Volume 004 | March 2018 
  • Harmony Creating Leaders
El Paso - Odessa - Lubbock
Harmony Public Schools is the largest charter school system in Texas; With 54 STEM focused campuses we are also the largest national STEM system!
The EL PASO -ODESSA -LUBBOCK District Welcome you to our second issue!
Message from our Superintendent

We are happy to report an increase in student applications over last year and want to thank you for your strong referrals. Did you know that over 60% of all our applications came in because you referred students to us? So if your a parent, staff member or student keep them coming and a big THANK YOU!

I want to assure all of you that security is our number one priority and we are taking every step we can to ensure our students and staffs safety. As a Harmony parent I take this role very personally and want to let you know of some of the changes that we have implemented. New security features are being implemented in our schools, we now have full time security officers at all our schools all day to help promote a safe learning environment where our students and staff can focus on education. I encourage you to introduce yourselves to our security guards as they protect our most valuable assets, our students.
Best Regards, Mr. Kaya

Special thanks to KVIA ABC 7 for this news report !

See what our news are saying of our Sea Perch Competition. Great job to all who participated in this event. Special thanks to our US Navy. Click on the picture to see the news story

HSI Corner of Information

HSI takes a full sweep at SeaPerch!
Congratulations to all our El Paso HPS students who competed in our First Sea Perch Competition hosted in El Paso. Congratulation to HSI-El Paso for winning all three places. Go Tigers! click here to see all the winners names!

Honorable Judge Donald L Williams talking to our 7th and 8th grade students during Black History month.
click here to see more pictures

HSI-El Paso will be organizing a Parent Academy on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

This Parent Academy is for you, our parents, to come and receive training in subjects like STAAR testing, anti-bullying, health insurance, finance, Harmony School System and much more! It is our goal that the Parent Academy will empower our parents with the skills and resources they need to strengthen their children's educational success. 

*We would like to ask your opinion about which topics you would like to see covered at the Parent Academy. Please complete the short survey by Wednesday, February 28, so we can have your input on planning the event. Take the survey HERE

STEM Festival
Stem Festival took place on February 10th from 11:00am- 2:00pm at our HSI Campus. Take a look at these amazing pictures of the festival (do not forget to tag yourself on the pics) and see what ABC and Univision had to say about our outstanding event!

Robotics Elementary team - got the FIRST place in
El Paso and was invited to Houston round that will be in April 18-21. Thank you to Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Goslee. Middle School team - They got the 2nd place Congratulations to MS. Marquez. High School Team - Our high school was one of the 8 teams who got qualified to Lubbock round that will be February 17th.Congrats to Coach Mr. Rivera. 

 This past weekend we had our annual Science Fair at our school. We want to thank our students, teachers, parents and judges who participated in this excellent event. Click on the picture to see more!

We had the HSI Family Movie Night! Our parents came to our Family Movie Night on Feb. 23, 2017 All students in Grades 5-8 were invite to see the Movie: Disney's Coco Showtime: We also had another Family movie night on 3/23/2018 with a Bugs Life! Parents and students brought their lounge chairs, blankets and spend some fun family time! Refreshments were sold and admission was free!
So are you coming to our next events?  

Have you liked our Facebook page?
Stay up to date on everything about your school!

The U.S. Navy and Harmony Public Schools teamed up to host the regional competition for SeaPerch.

We had teams from Odessa and Lubbock join us in El Paso for this regional underwater robotics competition. If you attended this exciting event please post it on your social media and tag us on the pictures! Special thanks go out to all our volunteers that came in on the first Saturday of Spring Brea k.
Where are your kids going to summer camp?

Do you want your child to learn more of STEM? We are hosting a TOTB camp during summer. Please join us and have STEM Fun with us.

This is a great opportunity to have your children learn more about STEM in a fun and exciting environment during the summer, take advantage of the early registration savings. Click on the picture on the left and see how much fun they can have!

HSA Corner of Information
See what the El Paso Times says about our Alumni Bryan Urrutia

Former El Paso Harmony Science Academy point guard Bryan Urrutia is making waves at Cochise Junior College in Sierra Vista, Arizona, 
The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder has been a steadying influence for the Apaches. 
The sophomore is averaging 12 points and eight assists per game for a program, which is traditionally one of the top junior colleges in the region and the state. 
San Antonio Science Olympiad Competition Results

We are really really proud of our Science Olympiad Competitors for such awesome and amazing performances. Great job Division B & C students and we have won (10) 1st places, (8) 2nd places, and (3) 3rd places by our students. We made it to the State Competition!
VEX Robotics team made it to the State Sem-finals!

We are also proud of our very own VEX Robotics Teams. Two teams competed in the State’s Semi-Finals. We are proud and honored to have reached this great accomplishment . Thanks a lot to those parents who helped and supported our teams at the competition. Special thanks to Coach Rodriguez, Mr. Gunes, Mr. Uluturk, Mr. Cimen, and Tugrul for supporting our teams.
Did you know we have sports?

Middle School Basketball Team won 3rd place from their league. Congratulations to all boys and their Coach Mr. Manuel Martinez.

We just started a Rugby team!

Get your kids in our sports if we create the demand we may be able to get more sports started!
Class of 2018 California Trip

Take a look at where our class of 2018 went on their California trip! They had fun in the sun in beautiful S. Cal

Turkish Speech Contest

We had a fantastic speech contest as HPS El Paso Cluster. Thank you to all that participated!

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HSA Odessa Corner of Information
Did you hear our commercials on the Radio ?

A Big THANK YOU Mix 97.9 for coming out to Harmony!!! Thank you to parents for running our information booth and a big thank you to all our parents that enrolled their students with us!
Thank you State Representative Brooks Landgraf for coming to speak to our students

Our State Senator once again showed his commitment to our youth, school and our community by speaking to our students about civic duty and helping inspire a new generation of students.
UTPB Regional Science Fair Winners!!

We would like to congratulate the following students for their achievement in Regional Science Fair at UTPB. 
1) DYLAN RODRIGUEZ- 1st Place in Earth an Environmental Science.
2) NISABELLA KARAIS- 1st Place in Robotics&Intelligent Machines.
Thank you for your hard work and representing our school at the science fair.
We are so proud of you!
Join us for our Book Fair April 2nd - 6th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

When was the last time you went to a book fair? Did you know that Children who are “well-read-to” (at least five times a week), when asked to tell a story, used more literary language than unread to children, and they used more sophisticated syntactic forms, longer phrases, and relative clauses. They were also better able to understand the oral and written language of others – an important foundation for the comprehension skills that will develop in the coming years. Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York: Harper Perennial.
Congratulations to our Robotics Team !
 Ours Robotics Team/RoboTigers compete at the VEX IQ Robotics competition in San Antonio. RoboTigers earned 3rd place and won Robot Design Award. They qualified to compete at North Texas VEX IQ Middle School Ringmaster Regional Championship and South Texas VEX IQ Championship in February and March
Kindergarten Graduation

We will have kindergarten graduation on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Parents you can pick up tickets at the Front office. 3 tickets per student.

HSI Lubbock Corner of Information
Ha rmony Science Academy Lubbock is fundraising
Harmony Science Academy is a public charter school serving in Lubbock since 2007 with 375 students in grades PreK thru 8th grade. Harmony has started a school garden project last year and completed the first phase of the project with outdoor grow beds and fruit trees. Now we want to work on the second phase of the school garden project which includes a commercial grade all season greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. Both the greenhouse and the outdoor classroom will be used not only for gardening but also for other subjects like science, engineering, math, art, etc

20/20 Reading Challenge

149 students at Harmony Science Academy participated in the 20/20 Reading Challenge. Students read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days in order to complete the challenge. As a reward, we had a private screening of the movie Paddington Bear 2. "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."

Learn more how you can actively participate in your school by reaching out to your teachers or our community out reach coordinator. An Active parent + an active student = great results!
Are you coming to our events?

Did you know we have everything from Bingo nights, Garden work day to Movie nights at our school? This is a great opportunity to be able to participate with your family in a safe and fun educational environment that will create life-long memories! Go to our Facebook page for more information and to stay up to date on all our activities
HSE Corner of Information
We participate in the Regional SeaPerch Competition

HSE was represented by 2 teams Stranger Waters: 6th grade and Submermemers: 5th grade. A special thanks to Ms. Payan for the massive commitment. Go Tigers!!!  #seaperch
We Celebrated Dr. Seuss week at HSE

We had a great celebration from Dr. Seuss week at HSE! Did you know the U.S. Border Patrol, KLAQ on air personalities and Clifford the Big Red Dog came to visit and read to our students? Click on the picture and go directly to our Facebook link and take a look at amazing pictures we took our our staff, VIPs and most important our students!
Did you know we had sports?
Yes we do!

We would like to congratulate our Soccer team for an amazing season! We strive and take great pride in our STEM learning module but also recognize the importance of sports and encourage a healthy lifestyle for our students. Ask us about how your kids can join our sports and if you are interested in starting a sport for our school reach out to us so we can talk about how we can partner with the community and you!
Do you know what LOTE is?

No, its not a spin off the elote in a cup or on the cob that we eat in our region. Language Other Than English is a rich multilingual contest that show cases our vast multilingual student body to compete in several phases. Take a look at one of our own students doing the opening Star Spangled Banner! Click on a pic to the direct link.
Want to work at Harmony Public Schools?

Harmony Public Schools will hold a job fair on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for the following positions;

K-3 Generalist
4-12 Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Spanish, German,
K-12 PE, Computer, ESL/Bilingual, SPED
Teacher Aide, Secretary
please attend our job fair for onsite interviews at:
9435 Betel Dr, El Paso, TX 79907 
Please apply online and come ready to have an onsite interview

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