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school choice application for 2019-20 school year     

All school choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year must be submitted by May 1, 2019.  
2019-2020 SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATION

April 15, 2019
CONTACT: Kimberly Friedman
PHONE: (501) 683-4788
kimberly.friedman@arkansas.gov
2018 School, District, and State Report Cards Released 
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2018 Report Cards for schools, districts, and the state. The reports, which are available at the Report Card tab on the My School Info website (https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov), reflect school performance for the 2017-2018 school year. 
In addition to information about student achievement and growth, graduation rates, college readiness, teacher quality, school expenditures, and long-term goals, the 2018 reports feature several new components. Data about homeless students, students in foster care, gifted and talented students, and students of military families are available, as well as several new modules.
  • The Growth module provides a growth score for each grade level by content and subgroup of students.
  • The English Language Proficiency module provides information about the number and percentage of English learners earning a proficient score on the English Language Proficiency Assessment.
  • The School Quality and Student Success module provides information about school characteristics, such as the number and percentage of students reading on grade level.

  • The Cross Tab modules provide information regarding the achievement and growth of students by subgroups. 

  • The Long-Term Goals module provides information about the progress of schools in relation to the long-term goals set by the state. 

"I encourage students, parents, educators, and community members to spend time reviewing the reports for their school and district," ADE Commissioner Johnny Key said. "The reports, combined with other available data and information, should be used to guide conversations regarding continuous school improvement. Together, we will provide a student-focused education to all students in Arkansas."
To assist with understanding and using the report cards, several communication tools have been developed. Available at https://bit.ly/1NdmlWt, resources include a video and several one-page documents that highlight how to access the report card and ways the report card can be used. A letter template also is available to assist schools when communicating with families and communities.
ADE welcomes feedback on the report cards. A survey is available at https://bit.ly/2Z7iPVF, and several feedback events and opportunities will be held around the state in the next couple of months.


ACT ASPIRE TESTING

All 5th grade students will be taking the state required ACT Aspire assessments on Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18.  Please make sure your child is well-rested, well-fed, and at school on these dates.

All 8th grade students will be taking state required ACT Aspire assessments Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18th. Students must report to the Multi-purpose Building promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please make sure your child is well-rested, well-fed, and at school each day.

HARMONY GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK CAMPAIGN


Harmony Grove Middle School recently completed a successful One School, One Book campaign with the book “Because of Mr. Terupt” by Rob Buyea.  This novel was chosen because of its relevant thematic content for middle schoolers, putting an emphasis on kindness as an overarching theme. The goal was to promote a culture of literacy, both at school and home.


The kick-off for the 5-week project began with a skit to introduce the main characters to the students.  The cast, consisting of middle school teachers, was introduced by the library media specialist. Students were highly entertained while gaining background knowledge about the characters in this animated reenactment of a typical classroom scene from the book.  After being given a copy of the book and information about school-wide activities and competitions, middle schoolers were treated with a snow cone to wrap up the kick-off assembly. LIttle did they know, the snow cone was symbolic of a significant event in the book.


Some of the school-wide activities were a Dollar Word wall and daily trivia during the morning announcements.  Students submitted Dollar Words to be added to the wall during the course of the program, and it soon became a common occurence to see students rushing down the halls toward the office, cards in hand, smiles on faces, proud to know they would soon see their contribution displayed.  After the morning announcements, the school secretary read the daily trivia question, which was from the previous days’ reading. Daily winners received a special meal in the library each Friday. At the completion of the book, one grand prize trivia winner was drawn to receive a Kindle Fire.  Several projects revolving around the theme of kindness were integrated into individual classrooms, including students making cards for teachers and kindness chains.


To wrap up the program, the students and faculty ate a picnic lunch together on the playground. It was a chance for students to relax while engaging in reflective conversations about their reading.  The One School, One Book campaign for Harmony Grove Middle School was deemed highly successful and the school plans to continue the program.



APRIL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The April school board meeting will be on April 22, 2019.  It was originally scheduled for April 15.



illness letter  to parents

Please review the following letter highlighting HGSD illness policies and attendance information.

 Illness Letter 2019




application for free-reduced meals

Please click on these links for the 2018-2019 application for Free & Reduced Meals as well as other information regarding this program.

Application for Free-Reduced Meals

How to Apply for Free-Reduced Meals

Frequently Asked Questions about Free-Reduced Meals

 


dress code for harmony grove HS, JHS and MS

HG Dress Code for 2018-2019


Fire Lane

For the safety of our children, please do not park in fire lanes on the campus of Harmony Grove School District.   Fire lanes are appropriately marked and visible.  The local police department has notified school administration of this issue and tickets will be given if this continues to occur.