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Dear parents,

Here is the School Supply List for 2018-2019 school year.

 

 

“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

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

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

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.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.

Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

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Our Varsity boys soccer team took home a 1st place trophy over the weekend in the first annual Harmony Public Schools Soccer tournament.  Congratulations Coach Parrish and Varsity Boys soccer team!

We are proud to announce that Harmony Science Academy- Euless has received GreatSchools.org’s 2019 College Success Award!

 

The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college and ultimately careers.

 

Harmony Science Academy- Euless is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. We applaud the hard work of the entire  Harmony Science Academy- Euless  community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the College Success Award!

 

Sincerely,

 

Sevde Aslan

 

Principal

Harmony Science Academy- Euless

8th Grade Parents

The scores from the April Math and Reading STAAR exams are in! You will receive an email from Ms. Overall with your student’s score report, but you can also contact the front office to receive a paper copy.

 

Starting on Tuesday, April 30, we have updated students’ schedules who are in 8Cornell, 8Princeton, and 8Harvard, and this will continue throughout the remainder of the year. The schedule change will mean they will receive any intervention they need for this year’s math and reading content, as well as prepare them for entering ninth grade next year. We are excited at this opportunity for them to receive instruction more closely tailored to their needs!

May 1-3: 7th Grade

May 6-8: 8th Grade

May 9-10: 9th Grade

May 13-15: 10th-12th Grades

Students, please make sure you complete all of your missing online work before your grade’s collection date!

Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

https://www.smore.com/5hbn1

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https://www.smore.com/46w5e

We're Hiring

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.

Dear Harmony Parents,

 

Due to the possibility of severe weather this afternoon, all after school activities have been cancelled. For their safety, please arrive on time to pick up your students so that they are not waiting after school.

STRIVE FOR A 5!!

Are you studying? AP Exams will be administered in May. Students will need to report to campus at 7:45am. Testing will begin promptly at 8am.

Please see the below dates:

Week One:

May 6th-United States Government and Politics

May 7th-AP Spanish Language and Culture & AP Physics 1

May 8th-AP English Literature and Composition & AP European History

May 9th-AP Chemistry & AP Psychology

May 10th-AP United States History & AP Physics 2

Week Two:

May 13th-AP Biology & Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

May 14th-AP Calculus AB, Calculus BC & Human Geography

May 15th-AP Human Geography & AP Macroeconomics

May 16th-AP World History & AP Statistics

May 17th-AP Microeconomics

Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

https://www.smore.com/wgz1n

Attention Parents!

 

STAAR testing season is here! Below please find the upcoming test dates and some tips for helping your student be successful on the exams.

 

April 9 – 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Math, 9th Grade English I

April 10 – 8th Grade Reading

April 11 – 10th Grade English II

 

Tips for Success (adapted from study.com)

  1. Sleep. Because tests are four or five hours long, it’s important to be well-rested.
  2. Eat Right. Eat a balanced breakfast and bring healthy snacks for test day. To keep energy levels up and avoid crashing, don’t have too much sugar or caffeine.
  3. Arrive on Time. Parents, please bring your child to school on time so that they are not stressed from starting the test late.
  4. Take Breaks. A STAAR test is not a race. It’s important that students go at their own paces and take breaks.
  5. Dress Comfortably. Make sure to dress in layers in clothes that are comfortable for long periods of time.
  6. Be Confident. A positive attitude goes a long way. Students who stress about tests may want to review this short lesson on how to beat test anxiety.
  7. Plan a Treat. Give yourself (or your student) something to look forward to. Plan something special – be it a movie, favorite dinner, or other outing – to celebrate when testing is finished.

Students, you still have time to prepare! Please make sure you’re completing your software practice (ALEKS, No Red Ink, Khan Academy, HRW, Pearson, etc.) and that you’re completing all of the practice material your teacher gives you. You should practice a little bit at home each night to make sure all of the content and skills are fresh on April 9! It’s also a good idea to attend tutorials, and the schedule can be found here.

 

Please see this link for more information!

Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

https://www.smore.com/2hr70

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

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Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

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Click here to see the 2017-18 Federal Report Card from the Texas Education Agency for our campus!

Can you also include a link to this website?
https://tea.texas.gov/frc.aspx

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Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

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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

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Please click the link below for all of the information on upcoming events!

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