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HSE Tiger Talk Issue V, September 18, 2018

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HSE TIGER TALK!

Senior Parent Information Night

Dear 12th Grade Student and Parents,

We will have a Senior Parent Information Night where we will talk about important information regarding your senior year! The session will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. We highly encourage parents and students to attend. We will talk about graduation requirements, senior timeline, college applications, graduation ceremony among other topics.

If you need any more information please contact Mrs. Tunc at rtunc@harmonytx.org

We hope to see you all here!

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Announcement!

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

 

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.

Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

 

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 28, 2018.

Assessment period will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

Labor Day

Student-Staff Holiday – HSE Austin will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 3rd., 2018. The school will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 4th.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

School Transportation Information

School Bus

 


TRANSPORTATION RULES

 

  1. Follow the driver’s instructions at all times.
  2. Please enter and leave the vehicle in an orderly manner.
  3. Keep feet, books, instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle.
  4. Do not deface the vehicle or its equipment.
  5. Do not put head, hands, arms, legs, or any object out of any window, or throw objects inside or outside of the vehicle.
  6. Do not possess or use any form of tobacco on school buses.
  7. Observe all the usual classroom rules.
  8. Stay seated while the vehicle is moving.
  9. Fasten seat belts, if available.
  10. Wait for the driver’s signal before leaving, or crossing in front of the vehicle.

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE REQUESTS

Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin
Harmony School of Excellence – Austin
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin
Harmony School of Science – Austin
Harmony Science Academy – Austin

Detailed Bus Route Information

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT: ICE CREAM SOCIAL, AUGUST 29TH 4:00-6:00

We invite you to a great opportunity to meet our excellent team. Be sure to get your ice cream ticket upon arriving and meet us in the cafeteria for an ice cream social.

Harmony Explores Catalina Island, California!

Who: 6th-12th Harmony  Students (w/ priority to seniors)

When: January 27 – February 1, 2019 (6 days/5 nights)

Where: Catalina Island Marine Institute (Channel Islands, CA)

Why: Discover unique island ecology. Lodge in cabins on the beach. Snorkel. Kayak. Hike. Learn in nature. Create memories.

Cost: Estimated $1000+ per student (all-inclusive: flight, bus, lodging, food, science instruction, activities)

**Deposit: $350 (holds your spot), fundraising available with PTO.

 

Contact:  Ms. Scott (HSE, Room 120)  jscott@harmonytx.org

More information: http://cimioutdoored.org/

 

HSE Austin Received Gold Medal from US News High School Ranking

US News reported Best High School rankings for 2018. We are pleased to announce that HSE-Austin has received GOLD Medal and has ranked 62nd best high school within Texas and # 374 Nationwide and got the highest ranking high schools in the HPS Austin district.

Congratulations to all of our team members, this would not be possible without the efforts of our dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators.

Our staff goes above, our students go beyond!

 

2018 STAAR Test Results

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

Greece Trip 2019 Application is Open Now!

We are going to have an international trip to Greece during Spring Break  2019 for 8-12 grade students.

Tentative Dates: March 15 ~ 23, 2019

Requirements and timelines:

The traveler must fill and sign

  • Registration,
  • Terms and conditions,
  • Participant release and agreement,
  • Medical treatment authorization
  • Travel insurance waiver and other required forms.

Timelines:

Early bird discount $100 until June 1st, 2018

Application Deadline (with $300 Deposit)  : 08/31/2018

Ticketing Deadline (with $1250)                   : 09/05/2018

Full Payment deadline (with  $2849)           : 01/10/2019

Included 

  • All Airfare and Transportation
  • Full-Time Tour Director,
  • Accommodation,
  • Breakfast and Dinner

Not Included

  • Ticket or passes to museums, events, and lunch
  • Applicable extra baggage fees

Please contact Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator for more information.

Welcome message from principal Sharifov

Dear Harmony School of Excellence-Austin  Parents and Community,

Greetings! I am Agil Sharifov,  your Principal at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.  On behalf of the staff at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! I have been a part of Harmony Public Schools for 10 years.   I served as a teacher and principal at Harmony Schools in DFW area before taking the principal role at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin in 2016. I am also a proud Harmony parent as my two children attend Harmony Austin schools.

 

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.   We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.    As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

 

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

It is my goal for this year to improve the relationships between the staff and parents which will include better communication amongst us.  I believe that collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and I work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.

I hope to have a wonderful school year for the 2018-2019 and I look forward to working with all of you!  Below is contact information for myself and my administration team.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Agil Sharifov M.Ed.

The principal of Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

asharifov@harmonytx.org

512-693-0000 (105)

 

Assistant Principals – High School (9th-12th grades)

 

AP of Academics – Mustafa Tunc

mtunc@harmonytx.org

 

 

Dean of Students – Christel Sullivan

Christel.sullivan@harmonytx.org

Assistant Principals – Middle School (6th -8th grades)

 

AP of Academics – Ashley Gorman

ameyer@harmonytx.org

 

Dean of Students – Ruben Ortiz Mutt

rortiz@harmonytx.org

 

HPS Austin District 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Click here to download HPS Austin District 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

When the School Year Ends, Summer Meals begin!

Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out.

With the Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site.

STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION:

  1. Call 211, or
  2. Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
  3. Visit SummerFood.org

No form of identification is required, kids simply show up.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

* You will only be sent information needed to find meals sites. Your personal information will not be shared.

This product was funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

COMIDAS SALUDABLES PARA NIÑOS EN EL VERANO

CUANDO TERMINA EL AÑO ESCOLAR, ¡COMIENZAN LAS COMIDAS DE VERANO!

Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar — incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.

A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN:

  1. Llame al 211, o
  2. Envíe un mensaje de texto* FOODTX al 877–877, o
  3. Visite SummerFood.org

Los niños solo tienen que ir al sitio. No se requiere ningún tipo de identificación.

El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano está administrado por el Texas Department of Agriculture.

*Solo se le enviará la información que necesitará para encontrar los sitios de comer. Sus datos personales no serán compartidos.

Este producto fue financiado por USDA. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

The 2018-19 High School Academic Guide & Course Catalog

The 2018-19 High School Academic Guide & Course Catalog is available now, Please click on the link below:

Open Now! 2018-19 High School Academic Guide & Course Catalog

 

Founding members of Harmony Public Schools believe that excelling in math and science prepares youth to succeed in college, the workplace, and the 21st century. Harmony schools demonstrate that, with a high-quality program and the right social and emotional supports in place, all students, regardless of racial or economic background, can achieve outstanding results.
At Harmony, students are expected to master their subjects, and every Harmony student graduates college-ready. Our high school program is designed to provide each student with the essential elements of a college prep education, along with opportunities to engage in the exploration of intense study within particular fields of interest.

 

 

 

Rice University-Harmony Public Schools joint Summer STEM Research Program

Rice-HarmonyJointSummerSTEMResearchProgram
We are so proud to announce Rice University-Harmony Public Schools joint Summer STEM Research Program. Students will refine and deepen their understanding of important STEM concepts by working on a research project of their own design under the direction of Harmony and Rice faculty and will receive personalized feedback of their research. Students will leave well prepared to present their research at national and international science fairs.

Click here for registration
Click here for program flyer
For more information, contact: akoyuncu@harmonytx.org

District Wellness Committee Meeting

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED: DISTRICT WELLNESS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Harmony Public Schools – Austin District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of our students, including their ability to learn. We are looking for parents, community members, students, local businesses in forming District Wellness Committee.

If you are a student, a parent, a community member, or a staff interested in school wellness and would like to be a part of the district’s Wellness Committee meeting, and or would like to participate in ongoing development, implementation, periodic review and update of our school wellness policy, you are very welcome to participate in our District Wellness Committee meeting, which will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, May, 21st, 2018, at the HSA Pflugerville campus.

HSA Pflugerville | 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 200, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Please contact Adam Okur, Child Nutrition Coordinator (hokur@harmonytx.org) for further details.

HPS-Austin Wellness Committee Meeting PDF

Closed Campus to Visitors on STAAR Testing Dates

Our State Testing dates are fast-approaching. Parents play an important role.  Please ensure students are well rested night before, eat a breakfast morning of 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:

Monday, May 7th  (U.S. History)

Tuesday, May 8th   (Biology and Biology Retest)

Wednesday, May 9th (Algebra 1 and Algebra Retest)

Thursday, May 10th  (Make-Up Exams)

Monday, May 14th (Grade 6 and Grade 7 Math) (Grade 8 Math Retest)

Tuesday, May 15th (Grade 6 and Grade 7 Reading) (Grade 8 Reading Retest)

Wednesday, May 16th (Grade 8 Science)

Thursday, May 17th (Grade 8 Social Studies)

Thanks you for your support,

Ms. Haraway, Testing Coordinator

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:

lunes, 7 de mayo (Historia de Estados Unidos)

martes, 8 de mayo (Biología y Álgebra I 8A y Biología Retest)

miércoles, 9 de mayo (Álgebra I y Álgebra Retest)

jueves, 10 de mayo (9-12 grado Make-Up exámenes )

lunes, 14 de mayo (6to. y 7to. grado Matemáticas y 8to. grado retest)

martes, 15 de mayo (6to. y 7to. grado Lectura y 8to. grado restest)

miércoles, 16 de mayo (8to. grado Ciencia (excepto Biología))

jueves, 17 de mayo (8to. grado Estudios sociales)

viernes, 18 de mayo (6-8 grado Make-up exámenes)

Gracias por su apoyo,

Ms. Haraway, Coordinador de exámenes

Counselor Corner

College and Career Readiness: May Issue

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Harmony Science and Engineering Fair

Josiah competed in H-SEF (Harmony Science and Engineering Fair) in Houston. This is the state science fair competition for all of Harmony schools located in Texas. Out of the 500 submitted projects, only 78 were selected to compete and Josiah (7th) won 3rd place!!!

Congratulations to Josiah, his teachers and parents!

 

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)

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