This is a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 30th for the students. The school will resume on Tuesday, October 1st.

 

Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16.

The campus will be closed that day to visitors and parents, including lunch drop-offs, until after testing.

On the day of the exam, students need to arrive at school on time and have a #2 pencil, an approved calculator, and if desired, a quick snack. Per the College Board policy, cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the testing rooms. Please read the attached PSAT parent letter and student guides for more information.

9th Grade PSAT Student Guide

10 and 11th Grade PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Letter 2019

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will have the chance to take the ASVAB CEP exam on October 22, 2019.  This unique opportunity enables young people to explore careers in the context of their skills and interests.  Below are links to the parent informational letter, the ASVAB CEP exam registration form, and a short overview video about the program.

Parents and family members are invited to attend HSI-Sugar Land’s annual Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 3:45 PM.  Please see the attached invitation for more information.

PFE Invitation Letter

The AP Program has made a few changes aimed at supporting learning throughout the year and helping students earn college credit through AP Exams.

Improvements include:

  • A new online classroom, called AP Classroom, contains free practice resources and feedback for each AP course a student is enrolled.  Students can get the join code the AP courses they are enrolled in from their teachers if they have not done so already.
  • A new fall AP Exam registration deadline.  Students will use their AP Classrooms to register for exams.  Students need to indicate their order status by October 10 for each AP course in which they are enrolled.  The school will submit exam orders on October 25.  Changes made after the order is submitted will incur a $40 dollar fee.  AP exams are scheduled on May 4-15, 2020.

For more information, please see the attached College Board publications.  If you have questions or concerns regarding AP exam orders, please email the campus testing coordinator at dgerard@harmonytx.org.

 

Dear Class of 2020 Students & Parents/Guardians,

First and foremost, we as the Senior Committee would like to thank you for your cooperation and support; it is greatly appreciated.

As the academic year continues on, I am here to present you all with more information regarding our planned Senior Committee events, including prom and graduation.

Firstly, we would like to speak on updates for the graduation ceremony. As a reminder, we have finalized the date of May 26th, 2020 for the graduation event it will be held at HBU The Joella & Stewart Morris Cultural Arts Center. As for the timing of the event, we intend on opening the doors to the venue at 6:00 PM, with the event officially beginning at 6:30 PM. According to what the venue requires of us, all seating will be ticketed, and guests will be required to sit in their ticketed seats. While we are still looking into the capacity and the way we\’d like the seating to be set up, families can expect to have around 8 tickets per family. We will not give more than this number, and if families are interested in getting more tickets, they may speak to other families on whether they will use all of their tickets or not.

Attention: We really need your help!!! We are looking for keynote motivational speakers for the graduation venue. The only requirement to speak at graduation is to have graduated from high school and college. If any parents know someone who might be willing to speak at graduation, please reach out to me by e-mail at aciftci@harmonytx.org.

In regards to the updates for the prom venue, we have begun to work our way into signing the contract. The date of the event is April 18th, 2020. We intend on starting the event at 7:00 PM, but details regarding the finalization of the time will be sent out as they come forth.

We recently sent out a Senior Dues Form for students to fill out with their parents regarding their plan for Senior year, which we refer to as a Senior Package (Please see it in the attachment). This plan includes Graduation with the options of Prom, Senior Banquet, and Senior Week. Although Graduation, which includes the ceremony, venue fees, and attire, is listed as the base for every Senior package, it is not a graduation requirement. But if your child wishes to be a part of any of these events, it must be listed on their form and be paid for.

We offer two payment methods: monthly installments or upfront payment. The monthly installments were created to mimic the structure of regular bills that could be incorporated into parents’ monthly responsibilities to make payments easier. The total cost of your child’s package will be divided evenly over the span of 8 months; September to April. We strongly advise that the payments be paid within the first two weeks of the month, but they will still be accepted throughout the entire month. The other payment method is to pay the total of the Senior Package all upfront. This will due this month of September 2019, but we can extend this window into October 2019, if requested. Simply reach out to Mr. Ciftci at aciftci@harmonytx.org, and we can address your case.

If you have chosen the installment plan, please be aware that you have agreed to stick to it until the end. We will not be able to accept more or less from each payment, meaning you are not allowed to pay off the rest of your plan, abruptly; you must pay as indicated on your form. We have a system set up in the front office and we have to uphold it to ensure order. Please be sure that your payments align with your plan and that you refer to the Dues form that we will send back with your child. We will also be sending out email reminders regularly and confirmations to help you keep track of the status of your plan (i.e remaining balances, the date checks will be cashed every month).

We are aware we stated that checks must be issued to ‘HSI Senior Committee’ on the Dues form but that has changed. Instead, all checks will be turned into the front office addressed to ‘HSI Sugar Land’ with your driver’s license number on it. Our front office also accepts a credit card, but no Money Orders. Checks will be cashed at two designated dates, every two weeks, each month to ensure your money goes to the right place. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note the following dates:

The Graduation Ceremony Venue Name: The Joella & Stewart Morris Cultural Arts Center
Located in: Houston Baptist University
Address: 7502 Fondren Road, Morris Cultural Arts Center, Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (281) 649-3047

If you or your happen to be undecided about any of these events, we will still allow late decisions. For organizational purposes, we will provide a designated time in which we will reach out to all parents and students as a last call.

In short:
If you have chosen to pay your child’s dues upfront, that total is due this September, if no October extension is requested. If you’ve chosen to pay monthly, your first installment is due before the month ends.

Checks must be brought in by the student, addressed to ‘HSI Sugar Land’ with your driver’s license number on it. If parents choose, they can come in and pay with a card as well. We do not accept Money Order.

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to personally contact Mr. Ciftci back at his email or testing through REMIND APPLICATION.

We will do our best to work with you so that your child’s senior year will be the one to remember.

Have a wonderful day!

Best Regards,

Mr. Ciftci, M.Ed.
Campus Head Counselor
HSI-Sugar Land

Dear parents and guardians,

We will have early dismissal on Wednesday, September 25th starting at 12:05 p.m. Please make sure to make the proper arrangements and have your student(s) picked up on time.

Due to inclement weather, all (Houston, Sugar Land, Katy & Beaumont) schools & district office are closed on Friday (9/20). We’re scheduled to reopen under normal schedules on Monday (9/23)

Dear parents,

Student drivers will be released at dismissal. We ask that parents and students exercise caution when traveling.

HSI Sugar Land

 

Dear parents,

We are closely monitoring the weather to ensure our students’ safety during dismissal.  We will dismiss students at our regular time at 3:15 pm. You can come to pick up your child(ren) when you feel it is safe to drive.  We will keep all students under supervision until they are picked up.

Student drivers will not be released unless parents pick students up.

Please use caution when making the decision for driving and monitor local media for most up to date road conditions.

HSI Sugar Land

Dear parents, students, and staff!
 
HSI-Sugar Land has canceled all after school events (Senior College Application Boot Camp, Junior Academic Night), extracurricular activities, and athletics events due to the inclement weather today.
Dear parents, students, and staff!
 
HSI-Sugar Land has canceled all after school activities, athletics, and extracurricular events due to the inclement weather today.

 

Dear parents,

HSI Sugar Land has canceled Freshmen-Sophomore Academic Night I event due to the inclement weather today.

 

Dear parents, students, and staff!
 
HSI-Sugar Land has canceled all after school activities, athletics, and extracurricular events due to the inclement weather today.

For 2017-2018, HSI – Sugar Land received a met standard rating and received distinctions in six categories measured by STAAR testing. The school report card is available to download from the link below.

School Report Card 2019

This school report card is designed to tell us how well we are helping students reach grade level and how well we are preparing them for success after high school. Much like the grades we give students, we can use these grades to identify ways to help schools improve over time.

 

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

TRYOUTS

Wed. October 2
3:30-5:30 pm

Tryout Packets are on the link below

or

See Coach Roark for tryout packets
You must have a physical to tryout

Deadline for completed tryout packets

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

 

Tryout Packets

Great opportunity to order your HSI-Sugar Land Spirit Jacket.  The red and royal blue jackets come with our school logo lettering and mascot.
The jacket costs $38.00.  For $7.00 extra, you can have your name printed on the back of the jacket.  NO NICKNAMES.  If you order a 2XL or 3XL, there will be a $3.00 extra cost.
Jacket cost:   $38.00 without a name on the back
Jacket cost:  $45.00 with name on the back.
Please see Coach Roark for jacket sizing.
Full payment is to be made online. You can find the order link below. No check, only cc payment, please.
Deadline to place a jacket order will be Friday, October 4.  

 

  1. Check Available Club and Organization List on School Website.

  2. Join Club Interest Meeting or Contact Club Advisor by email.

  3. Make Club Fee Payment using online payment system (RevTrak) on the school website or personal check/cc to the front office (if requested)

  4. Enjoy your Club Activities!

Picture Day is;

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Visit: mylifetouch.com

Enter your Picture Day ID: PB019532Y0

Order your perfect package-and don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

A practice PSAT for students in grades 9-11 will be offered at the school on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  The test will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Ninth graders will finish testing between 12-12:30 p.m. and tenth and eleventh graders will end between 12:30-1:00 pm.  Students interested in taking the practice PSAT may sign up in their ELA classes starting September 3 through September 11.
All students in grades 9-11 will take the official PSAT in school on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  Student guides will be available soon.

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.

Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. Here are the links for the forms;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.