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Harry Stone players take the stage at pre-UIL

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Harry Stone’s Theater Arts students competed last Thursday for UIL, and really shone:

  • Best Actor – Sterling Bond
  • Best Actress – Ava McKay
  • All Star Technical Crew – Katelayn Vault
  • All Star Cast – Nina Oham, Nicholas Jones, Reuben Herriage, and Joe Adkins
  • Honorable Mention, All Star Cast – Karthik Swaminathan and Jane Allinger

And last, but definitely not least, the Harry Stone Team took awards for Best Acting Ensemble, and 1st Place for Best Play.

Congratulations to the entire ensemble, and to Mr Goodwin.

Harry Stone rocks at Academic Pentathlon

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Harry Stone’s Academic Pentathlon teams competed at Dade Middle School against 19 schools. Both 7th and 8th grade teams did a wonderful job, with 8th grade coming in 4th overall and 7th grade coming in 1st! Congratulations all.

Event Student(s)
8th Math Dodge Suprun – 2nd
Amanda Arroyo, Avery Rose – 3rd
8th Science Avery Rose – 2nd
8th Social Science Avery Rose – 1st
Vivica Dupree – 3rd
8th Super Quiz 8th grade team – 3rd
7th Fine Arts Nina Oham – 1st
Cecil Mosley – 2nd
Molly Soukup – 3rd
7th Literature Molly Soukup – 1st
7th Science Valerie Iperti – 2nd
Molly Soukup – 3rd
7th Math Matthew Oliphant – 2nd
Cecil Mosley – 3rd
7th Super Quiz 7th grade team – 3rd

Ms Capshaw called out all the team members for their hard work.

Dallas ISD’s first place team for 7th grade is composed of:

  • Aracely Mata
  • Olivia Munoz
  • Molly Soukup
  • Valerie Iperta
  • Valeria Meza
  • Cecil Mosley
  • Matthew Oliphant
  • Nina Oham
  • and alternate Hailee Hall

Dallas ISD’s fourth place team for 8th grade is composed of:

  • Dodge Suprun
  • Avery Rose
  • Sterling Bond
  • Frida Martinez
  • Amanda Arroyo
  • Essence Murray

HSMA to compete in Music Memory event

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Throughout the year, all 4th and 5th graders have been listening to a variety of music including ballet, opera, orchestra, band, and piano solos. They have been learning about the different instruments, composers, and history of each piece. After taking quizzes and a final exam on 16 specific pieces, 12 students (6 from each grade) placed in the top of their class (combined music, piano, and orchestra students).

These students will travel to the Meyerson Symphony Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to hear the Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform live excerpts from these pieces in which they will identify the name and composer. Each team will compete against the other groups from their grade level across the district for the chance to win first place and a trophy. They will even get to hear two full pieces for a mini concert along with the opportunity to compete. This is the first year HSMA will go to this competition!

Who: The 6 top 4th/5th grade music students

What: Music Memory Competition against other 4th/5th graders from DISD

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Trustees approve Dallas ISD’s 2017-2018 calendar

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The 2017-2018 student calendar approved by trustees Thursday features summer professional development for teachers in August with the first day of classes set for Monday, Aug. 28.

Each school day will have an additional 10 minutes during breakfast in the classroom. With the expanded day, the district will reach the state-mandated total minutes of instruction by June 1, the last day of classes.

For more details, see the article on The Hub: https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2017/02/24/trustees-approve-dallas-isds-2017-2018-calendar/

For the calendar: http://www.dallasisd.org/cms/lib/TX01001475/Centricity/Domain/48/2017-2018ApprovedCalendar.pdf

PTA Meeting and Success Starts At Home presentation

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Success Starts at Home

HSMA PTA proudly brings to our families and community Texas PTA’s Success Starts at Home program, January 17 @ 6:00 PM.

This interactive program empowers family members to build and strengthen their Family Assets. Attendees will gain knowledge of everyday actions families can introduce that build relationships, opportunities, values, skills, and positive self-perceptions. When families have more of these assets, teens and adults in the family thrive and do better in life.

This is a free event. Childcare will be provided. Pizza will be provided

Program Information:
Texas PTA Presenter: Heather Ashwell-Hair
Date: Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00pm
Location: HSMA Auditorium

Language translation will be available

Please contact Jose Hernandez with questions at jacahdz@sbcglobal.net

Please RSVP via email to jacahdz@sbcglobal.net.

Hope to see you and your family at our program.

School play this week!

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Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Three showings this week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 PM

Stone honored by TEA

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Harry Stone has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a High Performing and High Progress school, and has received the designation of Title I Reward Schools.

Region 10 Education Service Center will honor the 27 Title I Reward schools in the Region 10 at a ceremony in January.

Congratulations to all the students, staff, and families of Harry Stone!

Family Science Night

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This Wednesday, Dec 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, the Perot Museum is coming to Harry Stone for Family Science Night.

Come out and learn to conduct awesome science experiments with your family. Learn and have fun together!

  • Learn hands on science experiments
  • Tackle science challenges
  • See amazing demonstrations

Volunteers willing to spend a little time beforehand getting some training and help conduct the experiments, please contact Mr Tran: jtran@harrystone.org

8 Harry Stone Choir students made DISD All City Choir

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8 of Ms Heather Ramsey’s Middle School Choir students were selected for Dallas ISD’s All City Choir after district-wide auditions in late October. Congrats to the students and Ms Ramsey!

Stone one of TEA 14 high performing schools in DISD

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According to the DISD Hub article published November 4, Harry Stone has been named by the Texas Education Agency as one of 14 high performing Title I schools in Dallas ISD, and one of only 160 state-wide. This ranking was based on data from the 2014-15 school year.

Fourteen district schools receive high-performing designation

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