HSE Tiger Tribune

September 13th - 17th, 2021

Harmony Public Schools Offering Virtual Learning Option for 2021-22 School Year

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed into law a new education funding bill that will allow public schools like ours to offer full virtual learning to up to 10 percent of our student body enrolled in Grades K-12.

Recently, we asked families to log into Skyward to let us know if they prefer for their child to attend virtual learning or continue in-person learning on campus. The deadline to make your selection is Wednesday September 15, 2021. For those who select “Virtual Learning,” we will cross-checking their student records to determine their eligibility status. Those selected will be notified by their home campus soon and given further directions on how to begin online learning.

Click here for more information

MAP Testing This Week

Students will be taking their MAP progress assessment during class. Questions? email sbottomly@harmonytx.org

MAP Schedule

Math 9/15 (9/22 as needed)

Reading 9/16-9/17

Science 9/20-9/21

Take Five with Ms. Banyem, 6th & 7th Grade ELA

What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment is mending the relationship between me and my parents.

Who is your favorite author? I don’t have a favorite author. I read a variety of books.

What is your favorite book to read? My favorite book to read is the Bible. It encourages me daily.

What makes you laugh the most? Spending time with my best friends

What was the last movie you went to? What did you think? The last movie I went to see was Jurassic Park. I thought it was scary lol

Virtual Informational Meeting with Our Counselor, Ms. DeWalt

The Counselor Connection: Meet our on-campus counselor and learn more about the new program at HSE.

Thursday, September 16th

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 4688 7970

Questions? Email ldewalt@harmonytx.org

Click here for the informational flyer

Noetic Math Contest Registration is Open

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students.

Paper-based Math Competition (held at HSE): November

Registration Ends: October 15th

Grades 2-8

Fee: $25 (click here to register and pay)

Click here for more information and to work on practice problems

Email nmikeska@harmonytx.org with any questions

Students who cultivate an interest in math early on are better prepared to excel both in school and in their careers. It's COOL to be good at math!

PTO Fundraising Opportunities

Our PTO is busy behind the scenes doing great things for HSE. Want to help? Check out all the opportunities for fundraising!

Click here for flyer

Spirit Shirts for Sale

The PTO has SPIRIT SHIRTS available for purchase!

Visit the HSE PTO store here : https://hsehoustonpto.square.site/s/shop

Shirts can be picked up on the front patio Mondays from 7:15 am until 8:15 am and after school from 2:00 to 3:45 pm. You can also pick up your shirts on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15a.m. and after school from 2:00-3:00p.m.

GATE Parent Nominations Open

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 your child is in Kindergarten or newly enrolled this year and you want to see if he/she qualifies for GT Testing; please fill out the Parent Nomination Link below!

Click here for Parent Nomination Form

SPANISH- Fall 2021 GT Nomination Form

Questions? Email nmikeska@harmonytx.org

Society of Women Engineers Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2021

6th-9th Grade Females: The Houston Area chapter of Society of Women Engineers is excited to announce that student registration for this year's Introduce a Girl to Engineering (IAGTE) is now OPEN!

IAGTE is a free, all day event providing interactive workshops to expose girls to different disciplines of engineering. The event will be virtual, on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. This year's theme is How Far WE've Come - Advancements in STEM and how Women in Engineering (WE) contributed!

  • Hands on activities will be provided to all registrants to follow along the day of the event.
  • A keynote speaker will speak about the advancements they have seen themselves in their STEM related careers and what they think the future will look like.
  • There will also be a parent/educator program where we will provide tools to help teach girls STEM and how to keep them engaged.

For more information about the event, as well as to register, check out our website!

Basketball Tryout Dates Set

5-8th grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tuesday, October 5th | 3:20-6:00 p.m.

HSE Gymnasium

5-8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, October 7th | 3:20-6:00 p.m.

HSE Gymnasium

Questions? Email richard.medina@harmonytx.org

See you on the court!
Coach M

Join Our Team!

Come be a part of our awesome HSE family! We are searching for certified teachers and would love to have you join us.

Current positions include SpEd, ELA, and Elementary teachers. For job postings and information, go to https://harmonytx.org/careers. To apply for a position, go to https://harmonytx.org/employment-opportunities.

NO SCHOOL - Friday, September 24th

Friday, Sep. 24th, 8am


Teacher professional development day...enjoy the long weekend!

HSE School Google Calendar

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New Front Office Hours

**2021-2022 HSE Front Office Hours**

M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 4:00- 4:30 p.m.

W: 8:00 am. - 1:30 p.m. | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The office and front lobby will be CLOSED during drop-off (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and during dismissal (W: 1:30-3:00p, all other days: 2:30-4:00p)

Parents will not be allowed to wait in the front lobby while the office is closed.

*Late students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must have a parent/guardian sign their student in at the table on the front patio

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Harmony Mask Policy

Harmony Mask Policy

(Effective Immediately)

  1. Masks will be required for all persons inside Harmony Public Schools buildings and transportation services (ex. buses). If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. For students and staff members who are unable to wear a mask, a mask exception form is available in each student and staff member’s Skyward account.

When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.

In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here yet. But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.

For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up. It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids. Thank you.


Emin Cavusoglu, M. Ed. | Area Superintendent | Houston North