2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Harmony Public Schools – HSI Fort Worth 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Wednesday Mail


Spring Break 2018

Spring Break 2018

Our campus will observe Spring Break the week of

March 12th – March 16th.

Tomorrow- AP Exam Ordering Deadline!!!

Dear AP® Students,The last day to register without incurring a late fee is tomorrow Thursday, March 8, 2018. The base cost of each AP® exam this year is $94.00. With College Board, state, and school contributions, this amount is $10.00 per exam for HSIFW students. Payments can be made at the front office by Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 4:00 PM.

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Tomorrow is the AP Fair!

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AP Fair- Thursday March 8th, 2018

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 !

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Congratulations to 7th Grader Chelsey Mariano for taking 3rd place in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee! She is the first student from Harmony to make it that far.
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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 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

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Parent Chaperones Needed!

Parent Chaperones Needed!

8th grade parent chaperones are needed for our spring field trip to the George W. Bush Presidential Library. We would love to have you join us! It’s FREE for our chaperones. The details: Thursday, April 12th from 8:30 – 2:30 pm. Please contact Ms. Roots if you are interested at

TELPAS Testing March 5th – 8th

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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


Thank you,

Dr. Alain Dupiton

Testing and Federal Programs Coordinator

HSI After School Club March Payment

HSI After School Club March Payment

Payment is due for March clubs. Clubs cost $15 each month. If there are less than 5 students that pay for the month – a club will be cancelled. Payment is due before the first club of the month.
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Keep your child at home if...

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)
  • 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



Health Aide

We Need a Refrigerator!

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 or Mrs. Siegel at

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 piWhoa!

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


Do YOU accept the Pi challenge?!

How many digits of Pi can YOU memorize?!

For any questions, please email Mr. Castro or stop by room 131!

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!

TSI Retakes

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Harmony Science and Engineering Fair

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HSI- Fort Worth Counseling Services

Dear Parents,

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


DAS, Inc.

Meal Charges

Meal Charges

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 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 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


2018 Yearbooks!

2018 Yearbooks!

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
Yearbook Ads!

Yearbook Ads!

Yearbook Ads are now on sale. Honor you Senior student with an AD in the Yearbook. Space is limited! Don’t delay. All ads must be created and submitted online go to: Order #20612 Full Page $80 Half Page $45 For more information contact Mrs. Abram
HSI Fort Worth's PRIDE Spotlight

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.

Black History Month Program

     We are celebrating Black History Month with Nashville musician, composer, writer and philanthropist, author, Joseph Wooten. We hope you will join us this Wednesday!

     Joseph has been the keyboardist for the Steve Miller Band for 24 years, played with Steve Miller at the induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden 2016.
He is awesome and we can’t wait to host!

Learn more about Joseph at:

Important Lottery Update



The admission lottery will be held this Friday, February 16, 2018. The Lottery will take place at the Harmony School of Business located at:
 8080 West George Bush Hwy
 Dallas, Texas 75252
The lottery is open to the public and we will live stream it on our campus. Lottery results will be available Monday, February 19.

After-school Program is now enrolling for Spring Semester!

You can now register your child(ren) for our awesome after school program! It will help your child(ren) become a more well-rounded student by helping with the completion of homework, and by offering different STEM-based activities, sports, outdoor games, literacy time, arts and crafts, DIY games, sports and more…

Register online at or call at 888 279 1079.

For questions, send an email to

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 nominations for all interested students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment.

Nomination forms are available at the front office, or may be downloaded below. The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 9, 2018. Assessment will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

        Nomination Form        
Formulario de Nominacion

1st Semester Awards Ceremony

We will be celebrating our students’ achievements of the first semester during the school day on Thursday, January 18th.

Parents are welcome to join us during the award ceremony.

The ceremonies will be held according to the following schedule:

  • 7th Grade: 11:35-12:05
  • 8th Grade: 12:10- 12:40
  • 6th Grade: 12:45-1:15
  • 9th Grade: 1:20- 1:50
  • 10th Grade: 1:55- 2:25
  • 11th and 12th: 2:30-3:00

Open House Schedule and the Lottery

Open House Schedule and the Lottery

We are excited to announce open enrollment Season! We take pride in offering high quality, rigorous and STEM based program where we educate tomorrow’s leaders for free!

Join the STEM movement and apply today! If you want to learn more about our school and educational programs, you may attend one of our open house sessions. We will also provide school tours during school hours. Click here to sign up for a school tour while classes are in session.

Open House Schedule:

Thursday, January 25th at 6:00PM

Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00AM

The application window for the 2018-2019 school year is now open and will close on February 10, 2018.

The admission lottery will be held at our campus on Friday, February 16th at 5:00PM

All applicants and their parents are invited to attend.

HSI Pride!!

     HSI Fort Worth is proud to announce the creation of our PRIDE initiative. Each letter in PRIDE represents one of our campus values and serves as a guide to student success. The campus celebrates and highlights one value every month through advisory lessons and campus activities.
     In addition, grades in advisory classes are based on how well students model and exemplify the campus values throughout the school day.

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Build a career at Harmony Public Schools

We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.

Apply Now

Dream Job

Documents for Science Fair 2017-18

Dear parents and students,

Please find all necessary documents/forms for the Science Fair.

Harmony Giving Day 2017

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Harmony staff, teachers, and administrators have spent countless of hours preparing our students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers, far too many of our low income and first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college, that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years. Harmony Public Schools has 5,033 graduates to date and is projected to have 11,686 graduates by 2020, current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.

We are asking our Harmony community to consider going beyond educational efforts, providing even greater assistance to our graduates through generous Harmony Giving Day contributions to the Harmony College Fund. All your donations will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their higher education dreams and achieve their career aspirations by providing additional scholarships and direct college and career support services.

Let’s come together to reach our target of raising $50,000 on our first ever giving day.

Thank you for your generosity.

Make A Gift Now!



Harmony Public Schools | Notice of Public Hearing

As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.

Mark Your Calendars! Harmony Giving Day is on 11/28

There are more than 5,000 Harmony graduates and 59% of them come from low-income families. HGD aims to raise funds for Harmony students in colleges to provide:
• scholarship,
• mentorship,
• internship and
• other programs and services
to make their college and career dreams come true.
Donations can be made online at ( ), early donations are accepted!
Check out these videos sent in from HPS alumni in celebration of Harmony Giving Day.

Thank you for all you do!

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