The Harmon Herald

26th Edition 4.1.16

Opening Thoughts...

What a week! There were some highs and lows for all of us this week, but it is funny as I think about our body of work we do during any given day and how we deal and handle "issues"- many things get put back into perspective when I hear what is occurring on other campuses in and outside of LISD. I continue to look in wonder at the level of commitment to do what is right and best for the students and how WE is much stronger than ME philosophy!

As we begin this new 9 weeks and close out the school year, always remember that building relationships with our students (and one another) and advocating for every child is who we are, what we are about, and the foundation of LHS Harmon!

Enjoy this edition of The Harmon Herald!

Staff Spotlight

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

The Four Seasons Hotel

What is your biggest fear?

Animals with rabies!!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What would it be?

I Fratelli's Veggie Pizza

List 1 pet peeve?

Boys w/ Saggy Pants – Pull’em up boys!

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

Who Let The Dogs Out.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Drew Barrymore

Do you collect anything?

Boxers (Yes…. The dog)

If you could take three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

A big boy-scout knife, a cute man (one that looks like John Cena) that builds solar boats, matches

If you had a warning label, what would your say?

Warning: contains high levels of blonde episodes

How many years have you been in education?

Approximately 7 years

How many years have you been in LISD?


Junior World Affairs Council

Ms. Seeliger took 15 students to the Hilton Anatole to hear guest speaker Douglas Brinkley (Presidential Historian), son of David Brinkley. Topic of the Luncheon: Campaign 2016

What a great experience!

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Student Honor...Brandon Burke

LHS has another National German Scholar! Brandon Burke a sophomore at Harmon scored in the 99th percentile in both level 3 & 4 of the National German Exam Contest. Two weeks ago, after writing introduction letters in German and being interviewed by German College instructors, he was selected as the North Texas AATG scholar and was recommended to receive the scholarship. His letters and recommendations were sent to the National Office and he has been chosen as one of the 40 National Scholars.

Brandon is the 4th National German Scholar from LHS.

Please congratulate Brandon for this awesome achievement!

Sir, may I help you...

If you see a visitor in our building without a LISD or visitor badge, please escort them to the main office.

Staff Shout-out

I received these 2 emails this week from a different staff members...

You know who's awesome?! Terri Domenech is awesome! She was run ragged like the rest of us yesterday (Tuesday), but while I was phoning it in by showing a movie today (Wednesday) in 1st period, Terri was working one-on-one with our toughest kid, trying to get him to complete enough work to pass the 9 weeks!

She has more patience than anyone I know! And she is ALWAYS looking for ways to help kids!

Just wanted to let you know.... :)

I would like to give a very special shout out to Ms. Gallagher. I went down to verify TELPAS writing samples this morning for 9 students. Only 3 of the 9 student folders were “complete” and thus correctly verified. I am only one of several verifiers so I can only imagine how many additional “not completed” folders there are. Shout out to Ms. G. for supporting Laura with TELPAS and tackling this crazy animal!


Please join me again in connecting to others outside of our building the great moments, people, and spirit of Farmer Pride! See the date below...tweet out pictures of great work you are doing with your students and peers! You can take selfies, group pictures, etc. Have fun and show the world how AWESOME LHS Harmon is (at least I hope you beleive this!) In your tweet (with pic) include #lovemyschoolday #BHarmonNow @LHSHarmon and if you want- tag individuals in the pics. Here are some pictures from last year!
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Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Coach Deana Johnson

Closing Thoughts...

I hope you enjoyed this edition of The Harmon Herald.

Enjoy your family, friends, and the great weekend weather!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our students!