The Harmon Herald

16th Edition 1.15.16

Opening Thoughts...

Half way! Yes, half way through the year! The next half is going to be fast and furious! As I stated in our faculty meetings on Wednesday - I am extremely excited about the new opportunities we have to enhance how we serve our students. No doubt, we all have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but with the proper mindset, keeping a servant attitude, and sticking together as a family - we will do great things!

Staff Spotlight

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

In my Great Grandmother’s house in Tallahassee, Florida

What is your biggest fear?

What fear? GRRRR

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

Steak, loaded baked potato and salad!

List 1 pet peeve?

People that turn their back to me while sitting at the bar (I enjoy sitting there to eat dinner and make new friends, of course.)

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

The Chicken Dance

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

Goldie Hawn

Do you collect anything?

Anything to do with the New Orleans Saints or LSU

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

My husband, my kids and my grandkids. Does that count?

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

“Do not leave alone in New Orleans”

How many years have you been in education?

12 years (29 years if you count my kids)

How many years have you been in LISD?

12 years

Tuesday - Distribution of Student Schedules

If you have 1st period off, please assist us in distributing schedules:

9th grade - lower level of cafeteria

10th grade - gym foyer

TELPAS is Coming

TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System) emails from Laura Troy will be coming in the upcoming weeks. Please make sure you read these emails thoroughly.

Mark your calendar for a February 1st Security Training Meetings - this will occur during your conference period - more information to come.

SPED Follow Up

Thank you all for your attention and questions Wednesday. Changes are coming and we must address some behavioral concerns to better serve our students. We have the perfect staff to lead these changes, please keep an open-mind, ask questions, and be a part of the solution...this is going to take a total team effort.

We will be providing more information and answering your "parking lot" questions soon.

Please support our boys soccer team!

Hey Fighting Farmer Soccer Fans!!!!!

It is that time of year for our fabulous Harmon Family to feed our varsity soccer players before their games. To make things easier, Coach McCallum is requesting all sandwiches be peanut butter and jelly. So what this means is each department will select 2 consecutive games. The Tuesdays and Fridays are generally split by grade level. We are asking for 25 PB&J sandwiches and 25 pieces of fruit. In the past, this has consisted of bananas, Halos, apples, or some combination. Drinks do not need to be provided. Anything extra you do is up to your department. All contributions are appreciated. The boys use this meal time as a team building/bonding experience and then they all have some fuel for the game.

(I am working on getting a bread donation like last year. It is hit or miss, but cross your fingers.)

Here are the weeks and they are first come first served.

Friday, 1/22 and Tuesday 1/26

Friday, 1/29 and Tuesday 2/2

Friday 2/5 and Tuesday 2/9

Friday 2/12 and Tuesday 2/16

Tuesday 2/23 and Friday 2/26

Tuesday 3/1 and Friday 3/4

Tuesday 3/15 and Friday 3/18

Need volunteers for the last game, Monday, 3/21.

Please direct questions to me. I will also be coordinating the food delivery during 4th period.

Thanks for supporting the boy’s soccer team. They really appreciate the support and the food.

Alice Salata

Soccer Mom

LHS Harmon


* Establish and Maintain routines and expectations as we begin a new semester.

* Tardies- students are late to class when they are not inside of class when the bell rings - be consistent and send students to the tardy table when they are late!

* Students are not allowed to use the vending machines during class time. We try and make sure that they are not accessible once we start school. They are available during lunches.

* If a student is returning from an absence, they must have an admit slip from the attendance office. If they do not, please send them down to the attendance office.

The Week Ahead

Semester Grades Due

Grades are due Tuesday, January 19th by 4:00.

Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Ms. Joanna Alleman

Closing Thoughts...

I hope you enjoyed this edition of The Harmon Herald.

Enjoy the 3 day weekend and the colder temperatures! I love how the weatherman are so giddy because their is a tiny chance for snow Saturday. Enjoy your family, friends, and thank you for your service to our students!

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