HSB will be closed on Monday, February 18, for Staff Development. Students will have a holiday today.

 

2019-2020 HPS Dallas area Admission Lottery will be held at our campus on February 22nd, 2019 at 5:30pm.
The lottery will be open to public so all prospective students and parents are welcome.
The computerized lottery will be held for available spots at following HPS campuses.
Harmony Science Academy Carrollton
Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton
Harmony Science Academy Dallas
Harmony School of Business Dallas
Harmony Science Academy Garland
Harmony School of Innovation  Garland
Harmony Science Academy Plano

There will be no Photography Club meeting this Friday, February 15th. We will meet again next Friday, February 22nd.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held after school on Tuesday, February 12, from 3:15 – 5 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend as studies show increased parent involvement improves student performance. All Tuesday clubs and tutorials will be cancelled that day. Please plan accordingly. This is NOT an early dismissal day. We hope to see you there!


TELPAS for ESL students will run from February 11 through April 5
Dear parents of ELL students (including parent denials)

English Language Learners (ELLs) in grade K-12, including parent denials are required to be assessed through the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).

The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal testing requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of ELLs in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing. TELPAS assesses the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The assessment components for grades K–1 and 2–12 differ in the following ways:

• Grades K–1: Holistically rated listening, speaking, reading, and writing assessments based on ongoing classroom observations and student interactions.

• Grades 2–12: Online reading and listening and speaking tests and holistically rated student writing collections .

For these assessments, teachers are trained to use proficiency level descriptors to determine the English language proficiency levels of students.

State testing calendar for TELPAS is February 11, 2019 through April 5, 2019.

Our school is going to assess students between February 11 and March 28.

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Mark Your Calendar! HSB Spirit Night Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Chik-fil-A @ Preston near Park. It’s a fun event and easy way to help a great cause — your kids & our school. How It Works: From 5 to 10 p.m, mention Harmony Business (in the drive thru) or place receipt in box (in restaurant) and we get a portion of the proceeds. Come inside for a fun Meet & Greet (PTO Meeting) @ 6:30 p.m. We will have raffle prizes, there is a playground for the littles and learn about the latest news and upcoming events.

Details:
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5-10 p.m.
Chik-fil-A Preston/Park
Meet & Greet (PTO Meeting) @ 6:30 p.m.

JOIN US FEB 26 AT CHICK-FIL-A for spirit night come support our school

STEM Festival is this Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 am to 12 pm.
Come and see all of the wonderful projects that students have worked so hard on.
Also, we will have lots of fun activities planned for the entire family.
Board Game Stations
Face Painting
Rocket Challenge
Video Game Station
and much, much more!!
We will also have food for sale!!!
Tickets for activities and food will be sold on the day of the event.
Hope to see everyone there!!!

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey


Yearbook sale is still on!!!
Our FULL COLOR HARD COVER yearbook is only $30.00 and FULL COLOR SOFT COVER yearbook is only $25.00, if you purchase during the pre-order period (up until March 1st). After our pre-order period only a limited number of yearbooks will be available for purchase. They will be sold on a first come first served basis.

BEFORE March 1st:

HARD COVER YEARBOOK :$30.00

SOFT COVER YEARBOOK : $25.00

AFTER March 1st:

HARD COVER YEARBOOK :$35.00

SOFT COVER YEARBOOK : $30.00

*We only accept Check, Debit/Credit Cards or Money Orders Payable to HSB – Dallas.The office has extra pre-order forms. Complete the form and return to the front office with your payment.*

Come watch the staff take on the basketball team on Friday, January 11th at 5 pm for our annual Ballin for the Cure!

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

 

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

Dear parents & students,

We would like to remind you that December 20th was the final day for all clubs this semester.

Club re-enrollment will be held at our club fair coming up o January 8th, during 4th block(1:45 – 3:00pm) for students and parents are welcome after 3:00pm.

Parents, if you would like to be a club sponsor please submit a request to Ms. Stephens at tstephens@harmonytx.org by 4 pm  on January 7th,2019

To maintain current club memberships re-enrollment is necessary for all participating students

Harmony School of Business will have Early Dismissal @ 12:40 pmThursday, December 20th

The third issue of the Big Dawg Bugle is on sale now! The release date is Thursday, December 13th, but you can reserve your copy any day this week. Come see Mr. Barton in room 1108 at 3:00 any day this week for details. Don’t miss out!

Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.

A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.

Ballin for the Cure Shirts are available for order! They will be $10. Last day to order them will be December 20th. Order forms will be passed out during advisory or you can pick one up near the cafeterias. Payments may be made either to coach McGinn or via Paypal!! Do not pay the front office.

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If you would like your artwork printed in Issue 3 of the Big Dawg Bugle, please see Mr. Barton for details. We will collect submissions until Friday, December 7th. One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 11th.

Join us for our first annual Holiday Bazaar December 14th 10:00pm to 7:00pm come shop for unique Christmas gifts, make crafts and most of all have fun the Bazaar will be open to the community from from 3:30pm to 7:00pm also you can bring a toy for HSB’s Toy drive for Hopes Kids or purchase a gift card through our fundraiser.

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NHS is sponsoring a toy drive for Hope Kids. Please bring an unwrapped toy to the box located in the front lobby. December 17 is the very last day to collect. What is Hope Kids? HopeKids provides ongoing events and activities for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Each month we schedule a variety of sporting events, live entertainment, museum visits or other types of fun activities for the whole family. We focus on bringing families together to heal, economic support because all families are impacted with overwhelming medical costs and community support.

 

SCIENCE FAIR
It’s time for the MS students to start working on their Science fair projects. For more information on the science fair and the display board due dates please contact your science teacher!
Teenage STEM students assemble a project

Calling all creative peeps!! Any student 6th-12th grade can enter the STEM T-shirt design competition. Please send in your best design to your mentor teacher before December 13th. The design that will be selected will be the official T-shirt for the stem fair 2018-19. Be creative. Prizes will be given for the best design!

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