Month: March 2018
- Current: Month: March 2018
Tomorrow- AP Exam Ordering Deadline!!!
Tomorrow is the AP Fair!
AP Fair- Thursday March 8th, 2018
Current and future AP students! HSI Fort Worth will host our annual AP Fair on Thursday, March 8th from 4:00-5:30 pm. All students and parents in grades 8 through 11 are welcome to come visit with current AP teachers to receive class descriptions and expectations. The following classes are available:
- AP Art History
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science A
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP European History
- AP Human Geography
- AP English Language
- AP English Literature
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Music Theory
- AP Physics I
- AP Physics II
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Statistics
- AP US Government
- AP US History
- AP World History
Tomorrow is Professionalism Dress Up Day !
The 2018-2019 You Art What You Eat! art contest officially opens today, February 12. TDA is now accepting illustrations of the National School Lunch Week theme “Level Up with a Healthy School Lunch” and the School Breakfast Week theme, “Level Up with a Healthy School Breakfast.”
Students will use the video game inspired themes to illustrate healthy school meals. Tell students you know to visit SquareMeals.org/ArtContest where they will find all forms and information they need to enter to win statewide recognition. The winning artwork will be featured in materials that will be displayed at schools across the Lone Star State and much more.
The official art contest Guidelines and Information book is housed on the website above but can also be found by clicking here.
Thank you for participating and we look forward to receiving all of the artwork from your students!
Texas Department of Agriculture
Food & Nutrition
Parent Chaperones Needed!
TELPAS Testing March 5th – 8th
TELPAS Testing March 5th-8th
There will be mandatory testing for all English Language Learners (ELL) on our campus from March 5th-8th. TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language.
TELPAS results are used in the following ways:
• To help parents monitor the progress their children make in learning English
• To inform instructional planning and program exit decisions for individual students
• To report performance to local school boards, school professionals, and the community
• To evaluate programs, resources, and staffing patterns
• To evaluate districts and campuses in a variety of state and federal accountability
Dr. Alain Dupiton
Testing and Federal Programs Coordinator
Keep your child at home if…
Please keep your child at home if he or she have the following:
The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
- Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
- Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
- Mild stomach ache
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
- Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
- Vomiting (even once)
- General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
- Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
- Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:
- Wash hands frequently
- Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
- Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it
away and then wash hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.
Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.
Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call at
We Need a Refrigerator!
We are in need of refrigerator donations for student use!
Our campus is in need of 2 student usage refrigerators. These refrigerators are utilized in our cafeterias. Students can place labeled lunch boxes inside of them on a daily. If you are interested in donating a new refrigerator to our campus, please contact Mrs. Gray at KGray@harmonytx.org or Mrs. Siegel at LSiegel@harmonytx.org
Donations are tax deductible.
THE HSI-PI Contest!
It is said that the numbers of Pi are endless…
What is the world record for most digits memorized of pi?
In 1981, an Indian man named Rajan Mahadevan accurately recited 31,811 digits of Pi from memory. In 1989, Japan’s Hideaki Tomoyori recited 40,000 digits. The current Guinness World Record is held by Lu Chao of China, who, in 2005, recited 67,890 digits of pi! Whoa!
How many digits of Pi can YOU memorize?!
I’m talking to YOU middle school students!
The HSI-Pi Contest
World Pi day is March, 14th, but this year we will be on Spring Break on that day!
However, we will still celebrate with a Pi Day contest after school on Thursday,
March 22, in Mr. Castro’s room 131.
Contest rules are simple. Whoever memorizes the most numbers of Pi wins!
Open to all Middle School Students (6th, 7th, 8th)!
In the unlikely event of a tie, we’ll go to a Pi-Off! Each person will alternate numbers of Pi until someone makes an error or cannot continue!
The WINNER earns a Visa gift card for $31.42 AND a 1-Day
FREE DRESS PASS!
Do YOU accept the Pi challenge?!
How many digits of Pi can YOU memorize?!
For any questions, please email Mr. Castro firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by room 131!
The HSIFW Counseling Department encourages all of our students to participate in local Summer programs based on interest. Please consider programs at bit.ly/HSIFWsummer for your child to attend this Summer.
Harmony Science and Engineering Fair
HSI- Fort Worth Counseling Services
With the new year already in place and picking up momentum, students will face stressors and educational obstacles that may challenge them emotionally, behaviorally, and socially, thus affecting them academically. To help alleviate such stressors, Harmony School of Innovation- Fort Worth (HSI-FW), will provide counseling support services. The goal is for the students to learn coping strategies and techniques that will help them be emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and academically successful.
The counseling services will be provided by Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern, Salina Keller, and will include: individual counseling, group counseling, and psycho-educational classes. The services will be provided on-campus, and will be available to those students who are in need of additional guidance and support. The counselor, Mrs. Keller, will determine the appropriate intervention and length of services, based on the student’s needs. If your student met with the counselor at any point last school year, then the counselor will also be sending a copy of the consent form home with your child upon checking in with your student to remind him/her of continuing available support within the previously established counseling relationship.
If you feel that your child’s academic success is being challenged due to emotional and social stressors, and would like to refer him/her for services, you may do so by filling out the Referral Form and Parent Consent Form (click here for the forms). Services are confidential, free of charge, and may not be provided if the aforementioned forms are not filled out and signed by the student’s Parent/Legal Guardian. You may obtain more information about when and how to refer your child for services on the Referral Form, or you may contact HSI-FW and speak to Mr. Derby or Mr. Sandoval.
Salina Keller, MA, LPC-I
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Harmony strives each day to provide a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere for our students. Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of $1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk.
Upon enrollment in Harmony Public Schools, each student is provided a lunch account onto which money may be deposited for breakfast, lunch, or a la carte milk. Money may be deposited by money order in the school office. You may also deposit money online by setting up an account at www.schoolcafe.com. In addition to making payments, you may also arrange for low balance alerts and schedule automatic payments. School Café is available online and as an app for both iPhone and Android devices.
If you would like to apply for free or reduced price meals, the lunch application is available online at www.schoolcafe.com. A paper copy of the application is also available at the school office. A reduced price breakfast is $0.30, and a reduced price lunch is $0.40. Once an application is submitted, the school will mail a letter to the home address within 10 school days with the student’s eligibility.
Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he/she will be allowed to charge up to –$10.00. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk.
Harmony goes to great lengths to communicate with parents about the status of their student’s lunch balance. Parents will be notified when a student’s balance approaches $0. The school will make several additional attempts to contact the parents regarding negative balances prior to the student receiving an alternate meal. Parents may view meal account balances at any time by logging in to their School Café account. Please note that while households later approved for free meals will begin receiving free meals immediately, they are still responsible for paying negative balances accrued on the meal account.
We appreciate your continued support as we work to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students.
Harmony School of Innovation Fort Worth
HSI Fort Worth’s PRIDE Spotlight
Harmony School of Innovation- Fort Worth has adopted the PRIDE initiative on our campus. PRIDE stands for Professionalism, Respect, Involvement, Determination, and Excellence. These traits for student success are the habits and characteristics that prepare students for excellence in high school and beyond. Each month our campus will focus on one of the traits of PRIDE and this month that trait is EXCELLENCE. A student that has excellence strives for excellence in their grades. They are respectful towards their teachers and classmates. They also do their best to reach the highest that they can achieve.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be filed by members of the community through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints). Additionally, students and parents may file a complaint regarding website accessibility through the Student and Parent Complaint/Grievances process outlined in Board Policy PG-3.30.
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.