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Chromebook Study

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!

Our elementary students did an amazing job at GEAR Robotics Competition that was held at Texas Tech University. Thanks to all students, coaches and mentors. HSA - Lubbock appreciates their effort. GO TIGERS!
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Tuesday, March 25th, HSA Lubbock 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.
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HSA - Lubbock is thrilled to announce that our seniors got accepted to the most prestigeous colleges of Texas. Harmony is proud of you, and it must be a very proud moment for you as well. Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion. Hard work isn't over when you graduated. It's just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life. Good luck and congratulations!

See The Acceptance List Here

Lunch Balance

Please check your child's lunch account balance using the online parent login. Once you login click "others" for funding status, or visit the school front office and pay in full by the beginning of the II semester.

We have several negative balances at this time, be advised that starting the second semester all students that have outstanding balances will not be able to receive the regular breakfast or lunch meal - not even any kind of drink.

You can help our school by making sure your child's lunch account has enough funds at all times. Thank you so much for your understanding and for your support.

Harmony participated in MATHCOUNTS South Plains chapter competition last Saturday. Troy L. (8th grade) got 2nd place in entire competition and 1st place in the Countdown round. Troy L. advanced to the Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition to be held in Austin on March 22nd at Hilton. Harmony congratulates Troy and his teachers for this success!

HSA-Lubbock students participated the 2013-2014 South Plains Math and Science Competition last Saturday and achieved a great success! Harmony congratulates the students and their coaches/teachers.

Harmony science Academy hosted its second annual stem festival where students presented many experiments and demonstrations that they have been working on in their classes. Guest speakers from South Plains College school of engineering also spoke about careers in Stem related fields and the work that the students are doing now that will help them to get there.

Harmony Science Academy-Lubbock is implementing i-Ready for students 3-8 grades. i-Ready offers an adaptive diagnostic, and both teacher-led and individualized online instruction for a complete blended learning solution. It's all you need to drive student success in reading and math for grades K–12.

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i-Ready Parent Guide -English

i-Ready Parent Guide -Spanish

On January the 18th the Harmony Science Academy FTC Team, Wing It, participated at the local FTC Tournament at the Frenship High School. The team performed very well accomplishing 95% of all mission available at the field. The team placed in the top ten out of twenty schools, showing a strong leap since the year before. The team made great strides, and the students are looking forward to next year's competition. We hope to have more teams in the competition next year.

HSA LUBBOCK is committed to provide free after school tutorial classes to ensure that all students will have the skills necessary to be successful on the STAAR tests coming up in the Spring of 2014. Students who need extra support for their State Assessments (STAAR) preparations are given Individual Tutorial Notification Letters with tutoring subjects and days. Tutorials will start from January 28th,2014,. Attendance is mandatory.

TEA Accountability Summary 2012-13

TEA has determined the accountability report card for HSA-Lubbock campus. read more . . .

Dear Students,
All cellular phones must be turned off and kept in the locker during school days and while in school building. The school will not be responsilbe for damage to, loss or theft of any cellular phones or electronic devices a student brings to school. Students may not have phones in their pockets or belongings, such as binders and pencil bags etc.
Student Handbook, pages 19 - 20

Harmony students at grades 6-12 will be enrolled in ALEKS(Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces).ALEKS is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.

ALEKS also provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction, 24/7, from virtually any Web-based computer for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor.
For more information please visit www.aleks.com

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

Dear Parents,
Our School has started to use ROCKET MATH in grades 1-5 to fully address their math fact learning needs.
This is a paper based memorization tool that gives a one minute test to the students every day until they master all the facts about the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Teachers send these tests home for you and your child to practice together. Please take your time to practice with your child. Researches say there is a great correlation between knowing the math facts and being successful at Algebra. Your support is appreciated.

Here is the Chromebook Discipline Guide: read more . . .

Harmony School of Excellence - DC

Harmony aims to replicate successful STEM education model in Washington, D.C.

Texas' largest charter school operator applies for first charter outside of state read more . . .

Child Find

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...

HSA Database


 April 22, Tuesday
STAAR State Testing - GR 3,4,6,7 Math ; GR 8 SS
 April 23, Wednesday
STAAR State Testing - GR 3,4,6,7 Reading ; GR 5 & 8 Science
 May 26, Monday
Inclement Weather Holiday (no classes)

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