Month: April 2018

Wednesday Mail


Harmony Around the World

Harmony Around the World

Students and Parents,This Friday, April 20th we will be hosting our annual Harmony Around The World event from 5pm-8pm. Come out and see what the world has to offer. This free event will have bounce houses as well as demonstrations from various countries around the world. The food will be provided by food trucks. Prices for the food trucks range from $2 (Kona Ice) to a $17 big dinner from the BBQ truck. There will also be a Mexican Truck ranges with items ranging from $3-$8.

In the event that you are unable to park at the school, there will be free parking at Genesis United Methodist Church located at 7635 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76133, We will have a shuttle bus to get you to and from the school. Hope to see you all there!

Book Fair has Started!

Book Fair has Started!

BOOK FAIR Book fair has started.Hours of operation are as followed

  • Monday – 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM and 3:20 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Tuesday – 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM and 3:20 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday – 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM and 3:20 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Thursday – 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM and 3:20 PM till 4:15 PM
  • Friday – 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM and 3:20 to 4:15 and 4:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Honor Societies, Juniors, and Seniors if you are in need of volunteer hours, this is a great oppurtunity. We also need Parent volunteers at Book Fair during Harmony Around the World. See Mrs. Abram in the library for more details or email her at

College Funding Workshop

College Funding Workshop

Calling All HSI-FW Parents!
The HSI-FW PTO will be hosting a college funding workshop
titled “Sending Your Child To College For Pennies On The Dollar ” on April 24th at 7:00 PM in the south cafeteria.

Armed with the expert information and strategies that you’ll learn, you’ll be empowered to make well informed decisions, which may end up saving you significant amounts of money on your out-of-pocket college costs. Please RSVP to save your seat!

Attendance will gain funds to support our PTO

You are welcome to bring any friends, neighbors, and family members along. Hope to see you there!

NJHS Officer Elections

NJHS Officer Elections

NJHS Members! Are you wanting to be an officer
next year? If so, act now! Make sure all your
community service hours are complete and have
your speeches prepared for Monday, April 23rd.
Voting will be May 14th.
NJHS Induction Ceremony

NJHS Induction Ceremony

All NJHS members-you are required
to be at the induction ceremony on
May 1st. Members should be prepared to stay
after school. Dress clothes are expected: no
school uniform or blue jeans at the ceremony.
Title III Event- May 4th

Title III Event- May 4th

Attention Parents: Plan to attend our Title III event on May 4 from 7:30 – 8:30 our front lobby. It is a “Come & Go” event. You may stop in for a cup of coffee and pasteries while you can get information and/or ask questions about Harmony’s ESL program including identification and exit criteria.. (Spanish translators will be available)
Chromebook Maintenance Fee

Chromebook Maintenance Fee

If you have not paid your Chromebook maintenance fee of $25 and had repairs this school year, please pay the front office immediately (check or credit only). After May 30th, parents and guardians are responsible for repair fees. The repair fee will be put on your student’s account and must be paid before your student transfers out of or graduates from Harmony. Letters have been mailed out to those who owe repair fees.
Solar Car Competition

Solar Car Competition

The senior Engineering class has been designing and building a solar powered RC car the past couple of months. This coming Saturday they get to compete against 15 other teams from all over the state. The race will take place at the annual EarthX Expo at Fair Park in Dallas. Come out and show your support.
Rubik's Cube Competition

Rubik’s Cube Competition

Harmony School of Nature is hosting Rubik’s Cube competition for grades 3rd-12th at HS Nature on May 12th starting at 9:00am. If you are interested in to participate a rubik’s cube competition, you can register by using the link below. For your questions, you can contact Mrs. Rachel Ibarra.

Gardening Club!

Gardening Club!

There is a new club on campus! The GARDENING CLUB with Mr. Lusk. Come join the fun!

HS Summer Leadership Camp (Current 8-12th Grades)

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HIGH SCHOOL(Current 8-12th Grades)


GIRLS: May 26th – 30th, 2018

BOYS: May 30th – June 3rd , 2018

Location: UT DALLAS: 800 West Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080

High School Camp Highlights:

  • Morning & afternoon classes.
  • Leadership talks
  • College information sessions
  • Swimming & recreational sports
  • Stay in the new Residential dorm facility.

Fee: $350 (Cost is $150 only for the first 8-Girl and 8-Boy Applicants) (Non-refundable)

Nonrefundable Deposit: $150 due upon application.

Application and deposit due date: April 27th, 2018

Full payment due date: May 22nd, 2018

Middle School STEM Leadership Camp (Current 6-7th Grades)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL (Current 6-7th Grades)


GIRLS: May 26th – 30th , 2018

BOYS: May 30th – June 3rd , 2018

Location: JOLT-Camp All Saints: 418 Stanton Way, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Middle School Camp Highlights

  • The Ins & Outs of Trees
  • Fossil Hunts -Science
  • Soil Investigation
  • Archery
  • Waders in the Wetlands
  • Boating
  • Camp Fire
  • Science of Survival
  • Weather Watch
  • Leadership talks

Fee: $300 (Cost is $150 only for the first 8-Girl and 8-Boy Applicants) (Non-refundable) Nonrefundable Deposit: $150 due upon application.

Application and deposit due date: April 27th, 2018



2018 Yearbooks are now on sale. Quantities are limited. Order today! Last year we ran out. You may order online, call, or by mail. Go to or call 866.287.3096. Harmony School of Innovation Order # 20612. $25 for Book Only or $29 with Name Imprint. Last day to order on campus is April 2nd. Last day to order online is April 28th.
Summer Programs!

Summer Programs!


The HSIFW Counseling Department encourages all of our students to participate in local Summer programs based on interest. Please consider programs at for your child to attend this Summer.

Thank you!

End of Course Schedule

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STAAR Administration in April

Dear Parent(s):

STAAR testing time has come. In April, 7th through 10th grade students will take the STAAR /End of Course 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. 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.

The tests that will be administered in April are on the table above.

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.

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 Innovation.

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

Mehmet Basoglu,

School Principal



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.

(from the TEA website)


T-STEM Documents

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