Wednesday Mail

October 28

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Meet the H.A.W.K.S. Team

Character Trait of the Month

Honesty

What is honesty? We invite you to watch the following video:

Character Trait of the Month: Honesty

With this in mind, how can you practice honesty in your classroom? Or as part of your school? We kindly ask that you discuss "honesty" with your students this month.


Principle 3.1 The school is intentional and proactive in addressing social, emotional, and character development. P.3.2. Character is integrated into all aspects of teaching and learning.

Did you pick up a copy of Sunday's Laredo Morning Times? If not, you may have missed out on this amazing Harmony Laredo news. A big thank you to Laredo Morning Times for sharing BIG news on our two QuestBridge finalists. Congratulations Ulises and Gustavo!

Congratulate Our Most Recent Adobe Certified Associates!

Meet Some of Our Clubs!

National Honor Society

What is the purpose our National Honor Society Club? The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students' and schools' academics, leadership, and community engagement. NHS benefits students, communities, and colleges. Colleges have a way of seeing the academic and service commitment of an applicant through his or her membership. NHS is alive and well at HSE thanks to club sponsors Mr. J. Martinez and Mr. Gonzales.

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Spelling Bee en Español

The Spanish language is a naturally lovely, graceful and romantic language. It’s also one our school is known to compete with! Escuchaste bien, our amazing Spelling Bee Español club under the direction of our excelente maestra Ms. Luna is always up for the Spelling Bee Español challenge. By learning Spanish spelling our scholars are able to communicate with Spanish speakers through spelling and speaking. Great job Hawks and as always gracias Ms. Luna for providing our scholars with this amazing opportunity.
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HOSA Club

The mission of our HOSA club is to inspire scholars to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. Scholars are trained in infection control, create their elevator speech, and build their resume to add to their portfolio for higher education. Our HOSA scholars are currently working with the local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the University of Texas Health Science Center-SA to grow in their professional skill sets and explore careers in biomedical science. All of this could not be possible without their dedicated, always hard working club sponsor Mrs. Martinez. We appreciate you Mrs. Martinez Thank you and great job HOSA Hawks!
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CRLP Science Fair Club

We wouldn't be a STEM school with out a superb CRLP Science Fair Club! The club is under the direction of our sensational Chemistry Instructor Ms. Amanda Shinn. Thank you Ms. Shinn for making this possible for our scholars! We appreciate you! The club meets virtually to discuss all things Science and it is so much fun! Next time you see one of our Science club members ask them what project they are working on next! Way to go Hawks!
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Philosophy Club

The "Love of Wisdom" is prospering in our virtual club-rooms! "Our Harmony School of Excellence Philosophy Club seeks to foster philosophical discussion among interested scholars in an informal, student-friendly environment. It aims to provide scholars an outlet for discourse about philosophical questions that are important to them." said club sponsor Mr. Zapata.

Some of the topics they have discussed so far are (1) The origins and definition of philosophy, (2) Whether art should be censored and we observed this subject matter through the lens of Plato the Philosopher. (3) How one measures the value of human life using Hardin's LifeBoat Ethics philosophy. (4) They have also spoken about the case for conservatism and made a contrast with (5) socialistic government.

We thank not only our scholars for participating in this note worth club but also Mr. Zapata for without his encouragement, unique insights and dedication to our scholars this wonderful opportunity would not be available.

We thank you Mr. Zapata!

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FTC Club

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format against other teams. We could not be an awesome STEM school with out an FTC Club!

Our FIRST Tech Challenge scholars learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.

The club is under the direction of Mr. Sergio Ortega and we could not be more thankful for the grand opportunity you are providing our scholars! Great job Hawks!

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College Counseling and Leadership Club

College Counseling and Leadership Club under the direction of Mr. Pala is on the right track! During club time, the club comes together to chose one college per club meeting and then discuss all requirements needed to become apart of the selected college's student-body. Scholars review SAT score requirements, GPA needs. tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and much more! A great virtual step forward in the right direction! Great job Hawks and thank you Mr. Pala for providing this club the much needed support.
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Who's Who?

In the spotlight today is this week’s Who’s Who: Ms. Luisa Cantu, our 9th grade Counselor & College & Career Transition Advisor. Ms. Cantu is entering her 2nd year with us at Harmony and we could not be happier! Ms. Cantu holds a Bachelors in Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law from Texas A&M International University.

When asked why she chose this profession she shared she was a student mentor while she was studying TAMIU, graduated and became an academic advisor. It was this position that paved the way for her love of the profession. “I enjoyed helping students succeed on their academic journey. Seeing them graduate after four years is one of the best gratifying feeling of being an mentor/advisor. The feeling of a sense of achievement after you see the student succeed and apply the knowledge to either graduate from college or high school. Is one of my favorite experiences in my career.” said Cantu.

Something that she would like for our Harmony community to know is she are here to provide career guidance, motivation, academic and emotional support not only through out the four years in high school but once students go pursue their dreams after graduation. At Harmony you don’t just stop being a Hawk! We want to keep helping.

Fun fact Ms. Cantu is she is a big fan of Rayados del Monterrey, she hopes the Dodgers win the World Series and she loves to spend time with her family.

Next time you see Ms. Cantu be sure to ask her about the alumni program and what team she is cheering for today!

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Edited by: Gustavo Ramos | Senior