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MAP Testing Information

Dear Parents,

Please help us support your student's achievement on the upcoming MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test, to be given between September 11 and September 19 for 5th graders. Not only will this test act as an effective tool to measure your student's 10th growth, but it may also predict success on the STAAR exam. In addition, MAP scores are used to help determine gifted and talented program eligibility (when accompanied by the appropriate nomination materials and additional test results).

Ensure that students have a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school ready to focus. Let's work together to help create a road MAP to your student's success!

Thank you!

Harmony School of Excellence Teachers and Administration


ALEKS iPad Raffle

Dear Students and Parents ;

If students complete their ALEKS Pie chart by May 22nd 2015 ,their names will be placed to the raffle.

Drawing on May 26th, 2015 in the cafeteria.


ALEKS Incentives

Dear Parents and Students ;

Here is the ALEKS incentive program for 2014-2015 school year at HSE-Austin.

ALEKS incentive program flyer

Students will be using the ALEKS program during their +5 hours Math Lab classes. New and returning students will start the year by taking the initial (diagnostic) assessment on ALEKS.

Students’ weekly goals may differ based on their ability in math class. They are required to complete the certain number of objectives in every week. After students master 20-25 topics, ALEKS assigns a progress-assessment. Lab-teachers will be watching these assessments’ scores very closely. they will discuss about students` progress and set new goals right after each assessments.

Students will be rewarded as school wide based on the performance they show. Please feel free to check the flyer above.

ALEKS is an adaptive, online math program that uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to identify precisely what each student knows and doesn't know. Through truly individualized learning and assessment, ALEKS delivers a personalized learning path on the exact topics each student is most ready to learn.

ALEKS is a Research-Based Online Math Program:

Individualized Assessment and Learning for Grades 3-12
Adaptive Environment Avoids Multiple-Choice Questions
Detailed Progress Monitoring on Student Mastery of Common Core and State Standards
Fully Bilingual Courses Available in English and Spanish
QuickTables - Math Fact Mastery Program

For more info : ALEKS Website

If you have any questions , please feel free to contact with your Math Teachers.


Chromebook

Dear Students and Parents ;

Please feel free to check the following documents to learn how to find login details for chromebooks and reset password.

How to find Chromebook username

How to reset Chromebook Password


Omer Kaya Memorial Fund


Harmony Public Schools is saddened by the untimely death of Omer Kaya, one of our valued staff members. Mr. Kaya proudly served the Harmony system for 5 years as both a teacher and an administrator. During his years with Harmony he worked at Harmony Science Academy - North Austin and most recently at Harmony School of Business - Dallas. Mr. Kaya will be greatly missed by the entire Harmony community.
Mr. Kaya leaves behind a wife and three children; our thoughts are with his family during this time of great loss. A Memorial Fund has been established to help his family with travel and burial expenses. Donations to this fund are being accepted at the donation link



Month of September is the Nomination period for the Gifted and Talented Education program at Harmony Public Schools. Teachers, parents and others who know the student well may nominate a student during this period. Please fill out and submit the attached forms to your campus GT coach.
For more information please contact your campus GT Coach.
Nomination Period: September 1st thru 30th, 2014


BOY SCOUTS ARE INVITED

Boy Scouts 14 and older who are interested in learning about the Venturing program are invited to attend "Venturing is Happening" on September 13 at Lost Pines read more . . .


Chromebooks Agreement

Dear high school parents,

This week, all high schoolers will be issued a Chromebook for the 2014-2015 school year. However, in order for your child to receive their Chromebook parents must first purchase insurance. Insurance is $20 and is available for purchase in the front office.

Please remember, having a Chromebook is a privilege and not a right. If you fail to provide insurance, your child WILL NOT be issued a Chromebook.

Thank you,
HSE Austin Staff read more . . .


International Trips

HSE-Austin is offering the spring break international trip and Summer Language Study Abroad Program for students 8th grade and up in 2014-2015 school year! This trip is an amazing opportunity to discover a whole new culture. For more information about trip and fundraising opportunities please contact the Mr.Murat bmurat@harmonytx.org or Mr.Ali asarioglu@harmonytx.org.

Trip will be iduring Spring break.Tentative dates and places (Wednesday,March 11st - Sunday, March 22nd) (Paris,Amsterdam,Brussels,Istanbul)

Note: Sep 30th is the due date for non-refundable security deposits $350.

Here are the application forms
Students 8th-11th Application form
Students (Seniors) Application form
Students (Parent & Staff) Application form
Study abroad Application form


Readistep-PSAT-SAT

On Wednesday ,October 15th, all students in grade 8-12 will take a college-bound assessment.

Grades 8: Readistep
Grades 9 -11: PSAT
Grade 12: SAT

Please make sure that your son / daughter is well rested for the test. Students should bring their own scientific or graphic calculators and sharpened number 2 pencils.


SAT Prep Sessions

Dear High School Students,

The College Guidance Department of Harmony School of Excellence is pleased to announce SAT Prep Sessions starting from Saturday,Sep 6th, 2014. Sessions are open to all high school students who focus on building a solid, preparation strategy to achieve the SAT score necessary to gain admission to top choice colleges and maximizing scholarship potential.

Space is limited; students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility Requirements

• Regular attendance. Limits established on absences.

Students who do not comply with these regulations will be asked to withdraw and the space may be awarded to another student.

SAT Sessions Schedule
Saturday 9:00 AM – Noon

Please contact with your college counselors (asarioglu@harmonytx.org or christel.sullivan@harmonytx.org ) for detailed information about SAT Prep Sessions.


School Report Card

Dear Parents,

Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2013 and 2014 School Report Card for Harmony School of Excellence. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2013 and 2014 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described, because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the school report card display information about for the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at:

School Report Cards

A more complete report about Harmony School of Excellence, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at:

Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

2013 School Report Card

2014 School Report Card

School Report Card Definitions English
School Report Card Definitions Spanish

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Harmony School of Excellence.

Sincerely,

Marie Prescott
Dean of Academics


Gifted & Talented Nominations: Sept. 1-30

Dear Parents and Students,

Gifted and Talented nominations will be accepted during the month of September. You may access the form from the GT section of this website , or from the front office (Spanish available). Please return the form to Ms. Scott, GT Coordinator.

GT testing will take place in October, and qualifying students will begin receiving services in January 2015.
Please email Ms. Scott at jscott@harmonytx.org with any questions.


SAT or SAT Subject test registration

Dear Seniors and Juniors;

If you are planning to register following SAT or SAT Subject testings , please contact with Mr.Ali asap.

Fee waivers are available based on your lunch status.If you have any questions about your eligibility, please visit SAT Fee waivers page

SAT Date Registration Deadline
Oct 11 Sep 12
Nov 8 Oct 9

To find dates and registration info for testing, please visit the SAT Dates


QUESTBRIDGE NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH for high school seniors ! APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Dear Seniors and Parents ;

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

Please feel free to learn more about NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH

Please contact with Mr.Ali for more information


ARMY ROTC FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS! FOCUS ON YOUR STUDIES, NOT HOW YOU'LL PAY FOR THEM

Dear Seniors and Juniors and Parents ;

The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.

EQUIREMENTS

Be a U.S. citizen
Be between the ages of 17 and 26
Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
Meet physical standards
Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

YOUR COMMITMENT

An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

Please contact with Mr.Ali (asarioglu@harmonytx.org), high school college guidance advisor for more information.


THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The 2015 GMS Online Application is open until the Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 pm EST deadline. For the complete list of eligibility criteria, click here.

Please see Mr.Ali to start the application process.


School Database and Mobile App are Ready for All Students


Dear Parents and Students,

You can access online student/parent portal by logging on under School Database or Harmony Parent app on the top right side of this page. Your child's login will be his/her first name, followed by a space, and then last name (ex. John Smith).

The password will be your child's birthdate in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY (ex. 02/03/1999) unless you have already set another password.

Please visit the portal often to keep track of your child's grade progress, homework, schedule, attendance, lunch balance, graduation status and etc.

If you have any question or trouble with logging into the portal, please send an email to hseaustin@harmonytx.org


2014-15 School year Bell Schedule

Click here to view/download soft copy of 2014-2015 school year bell schedule.


Tiger Mail

We are happy to introduce our redesigned weekly newsletter "Tiger Mail" right here on the website! Please find the link on the left side menu to stay informed on what's happening in our school. For questions or comments please contact christel.sullivan@harmonytx.org.


CTE Nondiscriminatory Practices

All opportunities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. This public notice provides assurance that limited English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in CTE programs.


HPS Austin Cluster Academic Calendar for 2014-2015

Dear Students and Parents ;

Here is the HPS Austin Cluster Academic Calendar for 2014-2015.

HSE-Austin 2014-2015 Academic Calendar


Child Find

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...


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Calendar
 
 September 17, Wednesday
A Day
 
 
 September 18, Thursday
B Day
 
 
 September 19, Friday
A Day
 
 
 September 22, Monday
B Day
 
 
 September 23, Tuesday
A Day
 
 
 September 24, Wednesday
B Day
 
 
 September 25, Thursday
A Day
 
 
 September 26, Friday
B Day
 
 
 September 29, Monday
A Day
 
 
 September 30, Tuesday
B Day
 
 
 October 1, Wednesday
A Day
 
 
 October 2, Thursday
B Day
 
 
 October 3, Friday
A Day
 
 
 October 13, Monday
Staff Meeting (no classes)
 
 
 October 20, Monday
Second Quarter Starts
 

 

 
 








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