Harry Stone players take the stage at pre-UIL


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

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!

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

Title I Reward High-performing/high-progress

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Harry Stone has been confirmed as Title I Reward school for both lower and middle grades. Congratulations to both the staff and students! See the list linked below for the TEA list, where Harry Stone is listed in both the 2014-15 High-performance and High-progress schools.

On April 30, 2015, the Texas Education Agency announced the more than 400 Title I Reward high-performing and/or high-progress Title I schools for school year 2014-15.  A high-performing reward school is identified as a Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level.  A high‐progress school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25% in annual improvement and/or schools in the top 25% of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps based on system safeguards.

Schools must meet, or exceed, the AMO targets of 79% on each of the system safeguards evaluated for all students and all subgroups, including the seven federally required student groups in math and reading subject areas.  Your school did meet the reward criteria and is now identified as a high progress and/or high performing reward school.

On May 26, 2015, the agency updated the 2014-15 reward list found at:  http://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Monitoring_and_Interventions/School_Improvement_and_Support/Priority,_Focus,_and_Reward_Schools/

DISD Scholars from Harry Stone

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On Thursday, March 19th, Dallas ISD recognized 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th graders in the top 5% of their grade level for the entire school district in a ceremony at Ellis Davis Field House.
We wanted to make sure that we at Harry Stone also acknowledge their achievements, and in particular the 21 7th and 8th grade students from Harry Stone who made this list. By my rough calculation, that’s around 15% of our 7/8 graders.
This is the first year of an annual recognition ceremony planned by DISD for our district, and our school’s, top performing students. We look forward to adding Harry Stone students to this list year after year. Congratulations to all of the DISD Scholars from Harry Stone for the 2014-2015 school year.
Thanks, Mr. Bennett, for highlighting this program and our phenomenal students.

Stone rocks at March UIL Academic

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Harry Stone students once again rocked at the UIL competition this March. Our students placed in 6th-8th competed in a number of academic categories, and placed well, with 16 top 3 places.
Congratulations to the students, parents and teachers, and we’re proud of all of you who participated for stepping up to the challenge.

Event 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Calculator Skills 6th, 9th, 10th 10th (comp) 2nd
Chess 1st, 5th, 6th (tie) 2nd, 3rd, 7th 4th
Dictionary Results 9th, 10th 8th, 10th 6th
Editorial Writing n/a 7th 5th, 5th (comp)
Listening Skills 3rd, 4th
Maps, Graphs, Charts 2nd, 3rd 7th, 8th 8th
Mathematics 1st, 9th 3rd, 8th, 9th 5th
Number Sense 7th, 9th, 10th 1st, 1st (comp) 10th
Oral Reading n/a 6th 4th, 6th
Ready Writing 8th 2nd 2nd
Science I and Science II n/a 7th (tie), 9th, 10th
Spelling 5th 2nd 6th
Social Studies 1st, 2nd n/a n/a

n/a – No competion results listed for this grade.
(comp) – Indicates the student result in the Comprehensive category, rather than the Academy (magnet) category.

Harry Stone takes home top honors at local DI competition

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Congratulations to both of our middle school Destination Imagination teams for taking home a first and second place win at the regional competition (over other local middle school and high school teams)! The first place team named About A Week Ago will go on to compete in the state tournament on April 11th. We are so proud of all the participants and wish them luck at state.

Harry Stone nominated for Blue Ribbon school

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Harry Stone is one of only 26 Texas schools nominated as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.

The prestigious award, a program of the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes exemplary schools where students are performing at high levels.

Way to go Harry Stone!

Blue Ribbon path begins – DISD

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