|William Golden to Appear on Teen Jeopardy|
Watch HSE's very own William Golden duke it out with the brightest teens in the country in the Teen Jeopardy Tournament.
William Golden, Houston's 13-year-old "Jeopardy!" whiz, will be back on the show to compete in the semifinals of the "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament" on Monday for semi-finals.
Golden is an 8th grader at Houston's Harmony School of Excellence. He competed with students between the ages of 14 to 17 from across the country.
Golden is the sole contestant from Houston and also the youngest in the field. He's already taped his episode this past spring, which airs on Monday.
|2014-2015 Student Orientation Schedule|
Students new to HSE for the 2014-2015 school year, join us for new student orientation on
Monday August 4, 2014K-3 graders 10am4-8 graders 1pm
All student (new and returning) orientation will be held
Monday August 18th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.K-5th graders,
Tuesday August 19th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.6th - 8th graders
|HSE 2014-2015 School Supply List|
You may find our 2014-2015 school supply list in following link. Have a great summer. read more . . .
|Middle School: Summer Reading 2014|
|Elementary: Summer Reading 2014|
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians;
Reading and writing are essential to learn about ourselves and our world. Students will read a variety of books over the summer and engage the texts through writing. Please see the attached summer reading suggested texts and choices for response.
If you have questions, please contact your English language arts teacher or school administration.
Enjoy your summer and have fun reading!
- Parent Letter
- 2014 Summer Reading List Grades K-2
- 2014 Summer Reading List Grades 3-5
- 2014 K-2 Parent Letter
- 2014 3-5 Parent Letter
- 2014 IRA Reading List
|HAPPY HARMONY SENIORS 2014|
|Harmony Public Schools|
As mandated by House Bill 5 Harmony Public Schools (HPS) is seeking input from the community including parents and teachers. Your input is greatly appreciated in developing the criteria to evaluate performance of districts and campuses. Thank you for your time in advance.
I've invited you to fill out the form Harmony Public Schools Evaluation of Performance in Community & Student Engagement. To fill it out, visit:
|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".
|4th & 5th Grade Talent Show Winners|
Thank you all to those who participated in the talent show last March 28, 2014.
Everyone is a winner. All participants received a medal. Those who got a place and a trophy are the following:
Doby L. - 1st Place
Sloane K. - 2nd Place
Sarah P. - 3rd Place
Anjali D. - 1st Place
Chabely V. - 2nd Place
Brielle D., Caitlin N., Kayla N., Melody S. - 3rd Place
Ibrahim A. - 1st Place
Aishi R. - 2nd Place
Nitish M. and Pranav M. - 3rd Place
Ritvik G. - 1st Place
Nicholas R. - 2nd Place
(Special thanks to Leo M. for performing with Nicholas)
To our host Mr. Fenner, judges Mrs. McConathy,Ms. Kennedy, Ms Rahman, Ms. Edens and Mrs. Butsch thank you so much. To Mrs. Van Ravenstein, thank you for your assistance in tallying the scores and helping in set-up and clean up.
To Mr. Togan for setting up the microphones and sounds system, thank you. To all administrators who came like Mr. Pine and staff who stayed to watch, your presence was greatly appreciated. To 4th and 5th grade parents who attended, thank you for coming and for all your support.
|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.
Congratulations to our Tiger Cheer Team on capping off their perfect season with a national victory!
Mrs. Berkowitz’s squad took home the title in each of their five competitions this year and competed this weekend to become their division’s NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to Nivia B., Amanda L., Kayla V., Hannah M., Brooklyn N., Yasamin R., Melanie C., Riley H., Elizabeth B., Amber O., Nathalie V., Amelia S., and Clare M.!
|2014-2015 School Calendar|
The new school calendar is available - click here to download a copy.
|Congratulations to our 2013-3014 science fair winners|
Congratulations middle school students and Science Fair winners. We are very proud of all of their hard work, time, and dedication they have put into their projects.
|Basketball Team Success|
Congratulations to our HSE Lady Tigers!!! STATE RUNNER-UP 2013-2014
Our girls had a wonderful season!!!
What an accomplishment -They are a three time regional champion and two time state runner-up !!!!
|Basketball Girls Team Success|
HSE - girls defeated Northwest Prep. Academy in the semi-final round and in the final match they defeated Harmony - Endeavor to qualify for the TCSAAL State Tournament.
|HSE School Report Card |
You may see the Harmony School of Excellence school report card for 2012-2013 school year in following link. read more . . .
|HSE Robotics Success at Lone Star FLL Championship|
Our Robotics Team had a higher level competition at the Merrell Center in Katy and had a great success.
The teams got
3rd Place Award for Robot Design and
3rd Place Award for Gracious Professionalism.
Special thanks to our mentors and supportive parents.
Congratulations HSE Robotics Team.
Please visit our website here.
|AMC 8 Success|
Harmony School of Excellence continue to carry succees at AMC 8 contest.
Brandon B. got perfect score and Distinguished Honor Roll.
Shujah A. got Distinguished Honor Roll.
Arshaan A.got Distinguished Honor Roll.
Anand I.got Distinguished Honor Roll.
Warren V. got Honor Roll
Anthony N. got Honor Roll
Samaran G. got Honor Roll
Saleh A. got Honor Roll
Vishwath G. got Distinguished Honor Roll
Harmony School of Excellence got Honor Roll between 226 Schools.
Keep up the good work.
The AMC 8 is a 25 questions, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The contest is held in November every year. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes. High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.
This is a video of the second annual College Acceptance Day PEP Rally held on May 3rd, 2013 by Harmony Public Schools (HPS) at Rice University in Houston Texas. More than 4,000 middle school and high school students from 15 Houston-area HPS campuses attended this exciting event to celebrate our 150 Graduating Seniors as they announced publically for the first time what College they would be attending in the Fall of 2013. 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.
|HSE Robotics Success|
Our Robotics Team had a challenging competition at Katy Cinco Ranch Junior High School and had an awesome success.
They took 1st, 3rd, and 16th place on robot missions challenge.
The teams got
1st Place Robot Design Award,
2nd Place Robot Design Award,
1st Place Project Award,
1st Place Robot Performance Award.
They are qualified to advance to the 2013 Lone Star FLL Championship Tournament.
We have that success thanks to our mentors and supportive parents.
Congratulations HSE Robotics Team.
Please visit our website here.
|Highly Qualified (HQ) Teachers Summary Report|
Please review our campus highly qualified teachers summary report for 2013-2014 school year read more . . .
|Math Counts Success|
The HSE Math counts team did a fantastic job on November 23th at Houston Baptist University Math counts competition. There were 18 best schools around Houston in the competition. But HSE was the best among them.
The HSE Math Counts Team A received 1st place.
(Anand, Brandon, Shujah, Arshaan)
The HSE Math Counts Team B received 9th place.
(Anthony, Sueda, vishwath, Saleh)
- Anand I. got 1st place among 7th grades.
- Brandon B. got 2nd place among 8th grades.
- Shujah A. got 3rd place among 8th grades.
- Arshaan A. got 6th place among 8th grades.
- Anthony N. got 7th place among 8th grades.
- Vishwath G. got 3rd place among 6th grades.
- Saleh A. got 5th place among 6th grades.
We are so proud of their success.
|HSE Glee Club celebrating Veteran’s Day|
The HSE Glee Club brought joy to the residents of Legend Oaks Assisted Living Facility on Veterans Day by singing “My America “ and the “Star Spangled Banner”. It was a totally enriching experience for the students, being able to use their talents in a productive way and interacting with the senior residents. The grannies had stories to tell while enjoying the cookie cakes that the Glee club served them. The Glee Club spent more time than planned and ended up singing more songs like those they performed at the recent Middle School talent show. Everybody had a great time and looking forward to more outreach opportunities.
We are happy to inform you about the new online program HSE-Houston will be using as a supplement for the daily instruction for Grades 3-8: i-Ready.
The website address is www.cainc.i-ready.com. For Parent Guide and Parent letter click below.
Parent Guide- i-ready
Parent Guide i-ready Spanish
|NJHS Nursing Home Visit|
Harmony School of Excellence NJHS partnered with Lone Star College Occupational Therapist at Legend Oaks Nursing Home on October 30th to spread some Fall cheer. The students had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with the residents decorating pumpkins, sharing stories and cupcakes. This years theme was Picasso Pumpkins and is an Annual tradition with Harmony School of Excellence.
|Speech and Debate |
The HSE Speech and Debate team competed at a middle school tournamentat Katy Taylor High School on Saturday, October 19. Over 20 students represented HSE.
The following students placed in the final rounds:
C. Jonalagadda (3rd in LD debate, 1st in oratory), D. Ghosh (1st in extemporaneous speaking) and D. Hernandez (5th in extemporaneous speaking.) Congratulations! Our next tournament is scheduled on November 9 at Klein High School.
October 28 2013 Saturday, 35 schools around Texas attend Mathcounts competition in San Antonio at AT&T center. The HSE Mathcounts Team attended with 10 students. Our students showed great performance and got 2nd place as a team. Also our team got the first place in team round. HSE MathCounts Legend continues.
The Mathcounts program is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in every U.S. state and territory. The competition is divided into four stages: school, chapter, state, and national. In general, the problems become harder as one progresses towards nationals. High-ranking students and teams from each chapter competition progress to the state-level competition. At the chapter-level all students are eligible to advance based on their individual score, but members of a team are also eligible to advance based on their team score. The exact number of qualifiers varies from chapter to chapter. At the state level, the top four individuals, which, from state to state, varies between using solely the written results or including the Countdown round results, progress to nationals as a single team representing the state. When a school wins the best team award, the coach of that school is named the coach of the state team. As a result, a state team is typically made up of students from different schools.
On Saturday, 25 teams came to Harmony School of Excellence in north Houston for TQBA’s third annual Bayou City event. Houston ISD’s T.H. Rogers Middle School and Katy ISD’s Taylor High School each posted perfect 9-0 records and emerged victorious in their respective divisions. Full stats for the event are available.
In the middle school division, T.H. Rogers’ Blue team was led by 8th grader Grim Brinson, the tournament’s second leading scorer. Their preliminary round results included a thrilling 295-285 victory over leading scorer William Golden and the host school’s A team. The two teams would meet again in the playoff final and again Rogers would outscore the home team.
|AR Program on a ROLL|
Accelerated Reader, or AR, program is a school-wide curriculum that allows middle school students to read and receive school credit for the novels of their choice.
Students take the MAP Reading test, which aids teachers in determining their reading comprehension ability and vocabulary levels. The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), a range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or lack of motivation, is calculated from their score. Students then have the ability to choose any AR book of their choice that falls within this range to read.
AR novels can be found everywhere – in the classrooms, in the libraries, and in the stores. A novel is an AR novel if an AR test has been written about it. Please see http://www.arbookfind.com.
Once students finish reading a novel, they will take an AR test to determine how well they have understood it.
Parents can follow their students’ progress at home through AR Home Connect. A link to it can be found on our school’s webpage
The following students competed in the Houston Middle School Quiz Bowl tournament on Saturday. Our school qualified to compete in the National Quiz Bowl to be held in Atlanta in May. Congratulations to William G. For scoring the highest points in the competition. You can track your child's performance here. Way to go! Thank you Ms. Crayton, and Mr. and Mrs. Golden.
|2013 District Accountability Summary Report |
You may find 2013 Texas Educational Agency Accountability Summary Report for our district. read more . . .
|HSE-Houston 2013 Accountability Summary|
You may find 2013 Texas Educational Agency Accountability Summary Report for our campus. read more . . .
|Harmony collaborates with ALEKS|
Harmony students at grades 6-12 will be enrolled in ALEKS, an online mathematics program. ALEKS uses artificial intelligence and adaptive questioning to assess a student’s knowledge in math and deliver individualized instruction based on what the student is most ready to learn. Students can use ALEKS at home, school, or anywhere with a computer and Internet connection.
ALEKS is a Research-Based Online Math Program:
In addition to making math a more exciting and enriching experience, ALEKS allows students to work at their own pace by providing a highly-personalized learning path specific to each student’s academic level. This personalized instruction builds tremendous learning momentum, helping students achieve success and confidence in their math abilities.
For more information about ALEKS, please visit www.aleks.com
- Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Individual Student Knowledge
- Open-Response Environment Avoids Multiple-Choice Questions
- Automated Reporting Monitors Student Progress Toward State and Common Core Standards
- Fully Bilingual – English and Spanish
- Unlimited Online Access – Chromebook Compatible
- QuickTables – Math Fact Mastery Program for Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction
|Harmony implements NWEA MAP Assessments|
Harmony students at grades K-12 will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) beginning 2013-14 school year. We give students MAP tests to determine students’ instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, and Science. Students will take the tests on a computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for student’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.
We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.
For more information, please visit www.nwea.org
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...