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 click here to apply online.

WEATHER ADVISORY: Harmony Public Schools – Austin will operate on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, due to perceived inclement weather conditions. Classes will begin at 10 am, and buses will pick up two hours later than a regular school day.

CONSEJO DEL TIEMPO: Harmony Public Schools – Austin operará con un retraso de dos horas para el martes 12 de noviembre de 2019, debido a las inclemencias climáticas percibidas. Las clases comenzarán a las 10 am, y los autobuses recogerán dos horas más tarde que un día escolar regular.

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Message from College Counselor:

Greetings,

I am Serdar Ozguven, College Counselor, and Engagement Support Coordinator at HSE Austin. I want to share our first counselor newsletter of the year. You will find essential information, announcements, and updates on this issue. I will publish it biweekly on Fridays and keep you posted on critical timelines.

I have a unique passion and enthusiasm for teaching, counseling, and coordinating in HSE, and it is my honor to serve this community as a college counselor. This is my 16th year in education and 11th year in HPS System. I will work very hard to ensure to give the best college-going experience for our students, parents, and community. Please see the contact information below. Feel free to ask any questions or concerns. I hope to have a great, successful school year for 2019-2020, and look forward to working with all of you.

Please click on the link below for the newsletter!

College Counselor Newsletter

Serdar Ozguven

sozguven@harmonytx.org

512-693-0000 Ext. 124

 

 

What:      Title III ESL Program Overview

When:      October 14, 2019 during Parent-Teacher Conferences

Where:     HSE – Room 120

Why:        To inform parents about Harmony’s ESL Program, get to know you, and collaborate to make the most successful education for your child.

Questions? Please contact Ms. Jessica Scott (HSE ESL Coordinator) at jscott@harmonytx.org

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Your feedback is greatly appreciated for your child’s learning. Please help with taking the survey below:

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Survey!

Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

October 14, 2019

To accommodate as many parents’ schedules as possible, there will be three opportunities to attend the meeting

2:00 pm-2:50 pm in room 223

3:00 pm-3:50 pm in room 223

4:00 pm-4:50 pm in room 223

Goal/Purpose:  Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and     the School-Parent Compact

  Agenda Items:

  1. Title I Program Presentation
  2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
  • Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year
  1. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  2. Comments, Q&A.

Refreshment also will be provided during the meetings. Please contact Mr. Durmaz to RSVP at idurmaz@harmonytx.org.

DESCRIPTION: Parents, Students, Community and Staff are invited to come out and join our Parent and Family Engagement Meeting. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a collective to discuss activities, services, and programs that can improve our student’s academic success and partnership to elevate our state and local standards.

 

ESTIMADOS PADRES:

Están cordialmente invitados a la junta de

Title I Padres y Familias comprometidas de

Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

14 de octubre de 2019

Para poder lograr la mayor asistencia de padres, habrá varias oportunidades para asistir a la junta.

2:00 pm-2:50 pm en la habitación 223

3:00 pm-3:50 pm en la habitación 223

4:00 pm-4:50 pm en la habitación 223

Meta/Propósito:  Revisar, evaluar y actualizar/desarrollar la política oficial escrita de los padres y familias comprometidas (PFE) y el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”

Orden del día:

  1. Presentación del programa Title I
  2. Revisar y evaluar el PFE del año pasado, así como el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”.
  • Desarrollar en conjunto el PFE del presente año, así como el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”.
  1. Curriculum de la escuela y desempeño académico.
  2. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas.

Tendremos refrescos para los asistentes de las juntas. Favor de contactar al Sr. Durmaz para confirmar su asistencia con un correo electrónico a idurmaz@harmonytx.org.

DESCRIPCIÓN: Los padres, estudiantes, comunidad y empleados están invitados a la junta de padres y familias comprometidas. Esta es una oportunidad para reunirnos como equipo y discutir las actividades, servicios, y programas que pueden mejorar nuestro desempeño escolar e interacción con las familias a fin de elevar nuestros estándares a nivel estatal y local.

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.

 

Please join us for Meet the Teachers Night on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
 
Únase a nosotros para la noche Meet the Teachers el jueves 5 de septiembre de 2019 de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m.

News Highlights:

HSE Austin Clubs & Organizations 2019-2020 Applications Open Now!

College Readiness and Leadership Program(CRLP) Applications Now Open!

Breakfast with the Principal was a Success!

We Need Volunteers at UT Football Game Fundraisers, August 31st.

Sign up for VOLY!

Home Visit Saturday Drives, Schedule Now!

YouScience Career Assessment and Individual Guidance for HSE Juniors and Seniors

PTO Meeting, September 17th at 6:00 pm

GATE and ESL Program Info!

After School Tutorials, check the schedule now!

Spring Break International Trip to Europe, Application Due September 4th.

Real Madrid Soccer Summer Camp 2020 application is Open!

And more!

READ NOW!

HSE offers free after school tutorials for middle school students. These sessions provide support to students and he/she is strongly encouraged to attend these sessions.  We will be starting on August 26th. Please see the schedule below and contact your child’s teachers for any question.

Thank you for support and help!

 

Jenny Rosenberg, M.Ed.

Assistant Principal

Supplies for General Use

These items will be used by your child and his / her classmates throughout the school year.
They will be collected at student orientation and distributed to classrooms.
● 4 dry erase markers
● 2 packs of tape
● 2 boxes of kleenex / tissues
● 4 pack of post it notes
● Disinfectant wipes
● Hand Sanitizer

Supplies for Personal Use

These supplies will remain with your child. Students will be responsible for bringing these items
to class on the first day of school and every day thereafter .
● Pencil Bag which contains the following items:
* Sharpened pencils
* Scissors
* Glue stick
* Hand held pencil sharpener
* Markers / Colored pencils
● Planner
● Organization System of student choice.
○ Examples:
■ Binder
■ Folders per class
■ Homework folder
● Lined paper
● 6 Composition Books (These may be stored in your child’s classroom.)
Additional materials will be requested by each class during the first two days of school.

The supply list is the same for all middle school. We will have copies at school starting on the 31st of July:

Harmony School of Excellence- Austin
Middle School School Supply List
2019-2020

Supplies for General Use
These items will be used by your child and his / her classmates throughout the school year. They will be collected at student orientation and distributed to middle school classrooms.

4 dry erase markers
2 packs of white computer paper
2 boxes of kleenex / tissues
4 pack of post it notes
Clorox Wipes
Hand Sanitizer

Supplies for Personal Use
These supplies will remain with your child. Students will be responsible for bringing these items to class on the first day of school and every day thereafter.

Pencil Bag which contains the following items:
* Sharpened pencils
* Scissors
* Glue stick
* Hand held pencil sharpener
* Markers / Colored pencils

Zip Binder which contains the following items:
* Lined paper
* 8 binder dividers to organize notes / handouts for each class
* 1 homework folder with pockets (Homework for all subjects is to be placed in
this folder. Parents, please check this daily.)
* A planner to record and track homework assignments. (Parents, please check
this daily.)

6 Composition Books (These may be stored in your child’s classroom.)

A book / novel that interests your child. (This book / novel will also be read at home for 30 minutes each night.)

“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

—————-

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.

We are going to have an international trip to Europe (France – Belgium –Germany) Spring Break 2020

8-12 grade students.

Tentative Dates: March 13 ~ 21, 2019

Price: $2,789 – With Early bird discount $2,689

Application & Nonrefundable Deposit payment Deadline: August 30th 2019.

Timelines

Early bird discount $100 until June 1st, 2019

Application Deadline (with $300 Deposit) : 8/31/2019

Ticketing Deadline (with $1200) : 9/03/2019

Full Payment deadline: 1/10/2020

  • Included: All Airfare and Transportation, Guidance, Accommodation,, Breakfast and Dinner, 4 Museum Tickets
  • Not Included: Lunch, Applicable extra baggage fees

Payment Option for Spring Break Trip:

Payment Plan is available up to 7 months.

You will have an Ecotravel Deposit Slip and you can deposit with cash, check or money order

  • 1st payment ($300) (non-refundable security deposit)

 

Program highlights

  • Only rising 9-12 grade (14-17 years old) boys and girls as of June 2020.
  • 21-27 June 2020: Real Madrid Campus Experience
  • 27-30 June 2020: Madrid and Toledo Trip, Warner Bros Madrid and more
  • Application form and $600 deposit can be made before August 31, 2019
  • Trip cost $3550 includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, 3 meals per day, guided tours, park & museum fees.
  • The payment plan is available. Deposit payment must be paid by December 31, 2019
  • Departure/Arrival cities are Houston & Madrid
  • Students and parents can contact the Campus Engagement Coordinator for more information.

 

Harmony Public Schools – Austin District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and the well-being of our students, including their ability to learn. We are looking for parents, community members, students, local businesses informing District Wellness Committee.

If you are a student, a parent, a community member, or a staff interested in school wellness and would like to be a part of the district’s Wellness Committee meeting, and or would like to participate in ongoing development, implementation, periodic review and update of our school wellness policy, you are very welcome to participate in our year-end District Wellness Committee meeting will be held 3:15 PM, May 23th, 2019, at Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville, 1421 W Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite #200, Pflugerville TX 78660.

Please contact Adam Okur, Child Nutrition Coordinator (hokur@harmonytx.org) for further details.

Here is the 34th Issue of the Year!

Click on the link below:

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DEAR PARENTS:
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
Harmony Public Schools- Austin District
2018-19 District Improvement Plan Meeting (DIP)

 

April 23, 2019
District Improvement Plan Meeting (DIP) 3:15 pm

Harmony School of Endeavor
District Office Conference Room
13415 FM 620 North, Austin, TX 78717

Goal/Purpose: Review and discuss the Harmony Austin District’s Needs

Dear Parent(s):

STAAR testing time has come. In April, 7th and 8th-grade students will take the STAAR tests. Students who need English 1 and English 2 will take the STAAR EOC tests We are confident that our students are ready. Students and teachers alike have been working rigorously since the beginning of the school year to master the skills needed to be successful on the STAAR tests.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state-mandated test that measures the statewide curriculum in reading at Grades 3-8; in writing at Grades 4 and 7; in mathematics at Grades 3-8; in science at Grades 5, 8; and social studies at Grades 8. Furthermore, STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following High school classes: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history. All students enrolled in those courses are REQUIRED to participate in this testing.

Satisfactory performance on STAAR tests is a prerequisite to grade promotion in grades 3-8 and satisfactory performance on the STAAR EOC tests is prerequisite to a high school diploma.

The tests that will be administered in April 2018 are on the following dates.

 

April tests:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

No Testing

04/9/2019

04/10/2019

04/11/2019

EOC TESTS

No Testing

English I

No Testing

English II

Grade 6

No Testing

No Testing

No Testing

No Testing

Grade 7

No Testing

Writing

No Testing

No Testing

Grade 8

No Testing

Math

Reading

No Testing

 

Several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience is that your student arrives on time, fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before, if not a good breakfast the morning of testing. Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance.

You will also find two documents regarding HSE procedures for cellular telephones/electronic devices and honor statements (High School test only). Please go over these two documents with your student to communicate their importance and why these measures are being implemented.

Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.

I will be more than happy to assist if you have any questions.

 

Re: Administración de los exámenes de STAAR de abril.

Estimados padres de familia:

El tiempo para presentar los exámenes de STAAR ha llegado. Durante de semana de 9-13 de abril, los estudiantes de los grados  7mo y 8vo tomarán estos exámenes (STAAR). Estudiantes que necesitan Inglés I y Inglés II tomaran exámenes (STAAR EOC). Estamos seguros que todos nuestros estudiantes están listos. Los estudiantes, al igual que los maestros, han estado trabajando rigurosamente desde el principio del año escolar para dominar las habilidades necesarias para pasar exitosamente estos exámenes.

STAAR (The State Assessments of Academic Readiness por sus siglas en inglés) es un examen mandatorio. El examen de STAAR sirve para medir el plan de estudios en lectura para los grados del 3 al 8; en escritura a los grados de 4 y 7; en matemáticas a los grados del 3 al 8; en ciencias a los grados 5 y 8; y ciencias sociales en el grado 8. Además los exámenes de STAAR EOC serán administrados a los estudiantes que están inscritos en las siguientes clases de secundaria: Algebra I, Biología, Inglés I, Inglés II e Historia de los Estados Unidos de América. Todos los estudiantes inscritos en esos cursos están obligatorios a participar en esta prueba.

Rendimiento Satisfactorio en el examen de STAAR es un requisito previo para avanzar al siguiente grado escolar del 3 al 8. Rendimiento Satisfactorio en el examen STAAR EOC es un requisito previo para obtener su diploma de la escuela secundaria.

Los exámenes que serán administrados de abril del 2019 son los siguientes:

Exámenes de abril:

lunes

martes

miércoles

jueves

no hay un exámen

10 de abril

11 de abril

12 de abril

Exámenes de EOC

no hay un exámen

Inglés I

no hay un exámen

Inglés II

6to. Grado

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

7to. Grado

no hay un exámen

Escurito

no hay un exámen

no hay un exámen

8to. Grado

no hay un exámen

Matemáticas

Lectura

no hay un exámen

Varias cosas pueden hacer para ayudar a los estudiantes a tener una experiencia exitosa durante sus exámenes, como: llegar a tiempo, descansar lo suficiente y prepararse muy bien para el examen. Es muy importante que el estudiante tenga una cena nutritiva la noche anterior y un desayuno nutritivo la mañana del examen. Igualmente estimule al estudiante a hacer lo mejor posible para así ayudarle a subir su autoestima y así tendrá un mejor rendimiento durante el examen.

También encontrará dos documentos de las reglas de HSE sobre el uso de teléfonos celulares y aparatos electrónicos y sobre la declaración de honor (exámenes de la escuela secundaria solamente). Favor de revisar estos importantes documentos con el estudiante y explicarle la importancia de estos y por qué se deben de seguir estas reglas.

Muchas gracias por su ayuda para que los estudiantes sean exitosos y por todas sus contribuciones hacia Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.

Estaré a su disposición para cualquier pregunta que ustedes tengan.

Agil Sharifov, Director de la Escuela

We are planning to have an international trip during spring break 2020 for our 8-12 grade students. In order to decide the destination of the trip, please help us to take the survey below. The survey will be closed by April 15th.

“Once in a lifetime opportunity, get to know other cultures, have fun activities, lifelong experience.”

Please Contact Mr. Ozguven for more information.
sozguven@harmonytx.org

 

SURVEY LINK!

We are going to have our STEAM Festival on April 17th-18th.