Author Archives: Heather Hawthorne

Announcements from Principal Jones

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

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, sibling rule policy change for magnet schools, and principal’s campus update.

2016 HSMA Scholar Students

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 (

A note from Ms. Abby

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!

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.

Upcoming PTA meeting and 1-3 Character Gallery walk!

Please join us Tuesday, November 17 for our next PTA meeting and a gallery walk of character presentations created by our 1-3 students.  Click the link to have the meeting automatically added to your calendar.


PTA meeting

Mayor’s 5K Race

The Mayor’s Race will be held December 12, 2015.  Please mark your calendar for and plan to attend this annual event.  Entries (bus information and waiver) must be submitted to Harry Stone by November 6.  Busses from the school to Reunion Park will be provided for Dallas ISD students and staff.  Parents/Guardians and other well-wishers must provide their own transportation.  Races begin at 8:30 AM.  Please review attached information.  All information was sent home with students Thursday, October 29.

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T-shirts available!

Student-designed T-shirts will be available at Thursday’s 6:00 PTA meeting.

A light snack will also be provided.

National Blue Ribbon Announcement!

The US Department of Education will make the official announcement of Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 on Tuesday morning between 9:00 and 10:00.

Harry Stone is being recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School with only 26 schools in Texas having been nominated  (all of them may not have met the requirements to actually become Blue Ribbon Schools). The selection criteria was based on assessment data for the past six years (2009-2015).

Our application will appear on the National Blue Ribbon website and if you would like to see some past Blue Ribbon Schools, their applications, and stories you can access them on the following link:

Way to go Harry Stone!!

Upcoming PTA meeting

Thanks to all who were able to attend our first meeting of the year.  It was great to see everyone!

Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday, October 8 at 6:00.  Click the link to add to your personal calendar.  We would love to see everyone again.

Harry Stone PTA Meeting 10-8-15