts of days during the school year, parents – and students, if older than 12 – will be required to attend the School’s Truancy Prevention Measures (TPM). The TPM is an intervention program offered to parents and students as a preventative measure to intervene 1) before students receive a referral to truancy court; and 2) to educate parents or guardians and students who are experiencing truancy problems about the consequences associated with unexcused absences.

* If a student fails to attend school without an excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year and those absences have been verified by the campus as unexcused, students 12 and older may be referred to the prosecutor of the truancy court. At this point, the court could also file a criminal complaint against parents who contribute to the nonattendance of their child, regardless of their child’s age.

Please refer to the HPS 2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbook for additional information, or contact Brittany Woodard, HPS Truancy Prevention Facilitator at 713-343-3333, ext. 2511 or via email at bwoodard@harmonytx.org. We encourage our students to attend school on a regular basis to achieve academic success.

Sincerely, Maksat Altiyev Principal

HSA-Euless student is named in the 2016 National Merit Scholorship program

The principal of Harmony Science Academy- Euless, is pleased to announce that Sharon Park has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Good luck to our current juniors on their upcoming 2015 PSAT/NMSQT on October 14th.

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Juniors and Seniors at a College Fair

The junior and senior classes visited a college fair where they gained valuable information about different colleges and universities across the country. College fairs are an excellent opportunity for students to do some in-person research. Students will get immediate feedback to questions and the schools will start “to come alive” for them as they talk with the admission and/or alumni reps at each booth.

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The PSAT test will be administered on Wednesday, October 14th to all 8th and 9th grade students.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14th to all 10th and 11th grade students.

PSAT Important info!

PSAT 8th and 9th Grade: Calulators are not required and will not be provided for the students. The students who would like to use calculators for the test must bring their own!

PSAT/NMSQT 10th and 11th Grade: Calculators will be provided by the school for the testing students.

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Sophomore Parent Night (Rescheduled): Thursday October 1st

Freshman Parent Night (Rescheduled): Thursday October 7th

Do you or someone you know work in the Medical field?

Dear Parents,

This year we are excited to offer Health Science Practicum, which is the final course offered in the Health Science pathway. This is a senior level class with 17 students enrolled. We are currently looking for anyone who might have a medical background or work in a medical facility, that would be willing to allow our students to set up clinical rotations. These rotations would be to let the students have first hand experience in a medical facility and get hands on experience. If anyone is interested in setting this up this partnership, the contact person is Dr. Nepal. Her email address is snepal@harmonytx.org. Thank you.

Hiring Traffic Guards!

Part-time employees wanted! We are looking to hire a few part-time employees to help with morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal. Traffic Guards will direct actions of children and traffic at street intersections, school entrances/exits to ensure safe crossings, direct traffic to follow drop off/dismissal procedure for a safe and smooth flow of traffic, monitors and enforces school zone speed limits. The hours would be each morning from 7:00-8:00 and each afternoon from 2:00-4:00. The pay is $12.00 per hour. Parents are welcome to apply. A background check and fingerprinting required. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Moore, at jmoore@harmonytx.org


We are excited to announce an expansion to the Math Counts program at HSA Euless for the 2015_16 school year. Due to increased interest among our students and parents, we will be expanding the Math CountsProgram to include a preparatory team as well as the competitive team. The program expansion more than doubles the number of students involved in this important interscholastic mathematical competition.

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides bright students the opportunity to compete head-to-head against their peers from other schools, cities and states in four levels of competition: school, chapter (local), state and national. MATHCOUNTSprovides preparation and competition materials and, with the leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers, hosts more than 500 Chapter Competitions, 56 State Competitions and the National Competition each year. Successful students may win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year at the local, state and national levels.

Only the Top 10 students can move on past the local competition, so let's help them get ready for this wonderful opportunity. For more information, or to sign up for the Math Counts Program; please contact Mr. Koca at mkoca@harmonytx.org or Mr. Kabakci athkabakci@harmonytx.org.


As we all know summer is coming to an end, and with that being said flu season is right around the corner. The following are important tips that can help us stay healthy:

Hand Washing

· Before, during, and after preparing food

· Before eating food

· Before and after caring for someone who is sick

· After using the toilet

· After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet

· After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

· After touching an animal, or animal waste

· After touching garbage

Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness

Cover your mouth and nose

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.