Harry Stone has been named to the 2017-2018 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll, also known as the Texas Honor Roll. The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.
Harry Stone is recognized as a Star school, as a high performing, high poverty, achievement gap closing school.
More than 30 Dallas ISD schools named to Texas Honor Roll list
Full Honor Roll list: http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll
Please join us for our last meeting of the year. There will be food and fun. Our intrepid President has got something cooking, and we’ll have details out in the next few days.
We’d also like to thank all of those who made it out for the Dave & Buster’s event. It was a really good turnout.
Hope to see you on the 31st!
Celebrate national Public Schools Week with…Spring Break! Public Schools Week is March 12-16.
And while you are enjoying a vacation from school, send a letter of support for public school funding to your members of congress using the PTA Takes Action Network and use the National PTA’s social media toolkit to tweet the reasons you love public schools using #LovePublicSchools and #PublicSchoolsWeek.
The International Baccalaureate turns 50 years old this year.
Read more: http://www.ibo.org/50years/#1968
Keep up with school activities on a variety of social media. Find Harry Stone on your choice:
Find Harry Stone on Facebook, Twitter (@HsmaWorld) & Instagram
From the National PTA’s Our Children Magazine, an article outline 10 study habits to help our kids, and especially the older kids in middle school, be successful.
10 Study Habits Your Child Needs to Succeed
The district’s 2018-19 school calendar is now available.
See the approved Dallas ISD calendar for 2018–2019 school year
Important dates for the Dallas ISD calendar include:
- First day for students: Aug. 20
- Two fair days for all students. Stone’s days: Elementary Fair Day is Friday, Oct. 12, and Professional development day (students off) on Secondary Fair Day Friday, Oct. 19.
- Thanksgiving Break the week of Nov. 19–23
- For Winter Break students are out Dec. 20–Jan. 8
- Spring break, March 11–15
- Staff/student holidays on Sept. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and May 27
- Inclement weather makeup days on April 19 and 22
Harry Stone’s MYP 3 (IB Middle Year Program, 3rd year, or 8th grade) student community projects were highlighted in this Fall’s Texas IB Schools newsletter.
From the newsletter:
Community Project Sparks Community Action
Last year’s MYP 3 students, Makayla, Ashanti and Kenethia rebuilt Harry Stone’s butterfly garden. The year before that, Angel, Carlos and Sebastian organized a Blood Drive on campus through Carter Blood Care. This year, students are largely focusing on the less fortunate members of our local community including Dachshunds.
Stone is fortunate to have dedicated, motivated, and outstanding examples of student leaders promoting civic action. Without the IB program, we would not have this valuable learning experience for our students on a school-wide basis. And because we are a Pre K through MYP 3 campus, our students are role models for our younger students.
Submitted by Megan Capshaw, MYP Coordinator, Harry Stone Montessori Academy and IB World School, Dallas ISD
Read the full newsletter Texas IB Schools (TIBS) eNewsletter_ Fall 2017.
Visit the TEXAS IB SCHOOLS (TIBS) website: https://www.texasibschools.org/