Enrollment for Next Year's 7th Graders

Current 6th graders / next year’s 7th graders,

Students received a language selection form in Advisory this week. Please review the form, make your selection, and return it to the front office by Friday, March 8th. While we will attempt to accommodate all students, campus administration cannot guarantee enrollment in your selected course.

Click here to see Sample Form

HSI Fort Worth Administration

Enrollment for Next Year's Honors Math

Students enrolled in Honors Math courses next year,

Honors math elective selection forms are due in the front office by Friday, March 8th. While we will attempt to accommodate all students, campus administration cannot guarantee enrollment in your selected course.

HSI Fort Worth Administration

HSI Robotics 2019 - 2020 8 - 11th Graders Apply Today at hsifortworth.harmonytx.org. Last Day March 8th.

FTC Robotics at our school is still trying to become the best it can be. Our teams are always looking for members as fun, ambitious, and ready to work outside of their comfort zone. FTC not only offers a ridiculous amount of opportunity in alumni scholarships, professional development, and networking, but it also balances professionalism with creativity and individualism.

We’re a team, but a unique one. If you’re looking for a cookie cutter recipe for success then FTC doesn’t have one. We encourage everyone to involve and contribute in their own way. Apply!

Apply Now!

Black History Month

“Black History Month is an opportunity for everyone in the United States to celebrate and reflect on the contributions of African Americans in our nation’s history that were for so long silenced by white washing. For instance we’ve all heard of Bond, James Bond, but what about Ellen Bond? Ellen Bond was the cover identity that Mary Bowser adopted while working as a spy during the Civil War. Born a slave, freed and educated, but still working for a respectable family, she was recruited by her mistress to infiltrate the “White House” of the Confederate Army. Due to the racism of the era, black servants were trained to be invisible and assumed to be illiterate giving Bowser ample opporunity to eavesdrop on and read confidential information that she would report back to her abolitionist counterparts. She remained one of the best spies for the union until the final days of the Civil War when suspicion fell on her. She did escape and in doing so, attempted to burn the house!

HSI will be hosting our Celebration of Black History Month onThursday, Feb. 28th at 6pm. Parents and Families are welcome to join for en evening featuring Jazz Band, poetry, speeches, music and dance highlighting and featuring influential African Americans throughout history.

If you are a student who would like to perform or display art, there is the potential to earn extra credit from some English and History teachers, please contact Ms. Bowler – abowler@harmonytx.org.

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Tutoring
Attention 8th grade Saturday Tutoring Students!
Reading and Math tutoring is cancelled for THIS Saturday, February 23rd. Tutoring will resume on Saturday, March 2nd. So go outside and do something fun that does NOT require an electronic device!
Yearbooks on sale now

Please purchase your 2018-2019 yearbook at the front office with card, check or money order. Yearbooks are $25 or $29 if you would like to have your childs name imprinted on the book.

International Women's Day

Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! We are celebrating the amazing women creating change throughout history and around the world by wearing a pink shirt or a shirt that specifically references prominent women of history and their accomplishments with dress code jeans.

Friday March 8th you can wear a pink shirt, a shirt specifically referencing historically significant women, or an HSI Spirit shirt with dress code jeans.

Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

HSI students will participate in the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UTA on Monday February 25. We encourage parents to attend the Awards Ceremony at 7 – 8:30 pm. If you plan to be on the UTA campus in your personal vehicle at any time Sunday or Monday, be sure to register your vehicle to avoid a citation. Follow directions here.

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)
  • Headache
  • 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)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • 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

(817) 386-5505 ex 126.

Sincerely,

Health Aide

Olga Slater

Pre-College Summer Programs

Pre-College Summer Programs for Middle&High School Students

Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. They also allow high school students to get a taste of college life and meet other students from all over the world.

A pre-college summer program offers middle & high school students the opportunity to take classes at a college and experience college life during the summer. Most programs range from one to seven weeks long.

You can take programs that focus on a number of diverse subjects, such as writing, leadership, entrepreneurship, and engineering. Many summer programs offer both residential and commuter options. Students can stay in dorms with their peers or commute from home if they live close to campus.

We strongly encourage our students to have this opportunity multiple times until their senior year to taste college atmosphere earlier and help them to build-up a strong resume for their college applications.

Here is the website list for Summer College Programs

01-https://www.studenteducationprograms.com

02- https://onejump.org/

03- https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

04- https://www.teenlife.com/category/summer/

05- https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/summer-programs/

06- https://www.unigo.com/

07- https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/home

08- HSIFW 2019 Summer Programs

College Guidance Counseling Team

HSI's Got Talent
“Harmony’s Got Talent is a celebration of the talented students we have in our school. This year, the talent show on our campus is a preliminary round for a District Talent show where our students will compete for a very special grand prize.
Our Campus Talent show is Thursday, March 7th at 6 pm.Come on out and support your talented peers! ”

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please check outharmony.voly.org for opportunities to help with upcoming events.

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

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.

T-STEM Documents