HSE TIGER TRIBUNE
Week of Jan. 2nd
STAFF IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MEET MR. DANIEL RICHARDSON
Hello HSE Family! This will be my tenth year teaching and my fourth with Harmony. I have taught 5th through 8th grade. I currently teach 6th-grade Reading and Social Studies. I have two beautiful children, 7 and 9, a dog, and a rabbit. I love exploring, reading, Harry Potter, and visiting family.
I graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2009 with a degree in History and Geography, and shortly after moved to Texas with my wife. I have always loved working with students and helping them discover and discuss new ideas. I am new to the HSE Campus this year, and I feel so welcome. I love our school and the lovely, positive environment that I have found here!
HAPPY NEW YEAR HSE FAMILY!!!! I hope everyone had an amazing winter break and happy holidays shared with friends and family. I am excited for all that awaits us in 2023!!!
We are kicking off the year with a very serious topic: Human Trafficking!! Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights in addition to being a violent crime. Trafficking victims are controlled and exploited for profit, with forced labor and sexual exploitation being the most common types of human trafficking. Due to the psychological and physical abuses and threats perpetrated by their traffickers, most trafficking victims' bonds and chains are often invisible. Additionally, most trafficking victims are often not held physically captive, but are nevertheless not free to leave their trafficker.
Human trafficking is continuing to grow in prevalence across the country, specifically in big metropolitan cities such as Houston. Therefore, it is important to be as knowledgeable about human trafficking as possible. For additional information about human trafficking, please visit the links included.
Tasha DeWalt, M.Ed. |Student Counselor|Harmony School of Excellence-Houston
NOETIC MATH CONTEST
Calling all mathletes to come and join the NOETIC Math Contest! The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students NATIONWIDE. The goal of this contest is to develop students' problem-solving skills, and to encourage their interest in math, and to inspire them to excel in math. Certificates, Ribbons, and/or medals will be given to Team Winners and Nationally Recognized Honor Roll students with qualifying scores.
Please hurry on over and pay for the NOETIC Math Club by clicking this link --> RevTrak Payment ($25)
Have you heard of our GATE program? Here at Harmony School of Excellence we have a high number of students enrolled in this program that gives GT students a positive self-concept, works on relationships with others, and strategies to develop critical and creative thinking skills for independent, self-directed learners. If you want to see if your child qualifies for GT Testing; please fill out the Parent Nomination Link below!
ENGLISH--> Please click here to fill out the GT nomination
¿Has oído de nuestro programa GATE? Este es un programa para estudiantes superdotados. Este programa ayuda a que los estudiantes tengan un concepto positivo de sí mismos, trabaja en las relaciones con los demás y les muestra estrategias para desarrollar habilidades de pensamiento crítico y creativo. Si cree que su hijo puede calificar para este programa, complete el siguiente formulario de nominación para los padres de los estudiantes.
SPANISH--> Formulario de nominación para el programa para niños superdotados
REMINDER REGARDING SCHOOL UNIFORM & CLEAR BACKPACK POLICY
CLEAR BACKPACK IS A REQUIREMENT AND NOT AN OPTION FOR K-7
Excited about the new clubs this semester
Important Information from Ms. Bahadir, AP Academics
FALL READING CHALLENGE ENDED ON 1/2
Get ready –Application Season for Fall 2023
Have questions on the attendance policy? Click the link below to find out more:
Important Information regarding Student Attendance from Ms. Acosta
Although perfect attendance is the goal, it’s not always possible. Therefore, please keep the following points in mind:
- If your student is absent you will have 3 days to provide a note by the parent or doctor otherwise, the attendance will stay as an unexcused absence.
- The parent excuse note should state the following:
1.) Full student name
2.) Reason of absence in detail for record purposes.
3.) The date(s) the student was absent.
- Parent-written excuse notes need to be on letter-size paper(8X10). We will not accept sticky notes or torn-off pieces of paper
- Three accumulated tardies are considered one absence.
HPS GUIDE TO SKYWARD
Important Reminders from our Dean of Culture -Ms. Tiffany Foster
Late Pick-Up Policy:
Based on the handbook: Students should be picked up no later than thirty minutes after dismissal each day. Students should not be in the corridors, at their lockers, or in the school building later than ten minutes following dismissal time unless accompanied by a staff member. Students must follow all school rules during dismissal time. Additionally, students who have not been picked up after the designated dismissal time may be placed in the school’s after-school program. Parents of these students will be responsible for all fees incurred as a result of such placement, as allowed by applicable law.
Based on the handbook: Students are not allowed to remain on campus unsupervised after designated dismissal times. The school will not have adult supervision after school hours. A student who remains on campus unsupervised after dismissal time may be subject to state criminal trespass laws. If the student does not have a club, tutorials, or sports they must get picked up at their regular dismissal time. If the student has a sibling in a club, tutorials, or sports, they cannot stay with their sibling. Disciplinary consequences for remaining on campus unsupervised after designated dismissal times within a school year are as follows:
Tardy Policy to class:
Based on the handbook: The school’s tardy policy has been developed to emphasize the importance of each student arriving on time to school every day and remaining in the classroom for the entire period. Learning personal responsibility by arriving at school and class on time is an integral part of the school’s standard of excellence, which helps prepare students for success. The student’s responsibility is to move quickly and safely through the school's hallway and report to class before the tardy bell rings. It is the student’s responsibility to BE ON TIME to class! Here are the consequences for being tardy to class.
From our CNA, Ms. Sauceda
THANK YOU SUNSHINE COMMITTEE FOR THE MOCKTAIL- A TOAST TO 2023!!!!
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER PRESENTATION BY MS. WORTHY AND MS. TIU HELD ON JAN. 2ND- PD DAY
SCHOOL CLIIMATE SURVEY -PARENT LINK
Dear Parents/Guardians, please complete the School Climate Survey. Thank you!
Message from our Admin
Hello HSE Family,
For morning drop off, we're requiring all parents to stay in their car and follow morning drop off either in the front of the school or the North arrival area.
Please do not park in the campus area to walk your students. Parents are supposed to stay in their cars and drive to the drop-off areas so that students can get out of the cars.
For the safety of our students and yours, please do not park on Brook River Drive and walk your child across Gessner Road. Gessner Road is a very busy road with a set speed limit of 40 MPH. Also, DO NOT STOP AND DROP YOUR CHILD OFF GESSNER ROAD! Thank you for understanding!
We will keep the first U-Turn open when you come from Gessner Rd (It was closed today but it will not be closed again). Please do not use the second U-Turn and please do not cut in line.
We will have a police officer several days a week to reinforce these issues.
Have a good day!
NO STUDENT DROP-OFF IS ALLOWED BEFORE 7:00AM!
8th Graders and HSE HS Students who are dropped off in the morning
Dear Parents, please drop your 8th grader(s) or high schooler(s) off next to the side walk (which is the 3rd lane,-rightmost lane or outer lane). It keeps the traffic flowing and makes a shorter distance for the students to get to the sidewalk. After dropping them off, parents will still take the 3rd lane to drop off their HSE elem/middle school students at the North drop-off.
Dismissal for High School Siblings
Effective Tuesday, September 6, 2022, if you have children that attend both at HSE Elementary campus and at HSE High campus, dismissal will be from HSE High instead of HSE Elementary.
How will this work:
- Three employees from Harmony School of Excellence Elementary campus will gather the students at 3:10 P.M. At 3:15 P.M., the students will start to walk to HSE High by utilizing the soccer field.
- You may pick up your child between the hours of 3:30 P.M. – 3:40 P.M. utilizing the car tag that was assigned to you at the beginning of the school year on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from HSE High.
- On Wednesdays you will pick up your child between the hours of 2:40 P.M.- 2:50 P.M. from HSE High.
- Please note, if we have inclement weather such as rain, hail, lightning, etc, you will have to go to both campuses to pick up your child. If your child has a club at HSE K-7, you will need to pick up your child on that day from the HSE Elementary campus.
If your child attends Harmony School of Advancement and they ONLY have a sibling at HSE Elementary campus, you will pick the students up at HSE Elementary campus from the North dismissal area.
If your child attends both HSE campuses you will pick them up at HSE High.
Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, we decided to make this change in order to have a smoother and faster dismissal for both campuses.
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Dismissal Time Reminder
Reminders to parents regarding Late Pickup
Late Pickup area will be at the Kindergarten-1st Grade dismissal area on the side of the school. Parents, you will have to get out of your car, walk to the door, and sign your child out before a Harmony employee releases your child.
Advancement Siblings Pickup Reminder
Club Dismissal Information
Parents, you will come to pick up your child once their after school club is over at the Kindergarten-1st grade dismissal area. Please note, you will have a 10 minute grace period to pick up your child. For example: if the club ends at 4:00 P.M. you will have until 4:10 P.M. to pick up your child. If you do not pick your child up on time, you will have to come to the same area to pick up your child but will follow the late pick up expectations. If your child is picked up late three times, your child will not be allowed to participate in the club anymore and refunds will not be given. Please reference the map below.
Report Card Schedule for the 22-23 School Year Released
2022-2023 Academic Calendar
Missing Something? Check the Lost & Found
Be sure to check the lost and found by the front office for missing items as soon as possible.Parents/guardians are welcome to check, as well.
Per the student/parent handbook, we will be clearing out unclaimed items every seven days. See the front office with any questions.
IMPORTANT : HOUSTON NORTH LETTER TO PARENTS- NO ASBESTOS
Title I-HPS SChOOL PARENT COMPACT
Campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Parent and family engagement policy English and spanish
- Title I presentation
- CIP plan
- parent compact English and spanish
- Translation guidelines
Harmony School of Excellence - Houston
Location: 7340 Gessner Road, Houston, TX, USA