|Donations for Tornado Victims in Oklahoma|
Harmony Science Academy is teaming up with our local American Red Cross to show our support to those affected by the natural disaster that occurred in Oklahoma on Monday by the way of monetary donations.
It is times like these that Americans need to come together and show the kind spirited people that we are. In order to meet the exact needs of those left homeless and without knowing where there next meal is coming from, we are requesting purely monetary donations in order for the Red Cross to in turn purchase what is necessary. We ask that any monetary donations be turned in to your son/daughters homeroom teacher by Wednesday, May 29th.
|HSA Yearbook Orders!|
We are currently accepting deposits for HSA 2012-2013 Yearbook. Our yearbook will include all events throughout the school year; therefore, our yearbooks will be available in August and will include more pages. The total cost of the yearbook is $70.00.
To reserve your copy, you will need to pay a $30.00 deposit in front office. We accept credit card and check payments.
We will have a Yearbook Booth during 2013 Back To School Orientation, so please save your receipt and present then to receive your yearbook.
|HSA 2013 End of the Year Awards Ceremony!|
Below is the schedule for the end of year award ceremony.
Wednesday, May 29th
First - 4th Grade - 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Thursday, May 30th
6th Grade - 7th Grade - 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Friday ,May 31st
9th Grade - 11th Grade - 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Kinder, 5th Grade, 8th Grade, and 12th grade will not attend. They will receive awards at their graduation.
Attention all 8th grade students and parents. The requirements for this year’s prom are as follows:
PRS goal will be 50
ALL tickets will be $40 (no couple tickets)
Students must come to Mrs. Hernandez-Aguilar’s office to obtain a PRS clearance form in order to purchase the tickets from the front office.
Tickets MUST BE purchased by Wednesday, May 15th at the front office.
Dress code & behavior policy information will be given to them while picking up their clearance form.
|HSA Final Exam Schedule!|
|Rio Grande Eco-Camp!|
Based on the tremendous success and popularity of last year's "Eco-Camp," RGISC will again host "Eco-Camp!" this summer.
Eco-Camp is designed to nurture a young generation of local environmentalists and river caretakers.
It is a series of four 1-week camps filled with field trips and nature-centered activities.
Our goal is to create a unique, high-quality summer camp where young people can develop a love of nature,as well as a deep appreciation for our river --- the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo --- and greater awareness of environmental issues that are important to our community.
We limit each camp session to 12 campers in order to create a more meaningful experience.
Eco-Camp sessions run Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We will accept Eco-campers on a first come, first serve basis.
Our Eco-Camp will enrich campers' learning experience through field trips, science and environmental lessons, and arts and crafts activities.
Camp sessions will be staffed by instructors who are committed to science, art, and environmentalism.
Campers will leave each session equipped with tools and knowledge to make an environmental difference at home or at their school.
We hope that you feel equally excited by this summer youth program, and will join us.
Please Click Here For More Information and to Register!
|2013 Summer Leadership Camp!|
Dear HSA Parents and Students:
It's time to sign up for our Summer Leadership Program. Please visit Mr. Zengin in Room 152 to make arrangements to attend this awesome program.
You may also email or call Mr. Zengin at:
Hurry up !
Because there is a very limited space available; only 10 boys and 15 girls. See Mr. Zengin for availability and then pay $150 fee to the front office. Application and payment is due Friday, May 17. It is first come first serve.
Please Click Here For More Information!
|Judge Rosie Cuellar Luncheon!|
|Coca Cola Fundraiser!|
Harmony Science Academy Laredo has teamed up with Coca-Cola to offer a special price on selected Coca-Cola products to help raise money for our school. Students will be given the opportunity to partake in this special price fundraiser at the following convenient prices:
To View Price List...Please Click Here!
Students will be given pre-sale forms listing the Coca-Cola products that will be sold. Students are responsible to sell 2 cases. White receipts will be the originals for the school to collect, and the yellow receipts will be the customers to keep for proof of purchase. All presale forms are due by Monday, May 13, 2013 by noon. Forms and monies will be turned into their homeroom teacher. Once this goal is achieved, Coca-Cola will deliver the ordered products to our school on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Parents will be notified once the products come in and are required to pick up their child’s Coca-Cola products at our school campus. These products will be delivered by the students and parents to the people they sold to. Failure to pick up pre-sold Coca-Cola products will result in Coca-Cola reselling the products.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the front at (956) 712-1177.
|International Festival 2013|
We are pleased to announce our annual International Festival for the 2012-2013 school year. The festival is one of HSA’s most enjoyed multicultural events with games, food, and entertainment from various countries for all the community. Parents interested in setting up a game booth for the event can sign up in the front office. We would also like to encourage parents to assist teachers with the set-up of a specific country’s booth. More details to follow soon.
|May Testing Schedule!|
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. You will also find two documents regarding HSA procedures for cellular telephones/electronic devices and honor statements. Please go over these two documents with your student to communicate their importance and why these measures are being implemented.Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony Science Academy.
To View Testing Schedule...Please Click Here!
To View Electronic Device Procedures...Please Click Here!
To View Honor Statement…Please Click Here!
|Apply Now for Cyber Patriots Program!|
Attn: All High School Students
Harmony Science Academy Laredo is currently accepting applications for students who are interested in becoming part of a cyber security networking team.
CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
Deadline for all Applications is on Monday, April 29th
To learn more about this great program…Click Here!
To apply…Click Here!
Students may also sign up and apply with Mrs. A. Martinez in room 162(Robotics Lab).
|Congratulations to Sophomore Juan Ramirez!|
Harmony Science Academy congratulates Sophomore Juan Ramirez for receiving 3rd Place in this year's Laredo Rotary Club 4-Way Speech Contest hosted by the Laredo Rotary Club of Laredo. As a third place winner, Juan received a $100 dollar scholarship to the university of his choice. Chairman of the Laredo Rotary Club, Armengol Guerra III wished Juan Ramirez the best of luck!
Way to go Juan! We are proud of you!
|2013 Graduation Commencements|
Kinder Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 10AM
5th Grade Graduation will be held Saturday, May 25th at 12PM
Students are to wear their Sunday best.
8th grade Graduation will be held Saturday, May 25th at 2PM.
12th grade Graduation will be held on Friday, May 31st at 6:30PM
|Literature Fair T-Shirt Design Contest|
The Literature Fair Committee is having a T-Shirt Design Contest. All students are welcome to create their designs and submit them to ELA Department.
Deadline: April 18th
Winner: In addition to having their name signed and printed on all shirts, the winner will receive a free shirt of their own.
School computer labs will be available after school for students to design.
For T-Shirt Instructions and Specifications…Please Click Here!
For more information contact Mr. E. Quintero (Rm. 135).
|STEM Project Contest Voting!|
We enourage all students, parents, teachers, administrators, office staff and their friends and relatives to cast their votes for their their favorite STEM PROJECT.
Please Cast your VOTE below for your favorite STEM PROJECT!
Please Vote Here For Physics Category!
Please Click Here to Vote in Bio-Chemistry Category!
Please Click Here To Vote in Techno-Engineering Category!
Please Click Here To Vote in You Tube Movie Category!
|Congratulations 3rd Grade Basketball Girls Team!|
Congratulations to our third grade girls on making it to the championship game this Sunday. Good Luck! We are very proud of you!
|Congratulations 3rd Grade Boys Basketball Team!|
Congratulations to our third grade boys on making it to the championship game this Sunday. Good Luck! We are very proud of you!
|Congratulations to our 9th Grader Maria Cardona!|
HSA congratulates 9th Grade Student, Maria Cardona, for her recent success on Sunday, March 24th. Maria competed in the Turkish Olympiad in Houston, TX and brought home 1st Place in the Poetry Contest and 2nd Place in the Turkish Language Test.
We are extremely proud of Maria and thank her for all of her hard work and dedication. Congratulations Maria!
|CONGRATULATIONS HSA TIGERS!|
HSA Robotics teams, TechnoCare and BorderBots, visited Mayor Raul Salinas this past week to celebrate their win at FLL Qualifier on March 2, 2013. The Mayor was happy to have met the robotics teams, and congratulated them on their hard work. His words of encouragement proved to be successful for both teams. This past weekend on March 30th, in fact, the TechnoCare team won 2nd place Overall on all three areas of competition at the FLL Regional Championship at the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
HSA-Laredo would like to commend both robotics teams for their hard work and dedication. They have all strived to better themselves and their team in order to win at FLL, and they have come out victorious on more than one occasion.
Techno Care Builders
Cristina Salinas, Carlos Arrellano, Fausto Sotelo, Isai Jimenez, Jovanna Ramos, Jose Calderon, Matthew Dunivant, Kenneth Yi, Raymond Vuong, Rebecca Alvarado
HSA Border Bots
Austin Munson, David Chavez, Jian Perez, Roger Caballero, Victor Yi, Louis Ramos, Luis Morales, Angel Salinas, Alejandro Paez, James Porter
Keep up the good work, Robotics!
|HSA Celebrates Autism Awareness Month!|
On Tuesday April 2nd, the HSA Special Education Unit held it’s first annual World Autism Awareness Day. To view pictures and read more please click here!
|Congratulations HSA Basketball Tigers!|
Our HSA Basketball Team wins Semi-Finals. They will be moving on to City Championship. Final Scores were:
St. Augustine Knights 04
HSA Tigers 10
|Congratulations ThinkThrough Math Winners|
We would like to congratulate the following Think Through Math Winners:
Elementary School Winners: Ethan Chavez 3A, Betsy Abdomesah 4A, Ana Sofia Del Prado 5B, Christina Mabe and Renan Santos
Middle School Winners:
6th Grade - Alejandro Luna, Rachel Vasquez
7th Grade - Aneesa Mohammed, Arturo Hernandez, Cy Cuellar, Alan Mejia, Andrea Solis
8th Grade - Illyssa Gonzalez, Alejandro Ibarra, Emiliano Montemayor, Emily Villarreal, Jacob Rodriguez, Josue Perez, Martin Ramirez, Andres Puente, Leonardo De Hoyos, Danieth Gutierrez, and Miguel Pescador.
|CONGRATULATIONS RYAN SORIANO!!!|
Congratulations to 8th Grader Ryan Soriano! He is the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee Winner!
Read Laredo Morning Times Front Page…Please Click Here
Great JOB Ryan!
|2013 Summer STEM Academy|
Attention Students and Parents:
Harmony Science Academy highly encourages and invites you to apply for the 2013 Summer STEM Academy program.
June 3-8 for 8th and 9th Grade Students
June 10-15 for 10th Grade Students
June 17-21 - for 11th Grade Students
To view flyer…Please Click Here
Please contact or visit Mr. Cantu at Room 152 for application assistance.
|Summer Abroad Study Program!|
Attention Students and Parents:
The Summer Abroad Study Program is for current 7th Grade through Current 11th Grade Students. It is a one month Language, Culture & H istory Study abroad program held during the summer in Turkey. The cost of the program is only $1950 and includes breakfast, dinner, transportation and accomodations.
Please contact Mr. Zengin for more information and availability of scholariships. This international experience is a plus for students resumes and college applications. The deadline for the Summer Abroad Study Program is March 29, 2013.
For Flyer…Please Click Here
|Erika Torres College Acceptance!|
Erika plans to attend North American College for four years. She will be majoring in Nursing and minoring in Business Management. She will be studying nursing and plans to become a Nurse Practitioner. She also plans to own and maintain a Home Health Care Business. Erika enjoys assisting the elderly. Her leisure activities include graphic design, volleyball and cooking.
|Gaby Pereida College Acceptance!|
Gabriella Pereida has been accepted into three schools: Texas A&M University (TAMU), St. Edward’s University, and TAMIU. She has received a scholarship from St. Edward’s University totaling $13, 500 per year; nevertheless, she has decided to attend TAMU and major in English because she absolutely loves to read. Her high school career has been spend at HSA-Laredo, accumulating community service experience in tutoring elementary students and helping out in the Laredo Public Library.
|Joseph Lee College Acceptance!|
Joseph Jinkyu Lee has already been accepted into University of Texas at Pan America (UTPA) and TAMIU, but he is still waiting on hearing from other universities. He is still undecided as to which university to attend, but he is optimistic about attending a school outside of Texas. His academic interests include specialties in Medicine and Engineering such as Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or Psychology. He would also like to focus his minor in a language or Business. He has attended HSA-Laredo for four years, and has volunteered with maintaining a Baptist Church and researching the effects of obesity on Hispanic children at TAMIU.
|Juan "Tony" Arredondo College Acceptance!|
Juan Arredondo has been accepted into the University of Texas Pan American and Texas Tech University, but he is not sure which school he will attend. His academic interests are anything to do with computers—computer science, engineering and programming, and network engineering. He is so dedicated to computers, he sometimes speaks in binary code! Juan has been with Harmony since its start, and will be one of the few to represent just how special Harmony Science Academy-Laredo is.
|Miguel Gonzalez College Acceptance!|
Miguel Gonzalez has been with Harmony Science Academy for five years and has been accepted into the College of Columbia in Chicago; Miguel is still undecided with which university to go to, but he is keeping his options open. His academic interests are wide ranging from interests in Engineering and Quantum Physics to English and Psychology.
|Oscar Escalon College Acceptance!|
|Yadira Torres College Acceptance!|
Yadira G. Torres has been accepted into Texas A&M University Kingsvillve (TAMUK) and TAMIU; however, she has decided to attend TAMIU coming fall; she hopes to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. Yadira has attended HSA-Laredo for five years and has participated in many community service activities, including the Dia Del Rio hosted by LCC.
|Blas Vasquez College Acceptance!|
Blas Vazquez has been accepted into the University of Texas Pan America and the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) with total scholarship awards of two thousand dollars. He is interested in majoring in Computer Science. Even though Blas dedicates his time as a gamer, he has still managed to give 117 community service hours to the Laredo Medical Center as a Junior Volunteer. Blas has been at HSA-Laredo for three years.
|Callan Johnson College Acceptance!|
Callan Johnson has been accepted into Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) but is planning to attend Laredo Community College (LCC). She plans to major in Graphic Design because her passion is drawing and art. Her community service experience includes volunteering in the Laredo Animal Shelter, the Laredo Public Library, and most importantly, the Art Center of Laredo. Callan has been with HSA-Laredo her entire high school career
|Carlos Jimenez College Acceptance|
Carlos Jimenez is the son of Silvestre Jimenez and Sonia Ruano. My name is Carlos Jimenez. Carlos has attended Harmony Science Academy for five years, since its' inception. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball
Hobbies: Sports include soccer and basketball. His favorite school subject is math and he plans to receive his degree in Computer and Systems Engineering. He is currently completing his IT Internship with IBOC at Laredo.
|Cynthia Guerra College Acceptance!|
|New HSA Dismissal POLICIES!|
Beginning Monday March 18th, 2013 there will be some changes during after school hours. Students who are not picked up by 3:45PM (Elementary/Middle) 4:10PM (High) and are not in the after school program will be given the opportunity to call parents the first time, followed by a written warning to parents (parent signature required) and lastly, if this happens a third time, the Laredo Police Department will be contacted which could lead them to call Child Protective Services. These measures are strictly being implemented to assure the security of our students. If you would like to enroll your son/daughter in the after school program please contact the front office otherwise please make necessary arrangements to pick up your child by 3:45PM (Elementary/Middle) 4:10(High).
Exceptions will only be made for those students who are in clubs/organizations and/or tutorials and who are either on the tutorial list or have obtained a club pass from their sponsor. Students waiting for meetings beginning after 3:45 will need to wait in the corresponding after care and notify the aftercare monitor when they need to leave by showing their club pass. No other exceptions will be made.
We thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and for your constant support and dedication to our student’s success.
If you were to have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hernandez-Aguilar.
|Online Math League Success!|
Congratulations to the following Fourth Grade students who are led by Coach Gloria and who placed 4th among all the TEXAS SCHOOLS that participated in the Math League Competition for 4th Grade.
Abigail Gonzalez, Arturo Vela, Betsy Addomensah, Dariana Segueda, Chris Nedev, Jose Calderon, Giselle Martinez, Joey Salazar, Jesus Guajardo, Jovana Ramos, Kassandra Gloria, Mauricio Mendoza, Matthew Dunivant, Ayo Johnson, Michael Boyd, and Nikole Munson.
Congratulations 4th Grade Team! Go Tigers!
|2013 Math Counts Winners|
Congratulations to our HSA Math Counts Team. Ten of our students participated in the Individual Competitions and four students competed in team and individual competitions.
Our Math Counts Team placed 1st place and will be advancing to the State Competition in Austin, TX. Students in the OFFICIAL TEAM are:
Jose Guajardo, Angel Salinas, Aneesa Mohammed, and Victor Yi.
Individual Competition Winners include:
1st Place - Jose Guajardo
3rd Place - Ryan Soriano
4th Place - Marco Estrada
1st Place - Angel Salinas
2nd Place - Jose Guajardo
Individual Team Consists of:
Angel Salinas, Perla Medrano, Victor Yi, Jose Guajardo, Aneesa Mohammed, Ryan Soriano, Matthew Wright, Arturo Hernandez, Marco Estrada, Amanda Ibarra
Congratulations to all students who participated!
|LOTE Annual Performance and Language Contest|
Our students performed and excelled in this weekend's LOTE performance contest. This was the final competition and included participants from Harmony Schools all over Texas including Waco, Dallas and Houston. This competition included three categories: singing, poetry, and folkoric dance. This weekend HSA Laredo students represented our region marvelously.
Maria Cardona was chosen top five in the Turkish Intermediate Speaking competition. She will advance to theTurkish Speaking Final Competition on March 23rd and 24th.
We are also happy to announce that our FIRST place LOTE performance Spanish Poetry winner is HUMBERTO GARZA!
Congratulations to all students who particated in the LOTE events and competitions!
|Both Robotic Teams Bring Home Top Awards|
Our two Robotic teams, the Techno Care Builders and HSA Border Bots have successfully brought home top awards. Both Techno Care Builders and HSA Border Bots competed in Robot Design, Project and Innovation, and Core Teamwork Areas in the First Lego League Qualifier Competition.
Techno Care Builders received the Top Award in Mechanical Design and HSA Border Bots received the Top Award in Innovative Solutions. Congratulations to Both Teams!
Techno Care Builders Team 2248
Kenneth Yi,Isai Jimenenz,Carlos Arrellano,Rebecca Alvarado,Cristina Salinas,Fausto Sotelo,Jovanna Ramos,Jose Calderon,Raymond Vuong,Matthew Dunivant
HSA Border Bots Team 7907
Alex Paez,Angel Salinas,Victor Yi,Louis Ramos,Jian Perez,David Chavez,Roger Caballero,Luis Morales,Austin Munson,James Porter
Both teams will Advance to Championship Event where two overall winners will be selected to receive a Lego Land Trip in California.
|2013 HSA Science Olympiad Winners|
Harmony Science Academy-Laredo would like to thank all of our Science Olympiad Winners and Participants for all of their hard work. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Bunyamin Murat for all his great efforts to help our students succeed. CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!!!
2nd Place Winners:
FOOD SCIENCE CATEGORY
GRAVITY VEHICLE CATEGORY
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3rd Place Winners
ROTOR EGG DROP
|Rio Grande Valley Regional Science Fair Winners!|
Congratulations to all Science Fair Students that competed in the Rio Grade Valley Regional Science Fair.
We are proud to announce that Anneesa Mohammed came home with FIRST PLACE in the Chemistry Division. She was also named the OVERALL WINNER and received a Grant Award and a Special Award.
Katherine Munson received SECOND PLACE in Environmental Science Division.
Victor Yi received FOURTH PLACE in Plant Science Division.
Rebecca Alvarado received FOURTH PLACE in the Physical Science Division.
Congratulations to Matthew Wright, Angel Salinas, Antonio Garcia, Ybi Huacuja, Gabriela A. Gonzalez, Alejandra Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, and Jacob Rodriguez for being selected to participate in this awesome event!
Aneesa Mohammed and Katherine Munson will be representing Laredo in the State Wide Science Fair Olympiad.
We would like to Congratulate and thank all students, parents and teachers for all of their support and encouragement! GO TIGERS!!!
|Congratulations HSA Swim Team!|
Harmony Science Academy High School swim team successfully competed at the UIL Region 8 Class 4A swimming and diving championships in George Block Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 8th and 9th. Twenty five high school teams participated at these championships. Korina Contreras, a freshman, won the bronze medal in 500 Yards Freestyle event with a time of 5:35.57. She also set a new district record for this event. She placed 4th in 200 yards Individual Medley with a time of 2:24.23 and missed another trip to the medal stand by a few milliseconds. Sophomore, Daniel Rodriguez placed 13th in 200 yards Freestyle and 11th 500 yards Freestyle. He made best times in both these events.The girls relay team of Jacqueline Caballero, Judith Dequevedo, Roshanak Gonzalez and Korina Contreras placed 13th in the 200 yards Freestyle Relay and 14th in the 400 yards Freestyle relay.
Big thanks goes to Mr. Soto and Ms. Lopez for all their help and assistance at the meet.This concludes the swimming season for the tigers this year. The swimmers will now concentrate on their club season.
We would like to give special thanks to Coach Mohammed for always leading our team to victory. His contributions are highly valuable to our school. Thank you Coach Mohammed!
|"Engineer Your World" at Harmony Science Academy!|
Harmony Science Academy is pleased to annouce that our campus has been selected to implement "Engineer Your World" into our school curriculum. This prestigious program is designed and networked to provide the utmost educational engineering needs to students.
To Read Acceptance Letter…Please Click Here
Click here to earn Math Rewards!
Pass FIVE lessons every week by Friday and receive the following awards at last period:
March 1st—Ice Cream Party
March 8th– Donut Party
March 22 Popsicle Party
April 1st- Cookies and Milk Party
April 5th– Pizza Party
April 12th– Ice Cream party
April 18th– Free Dress
Click Here for More InformationClick Here
|NCLB 2012 ReportCard|
Please review the NCLB report card for HAS Laredo, please click on the link.
Information on the report card includes:
*Assessment results for the HAS Laredo by race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged status
*Performance of the HAS Laredo on adequate yearly progress (AYP) measures
*Professional qualifications of teachers
For District Report Card Click Here
For Campus Report Card Click Here
|HARMONY TIGERS AT DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS!|
Harmony Science Academy High School swim team successfully competed at the UIL District 32-4A swimming and diving championships in Roma, Texas last weekend. Korina Contreras, a freshman, won the district’s female Swimmer of the Meet with 139 points. She also broke the District 32-4A record for 500 yards Freestyle that was set back in 1996. She placed 1st in both her individual events and helped the girls relay team win a bronze medal in 200 yards Freestyle relay. She won 1st place medals in 200 yards Individual Medley and 500 yards Freestyle
Sophomore, Daniel Rodriguez placed 2nd in 200 yards Freestyle and 500 yards Freestyle. He earned second most individual points in the district.
The biggest surprise of the swim meet were the girls relay team of Jacqui Caballero, Judith Dequevedo, Roshanak Gonzalez and Korina Contreras who placed 3rd and won the bronze medal in the 200 yards Freestyle Relay and 4th in the 400 yards Freestyle relay.
Also competing for the team and placing in the top sixteen were Sahbah Gonzalez , and Erick Garcia. Judith, Jacqui, and Roshanak placed in the top sixteen in their individual events.
The tigers will now compete at the Regional Championships to be held in San Antonio, on February 8th and 9th. We would like to thank, Harmony coaches, Mr. Soto and Mr. Degollado for their help.
Photo: Front Row-Roshanak Gonzalez, Jacqui Caballero, and Korina Contreras. Back Row- Judith Dequevedo, Erick Garcia, Daniel Rodriguez and Sahbah Gonzalez.
|Pick Up Your ID Card Today!|
|Come Pick Up Your ID Cards Today!|
Harmony Science Academy ID Cards have ARRIVED! Come pay and pick up your School ID Card. ID Card will include lanyard. Cost to staff and students is $7.00 a card. Only Credit Card, Check or Money Order is Accepted.
It is required and MANDATORY for all students to wear their ID Cards. Students will be assigned DPS points for not wearing their ID Cards.
|SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS!|
Congratulations to all our students who participated in our School Wide Spelling Bee. GOOD JOB Tigers!
Here are the final results. Our first place winners will be competing in our city wide spelling bee. Good Luck to Cristina Salinas and Ryan Soriano!
3rd place - Hugo Martinez
2nd place - Nicole Munson
1st place - Cristina Salinas
Middle school bee:
3rd place - Michael Guerrero
2nd place - Bianca Ibarra
1st place - Ryan Soriano
|Harmony Science Academy Language Festival Results are In!|
Congratulations to all the participants of the Turkish and Spanish Olympiad for representing us in San Antonio this past weekend and for making us proud competitors. We would like to give special recognition to Maria Cardona for getting 1st place in Turkish Poetry, Humberto Garza 1st place in Spanish Poetry, and Folk Dance Coco Band also 1st place, these students will be in the final round held at Houston. We would also like to congratulate Sophia Guel 2nd place in spanish poetry, Keyla Pozas 2nd place in spanish singing, Yesenia Salas 2nd place in turkish singing, Vanessa Quetzeri 3rd place for spanish singing. And also a very honorable mention to Pasos Latinos, Karen Dominguez and Amy Perez for doing outstanding performances that were very close to place, thank you everyone for the hard work .
|Laredo's Environmentalist visits HAS Laredo|
Tricia Cortez, Rio Grande International Study Center executive director and environmental activist, will be visiting Harmony-Laredo Tuesday, January 22, for its monthly luncheon.
Cortez, featured in newspapers all over Texas, strives to keep not only Laredo, but this great state conscious of our role and responsibility in the ecosystem.
Join us is honoring Cortez on her many endeavors to keep Laredo green and environmentally informed.
|Superintendent Dr. Soner Tarim Addresses School Security!|
To Read English Letter Click Here
To Read Spanish LetterClick Here
|To Our Prospective Parents 2013-2014|
Dear Prospective Students/Parents,
As enrollment season approaches, we would like to share a couple of reminders with you.
1 - The application period for Harmony Public Schools is between January 8 and March 15 for the 2013-2014 school year.
2 - All applications prior to January 8, 2013 will be considered for the 2012-2013 school year.
3 - Any application received after March 15, 2013 will be placed on the waiting list in the order of the date in which the application is received.
4 - The Lottery will be drawn during the last week of March 2013.
5 – Selected students will be announced by the end of the 1st week of April 2013.
Please note that any application received is only considered for one school year. If your child is not selected for enrollment, a new application must be submitted for each year.
Harmony Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing educational services, activities, and programs, including vocational and career technology programs, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended).
|Building and Design Challenge|
The 2012-2013 Residential Sustainable Building Design Challenge seeks talented and responsible students to participate and compete in a sustainable building design challenge. The object is to engage in an improved, creative way of thinking and of designing sustainably. Design objectives should be based on sustainable, ecological and performance criteria rather than trends and aesthetics. Students will envision and design an affordable new home by incorporating all options that might generate workable energy and water conservation solutions to the project.
The participating Project Teams include a minimum of 5 students that will be assigned a licensed/registered Architect / Engineer that is a resident of Webb County to mentor them and supervise their design effort. The group project will commence during the summit and will continue throughout the school year.
The winning team will be presented a Certificate and Recognition by the Honorable State Senator Judith Zaffirini during the Laredo Environmental Summit 2013.
For further information, please contact Mr. Cantu at room 152.
|HSA Laredo - Highly Qualified Report|
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|US Judge Marmolejo Luncheon!!|
|HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOL SUCCESS!|
We are honored to share the news that Harmony Public Schools recently named finalists in the Race to the Top – District competition. Being considered a finalist for the Race to the Top – District awards is validation of our commitment to a standard of excellence at Harmony. The Race to the Top distinction is a welcome recognition of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, parents and students.
Thank you all for your hard work and best of luck!
|US Magistrate Judge Hacker To Visit HSA!|
|HSA Congratulates Blas Vasquez!|
HSA Laredo congratulates Senior Blas Vasquez for being accepted to University of Advanced Technology. His hard work and dedication to the school for the past four years has now been rewarded with admission, the first step to a successful future career and life. May the next four years be as much, if not more thrilling, challenging, and fun.
It is an honor for HSA to have its Seniors successful and on their way to college and future success. We are excited to hear that you will be moving on to great things after you graduate yet saddened that HSA will be losing such an important person to this school. Good luck and may the force be with you!
|HSA Raises $615 For Pennies For Tennies!|
|CONGRATULATIONS HSA 8th Grader of the Month!|
Julio Valadez is an all "A" student who enjoys participating in extra-curricular activities and helping out in his community. These activities include basketball, track, National Junior Honors Society and robotics, demonstrating his appreciation for a range of different types of activities. Julio has yet to decide what he wants to be when he grows up but he is interested in medicine and law as possible majors, both extremely respectable careers. The only thing Julio knows for sure is that he would like to give back to the community which made him into the person he is today!
|Congratulations HSA Swimmers!|
Congratulations to Daniel Rodriguez and Korina Contreras in the Swim Meet on Saturday, October 20th Daniel placed 6th in 200 Freestyle and 4th in 500 Freestyle and Korina placed 2nd in the 200 IM, 1st in the 100 Freestyle, and 4th in 100 Breaststoke. Korina placed 5th Overall in the meet! Great Job!!
|HSA Presents Our First Student Council|
Student Council Officers:
President - Blas Vasquez
1st Vice President Joseph Lee
2nd Vice President - Gabriella Pereida
Secretary - Yazmin Jimenez
Treasurer - Oli Ahmed
Parlimentarian - Carlos Jimenez
Historian - Noah Pereida
Student Council Representatives:
6A - Ashley Cuellar and Gabriel Guerra
6B - Eunice Hernandez and Alexandra Hill
6C - Dara Estrada and Daniel Guerrero
6D - Isai Jimenez and Juan Antonio Alegria
7A Rebecca Alvarado and Pedro Maldonado
7B Cy Cuellar and Victor Yi
7C Javier Dominguez and Viancy Sieria
7D Seth Elizondo and Kendra Klating
8A Amanda Ibarra and Julio Valadez
8B Livier Pena, Martin Ramirez
8C Yuliana Colon and Cordelia Cisneros
8D Edwin Torres and Jesus DeLeon
9A Adelle Langcauon and Adalberto Segueda
9B Brianna Parra and Emanuel Britenson
9C Gabriela Torres and Danny Patino
10A Brandon Borrego and Samantha Bustamante
10B Juan Ramirez and Jacqueline Caballero
11A - Sabrina Bustamante and Kevin Cantu
11B - Jalil Ahmed and Joseph Cazares
12 – Andes Langcauon and Miguel Gonzalez
|HSA Laredo to Honor Mayor Raul Salinas|
|Seven Harmony Schools Made Newsweek's Top Schools List|
Newsweek has announced America's Best High Schools where seven Harmony schools have made into the list.
Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station, Harmony School of Advancement (Houston), Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth, Harmony Science Academy (Houston), Harmony Science Academy El Paso, Harmony Science Academy Dallas, Harmony Science Academy-North Austin are the campuses that made into Newsweek's list.
Newsweek has also identified Top 25 Transformative High Schools in which four Harmony Schools are also featured.
HSA Bryan/College Station, HSA El Paso, HSA Houston, and HSA Dallas became America's 25 transformative schools who did the most with the least resources.
In 2011, two Harmony campuses were also named as the Miracle Schools by Newsweek.
|Four Harmony Campuses Made into the Challenge Index|
Washington Post has announced its Most Challenging High Schools list of 2012. Four Harmony high schools made the Challenge Index and three of them in the top 100 out of 1900 schools in the list.
The Challenge Index of Washington Post ranks high schools since 1998 based on the student achievement on IB, AP, and college level tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) and graduation rates. The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). A (P) next to the school's name denotes a private school.
See the detailed list here.
|Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight|
A segment of the May 13 television news show 60 Minutes included references to Harmony Public Schools (HPS) of Texas that may have left some inaccurate impressions. Please note the following facts about Harmony Public Schools, all of which were shared with 60 Minutes before the show was broadcast: Read more at Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight
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|!!!Follow Harmony News on "The Harmony Times"!!!|
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|Letter to Key Stakeholders Regarding The New York Times Article|
From Superintendent Dr. Soner Tarim To the Harmony Public Schools Community: A disappointing article on charter schools in this week's New York Times attempts to put Harmony Public Schools in Texas in a context that is not accurate, necessitating this brief response. Many of us at Harmony Schools cooperated extensively with the Times on this story over the last several months, providing documents, interviews, tours and dozens of detailed responses to specific questions in good faith. But, as sometimes happens, the end result was not entirely what we had hoped. See the rest of Dr. Soner Tarim's response here: http://harmonytx.org/news/122/letter-to-stakeholders-on-ny-times-article/
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...