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Balfour Meeting with Parents and Seniors

A Balfour representative will be holding an informative meeting for parents and seniors on Thursday, October 30th, at 9am, regarding ordering cap & gown and graduation ring at the Main Cafeteria.


University of Texas AM Corpus Christi Junior Trip!

HSA-Laredo College Counseling Department is organizing a field trip to TAMUCC University and Texas State Aquarium Thursday, October 30. Juniors will learn more about what TAMUCC offer them and have insight about campus life.


Student Golf Survey Form!

Harmony Science Academy Laredo is partnering up with US Kids Golf Organization and providing an opportunity to students at at our campus. The estimated cost per family is $80.00 At HSA, we are continuously striving to expand our limits. We are very excited, that with our Golf Program, science and sport have come together! Please complete this short survey to show your interest.

To fill out the survey, please…Click Here!


2014 Basketball Shoot-Out!

The shoot-out will start at 4:15PM and will end at around 6:15PM. We will have Boys vs Boys & Girls vs Girls. Grades 6-12 can participate in the shoot-out.
Register with Coach Figueroa.
October 27 (Monday) 6th and 7th Grade Boys/Girls
October 28 (Tuesday) 8th and 9th Grade Boys/Girls
October 30 (Thursday) 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Boys/Girls

Admission is $1.00 for those that would like to watch the shoot-out.

Prizes will be awarded to the best shooters!


Second Chance Picture Day!

Were you absent on picture day? No worries! Our professional photographers will be on campus on Tuesday, October 28th. Please make sure to wear full uniform attire and bring your best smile! For more information, please see Mrs. Martinez in room 130 after 3:45.


2014 Parent/Family Communication Survey!

Dear Parent:

One of the factors that contributes to the success of Harmony Public Schools is our relationship with our students' parents. While we may instruct your children during the day, their intellectual, social and emotional growth continues under your roof. As such, you play a critical role in their success here at Harmony. In an effort build stronger parent/school partnerships, we encourage you to complete this brief survey to help us gauge the effectiveness of our campus' level of communication with you. We ask that if you have children that attend more than one of our campuses, please complete a survey for each campus they attend. Please complete the survey no later than October 28, 2014.

For the English survey, click below:
Parent/Family Communication Survey

Estimado padre de familia:

Uno de los factores que contribuye al éxito de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony es la buena relación con los padres de nuestros estudiantes. Si bien podemos instruir a sus hijos durante el día, su crecimiento intelectual, social y emocional continúa en el hogar. Como tal, usted juega un papel crítico en el éxito de su hijo aquí en Harmony. En un esfuerzo por construir una fuerte relación entre Padres-Escuela, le animamos a completar esta breve encuesta para ayudarnos a medir nuestra efectividad como escuela en cuanto a la comunicación con ustedes. Le pedimos que si usted tiene niños que asisten a más de una de nuestras escuelas, por favor complete con toda honestidad y transparencia una encuesta por cada escuela. Por favor complete la encuesta a más tardar el 28 de octubre 2014.

Para la encuesta española , haga clic a continuación:

Encuesta de Comunicacion con los Padres


October Students of the Month!

Harmony Science Academy-Laredo has started an incentive program in order to recognize students from each grade, every month. These students are nominated by their teachers for their dedication, disposition and school wide participation/spirit. For the month of October, the following students were selected:

6th Mariafernanda Moresco
7th Diana Martinez
8th Isai Jimenez
9th Sarah Olivera
10th Karla Calvillo Salinas
11th Luis De Hoyos
12th Antonio Renteria


HSA Journalism Recruitment!

Are you interested in being an editor, reporter, photographer, videographer, sound engineer, or graphic designer? Harmony Science Academy Laredo is currently accepting online applications from 9th Grade - 12th Grade students. Participants will learn how to write journalistically while building confidence as writers. Students will conduct interviews, make independent decisions, and learn to think on their feet. They will explore related campus topics and report on sports, fine arts, different career paths, perspectives and interconnectedness of the world.

The deadline for Online Applications is on Monday, October 27th. For questions and more information you may contact Mrs. A. Martinez at Ext 139 or Ms. A. Olivares at Ext. 144.

To submit your application, please…Click Here!


Congratulations October Teacher of the Month!

The month of October honored Spanish teacher Rodolfo Martinez.On behalf of administration, we would like to congratulate him and acknowledge his dedication and excellent work ethic!


Congratulations Lady Tigers!

Harmony Science Academy- Laredo is excited to congratulate our Volleyball Team for having a successful overall 3-2 season. Thanks to Coach Figueroa, the team learned to, “set the ball correctly and accurately, swerving with velocity and angle, and bumping/digging the volleyball softly and accurately.” These techniques paid off throughout this season! Congratulations, once again, to the volleyball team, and Mr.Figueroa for his hard work and dedication.

Congratulations goes out to our tigers!
#1 Rachel Vasquez
#2 Aurora Cavazos
#4 Rosalinda Rios
#5 Jessica Canales
#6 Ruby Moya
#7 Ana Sofia Del Prado
#8 Stephanie Navarro
#9 Alexia Aguirre
#10 Denisse Guerrero
#11 Eunice Hernanadez
#14 Simone Liddell
#16 Ruby Linares


2014 Senior Portraits!

Students must call Peter Pan Studios at 723-4642 to schedule the appointments. The hours available are 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Up to 4 students can be scheduled per hour. The deposit is $40 due the day of the sitting, which covers Cap & Gown and Formal. Attached is a price list about our sizes and packages. Please contact Peter Pan Studios if you have any further questions.

Peter Pan Studios Price List


October Student of the Month

Congratulations to 8th Grader of the Month Isai Jimenez for being chosen outstanding 8th grader for the month of October! He represented Harmony Science Academy at the Laredo Civic Center on October 1st, 2014. 8th Grader of the month sponsored by KGNS and the Laredo Police Department. We are very proud of Isai and all of your accomplishments. Congratulations Isai Jimenez!


2014 Anti Bullying Event!

Attention students, please attend this wonderful Anti-Bullying Event on October 22, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, at the Civic Center. Students will receive 15 community service hours. In order to register your community service hours at school, please bring the certificate that is given to you to school, make a copy of the certificate, and give the copy of your service hours to your respective counselor. This is an excellent opportunity for community service hours.


View Anti-Bullying Event Flyer!

For more information please contact Mr. C. Cantu Ext.#152.


Pennies for Tennies!

Students can pay $2.00 to wear free dress on Friday, October 17thth. All funds raised will be donated to the Women's City Club for pennies for tennies.


2014 Abby Candle Fundraiser!

Items with money needs to be turned in by Friday, October 31st. Before any web orders can be placed for the students, they will need to create a profile on our website using the steps described in the attached Online Ordering Reminder document (that is included in each student’s brochure packet). Students must register in order for customers to receive the free shipping option. After the students register, customers will be able to enter the student’s Seller ID to give credit to the student and your organization for their order and have the option of free shipping within the time frame of your brochure sale. Each student, once registered, will be able send emails to their friends and family about online ordering directly from our website. Once they login, there will be a link on the left-hand side that says “Email Friends & Family”. They will click this, type in the email addresses of their contacts and can easily send multiple emails at once.


Red Ribbon Week!

To show our support in the fight against drugs and to raise awareness, HSA - Laredo will be having Red Ribbon Week Monday, October 27th - Friday, October 31st.

Monday, 10/27 – I “mustache” you not to do drugs: Students will wear or paint on a mustache. Students must wear complete school uniform.

Tuesday, 10/28 – “Hair’s” to a Drug-Free Life: Students can have crazy hair. Students must wear complete school uniform.

Wednesday, 10/29 – Team Up Against Drugs: Students are able to wear a sports shirt. Students must wear uniform pants.


Thursday, 10/30 - Sock It to Drugs: Wear silly socks! (With school uniform)


Friday, 10/31 – Wear Red: Students will be allowed to wear any red appropriate shirt with blue jeans.

PLEASE NOTE: No tights, leggings, or skinny pants of any kind allowed. No items depicting weapons. No face masks or "horror" costumes allowed. If a student's costume is deemed inappropriate, parents will be contacted to pick their student up from school.


2014 6th Grade "Book It" Program!

Harmony Science Academy-Laredo has been approved as a “Book It” program participant for 6th grade students. Thanks to the partnership with Pizza Hut and Accelerated Reader program, the 6th grade English department is proud to offer students that meet their monthly AR reading goals a gift certificate for a free personal pan pizza. This year, thanks to the Google Chromebook grant, students are allowed to test during their D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) and after school until 4:30 p.m. We ask for your support in encouraging silent reading time at home and know that, together, this will be an amazing school year!



Dear Harmony Community
Please click the link below to read important health message from HPS.


Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
TO DISCUSS HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY - LAREDO
CHARTER DISTRICT
STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Harmony Public Schools will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the Multipurpose Room, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S., Houston, TX 77099.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Harmony Public Schools FIRST ratings based on School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), the Texas Education Agency’s system developed to monitor and improve the management of the District’s financial resources.


Tie a Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness!

HSA Laredo's School Beautification & Spirit Committee will be hosting a Cancer Awareness Ribbon Tying Ceremony in the month of October. Students, Staff, Parents, and Supporters may purchase pieces of pink ribbon to support victims and survivors of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness for $1 each throughout the month, then during the ceremony, they will tie their ribbons into a pattern onto the fence that surrounds our campus. Multiple ribbons may be purchased & personalized. Please be sure to purchase your ribbons from Mrs. Halfhill, Coach Figueroa, Mrs. Quintero or Mrs. DeLeon in Rooms 149 or 150.


Spooky Jean Day!

On Friday, October 31st, students can wear jeans and a Halloween shirt. Students need to meet dress code guidelines. If you have any questions about dress code guidelines, please see Mrs. Hernandez or Mr. Soto.


Pink Thursdays!

During the month of October, students can pay $2 to wear jeans with a pink t-shirt on Thursday. All funds raised will be donated to Pink to Do.


High School Fall Tutorials

For more information contact Mrs. M. Lopez at mlopez@harmonytx.org.


2014 Fall Tutorial Schedule!

For any more informtion, please contact Mrs. K Reyes at kmartinez@harmonytx.org or at (956)712-1177.


2014 HSA Family Picnic Event!

Due to inclement weather, we will be POSTPONING the Family Picnic to November 1st, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope everyone will be able to join us on the new date.

Attention Faculty, Parents & Students Here is the list by grade level of items that we are asking to be donated:
6th Grade --- Water (24 or 32 ct.)
7th Grade --- Sodas (12ct or 24 ct)
8th Grade --- Chips (assorted; individual packages)
9th – 12th Grade --- $5.00 (to purchase perishable items. i.e.: hot dog buns, hamburger buns, donuts, etc.)


HSA Visits US National Guard!

With funds raised from students during freedom week, and with the assistance of Lowe's Home Improvement, we were able to donate a BBQ pit to our soldiers and veterans at the TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - LAREDO, TX.


2014 - 2015 HSA Mathcounts Team!

Congratulations to this year's Mathcounts Team!

1) David Chun
2) Kenneth Yi
3) Noemi Moreno
4) Emma Guerrero
5) Jesus Guajardo
6) Cristina Salinas

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is the only competition program of its kind, with live, in-person events in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and schools worldwide through the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department.


HSA Bottle Rocket Competition!

HSA Laredo Science Department is sponsoring a Bottle Rocket Competition. The competition will be held on Friday, October 24th, at the HSA Soccer Field. We highly encourage all students to participate in this competition. Every student with an eligible bottle rocket will have a Free Dress Pass for Thursday October 30th.

Rules:

1) The aim of the competition is to reach the goal with the Bottle Rocket to Soccer Goal.

2) Safety is our priority so No sharp tipped Bottle Rockets.

3) Participants will stay outside of the field until they are invited inside.

4) Participants must wear goggles during the launch. Goggles will be provided by the Science Department.

5) Students needs to register no later than Monday, October 20th.

Students can learn more about the competition and how to build their Bottle Rocket and Launcher at the following link:

https://sites.google.com/a/harmonyphysics.com/extaphysics/challenge-physics/water-rocket


Winners will be awarded with Best Buy gift cards
1st place: $25
2nd: $15
3rd: $10

 


2015 National Merit Scholarship Participants!

Our two seniors, Ricardo Guajardo and Tristan Melendez, met the requirements to enter 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. With a Selection Index score of 201 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. Of some 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who are being recognized in the fall semester of 2014-2015 Academic year. We are genuinely happy for this outstanding success of our students. Congratulations! You tigers rock!


2014 Lunch Application!


Dear Parents and Guardian,


We encourage all families to complete an application, especially if your child was on free or reduced breakfast and lunch for the last school year. Previous lunch status does not automatically carry over to the new school year, a new application needs to be submitted yearly to the school to be considered for free or reduced lunch. If the school does not receive a lunch application for your child by October 1st, your child's lunch status will become "PAID" and you will be responsible for the incurred lunch balance.You can either mail or submit the application in person to school's front office during the campus' hours.


2014 English Lunch Application!
2014 Spanish Lunch Application!


2014 School Report Card!

Texas Education Agency has recently announced the Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts. We are happy to announce that HSA Laredo has received 3 distinctions for 2013-2014 academic year. We would like to thank all our students, teachers and parents for this great success.

To view our school report card…click here…!


Message to Parents!

Attention parents! Students will not be allowed to be picked up after 3:10. You will have to wait until classes end at 3:45. Only in an extreme emergency will the student be released to the parent during class session.

Atencion padres! No podran recoger a los estudiantes despues de las 3:10. Tendran que esperar al terminar las clases a las 3:45. Si hay un caso de emergencia, el estudiante podra irse con los papas.

Lunches will be accepted before: Middle school 11 AM High school 12:40 PM

Lonches seran aceptados antes de: Middle school 11 AM High school 12:40 PM


Notice About Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education requires that local education agencies (LEAs) provide career and technical education (CTE) programs, services, and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has regulatory responsibilities for CTE programs in Texas public secondary schools and is required to adopt a civil rights compliance program to identify, remedy, and/or prevent discrimination in the CTE programs operated by LEAs.
Harmony Science Academy - San Antonio, provides CTE courses and with this announcement notify students, parents, employees, and the general public that all career and technical education opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.


2014 Parking Permit Application!

2014 Parking Permit Application!


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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 October 24, Friday
Bottle Rocket Competition
 
 
 October 28, Tuesday
Middle School Presentation
 
 
 October 29, Wednesday
6th Grade Field Trip for Drug Awarness Concert at LEA
 
 
 October 30, Thursday
High School Presentation
 
 
 November 6, Thursday
St. Edwards University Information Session
 










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