Harmony School of Excellence –Austin welcomes Jesús Alberto Amaya to their team! Mr. Amaya will serve as the new teacher for Spanish Language and Literature courses, replacing Ms. Angelica Garcia who has been promoted to College and Career Counselor.

Mr. Amaya has been in Spanish education for the last five years. He received his bachelor’s degree with a Spanish major from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2017. He then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Spanish and Spanish American Literature.

Mr. Amaya is new to Austin from the “country and ranch areas” of Brownsville, Texas. He is excited to live in Austin and experience the city-life. 

When Mr. Amaya is not teaching Spanish, he is a writer of short stories in Spanish, where they have been published in literary journals. 

“Language and literature is a great passion of mine, and I am eager to transmit my love for language and literature to my students.”

Join us for an Esports Showcase featuring a live stream match against Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville Varsity Rocket League team and Concordia University Esports team.

This exhibition event will be broadcasted on twitch.tv channel.

Follow the link to watch live – https://www.twitch.tv/ctxesports

This 2020-2021 school year, Mr. Fernando Rojas Andrews, M. Ed., LLM, will be taking on the role of Campus College and Career Success Advisor at Harmony School of Excellence – Austin. He will support the campus college and career success programs’ advancement by maintaining and sustaining a college-going atmosphere by collaborating high school seniors with alumni. Mr. Andrews joins the College and Career team with Mr. Serdar Ozguven, M.Ed., Dean of College and Career, and Mrs. Angelica Garcia, College and Career Counselor. Together, the team will counsel students to fully develop their academic, career, personal, and social abilities.

Mr. Andrews is a graduate of Tecnológico de Monterrey from Monterrey, Mexico, with a Master of Laws degree. He also received his Master in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler. With his nine years in education, seven of them at Harmony Public Schools, Mr. Andrews brings with him a breadth of experience. He has previously served as a Spanish Teacher, Interventionist, Department Head, Curriculum writer, Language Other than English District Head, Leader in Resident, and English as Second Language (ESL) Coordinator.

When Mr. Andrews is not on campus, he is also an Advanced Placement reader for the Texas College Board and has presented for state and national educational conferences. He enjoys chess and cooking with his family.

“I love this position because I have the opportunity to stay in contact with my former students and help them to obtain their educational dreams.”

This spring 2021 semester brings a new role to Mrs. Angelica Garcia as she is promoted to Harmony School of Excellence – Austin College and Career Counselor. She joins the College and Career team with Mr. Serdar Ozguven, M.Ed., Dean of College and Career, and MrFernando Rojas Andrews, M. Ed., LLM, ESL Coordinator / College and Career Counselor.  

Mrs. Angelica Garcia has been in education since 2010 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature with a minor in ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her 11 years at Harmony Public schools, Mrs. Garcia has served in various roles, including; Advanced Placement Spanish teacher, Student Council advisor, National Honor Society adviser, Ballet Folklorico dance coach, District Language Other than English (LOTE) chair, and District LOTE PLC leader. In 2018, Mrs. Garcia completed the Harmony Aspiring Leaders Academy (HALA) leadership cohort. This cohort-based professional development program prepares potential HPS leaders by expanding participants’ leadership skills repertoire. 

“My passion is expanding the access of opportunity to underserved communities. It is my absolute honor to work with students and families as they work towards achieving their post-secondary education goals. I remain committed to ensuring that every scholar realizes their greatest potential.”

When Mrs. Garcia is not on campus, she enjoys lifting weights, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Please use this form if you are interested in joining the Campus Improvement Committee. Meetings will be held Wednesday, March 25th 4:15-5:30 pm and Monday, April 5th 4:15-5:30 pm.

We need your experience and input in making HSE Austin a better place for our students, parents and staff. This team will meet through zoom to create and evaluate plans, policies and, build a more effective school. The ultimate goal is to equip students with the skills, strategies and knowledge to thrive and build a successful life in the 21st century.

A zoom link will be sent to you prior to the meetings.

SIGN UP NOW!

Utilice este formulario si está interesado en unirse al Comité de Mejorar del Campus. Las reuniones se llevarán a cabo el miércoles, 25 de marzo, a las 4:15 a 5:30 pm y el lunes, 5 de abril, a las 4:15 a 5:30 pm.

Necesitamos su experiencia y aportes para hacer de HSE Austin un lugar mejor para nuestros estudiantes, padres y personal. Este equipo se reunirá por medio del zoom para crear y evaluar planes, políticas y construir una escuela más eficaz. El objetivo final es equipar a los estudiantes con las habilidades, estrategias y conocimientos para prosperar y construir una vida exitosa en el siglo XXI.

Se le enviará un enlace de zoom antes de las reuniones.

Dear HSE Families,

As a friendly reminder, there is no school tomorrow, Friday, March 12th. It is a student holiday, District PD.
Mañana no hay clases 3/12 / Día festivo estudiantil-Distrito PD
 
Estimadas familias de HSE,
Como recordatorio amistoso, no hay escuela mañana, viernes 12 de marzo. Es un día festivo para estudiantes, Distrito de DP.

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

Dear HSE Family,

HPS provides a wonderful opportunity for 1-12 grade students during the Spring Break, March 15-19, 2021.

There will be only a $ 10 non-refundable fee per camp.

Register by March 8, 2021! Here is the link:

harmonytx.org/camp21

All campers can attend career and college guidance webinars & interact with industry professionals during the virtual camp.

Please click on the link below for the Camp Course Details:

harmonytx.org/UTDcamp

Contact your campus engagement & support

coordinator for more information!

 

Estimada familia de HSE:

HPS brinda una oportunidad maravillosa para los estudiantes de los grados 1-12 durante las vacaciones de primavera, del 15 al 19 de marzo de 2021.

Solo habrá una tarifa no reembolsable de $ 10 por campamento.

¡Regístrese antes del 8 de marzo de 2021! Aqui esta el link:

Harmonytx.org/camp21

Todos los campistas pueden asistir a seminarios web de orientación profesional y universitaria e interactuar con profesionales de la industria durante el campamento virtual.

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para ver los detalles del curso del campamento:

Harmonytx.org/UTDcamp

Póngase en contacto con la participación y el apoyo de su campus

coordinador para más información!

Dear High School students,

If you haven’t taken or passed the TSI Math, this club is designed to help you. It is every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. If you would like to sign up please fill out the form below:

SIGN UP NOW!

Estimados estudiantes de secundaria,

Si no ha tomado o aprobado el TSI Math, este club está diseñado para ayudarlo. Es todos los jueves de 4:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. Si desea registrarse, complete el siguiente formulario:

¡REGÍSTRATE AHORA!

Hello Harmony Families,

Your student will be taking the TELPAS assessment, March 10th or March 11th from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm The test will be taken on campus. We will be upholding COVID procedures. Please check your emails for more details and fill out this registration form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNfd_0C7TYAYVCgO0u36QKMVfAjmXonlUoDOL-L9VFBrbwDw/viewform

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Nall at knall@harmony.org or 513-435-2280.

Your Future Begins with Harmony!
Join us for a Virtual Statewide Job Fair March 6th – March 21st

Visit: http://HarmonyTX.org/JobFair21 to Register Today!