Harmony Elementary School
Other 2010–11 Highlights...
All instructional sta members were involved in sta development focused on research-based best practices in literacy, mathematics, and technology to maximize student achievement.
Our three Reading Recovery teachers support reading success in the early grades.
Several teachers participated in the Mill Creek Math Advisory Board, supporting a complete K–12 perspective in mathematics.
Family Math Night and other workshops showcased mathematics and literacy activities that families can use to help students at home.
Our Media Center’s circulation increased by more than 12%. Harmony had 100% participation in our schoolwide Community of Readers Program. Students participated in various reading incentive programs.
Harmony was pleased to host the Gwinnett Fireghters Hero Club Mentor Program.
All students became published authors through our Student Treasures publishing project.
Costco, one of our business partners in education, provided students with reading support.
Our PTA continued to support our instructional programs through many projects and events, including Fall Festival, Bingo, Family Math Night, the Spring Dance, and the outdoor classroom.
rough a collaborative eort between our media/technology and gifted education programs, a number of student projects participated in the Gwinnett Student Media Festival. Two county winners also achieved honors at the state level and one advanced to the international level.
Our 3rd grade gifted education students scored in the top 10% of the nation in a mathematics competition.
Enrichment opportunities included Robotics, Chess Club, Art Club, Chorus Club, Fitness Club, Book Club, Technology Club, Student Council, Special Olympics, and our morning broadcast crew.
Parent volunteers played an integral role with our Junior Achieve- ment Program and supported students academically in the classroom.
Sta and students participated in Relay For Life, United Way, and Great Days of Service. Our Care Team provided support to families in need throughout the year.
2010–11 Staff Data Staff Certification Level
Number of Staff Members
Experience in Education
Number of Staff Members
Years of Experience
+American Indian/Alaskan Native*
+Hispanic or Latino, any race
+Multiracial, two or more races*
+Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander*
2010–11 Student Data
School Year School Year
*Not Hispanic or Latino
School Safety Perceptions Based on responses* to 2010–11 RBES Perception Survey…
81.8% of students agreed or strongly agreed that they felt safe at Harmony Elementary.
96.8% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that their child’s school was safe.
*Reects voluntary responses to parent and student perception surveys.
e mission of Gwinnett County Public Schools is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student, resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards. Harmony Elementary School 3946 S. Bogan Road • Buford, GA, 30519
945-7272 • www.harmonywildcats.org Anne Marie Keskonis, Principal
Gwinnett County Public Schools 437 Old Peachtree Rd., NW • Suwanee, GA 30024-2978 www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us 2011 Gwinnett County Board of Education Dr. Robert McClure, 2011 Chairman; Louise Radlo, 2011 Vice Chairman; Carole C. Boyce; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy; and Daniel D. Seckinger,
J.Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent