STEM For All
YOUNG CODERS PRESENT AT GOOGLE
After months of hard coding course work, a selected group of elementary and middle school students presented projects on web design and AutoAuto python coding at the Hello World Student Demo Day event held at Austin's Google headquarters.
Funded through a grant from RetailMeNot, Inc., Hello World instructors have been visiting with Harmony School of Endeavor elementary students and Harmony Science Academy - Austin middle school students throughout the Fall semester.
Annie Hernandez, United States Air Force Veteran and Harmony School of Science Parent of 5th grader Zarah, speaks to students about her time in the service.
Harmony School of Science - Austin 5th grader, Zarah, with her Father, Miguel Hernandez, a United States Army Veteran, visits with elementary students during their annual Veterans Day assembly.
"My parents are heroes because they took a stand to help our country. I feel they are very brave!"
Harmony Austin physical education teacher and United States Navy Veteran, Coach Janiece Beardslee, visits with Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park elementary students.
Melkys Quinones, United States Air Force Veteran and aunt of Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park teacher, Deja Ridgeway, inspired elementary students during HSACP’s annual Veterans Day assembly.
"We were so lucky to have two amazing Veterans speak to students about their time of service and also inspiring our students to become ANYTHING they want! It was an honor to listen to these two women, and we thank them for their service to our country!" - Emilee Coleman, HSACP Engagement Coordinator
Students marched proudly down Congress Avenue in front of the Texas State Capitol, representing HPS Austin in their traditional Mexican folklore attire.
Harmony School of Innovation - Austin cheer team marched with painted calaca faces alongside their teacher sponsors.
Harmony Science Academy - Austin 4th grader, Victoria (pictured far left), marched with Guzman Ballet Folklorico during the parade.
THROUGH THE EYES OF A HARMONY TIGER
Every day, elementary students at Harmony School of Science pass by the tiger mural in the main hallway and smile at it. Students and staff not only love the tiger, but it has grown as a symbol of pride in their school. Art teacher, Tania Belknap, used this symbol of pride as a means of teaching students different lessons in not only art but in culture and even character. During the traditional Mexican observance of Día de Muertos, Belknap was able to bring the tiger into the conversations of classrooms through an art installation project. After three days of creating a day of the dead paper mache mask for the tiger, it was finally unveiled for all to see.
HPS Austin Celebrates Student Success
YOUNG AUTHORS HOST WRITING GALLERY WALK
Teacher Rebecca Thompson’s middle-school students in her Harmony School of Excellence’s English class hosted a writing gallery walk of their work for all to see. Students celebrated the publishing party by allowing visitors to chat with them and invited them to leave a post-it of commentary on their writing.
College and Career Readiness
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR BRINGS THE FUTURE TO HARMONY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Each year, high school counselors arrange college and career fairs for students to have the chance to speak to higher education institutions and professionals in different occupation fields to expand their knowledge of emerging careers and college and career opportunities.
Texas Representative John H. Bucy III, District 136, met with high school members of the Mock Government Club from Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville to discuss the work they have been doing regarding gun control legislation. The Mock Government Club aims to bring real-life perspectives and hands-on experience to its club members by hosting round-table discussions about various legislation topics with elected officials in Texas. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with our students, Representative Bucy!
ERIN CONDREN: MAKING A DIFFRENCE
When Ashley Wright, middle school English teacher, began her DonorsChoose.org project, she was not expecting for it to be fully funded, much less for it to be funded by whom some call a local celebrity, Erin Condren.
"As a company founded by the daughter of two teachers, Erin Condren has always made education projects a special priority. We're so happy to be able to help fund your classroom project and support educators like you who are making a difference."
TOGETHER WE RISE WITH HARMONY
As the season of giving is upon us, Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park families and staff came together for a meaningful cause and a charitable team-builder. This November, the school partnered with Together We Rise, an organization that helps improve the way kids experience foster care. Though there are many different ways to assist with the organization, HSACP focused on their Sweet Cases project. Most foster care children are given two trash bags to move from foster home to foster home. To stop this trend, HSACP purchased and decorated duffel bags that come pre-filled with essentials for foster children.
"It's a small way to help foster kids feel valued during an incredibly difficult time. We feel this is a lovely opportunity for staff members and their children to give beyond the Harmony family." - Emilee Coleman, HSACP Engagement Coordinator
STUDENTS BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AT PFLUGERVILLE HEALTH CARE CENTER
Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville middle and high school students visited with Pflugerville Health Care Center Nursing Home residents this November. Social Responsibility Club, Rocketry Club, and Robotics Club students enjoyed visiting with residents and building community relationships.
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