We're Hiring

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.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Parents, there will be no classes tomorrow due to a Staff Development Day. All classes will resume regular schedule on Monday, September 23, 2019.

 
Padres, no habrá clases mañana debido al día de capacitación para los maestros. Todas las clases reanudarán el horario regular el lunes 23 de septiembre de 2019.

Dear Parents,

Your child’s MAP® Growth™ test results have been sent home.

These tests not only determine your child’s instructional level, but also measure their academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in different subjects.

With your child’s MAP Growth results we can accurately measure students’ growth in between tests and understand if they are performing on, above, or below grade level. We hope you find these reports informative.

If you have questions, please contact Ruby Galvan. For more information about MAP Growth, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.

Queridos padres,

Los resultados de la prueba MAP® Growth ™ de su hijo han sido enviados a casa.

Estas pruebas no solo determinan el nivel de instrucción de su hijo, sino que también miden su crecimiento académico a lo largo del año escolar (y de un año a otro) en diferentes materias.

Con los resultados de crecimiento de MAP de su hijo, podemos medir con precisión el crecimiento de los estudiantes entre las pruebas y comprender si se están desempeñando en, por encima o por debajo del nivel de grado. Esperamos que estos informes le resulten informativos.

Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Ruby Galvan. Para obtener más información sobre MAP Growth, visite: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.

We are so excited that this day has come! On Saturday, September 28th we will have our annual family picnic from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. We will have delicious food (burgers and hotdogs), awesome games and lots of fun planned. The interaction and communication between our administration, teachers, staff, students and parents helps achieve so much more! We hope to see most if not all of our HSA family present. Go Tigers!

¡Estamos muy emocionados de que este día haya llegado!

El sábado 28 de septiembre tendremos nuestro picnic familiar anual de 10:00 a 1:00 p.m.

Tendremos deliciosa comida (hamburguesas y hotdogs), juegos increíbles y mucha diversión planificada. ¡La interacción y comunicación entre nuestra administración, maestros, personal, estudiantes y padres ayuda a lograr mucho más! Esperamos ver a la mayoría, si no a todos, de nuestra familia HSA presente. ¡Vamos Tigers!

Please join us for coffee and donuts as welcome our new campus principal, Mr. Alaffa, our administration team, and staff. Mr. Alaffa will introduce himself, express his visions and plans for the success of HSA Brownsville for the 2019-2020 academic school year. We will also be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We hope to see you here.

All elementary (PreK-5th):

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

All middle school (6th-8th):

Friday, September 13, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Únase a nosotros para tomar café y donas como bienvenida a nuestro nuevo director de la escuela, el Sr. Alaffa, nuestro equipo de administración y el personal. El Sr. Alaffa se presentará, expresará sus visiones y planes para el éxito de HSA Brownsville para el año escolar académico 2019-2020. También podremos responder cualquier pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener. Esperamos verlo aquí.

toda la escuela primaria (PreK-5to):

 jueves 12 de septiembre de 2019 de 8:30 a 9:30 de la mañana

Toda la escuela intermedia (6to-8vo):

viernes 13 de septiembre de 2019 de 8:30 a 9:30 de la mañana

Calling all grandparents to join us for some quality time with your grandchild in honor of National Grandparents Day.  This event is open to all students and will take place on Friday, September 6th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. We will have some sweet bread and coffee for you to enjoy. We hope you can make it! See you soon!

Llamando a todos los abuelos para que se unan a nosotros para pasar un momento agradable con su nieto en honor del Día Nacional de los Abuelos. Este evento está abierto a todos los estudiantes y tendrá lugar el viernes 6 de septiembre de 8:30 a 9:30 de la manana. Tendremos pan dulce y café para que disfrutes. ¡Esperamos que puedas hacerlo! ¡Te vemos pronto!

 

 

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.

Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. Here are the links for the forms;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.

 

Parents,

School Orientation will be on August 1st, from 8:30-4:30 p.m

 

School Uniforms are being sold already!

 

 

“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.

 

2019-2020 School Supply List

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

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

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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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

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

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 ltrevino@harmonytx.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 

Summer Reading K-5 ELA

Summer Reading-Writing Assignment_Middle School (2)

 

Summer Learning

 

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!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/boo…/cptoolkit/homepage.do…

 

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.

 

Click here to look at the interactive book flyer.

 

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.

 

Report Card

We're Hiring

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!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

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

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Offered:

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.

Accept Placement:

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.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

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.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

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!

Survey Link

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

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.