This week at our PTA meeting, we had a presentation by the Travel Committee, working to coordinate foreign trips for our MYP (6-8) students. We want the presentation to get out to a wider audience, and are making it available on the PTA website.
Foreign Travel PTA presentation
Dear Parents and Students,
The article entitled, “The Transformative Nature of an IB Education,” is the perfect answer to why Harry Stone became an IB school. Additionally, it explains the “intangible” benefits of an IB education that we often have difficulty expressing. We can talk about IB Learner Profile Traits and Approaches to Learning, but to see the students successfully instigating, implementing and engaging in action is the proof of the value of our program.
I invite everyone to the Community Project Presentations the MYP3 students will give in February. You will be inspired by what these young people have accomplished for the betterment of our human community and see the perfect expression of what an IB education is all about.
MYP 3 Individuals and Societies
School administration has brought to our attention a gap we have in officially getting students enrolled. Dallas ISD wants students explicitly enrolled in their system. See instructions the link below for online registration. Hint: It involves Power School.
For parents attending the Montessori Parent Night tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/26), your teachers have your student codes, and there will be a number of computers available so you can take care of it there.
For parents of 6-8 graders, student codes were handed out to the students today.
Please join us this Thursday @ 6:00 PM for the first PTA meeting of 2018-19.
In a great note for the start of the school year, Harry Stone’s elementary and middle grades both received high marks on the TEA report cards. Elementary received a 94 out of 100 overall, and the middle grades received a 92.
This overall grade is a combination of 3 scores in different areas. For more information (and reports for other schools), visit the TEA report cards site linked below.
Harry Stone’s Open House for the start of the 2018-19 school year is tomorrow night, Thursday, from 5-8 PM.
Come by and meet your teachers, and of course, join the PTA!
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!