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Spirit Shirts -- Last Chance To Order!

If you missed an opportunity to order this year's spirit shirt OR would like to order one for yourself, now's the time!

This is your chance to be included in the second, and final, order of spirit shirts being place for the 2014-2015 school year. Please enter all information following the "READ MORE" link, and make payment, in full, with the front office prior to September 8.

NOTE -- an order is not considered complete until payment is made. If payment is not made, the shirt will not be included in our order.

Thank you! read more . . .

Kinder - 5th Grade After School Activity Selection

After school activities are being offered for students in grades K-5. Registration for activities this year will be ONLINE only. Payment for after school activities can be made at the front office beginning Tuesday, September 2. Last day to register AND pay for after school activities will be on September 10.

Items to note:
1. Activities will be offered one time per week.
2. Activity fee is $50/semester
3. K-5 Activities will begin at 2:45 and end in time for the 3:20pm dismissal.

As always, Academics are our TOP priority. Students who have been notified of after school tutorial assignments will NOT be permitted to sign up for a club that is in conflict with their tutorial schedule.

Attached is a description of all after school activities for our K-5th grade students.

The after school activity registration is a two-step process:

STEP 1: Using the link provided below, complete the registration form and submit online. Upon submittal of the form, a verification of receipt message will be displayed. Please print and keep a copy of this message for your records. HSAWH is NOT responsible for any technical glitches or loss of electronic data.

After School Activity Registration Link

STEP 2: Complete the registration process by visiting the front office and paying the activity fee in full via check or money order. Student placement* in after school activities is first come, first served based on a completed registration process.

*Each after school activity can accommodate 15-18 students.

Thank you!

* read more . . .

State Accountability Ratings 2013-2014

Texas Education Agency has recently announced the Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts for 2013-2014.

Under the new state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard were also able to earn distinction designations in seven areas.

HSA-West Houston met standard and earned six out of six eligible distinctions. There were only 26 districts in the state of Texas that received a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness and HSA-West Houston was one of them!

Congratulations to all students and teachers for their efforts and thank you parents for your continuous support!

*For a full report follow the Read More link.

* read more . . .


The HSA-WH PTO Membership Drive kicks off on Tuesday, September 2nd. Membership is only $ 15.00! Please support our school and our children by joining PTO!

This year the PTO is working on improving our school campus.

Please enroll or renew your membership for the 2014-2015 school year and help us achieve our membership goal! Bring your creative ideas, energy and open mind as we work together to make this a fantastic school year. read more . . .

GT Welcome Back Night! Thursday, September 11 -- 6pm - 7pm

GT welcome back night. 6pm - 7pm

Current GT students and parents should come to this fun event. I will go over what GT will look like this year and answer questions. We will also have a fun competition.

Picture Day is Coming!


On Friday, September 5th, all students in grades 6th-9th will be given a test to qualify for this year's Science Olympiad team.

Students are being given equal opportunity to make the team and are encouraged to try their best on the test.

Based on the results of the test -- five students from 9th grade, and ten students from 6th-8th grade will be asked to join the team.

Once the team is formed, after school meetings will take place and the dedication of all students on the team will be required.


Beginning on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, Chromebooks will begin to be distributed to all High School students.

Prior to this day, a few things need to happen:

1. Read the Chromebook Procedures and Parent Information document.(click the READ MORE tab to access the document)

2. Print out the last 2 pages of the book and sign (along with your high school student)

3. Turn in the forms, along with the $20 payment to the front office.

Thank you! read more . . .

National Honor/Junior Honor Society at HSA-West Houston

The application process for NHS and NJHS will open on August 25th. Be sure to turn in your applications and essays no later than September 5th!

Important Information For Middle & High School Students Interested In After School Academic Teams & Activities.

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES *Fees may apply. All afterschool clubs will begin on or around September 15, 2014.

* CANSTRUCTION -- [9th - 11th] The competition involves a forming a team to raise funds, design and build structures using canned goods at the We CAN competition in March 2015. We CAN is a friendly competition conceived to raise food for the Houston Food Bank and to provide the student body a unique opportunity to apply learned skills and serve the community.

* DRAMA -- [6th - 11th] Interest Meeting will be held on September 17th 3:30pm -4:30pm in Room 217. In order to participate in this year’s Dinner Theater, you must be a member of the Drama Club.

* TURKISH FOLK ARTS -- [6th - 11th] Students will learn Turkish Dance, Poetry and Song. They will compete in the International Language and Culture Festival. Meetings will take place on Monday & Wednesday - 3:30pm-5:00pm

* ZENITH -- [6th-11th]
The Zenith Afterschool program also offers a variety of afterschool activities for students of all ages.

ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS/TEAMS *This is an informative flyer only and not a request to apply. Faculty Team Leaders of each team will have their own selection criteria that will be communicated to students and parents, as needed.

- MathCounts
- Math League (6-8)
- AMC 8
- AMC 10

- Science Olympiad

- Geography Bee

- Spelling Bee
- Name That Book

* read more . . .


Love cookies, pastries and pretzels?

Good news! HSA-West Houston is hosting a fundraiser with OtisSpunkmeyer Products to raise money for our school Activity fund!

Check your child's backpack today and tomorrow for more info!


Print a copy of the schedule here… read more . . .


Print a copy of the schedule here… read more . . .


Dear HSA-West Houston parents,
The research is clear – kids at schools with a broad base of parent volunteers perform significantly better in different aspects of education with higher test scores, higher grades, better school attendance, increased motivation and self-esteem, lower rates of suspension and fewer instances of violent behavior.

We have opportunities to help in EVERY area of school in any way that works for you, your schedules and your interests.

Participating is easy! Simply complete the form and hit SUBMIT! We’ll be in touch with opportunities that fit your interests and availability. Get excited! Get Involved! Commit today!

Follow the READ MORE link to see the form.

Thank you,
Mr. Yilmaz

*All current volunteers should fill out this form, as well. Thank you! read more . . .


It's that time of year again! The Rice Harvest Festival is here!

HSAWH needs your help in preparing and presenting a float at the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival on October 4, 2014.

Interested families should join us at a meeting being held:
Thursday Sept. 4th at 5:30 pm. read more . . .

Child Find

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: read more...



Harmony Schools Advocates

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