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

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the current hospitalization rate of 32%, and the newly implemented Region 19 School Safe Zones, Harmony Public Schools – El Paso will not require 25% of students, that selected in person instruction, to return to campus on October 28th as previously communicated. In addition, teachers will continue to teach remotely.

We will however continue to offer learning centers for our students as needed. As a reminder, the learning centers, are a supervised “study hall” like setting where students complete their daily classwork remotely from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested, please contact your campus for learning center availability.

For more information regarding the Region 19 School Systems COVID-19 on Campus Attendance plan, please visit www.esc19.net/Page/1564.

Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments take place.

Sincerely,

Kamil Yilmaz, M.Ed., M.S.
Area Superintendent- HPS West Texas District


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Order your 2020-21 Yearbook  for the pre-sale price of $26.00 before December 31st online at www.balfour.com



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Good Afternoon Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Our child nutrition assistants will be available next week to assist you one on one with completing lunch applications. Join any time that is convenient for you on Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please check your email for the zoom link.

Please see the attached PDF below that includes: 

  • Information to better understand the importance of submitting a lunch application

  • How to complete the lunch application in SchoolCafe

  • As well as a hard copy of the paper application

Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Buenas tardes, padre / tutor de Harmony,

Nuestros asistentes de nutrición infantil estarán disponibles la próxima semana para ayudarlo individualmente a completar las solicitudes de almuerzo. Únase en cualquier momento que le resulte conveniente del lunes 26 de octubre al viernes 30 de octubre de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm.  Vea el enlace de zoom en su correo electronico.

Consulte el PDF adjunto a continuación que incluye: 

  • Información para comprender mejor la importancia de enviar una solicitud de almuerzo

  • Cómo completar la solicitud de almuerzo en SchoolCafe

  • Copia de la solicitud de almuerzo en papel

Gracias y tiene ¡Un maravilloso día!


Helpful Guides/Guías útiles

  • Why is it important to complete your lunch application

Lunch application FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 

Lunch applications FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf

  • Completing your application on SchoolCafe

Creating your School Cafe Account.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideEnglish.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideSpanish.pdf

  • Paper Applications

2020_2021_NSLP Eligibility Application.pdf

2020-2021 Spanish NSLP app.pdf

Harmony School of Innovation is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org.
Launched in 2018, the College Success Award honors schools that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in college, and succeed once they get there. This year, Harmony School of Innovation is among 2,158 award-winning schools from 29 states who have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year, according to available data from each state.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the physical and financial health of the nation, Harmony School of Innovation is ensuring students graduate with the skills and resources to succeed as postsecondary scholars and productive citizens. College- and career-ready graduates are critical to fueling the U.S. economy, as 70 percent of jobs will require a postsecondary degree by 2027.
Despite the unprecedented disruptions to the educational landscape this year, Harmony School of Innovation has adopted and upheld many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success, including providing access to rigorous academic offerings both within school and through extracurricular programs.
“We applaud Harmony School of Innovation for prioritizing high-quality public education, putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org. “Over the past year, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank all of these individuals at Harmony Science Academy for their unwavering pursuit of college success for all students.”
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Dear Harmony Tigers, join us in celebrating Fall with a pumpkin decorating contest!  It is open to all grades and entries will be accepted from October 19 – 23.  Photos of the pumpkins will be uploaded to our school Facebook page where fans will vote for their favorites by grade level (K-1, 2-5, 6-8, 9-12) by whoever receives the Most Likes.  To enter your pumpkin submission, you may use the Pumpkin Form.  Good luck to all contestants!  For questions, contact Mrs. Aguilera at paguilera@harmonytx.org .


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Good Morning Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Please see the PDF attached in regards to lunch applications and household income verification forms.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 


Buenos Días Padre/Tutor de Harmony,

Por favor, vea el PDF adjunto con respecto a las solicitudes de almuerzo y los formularios de verificación de ingresos del hogar.

Gracias y que tengas un día maravilloso!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf


Helpful Guides

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

I have been engaging in a healthier lifestyle by working out and eating healthier. However, I have also kept in touch with my friends and binge watched many different Netflix shows.

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

I am always keeping in contact with my friends so we don’t lose touch with each other, and keeping myself more disciplined to study and finish the year strong.

How are you staying in touch with your classmates? 

I am staying in touch with my classmates through texting and face-timing each other constantly, whether to just hang out or to help each other with homework.

How has virtual learning changed the way you study? 

Virtual learning has changed the way I study by having me study right after school ends as opposed to waiting a few hours to start my homework. Also, I can study throughout the day, especially during lunch, when we have a break.

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

I have prepared for the challenges I am facing this year mainly by leaning on my friends and family for any support that I need, and by keeping myself more organized at home so I don’t struggle with any school work.

Describe your workplace at home. 

My workplace at home consists of a quiet area for me to focus with minimal distraction, a desk for me to do my school work, and a chair comfortable enough for me to withstand throughout the day.

What song has kept you motivated throughout quarantine? Why? 

The song that has kept me motivated throughout quarantine is Only Angel by Harry Styles mainly because it’s a very upbeat song, and I usually need energetic songs to stimulate my working process.

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

After I graduate from high school, I hope to attend college and study biology to pursue a career in Dermatology.

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? 

Some advice I would give to upcoming freshman is to never give yourself an excuse to start slacking on schoolwork, because your grades will always matter. Also, don’t be afraid to join clubs and different sports if given the opportunity, especially if you’re interested in them, because you will very quickly regret not doing so.

What are your top three university choices? 

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech, and UTEP.

 

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National School Lunch Week!

Oct. 12 -16th and revolution foods will be
providing and raffling prizes. Two per
school throughout the week! The
golden raffle ticket will be affixed to the
bottom of a meal tray or inside the bag
of distance learners. **Days of raffle,
lunch periods and trays or bags are
chosen randomly, so be sure check your
meal for the winning ticket!


Harmony Newsletter October 2020

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Dear Class of 2023 and Parents,

College may still be 1.5 years away (wow!), but it’s never too early to start planning for the future.

Attached you will find great information regarding a Virtual College Fair that is available for the El Paso community.


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Harmony School of Innovation
Invites all Parents of ESL students to attend our first meeting!
When: Friday, October 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Via Zoom Meeting


-Zoom link (login using your child’s school zoom account) https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81503278786?pwd=S2gwVXBXT3crcFdhQVdlTS8wLzhCZz09