Here at Harmony Science Academy, we pledge to be drug free.  Please join us in as we show our pride of being ” Drug Free” by participating in our spirit week.  Every day is a unique dress up day.  Please share your pictures with us on Facebook, teachers may also take pictures during class time or they may also be emailed to Ms. Betancourt at gbetancourt@harmonytx.org.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In honor to show our support, we will be wearing pink on Friday, October 16, 2020.  Please share your images with us by posting them on Facebook or emailing them to Ms. Betancourt at gbetancourt@harmonytx.org.

 

Join us for our Bully Prevention Spirit Week next week. Please post your pictures here on Facebook and teachers will also take a few during the class time.
Our goal at Harmony is ensure our scholars feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
Bullying can happen anywhere and at any time, especially now that so many people have access to the internet.
Please, “Don’t be a bystander. If you see something, say something!”

Great News Tiger Scholars,

School clubs are now ready for you to sign-up.  Please click on the link below to see what is available.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. R. Villarreal to rgalvan@harmonytx.org.

HSA-B School Clubs

 

Grandes noticias Tiger Eruditas,

Los clubes escolares ya están listos para que se registren. Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para ver lo que está disponible. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. R. Villarreal a rgalvan@harmonytx.org.

 

Lista de clubes de HSA-B

 

 

 

Dear HSA-B Parents,
 
You are cordially invited to attend our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Our goal for this meeting is to review, evaluate and update/develop the written parent and family engagement (PFE) policy and the school-parent compact.
Zoom meeting link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87931917242?pwd=WDFDTUVPNDBtcHpaK3c0NGd5SEUwQT09
 
 
Estimados padres de familia HSA-B:
 
Está cordialmente invitado a asistir a nuestra reunión de participación de padres y familias de Título I el miércoles 7 de octubre de 2020 de 3:00 a 4:00 de la tarde. Nuestro objetivo para esta reunión es revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la política escrita de participación de padres y familias (PFE) y el pacto entre la escuela y los padres.
Enlace de Zoom para la junta: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87931917242?pwd=WDFDTUVPNDBtcHpaK3c0NGd5SEUwQT09
  
Attention HSA-B English Learner Families:
 
The ESL Department will be hosting the Title III ESL Parent Meeting on October 7, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00pm. We encourage you to join as you will learn more about the ESL program, ways to support your child at home, educational curriculum, technology programs, and more. A Zoom invite link has been sent to the parent / guardian email registered in Skyward . See you soon!
 
For any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Pena at ashley.pena@harmonytx.org
 
El Departamento de ESL será el anfitrión de la reunión de padres de ESL del Título III el 7 de octubre de 2020 de 2:00 a 3:00 de la tarde. Alentamos a nuestros padres a unirse, ya que aprenderá más sobre el programa de ESL, las formas de apoyar a su hijo en el hogar, el plan de estudios educativo, los programas de tecnología y más. Se envió un enlace de invitación de Zoom al correo electrónico del padre / tutor registrado en Skyward. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
 
Para cualquier pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la Sra. Pena en ashley.pena@harmonytx.org
Dear HSA-B parents and 8th grade scholars,
 
We will be offering the PSAT to all our 8th grade scholars. They must complete the following form to sign up for the PSAT test if they would like to take it. The link was sent to our scholars’ school email as well. Scholars that decide to take the PSAT will have to come in person to campus on October 27th. No remote testing is available at this time. The schedule will be shared after reviewing responses received. The deadline to submit the form is October 13th.
 
Registration link: https://forms.gle/bfGE7m8ZYU6A6sGj7
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. R. Villarreal at rgalvan@harmonytx.org
 
PSAT Benefits
*Inspires Productive Practice.
*Your PSAT Score Can Indicate Future SAT Performance.
*Opens Doors To College.
*Increases Access to AP and College Credit.
 
Please view a video with the benefits of taking the PSAT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEjgs2KB4W0
 
Estimados padres y estudiantes de octavo grado de HSA-B,
 
Estaremos ofreciendo el PSAT a todos nuestros estudiantes de octavo grado. Deben completar el siguiente formulario para inscribirse en el examen PSAT si desean tomarlo. El enlace se envió al correo electrónico de la escuela de nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes que decidan tomar el PSAT deberán venir en persona al campus el 27 de octubre. No hay pruebas remotas disponibles en este momento. El horario se compartirá después de revisar las respuestas recibidas. La fecha límite para enviar el formulario es el 13 de octubre.
 
Enlace de registro: https://forms.gle/bfGE7m8ZYU6A6sGj7
 
 
Si tiene alguna pregunta o para obtener más información, comuníquese con Mrs. R. Villarreal por correo electrónico a rgalvan@harmonytx.org
 
Beneficios de PSAT
*Inspira la práctica productiva.
*Su puntuación PSAT puede indicar el rendimiento futuro SAT.
*Abre puertas a la universidad.
*Aumenta el acceso a créditos universitarios y AP.
 
 
Fecha límite para enviar su formulario: 10/13/2020

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.