The Harmon Herald

19th Edition 2.5.16

Opening Thoughts...

Well I hope everyone has found their groove with their new students. We have closed out the first 3-weeks of the new semester at a fast pace!

Thank you to the administration team (including Ms. Miller) for holding the fort together as I was in Austin for the TCEA Conference Tuesday through Thursday and home sick Friday. The conference was great and the group that attended came away with so many great ideas - at times the sessions we attended were overwhelming, they had so much great information they had our heads spinning on how we could incorporate at our school.

Staff Spotlight

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I was born and raised in east Texas, but if I had to choose a place to call home for the rest of my life it would be in Welches, Oregon. Such a beautiful place and I could look at Mt. Hood out my bedroom window or while I'm teeing it up on the luscious golf courses.

What is your biggest fear?

Heights. I really have to give myself a pep talk before riding roller coasters or driving up really high bridges. I'm such a chicken at Six Flags!

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


List 1 pet peeve?

People not taking off their shoes when they enter my home, and leaving the cap off of the toothpaste.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

It would be "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson. One of my all time favorites.

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

Denzel Washington. He is such a great actor and even better person.

Do you collect anything?

Golf shirts. My spouse is constantly on me to throw some away.

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

Picture of my family

Holy Bible (NIV)

Solar powered radio

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

"Warning: You might grow attached."

How many years have you been in education?

19 years

How many years have you been in LISD?

6 years

Registration Information

Monday: 9th grade registration materials/video during 2nd period advisory

Students need to bring their YELLOW registration cards and PINK Career Center cards (if they signed up for a CC class).

Tuesday: 10th grade registration begins----we will be calling students by last initial in alpha order (example 1st period all sophomores last name “A” to the

1204 computer lab) Our goal is to register 75 students per period.

Wednesday: 10th grade registration continues…

Thursday: 10th grade registration—end of alpha/student off campus during certain periods, absent students, etc)

Friday: Counselors will be in the cafeteria answering questions for Freshmen to Sophomore registration.

And then the following week the schedule will be similar with 9th grade registration on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Please look for emails so that you have an idea of when alphas will be called down to give your students a heads up/plan lessons that will be the least disruptive for you with students leaving.

Thank you for all your help with the registration process!

Kid President Shares Your Things We Should Say More Often

Open House

Monday, Feb. 8th

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Fantastic Farmers Awards Ceremony, Cafeteria...Students love to take pictures with their teachers who nominated them - please come to the cafeteria if you like!

7:00 - 8:00 - Open House, Come & Go Format

Tuesday, Feb. 9th

JEANS - please wear a college or Harmon shirt!

Our Continued Focus

Please continue to work within your departments in creating activities, lessons, and opportunities for our students to be leading the work - we need to continue our focus on students using the appropriate academic language - they need to be listening, speaking, reading, and writing with this focus! Everyone is working hard to create a strong academic learning environment and I, along with the Leadership Team, will support you any way we can!

District Wide Professional Learning Day

Monday, Feb. 15th

We will be on campus.

Professional Learning - Great sessions led by your colleagues - AM

PLC Time with departments - PM

Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Mr. Melvin Owens

Closing Thoughts...

I hope you enjoyed this edition of The Harmon Herald.

Enjoy your family, friends, and the weekend!

I am excited to be back on campus Monday and thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our students!