As you know, with the funding from Race to The Top District grant, Harmony Public Schools started a 1:1 technology initiative in the beginning of this school year, and handed a chrome book device to every single student and core subject teacher in grades 6 thru 12. All Harmony educators and leaders see this initiative as a tremendous opportunity to personalize student learning and radically improve achievement. With the right approach, leveraging technology can yield promising academic results and boost performance both for students and teachers. In an effort to assess effectiveness and improve our technology initiative, Harmony Public Schools intends to conduct a scholarly research on how technology integration into classrooms impacts students, teachers, and parents. This research will help school and district leaders at Harmony to make sound research-based judgments about future design and refinement of our technology programs. It will also give us a chance to get input from our most valued stakeholders. The researcher will keep participant identities confidential and will not release it to any Harmony employees, nor will he link any identities to survey inputs. We are excited about this research opportunity and would definitely like to see all our teachers, parents, and students participate as much as possible. Thank you for your continued support!
ARD Process Workshop
Dear Parent/Guardian, This letter is to inform you that Partners Resource Network – PEN Project and HSA-Odessa are collaborating to conduct a parent training workshop on Tuesday May 20th at 6:00pm at the HSA Odessa campus. The PRN-PEN Project’s mission is to empower and support parents of children and young adults with disabilities to be effective advocates for their children and to promote positive parent/professional partnerships. PRN-PEN Project will provide the services for FREE to Harmony Public Schools. The workshop topic will be about The ARD Process.
As an individual category winner in the Permian Basin Regional Science Fair held February 15, 2014, Garrett P. has been awarded a scholarship of $8000 to attend The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. We are very proud of all the students that participated.
FIELD DAY 2014 T-SHIRTS!!!!
Dear Parents: We are very excited to announce that we will be having a Field Day this year!!!! Field Day will be on Thursday, May 29, 2014. We will be sending out more information on it later as we encourage parents to come and watch, as well as encourage their kids! At this time, we are working on T-Shirt orders. Every grade will be assigned a different color t-shirt. Shirts will be $10.00 each. Attached below is the order form. Please fill one out for each student so that the proper student will receive the correct grade level shirt. Shirts are not mandatory to participate, they just add to the FUN!
ORDER FORMS AND MONEY must be turned in to the front office, no later than April 25, 2014. NO ADDITIONAL T-SHIRTS WILL BE BOUGHT!
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Connolly or the front office. We look forward to seeing you on May 29!!!!
Harmony Schools are offering non-stop education and fun even during the summer. Leadership Camp will give our students an opportunity to learn and experience various skills as well as teaching them socializing and living together in same environment. Boys Leadership Camp: May 30th - June 4th (Grades 6th-8th) Girls Leadership Camp: June 4th- 9th (Grades 6th-8th)
Contact Person: Mr. Han 432-363-6000 To learn camp fee and more information, please click here
First Annual Talent Pool Gala
Wednesday, March 26th, HSA Odessa hosted its first annual Talent Pool Gala to celebrate student achievement. A selective group of students has accepted the challenge of excelling in the state’s highest achievement category. The evening honored these students, as well as recognized their parents for their support and dedication to their children’s education. Thank you to all students and parents who attended this event. We look forward to next years’ celebration. To see our video on Facebook click here
Regional Science Olympiad!
We attended Regional Science Olympiad at Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX on February 22nd. Our Science Olympiad teams did really good job. Here is the places Science Olympiad Team Members have got from Regional Science Olympiad at Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX. 15 teams were competing at this event.
Division B (Middle School)
Robo-Cross – 2nd Place
Rotor Egg Drop – 2nd Place
Wheeled Vehicle - 3rd Place
Boomilever - 3rd Place
Picture This - 5th Place
Harmony VEX IQ Challenge!
We are excited to announce Harmony VEX IQ Challenge, a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Registration is open for the Harmony VEX IQ Challenge robotics tournament which will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday May 2, 2014 during the I-SWEEEP public view day. HSA-ODESSA will attend this competition with Elementary Robotics Team! Click here to watch VEX IQ Challenge Video
Texas Education Agency Great Success!
Measuring Up Live®
Dear Parent or Guardian, Our school has partnered with Peoples Education® to provide your child with Measuring Up Live®, a digital learning solution that provides assessment and practice for the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts. Peoples Education® has created this program to help your child master the rigorous new Common Core State Standards.
read more . . . The Common Core State Standards are a clear set of K–12 grade-specific expectations. Developed by a consortium of states and coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, these standards define what it means for students to be college- and career-ready in the 21st century. The Measuring Up Live® program will encourage your child to think on a higher level.
SCHOOL OF CHOICE!
Project Based Learning(PBL) at Harmony
The Project Based Learning initiative, launched during the 2013-2014 school year, addresses the increased need for students to acquire 21st century skills.
Through Project Based Learning (PBL), students are exposed to deep learning experiences that are inquiry based, student-centered, and integrated to the curriculum.
The Harmony approach is to maintain the focus on standards-based and student-centered teaching while enriching and extending the learning of students through PBL projects. read more . . .
Progress Report Card / Report Card
Parents receive written notice of students' grades and progress on a regular basis. Progress Reports are not permanent records of student grades but are designed to inform parents of the students progress to date. Grades may be accessed on-line via the school web page.
Harmony Science Academy - Odessa accountability summary is viewable by clicking read more below! This year's accountability ratings were listed out as "met" or "not met" standard. Harmony Science Academy is proud to let you know we met standard. read more . . .
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...
April 23, Wednesday
STAAR State Testing - 3rd,4th,6th, and 7th Reading - 5th&8th Sci