Harmony News Room - Fort Worth Cluster


Spelling Bee Results Provide Evidence of Charter School Superiority
High priced private school education doesn’t guarantee a win; watch as charter school
student competes for title.
Fort Worth, Texas, March 9, 2011 – Narahari Bharadwa, an 8th grade student of
the largest charter school organization in Texas, will be competing on March 29th
at the Star-Telegram Regional Spelling Bee. Narahari was hosted by Trinity
Valley for the Fort Worth area Spelling Bee on March 1st, 2011, where he won
first place against local, high-priced private schools such as Country Day, Trinity
Valley, and All Saints. The winner of the Star-Telegram Bee will advance directly to
national competition in Washington D.C. in June.

Harmony School of Nature & Athletics "Gets Big" for Math and Science Education 
There‘s a phrase in today‘s hip-hop culture that simply says ―Get Big!‖ ... Essentially, it means doing extraordinary things, dominating, going beyond expectations while attracting the attention of everything around. I‘m just going to put it out there: ―We need more public schools to ―GET BIG!‖

But, how? Well Harmony School of Nature & Athletics in Southern Dallas leading the way and providing an example for other public schools. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the Harmony‘s administration and take a tour of the campus. Here‘s how they‘re bringing about change in the way they deliver education to students:

 Harmony School of Nature & Athletics Hosts Grand Opening Event

Charter public school students showcase science knowledge to compete for
science fair prizes; chance to progress to regional competition
Harmony School of Nature & Athletics will hold its official grand opening and
first annual student Science Fair. Perched in the picturesque Grand Prairie hills,
the new charter school emphasizes science and mathematics, catering to students
especially interested in athletics and environmental sciences such as horticulture
and veterinary science.

Harmony Charter Schools Hosts Robotics Competition
Growing charter public school system showcases students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math at 2nd annual robotics competition; 28 Harmony campuses across the state of Texas competing.
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, TX, March 3, 2011 -- Harmony School of Nature & Athletics will host its 2nd Annual Harmony Robo-League competition. Harmony Public School students from across the state of Texas will compete by pitting their technological know-how, teamwork, and presentation skills against other campuses.

Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth FIRST ® Robotics Team
Receives Sponsorship Support from JCPenney
Financial support will help Fort Worth students prepare for regional competition
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 10, 2011 – FIRST® team # 2948 at Fort Worth’s Harmony Science Academy
is one of 500 high school teams J.C. Penney Company, Inc. is sponsoring this year as part of the
company’s multi-year goal to bring FIRST to more than 1,100 communities in the United States. For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – known as FIRST – is a not-for-profit organization
founded by Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology by
engaging them in innovative robotics competitions. Prototype is a veteran team of 20 Harmony Science
Academy tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders that will spend six intense weeks designing and building an
original robot for the regional