We will be having parent/teacher conferences Thursday, October 4th from 4pm – 6pm

The ESL department is hosting a parent event and you are cordially invited on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to learn more about the ESL program and enjoy an afternoon with us. Snacks and other refreshments will be provided. The place is HSI- Garland and the time is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The month of September is the Nomination period for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program at Harmony Public Schools. Teachers, parents and others who know the student may nominate a student during this period.

 Please fill out and submit the attached forms to your campus GT coach, Mrs. Pack. You can also complete a form in the front office.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Pack at Apack@harmonytx.org

Nomination Period: September 1st – 30th, 2018

On Thursday, August 30th, we will have an Open House from 5:00 – 6:30. All parents are invited to come meet their student’s teachers. We will also have a parent meeting at 5:00 in the Library to discuss various federal programs offered at HSI. This meeting will be hosted by our new Federal Programs and Testing Coordinator, Lou Ann Carter.

 
Join the PTO today!  The money you donate helps us provide events throughout the school year for your children.  All you have to do is print the attached form, staple or paper clip the money to the form and have your student drop the form off in the PTO box inside the entrance to school.  You are not required to volunteer just donate to help the children.  If you are interested in volunteering please email the PTO at hsigarlandpto@gmail.com and we will get you the information that you need.
Join us for our PTO Meeting on September 13th at 6pm.
The meeting will be held at the school.

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

Chalkboard with an apple containing the text "Back to School".

Doors will open at 7:00 am

Class starts at 7:30 am

School ends at 2:45 pm

 

Harmony School of Innovation - Garland Logo

Dear Harmony Parents and Community,

Greetings! I am Dan Bell, your Principal at Harmony School of Innovation – Garland. On behalf of the staff at HSI-Garland, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! I have been in the education field since 2004 where I began my education career by teaching computer technology at OD Wyatt High School in Ft Worth. After completing my Principal Certification, I moved to Harmony Science Academy – Ft Worth as Dean of Students in 2009. I took a short break to consult in the energy industry before continuing my work at Harmony Science Academy-Waco and then finally here at Harmony School of Innovation-Garland. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four kids. My hobbies include woodworking, reading and spending time outdoors.

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

It is my goal for this year to improve the relationships between the staff and parents which will include better communication amongst us. I eagerly anticipate getting to know even more about Harmony School of Innovation’s community and learning about your vision and goals for our school. What is important to you about the school? What do you want to learn more about? What are we proud of? What do we want to work on?

I believe that collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.

I hope to have a wonderful school year for the 2018-2019 and I look forward to working with all of you!

Below is contact information for myself and my administration team. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Dan Bell

The Care Van will be at HSA Garland on Friday August 10th from 10-12 offering free immunizations for those who qualify!

Free Childhood Immunizations

Student supply list is now available. You are able to purchase the supply list through the front office or you can purchase it individually.

 

7TH GRADE SUPPLY LIST 2018-2019

8TH GRADE SUPPLY LIST 2018-2019

9TH to 12TH GRADE SUPPLY 2018-2019

 
Student Orientation will be on Friday, August 10th, and Saturday, August 11th.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 10th, 2018
Middle School (7th-8th): 9:00 AM -12 PM
High School (9th-12th): 1:00 PM – 4 PM
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
All Grades: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Robotics Camp during the week of JULY 30-August 3
Task: Student will design, program and build robot, learn coding skills
Grade: 7 th grade students
Dates: July 30-August 3
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 8am-12pm
What will the students learn?
· Problem-solving · Critical Thinking · Collaborative teamwork · Adapting to new challenges · Use the MINDSTORMS® software and discover visual programming · Build MINDSTORMS robots that use motors ·Programming and use the different sensors · Recognize gears and gear ratios (Physics & Math)
Goals and outcomes Goals:
· Students’ designing, programming, engineering and coding skills will increase. · Students’ ability to think about and solve a problem will improve. · Students’ knowledge about STEM disciplines will increase. · Students’ understanding of the concept of systems will improve.
Outcomes:
 · Students will build strong, capable robots designed and programmed for the task at hand.

Summer office hours will be from 9 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday from June 4th – July 31st.

 

To all parents, students, and staff,

Please read the following article from the TEA regarding protection and prevention from mosquito-borne illness

https://tea.texas.gov/interiorpage_wide.aspx?id=51539622767

Summer assignment for 8th grade students

8th GRADE- SUMMER READING PROJECT

Summer assignment for the incoming 7th grade students

GR7-Summer Review Package

Bunting- Summer Reading Project 7

Please join us as we welcome District 113 State Representative candidates Jonathan Boos and Rhetta Bowers to our campus for a Student Empowerment Forum. This event will be a student led question and answer session with the candidates.

Summer Feeding Program

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 beginning at 8:30am. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org

Please help our Senior Class of 2018 win the DFW District Senior Class Video Contest! Visit @hsigarland’s Facebook page and like and share the video to score points for our seniors!

 

Congratulations to Stephanie for being awarded the bronze medal in the engineering category for her Biomedical Pill Sorter at this year’s H-SEF in Houston.

 

Congratulations to our Solar Roller teams. They were named overall champion for the 2nd year in a row. Out of 6 categories they scored first or second in 5 categories. They were named 1st and 2nd place Overall Champions, They took 1st place in the PV Scramble, Photon Autobahn and Perseverance Award. They also placed 1st and 2nd in the Rally around the Sun division.

 

He will be participating in the Biology of the Sea Turtle where he will get to explore sea turtle biology and ecology on the Texas coast where there are 5 of the 7 species of turtles. Working hands on with the biologists at NOAA Fisheries, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, Padre Island National Seashore and the Texas State Aquarium, he will observe the feeding ecology of wild green sea turtles at Port Aransas jetties and witness a Kemp’s ridley hatchling release on North Padre Island!

 

Congratulations Natalia for being named a 2018 Terry Scholar! Natalia will use this scholarship to pursue a degree in Communication Science with an emphasis in Deaf Studies at Texas Woman’s University.