For the safety of our students, please remain in the car during afternoon pickup. Remaining in the vehicle will make the line go much faster!
We are so excited to see all of you again!
Harmony Leadership Academy Librarian is named regional finalist for the 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Jessica Bilbo is the Library Media Specialist at Harmony Leadership Academy in Texarkana, Arkansas. She has 14 years of experience, all with TASD. Mrs. Bilbo received her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master’s of Education in Library Media and Information from Southern Arkansas University. While attending, she was a member of the President's Ambassadors and Alpha Sigma Alpha. As the Library Media Specialist of Harmony Leadership Academy, Mrs. Bilbo strives to provide a library that is engaging and transformative. “I believe that all students should have access to books that will create lifelong readers and critical thinkers,” Mrs. Bilbo commented. She coordinates with teachers to provide research classes that offer an enrichment of classroom curriculum. Mrs. Bilbo has presented professional development sessions on research and technology at both the state and local level. Mrs. Bilbo is a National Board Certified Librarian and assisted in writing the 2013 Arkansas Library Media Curriculum Frameworks. Over the past 14 years, she has written successful grants totaling over $38,000 for the library. Mrs. Bilbo is also the campus webmaster and Facebook manager, as well as a member of the Lighthouse Team and Arkansas Leadership Academy. In 2022, she recieved Master Teacher designation from the Arkansas Department of Education. Mrs. Bilbo is the current President of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and a member of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media. She is a faithful parishioner of Hardy United Methodist Church, where she leads the HIS Kids Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, who is a Harmony Leadership Academy student.
Field Day is tomorrow! Please send your student in comfortable athletic shoes and sunscreen! Free water stations will be set up. Click on the link to access concession stand prices. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRWfTic2FTOd8hynlZvKCCZV_lePIcxTg8bjtTiLA9xpTZVNJsbC-BWFhBUh50OLIZXZlYZAPlWf8JI/pub
Kindergarten parents don't forget, tomorrow is Kindergarten Graduation pictures. Patterson's will be here to take pictures of your child in cap and gown.
Did you forget to purchase a yearbook, and now your child is pouting? You can now order online and have it shipped directly to you! If you choose economy shipping, the total comes to roughly $25. Please visit https://store.shopyearbook.com/hla to get your copy!
Parents, Please remember that State testing for 3rd - 5th is all this week. Testing starts right at 9:00 am so please have students on time. Any student arriving after 9:00 will not be admitted to class. Also, once a student begins a test it cannot be stopped. Please make sure students stay at school for the entirety of the test. Get plenty of rest and see you all tomorrow. Go Harmony!!!!!!!!!
Harmony Leadership Academy is pleased to announce that our 2022 Field Day will take place on Friday, May 13th! For their safety and comfort, please make sure that your child comes to school in appropriate clothing and shoes.
Let's Dunk the Test! On Friday, April 22nd, students will have the opportunity to dunk a staff member during recess! Be sure to bring a dollar (or five) and dunk Mrs. Bilbo, Mr. Musgraves, or Mr. Mitchell as we get ready to Dunk the ACT Aspire!
Your last chance to purchase a 2021-22 HLA Yearbook is almost over! Please note that online sales will end on Friday, April 15th, but students can still bring $20 to school on Monday, April 18th. This will be your last opportunity to purchase a yearbook. To access online sales, please go to https://store.shopyearbook.com/hla
Good afternoon, Harmony! Tomorrow will be the last day to make purchases from our spring book fair. We will continue to take orders for the yearbook next week. The cost is $20 per yearbook. Thank you for supporting our students!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, there is no school for students. Spring Break is March 21-25. See you all March 28th.
Harmony classrooms will have new Prometheans installed today! These screens are interactive and portable, allowing teachers more functionality than ever. A special thank you to the TASD School Board for approving the original purchase of 22 Prometheans, as well as an additional 6 for specialty classes.
Calling all little razorbacks! It’s time for kindergarten registration. Parents if you have kindergarten age children, this razorback message is for you. Texarkana School District invites parents to come out for an early, easy registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Enjoy a morning full of games, prizes and fun at Arkansas Middle School (located at 5443 Jefferson Avenue), this Saturday March 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Visit each of the elementary campus booths as they showcase their magnet themes. Parents, be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, social security card, physical exam documentation and insurance card. For more information call 870-772-3371.
All TASD campuses will hold virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 17, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. and Friday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students will not attend school on Friday, February 18. Additionally, all TASD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
All TASD schools and offices will resume as normal tomorrow, Friday, February 4. Students will receive alternative method of instruction (AMI) work in the form of Google Classroom or paper packets to complete as a result of the inclement weather closing today, February 3. Students will have 5 days to complete the AMI work.
The National Weather Service and Office of Emergency Management have issued a winter storm warning for our area. Out of an abundance of caution, all Texarkana Arkansas School District schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd. Additionally, all extracurricular activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled. TASD administrators will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updates via the district’s website www.TASD7.net and our social media sites. The TASD callout system provider is currently experiencing technical difficulties so please help us by sharing this message with others.
COVID -19 Vaccine Clinic - 2nd Shot ONLY for age 5 -11 who attended the January 7 clinic. Friday, January 28 - AHS - Cafeteria - 1500 Jefferson Ave. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
School Closing Friday, January 21, Due to Staff Shortage - All Texarkana Arkansas School District schools will close on Friday, January 21, and return on Monday, January 24. The Texarkana Arkansas School District is currently experiencing staff shortages due to the increased number of positive and quarantine cases as Omicron continues to spread across our community. The district did see a decrease in the number of staff absences after the previous school closure; however, the positive and quarantine numbers among staff have increased once again. TASD staff are stretching themselves to the limit to provide COVID-safe learning for all of our students; however, we cannot be successful without adequate resources. The staff shortage coupled with the low number of substitute teachers available limits the district’s ability to staff our classrooms and offices. Navigating through this pandemic has been challenging for our staff, students, and the community as a whole; and we try very hard not to close our schools unless it is necessary. We understand the burden that closing our schools causes on some of our families, and we apologize for the short notice. All students PreK through 12th grade will use Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) for Friday’s school closure which may include instructional paper packets or digital learning. Our custodial services department will continue to deep clean and prepare our facilities for staff and students. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Want to be a substitute for TASD? Here is your chance. Join us onsite for the Meeting and Substitute Training. Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at 3512 Grand Ave. Texarkana, Ar 71854. #teamtasd #potentialrealized