Harmony Times

May 18, 2017

The last day of school is Thursday, May 25th. This will be a 1:15 dismissal for students. Zenith will have normal business hours.

8th Grade Promotion

Dear Parents,


The ceremony will be held this Friday in the gym. If you are planning to attend, please make sure you sent an RSVP by last Friday, May 12th, as that was the deadline. Space is limited. Parents may arrive starting at 2:45. At 2:50, we will begin allowing parents into the gym. All students will be receiving an 8th grade completion award during the ceremony. Students must still pass classes and STAAR exams for promotion into 9th grade. All other academic awards earned this school year will be sent home during the first week of summer with final report cards. This is due to grades not begin final until May 26th, which is the first day of summer break for students and a teacher workday. We look forward to this first annual 8th grade ceremony and hope to see you there.

All morning and Saturday tutoring will not be held for the last 2 weeks of school.

sports banquet

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College acceptance pep rally

Congratulations to all of our senior that were accepted into college. Good luck in your new journey, we wish you the best.
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Congratulations to our Parent and Staff Advocate of the year:

Mr. Lusk

Mr. Williams

Ms. Sifuentes

Mrs. Ramadan

Mrs. Malik

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Congratulations Mrs. Porter for winning Teacher of The Year Award.

Summer reading

All students will be responsible for completing a summer reading assignment. The requirements will be sent home with your students by his/her current ELA teacher. The assignment will be due at the beginning of next school year to your child's new ELA teacher. Most teachers will expect within the first week of school. If your child does not bring home a paper copy, you may locate and print from the school website (available the week of May 29th), or there will be copies available in the front office for pick up during the summer. The path for locating on the website will be to go to our homepage, click the parent tab, and scroll down to the "2017 Summer Review, AP Assignments, and Summer Reading". Please be sure to have your child complete the assignment for the grade level he/she will be enrolled in for the 2017-2018 school year. All middle school summer reading requirements are the same, however, in high school it is course specific. Please refer to your child's schedule for next year.
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AP Assignments

All students who are enrolled in an AP course(s) for the 2017-2018 school year must complete a summer assignment(s). You can find the assignments for each AP course on our school website (available the week of May 29th). Please click the parent tab, and scroll down to the "2017 Summer Review, AP Assignments, and Summer Reading" tab. From there parents and students can click to open the assignment for each AP course. Please refer to your child's schedule for next year.

Seniors at six flags

End of year grades

This year, our teachers will be finalizing grades on Friday, May 26th, which is after the students are out for summer break. Due to this, we will not have end of year awards ceremony. Instead, academic awards earned will be mailed home with the final report card. We will have an end of year pep rally for students, hosted by our Student Council. Students will be recognized for their participation and achievements in this year's clubs, events, and competitions, in addition to other fun activities planned by our Student Council.

HSa- Tiger dance team

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Senior walk

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STAAR TEST Results

STAAR - Results for Spring tests will be received on the following dates:

8th reading and math retests: May 30th

English I, English II, algebra I, biology, US History: June 2nd

6th and 7th math, 6th and 7th reading, 7th writing: June 14th

8th social studies, 8th science: June 14th.

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Report Cards, Summer Packets, and Summer Finals

Final report cards will be mailed out the week of May 29th. Also, 7th and 8th grade students who do not pass for the year in reading, math, science and/or social studies will be contacted during the first week of summer, regarding required summer review packets which will be completed at home. There will NOT be summer school. Students will submit completed packets on the day they arrive to take the final exam in the subject(s) not passed for the year. The packets will be available for pick up in the front office, or parents may access and print from our websites under the parent tab. The label will be "2017 Summer Review Packets, AP Assignments, and Summer Reading". Summer finals for math and science are scheduled for June 13th at 9:00AM, and summer finals for English and social studies are scheduled for June 14th at 9:00AM. Student must complete packets and pass summer finals in order to meet promotion requirements.

Message from our lunch clerk

Important Notice: Meal account balances (both negative and positive) will carry over to the 2017-2018 school year. Due date to pay off any unpaid balance that has carried over from the previous school year is August 31st, 2017. Alternate Meals for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on September 1st.

message from our registrar

Dear Parent,


If you are planning to withdraw please provide at least 24 hour notice by emailing our school registrar, Ms. Avalos, at Ravalos@harmonytx.org. This notification will allow adequate time to prepare necessary forms for the process. Same day requests will still require a 24 hour notice.


The following records will be provided upon completion of withdrawal:


  • Copy of Withdrawal form.
  • A copy of the student's Transcript.



  • Any STAAR TESTS will be mailed home upon receipt to campus.
  • Final Report cards will be mailed home within the first week of June.



Please be advised that once school resumes classes all official records will be forwarded to the new campus once their request has been submitted.


Upon your student(s) withdrawal, the following school fees must be paid in full:



  1. Lunch balances
  2. Book fees (or returned)
  3. Chromebook fees (or returned)
  4. Charger fees (or returned)
  5. Any school property items
  6. Damages to any school property
  7. Other (etc...)

HSA-Euless front office Summer hours will be posted until further notice.


If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Avalos at 817-354-3000 or at Ravalos@harmonytx.org


Thank you.

teacher feature

Music Teacher on the spotlight: Mr. Fajardo!!!


3 best things about you?

creative, determined, performer

What made you want to be a music teacher?

I like helping people

Who are the 3 greatest living musicians/bands?

JS Bach,Thundercat, Nass El Ghiwane

What are your 3 favorite movies?

Pulp fiction, Che, Goodfellas

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?

John Bonham

What’s your favorite time of day?

Morning

What’s your pet peeve(s)?

Crazy drivers

Who’s your celebrity crush?

Rosario Dawson

What is your favorite family tradition?

Eating and music

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Comedy drama

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?

A drummer

What is your favorite day of the week?

Saturday

Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or the Nobel Peace prize?

Nobel Peace Prize

Using one word, how would you describe your family?

Funny

What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?

The computer

What’s your favorite smell in the whole world?

Lavender


by Ms. Master's Journalism class

Medical Corner

Harmony Parents,


The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:



· Fever (greater than 100 degrees, your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose


The following are good hygiene habits to teach the students to prevent the spread of the flu:


· Wash hands frequently

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick


Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.


Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Please let me know if you have any more questions.


Ms. Sifuentes

maria.sifuentes@harmonytx.org

817-354-3000 Ext. 1108

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.


Attention Parents,

Papa Jonhs pizza will be served every Wednesday at no extra charge, taking place of the regular served lunch. The meal will include: milk, 1 slice of cheese pizza, a veggie and/or fruit.

DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


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

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 17):


  • 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!