What have you been doing to pass the time during quarantine? 

I’ve been reading a lot more. I’ve also been keeping track of my health by eating right and working out. Not only that, but I’ve volunteered at the Salvation Army next to the El Paso Coliseum to complete my community service hours (and just because I want to help the greater good).

What are you doing to make the best out of your senior year? 

Really just keeping my head up. There’s no doubt in my mind that the situation in which we are in has taken a toll on my mental health, But I haven’t surrendered. That being said, I’ve used this time to strengthen myself and my bonds with my family.

How has virtual learning changed the way you study? 

I’ve forced myself to become more hands-on than I was before the outbreak. Now I study myself by watching YouTube video tutorials or studying from various websites. I’m just a lot more independent now.

How have you prepared for the challenges you are facing this school year? 

By strengthening my will and patience. I’ll admit that the concept of being in front of a screen for several hours at a time was rather daunting, especially when considering the fact that computer malfunctions and WiFi disconnections greatly annoy me. Now I roll with the punches and try to recover from any mistakes on my end. Schoology also offers some great self-paced learning opportunities, just in case I lose my WiFi connection for a while.

Describe your workplace at home. 

It’s very organized and clean. I’m a bit OCD, so I can’t stand a cluttered working environment. However, I do like the fact that my room is decorated; it makes it feel more homely rather than an office.

What are your hopes for after you graduate from high school? 

Hopefully I’ll be accepted into a 4 -year college/university of my liking (preferably UTEP).

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? 

Don’t stress yourself out. Stress only snowballs and makes even the easiest of assignments appear to be impossible to complete. If you’re having trouble, talk to your teachers; ask them for help. They won’t object, and I’m sure most will appreciate the effort. If push comes to shove, look up a video to help out.

What are your top three university choices? 

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) University of Texas at Austin

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Friday November 20th, meal distribution will be extended from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. You will receive your student meals for the Thanksgiving Break. 

Parents wishing to pick up a meals without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:

  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of a school website
  • Birth certificate
  • Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
  • Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)

Harmony Public Schools is thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful break and stay safe. See you again on Monday, November 30th.

 

Comidas para el descanso de Acción de Gracias

Viernes 20 de noviembre, la distribución de comidas se extenderá de 3:00 a 5:00 pm. Recibirás sus comidas para estudiantes para el descanso de Acción de Gracias.

Los padres que deseen recoger comidas sin niños presentes deberán presentar uno de los siguientes para verificar la tutela:

  • Individuale boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de padres de un sitio web de la escuela
  • Acta de nacimiento
  • Carta oficial/correo electrónico de la instalación o la escuela que enumera los niños inscritos
  • Otro tarjetas de identificación oficiales (por ejemplo, identificaciones emitidas por un centro de cuidado infantil)

Harmony Public Schools estamos agradecidos por usted. ¡Feliz Acción de Gracias! Esperamos que tenga un descanso maravilloso y manténgase seguro. Nos vemos el lunes 30 de noviembre.

College Prep Courses are now available to HSI students in grades 9-12. To sign up, please visit: SAT/TSI tutoring sign up!

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We are thankful for your service


 

What have you been doing to pass the time during quarantine? 

Time during quarantine seems to pass incredibly slow! I began going to the gym a few days a week in order to make sure that I stay active, especially during this time of constant sitting. I’ve read quite a few books over quarantine, as well as participated in a few volunteer activities. I also took up a small job over quarantine in order to help keep myself busy and earn a little bit of extra cash on the side. 🙂

What are you doing to make the best out of your senior year? 

I believe in order to make the best out of senior year, we should all strive to be positive. Of course, these are unprecedented times which bring uncertainty and maybe even anxiety to our everyday lives. Even the slightest bit of positivity can go a long way!

How are you staying in touch with your classmates? 

I stay in touch usually through text, sometimes through direct messages on various social media apps, and once in a while some friends and I would get together to eat lunch on a Zoom call as if we were in school! 😀

How has virtual learning changed the way you study? 

Virtual learning has enabled me to become more self-sufficient with my study habits. I’ve learned to focus on the matter at hand and learned to take breaks every 30-40 min in order to keep my mind fresh and sharp. I’ve also learned never to underestimate a good study snack, as snacking for me personally helps me stay focused after hours of staring at a screen.

How have you prepared for the challenges you are facing this school year? 

In order to prepare for the challenges I am facing this school year, I’ve learned to accept that my senior year will be a unique one. My senior year, along with countless of other student’s senior year around the world, is going quite differently than we imagined at the moment! I’ve began to learn how to manage my time during quarantine, a skill that has come quite useful during this school year.

Describe your workplace at home. 

My workplace at home is one of my favorite places in my house. My desk faces a window which gives me something beautiful to look at during breaks or when my mind starts to wander. I like to surround myself with things that bring me joy, so a few pictures of my friends and my significant other as well as some. candles and even some rose quartz and amethyst. It might sound a little bit too much, but it honestly makes school and homework a lot more tolerable. 🙂

What song has kept you motivated throughout quarantine? Why? 

A song that has kept me motivated throughout quarantine would be ‘Everything I Wanted’ by Billie Eilish. Although this song has a very dark undertone, upon closer inspection, it can be considered a hopeful song. The lyric, ‘it feels like yesterday was a year ago” spoke volumes about how quarantine impacted our perception of time.

What are your hopes for after you graduate from high school? 

After graduating from high school, I aspire to be admitted to the nursing program at UTEP and finally me able to move out and live independently! I also hope to get my CNA certification before the end of 2021 so I would have the opportunity to work in a medical setting while I get my degree. 🙂

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? 

Remember to enjoy your high school years! Stop worrying about trivial things and just enjoy the experience. Of course school, grades, and homework are important, but they’re not everything. Remember to breathe, remember that you are a living human being, and you need to take care of yourself too! 🙂

What are your top three university choices? 

My top three university choices at the moment are UTEP, NMSU and EPCC.

 

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A partir del 2 de noviembre, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ofrecerán comidas gratuitas para todos los niños menores de 18 años. Los estudiantes menores de 21 años que están actualmente inscritos en una escuela y están identificados como discapacitados mental o físicamente también son elegibles. El desayuno y el almuerzo gratuitos estarán disponibles todos los días para los estudiantes que asisten a clases en la escuela. 

Para los estudiantes a distancia, habrá comidas disponibles para recoger en

Harmony School of Innovation (5210 Fairbanks Dr.) los:

  • lunes por la mañana de 7:30 a 9:00 am
  • Viernes por la tarde de 3:00 a 4:00 pm

Distribución de comidas está abierto a nuestros estudiantes, sus hermanos y la comunidad.

Los padres que deseen recoger comidas sin niños presentes deberán presentar uno de los siguientes para verificar la tutela:

  • Individuale boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de padres de un sitio web de la escuela
  • Acta de nacimiento
  • Carta oficial/correo electrónico de la instalación o la escuela que enumera los niños inscritos
  • Otro tarjetas de identificación oficiales (por ejemplo, identificaciones emitidas por un centro de cuidado infantil)

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Susana Jauregui 

sjauregui@harmonytx.org o 915-757-2929