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We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.
“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
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
Summer STAAR EOC Retest Dates
Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.
Please Click HEREfor more information.
We will be having our 2018-19 award ceremony on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.
9th -11th Grade 8:30 am – 9:30 am @ CAFETERIA
10th Grade 9:45 am – 10:45 am @ CAFETERIA
6th -7th Grade 11:30 am – 12:15 pm @ GYM
Please Click HERE to RSVP!
Meet the Teacher Night
AP/Dual Course for 2019-20
May 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Click HERE for more information!
Ingenuity Tournament of Books Champions
Our school’s Tournament of Books team won first place in the Houston-wide competition this past March. The team’s name is “To be Continued” and members include Aidan Santos, Christian Simmonds, Nkozi Jones, and Nycoi Jones. Their sponsor was Mrs. Barr and their coach was Rachel Asselin, a librarian from West University Branch Library. Join us in congratulating our team on their big victory and check out the Harris County Public Library article and video featuring our winners!
Our proud Harmony Science and Engineering Fair Winners were thrilled to receive their reward “Amazon” gift cards.
All Harmony Public Schools campuses in the Houston area are closed today due to the inclement weather conditions. Please continue to monitor the local media for weather updates and stay safe.
Harmony Public Schools is monitoring weather forecasts in Houston area. Should there be school closure or cancellation of programs; parents will be notified via the district/school’s website, our parent notification system, and/or social media. Please stay safe and monitor local media for weather updates.
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OBAP Houston Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy is opened for registration. CLICK HERE
Date: Tuesday, July 9 thru Saturday, July 13, 2019
Admission is offered to girls and boys, the target age group is middle to high schools students, target ages 13-18, who have an interest in learning about aerospace and aviation. Applicants are competitively ranked based on age, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and essay. Students must write a short essay stating why you want to attend our Academy.
Please fill out the online application. 25 applicants will be chosen to participate. We would love to see a recommendation from a teacher, coach, or adult other than a family member.
• Students must be physically capable of participating in all activities.
• High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected and students must abide by all academy regulations.
• Parents or guardians must attend an orientation before programs begin.
NOTE: There are a non-refundable registration and processing fee of $50.00 payable directly online. If selected there is a refundable $25.00 application fee.
If the above is not applicable to you or students, kindly share it around to network, colleagues. One of the lifetime opportunity to expose your students to Aerospace & Aviation. Don’t miss it!
We are PROUD of all our NHS and NJHS members.
Harmony Public Schools would like to invite HS-Ingenuity parents and students to the Annual Language and Culture Gala which will take place on Saturday, April 27th, at 5:00 pm at The Linda and Archie Dunham Theater at HBU. Please use the link below to RSVP and print your tickets prior to your arrival.
Click HEREto take the survey
Click HERE for registration
April STAAR Testing dates
|April STAAR Tests||Tuesday||Thursday|
|EOC||English I||English II|
Parent Letter Sent Home (In English & Spanish): Click HERE
ASVAB Testing: ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is a multiple-choice test that helps students identify which Army jobs (Military Occupational Specialties), would be best for them. If your child is interested in Army jobs, the campus has invited ASVAB representatives on April 17th, who will be administering a test for interested students. For registration of the test, please contact the Testing coordinator, Ms. Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org or register HERE
To learn more about ASVAB testing, click HERE
It is that time again!
Harmony’s South-West STEM Fair will be held on April 13th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Central Office. We are looking for judges.
8:00AM – 12:00PM
April 13th, 2019
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
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
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
Our school will be conducting the annual prospective student lottery on February 21, 2019, @ 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Harmony Public Schools Central Office 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099, Lottery is open to the public
|Mock STAAR, STAAR EOC, SAT and AP Exams|
|Monday, 2/18:||Tuesday, 2/19:||Wednesday, 2/20:||Thursday, 2/21:||Friday, 2/22:|
|No School||AP Lit||6th grade math||6th grade reading||7th grade reading|
|AP Lang||7th grade math||7th grade writing||Biology EOC|
|English I EOC||Algebra I EOC||AP Psychology|
|SAT (11th grade only)||English II EOC|
|AP Calculus||U.S. History EOC|
|AP World History|
|Monday, 2/25:||Tuesday, 2/26:||Wednesday, 2/27:||Thursday, 2/28:|
|AP Human Geo||AP Spanish Lang||Parent/Teacher Conference||AP Spanish Lit|
|AP U.S. History|
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
The 2019-20 District Improvement Plan Meeting
For Harmony Houston – South District
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Harmony Public Schools
Houston South-West District Office
14100 Southwest Fwy. Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(Sugar Creek Plaza Bldg. – 1st floor)
Please RSVP to email@example.com
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 are cordially invited to attend the 2nd GATE Parent Forum on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9 AM – noon followed by a lunch social
Dear Grade 9-11 Ingenuity Parents/Guardians:
You are cordially invited to attend 2019-20 High school course selection Parent/Student Information night on Wednesday, January 23rd. This session is highly recommended to attend as the counseling team will be sharing next year’s course offerings with you along with scheduling 1-1 parent meetings for the coming weeks to finalize your child’s 4-year graduation plan along with next year’s courses that he/she needs to take for meeting the State graduation requirements. Details of the night are below:
Date: Wednesday, January 23rd
Current Grade 9 Parents /students: 5 pm- 6pm
Current Grade 10-11 Parents/students: 6 pm-7 pm
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.