Harmony Making History Vol. III DALLAS FORT WORTH DISTRICT

Harmony Science Academy Waco

Today is a very exciting day for Science Academy-Waco. Today we start construction on the new building. Students, faculty, and parents are very excited. This Saturday we are hosting our annual STEM festival. STEM PBL projects, PLTW biomedical projects, engineering and robotics showcase, coding explorations, and artistic explorations.

This week our COC attended the Greater Waco Chamber Celebration banquet. The banquet had over 300 people in attendance. Mr. Meza also did an interview for Noticias, a program that is run by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Our COC also attended an after hour reception for Caritas and Meals on Wheels, he also had a special invitation from a City Council member to attend the Waco Film Festival. Mr. Meza along with a local company is working with actor and producer James Olmos on getting a documentary film, filmed in Waco. The film is about a Hispanic who took a case all the way to the Supreme Court for Civil right.

Harmony's 5 FTC Robotics teams competed this weekend at Midway and went home with 5 trophies! We have one team moving on to Regionals on Feb 25th in Dallas. Team 2927, Cold Steel, won 2nd place Inspire Award, which is the biggest award at each competition - they interview the kids and watch them all day long to judge which is the best overall team... and they also won the PTC design award for their robot design... Error 10657 and 3697 the Devastatorz won 2nd place alliance for their robot performance - Error 10657 has maintained a 1st place position this entire season and lost the very last match due to technical difficulties. Our ladies, 8425, the Divastatorz won the Motivate Award for their evident enthusiasm and hard work and 9485, the Glamastatorz made it to the semifinals and performed very well!

Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton

View photos of our very own 5th grader and Denton County Spelling Bee Champion, Swayam Rath! #WeAreHarmony

Check out our student broadcasting club as they bring our school into view!

Take a closer look at what's going on inside our school!

Harmony Science Academy Carrollton

On Tuesday, February 21st, our Math Counts team joined the Texas Society of Professional Engineers night. TSPE recognized all the qualified teams and gave inspiration to mathletes about how engineering is related to human life.

Sebastian Smith, a seventh-grader at Harmony Science Academy in Carrollton, gives the thumbs-up to his teacher Esperanza Dennis at Texas Woman’s University. His team, the Bubble Gum Rollers, was competing in the TWU Edible Car contest.

Our math team won 3rd place and Nikhil Thomas earned 2nd place in the count down session during the Math Counts Competition.

Harmony School of Innovation Garland

The 7th Annual STEM Festival was a huge success! Mr. Ron Dilulio, head of UNT's Astronomy Program, was the keynote speaker. There were many projects, an art festival, blood drive, food and games!

Ms Snethen's AP Human Geography role played as factory workers and managers learning about costs and profits. Mr Bogush's Principles of Biomedical Science class dissected a sheep heart. Mr Montejo’s Engineering students met with Kareem, a 3 year old with a partial hand, to start the process of printing him a 3D printed hand. Ms Robin Krasse, from Baylor Scott and White, visited with our HOSA students telling them about all the health care career options they have.

February was a busy month at HSI Garland! The National Honor Society hosted Friendship Week where each day was a different theme for the students to participate in. On Valentine’s Day, they delivered homemade pancakes and waffles to the faculty and staff.

Harmony Science Academy Garland

HSA had mock STAAR!

The Read-A-Thon has raised $3895 so far and the students have read over 70,000 minutes. There was a pizza party for the students with the most sponsors. HSA Garland celebrated Attendance Awareness Week. Each day had a different theme and the week ended with classes celebrating with friendship parties. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The students enjoyed a dental hygiene presentation by Dental Distinctions.

Harmony School of Nature

Harmony School of Nature gifted and talented middle schoolers attended the great event, Visoneering, this past Saturday at SMU. This years concept was building a Smart Room within a house or apartment complex that can help someone with a disability or handicap. Students had to work together to pick one room to focus on, and put themselves in the shoes of someone with a disability or handicap. This team won 1 out of 5 awards named: Smart Solutions Award. This award was presented by Bell Helicopter. This team beat hundreds of other students, because their design solution was a smart and efficient use of resources.

As we enter the approach 100th day of school our students were excited about all their accomplishments to date. The 100th day is the perfect time that our students counted to 100 while exploring counting,sorting, patterning,measuring and various other math skills and concepts. Ms. Rushing's class made a perfect example in our hallways!!

Harmony Science Academy Grand Prairie

Our Reading Interventionists and Mrs. Younger have teamed up to plan some very special literacy activities in celebration of Dr. Seuss.They would like to encourage teachers and parents to read as many books as possible to and with their students during the entire week on March 2nd. We have asked community members to come read to our K-2 students.

We will host a Middle School STEM Competition on February 28th 5:30 pm to 7 pm . Each grade level will compete for the best project among their classes. We will be serving hot dogs and cookies. Come out and join us for a fun STEM night! Schedule: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm 6th grade bridge competition; 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm 7th grade;Tower competition; 6:30 pm to 7 pm 8th grade Mousetrap car race

Harmony School of Innovation Fort Worth

HSI-FW Earns Record Number of Awards at 2017 Fort Worth Regional Science & Engineering Fair HSI-FW received a record 41 awards at the 67th Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair. I am very proud of our students. They have done an amazing job. Proudly states HSI Principal, Mehmet Basoglu. His students received 17 Special Awards, 19 Category Awards, 5 Best of Fair Awards. 13 HSI-FW students advance to the Exxon Mobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TSEF) in San Antonio, Texas. One Senior, Afeefah S., advances to Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California.This year, over 400 middle and high school students from 10 Texas counties entered projects. Science fairs provide a forum for students to showcase their research and hard work as well as give students the opportunity to engage in real-world research. This helps to prepare them for the intensities of college life and STEM-related fields. Basoglu adds, Seeing our students shine at science fairs proves that we are on the right path for the future. Basoglu is no stranger to the field of science. Matter-a-fact, he used to teach the subject and was given the Best Teacher Award by FWRSEF in 2010. I have high hopes that their work ethic will be contagious among their peers as students begin to plan and research projects for next year. These students couldn’t have accomplished this exceptional feat without help. With much appreciation, Basoglu states, Without the commitment of dedicated teachers and parents, this would not happen.

HSI-FW students were a big hit at HSA-FW's Star Wars STEM Night. Volunteers helped out in virtually every aspect of the event. For many it was a fond, nostalgic look back at their elementary school days. It goes without saying that the Robotics Teams demonstrations were a real crowd pleaser. The elementary school kids got to maneuver the robots and see some pretty intense Robot Wars and racing.

Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth

Daughter Date Night," To the Moon and Back," is a favorite PTO sponsored event. HSA daughters brought their dates to the school gym for a dance. While Mr. Mullini played favorites, the girls danced the night away. Even challenging their dates to several dance offs. Memories were made at this super fun event!

HSA-FW 2nd Grade Teacher, Jermeka Miller, was selected as “Teacher of the Month” by 2016-17 Dallas Mavericks Classroom Champions and The UPS Store. This honor was presented to Ms. Miller for her hard work and dedication in and out of the classroom. As a winner, she was recognized Monday, February 13th during the Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics home game. “It was an awesome, amazing experience! One I will remember all my life.” Ms. Miller gratefully stated. Also, this week at HSA the school held a number of well-attended events, Muffins with Moms, Book Fair and favorite Star Wars STEM Night.

Harmony Science Academy Dallas

Our FBLA club (Future Business Leaders of America) competed in UTA's Innovation Day, a Shark Tank style competition, and won first place! The winning design and sales pitch was Mow Bot X, a self driving, safe, and energy efficient, and lawn mower. Each team member won a pair of Beats headphones, and the school was awarded $1000!

Harmony Science Academy Euless

This President's Day some of our students competed at the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair at UT Arlington! Two of our students have qualified to advance to state level competition! They will compete at The Texas Science and Engineering Fair at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas! Great job Tigers!

Eight middle school students have advanced to state level Math League Competition. These students have been polishing their math abilities and are ready to win at our Statewide Math League! Earlier this school year, most of the team won first place at district level. Congratulations to our students! We wish them the best at State Level Math League. Half way through our Black History month was February 14, and what a better way to celebrate it by spreading love and not Hate! Our students were able to spread love by enjoying sweet treats and wearing red to remind everyone to love everyone!

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Thank you for your kind donations! Our students were able to gather approximately 400 donation items for our USO Goods Drive! The packets have left and on their way to helping our Military!

A tough choice is always to be made when selecting our Teacher of the Year, especially when the campus is filled with amazing staff. This year's winner is always pushing and motivating her students to do their best. She is not only their teacher but also a person they look up to. She always greets her students with a gorgeous smile! This February 13th 2017 Teacher of the Year Award goes to Ms. Kimberly Bell! Our staff and students celebrated Valentine's Day and showed love to HSI students and staff. Many shared chocolate and candy. And we all spent time to spread the love! Our 6th grade class was challenged this February 16th to create their own board game, in Spanish! Students were asked to create an entirely new board game, or use their favorite as inspiration to create their own board game. All of our students not only showed of their artistic skills, but also their Spanish speaking and writing skills!

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