On Saturday, May 11th, the HSA-Euless Tiger Choir attended the Sandy Lake FunFest in Carrollton, Texas. FunFest is the largest privately run music festival in the United States, and draws musicians from a five state area.
The Tiger Choir, led by Ms. Camp and consisting of 2nd to 6th grade singers, sang La Cucaracha and Lullaby, which were well received by the audience and judges alike.
The choir brought home a big trophy and a rating of I, which is the highest rating a choir can receive. Not bad for their first year!
Great job, Tigers!
NAME THAT BOOK COMPETITION SUCCESS
This past weekend, Harmony Science Academy Euless took two teams to Houston to compete in the Name That Book Competition. The students each read 30 books and participated in a "quiz-bowl" style competition.
Both teams did exceptionally well for our first time competing in this event.
The 4th-5th grade team, The Mockingjays, in blue, came in 3rd place. The 6-8th grade team, The Spice Gurlz, in teal, came in 2nd place.
Congratulations to both teams!
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2013-2014
You may reach the academic calendar for 2013-2014 from here.
GREAT SUCCESS at I-SWEEEP
Two of our students Jennifer Metu and Yuyeon Lee proudly participated in the 6th annual I-SWEEEP 2013 international science fair on May 9th – May 12th.
I-SWEEEP stands for International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad.
Jennifer and Yuyeon successfully represented Harmony Science Academy Euless and they received a gold medal in Engineering, a Special Award from University of Texas at Houston, and an Honorable Mention in Environment.
I SWEEEP is an international science fair that focuses on energy, engineering, and environmental projects. I SWEEEP’s goal is to plant a seed in high school students into looking for alternative solutions for a sustainable world. These high school students are our future and I SWEEEP loves to see so many young minds ready to innovate to keep our world going. I SWEEEP not only encourages students to do a project in such fields, but also encourages the students to look into obtaining a career in those fields since 2008. I SWEEEP is affiliated with several universities and many of the judges are university professors. This allows I SWEEEP to help students gain scholarships and build connections throughout the fair activities and presentations.
Jennifer Metu received $600 prize for along with her gold medal in Engineering and also received a $1000 scholarship from University of Houston!
The students and mentors stayed in Hilton-Las Americas Houston, and attended the fair at George R. Brown Convention Center. This year there were 560 students and 360 mentors who represented 68 different countries. The US was represented by 211 projects made by students from 41 different states. Overall, there were 393 finalist projects worldwide. These 393 finalists were chosen based on certain criteria among thousands of projects. Dr. Soner Tarim, superintendent of all Harmony Public Schools, congratulated our students and took pictures with them. We are so proud of all our students!
STEM Contest Winners
Aimen A., Safal L., and Mrs. Miller won iPads for their work on STEM Projects this year.
The students created a website of their STEM demonstration and competed with students from all 38 Harmony schools.
Aimen's project this year was titled Plant and Animal Cells and Safal's project was titled Pumping Heart Model.
Mrs. Miller is the STEM Coordinator this year and won for overseeing 78 students' projects in 9th grade Biology.
Congratulations to our winners!
STATEWIDE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD SUCCESS
The High School Science Olympiad team competed in the State Science Olympiad Tournament this past weekend at A&M University in College Station.
The competition consisted of 31 schools from all over Texas and we competed in 23 different events in biological science, chemistry, physics, math, and engineering.
Two of our students won medals in their event:
Shruti K. and Sujana R. won second place for the event Write It/Do It
Lucy L. and Jennifer M. also placed 5th in Forensics.
Congratulations to all of our participants on a job well done!
Thank you to all of our teachers, coaches, and parent volunteers that supported us!
SPELLING BEE K-3rd
Last Tuesday, April 30, sixteen contestants on the K-3 side of HSA-Euless competed in the 2013 Spring Annual Spelling Bee.
After six weeks of studying, the competition ended with Hadi A. from 3C in first place, Sofia C. from 3A in second place, and Fadilah M. from 2A in third place!
Congratulations to the winners and all other contestants for their hard work!
DR. ROBERT CLUCK, CITY OF ARLINGTON MAYOR VISITED OUR CAMPUS
On Wednesday, May 1st the mayor of Arlington visited the HSA-Euless campus.
Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck toured the campus and met with students who had been successful at the regional and state science fairs, science olympiad, Math Counts, and robotics competitions.
Students enjoyed meeting with the mayor who shared his experience in medicine and local government.
GO ROBO-RABBITS GO
On March 30, 2013, two HSA-Euless Robotics teams attended the Harmony Robotics League Tournament at HSI-Fort Worth.
The Robo-Rabbits, Sameer M., Anish O., Arnold L. and Jonathon F., made the semi-final and placed 5th. They have a bright future ahead of them.
Keep up the good work.
MARY LIB SALEH, CITY OF EULESS MAYOR VISITED OUR CAMPUS
On Wednesday March 27th, we hosted the Mayor of Euless here at Harmony Science Academy of Euless. She was greeted at our doors by some of our most exemplary students. The Mayor was introduced to these fine students, who participated in Science Olympiad, Science Fair and Math Counts.
Madame Mayor gave an excellent presentation on Leadership and surely inspired our students to be involved in a leadership role within our community. The students were able to ask questions and receive valuable answers and solutions. The Mayor was extremely thoughtful and generous to leave us with wonderful Community Service information and material. Teachers have been able to pass these on to students who would like to participate in Community Service over the summer.
We are so grateful to have had this honor. Our students not only learned the importance of Leadership, they have been given an incredible responsibility and chance to be LEADERS!
This past weekend several of our students advanced to the Exxon Mobile Science and Engineering Fair (State Science Fair) held in San Antonio. Our participating students were Mamoon K., Kaitlyn S., Scott L., Noor A., Raisa I., Jennifer M., and Lucy L.. Several students took home medals for their categories:
Lucy L. - 2nd place in Energy and Transportation
Raisa I. and Noora A. - 3rd place in Environmental Science
Jennifer M. - 5th place in Microbiology
Jennifer M. will be advancing to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona this May.
Lucy L. and Jennifer M. have been qualified to compete at the International Sustainable World (Engineering, Energy & Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Houston during May also.
Congratulations to all of our winners and participants! We are proud of you all!
COURSE SELECTION GUIDE
Harmony Science Academy Course Selection Surveys are open now. Please fill out the corresponding survey on the link below.
The final course list will be announced after Spring Break. These surveys are designed to get feedback from students.
Remember that colleges will be more impressed by respectable grades in challenging courses than by outstanding grades in easy ones.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD & SCIENCE FAIR SUCCESS - ADVANCED TO STATE
Regional Science Fair Winners
The Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held last Monday at UTA and all of our students did a wonderful job! The following students won awards and will be continuing to the State Science Fair next month:
Mamoon K. (6A) 1st Place Special Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2nd Place in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering category
Kaitlyn S. (6B) 3rd Place Earth and Planets category 4th Place Special Award from the Water Environment Association of Texas
Noora A. and Raisa I. (8B - partner project) 2nd Place Special Award from the Water Environment Association of Texas 3rd Place Environmental Science category
Scott L. (8A) 3rd Place Electrical and Mechanical Engineering category
Jennifer M. (10A) 1st Place Microbiology category Honorable Mention Best of Fair Award
Lucy L. (11A) 1st Place Energy and Transportation category 1st Place Special Award from Radio Shack 1st Place Special Award from the US Navy 1st Place Special Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1st Place Special Award from Yale Science and Engineering Association 2nd Place Special Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Science Olympiad Regional Event
This past Saturday the Science Olympiad teams went the Regional Event at North Lake College in Irving. Both Middle and High School teams did an excellent job!
Congratulations to all our team members for your hard work and school spirit!
The following students won medals for their events:
Middle School (Division B):
Muna M. and Fatma K. won 4th place in Heredity
Xavier E. and Khanh T. won 3rd place in Water Quality
Ronnie W. and Joshua V. won 3rd place in Rotor Egg Drop
High School (Division C):
Enock L. won 3rd place in Gravity Vehicle
Angela N. and Jennifer M. won 4th place in Science Word
Shruti K. and Richa H. won 3rd place in Forestry
Prawal S. and Anuka D. won 4th place in Anatomy and Physiology
Anuka D. and Hana S. won 3rd place in Designer Genes
Jennifer M. and Lucy L. won 2nd place in Forensics
Angela N. and Enock L. won 3rd place in Elastic Launch Glider
Lucy L. and Angela N. won 4th place in Storm the Castle
Angela N. and Hana S. won 2nd place in Rocks and Minerals
Sujana R. and Aleena J. won 4th place in Materials Science.
We also thank to our coaches, Mrs. Valerie Miller, Mrs. Nuray Tunca, Ms. Julie Coan, Mr. Abdul Kadir and Mr. Armando Martinez as well as our volunteer parent Mr. Ronnie Wilson.
CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!!!!
MATHCOUNTS TEAM SUCCESS - ADVANCED TO STATE
Our Mathcounts team got the 4th place at the Mathcounts competition at UT Arlington on Saturday, February 23.
Our Mathcounts team members are:
Rojan S., Joel N., Joel F., Priyanshu S..
Also Rojan S. got the 9th place as an individual.
We congratulate our team and coach Mr. Mumin Karamisir, and wish them good luck at the state level mathcounts competition.
Harmony Public Schools "College Acceptance Day Pep Rally 2012"
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This is a video of the first annual College Acceptance Day PEP Rally held on May 4th, 2012 by Harmony Public Schools (HPS) at the George R. Brown Convention in Houston, Texas.
More than 3,000 middle school and high school students from 13 Houston-area HPS campuses attended this exciting event to celebrate our Graduating Seniors as they announced publically for the first time what College they would be attending in the Fall of 2012.
Many of the Graduates were either the first-in-family or a first-generation family member to be accepted to a 4-yr College. More than 50% of these graduates went on to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields in College.
This event was also a part of our annual Field Trip day to the I-SWEEEP International Science Fair. Created and Hosted each year by HPS, I-SWEEEP is the largest High School Science Fair in the United States, bringing together over 600 High School students across 44 States and more than 70 countries.
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LET'S GET READY TO GET LOUD & GET PROUD! COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE DAY PEP RALLY 2013 - COMING IN MAY!
2012 Texas NCLB Report Card - District & Campus Reports
Harmony Science Academy – Euless is sharing this information about the district and your child's campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Report cards are attached to the Wednesday Mail. Also you may get them from our front office.
Information on these report cards includes: Assessment results for the LEA and campuses in the aggregate and disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged showing two-year trend data (across the most recent previous two school years) for each subject and grade tested.
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...