|Harmony to Represent Texas on the World Stage |
MoHawk Warriors, the robotics team from Harmony School of Advancement, was ranked #1 at the Texas State Championship held in San Jacinto College on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The MoHawk Warriors will represent the state of Texas at the FTC Robotics World Championship in St. Louis on April 25-28, 2012 where they will compete against the top teams from all around the world.
To date, Harmony boasts six different Championship Awards: three Finalist Awards (each won by a different student), one Connect Award, two Motivate Awards, and one Innovate Award. Congratulations for the well-deserved victory.
More information can be obtained on the USFIRST and World Championship websites.
|Acceptances from Harvard, MIT, and Others |
Harmony School of Advancement student Ding Z. has been accepted to Harvard University. This year, Harvard accepted only 3% of 36,000 applicants.
Ding Z. and Leon L. were both accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Leelund S. was accepted to University of Chicago. Congratulations!
Please check Harmony School of Advancement website for more acceptances from colleges all over the United States.
|Harmony Public Schools Received BBB Rating Again|
According to a recent report, Harmony Public Schools received a BBB rating again by Standard & Poor's, who also stated that the outlook of the Harmony Public Schools is stable. A BBB rating is the highest possible rating a charter school operator can receive.
Read more here and click here to for the full report.
|Alliance Brought Success at the Robotics Competition|
Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth and Harmony Science Academy Waco FRC (First Robotics Challenge) teams 2948 Prototype and 2950 Devastators have earned the "Regional Finalist" (2nd place) award at the Dallas East Regional event as part of the US First Robotics Challenge on March 30 - 31, 2012. Throughout the tournament, they only lost one game. Their success in this competition is unique among Harmony Schools as it was the first time that two Harmony teams joined their forces to get to the finals. Hopefully they will both qualify for the championship next year.
|College Acceptance Day Pep Rally|
Harmony Public School senior students are ready to announce their colleges! Bring your Harmony spirit and show how proud we are of our graduating seniors. Join 3,000 Harmony students in the celebration on May 4, 2012 at George R. Brown Convention Center.
|Harmony El Paso Qualified for the Regional Competition|
On March 24, 2012 Harmony Science Academy El Paso UIL (University Interscholastic League) teams competed in the District I, Region I UIL Academics. Several Harmony students advanced through to the Regional Competition at Levelland, Texas, that will be held on April 20, 2012.
Harmony students got first place team and individual awards in Literacy Criticism, Current Issues, Computer Science, and Social Studies; and second place team and individual awards in Math, Spelling and Vocabulary, and Science. We wish them good luck in the Regional Competition.
Please click here for more details.
|Two Qualifications from Harmony for the Spelling Bee|
Two Harmony students were qualified for 2012 Houston PBS Spelling Bee competition that was televised live from the Houston PBS/Channel 8 Studios. The top 55 spellers from 1,040 schools in 42 counties, from East Texas to Austin, competed at the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting at the University of Houston, Main Campus forthe opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation's long-standing educational promotion since 1925.
Harmony was represented by two spellers this year: Dilpreet, 6th grader from Harmony Science Academy Beaumont and Harinandan, 7th grader from Harmony School of Innovation. Congratulations to both students for being two of the 55 contestants in this highly competitive event and representing the Harmony family in the best way.
| rExxon Mobil Texas State Science Fair Results|
Harmony students were able to receive the top prizes at Exxon Mobil Texas State Science Fair held in San Antonio on April 1, 2012.
Anshu, from Harmony School of Innovation-Dallas, won the first place in Chemistry category.
Pauland Gabriela, from Harmony Science Academy San Antonio, earned second place in Senior Division Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and Junior Division Environmental Sciences/Analysis respectively.
|College Fair HSA North Austin|
On April 13, 2012, Harmony Science Academy North Austin will be transformed into a whirlwind of college pennants, hats and colors. Colleges from all over Texas will be in North Austin's gym to answer students' questions and show them what programs are offered at their schools. Be sure to join us from 12:45 to 3:45 for this year's college fair.
|Job Fair at Houston, Austin and San Antonio Clusters|
Do you have a passion for teaching? Harmony Public Schools are adding new campuses each year and one of the most successful charter school systems in the nation is looking for teachers.
Houston, Austin and San Antonio clusters will hold job fairs for prospective teachers.
Please click this link for the dates, locations, and required application materials.
|Laurenwood Nursing Home Visit |
On Saturday, February 25, 2012 several students and two parent volunteers from Harmony School of Nature brought good will and company to the residents of Laurenwood Nursing Home in Duncanville. Harmony students distributed snacks to residents in the facility's cafeteria. Following lunch, students in small groups "made the rounds," visiting the residents in their rooms - talking, listening, sharing stories, and reading aloud to them. Many thanks to the student council for sponsoring this outstanding event
|Parents Play the Odds in Harmony Charter School Lottery |
Students and parents played the odds March 28, 2012 during a lottery for admissions to one of five Harmony Charter Schools in Central Texas. According to the Texas Charter School Association, there were 4,300 applicants vying for 850 open spots.
For many parents the appeal is smaller class sizes and more demanding academic schedule. Harmony schools average about 350 students per campus.
|More College Acceptance News|
Check out more college acceptances from Harmony schools.
Harmony Science Academy North Austin list its acceptances in a fancy slide show!
|Time is Ticking for the Video Contest!|
Harmony Public Schools would like to invite you to participate in 2012 Video Contest. The contest encourages you to reveal your untapped creative potential, as well as the use of social networking within the Harmony community and across the 36 Harmony campuses.
Please refer to the four-page information booklet to find out more about competition details, including terms and conditions, prizes and award ceremony.
For inquiries please see: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Like us on our Revamped Facebook Page |
We now have a brand-new Facebook page where you can find the latest news about Harmony Public Schools. We reached the one thousand mark in just a few weeks!
Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest accomplishments and recognitions at various Harmony schools.
Click here for our new Facebook page.
|Faces of Harmony: Teofilo Martinez|
We interviewed Teofilo Martinez, Assistant Principal and Athletic Coordinator at Harmony School of Advancement. Keep reading to see the full interview.
How and when did your Harmony experience start? What positions have you held so far?
I started 6 years ago at Harmony School of Excellence in 2005-2006 School Year. I was one of the original teachers during the first year of operation with HSE. It was the best year as far as being in the education field. I have been trying to duplicate it since. There have been other years that have come close like this year. But hands down, the first year with HSE has been the best year so far. I have worked so far as a PE teacher, Health teacher, Character Ed teacher (part time), after school coordinator, PE department chair, North Cluster PE/Athletic department chair, basketball coach (boys and girls, middle school and high school), administrator, and athletic coordinator.
Please read the rest of the article here.
|Video of the Month|
Rate HSA Houston Students!
At HSA Houston High School, students who are engaging in STEM activities also build their websites and make movies of their projects/demos/experiments. Please help us by rating their work! Click each link to rate a different category.
SCIENCE MOVIE, CHEMISTRY WEBSITE and PHYSICS WEBSITE.
Also, click here to see how the engagement process works.
|Brain Teaser |
of the Month
Each month we ask a brain teaser in our newsletter and the first three respondents with the correct answer will win a small prize.
The Answer to the last issue:
We received some complicated solutions to last month's question, but the answer was simple: a mother, a blind child who holds his/her mother's hand, a child on his/her mother's lap and the baby in his/her mother's womb.
February-March Winners: T. Carter, R. Geyik, D. Nori (Congratulations)
This Month's Question
White to mate in two moves!
Send your answers to