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DEAR PARENTS:
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
Harmony Public Schools- Austin District
2018-19 District Improvement Plan Meeting (DIP)

 

April 23, 2019
District Improvement Plan Meeting (DIP) 3:15 pm

Harmony School of Endeavor
District Office Conference Room
13415 FM 620 North, Austin, TX 78717

Goal/Purpose: Review and discuss the Harmony Austin District’s Needs

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

04/9/2019

04/10/2019

04/11/2019

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 2019 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

We are planning to have an international trip during spring break 2020 for our 8-12 grade students. In order to decide the destination of the trip, please help us to take the survey below. The survey will be closed by April 15th.

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

Please Contact Mr. Ozguven for more information.
sozguven@harmonytx.org

 

SURVEY LINK!

We are going to have our STEAM Festival on April 17th-18th.

Mark your calendar!

April 26th. Please join us and support HSE-Austin and the PTO during this year’s Spring Carnival.

We are looking for volunteers, donations, and support. Please click links below to help out:

Parent Donation

Volunteer Now!

 

I am very excited to let you know that we are going to have Summer Leadership STEM Camps for our 8-11 grade students at UT Dallas. UT Dallas and HPS staff will run the programs. 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 at UT Dallas (8-12 Grades)
• For Girls: May 23-27, 2019
• For Boys: May 27-31, 2019
Camp Activities Include:
STEM Courses: 3D Animations using Alice, Introductory Game Maker, Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor, Games in Python, Hands-on Robotics and more!
Leadership Talks,
College Information Sessions
Recreation: Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Foosball, Squash, etc.
Day-long Six Flags Trip.

Application Deadline: 5/2/2019
Full Payment ($400) Deadline: 5/15/2019

Total Cost: $400

(The fee covers, meals, housing, courses, activity fees including six flags and transportation.)

$100 Non-refundable Deposit will be taken with the application form.
For further question or information, please contact the Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator.
sozguven@harmonytx.org
512 693 0000 Ext. 131

APPLY NOW!