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Teacher Appreciation Week
We are looking for chili for Thursday and soup / salad for Friday and deserts for both days. Let's show our teachers how much we appreciate all the hours of their personal time they give to our kids in supporting the after school activities.
If you need to contact the PTO our email address is: email@example.com
The 4th and 5th Grade HSI Student Council is sponsoring a drive to collect items for the
North Texas Humane Society! If you would like to donate, please send one or
more of the items listed below to school between May 6-May 15. We will be collecting change during Harmony Around the World on May 22 also. Thank you for helping our Furry Friends!
North Texas Humane Society Wish List
CLEAN Blankets and Towels
Purina One or Purina Pro Plan Dog, Cat, Puppy, and Kitten food
Non-Scoopable Clay Kitty Litter
Disinfecting Wipes and Sprays (Clorox Wipes/Lysol)
Dog, Cat, Kitten, Puppy, and Horse Toys
As we approach the end of the year, please remember to pay your lunch balances! All payments must be made by the last day of school. You can pay in the office with check, money order or credit card,or online for your convenience. Please contact the office if you have questions about youy students lunch balance.
Field Day for 4th and 5th Grade Students is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th. Donations and volunteers are needed. You can sign up to volunteer and/or donate items at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054DADA82CA20-hsi2015 .
Trash to Treasure
Attention all parents: Our Trash and Treasure was rescheduled to May 23 8am-1pm. The PTO is still accepting donations in the front lobby.
Save the Date:
May 8 - AP US History
May 11 - AP Biology
GT Middle School Sky Ranch Trip
May 12 - AP Government
STAAR Reading Retest Grade 5,8
GT Middle School Sky Ranch Trip
May 13 - AP English Language
STAAR Math Retest Grade 5,8
May 14 - AP World History
STAAR Make up Test
May 15 - AP Human Geography
May 19 - Texas Wild Life Presentation for 5th grade
Pass the Flame ceremony
May 20 - AP World and AP Environmental Make Up Test
Athletic Banquet at 6pm
May 21 - Elementary Science Fair
May 22 - Harmony Around the World 5-8pm
Harmony Around the World 2015
Friday, May 22nd, 5-8pm
8100 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Harmony campuses in the DFW area, including Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth, will not offer summer school in 2015. Instead, students in grades 4 through 8 who failed one or more of their core content classes and / or did not meet the standard on all of their STAAR tests will be required to take a Harmony Grade Promotion Test (HGPT) to determine their grade level for the 2015-2016 school year.
HSI-FW will provide test review packets the last week of school to help students prepare at home. Students who do not successfully pass the test will be referred to a Grade Placement Committee (GPC) to make final placement decisions.
The Grade Promotion Tests will be held the third week of June; the GPCs will meet the last week of June as needed.
Mrs. Diane Nelson & Mr. Alan Burke
Assistant Principals, Academics & Assessment
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: To whom does this apply?
A: This applies to students who fail at least one core content class as well as to students who do not meet standard on a STAAR test. It also applies to students with excessive absences.
Q: Who serves on the Grade Placement Committee?
A: A parent, an administrator, and the classroom teacher.
Q: What happens if the GPC cannot agree on a decision?
A: All members must agree on promotion for the student to move on to the next grade level. If parties cannot agree, the child is retained.
Q: My child needs extra help. Can I send them to another school or facility?
A: Yes. You may enroll him / her in another summer school program to prepare for the HGPT.
Q: I already made plans for the last two weeks of June. Can I have my child take the test early?
A: Yes. You may arrange to take the Grade Promotion Test early if you wish. We recommend that the student takes two weeks to review for the test, however.
Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions / concerns?
A: Feel free to contact the AP of Academics for the grade level in question.
Mrs. Diane Nelson (Grades 4-6) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Alan Burke (Grades 7-8) email@example.com