Saturday, April 25th 6:00 p.m. Windfern Reception Hall Last day to purchase tickets: April 24th
Spring 2015 Book Fair
Spring Book Fair is coming April 27th – May 1st! Please join us at our special events:
Lunch with Grandparents Bring a lunch to share with your favorite angelfish! Monday, April 27th Students in grades K-4, 10:50-11:20 a.m. Students in grades 5-8, 11:45-12:10
*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your student’s lunch period.
Family Night Join us for raffles and some awesome books! Tuesday, April 28th 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Muffins with Mom Join us for a morning of muffins and great books at the Book Fair! Students with last names starting with A-L | Thursday, April 30th, 7:00-8:20 a.m. Students with last names starting with M-Z | Friday, May 1st 7:00-8:20 a.m.
In addition to the book fair at the school, we are now offering an online extension of the fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/harmonyschoolofexcellence3. Shop online until May 9th for even more popular books! All books are shipped free to the school for distribution to the students.
HSE Mathcounts Club student, Anand I.(8B), qualified to take the 6th annual USA Junior Math Olympiad (USAJMO).
He is one of only three middle-school students from Houston qualified to participate in this prestigious competition, which is awarded by invitation only from the Mathematical Association of America.
The USAJMO is a six question, two day, nine-hour essay/proof examination given on two consecutive days in late April.
Our best wishes to Anand for the Olympiad!
Debate Teams Victorious on Road to Nationals
Three public forum teams competed at the Oak Ridge speech and debate tournament on Saturday in Conroe, TX. Amelia S.(8B) and Melanie C.(8B) placed 1st, beating 40 teams!
Norma F.(8B) and Shravya S.(8B) advanced to the octos rounds, placing 12th overall. These teams, along with Anagha A.(8B) and Jade N.(8B), will compete at the National Speech and Debate tournament in Dallas this summer.
WHO: Parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, community advocates & business leaders. (sorry, no students this time)
WHEN: April 29 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: South Steps of the Texas Capitol
HOW: See your campus' front office for more information and to sign up or RSVP here.
There will be free transportation and lunch provided.
Glee Club Invited to Perform at Commerce Luncheon
Yesterday, the HSE Glee Club performed at the the Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to spotlight and celebrate students’ achievements and the direction of education in the coming years.
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Foundation along with scholarship sponsors Lone Star College-University Park, Entelrgy, and Dignity Memorial has awarded more than $168,000 in scholarships to area students since 1998.
What an honor to be selected as the entertainment for this amazing and uplifiting event!
Dr. Sahin, of Harmony's research department has announced a new book focused on Harmony's approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, is now available for purchase. The book is titled STEM Students on the Stage (SOS).
The STEM S.O.S. model is a rigorous interdisciplinary STEM teaching approach that is teacher facilitated, student-centered and directed through sequenced set of student projects. In contrast to the other PBL models in the market, this model is standards-focused and substantial part of PBL completion takes place out of classroom in a digital environment. The book provides insight into Harmony's practices. It also shares data with the education community on how this approach has impacted students.
Dynamo Rico Clark to Teach HSE About Positive Passes
Wear your Houston Dynamo or Houston Dash shirts (with uniform pants) on Wednesday, April 8th!
HSE is so excited to be hosting Ricardo Clark, midfielder for the Houston Dynamo!
He will be presenting POSITIVE PASSES, Rico's organization that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring kids through the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Science Olympiad Team Had All the Solutions
This weekend, the HSE Science Olympiad Team competed in the UT Austin Regional Science Olympiads. Our HSE Pandas did a great job against 19 teams from all over Texas.
Congratulations to everyone who competed!
The team would like to thank their valuable parents (Mrs. Chestnut, Mrs. McClay, Mr. Kureti, Mrs. Baba, Mrs. Chapman). Also, special thanks go to Mrs. Vo, Mr. Balci, Mr. Ercik and Mr. Ersoy as well as our great Admin Team, Mr. Sazci, Mrs. Knight and especially Mr. Pine :) for their endless support.
Individual Award Winners Emma C. & Aviva D.—3rd Place—Triple E Tyler T. & Clare M.—2nd Place—Texas Wildflowers Sahana B. & Monica V.—4th Place—Can’t Judge a Powder Divya A. & Pavan K.—3rd Place—We Have Got Your Number Shonik G. & Sahana B.—5th Place—We Have Got Your Number Sahana B., Morgan N. & Aviva D.—4th Place—Experimental Design Andrea P. & Mary V.—3rd Place—Mystery Architecture Emma C. & Aviva D.—4th Place—Mystery Architecture Emma C. & Gian B.—4th Place—Bridge Building Mavi S. & Julian K.—5th Place—Green Generation Britney D., Mary V., & Erum K.—5th Place—Picture This Tyler T. & Shonik G.—4th Place—Simple Machines Clare M. & Tyler T.—4th Place—Write it Do it
Harmony College Acceptance Day Pep Rally 2015
At Harmony Schools, going to college is something to celebrate - and our schools do it in style! College Acceptance Day for our Houston-area schools is a very big deal here.
We hold College Acceptance Day Pep Rallies that are both celebratory for seniors and encouraging to younger students. This is the most inspirational event of the year at Harmony Public Schools - we dare you to watch this video of last year's pep rally in Houston and NOT get a tear in your eye!
Boy, Our 5th-8th Graders REALLY DO Have Talent!
What an amazing night of entertainment at HSE. We have some of the most talented singers, dancers, and musicians in the world! Congratulations to all of the participants and THANK YOU to Ms. Tiu for your hard work and dedication to our kids.
MathLeague Team Takes the Pi at Competition
The HSE MathCounts team participated in the MathLeague competition held at the San Jacinto Community College and won several awards. 3rd place in the team competition (Pranav, Doby, and Farhan)
Chirag M.(3rd grade) - 1st place
Archita S.(3rd grade) - 4th place
Farhan A. (5th grade) - 4th place
Doby L. (6th grade) - 2nd place
Pranav M. (6th grade) - 3rd place
A big thanks and shout out to our MathCounts coaches, Mr. Yanmis and Mr. Rawal, as well as our dedicated group of volunteer parents such as Ravi Kureti and Syeda Zuma.
Congratulations to the winners and the entire team! Go Tigers!
HSE Students Wrangle HLSR Awards
Rodeo Art winners from HSE and Harmony Public Schools were recognized at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Student Art Awards ceremony on Saturday.
Amelia S. (8B) was awarded a Best in Show Trophy and Ivy N. (7C) was awarded a Gold Medal and was presented with a scholarship for the Glassell School of Art Summer Program.
Their winning artwork is on display at the Hayloft Gallery for the remainder of the rodeo. Congratulations, artists!
HSE Sweeps at Quiz Bowl Competition
Both of the HSE Elementary and Middle School Quiz Bowl teams dominated their age group competitions this weekend at the Space City Challenge Tournament.
Team A—William G. (8B), Vish G(7B), Norma F. (8B) and Smaran G.(8B ) won the middle school division championship. The HSE Elementary Team (Samuel L. (4B), Rajjat J.( 6D), Connor G.(4B), Tay S.(4B) and Nitish M. (6B) were also undefeated and won the elementary division. Team B ( Anaga A.(8B), Swapnil S.(7B), Adi D.(5C), and Farhan A.(5C) placed in the top 10 teams.
William G. was the lead scorer in the tournament out of 124 participants and Samuel L. ranked in the top 10. A special thank you to Mr. Golden, Mr. Ferrel and Mrs. Van Ravenstein for coaching the teams during the tournament.
Congratulations on an amazing year, Quiz Bowl!
HSE Team Makes History
Five HSE students competed at the Regional Championships of the National History Bee competition at Seven Lakes High School this week.
Three of those participants will be moving on to the National Finals being held in Kentucky in May.
William G.(8B) won 1st place in the middle school division. Adi D. (5C) and Samuel L.(4B) also posted National Finals-qualifying finishes. Rajjat J. (6D), Dev D. (8B) had fantastic runs as well throughout the competition.
William G. also competed in and won the Regional High School-level History Bee this past weekend at Rice University. This win earned him a trip to the High School National Finals in Washington DC in April.
Congratulations to all of our amazing History Bee participants!
Wow!! Two HSE Robotics Teams Go International!!
Congratulations to Harmony Tigers and Anonymous !! Both teams were invited to FLL International Competition!
They will represent all of South Texas to compete against teams from around the world (USA, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Korea, and others) in the FLL Razorback Invitational competition in May.
The teams received their invitation as a result of their 1st Place Robot Performance Award (Anonymous) and 2nd Place Robot performance (Harmony Tigers) at the South Texas Championship Tournament.
What an AMAZING accomplishment!
First Annual Houston-Area Harmony Schools Art from Music Festival a Stunning Success
Ms. Edens, Ms. Tiu, and other HPS art and music teachers from across the Houston area showcased Harmony’s amazing talents at the first annual Art from Music Festival held at the Harmony Main Building this weekend.
Many HSE families attended and enjoyed an afternoon filled with the art displays and the music of HPS students. In all, more than 30 HSE art students and one HSE music student performed at the event.
Thank you for your hard work organizing this amazing, enriching event. We cannot wait for next year!
Speech and Debate Ends Season on a High Note
The HSE Speech and Debate team competed in their last tournament of the season this weekend. The season ended in triumph, with several finalists!
**Jenna S. placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation
**Shravya S. placed 2nd in Declamation and 5th in Senior Prose
**Vividha G. received the Heart and Soul Award
**The Public Forum debate team of Amelia S. and Melanie C. placed 3rd overall.
**Amelia S. also placed 1st in Religious Text reading and 3rd in Senior Poetry, making her the 3rd most successful performer (sweepstakes winner) in the tournament overall!
Congratulations to all of our speech and debaters who represented HSE with grace and professionalism this week
Mathcounts Awards Keep Adding Up
HSE Mathcounts had great success in the closely-contested Regional Mathcounts Chapter competition this past weekend. Of the 16 total competing teams, our HSE Mathletes ranked as the 4th best team in the event. Anand I. (8B) ranked as the 6th best individual in the entire competition.
Congratulations to our fantastic team of mathletes - Anand I. (8B), Smaran G. (8B), Saleh A. (7B), and Pranav M. (6C). The team qualified for the Mathcounts Texas State level competition in Austin on the 28th of March. We wish them all success and hope to see them do a repeat performance!
William Casts a Spell at Championship
Congratulations to William G. (8B) for winning the Regional Spelling Bee this past weekend.
He and the runner-up battled it out for 34 rounds before he was crowned champion.
Way to persevere, William!
2014 Federal Report Card
The U.S. Department of Education requires a report card to be disseminated annually to include specific district and campus-level data for Texas public schools. Federal Report Card for our campus is available on the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) website.
The speech and debate club competed in a tournament this past weekend at Hastings Middle School. All five public forum teams came away with at least one win from the preliminary rounds.
Norma F. and Shravya S. placed in the top-16.
The final tournament of the season will take place on February 20th - 21st at EA Ollie Middle School.
School Choice Week Kicks off at HSE
HSE Art Students Blue Ribbon Winners in HLSR Art Contest
A huge congratulations to HSE students, Amelia S. (8B) and Ivy N. (7C) on their blue-ribbon Best of Show awards in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition. LSR judges rated all pieces on creativity, originality, skill and composition.
Both pieces earned a place in the HLSR art exhibit which will be on display to the hundreds of thousands of visitors to Reliant Center during the event. Congratulations!
Missions Accomplished by HSE Robotics Teams
The 2014-2015 Lone Star South Texas-Houston FLL Robotics Gold Championship Tournament was held at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School this weekend. Three of HSE's teams participated in the tournament against 55 other teams. We are so proud of all the hard work they put in to earn such great success!
First Place - Robot Game:Team Anonymous - Ricky B.(8B) , Ray B.(8B), Karina H.(5B), Eduardo R.(6B), and Diego A.(6A)
Second Place - Mechanical Design Award:Team Anonymous
Second Place - Robot Game:Team Harmony Tiger - Ekin T.(7B), Otabek M.(6D), Ritvik G.(5B), and Nathan T.(8B)
Second Place - Strategy and Innovation:Team Harmony Tiger
Third Place - Project Presentation:Team S.P.A.R.K. - Asiyah M. (7A), Jade N. (8B), Katelyn N.(6C), and Anjali D.(6C)
Congratulations, HSE Robotics!
Anand I. (8B) Exponentially Better than the Competition
Anand I. (8B) triumphed over 200 of the best middle school Mathletes in Texas to win the Rockets Mathcounts Competition this weekend at the Toyota Center.
He did so in impressive fashion with a perfect score in the individual exams and a convincing 4-0 victory in the Countdown rounds.
As part of the winning prize, Anand received a large poster of the Houston Rockets team autographed by each of the players in the team and four action figures of the top players.
HSE Students Win Turkish Language Competition
On Tuesday evening, HSE hosted the cluster-wide Annual Turkish Language Performance Competition where students were given the opportunity to showcase their Turkish language talents.
Congratulations to Riley H. (8B) who serenaded her way past the rest of the competition to take 1st place in the singing category and also to Miguel B.(8D) whose prose earned him 1st place in the poetry division.
22nd Century FLL Robotics Team Wins Bayou City Classic Championship
The Harmony School of Excellence Robotics team, "22nd Century", earned 1st place at the Bayou City Classic FLL Tournament of Champions held at Bayou City Center on December 6th.
22nd Century committed hours and hours to improving their robot's precision and perfecting their programming. This dedication earned them the highest match score in the tournament. Congratulations to Mikayla B.(6D), Adam M.(8D), and Sneha G.(6C) on the win! Way to go, Tigers!
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building robots to complete specific missions on a thematic playing surface.
We also want to send a special thanks to our mentors, Siew-Bee Hartman and Ibrahim Ersoy.
HSE Robotics Dominates at Regional Competition
Congratulations to our four HSE Robotics teams for their strong showing at their first competition of the year!
1st place - Robot game - Team Harmony Tigers (Ekin T., Ritvik G., Anami P., Otabek M.)
1st place - Team work - Team SPARK (Jade N., Asiyah M., Anjali D., Katelyn N.)
2nd place - Robot design - Team Harmony Tigers (Ekin T., Ritvik G., Anami P., Otabek M.)
3rd place - Robot design - Team 22nd Century (Adam M., Nathan T., Sneha G., Mikayla B.)
2nd place - Project - Team Anonymous (Ricky B., Ray B., Karina H., Diego A., Eduardo R.)
Quizbowl National Champions!
This past weekend, our middle school Quizbowl team went to Atlanta with coach Michael Golden to compete at the national championships. On Sunday, they were crowned National Champions!
Congratulations to William, Akshay, Smaran, and Vish for this amazing achievement. William was also crowned the All-Star player for getting the most individual points.
Way to go, HSE Tigers!
Outdoor School Camp
The 6th graders are having just a little bit of fun on their field trip to The Outdoor School!
Saleh A. Qualifies for Mathleague Nationals
HSE Houston Mathleague team participated in Mathleague state finals last week in Austin.
Saleh placed 9th among all 6th graders and advanced to the National Finals being held here, in Houston, on June 7th.
We congratulate this young mathlete for his big success and wish him good luck at the Nationals.
HSE Science Olympiad Team Success
Science Olympiad team competed at State Science Olympiad Championships which was held in TAMU College Station against the best 30 teams of Texas. Iron Pandas did a great job and they got 6 medals in State competition. We would like to thank our valuable parents for their dedication and generous help.
The students and their awards;
We Got Your Number 2nd Place
We Got Your Number 2nd Place
Triple E 2nd Place
Triple E 2nd Place
Water Quality 4th Place
Water Quality 4th Place
HSE Annual Family Picnic
Thank you to the amazing families who spent a Sunday afternoon with us at the 3rd Annual HSE Family Picnic.
Lots of fun and great food was had by all who attended. We had the largest turnout yet (with the most food!). Can't wait to do it again next year!
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