Harmony News

Weekly Update- April 11, 2021

Hybrid Learners,

We are excited for the return of hybrid students to 4 days a week of in-person learning starting April 20. Preparations are underway as we add additional desks to classrooms. We will keep students seated 6 feet apart when possible, but in several classrooms students will sit closer than 6 feet apart, but at least 3 feet apart.

Students seated in the cafeteria will be less than 6 feet apart, but at least 3 feet apart. At these distances, due to contact tracing, students will initially be allowed to pick where they want to sit at the table and then that seat will become their every day seating in the cafeteria . They are welcome to move later but will need to see the dean to help with the adjustment

These distances are within School Board parameters and due to Harmony's high rate of hybrid return. To help with seating we will also be looking at optional (and weather permitting) outdoor seating in the courtyard and 6 feet apart desks in café. For questions, please contact the grade level dean.

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April 16 is NOW an Asynchronous Learning Day

Friday, April 16 – from LCPS interim superintendent Dr. Ziegler, April 16 “will be an asynchronous learning day for all students and staff so that school staff can finalize preparations in schools for shifting to 4-day hybrid learning on April 20.”

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week! We will have activities each day, and we hope all students will participate. For this year, the themes include:

- Mindful Monday

- Turn it up Tuesday

- Wellness Wednesday

- Thankful Thursday

- Fitness Friday

This past year has been a challenging one. This is especially true for adolescents and their mental health. Harmony’s Unified Mental Health Team wants to make sure that we address a wide range of coping skills in the event that our students begin to feel overwhelmed and anxious – or begin to experience any other decline in their mental health. Here are the first two links to get you started:

Kickoff Video

Mindful Monday

We are looking forward to seeing everyone get involved!

PTA News

Our next PTA meeting is on April 21st at 10 AM. Anyone interested in learning more about serving on a committee or the board next year should reach out to Natalie Metzler at secretary@harmonymspta.org .

Topic: HMS PTA Monthly Meeting
April 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting: Click Here for Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 871 2869 4520
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8th Grade Yard Signs:

The Harmony PTA is now offering personalized yard signs for our current 8th graders. Order yours through April 15th!

1. Fill out the order form here.

2. Pay for your sign here.

Report Cards

Quarter 3 Report Cards will be available for viewing in ParentVue on Monday, April 19 by 4 pm.

SOL Testing

Mr. White will be sending a ConnectEd the week of April 12 with all SOL information and the testing schedule for the month of May. All middle school students will take their grade level SOLs beginning the first week of May with retakes and makeup test extending into the first week of June.

Woodgrove HS Freshman Elections

8th graders - want to run for office at WHS? This self-nomination form will be open through 4pm on Friday, April 23. After that time, WHS will be in touch with the names of the students who have signed up to run.

Click here to complete the self-nomination form.

Harmony Softball Team Update

Game 1 is in the books with a 5-2 Harmony win over Farmwell/Seneca Ridge!

The Harmony MS Hornets took an early lead in the first inning. Christina Franco drove in one on a single to right field and the Hornets never looked back! Christianne DeLancey started in the circle for Harmony MS Hornets. The fireballer pitched two innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out two. Korynne Banks came in to relieve in the 3rd inning and pitched two innings, allowing 2 hits and one run while striking out three. Abby Miller pitched the 5th inning to close out the game allowing no hits with two strikeouts. Franco led the Harmony MS Hornets with two hits in two at bats. Way to go, team!

Have a Question for School Staff?



Any Questions:

eric.stewart@lcps.org, principal

patrick.white@lcps.org, assistant principal (assessment)

kristen.hepner@lcps.org, assistant principal (special education)

6th Grade:

valarie.dicarlo@lcps.org, dean

jamie.sharp@lcps.org, counselor

7th Grade:

erin.pinero@lcps.org, dean

alysia.brown@lcps.org, counselor

8th Grade:

eric.mcgrady@lcps.org, dean

christy.pierson@lcps.org, counselor

Attendance Questions:

erin.goodlin@lcps.org, registrar and attendance secretary