Month: February 2018

Annual Comprehensive Needs Assessment Meeting

HSE-Austin is having their annual Comprehensive Needs Assessment Meeting and you are cordially invited to attend.

Please mark your calendar to join other parents, students, community leaders, and staff members to provide input on school improvements, learn of successes, and have an open dialogue regarding what matters most for our students.


WHEN:   Wednesday, February 28 at 3:45pm-5pm.  

WHERE:  Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

2100 E. St. Elmo Rd Austin, Texas 78744


Refreshments will be served.


HSE-Austin tendrá su
Reunión para la Evaluación de Necesidades Integrales Y usted está cordialmente invitado a asistir.

Por favor, marque su calendario para unirse a otros padres, estudiantes, líderes comunitarios y miembros de la escuela para dar su opinión sobre las mejoras escolares, aprender de los éxitos y tener un diálogo abierto sobre lo que más importa para nuestros estudiantes.

CUÁNDO: Miércoles, 28 de febrero de 3:45pm a 5pm.

DÓNDE: Harmony School of Excellence
2100 E. St. Elmo Rd Austin, Texas 78744

HSE CRLP Texas A&M University Aggieland Saturday Visit, HOWDY!

Dear all,

HSE CRLP Students were at Texas A&M University to join Aggieland Saturday, an annual campus-wide open house the last Saturday, Feb 10th.

Our student had an opportunity to meet current students and our alumni, to learn more about our colleges and majors, got information about admission, financial aid, scholarships, etc. and some promotional items.

We also had taken a guided tour and seen the beautiful sites on the A&M Campus, enjoyed the performance of Corps of Cadets and had wonderful dining.

I would like to thank all of our fantastic CRLP Mentors and mentees.

Best regards,

Serdar Ozguven

Campus Engagement  & Support Coordinator

Summer Leadership STEM Camps

I am very excited to let you know that we are going to have Summer Leadership STEM Camps for our middle and high school students at UT Dallas and Camp All Saints. The programs will be run by UT Dallas, Camp All Saints, and HPS staff. The programs are five days and four nights. The cost of the program is $400 for per student. The fee covers, meals, housing, courses, activities, and transportation.

The application is open now. Only a limited number of students will be accepted and participants will be selected on a first come, first-serve basis. Academic and disciplinary success is required. Please see the information below.

Summer Leadership STEM Camp (6-7 Grades)

  • For Girls: May 26, 2018 – May 30, 2018
  • For Boys: May 30, 2018 – June 3, 2018

Camp Activities Include:

– Water Quality Testing, Waders in the Wetland, Ins & Outs of Trees, Fossil Hunt/Animal Tracking, Owl Investigation, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Archery, Campfire, Swimming, Canoe, Field Games, Survival Skills, High Ropes, and the last day of camp: Six Flags


Summer Leadership STEM Camp at UT Dallas (8-12 Grades)

  • For Girls: May 26, 2018 – May 30, 2018
  • For Boys: May 30, 2018 – June 3, 2018

Camp Activities Include:

– STEM Courses: 3D Animations using Alice, Introductory Game Maker, Java Programming, Engineering Projects with Arduino, Drawings using JavaScript, Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor, Games in Python, Hands-on with Robots, Pre-Med Courses. And Social and Leadership Activities: Swimming, Sports activities at Recreational Center (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Foosball, Squash, Soccer) And the last day of camp: Six Flags.

Application Deadline: 4/30/2018

Payment ($400) Deadline: 5/7/2018

For further question or information, please contact to Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator.

Mr. Ozguven

512 693 0000 Ext. 124

Parent Academy Survey / Encuesta -Academia para Padres

HPS Austin will be organizing a Parent Academy at the following locations;

1.HSE Austin Campus (2100 E St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78744). Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

2.HSAPf Campus (1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660).Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am-12:00 am

This Parent Academy is for you, our parents, to come and receive training in subjects like STAAR testing, anti-bullying, health insurance, finance, literacy, Voter Registration and much more! It is our goal that the Parent Academy will empower our parents with the skills and resources they need to strengthen their children’s educational success.

*Note that child care will be provided. (Between 4 years old and 12 years old)

We would like to ask your opinion about which topics you would like to see covered at the Parent Academy.

Please complete the short survey by Friday, February 15, so we can have your input on planning the event.


Take the Survey Now!

Encuesta -Academia para Padres

HPS Austin organizará una Academia para Padres en las siguientes escuelas:

1.HSE Austin Campus (2100 E St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78744). Sabado, 7 de Abril de 9:00 am-12:00 pm

2.HSAPf Campus (1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660).Sabado 28 de Abril de 9:00 am-12:00 pm

¡Esta Academia para Padres es para que usted, nuestros padres, venga y reciba capacitación en materias como el examen STAAR, anti-bullying, seguro de salud, finanzas, alfabetización, registro de votantes y mucho más! Nuestro objetivo es que la Academia para Padres capacite a nuestros padres con las habilidades y los recursos que necesitan para fortalecer el éxito educativo de sus hijos.
* Tenga en cuenta que se proporcionará cuidado de niños. (Entre 4 años y 12 años)
Nos gustaría preguntar su opinión sobre los temas que le gustaría ver cubiertos en la Academia para Padres.
Complete la breve encuesta antes del viernes 15 de febrero para que podamos tener su opinión sobre la planificación del evento.

¡Haz la encuesta ahora!


Dear Harmony Parent,

HSE has been awarded the T-STEM Transition Programming Grant by Educate Texas. This grant helps us strengthen our STEM and College Readiness programs. Part of this grant allows us to provide FREE COLLEGE PREP TUTORIALS that will include TSI MATH practice for 6th to 9th-grade students.

Your student has been invited to participate in this College Prep tutorial program that will be held for 10 Saturdays starting on February 24th, 2018.

Please see all the details and contact info on the enrollment form below and turn it into room 201.

Enroll Now!

Thank you.

Celebrating Black History Month

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, we will celebrate and honor the exceptional achievements made by those before us.
Let’s take the time to acknowledge and reflect on the sacrifices and courageous acts of the African-American community and remember that we are better and greater together.

HSE Austin 7th Annual Science Trip: Catalina Island Marine Institute

The Catalina Island Science Trip was exhausting & oh-so-successful!
It seems our kids touched on a bit of everything. It was overwhelming & wonderful! Highlights include:
-squid dissection
-ocean kayaking (a curious sea lion flirted between our group!)
-invertebrate lab
-plate tectonics, subduction, channel island formation & geology -marine mammals (multiple sightings of whales & dolphin pods, some 40+ in pop.)
-learned about buoyancy, how to snorkel in salt water, & fight fear
-completed a full moon night snorkel
-island ecology (ask kids about dwarfism & the island fox)
-shark & ray touch tank
-teambuilding exercises
-plankton lab
-high & low ropes course
-astronomy evening program
-challenging ridge hike
-fisheries awareness
-deep sea biology
-survived no cell service for 6 days
-discovered how humans impact marine environments
-debriefed the experiences with a memorable campfire
I believe our students are stronger mentally & physically, & exude more confidence in STEAM subjects. Thanks for supporting our crew, from buying hot cocoa to encouraging students to sign up. There is no substitute for hands-on learning.
Make science great again!”
Jessica Scott


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