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!

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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.

Mark your calendar!

April 26th. Please join us and support HSE-Austin and the PTO during this year’s Spring Carnival.

We are looking for volunteers, donations, and support. Please click links below to help out:

Parent Donation

Volunteer Now!

 

I am very excited to let you know that we are going to have Summer Leadership STEM Camps for our 8-11 grade students at UT Dallas. UT Dallas and HPS staff will run the programs. The programs are five days and four nights. The cost of the program is $400 for per student — the fee covers, meals, housing, courses, activities, and transportation.
The application is open now. Only a limited number of students will be accepted, and participants will be selected on a first come, first-serve basis. Academic and disciplinary success is required. Please see the information below.
Summer Leadership STEM Camp at UT Dallas (8-12 Grades)
• For Girls: May 23-27, 2019
• For Boys: May 27-31, 2019
Camp Activities Include:
STEM Courses: 3D Animations using Alice, Introductory Game Maker, Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor, Games in Python, Hands-on Robotics and more!
Leadership Talks,
College Information Sessions
Recreation: Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Foosball, Squash, etc.
Day-long Six Flags Trip.

Application Deadline: 5/2/2019
Full Payment ($400) Deadline: 5/15/2019

Total Cost: $400

(The fee covers, meals, housing, courses, activity fees including six flags and transportation.)

$100 Non-refundable Deposit will be taken with the application form.
For further question or information, please contact the Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator.
sozguven@harmonytx.org
512 693 0000 Ext. 131

APPLY NOW!

Please join us to congratulate HSE Parent of the Year Award Winner Mr. Marco Versalles who has done a notable impact and contribution to HSE students, parents, and staff.

Mr. Versalles currently serves as the HSE-Austin PTO’s VP of Fundraising. His commitment and dedication have been vital key to the ongoing success and ability for the PTO to meet its goal and mission to enhance and support the educational experience at Harmony School of Excellence – Austin, “to grow a friendlier relationship between institution and home by supporting parent engagement, and to enhance the climate at Harmony School of Excellence – Austin through volunteer and financial support.”

Mr. Versalles professionally serves HSE-Austin and PTO when engaging parents and staff. He has a gracious attitude and an excellent work ethic. He has been volunteered 189 hours this year and over 400 hours in the 2017-19 year. As an example, students have been able to raise funds for the National Honor Society and help fund its toy donation for our families in need. This has been possible because Mr. Versalles continues to identify opportunities and volunteer his time. Here are some of the other events that Mr. Versalles served as an organizer and volunteer: UT Austin Fundraising events, after-school snack sales, NHS Breakfast fundraiser, staff breakfasts, appreciation events, etc.

Mr. Marco Versalles is a positive part of the HSE-Austin community and deserving of this award.

HSE PTO Board and HSE Administration

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

Nominations Now Open!

Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019

Nomination Criteria:

• Nominees can self-nominate and/or be nominated by a teacher or staff, administrator,

student, parent, or community partner.

• Must be an approved volunteer through VOLY for HPS; showing completion of orientation

and background check.

Application Submission:

The nomination application must be submitted along with the documents listed on the

checklist in order for the application to be considered.

Submit applications to the campus engagement coordinator or front office.

Click Here to Nominate

Campus Improvement Plan Meeting 2019-20 will be place on March 13th from 3:45pm to 6:30 pm

If you can attend, please contact the office before March 11, 2019 at (512) 693-0000, or you can send an email to idurmaz@harmonytx.org

Goal/Purpose:

Review 2018-19 CIP and develop 2019-2020 CIP

Agenda

I. Purpose of CIP

II. Review HSE-Austin Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)

III. Review of Data

IV. Areas for Improvement and Priorty of Needs

V. Review previous year’s CIP

VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for the new CIP

VII. Comments, Q&A

ESTIMADOS PADRES:

Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la

Reunión del Plan de Mejora del Campus(CIP)

Si puede asistir, por favor comuníquese con la oficina antes del 11 de marzo de 2019 al (512)693-0000, o puede enviar un correo electrónico a idurmaz@harmonytx.org

Objetivo/Propósito:

Revisar el CIP 2018-19 y desarrollar el CIP 2019-2020

Agenda

I. Propósito de la CIP

II. Revisar la evaluación integral de necesidades de HSE-Austin (CNA)

III. Revisión de datos

IV. Áreas de mejora y prioridad de necesidades

V. Revisar el CIP del año anterior.

VI. Revisar y desarrollar metas, objetivos y estrategias para el nuevo CIP

VII. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

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

Nominations Now Open!

Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019

Nomination Criteria:

• Nominees can self-nominate and/or be nominated by a teacher or staff, administrator,

student, parent, or community partner.

• Must be an approved volunteer through VOLY for HPS; showing completion of orientation

and background check.

Application Submission:

The nomination application must be submitted along with the documents listed on the

checklist in order for the application to be considered.

Submit applications to the campus engagement coordinator or front office.

Click Here to Nominate