Counselors' Corner

September 2021

Message from College And Career Counselors

Welcome to the "Counselors' Courner"! This will be our department's monthly newsletter. The newsletter will come out the first week of the month and will be sent by email and posted to social media. It will include important updates, deadlines, events and news from our department. We are happy to help guide you on your way to college and beyond!

College and Career Counseling Department

High School Counselor Assignments by Grade

One on one meetings with counselors will start in September. Your counselor will contact you to set up an appointment. The counselor assignments are below. Please feel free to contact your counselor at anytime with questions or concerns.
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Seminar Advising and College and Career Classes with Seminar Advisor

Dear 6th-12th Grade Students, Parents and Guardians,

6th and 7th Graders: The Campus Seminar Advisor will meet monthly with you during your social studies classes to help with acquiring the skills that will lead you to college readiness.

8th-11th graders: The Campus Seminar Advisor will meet weekly with you during your ELA lab or elective time. These classes will be counted as credit towards your high school graduation. The objective of these classes is to help you plan for college and careers, develop study skills, and gain social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond!

If you have any questions about these classes please contact Heather Olivo, Campus Seminar Advisor at

Meet the Counselors

Important Dates

September Senior Events

Senior Breakfast - Friday, September 10, 7:40-8:15am

Senior Parent Night - Thursday, September 9, 5:00-6:00pm via Zoom Link Please use your student's Harmony account to log in to this meeting.

Senior Tie Dye- Friday September 17, 12:45-2:10pm

Please contact your counselor if you have any questions about these events.

September High School Events

TSI School Day Test

Alumni Panel

High School Parent Night- Grades 9-11- Thursday, September 23, 5:00-6:00pm via Zoom Please use your student's Harmony account to access this meeting.

Exxon Mobile Engineering Scholarship

The ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic incoming college freshmen who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions. (1) national $20,000, and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships.

TSI Study Materials

Link here to study materials students can use to prepare for the TSI test.

Harmony Endeavor Students Are College Ready!

24 Harmony Endeavor students passed TSI2 assessment this summer and became college ready!

The TSI2 Assessment is a program designed to help colleges determine if a student is ready for college-level coursework in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. There is no grade level expectation for the TSIA test. Students who earn a college readiness score as listed below may enroll in dual credit courses at any grade in high school to receive college credits.

Reminder: SAT Day 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 9am

13415 Ranch Road 620 North

Austin, TX

SAT Test will be held at school during the day for all Juniors and Seniors. Please contact Mr. Kat, Mr. Unver, or Mrs. Olivo with any questions.
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Code2College Student Presentation Thursday, August 26th

Code2College visited our school last Thursday, August 26th to provide students with information about this amazing program. To view the presentations please click below:

Code2College Presentation

High School After School Academy- Register Now!

Hello, Dear High School Students,

I wanted to let you know that Endeavor After-school Academy (clubs) starts this week. We encourage you to participate in at least one STEM after-school program. I categorized them under each STEM Program of Study (pathway). Feel free to reach out to the club advisors for your questions.

After School Academy Registration Link

Thank you!

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Student Spotlight

Summer Service: Harmony Junior Teaches in El Salvador.

Harmony Endeavor junior Andrick Menjivar spent two months this summer serving students in ­­­­his parents’ hometown in El Salvador. He helped students with English basics and written and verbal practice of the English language. There were about 15-20 students in the teaching sessions. Andrick said, “It taught me more to validate what is important in helping others and what gives back for such practice and passion. It taught me to have fun and learn about the cultures of my parents’ hometown. Especially during the pandemic, it was my joy to help the kids in cases where they don’t even have paper and pencil to write or draw. It is important to help future generations.” We are proud of your service to others Andrick!

Students, if you are doing any service projects or did do any over the summer, please share this with your counselor so we can spread the news of how amazing our Harmony Hawks are!

Two Students Receive Prestigious Congressional Award

Harmony junior, Emine Tunc and senior, Ethan Chandra recently received the prestigious Congressional Award.

The Congressional Award is U.S. Congress’ only charity and the highest honor bestowed upon youth civilians through the Senate and House. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program encourages and recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youth ages 14-23.

The Gold Medal requires 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, 200 hours of Physical Fitness, and a 5-day, 4-night Expedition or Exploration - all over the span of at least 2 years. Visit to learn more about the program.

Ethan said that, "Doing the Congressional Award gave me a concrete goal to work for rather than some abstract concept to better myself. I learned how to be a leader, goal setting, and how to improve the livelihood of my community". When asked if he would advise others to pursue the Congressional Award he said, "After meeting many influential people, seeing the impact in my community, and viewing my growth as a person, I would advise this to others. Anyone can achieve the highest level of the Congressional Award, and I am excited to see others take responsibility for their community and themselves".

View the video on Facebook here: