Dr. Sahin, of Harmony's research department has announced a new book focused on Harmony's approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, is now available for purchase. The book is titled STEM Students on the Stage (SOS).
The STEM S.O.S. model is a rigorous interdisciplinary STEM teaching approach that is teacher facilitated, student-centered and directed through sequenced set of student projects. In contrast to the other PBL models in the market, this model is standards-focused and substantial part of PBL completion takes place out of classroom in a digital environment. The book provides insight into Harmony's practices. It also shares data with the education community on how this approach has impacted students.
Congratulations to 2015 Regional Science Fair Winners!
Regional Science Fair Winners 2015:
3rd Grade-Donayj R. 1st Place Winner
5th Grade-Rosemary T. 1st Place Winner
5th Grade-Yudith M. NACE Top Project Award Winner
6th Grade-Dolapo O. 3rd Place Winner-Joining Statewide Science Fair
7th Grade-Draven C. 3rd Place Winner-Joining Statewide Science Fair
7th Grade-Mena K. 2nd Place Winner-Joining Statewide Science Fair
8th Grade-Alec J. 3rd Place Winner-Joining Statewide Science Fair
Our Robotics Team advanced to the South Texas VEX Championship!
HSA-Odessa Robotics Teams competed in the VEXIQ Highrise Challenge Tournament at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, TX on Saturday, December 13th. Our elementary robotics team won excellence award, which is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge, and advanced to the South Texas VEX Championship. They will compute with other high performing teams in GreenVille, TX on February 28th. This VEXIQ tournament that will qualify teams for VEXIQ World Championship. GO ROBOCOPS!!!
Harmony Science Academy Staff would like to thank all parents who made our 2014 PotLuck Supper a success! Our Kindergarten, First and Second graders did an awesome job on their performances. A very Special Thank You from the PTO to all the parents who donated such wonderful items,and made the silent auction a success as well. WE HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WEEK OFF!!
Donuts with Dad!
Friday, October 24th, dads were invited to come to breakfast to have donuts with their child/ren. The breakfast was a yummy success! After the breakfast they visited our book fair and had fun with their child/ren.
Thanks to all the dads who came out to support donuts with Dad.
Harmony Science Academy Fall Festival a big success!
Thank you for all the support and donations for our First Harvest Festival! Families and students enjoyed great food and plenty of entertainment by our PTO, H.S.A staff, and volunteers. We are so excited to plan for next year! Click here for more pictures…
Muffins With MOM!
Thursday, October 23rd, moms were invited to come to breakfast to have muffins with their child/ren. Over moms attended. The breakfast was a yummy success! After the breakfast they visited our book fair and had fun with their child/ren.
Thanks to all the moms who came out to support Muffins with Mom.
Students celebrated National School Lunch Week with the theme of "Get in the Game with School Lunch." Students were encouraged to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity. They also had the opportunity to eat with some special guests! The Odessa Jackalopes, UTPB Basketball Team, International Tennis Coaches from UTPB and Mr. Roy Williams, whom has played for U.T, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. more pictures
Texas Education Agency Great Success!
The State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have released the 2014 Accountability Summaries for all public schools. We are thrilled to announce that Harmony Science Academy -Odessa has earned the Accountability Rating of "Met Standard". The administration would like to extend our thanks to our committed students, our dedicated parents, and our talented teachers! This rating confirms everyone’s hard work during the 2013-2014 school year. read more
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Texas Transition and Employment Guide posting
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. This guide will continually be updated. Texas Transition and Employment Guide posting
Harmony Revised Summer School Policy
Promotion for failing students
Students who failed the year or the state assessment have two options to be promoted to the next grade level: • Option 1: Receive additional instruction in Summer School and earn passing grade. read more . . .
HSA-ODESSA 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR ACADEMIC CALENDAR
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...
May 25, Monday
Memorial Day (no classes)
May 29, Friday
Inclement Weather Make-up Day (no classes)
Harmony Science Academy-Odessa It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by 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. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 713 343 3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.