|Boy, Our 5th-8th Graders REALLY DO Have Talent! |
What an amazing night of entertainment at HSE. We have some of the most talented singers, dancers, and musicians in the world! Congratulations to all of the participants and THANK YOU to Ms. Tiu for your hard work and dedication to our kids.
|Charter Revolution Rally at the Capital|
There will be free transportation and lunch provided.
Harmony students need you at the rally!!
WHAT: Charter Revolution Rally at the Capital
WHO: Parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, community advocates & business leaders.
WHEN: April 29 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: South Steps of the Texas Capital
HOW: See your campuses front office for more information and to sign up or RSVP here.
|Teacher Job Fair|
Harmony Public Schools in Houston are hosting job fair on Saturday April 11 from 9 am to 1 pm at Harmony School of Excellence located at 7340 N. Gessner Rd. Houston TX 77040. read more . . .
Register for job fair here.
|MathLeague Team Takes the Pi at Competition|
The HSE MathCounts team participated in the MathLeague competition held at the San Jacinto Community College and won several awards. 3rd place in the team competition (Pranav, Doby, and Farhan)
Chirag M.(3rd grade) - 1st place
Archita S.(3rd grade) - 4th place
Farhan A. (5th grade) - 4th place
Doby L. (6th grade) - 2nd place
Pranav M. (6th grade) - 3rd place
A big thanks and shout out to our MathCounts coaches, Mr. Yanmis and Mr. Rawal, as well as our dedicated group of volunteer parents such as Ravi Kureti and Syeda Zuma.
Congratulations to the winners and the entire team! Go Tigers!
|HSE Lottery to be Held March 31st at HSE|
HSE will hold the 2015-2016 school year lottery: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Harmony School of Excellence located at 7340 N. Gessner, Houston,TX77040
Applicants will be randomly selected by computerized lottery for available spots in grades K-8. Parents of applicants are welcome to attend.
|HSE Students Wrangle HLSR Awards|
Rodeo Art winners from HSE and Harmony Public Schools were recognized at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Student Art Awards ceremony on Saturday.
Amelia S. (8B) was awarded a Best in Show Trophy and Ivy N. (7C) was awarded a Gold Medal and was presented with a scholarship for the Glassell School of Art Summer Program.
Their winning artwork is on display at the Hayloft Gallery for the remainder of the rodeo. Congratulations, artists!
|HSE Sweeps at Quiz Bowl Competition|
Both of the HSE Elementary and Middle School Quiz Bowl teams dominated their age group competitions this weekend at the Space City Challenge Tournament.
Team A—William G. (8B), Vish G(7B), Norma F. (8B) and Smaran G.(8B ) won the middle school division championship. The HSE Elementary Team (Samuel L. (4B), Rajjat J.( 6D), Connor G.(4B), Tay S.(4B) and Nitish M. (6B) were also undefeated and won the elementary division. Team B ( Anaga A.(8B), Swapnil S.(7B), Adi D.(5C), and Farhan A.(5C) placed in the top 10 teams.
William G. was the lead scorer in the tournament out of 124 participants and Samuel L. ranked in the top 10. A special thank you to Mr. Golden, Mr. Ferrel and Mrs. Van Ravenstein for coaching the teams during the tournament.
Congratulations on an amazing year, Quiz Bowl!
|HSE Team Makes History|
Five HSE students competed at the Regional Championships of the National History Bee competition at Seven Lakes High School this week.
Three of those participants will be moving on to the National Finals being held in Kentucky in May.
William G.(8B) won 1st place in the middle school division. Adi D. (5C) and Samuel L.(4B) also posted National Finals-qualifying finishes. Rajjat J. (6D), Dev D. (8B) had fantastic runs as well throughout the competition.
William G. also competed in and won the Regional High School-level History Bee this past weekend at Rice University. This win earned him a trip to the High School National Finals in Washington DC in April.
Congratulations to all of our amazing History Bee participants!
|Wow!! Two HSE Robotics Teams Go International!!|
Congratulations to Harmony Tigers and Anonymous !! Both teams were invited to FLL International Competition!
They will represent all of South Texas to compete against teams from around the world (USA, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Korea, and others) in the FLL Razorback Invitational competition in May.
The teams received their invitation as a result of their 1st Place Robot Performance Award (Anonymous) and 2nd Place Robot performance (Harmony Tigers) at the South Texas Championship Tournament.
What an AMAZING accomplishment!
|First Annual Houston-Area Harmony Schools Art from Music Festival a Stunning Success|
Ms. Edens, Ms. Tiu, and other HPS art and music teachers from across the Houston area showcased Harmony’s amazing talents at the first annual Art from Music Festival held at the Harmony Main Building this weekend.
Many HSE families attended and enjoyed an afternoon filled with the art displays and the music of HPS students. In all, more than 30 HSE art students and one HSE music student performed at the event.
Thank you for your hard work organizing this amazing, enriching event. We cannot wait for next year!
|Speech and Debate Ends Season on a High Note|
The HSE Speech and Debate team competed in their last tournament of the season this weekend. The season ended in triumph, with several finalists!
**Jenna S. placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation
**Shravya S. placed 2nd in Declamation and 5th in Senior Prose
**Vividha G. received the Heart and Soul Award
**The Public Forum debate team of Amelia S. and Melanie C. placed 3rd overall.
**Amelia S. also placed 1st in Religious Text reading and 3rd in Senior Poetry, making her the 3rd most successful performer (sweepstakes winner) in the tournament overall!
Congratulations to all of our speech and debaters who represented HSE with grace and professionalism this week
|Mathcounts Awards Keep Adding Up|
HSE Mathcounts had great success in the closely-contested Regional Mathcounts Chapter competition this past weekend. Of the 16 total competing teams, our HSE Mathletes ranked as the 4th best team in the event. Anand I. (8B) ranked as the 6th best individual in the entire competition.
Congratulations to our fantastic team of mathletes - Anand I. (8B), Smaran G. (8B), Saleh A. (7B), and Pranav M. (6C). The team qualified for the Mathcounts Texas State level competition in Austin on the 28th of March. We wish them all success and hope to see them do a repeat performance!
|William Casts a Spell at Championship|
Congratulations to William G. (8B) for winning the Regional Spelling Bee this past weekend.
He and the runner-up battled it out for 34 rounds before he was crowned champion.
Way to persevere, William!
|2014 Federal Report Card|
The U.S. Department of Education requires a report card to be disseminated annually to include specific district and campus-level data for Texas public schools. Federal Report Card for our campus is available on the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) website.
You may also click on the link: 2014 Federal Report Card
|Congratulations to the HSE Speech and Debate Team|
The speech and debate club competed in a tournament this past weekend at Hastings Middle School. All five public forum teams came away with at least one win from the preliminary rounds.
Norma F. and Shravya S. placed in the top-16.
The final tournament of the season will take place on February 20th - 21st at EA Ollie Middle School.
|School Choice Week Kicks off at HSE|
ISWEEEP 2015 to be held May 7-10, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
What is ISWEEEP?
ISWEEEP, The International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project, is a science fair
competition and exhibition. It is the largest science fair event of its kind in the world. I-SWEEEP is organized by Harmony Public Schools a K-12 public charter school system, with the support of leaders in the industry and higher education institutions.
Competition is open to high school students from around the globe.
I-SWEEEP works with local, national, and international science fair organizations to bring together top-ranking participants with qualifying projects from their
own competitions. Approximately 500 young talents from more than 40 states and 70 countries across the globe, gather eagerly in Houston, the energy capital of the
The tentative schedule can be viewed here. You
can also find the dates and times for the competition including the opening ceremony, public visit hours, and award ceremony dates and times.
If you have an engineering or research background please consider serving as a judge to evaluate the top quality research projects submitted by high school
students from around the world. Prospective judges may register by clicking the link below:
|Boosterthon Huddle Time - Play Hard|
The K-5 students learned that part of being a balanced student is being active. Getting at least 60 minutes of movement every day is the best way to keep our bodies in Rockin' shape!
Tonight's Challenge will earn the class who gets the most new pledges a bonus prize called The Hoop Set (a mini basketball for your door)! The kids went wild when they saw these during Huddle Time!
Registration Challenge HSE is 55% of the way to the 85% registration challenge!
50 State Challenge Update 22 states have pledged!
We need volunteers for the Fun Run Go to SignUpGenius.com to help.
The "big run" is on Thursday! Go to FunRun.com and enter your student's class code to make a pledge or flat donation (you can do both!).
|HSE Art Students Blue Ribbon Winners in HLSR Art Contest|
A huge congratulations to HSE students, Amelia S. (8B) and Ivy N. (7C) on their blue-ribbon Best of Show awards in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition. LSR judges rated all pieces on creativity, originality, skill and composition.
Both pieces earned a place in the HLSR art exhibit which will be on display to the hundreds of thousands of visitors to Reliant Center during the event. Congratulations!
|Nothing But Net for the HSE Boys Basketball Team|
The HSE boys basketball team slam-dunked the competition at this past weekend's Fallbrook Basketball Tournament.
They went undefeated, beating HS Innovation for the championship.
Way to go, Tigers!
|Missions Accomplished by HSE Robotics Teams |
The 2014-2015 Lone Star South Texas-Houston FLL Robotics Gold Championship Tournament was held at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School this weekend. Three of HSE's teams participated in the tournament against 55 other teams. We are so proud of all the hard work they put in to earn such great success!
First Place - Robot Game: Team Anonymous - Ricky B.(8B) , Ray B.(8B), Karina H.(5B), Eduardo R.(6B), and Diego A.(6A)
Second Place - Mechanical Design Award: Team Anonymous
Second Place - Robot Game: Team Harmony Tiger - Ekin T.(7B), Otabek M.(6D), Ritvik G.(5B), and Nathan T.(8B)
Second Place - Strategy and Innovation: Team Harmony Tiger
Third Place - Project Presentation: Team S.P.A.R.K. - Asiyah M. (7A), Jade N. (8B), Katelyn N.(6C), and Anjali D.(6C)
Congratulations, HSE Robotics!
|Anand I. (8B) Exponentially Better than the Competition|
Anand I. (8B) triumphed over 200 of the best middle school Mathletes in Texas to win the Rockets Mathcounts Competition this weekend at the Toyota Center.
He did so in impressive fashion with a perfect score in the individual exams and a convincing 4-0 victory in the Countdown rounds.
As part of the winning prize, Anand received a large poster of the Houston Rockets team autographed by each of the players in the team and four action figures of the top players.
|Congratulations to our 2014 HSE Spelling Bee Champion - William G. (8B)|
It was a nail-biter up to the end! In the middle school competition, William G. squeaked past runner-up, Jonah P. (8D) and 3rd place finisher, Saleh A. (7B).
In the middle school event, Reena P.(3A) topped runner-up Adhira S. (4A) and 3rd place finisher, Ariana L.(3D) to move on to the upper-grade competition.
We are so proud of all of our qualifiers! Congratulations!
|HSE Students Win Turkish Language Competition|
On Tuesday evening, HSE hosted the cluster-wide Annual Turkish Language Performance Competition where students were given the opportunity to showcase their Turkish language talents.
Congratulations to Riley H. (8B) who serenaded her way past the rest of the competition to take 1st place in the singing category and also to Miguel B.(8D) whose prose earned him 1st place in the poetry division.
|Mathleague Team Adds to Successes|
Last weekend, the HSE Tiger Mathletes attended the Mathleague Regional Competition in Sugar Land. They did a great job and placed in the following categories. Congratulations! 4th place - 3rd Grade Competition Chirag M.
3rd place - 6th Grade Competition Pranav M.
3rd place Team Award
Ramya I., Pranav M., Farhan A., Doby L.
**We would like to thank our dedicated parents who went to competition and supported the students.
|22nd Century FLL Robotics Team Wins Bayou City Classic Championship |
The Harmony School of Excellence Robotics team, "22nd Century", earned 1st place at the Bayou City Classic FLL Tournament of Champions held at Bayou City Center on December 6th.
22nd Century committed hours and hours to improving their robot's precision and perfecting their programming. This dedication earned them the highest match score in the tournament. Congratulations to Mikayla B.(6D), Adam M.(8D), and Sneha G.(6C) on the win! Way to go, Tigers!
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building robots to complete specific missions on a thematic playing surface.
We also want to send a special thanks to our mentors, Siew-Bee Hartman and Ibrahim Ersoy.
|Another Huge Victory in the Books for HSE Cheer|
The HSE Tiger cheerleaders gave their rivals another reason to "Fear the Bow" when they brought home an exciting win at their toughest competition yet, the Cheer Americas Houston Platinum Championships.
Hours and hours of dedicated practice are needed to perfect the 2.5-minute music, dance, jump and stunt routines that are performed at these intense events - one error or fall can make the difference between 1st and last place.
We are so proud of our Tigers! Come support them at their next event on January 16-17th at the Moody Gardens Convention center in Galveston.
|HSE Quiz Bowl Team is Houston Hoedown Champion|
The HSE middle school Quiz Bowl team brought home the tournament championship at this weekend's Houston Holiday Hoedown!
William G.(8B), Vish G.(7B), and Smaran G.(8B) used keen intellect, trivial minds, and collaborative teamwork to top all other teams from around the Houston area.
Congratulations also goes to the middle school team of Norma F., Adi, Anaga, Swapnil, and Lily who won several of their matches.
HSE elementary students also played a non-competitive tournament utilizing middle-school level questions. The Holiday Hoedown was TQBA’s first-ever elementary division tournament. They did a good job and had fun competing.
Team Red: Connor G.,Tay ,Samuel L., and Scott L.
Team Blue: Leila, Ava L.,Rajjat, Mirthin, and Sai
Team White: Nitish, Andrew, Hamza, and Avi
|HSE Robotics Dominates at Regional Competition|
Congratulations to our four HSE Robotics teams for their strong showing at their first competition of the year!
1st place - Robot game - Team Harmony Tigers (Ekin T., Ritvik G., Anami P., Otabek M.)
1st place - Team work - Team SPARK (Jade N., Asiyah M., Anjali D., Katelyn N.)
2nd place - Robot design - Team Harmony Tigers (Ekin T., Ritvik G., Anami P., Otabek M.)
3rd place - Robot design - Team 22nd Century (Adam M., Nathan T., Sneha G., Mikayla B.)
2nd place - Project - Team Anonymous (Ricky B., Ray B., Karina H., Diego A., Eduardo R.)
|Quizbowl National Champions!|
This past weekend, our middle school Quizbowl team went to Atlanta with coach Michael Golden to compete at the national championships. On Sunday, they were crowned National Champions!
Congratulations to William, Akshay, Smaran, and Vish for this amazing achievement. William was also crowned the All-Star player for getting the most individual points.
Way to go, HSE Tigers!
|Outdoor School Camp|
The 6th graders are having just a little bit of fun on their field trip to The Outdoor School!
|Saleh A. Qualifies for Mathleague Nationals|
HSE Houston Mathleague team participated in Mathleague state finals last week in Austin.
Saleh placed 9th among all 6th graders and advanced to the National Finals being held here, in Houston, on June 7th.
We congratulate this young mathlete for his big success and wish him good luck at the Nationals.
|HSE Science Olympiad Team Success|
Science Olympiad team competed at State Science Olympiad Championships which was held in TAMU College Station against the best 30 teams of Texas. Iron Pandas did a great job and they got 6 medals in State competition. We would like to thank our valuable parents for their dedication and generous help.
The students and their awards;
|Shujah A.||We Got Your Number 2nd Place|
|Anand I.||We Got Your Number 2nd Place|
|Shujah A.||Triple E 2nd Place|
|Saleh A.||Triple E 2nd Place|
|Sueda C.||Water Quality 4th Place|
|Warren V.||Water Quality 4th Place|
|2013 American Mathematics Contest 8|
Congratulations to Brandon B. for his performance on the 2013 AMC 8. His first place ranking in Texas among all the participating students is truly an outstanding accomplishment.
|HSE Annual Family Picnic|
Thank you to the amazing families who spent a Sunday afternoon with us at the 3rd Annual HSE Family Picnic.
Lots of fun and great food was had by all who attended. We had the largest turnout yet (with the most food!). Can't wait to do it again next year!
|2014 Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair Success|
Sueda C. (8B) represented our school in Houston City Science Fair and EXXONMOBIL Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio. She got 1st place in Junior Mathematical Science Category with the project "A Novel Approach for Skin Cancer Identification: Fractal Dimension Analysis".
|TMSCA 2014 State Competition Success|
HSE Team attended the TMSCA 2014 State competition held at San Antonio. It was hosting 2700 students from all over the State. Anand I. secured the first rank in the State of Texas out of all 7th graders. Vish G. was placed amongst the top ranked students in the sixth grade for General Math.
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