World's Chocolate Fundraiser -- EXTENDED UNTIL 05/28/2013
Parents, we still have a few more boxes left so we are extending our Chocolate Fundraiser until 05/28/2013. Students will be able to sell the World's Finest Chocolate chocolate bars for $1.00 each. Boxes need to be picked up at the Front Office by a Parent and sign a form.
Please remember that you are responsible for the box of chocolate. The deadline for payment will be Tuesday 05/28/2013. NO RETURNS on the chocolate. Please see permission slip for prizes. There is a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD and gift cards. We want to thank you in advance for your support in our school.
Oklahoma Tornado Victims
On behalf of the students, teachers, staff, and administrators at Harmony Public Schools, we extend our deepest condolences to those impacted by the terrible storms yesterday.
The devastation and destruction from the storms in Oklahoma is unimaginable. Let us all stand together in support of the victims, families, community members and business owners of Moore, OK and Oklahoma City and let them know they are not alone.
Look for more information in the coming days as to how our campuses will be coordinating support efforts to help those affected by the storms.
Class of 2013 Graduation
The Senior Class of 2013 from HSA Beaumont will be graduating Friday night. This long awaited event take place at 7:00 pm at the Jefferson Theater in Downtown Beaumont. Please join us at this event to celebrate this great achievement.
School Holiday Monday May 27, 2013
FLL Robotics team Competed in the Finals at I-SWEEEP
On Friday 5/10/13, First Lego League Robotic Club made it to the final round in the Robot Rumble Challenge. We would like to applaud the entire Roster for their effort. GO TOXIC SCORPIONS!!!!!!!
Have You Returned Your Library Books?
Starting May 13th through May 24th, please have your child return his or her books to the library. The library is not checking out any more books for this school year. If your child has a library fine, please make sure you pay the Front Office. Thank you so much.
Governor Rick Perry recently granted a proclamation recognizing May 6 -12, 2013 as the first ever Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas, demonstrating his support of strong STEM education in schools as well as the importance of STEM education when it comes to preparing the youth of Texas for their futures.
Texas STEM academies and schools have made amazing efforts in working to close the wide gap between the number of STEM field college graduates and the number of skilled workers needed in STEM industry. It is time to unite in celebrating those outstanding efforts.
Celebration of STEM Education Week in Texas is a multi-level, collaborative effort across the state of Texas that aims to promote the value and benefit of strong STEM education, while actively developing ways to close the gap between STEM graduates and the much needed skilled workers required for STEM industry. read more . . .
Mirabeau Scholarship Awarded
Congratulations to Momin Islam for winning the Mirabeau Scholarship from Lamar University for $80,000. Way to go Momin!!!
STEM Contest iPAD mini Winners!!
Congratulations to a couple of our Juniors!! Parisa Maesumi and Anca Andrei both won iPAD minis for their entries in the Harmony STEM Contest. Multiple schools participated in the contest in several different categories. Please congratulate them on this outstanding accomplishment.
Harmony Science Academy-Beaumont is seeking Bilingual and ESL teacher JOB DESCRIPTION The Language Support Teacher, under the direction of the campus principal and the Bilingual Director, shall provide supplemental Spanish reading, Spanish language development and English-as-a Second Language instruction to Limited English proficient students.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree Bilingual Certificate/Endorsement Spanish proficiency (TOPT/Prochievement) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide instruction in Spanish reading, Spanish language development, and English-as-a-Second Language. 2. Assess and evaluate student performance. 3. Coordinate schedule with classroom teacher and bilingual supervisor. 4. Attend scheduled meetings. 5. Conduct conferences with parents and classroom teachers. 8. Perform other duties as assigned by Principal and Bilingual Director. 9. Adhere to all State Compensatory Rules and Guidelines.
Date: MAY 7, 2013
CPS "Rainbow Room" Fundraiser News
Saturday, April 27th, Harmony Science Academy hosted the First Annual Rainbow Room Shower. Students, parents, and members of the community brought items to donate to the Rainbow Room , a CPS resource room which provides needed items to families and children that pass through CPS's care. HSA Beaumont's student council, organized the event and raised 500 dollars for the Rainbow Room. HSA Beaumont is proud to have been able to help. The Rainbow Room is a great organization in constant need of funding and other assistance. For further information about the Rainbow Room visit Beaumont Rainbow Room or Giving Texas Children Promise
WEST, TX FUNDRAISING
Thanks to everybody that supported the $2.00 Free Dress Day on Tuesday to the West, Tx victims. We raised $500.00 in fundraising and will be sending a check to American Red Cross Waco Chapter. We appreciate everybody's support. We believe it is very important to teach our students to empathize with others who are in pain, and go beyond that to offer whatever support we can.
Harmony Leadership Camps
Harmony Leadership Camps
Every summer, Harmony Public Schools offer "Summer Leadership Camp" for all Harmony students. The purpose is to have fun while building leadership, team-building and cooperation skills. Activities include sports competitions, ropes course, assemblies, talent shows, free recreation, leadership talks and discussions, study nature, and many more! We have limited space for this year . Boys: June 1st -June 5th (Cho-Yeh) Girls: June 2nd -June 4th ( Trip to San Antonio and Austin ) For more information please contact Mr.Bulut Application due: May 1st ,2013 - Wednesday
STEM Summer CAMP… and it's FREE!!
We are collaborating with the D.R.E.M.E. Science Literacy Foundation. They have a summer STEM camp for students (grades 6-12) and STEM teachers called D.R.E.M.E. STEM YOUTH ACADEMY. Students and teachers need to apply for admission.
The camp is free of charge. Please have your child let the school know if they are interested so they can get started on the application process.
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
Summer Camps and Programs Update
Attending summer programs or camps is very crucial for college applications. Starting in Freshmen summer term but more importantly in Junior summer term, students may attend summer programs and camps to explore their interests, future careers and life-time opportunities to be college ready, career ready and life ready.
HSA-Beaumont will be offering Summer School for 2013
Harmony Science Academy - Beaumont is offering a summer school program required for K thru 8th grade students who need additional instruction. The four-week program, from June 3rd to June 28th, will focus on reading and math skills and concepts. The summer school day lasts from 9 am to 2 pm. Students will be expected to arrive on time and be picked up promptly at 2 pm.
HSA Beaumont Takes 1st and 4th in Online Math League State Competition
We are proud to announce, after 3 competitions, the 5th grade Online Math League has placed 1st in the state of Texas. The top scorers are as follows: tied for 1st place- Reine A., Vishal M.; tied for 2nd place -Francis C., Maram H.; 3rd place-Nikki D.; 4th place-Leniya S.; tied for 5th place-Robert A., Mecenzie W.
The 4th grade Online Math League, after 3 competitions, placed 4th in the state of Texas. After the second competition they were in 7th place. They worked extremely hard because after the 3rd competition they moved from 7th place to 4th place.
College Acceptance Letters- 100 % 4 year College Acceptance - Congratulations Class of 2013
Star Student of the Week -- Harmony's own Ailes Catedral!!!!!!!!
Channel 12 News was here to interview our very own Ailes Catedral as the Star Student of the Week!
Aisles is very actively involved in school activities such as: Japanese Club, Spanish Olympiads, Science Olympiads, STEM, and Robotics. She maintains primarily A's in all of her classes and is a very polite and sweet young lady.
She stated that she enjoys the people here at HSA - that her class is a family and that the teachers are a part of that family also.
If you see Aisles, please tell her how proud of her you are!
And The Winner is …. Dilpreet Gill
Once again we have the 1st place winner of the Houston PBS Regional Spelling Bee after 23 intense rounds. This is Dilpreet's third year in a row to have placed in the competition. Dilpreet will not only represent Harmony Science Academy but also the Greater Beaumont Region in the Spelling Bee State Competition in March. She was also featured on KFDM. We are very proud of her.
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The "BlackMagik" is Back - 1st Place at State Math Olympiads Competition
On Saturday, December 1, 2012, our Math Olympiad team, “Blackmagik,” took first place in state competition, held at the capitol building in Austin. Congratulations to the entire team. “Blackmagik,” consisted of Momin Islam (12th grade), Anca Andrei, Parisa Maesumi, Brandon Lupe, and Henna Ali (11th grades). Students were accompanied by their coach Rasul Yumukhov and parent chaperone Mrs. Andrei.
We are so proud of the work done by Mr. Yumukhov, and Mrs. Andrei, as well as every student on the team. We were proud and honored when they won at district, but winning state is even more incredible and praiseworthy. These are some outstanding kids, and we like to think they represent a pretty outstanding school. read more . . .
Seven Harmony Schools Made Newsweek's Top Schools 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.
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.
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
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...