Harmony Times

April 4

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Food extravaganza is tomorrow

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April 19th. Student-Teacher Holiday

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School will be closed on April 19th. We will see you back on April 22nd.

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Academic reminders

Explanation of Intervention Services

Attention parents and students in 7th-10th grade, please see the document attached for an explanation of the intervention services we offer. Thank you!

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Tutorials Schedules

STAAR/EOC Tutorials Notices

Updated Tutorials Schedule

Attention parents and students, you can find our most up to date tutoring schedule by clicking on the link below. Several teachers offer tutorials multiple days, so please make sure you attend!


TUTORIALS SCHEDULE

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Upcoming Staar tests

Attention Parents!


STAAR testing season is here! Below please find the upcoming test dates and some tips for helping your student be successful on the exams.


April 9 - 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Math, 9th Grade English I

April 10 - 8th Grade Reading

April 11 - 10th Grade English II


Tips for Success (adapted from study.com)

  1. Sleep. Because tests are four or five hours long, it's important to be well-rested.
  2. Eat Right. Eat a balanced breakfast and bring healthy snacks for test day. To keep energy levels up and avoid crashing, don't have too much sugar or caffeine.
  3. Arrive on Time. Parents, please bring your child to school on time so that they are not stressed from starting the test late.
  4. Take Breaks. A STAAR test is not a race. It's important that students go at their own paces and take breaks.
  5. Dress Comfortably. Make sure to dress in layers in clothes that are comfortable for long periods of time.
  6. Be Confident. A positive attitude goes a long way. Students who stress about tests may want to review this short lesson on how to beat test anxiety.
  7. Plan a Treat. Give yourself (or your student) something to look forward to. Plan something special - be it a movie, favorite dinner, or other outing - to celebrate when testing is finished.

Students, you still have time to prepare! Please make sure you're completing your software practice (ALEKS, No Red Ink, Khan Academy, HRW, Pearson, etc.) and that you're completing all of the practice material your teacher gives you. You should practice a little bit at home each night to make sure all of the content and skills are fresh on April 9! It's also a good idea to attend tutorials, and the schedule can be found here.


Please see this link for more information!

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Congratulations to our very own Arnold L. on his IVY League college admissions. He has been accepted to the following universities:


  • Stanford University

  • Yale University

  • Brown University

  • Cornell University

  • Columbia University

  • Duke University

  • Rice University- (Full Scholarship)

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Williams College

  • Vanderbilt University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • University of Southern California

  • Baylor University

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • Case Western Reserve University

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Congratulations to our very own Hiba K. on her college admissions. She has been accepted to the following universities:


    1. UTA

    2. UTD

    3. SMU

    4. Commerce

    5. UNT

    6. A&M

    7. Case Western Reserve University

    8. New York University

    9. Baylor

    10. Ut Austin

    11. Boston University

    12. Northeastern University
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2nd place

Our JV girls soccer team completed their season in 2nd place, congratulations girls !
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Our students rocked the UIL competition


Math:

1st place TEAM!!!!

4th place-Wafiqah Z

3rd place-Avi U


Science:

1st place overall-Shawn M

2nd place Biology-Dave P

6th place overall-Sarra K

5th place overall-Dave P


Chemistry:

1st place TEAM!!!!

1st place Chemistry-Shawn M


Computer Science:

2nd place TEAM!!!

6th place individual-Joshua A

2nd place individual-Shawn M,

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World Autism Awareness Day

Did you know: Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.
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Fundraisers

World's finest chocolate sale

Dear parents


HSA Euless is sponsoring a fundraiser through World's Finest Chocolate! to support student activities and field trips. We appreciate your support to sell the chocolate boxes.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD TRIP

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Attention all 7th and 8th graders, we will be going on a field trip to Dallas Fair Park for Earth X day on April 26! Please see your advisory teacher for your permission slip. More information can be found below:


Event: EarthX Field trip at Dallas Fair Park

Who: 7th and 8th Grade students

When: Friday, April 26, 2019.

What Time: 10:00-2:00 (will leave campus at 8:30, and return by 3:45)

Cost: The event is free.

Attire: Uniform shirt or spirit shirt and jeans

Lunch: Students can bring money to buy lunch at the venue, can bring a sack lunch, or request a sack lunch from the school. Students are welcome to go to the various food trucks that will be on property for lunch. I will let you know that the lines can get to be quite lengthy and they may use all of their lunch time in line. We encourage students to bring sack lunches.


Media Information for Permission Slip

***PLEASE BE ADVISED*** EarthX is a public event and by entering the event premises, you and your child consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by EarthX. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote EarthX events in the future. You release EarthX its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.


By you or your child entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before you or your child entering the event.


If a parent objects to any of the above language, it is best that their child not attend the trip. We will have media and film crews onsite, as well as EarthxFilm activations inside the event that will record the children as part of their experience to make their own short films that may or may not end up online.

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Attention Students

Researchers wanted!

"Mr Martinez is looking for students willing and able to conceptualize an algorithm that better predicts obesity using the BMI, the waist circumference and the percent body fat.


Mr. Apte is looking for students willing and able to assist him in inserting the gene for an antimalarial peptide into yogurt bacteria that will inhibit hemolysis when innoculated along with the Malarial parasite into sheep blood.


Results of the research will be submitted to the peer reviewed Journal of High School Science. "

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AP Exams

Strive for a 5 !!!

Are you studying? AP Exams will be administered in May.


Please see the below dates:



Week One:


May 6th-United States Government and Politics

May 7th-AP Spanish Language and Culture & AP Physics 1

May 8th-AP English Literature and Composition & AP European History

May 9th-AP Chemistry & AP Psychology

May 10th-AP United States History & AP Physics 2


Week Two:


May 13th-AP Biology & Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

May 14th-AP Calculus AB, Calculus BC & Human Geography

May 15th-AP Human Geography & AP Macroeconomics

May 16th-AP World History & AP Statistics

May 17th-AP Microeconomics

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Harmony summer stem and leadership camps

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Scholarship Opportunity for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

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The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. The program guides students through the college planning process. Turn your efforts into scholarships, click here for detailed information. This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity for our Freshmen Class. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lewis

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Summer programs

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The Naval Academy summer programs

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THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.



Naval Academy Summer Seminar


The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, are encouraged to apply for the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


LEARN MORE


Summer STEM


USNA Summer STEM is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


LEARN MORE


If you have any questions contact us at:summerseminar@usna.edu or summerstem@usna.edu

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Summer camp opportunities

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This page is specifically for coding camps @ UT Dallas campus. If you are looking for Cyber Defense camps, visitutdallas.edu/k12/cyber. If you are looking for coding camps @ offsite locations, please visit utdallas.edu/k12/offsite. You can conduct custom camps for you & your friends as well – details @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom. You can also look into our residential option (utdallas.edu/k12/residential) if you live outside Dallas area or you would like your child to experience the college environment by staying in our new residence halls. If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.
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Skyward Access




Parents and students, please continue to check Skyward's online portal to see your student's current grades. Progress reports went home with students last week, and report cards will be mailed home the third week in October

Download your Skyward app today !

Watch this quick video on how to download the Skyward App and stay on top of your student’s attendance, homework, and grades! You can even email teachers with this App on your mobile device!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=IWJUISSL0FM

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Reminder !


Students are not allowed to leave campus to go to the surrounding businesses once they are dropped off. This is for their own safety. Students who are caught leaving campus will receive consequences. There will not be any exceptions to this. Thank you!

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Jeans day Wednesday


Students, want to wear jeans on Wednesday? For a small fee of $2, you can wear jeans with a college shirt. Wristbands may be purchased during lunch on Monday and Tuesday only. No wristbands will be sold on Wednesday, so get yours early!

Jeans may be worn every Friday with any Harmony spirit or athletic shirt!

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We Want You!

Looking for ways to get involve in your student's school? It takes less than 5 minutes! Go on our website: Harmony.voly.org now to pick which event you want to help with and what you can do to give a hand.


We are currently looking for hallway monitors.

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YEARBOOK

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The yearbooks are running out. You can only purchase them online by going to:


www.yearbookordercenter.com and

enter order number 19768


Supplies are very limited. Get yours today. Sales stop soon.

Yearbooks are sold on a first-come basis and while supplies last.
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FLU and cold prevention

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Last week at HSA Euless

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We have already seen and celebrated with several students who received admission letters. We ask students to share these letters as well as any scholarship offers with their counselor. We add the student's name to our celebratory college admission board and we announce the student's name and college admission during announcements. Our goal is always to strive for continuous improvement. Let's go, Class of 2019!


Mr. Senlik, Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Ozdemir

Your College Counselors

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Volunteer opportinities

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School lunch

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Meal Charge Policy

Students are not allowed to purchase a la carte items if their account has a $0 or negative balance. If they are purchasing a milk, we will allow them one charge as a courtesy. The Lunch Clerk will inform the student and parent that there must be funds in the meal account for a la carte purchases. The next attempt to purchase a la carte items will be denied until the account shows a positive balance.

The district charge limit applies to reimbursable meals only and not a la carte purchases.

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Tips to follow for a healthier lifestyle

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important message from attendance clerk


Attendance Clerk Mrs.Busby




Is your student absent today?


In general, there are two things school needs you to do if your student is going to be absent:


Call the school and report your child absent:


Please call (817) 354-3000 by 9:00 a.m.on the first and each day your student is absent or email the Attendance Clerk at: kbusby@harmonytx.org


Why are absence calls necessary?

Excessive absences are considered truancy under state law, the school reserves the right to take extreme absence cases to court. For detailed attendance information please read the Harmony Public Schools student handbook pages 13-15. We really appreciate receiving those calls and emails about absences first thing in the morning as it helps us ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you!


Send a Written Note:


Upon returning to school, the student must bring a note, signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. A note signed by the student, even with the parent’s permission, will not be accepted.


Please do not send notes on post its, index cards or torn pieces of paper. Notes must be received within three days of the absence or the absence will be unexcused.


Extended Absence


Are you planning to take your student out of school for an extended absence? Pre-plan multiple day absences (for any reason) require advance approval by our Principal. Please call 817-354- 3000 or stop by the front office and we will walk you through the authorization process and arrange for homework to be prepared for your student to take with them.

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April breakfast menu

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April lunch menu

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Message from our lunch clerk



Please check your lunch account for balances and status changes that have occur due to a NEW application has to be processed every year.


Returning students have a 30 day grace period.

For those of you who didn't return a new application your status has changed and now have balances.

Please keep in mind this happens every year.



You may create an account in

Schoolcafe.com

The school district is " Harmony ps waco"

When th above district pops up you may then click on it.

With this account you may make payments, apply on line and check your students lunch activity.

For any further questions and concerns please feel free to contact me.



Yissel Revilla

yrevilla@harmonytx.org

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Cafeteria News

Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of$1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are also encouraged to log in to their child’s account (using the parent password), go to the “Lunch” tab, and click on ONLINE LUNCH APPLICATION to apply for free or reduced price meals. If you need the parent password reset, please call the school and ask to speak with the Lunch Clerk.

Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to –$15.00. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, they will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance. For more information regarding the meal charge policy, please visit our website at: hsaeuless.org, and click on the “Meal Charges” link.

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DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


Please be informed that there is NO change in the school dress code policy. We would like to clarify our policy for outerwear.

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 14):


  • No outerwear, such as windbreakers, jean jackets, or ski jackets, may be worn inside the classroom. Such items must be stored in the student’s locker.
  • “Hoodies” may not be worn inside the school building.
  • No pullovers or sweatshirts are allowed.


What can be worn:

  • School cardigan sweaters (with or without buttons/zipper) in solid red, white, black, navy blue or grey.
  • Solid-colored, long-sleeve shirt under their uniform top in red, black or navy blue.
  • Other items that are worn to school will need to be left in the locker before going to the classroom.


Thank you for your attention regarding this matter and please do not hesitate to reach us on Let's Talk or email Mrs. Chidyausiku (mchidyausiku@harmonytx.org) with any questions or concerns.

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Thank you for keeping yourself and your family informed about the news and events of HSA Euless. Have a most wonderful week!

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