Harmony School of Advancement is accepting applications for 9th through 12th grades in 2013-2014
academic year. As a public open-enrollment charter school system, we welcome all
students who meet state age and health requirements...
HSAwas praised by U.S. Newsand World Report in 2007. The list names 1,600 of the nation’s 18,000 high
schools. The article recognized specific schools based on factors such as standardized tests, performance of disadvantaged students, and number of seniors taking and passing college level Advanced Placement exams.
Dear HS Advancement Family: The Admin team would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with family and friends! Thank you for all of your efforts and support so far this school year. We look forward to what the New Year will bring! Enjoy your Winter Break and we will see everyone in January! Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year to all! --All the Best, the HS Advancement Administration Team
National School Choice Week
Want to show your support for Harmony School of Advancement?? Are you a fan of school choice? We have the PERFECT event for you!
Celebrate great schools, students, parents and teachers at the National School Choice Week Official Kickoff in Houston, Texas.
Join 500 Harmony students, staff, and parents along with hundreds of other school choice supporters for special guest speakers, musical entertainment, refreshments, a school fair and more!
· Union Station at Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002
· Doors open at 4:30 pm - Event begins at 5:00 pm
· Admission is free
· Transportation provided
· Free T-shirt for all attendees
· First come, first serve – only 50 spots available for each Harmony campus!
· Contact kfuerte@Harmonytx.org for more details.
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2nd Annual STEM FESTIVAL is Coming Up! (February 1, 2014)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2014 will be an event you do not want to miss!
- STEM Expo - Art Exhibition - Coffee Shop - Robotics - International Food - International Day Celebration - Games - Raffle (I-PAD, I-POD, MP3 players) - Health Fair - Rocket Launch
And much more! Entrance is free and food will be sold during the event. We organize this event to inspire and motivate our students to consider a STEM career by creating an awareness of STEM possibilities for teachers, parents and students.
Please feel free to watch following video from last year's STEM Festival.
College Acceptance Day Pep Rally 2013
This is a video of the second annual College Acceptance Day PEP Rally held on May 3rd, 2013 by Harmony Public Schools (HPS) at Rice University in Houston Texas. More than 4,000 middle school and high school students from 15 Houston-area HPS campuses attended this exciting event to celebrate our 150 Graduating Seniors as they announced publically for the first time what College they would be attending in the Fall of 2013. Many of the Graduates were either the first-in-family or a first-generation family member to be accepted to a 4-yr College. More than 50% of these graduates went on to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields in College.
As part of the International Festival, the PTO will be sponsoring a silent auction. Each DEAR period will select a theme for their class basket. The basket that has the highest auction price will earn that DEAR period a free after-school pizza party! All students who contribute $5 to the class basket will also receive a free dress day. In order to make this a successful event, please send $5 with your student to their DEAR period beginning Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
Attention parents..... Are you proud of your heritage? If so, you can share your heritage at the Harmony School of Advancement annual International Festival. It will be held the same day as the STEM Fest on Saturday, February 1st 2014. Registration for hosting a country booth is free! The deadline for registration is January 15th 2014. Due to the limited space, booths are available on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested, please contact me at the following contact information:.
The First Annual Mayor's Art Scholarship Up to $1000 in Scholarships for Juniors and Seniors
This year, Houston Arts Partners will partner with the City of Houston's Office of Education Initiatives and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs to curate a visual arts competition for Houston-area high school students.
Juniors and seniors from any school district located in the Region 4 ESC boundaries (and/or any district that partners with Houston Arts Partners) are eligible to apply.
The annual Mayor's Art Scholarship competition fosters collaboration among Houston-area high school fine arts departments and recognizes excellence in student art, which expresses cultural identities and features of life in Houston area neighborhoods.
The goals of the Scholarship are to provide a forum for self-expression and creative thinking in neighborhoods, recognize achievement and excellence in visual arts among high school students in the city, and foster art as a means to strengthen relationships amongst students, communities and higher education.
Scholarship amounts for juniors and seniors range from $500 - $1000, and the submission deadline for artwork is Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Find more information and application forms online at http://www.HoustonArtsPartners.org
CRLP UT AustinTrip
The CRLP College Trip to UT Austin was a trip to experience. Junior CRLP students visited UT Austin and were exposed to valuable information on admissions, various programs offered, and college life overall. The tour was led by the HSA alumni who study Engineering, Business and Medicine. Juniors had first hand experience by visiting the office of career support, machine shop, and the library among others. As a side note, the CRLP program incorporates 4 major events to be arranged annually; 2 SAT Camps and two College Trips.
Harmony School of Advancement Celebrated Veteran's Day with a bio-degradable balloon release of red white and blue to honor all veterans who made sacrifices for our freedom. Their patriotism enables us to have the freedom of movement and expression that we enjoy. The balloons are a symbol of pride and appreciation for their service and Harmony School of Advancement acknowledges their hard work and sacrificing done for our country.
STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT AT CY-FALLS
The Harmony School of Advancement Science Olympiad teams under the guidance of coaches, Mr. Sengez and Mrs. Zhou, participated in the Invitational at Cy-Falls this past Saturday (November 9, 2013). Two teams from our school participated and four students placed. Abraham. K and Jhoneil.R won 3rd place in the event of Forensics, and Mason. C and Olisaeloho. A won 3rd place in the event of Write It Do It. Several students ranked their events in the top 10% rank of 44 teams at the tournament, and overall the competition was a success. All participants were encouraged and led by Science Olympiad officers, Sara .U (President), Paul. C (Senior Vice President), Jhoneil. R (Junior Vice President), Geetanjali. V (Secretary), Zainab. M (Treasurer) and Sameer. K(Historian). Parents’ chaperones, Mrs. Rosales, Mrs. Vashist, Mr. Uddin and Mr. Balaji were also present at the competition to support our teams. We are really grateful for their contribution. Special thanks goes to team coaches, Mrs. Zhou and Mr. Sengez, without their supports and efforts this tournament would not have been a success.
US Naval Academy Summer Programs
US Naval Academy Summer Programs ****APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 2014**** Did you know that the United States Naval Academy invites over 3000 students per year to participate in our summer programs? These programs offer students a chance to visit Annapolis and experience the Naval Academy first-hand.
SUMMER STEM SESSION DATES Rising 8th & 9th Graders June 2-7, 2014 Rising 10th Graders June 9-14, 2014 Rising 11th Graders June 16-20, 2014
Super-typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippine Islands last week and devastated over a million Filipinos. As a result of the effect of a category 5 hurricane, many lives have been lost, entire villages have been destroyed and most survivors have been displaced. In light of this calamity, the NHS, Student Council and Hawks Serving Houston Clubs of Harmony School of Advancement have joined forces with Harmony School of Advancement to raise awareness in an effort to collect both monetary and clothing donations for the victims. Donation boxes will be available at the Philippine booth during the International Festival this coming Saturday, Nov 16 and throughout the rest of this week. After Saturday, donations are still welcome at school (to the front office) until November 22. 100% of your contributions will go directly to Tacloban City, the area that was most hit by this tragedy. We are also collecting any old middle school uniform shirts that you are not using and will be selling them at a discounted price at HSE on Saturday -- all proceeds go to helping the Philippine cause. Thank you very much for your support! Please contact Mrs. Maldar or Mrs. Tolson if you have any questions.
STEM Field Trip
The STEM field trip by Northwest Chamber of Commerce-Education and Workforce Development Committee was a success. HSA students engaged in various lab experiments/attended sessions at different STEM fields such as Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering etc. presented by Professors of different colleges. Numerous colleges had presentations to reach out to students. The filed trip contributed to the overall STEM knowledge of HSA students."
Success In FTC Robotic Competition
Two of our robotic teams has won the first FTC robotic competition in year of 2013-2014, qualifier 1 and move up to the state level! The winning teams are 4454 (purple team) and 5739(yellow team) Team member list: 4454: Andres I.,Sheila M.,Ajay C.,Kian T.,Javier H.,Karissa G.,Alexander P.,Sarah V.,Ali K. 5739: Sohan K.,Brian M.,Zia A.,Tejaswi U.,Devons M.,Joe Angel Y.,Gustavo A.,Zeynep S.,Saahir E., Amogh P. Congratulations for the success! Go Mohawk Warriors!
ChromeBook Case Is Here
Our Chromebook case is here, please check them out at the front office. There will be a $12 fee for this item.
DePelchin Group Counselor
We will now have a counselor on campus from DePelchin’s children’s center on Wednesdays if your child needs to see a counselor please make sure the attached consent forms are signed and returned before they can see the counselor.
On pg. 6 under Third Party Insurance section- All insurance fees are non-refundable, except when a student withdraws from the school within a month after the device is assigned to them. If a student withdraws from school and enrolls in another Harmony campus, they are not required to pay for insurance fees again for the same school year, unless they were provided a refund at their previous campus. The insurance fees and policies for such students must be transferred from previous campus to the current one by school administrators.
On pg. 7 under Education Use > Chromebooks being repaired section- Chromebooks on loan to students having their devices repaired may not be taken home. please visit here for more details,
You can also find thoes documents on our school document section.
UNICEF is a program through the United Nations that supplies kids with food, medicine, school supplies and legal support in 3rd world countries and war zones. PG14 is running the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign to give back to the community. It is our goal to raise over $1000.00 for UNICEF-USA.
Students should know….
1- to turn their collection boxes in to the front office. The deadline to turn in boxes is November 1st, the Friday after Halloween.
2- The DEAR period that earns the most money wins an after school Pizza Party, compliments of Project Graduation 2014.
3- If anyone has questions they can come to room 111 and speak with Ms. Morocco or ask a Senior for more information.
NASA’s free High School Aerospace Scholars
We encourage our Junior STEM students to apply for NASA’s free High School Aerospace Scholars program this summer. Students may apply online by November 15, 2013. Part of the application process requires students to request a nomination from their State Legislator. For printing brochures, posters and applications, please visit here
Great honor to our robotic team! Coach Mr.Guven and his talented robotic team members received their awards from HPS for their successes in First Tech Challenge robotic competitions. Good job Mohawk warriors!
Duke at HS Advancement
Duke University Representative met HSA students in a productive info session followed by questions and answers. It is hoped that the information session added to exploring more about colleges among students.
Hawks Spirit Shop
NOW OPEN! "Harmony Hawks Spirit Shop" Follow me! http://HSAdvancement.logosoftwear.com The official online store for our very own Hawks! Get your gear in black, red, white, and even a few choices in PE Gray! 15% of the proceeds go directly to the activity fund for "Harmony School of Advancement"
RICE at HS Advancement
Rice representative gave a detailed presentation about student life, academics and admissions process at Rice. It is noteworthy that quite many students, especially seniors, inquired about the university. HSA wishes good luck to all seniors who will be applying shortly and all juniors to take advantage of time and put their efforts to follow along the path to college!
The HSA PTO will be selling school approved cardigans, PE uniforms and Spirit shirts on Thursday, September 26 beginning at the 1:05 PM early dismissal time. School cardigans cost$30 each for sizes small through XLarge and $35 each for the 2XL. PE uniforms cost $10 per shirt and shorts or are discounted to a cost of $18 per set of shirt and shorts. Spirit shirts cost $10 each. Spirit shirts can be worn on designated school spirit days. You can check for the list of school spirit days on the HSA website under Calendars. The HSA PTO accepts check and cash only for payments.
Free Apps From Jostens Publishing
Jostens Publishing (the yearbook company) has provided us with a free application for phones (Windows, Iphone, Android) that can download pictures taken and upload them to our personal school page (not our website). These photos can later be put in the yearbook. They are looked at by human eyes for any inappropriateness before they are uploaded. Sponsors can elect a club/activity member to be the photographer or do it themselves. This eliminates any activity or club not getting in the yearbook.
As always, students are NOT allowed to have or use phones in the classroom but they are allowed after school and at clubs and activity events. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
We would like to remind you that our school hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Our classes start at 8:05 a.m. and finish at 3:30 p.m. Students who do not ride the bus, are not in tutorials, and are not in after school activities, must be picked up between 3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Students in after school activities must be picked up between 4:25 – 4:45 pm. If a student is not picked up after 5:00 p.m., such incidences will be reported to the authorities and on the 4th occasion to Child Protective Services (CPS).
Important: Harmony School of Advancement has a right to call Child Protective Services, Houston Police Department/Harris County Constable, or related authorities for the students who are on campus after 5:00 pm. Thank you for your attention on this matter.
"Mobile App for Harmony Public Schools" Beta version is available
Access to information about your child's grades, homework, discipline points, attendance, bell schedule, payments, calendar and school news.
Receive push notifications about your child's progress (grades, homework, discipline points, attendance) as well as school news and events.
Support for access to multiple student accounts.
Offline viewing of your child's data. You can view your child's data even when you are not connected to a network.
One click login option, once you save your child's login information.
E-mailing option to your child's teachers without exiting the application.
It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...