CHECK MATE! Mr. Cropper and the HSE teams swept the competition and won 1st place in both the Beginner and Experienced divisions at the HSE Invitational Chess Tournament!
Over 70 students participated and HSE students also ran away with individual championships. In the Experienced division, Unsh R, 8th grade, and Nathan C, 3rd grade, tied for first place. In the Beginner category, Dmitri L, 3rd grade, won 1st overall and Sasha L., 2nd grade, won 2nd.
What an amazing accomplishment for our first tournament! CONGRATULATIONS!
Dear HSE Community,
Happy Holidays! As we come to the end of another highly successful year and semester, I wanted to personally to thank you for all your support. When I first arrived on campus seven months ago, I was thinking how much I love being at HSE. Now, I can confirm that I have one of the best jobs in the world.
Walt Disney once said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” This is certainly the case as a principal. The reality is that the learning experiences and projects that have taken place this semester could not have happened without a great deal of commitment and support from the staff, parents, and students.
I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating, and doing everything you could to support our students—both at home and at school. Special thanks goes to our PTO who, as always, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school experience. We can`t be the #1 without you guys.
In some very exciting news, we are working behind the scenes on a very big project, “The HSE S.T.E.A.M. Lab” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). This new addition will contain a makerspace-like classroom to support collaborative ingenuity for all of our students. STEAMLab is only the temporary name. In the spirit of creativity, we will give students and staff the opportunity to submit and vote on the permanent name. More details coming soon!
Be sure to keep an eye on our social media outlets for all of these announcements and more. Facebook (facebook.com/hsehouston), Twitter (hpsexcellence), and the Tiger Tribune sent to your emails every week.
One of the highlights of the holiday season is the extra time we have to spend time with our loved ones and celebrate the meaning of family and friends. I wish all of you a peaceful holiday, not only now but throughout the year.
See y`all on January 8th.
Principal , Harmony School of Excellence
Students from K-8th grade are invited to compete in the HSE Twist ‘n’ Turn Speed Cube Competition on Friday, February 22nd.
K-5 Jr. Division | 6th-8th Sr. Division
All participants will receive a free speed cube with their registration and agreement form.
HSE will be issuing numbered hanging car tags to replace the windshield stickers currently used at dismissal. The car tags are easier to transfer from car to car and the larger print makes the numbers easier to read. Tags will be neon yellow this year and will change color every year.
We will begin issuing car tags on September 5th
Receiving Car Tags:
- Car tags will be sent home with students who already have a number assigned to them from previous years
- Each student will get 2 copies of the new car tag; extras will be made by request
- For students who are NEW to HSE, parents will need to come to the front office and show ID to receive their number*
* Parent/Guardian must present ID and be listed in Skyward to verify they are legally able to pick up the child
- There will also be an opportunity to receive your car tags during Info Nights
Displaying Car Tags:
- Car tags must be displayed in the window, whether it’s hung from rear view mirror or on the dashboard, in order to have the student released to the parent
- Stickers need to be discarded if they do not match the number on the tag
- If the parent shares their car tag and number with anyone, they assume the responsibility for their child’s safety
- Official implementation starts on September 10th – if you do not have your car tag you will need to park and claim your tag.
It’s time to register your students for after school clubs! Clubs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and begin on September 4th. Payments are due September 7th.
Click here for a description of the clubs: https://hsehouston.harmonytx.org/clubs/ (note: SchoolBuddy is not online, families must register using the link below).
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th-8th graders: Join the HSE Cross Country team in their 2nd year of competition. Last year, two of our runners qualified for the TCSAAL state championships and three qualified for the USATF National Championships.
We are looking forward to an even faster year! Practices are held before school at the HSE field on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with optional weekend long runs.
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September 10, 2018
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YOU’RE INVITED TO ATTEND
Harmony School of Excellence – Houston
Campus Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Meeting
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact.
I. Review CIP goals and budget
II. Title I Information presentation
III. Review, revise, and execute initial PI Policy and School-Parent Compact
IV. Comments, Q&A
Usted está invitado a venir a
Harmony School of Excellence – Houston a
La reunión de participación de los padres para Title I, Part A
Jueves, 30 de Agosto, 2018
En la biblioteca de HSE
El Objectivo: Revisar, modificar, y ejecutar la politica de participación de los padres y el pacto de la escuela y los padres.
I. Revisar los objectivos y el presupuesto del CIP.
II. La presentación información de Title I.
III. Revisar, modificar, y ejecutar la politica de participación de los padres y el pacto de la escuela y los padres.
IV. Observaciónes y preguntas.
When: Aug 29th and Aug 31st
Where: HSE Gym
Time: 3:30- 6:00pm BOTH DAYS
What to Bring: Water, Basketball shorts, shoes.
Who to contact for questions: email@example.com.
Come on out and showcase your Mad Skills!!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Dismissal Update: K-2nd grade will be picked up under the back awning this year. 3rd and 4th grade will sit in the Commons and be picked up by the front door. 5th-8th students will be picked up at the North door.
A physical form MUST be on file before tryouts.
If you need a physical form or if you have any questions, email Coach McCoy at email@example.com or visit him in room 130.
Supply lists for each grade-level kit were created by teachers to meet the needs in their classrooms. .
To find your classroom supply list:
- Visit https://www.schooltoolbox.com/
- Click on Customize Contents under the correct grade.
- This will give you an itemized list you can use.
Friday, August 17th – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Meet the Teacher
Wednesday, August 22nd – First Day of School
Wednesday, August 22nd – 8:00 a.m. – Boo Hoo Breakfast for families of kindergarten students
Thursday, August 30th – 4:00 p.m. – Campus Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Meeting. All parents are invited. Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact.
Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day – No School
Info Nights – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Meet your student’s teachers and learn about your student’s curriculum, classroom expectations, software, STAAR and MAP test information, Skyward, and more.
Wednesday, September 5th – Kindergarten
Thursday, September 6th – 1st and 2nd grade
Tuesday, September 11th – 3rd and 4th grade
Wednesday, September 12th – 5th and 6th grade
Thursday, September 13th – 7th and 8th grade
Friday, September 7th – First Spirit Shop of the year. Spirit Shop will be held every Friday during both lunches to help raise money for different clubs and teams at HSE. They sell toys, Tiger spirit items, and fun foods ranging from 25¢ – $5.
Monday, September 10th – School pictures – uniform dress only
Monday, September 10th – First Cheer Candy Sale of the year. The cheer team sells yummy candy treats on the patio every Monday after school to help fundraise for their competitions. Candy ranges in price from 25¢ – $2.
Thursday, September 20th @ 1:00 p.m. – Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher conferences (by invitation only)
Tuesday, September 25th @ 8:00 a.m.– Homeroom parent informational meeting
Be sure your contact information listed in Skyward is updated and correct. This is the only way we are able to get in touch with you. Going forward, families will receive Wednesday mail by email which gives weekly HSE news and upcoming events. Inform your child’s teacher if you need a paper copy.
Congratulations to all of our participants and their mentor teachers, Mrs. Coto, Mrs. Farrar, and Mrs. Singh. And, thank you to their families for all of their support.
1st place Physics, Chemistry and Energy and Best of Fair – Sohan K. and Cole B.
1st place Technology and Engineering – Archita S.
2nd place Earth and Environmental Science – Ava L.
2nd place Behavioral and Social Sciences – Lydia S. and Lyndsay S.
3rd place Behavioral and Social Sciences – Krisha K.
4th place Behavioral and Social Sciences – Scholar A.
4th place Physics, Chemistry and Energy – Jaden P., Mattin R.
4th place Technology and Engineering – Rafay S.
4th place Health and Medicine – Gulizar S., and Sena U.
HSE teachers are offering students the opportunity to continue their learning in the summer in a new and exciting way. If you are interested in our Summer Learning Challenge please complete the attached registration form and return to Ms. Brewington in rm. 111 by May 18th. Spaces are limited, so act fast.* Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.