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Month: April 2018

Muffins with Mom, May 3rd

Dear parent(s) or guardian(s),

Join us on Thursday, May 3rd at 8:45 am for muffins with mom and learn about school programs and culture.

Estimados padre (s) o tutor (es):

Únase a nosotros el jueves, 3 de mayo a las 8:45 am para muffins con mamá y aprenda sobre programas escolares y cultura.muffins con mama a las 8:45 am.

Free dress day pass for students who RSVP and parents attend the event.

RSVP Now!

Donuts with Dad, April 26th

Dear parent(s) or guardian(s),

Join us on Thursday, April 26th at 8:45 am for donuts with dad and learn about school programs and culture.

Estimados padre (s) o tutor (es):

Únase a nosotros el jueves, 26 de abril a las 8:45 am para donuts con papá y aprenda sobre programas escolares y cultura.

Free dress day pass for students who RSVP and parents attend the event.

RSVP Now!

 

HSE AUSTIN 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRIP SURVEY

“Once in a lifetime opportunity, get to know other cultures, have fun activities, lifelong experience.”

HSE AUSTIN 2019 INTERNATIONAL TRIP SURVEY FOR STUDENTS (8-12 Grades), STAFF and PARENTS

Dear all,

We are planning to have an international trip during spring break 2019 for our 8-12 grade students, staff and parents. The students and adult groups will be independent than each other.  To decide the destination of the trip, please help us to take the survey.

 

Student Survey!

 

Parent Survey!

STAAR Administration in April

Dear Parent(s):

STAAR testing time has come. In April, 7th and 8th grade students will take the STAAR tests. Students who need English 1 and English 2 will take the STAAR EOC tests We are confident that our students are ready. Students and teachers alike have been working rigorously since the beginning of the school year to master the skills needed to be successful on the STAAR tests.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state mandated test that measures the statewide curriculum in reading at Grades 3-8; in writing at Grades 4 and 7; in mathematics at Grades 3-8; in science at Grades 5, 8; and social studies at Grades 8. Furthermore STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following High school classes: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history. All students enrolled in those courses are REQUIRED to participate in this testing.

Satisfactory performance on STAAR tests is a prerequisite to grade promotion in grades 3-8 and satisfactory performance on the STAAR EOC tests is prerequisite to a high school diploma.

The tests that will be administered in April 2018 are on the following dates.

 

April tests:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

No Testing

04/10/2018

04/11/2018

04/12/2018

EOC TESTS

No Testing

English I

No Testing

English II

Grade 6

No Testing

No Testing

No Testing

No Testing

Grade 7

No Testing

Writing

No Testing

No Testing

Grade 8

No Testing

Math

Reading

No Testing

 

Several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience is that your student arrives on time, fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before, if not a good breakfast the morning of testing. Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance.

You will also find two documents regarding HSE procedures for cellular telephones/electronic devices and honor statements (High School test only). Please go over these two documents with your student to communicate their importance and why these measures are being implemented.

Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.

I will be more than happy to assist if you have any questions.

 

Re: Administración de los exámenes de STAAR de abril.

Estimados padres de familia:

El tiempo para presentar los exámenes de STAAR ha llegado. Durante de semana de 9-13 de abril, los estudiantes de los grados  7mo y 8vo tomarán estos exámenes (STAAR). Estudiantes que necesitan Inglés I y Inglés II tomaran exámenes (STAAR EOC). Estamos seguros que todos nuestros estudiantes están listos. Los estudiantes, al igual que los maestros, han estado trabajando rigurosamente desde el principio del año escolar para dominar las habilidades necesarias para pasar exitosamente estos exámenes.

STAAR (The State Assessments of Academic Readiness por sus siglas en inglés) es un examen mandatorio. El examen de STAAR sirve para medir el plan de estudios en lectura para los grados del 3 al 8; en escritura a los grados de 4 y 7; en matemáticas a los grados del 3 al 8; en ciencias a los grados 5 y 8; y ciencias sociales en el grado 8. Además los exámenes de STAAR EOC serán administrados a los estudiantes que están inscritos en las siguientes clases de secundaria: Algebra I, Biología, Inglés I, Inglés II e Historia de los Estados Unidos de América. Todos los estudiantes inscritos en esos cursos están obligatorios a participar en esta prueba.

Rendimiento Satisfactorio en el examen de STAAR es un requisito previo para avanzar al siguiente grado escolar del 3 al 8. Rendimiento Satisfactorio en el examen STAAR EOC es un requisito previo para obtener su diploma de la escuela secundaria.

Los exámenes que serán administrados de abril del 2018 son los siguientes:

Exámenes de abril:

lunes

martes

miércoles

jueves

no hay un exámen

10 de abril

11 de abril

12 de abril

Exámenes de EOC

no hay un exámen

Inglés I

no hay un exámen

Inglés II

6to. Grado

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

7to. Grado

no hay un exámen

Escurito

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

8to. Grado

no hay un exámen

Matemáticas

Lectura

no hay un exámen

Varias cosas pueden hacer para ayudar a los estudiantes a tener una experiencia exitosa durante sus exámenes, como: llegar a tiempo, descansar lo suficiente y prepararse muy bien para el examen. Es muy importante que el estudiante tenga una cena nutritiva la noche anterior y un desayuno nutritivo la mañana del examen. Igualmente estimule al estudiante a hacer lo mejor posible para así ayudarle a subir su autoestima y así tendrá un mejor rendimiento durante el examen.

También encontrará dos documentos de las reglas de HSE sobre el uso de teléfonos celulares y aparatos electrónicos y sobre la declaración de honor (exámenes de la escuela secundaria solamente). Favor de revisar estos importantes documentos con el estudiante y explicarle la importancia de estos y por qué se deben de seguir estas reglas.

Muchas gracias por su ayuda para que los estudiantes sean exitosos y por todas sus contribuciones hacia Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.

Estaré a su disposición para cualquier pregunta que ustedes tengan.

Agil Sharifov, Director de la Escuela

Closed Campus to Visitors on STAAR 2018 Testing Dates

Our State Testing dates are fast-approaching. Parents play an important role.  Please ensure students are well rested the night before, eat a breakfast morning of the exam, and remind students to refrain from bringing their cellular and electronic devices into the testing room.

 

Also, as in previous years, please mark your calendars and be aware that we will be a closed campus to all visitors and volunteers, including during lunch for parents, due to the administration of state testing on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 10th (7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Mathematics, English 1 and English Retest)

Wednesday, April 11th (8th Grade Reading)

Thursday, April 12th (English 2 and English 2 Retest)

 

Escuela cerrada a visitantes debido a exámenes de STAAR.

Se acercan nuestros días de exámenes estatales.  Por favor marque su calendario y este consciente que nuestra escuela estará cerrada para todo visitante y voluntario, incluyendo durante las horas de almuerzo, debido a los exámenes de STAAR en las siguientes fechas:

martes, 10 de abril (7mo. grado escritura, 8vo grado matemáticas, Inglés 1 y Inglés 1 2nda oportunidad)

grado lectur)

miércoles, 11 de abril (8to. lectura)

jueves, 12 de abril (Inglés II y Inglés II  2nda oportunidad)

Parent Academy April 7 Rescheduled

Dear all,
The Parent Academy that was scheduled for this Saturday, April 7th at Harmony School of Excellence has been rescheduled. The event will take place on Saturday, April 28th at Harmony Science Academy in Pflugerville. This campus is located at 1421 Wells Branch PKWY Suite 200, Pflugerville, TX 78660. If you have any questions, please email Serdar Ozguven at sozguven@harmonytx.org.

La Academia para Padres que estaba programada para este sábado, 7 de abril en Harmony School of Excellence ha sido reprogramada. El evento tendrá lugar el sábado 28 de abril en Harmony Science Academy en Pflugerville. Este campus está ubicado en 1421 Wells Branch PKWY Suite 200, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a Serdar Ozguven a. sozguven@harmonytx.org.

T-STEM

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative (T-STEM)

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. T-STEM Academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instructions.

Prior to the 2011-2012 school year, the only path to become a T-STEM Academy was a T-STEM Academy grant through the Texas Education Agency or one of the private partners in the Texas High School Project.

Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, a second pathway was created. Campuses, using local or other sources of funding, that are implementing the T-STEM Design Blueprint with fidelity may apply to be designated as a T-STEM Academy. T-STEM campuses are designated based on a rigorous designation process. Once a campus is designated, professional development and technical assistance are provided to designated T-STEM academies to serve as demonstration schools and learning labs to showcase innovative instruction methods which integrate technology and engineering into science and mathematics instruction. Designated T-STEM campuses serve students in grades 6-12 or 9-12.

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