Welcome to the new school year!

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Welcome all! THe new school year is upon us. School starts bright and early Monday morning.

We welcome all the new and returning students, and all the new and returning staff. I hope everyone is looking forward to it. We know that Principal Jones is looking forward to the year in her new role, supported by our new Assistant Principal, Tabitha Preston.

SBDM Meeting

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As we prepare for the new year, the Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) committee will have a meeting Thursday, August 4th at 5. Committee member attendance is requested/required.

Announcements from Principal Jones

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Happy summer, all!  We have just a few short weeks until an exciting new school year begins.  We hope everyone has had a relaxing and fun summer so far.

Ms. Jones has asked us to let you know navy blue bottoms have been added to the middle school uniform.  Students are to wear light blue shirts and khaki or navy blue pants, shorts, or skirts (as appropriate).   Also, STAAR results will be coming soon to a mailbox near you.  And lastly, for students who will be transitioning to the next level (Kinder to 1st and 3rd to 4th), classroom assignments will also arrive shortly.

Students and teachers (and parents) will also be happy to learn ACP exams have been reduced in number.  A total of 19 ACP exams have been eliminated for elementary students.

Looking forward to seeing bright and happy faces in the upcoming year!

PTA Meeting, April 12

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Join us Tuesday at 6:00 for our last planned PTA meeting for the year.  Agenda items include selecting new PTA officers for the 2016-2017 school year (nominations accepted at nominations@harrystonepta.org), sibling rule policy change for magnet schools, and principal’s campus update.

2016 HSMA Scholar Students

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From Counselor Williams

Dallas ISD Scholars Program honorees:

Vivaca Dupree                           Avery Rose                               Raul Ayala

Alexis Barrientos                       Ruben Calderon                       Marianna Hernandez

Nataly Leyva                             Angel Martinez                          Carlos Medrano

Gustavo Meza                           Sean Moore                              Jared Narvaez

Joseph Perez-Mccurdy             Berenice Rodriguez                   Avery Vance

Isiah Williams                            Tiara Williams                           Nathaniel Worley

Congratulations to all!


For more information, please see the HSMA site (http://dallasisd.org/stone).

PTA Meeting this Tuesday, Parent/Teacher this Thursday

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Will be holding our first PTA meeting of the year this Tuesday evening, January 12, at 6:00 PM. Please come join us.

And a reminder that the school’s spring Parent/Teacher conferences are this Thursday, January 14, from 4 – 7:30 PM.

Harry Stone Community meeting with Trustee Blackburn

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There will be a community meeting held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:00pm, at Harry Stone Montessori Academy. Topics to discuss are Montessori program, Montessori classroom and Montessori evaluation.

Please come and participate in the conversation! Call Dallas ISD Board Services (972) 925-3719 for more information.

The meeting is to speak to parents and teachers regarding concerns Dr Blackburn has received regarding Harry Stone’s Montessori program.

The concerns from parents include that the Montessori program is not being implemented with fidelity, and concerns from teachers include that the Montessori classrooms are not being evaluated effectively.

Dr Blackburn has asked that Harry Stone’s staff make presentations about these concerns, and he will take questions and comments afterwards.

We look forward to having you join Wednesday @ 6.

A note from Ms. Abby

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And Then They Came For Me:

Remembering the World of Anne Frank

This is a middle school production and the topic may not be appropriate for elementary aged children.
Tickets are $3.00 and concessions will be on sale before and after the play, as well as during intermission.
The support and money raised from ticket sales each year determines what shows we are able to do the following year. Please come and support us! Without the parents’ and students’ support we cannot do our large, full school shows.
Shows Under Consideration for 2016:
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Annie (Junior)
1000 Cranes


Let’s support HSMA’s Theatre Dept!

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The Concessions Committee is requesting donations to help support the Theatre department.  And Then They Came for Me will open Friday, December 4 at 7:00.  The Theatre department is partially funded through ticket and concession sales.  Please help support our students in one of their favorite activities.

Please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Night only a week away!

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Harry Stone’s Family Fun Night event is only a week away, so mark your calendars.

6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, November 13.

All-Event Passes are available for purchase online: Click Here for more information.

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