The HSI team is working to improve many of our systems including after school clubs and routines. Parents, please take the linked survey to give us your feedback and suggestion on how to better improve our after school clubs systems. It’s only about 12 questions long and should only take about 5 to 10 minutes. We value and appreciate your time and feedback. Click here to take the survey.

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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 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

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.Use the following link to order:

www.yearbookordercenter.com and the school code is 20612.

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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

This Saturday, we are looking for volunteers to work on a Habitat for Humanity project! please use the link to sign up! Further questions can be directed to Ms. Lipscomb at llipscomb@harmonytx.orghttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EACAF28A0FA7-habitat

The STEM Expo at Hulen Mall will be Saturday, April 6th from 2 to 5pm. Our best demonstrations of STEM will be displayed for the public to see! Come and check it out!

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.

Congratulations to Mr. Castro’s 8th grade advisory! They are the winners of the PRIDE Door Decorating contest. We are so proud of everyone who participated, the door decorations were loved during our evaluation to be National School of Character.
In an effort to maintain our focus on Excellence, and as we strive to devote every possible moment towards the success of our students on the upcoming standardized tests, we are no longer hosting Spring Portraits on April 5th. Apologies for any inconvenience, and we hope you’ll understand the redirection of our energy towards a more productive use of time in this very busy season.
EXTRA… EXTRA…. INTRODUCING FRIDAY SNACK SALES!!! On Fridays during lunch we will be selling Smart Snacks. There will be a variety of chips as well as ice cream available to purchase.Students can purchase these snacks with money from their lunch account. NO CASH SALES!! THIS IS NOT PART OF REGULAR LUNCH MEALS.. All snacks are a la carte and therefore students must have enough money in their lunch account to purchase the snacks – no negative balances will be allowed to accrue from snacks. If your student would like to purchase snacks STARTING ON FRIDAY APRIL 5TH, make sure that they have funds in their account. You can make payments online through www.schoolcafe.com or come into the front office with money order, debit card or credit card

THIS FRIDAY is PTO’s BINGO Night at 6 pm. Bingo Cards are $5 each, snacks, gently used uniforms, and PTO merchandise will also be sold. Cash only please!

If you would like to help PTO collect prizes for the Bingo, please contact Ms. Bowler at abowler@harmonytx.org

HSI’s Parent Teacher Organization is fundraising for big events including Teacher Appreciation Week, end of year celebrations, and even next year’s Fall Fest! Support these efforts by updating your linen closet with this high quality bedding. Our PTO will get 40% of the proceeds from every set sold. These are high quality sheets in a variety of shapes and colors. Click the link to order yours now!Click here to order your sheets.

Saturday, March 30th HSI is hosting the UIL District meet. this is an all day event that the Senior Snack Shack will be selling meals throughout. If you would like to donate food to be sold at this concession stand please email Ms. Bowler at abowler@harmonytx.org or Ms. Laserna at plaserna@harmonytx.org