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K-8 Summer Reading List
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 -- for middle school at least FOUR and engage the texts through pieces of writing at least TWO.
Summer writing assignments will be collected by students’ ELA teachers after the start of the new school year.
See the link below for summer reading assignments (for all K-8) of suggested texts and choices for readers’ responses.
If you have questions, contact your English/Language Arts teacher.
HSE Mathletes Score with National Noetic Competition
On April 16th, 42 students from HSE, led by Claudette Van Ravenstein, competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest, a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of this competition is to encourage students' interest in math, develop their problem solving skills, and inspire them to excel in math. More than 24,000 students representing 1,761 teams across the country took part in this spring’s contest. More information can be found at: http://www.noetic-learning.com/mathcontest
Team Winners (top performer per grade)
Grade 2: Craig G.
Grade 3: Chirag M. & Smruthi G.
Grade 4: Connor G.
Grade 5: Ramya I.
Grade 6: Doby L.
National Honor Roll (this title is awarded to approximately the top 10% of participants)
Grade 2: Craig G.
Grade 3: Jayson R., Reena P., Chirag M., Smruthi G., Afifah J.
Grade 4: Connor G., Jay R., Zoya A.
Grade 5: Alessa E., Ramya I.
Grade 6: Doby L.
National Honorable Mention (this title is awarded to approximately the top 50% of mathletes)
Grade 2: Inaaya M., Sania G., Zia F., Sparsh K., Gurshaan T., Ishan, J., Daniel G.
Grade 3: Archita S., Anthony W., Eesha N.
Grade 4: Ava L., Mirthun M., Adhira S., Scholar A., Leila M., Aislin F.
Grade 5: Mihika P., Farhan A.
Grade 6: Nitish M.
Congratulations to all the winners! The contest results demonstrate our students’ great problem solving skills and math talents. They also show that our students can rise to the occasion and can meet the challenge. Medals and certificates will be handed out during the GT Showcase on May 21st.
HSE Featured on KHOU Channel 11 Report
KHOU aired a great piece yesterday evening covering the performance of Texas charter schools - noting that Harmony Schools are consistently top performers.
Shern-Min Chow visited with many of our students and teachers to get insight on how we continue to show such great success in our classrooms.
Congratulations to our staff, teachers, and students for making HSE such an incredible school!
HSE Chess Team has all the Right Moves
On Saturday, May 2nd, the HSE Chess Team won first and second place in the Harmony Innovation Chess Tournament.
Doby L. 6th grade Richard B. 8th grade Ray B. 8th grade Avi B., 5th grade Anand I., 8th grade Ramya, I., 5th grade Pranav M., 6th grade
Thanks to the amazing Coach Mr Lanete and congratulations to our amazing students!
QuizBowl Team Shines at State Championships
On Saturday 4/25/15, two Harmony School of Excellence - Houston teams competed at the Texas Quiz Bowl State Competition in Dallas, TX.
One team consisting of Connor G., Samuel L., Farhan A., and Adi D. competed in the elementary division, while the other team with Rajjat J., Vishwath G., William G,. and Smaran G. competed in the middle school division. Both teams placed second after intense final rounds.
Congratulations to all students for their hard work!
A big thank you to all parents for coming out and supporting the teams!
Anand I. Surges Ahead to USA Junior Math Olympiad
HSE Mathcounts Club student, Anand I.(8B), qualified to take the 6th annual USA Junior Math Olympiad (USAJMO).
He is one of only three middle-school students from Houston qualified to participate in this prestigious competition, which is awarded by invitation only from the Mathematical Association of America.
The USAJMO is a six question, two day, nine-hour essay/proof examination given on two consecutive days in late April.
Our best wishes to Anand for the Olympiad!
Debate Teams Victorious on Road to Nationals
Three public forum teams competed at the Oak Ridge speech and debate tournament on Saturday in Conroe, TX. Amelia S.(8B) and Melanie C.(8B) placed 1st, beating 40 teams!
Norma F.(8B) and Shravya S.(8B) advanced to the octos rounds, placing 12th overall. These teams, along with Anagha A.(8B) and Jade N.(8B), will compete at the National Speech and Debate tournament in Dallas this summer.
Congratulations and good luck at Nationals!
Glee Club Invited to Perform at Commerce Luncheon
Yesterday, the HSE Glee Club performed at the the Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to spotlight and celebrate students’ achievements and the direction of education in the coming years.
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Foundation along with scholarship sponsors Lone Star College-University Park, Entelrgy, and Dignity Memorial has awarded more than $168,000 in scholarships to area students since 1998.
What an honor to be selected as the entertainment for this amazing and uplifiting event!
Dynamo Rico Clark to Teach HSE About Positive Passes
Wear your Houston Dynamo or Houston Dash shirts (with uniform pants) on Wednesday, April 8th!
HSE is so excited to be hosting Ricardo Clark, midfielder for the Houston Dynamo!
He will be presenting POSITIVE PASSES, Rico's organization that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring kids through the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Science Olympiad Team Had All the Solutions
This weekend, the HSE Science Olympiad Team competed in the UT Austin Regional Science Olympiads. Our HSE Pandas did a great job against 19 teams from all over Texas.
Congratulations to everyone who competed!
The team would like to thank their valuable parents (Mrs. Chestnut, Mrs. McClay, Mr. Kureti, Mrs. Baba, Mrs. Chapman). Also, special thanks go to Mrs. Vo, Mr. Balci, Mr. Ercik and Mr. Ersoy as well as our great Admin Team, Mr. Sazci, Mrs. Knight and especially Mr. Pine :) for their endless support.
Individual Award Winners Emma C. & Aviva D.—3rd Place—Triple E Tyler T. & Clare M.—2nd Place—Texas Wildflowers Sahana B. & Monica V.—4th Place—Can’t Judge a Powder Divya A. & Pavan K.—3rd Place—We Have Got Your Number Shonik G. & Sahana B.—5th Place—We Have Got Your Number Sahana B., Morgan N. & Aviva D.—4th Place—Experimental Design Andrea P. & Mary V.—3rd Place—Mystery Architecture Emma C. & Aviva D.—4th Place—Mystery Architecture Emma C. & Gian B.—4th Place—Bridge Building Mavi S. & Julian K.—5th Place—Green Generation Britney D., Mary V., & Erum K.—5th Place—Picture This Tyler T. & Shonik G.—4th Place—Simple Machines Clare M. & Tyler T.—4th Place—Write it Do it
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 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.
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.
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!
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