This year’s Harmony School of Science 8th Annual Science Fair will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11800 Stonehollow Dr. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78758 and we are still in need of some judges. If you or someone you may know might be interested in judging please have them contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please state if you are a parent and if so what grade(s) your student(s) is in to help with judge category placement.
This schedule for this Saturday is:
Science Fair Schedule
-Judges Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30
-Orientation for Judges, Student Check-in: 8:30-9:00 -Judging: 9:00-12:00 -Public View and Lunch for Judges and Students: 12:00-1:00 -Award Ceremony: 1:00-2:00
We hope to see you there and thank you for your help in making this event a success.
Winter Spirit Week!
Join us in a fun and warm themed Spirit week! Each day requires a minimum donation of $1. All proceeds will go towards buying gifts for children in need from our Giving Tree in the front office.
Here are the days and their themes:
- $1 Wednesday (12/11): Winter shirt/sweater Wednesday (*No hoodies*) - $1 Thursday (12/12): Dress like a penguin (Wear black and white or penguin themed clothes) - FREE Friday (12/13): Festive Friday (FREE - students earned this free dress day for the canned food drive!) - $1 Monday (12/16): Mad Hatter Monday (wear your favorite winter hat) - $1 Tuesday (12/17): Warm your tootsies Tuesday (wear your favorite winter themed socks)
**Free Dress Day Rules Apply**
Digital Storytelling Contest (DISTCO) 2014
The DISTCO 2014 is an online contest where students and teachers in K-12 are invited to submit their original digital stories between December 2, 2013 and March 25, 2014. Please check our website at http://www.distco.org for complete timeline and updated rules. The DISTCO project has various benefits for students. It is a challenging competition in which students can showcase their skills in multimedia, technology, research, writing and creativity.
This year's food drive was a huge success. We made our campus' donation in conjunction with HSA's donation. Our donation to the CAFB from both HSS and HSA totaled 1,969 pounds of food and $720.05!
That translated into 5,140 meals for Austin area families!
This was a great team effort from our PTO, students, and staff!
The drive totals were also assisted by generous donations from the Sylvan Learning Center and HEB.
Thank you everyone for helping us make a difference in our community!
The Giving Tree
This year HSS and our PTO are sponsoring a Giving Tree. There will be ornaments on the tree that represent gifts to be given to children who otherwise might not receive much over the winter holiday season.
Our school is looking to sponsor 9 children. 3 of those children are from a family who lost everything in the recent Onion Creek flooding.
If you take an ornament, make sure to sign it out on the sheet next to the tree so that we know what gifts to expect. Please - Parents only (no students) maytake the ornaments as each one represents a promised gift to a child in need.
Gifts for the families are due to the front office by the end of the school day on Dec 18. Please attach the ornament from the tree to the gift and DO NOT wrap your gift.
We are looking for parent volunteers! There are many different ways to be involved in your child's education. We have some great opportunities here on campus to be involved and help out. Some examples include:
Coming at scheduled days/times to assist with copying (highest need on Tuesdays)
Assisting teachers with decorating/updating school bulletin boards
Acting as a crossing guard from 7:30-8am and/or 3:30-4pm (drop off and dismissal).
Assisting during student lunches
Assisting with school beautification
Sponsoring a school club once a week
Coordinating school activities/Assisting with activities (ex: Awards ceremonies)
Please let Mrs. Alexander know if you're interesting in volunteering. Her email address is email@example.com.
TEA Accountability Summary - Met Standard
HSS's accountability summary is viewable by clicking read more below! This year's accountability ratings were listed out as "met" or "not met" standard. HSS is proud to let you know we met standard. read more . . .
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...