“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.
Harmony Proposed Pay Increases
Attached is our 2019-2020 School Supply List. It is divided into sections.
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.
STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION
1 Call 211
2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
3 Visit SummerFood.org
Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.
A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN
1 Llame al 211
2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o
3 Visite SummerFood.org
Parent Information Rack Card
Harmony Science Academy is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Summer Reading!
Harmony Public Schools
Summer vacation offers students opportunities to discover new books and the pleasure of reading. Summer reading enables children to maintain the literacy skills they learned during the school year. There are many ways that parents can help their children continue the reading habit when school is not in session. We have provided links for summer reading activities and for summer book lists. We hope you find them useful in making reading an enjoyable family pastime.
Please see the attachments below
Dear parents, Chromebooks will be picked up starting next week on Monday, May 15. We will start with 6th grade on Monday, 7th grade on Tuesday, and 8th on Wednesday. If you could please advise students to bring their Chromebooks with the charger on those days. Thank you for all your support.
Join us on Friday, April 26, 2019 for our Family Movie Night. We will be hosting the movie Leap. All children must be accompanied by an adult, no outside food will be permitted, we will have a concession stand available for all food, drink, and snack items. Bring your pillows, pj’s, sleeping bags, etc. Space is limited! We’ll see you here!
Únase a nosotros el viernes 26 de abril de 2019 para nuestra Noche de Película Familiar. Estaremos hospedando la película Leap. Todos los niños deben estar acompañados por un adulto, no se permitirá comida del exterior, tendremos un puesto de comida disponible para todos los alimentos, bebidas y bocadillos. Traiga sus almohadas, pijamas, sacos de dormir, etc. ¡El espacio es limitado! ¡Nos vemos aquí!
We will be having our last book fair of the year beginning on Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, 2019. Book fair will be available in the mornings, lunchtime, and after-school. Please come by and support our campus by making a purchase. You may also purchase online by clicking on the link below. Thank you!
Tendremos nuestra última feria del libro del año, que comenzará el lunes 29 de abril al viernes 3 de mayo de 2019. La feria del libro estará disponible por las mañanas, a la hora del almuerzo y después de la escuela. Por favor venga y apoye nuestro campus haciendo una compra. También puede comprar en línea haciendo clic en el enlace de abajo.
Tomorrow is National Epilepsy Awareness day. Students and staff may wear a purple shirt and jeans to increase awareness of Epilepsy.
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
The 2017–18 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/index.html. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
For those who would like greater detail about the information in the SRC, the glossary that accompanies the 2017–18 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) is a useful resource. It contains definitions and methodologies for all the information included in the SRC. The data in the SRC is a subset of that published in the TAPR. The TAPR Glossary is available on the TEA website.
Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.
To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.
Life’s short. Do work that matters!
Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.
When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!
You asked! We changed!
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.
During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)
Click on this link to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.
Application Lottery Status
This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.
If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.
If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.
This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.
For full printed registration instructions, please click here
For a video walkthrough, please click here.
|District||Location of Lottery||Lottery Date||Lottery Time|
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
|Austin District Office|
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
|HSA – El Paso Auditorium|
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
Houston and Bryan Campuses
|Harmony School of Excellence|
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
|Harmony Public Schools Central Office|
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
|Harmony Public Schools Central Office|
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
|Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio|
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
|Harmony School of Innovation – Waco|
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
Fort Worth Campuses
|Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth|
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
|Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie|
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
|Harmony School of Business|
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
Harmony Public Schools campuses in the San Antonio/Laredo/Brownsville Area will host the 2019-2020 student admission lottery at 1:15 pm, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This will be held at the Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio campus located at 2015 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227.
This lottery is open to the public.
We will also have a live stream of the lottery in our school cafeteria at Harmony Science Academy located at 1124 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520.
Attention 3rd – 8th grade students!! If you could please take the time to fill out this short survey. Thank you!
The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.
¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.
In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!
Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.
The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.
The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.
A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.
Our campus will be collecting canned foods and non-perishable food items. All items collected to a local shelter. We appreciate your support during this holiday season!
Nuestro campus recolectará alimentos enlatados y alimentos no perecederos. Todos los artículos recolectados serán donados a un refugio local. Agradecemos su apoyo durante esta temporada de vacaciones!
Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.
Join us for fun and food at our Fall Festival! The date is Friday, October 19, 2018.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!
Free Parent Training Sessions/Sesiones Gratis de Instrucción para Padres
The Educational Service Center in San Antonio, Region 20 is offering several online training sessions for parents. To access the parent training’s and resources please click on the link. https://www.esc20.net/page/sup_pr.Home Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
El Centro de Servicios Educativos, Región 20 esta ofreciendo varias sesiones de instrucción en línea para padres. Para accesar las sesiones y recursos por favor haga clic en el enlace. https://www.esc20.net/page/sup_pr.Home No se pierda esta gran oportunidad!
The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.
Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.
What is Harmony?
Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.
What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?
The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.
In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.
Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.
What is our enrollment process?
Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.
Find out more …
To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php
- Website Accessibility
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
- Report Bullying
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
- HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
- Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
- Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
- Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
- TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.