In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., there will be no school on Monday, January 18, 2021.

En observancia de Martin Luther King Jr., no habrá clases el 18 de enero de 2021.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., there will be no school on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Submit your re-enrollment form in Skyward from January 4-22, 2021
MAP Testing January 20-22
GATE Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2021
The class of 2021-College Applications & Admissions Success
HPS Grow Your Own Teacher Education Assistance Program Application is open now!
Join Online SAT Camp!
Register for TSI Administration to become college-ready!
Join Clubs & Organizations
Schedule Virtual Home visit
Join Free College and Career events and many more!

https://www.smore.com/usn15

 

Due to ongoing inclement weather conditions, Harmony Public Schools Austin will cancel both in-person and virtual learning for Monday, January 11th, 2021. We will resume a regular schedule on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.

Stay safe, and stay warm, Harmony families!

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Debido a las inclemencias climáticas, Harmony Public Schools Austin cancelará el aprendizaje en persona y virtual para el lunes 11 de enero de 2021. Reanudaremos un horario regular el martes 12 de enero de 2021.

Harmony Public Schools is monitoring the winter weather conditions closely and will inform parents of any school delays or closures as soon as a decision is made. Thank you for your patience and we hope you are enjoying your Snow Sunday.
 
Harmony Public Schools está monitoreando de cerca las condiciones climáticas invernales e informará a los padres de cualquier retraso o cierre escolar cuando hay una decisión. Gracias por su paciencia y esperamos que esté disfrutando este domingo de nieve.
 
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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 (G/T) screening. 

 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Referral Form (English): Parent GT Referral Form in English

Referral Form (Spanish): Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.

 

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher. 

 

Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio

 

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

 

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación: Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021. 

 

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

 

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.

Dear all,

Here is a great opportunity for our students, do not miss it!

UT Dallas offers Virtual Winter Break Coding Camps

for Harmony School Students!

Monday-Thursday, December 28-31, 2020 (4 days)

Level 0:

1ˢᵗ – 2ⁿᵈ graders

Explore coding with code.org

Level 1:

3ʳᵈ-5ᵗʰ graders

Light up coding with Microbit Math & Scratch

Animations with Scratch

Level 2:

6ᵗʰ-8ᵗʰ graders

Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript Web page design

3D animations with Alice JavaScript with Microbit

Level 3:

9ᵗʰ-12ᵗʰ graders

Introductory Coding in Python

Introductory Coding in Java

  • Windows PC / Mac / Chromebook is required
  • (Alice camp requires Windows or Mac)
  • $10 non-refundable fee per camp
Please let us know if you have any questions!

Location: Zoom

Interest survey: Please complete this form if you plan to attend

Date: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm

Please email any questions to: Laura West at: Laura.West@HarmonyTX.org

Padres y miembros de la comunidad

Únase a nosotros para el

Revisión formativa de los planes de mejora del campus 2020-2021

Ubicación: Zoom

Encuesta de interés: complete este formulario si planea asistir

Fecha: miércoles 2 de diciembre de 2020

Hora: 1:30 pm

Envíe sus preguntas por correo electrónico a: Laura West a: Laura.West@HarmonyTX.org

The HPS Austin district will be hosting their 2nd district safety meeting for the school year. Please join us on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 10:00 am at the following link: DISTRICT SAFETY MEETING

Location: Zoom

Interest survey: Please complete this form if you plan to attend

Date: Monday November 16th, 2020

Time: 11:35am 

Please email any questions to: Erika Chody at: EChody@harmonytx.org

 

This meeting is to review the Needs and Goals established in the Spring for 2020-2021. The DIP Committee set up goals and areas of growth in the spring and in this meeting we would look over those items and see how we are progressing.

Ubicación: Zoom

Encuesta de interés: complete este formulario si planea asistir

Fecha: 16 de noviembre de 2020

Hora: 11:35 am

Envíe sus preguntas por correo electrónico a: Erika Chody a: EChody@harmonytx.org

 

 

Dear HSE student,

Harmony School of Excellence is preparing to film a 30-second commercial and they want YOU to be a part of it! If you are interested in coming out on the screen, sign up to https://forms.gle/WKLQbbJQUsqMCabg7 for auditions that will take place on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (during lunchtime).
For more information contact Mr. Gandara at jgandara@harmonytx.org.

Thank you very much for joining the HSE Curbside Fall Festival yesterday. We distributed a hundred goodies to the HSE Families. A special thank goes to the HSE staff for the organization, and we are looking forward to seeing you at future events.

Dear parents,
HSE is offering TSI Assessments on Saturdays morning. Students may take it remotely or in-person, and it is free of charge!
Please contact your child’s assigned college counselor to schedule the test.
Queridos padres,
HSE ofrece evaluaciones TSI los sábados por la mañana. Los estudiantes pueden tomarlo de forma remota o en persona, ¡y es gratis!
Comuníquese con el consejero universitario asignado a su hijo para programar el examen.
Dear HSE parent(s),
HSE Austin is excited to host a virtual parent academy session on Friday, November 13th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. The participants will be entered into a drawing to win goodie bags.

The zoom link will be sent out to the parents via email.

We are looking forward to seeing you all!
Hola padres de HSE,
HSE Austin se complace en organizar una sesión de academia virtual para padres el viernes 13 de noviembre de 5:00 a 6:00 p.m. Los participantes participarán en un sorteo para ganar bolsas de regalos.

El enlace de zoom se enviará a los padres por correo electrónico.

¡Esperamos verlos a todos!

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Dear parents,

 

Please click on the link below to watch our Title 1 Parent Presentation video:

WATCH NOW!

District Safety Meeting Zoom Link

PSAT & SAT Testing Sign Up Due date is extended This Friday, October 9th Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.

A free study guide for the SAT or PSAT is available electronically or as a paper booklet. Follow the links provided or stop by the front lobby.

 

La fecha límite para inscribirse en las pruebas PSAT y SAT se extiende Este viernes 9 de octubre. Regístrese SOLO si está dispuesto a asistir a las pruebas cara a cara.

Una guía de estudio gratuita para el SAT o PSAT está disponible en formato electrónico o como folleto en papel. Siga los enlaces proporcionados o pase por el vestíbulo principal.

 

SIGN UP FORMS:

8th Grade PSAT Sign Up Form

9th Grade PSAT Sign Up Form

10th Grade PSAT/NMAQT Sign Up Form

11th Grade PSAT/NMAQT Sign Up Form

12th Grade SAT Sign Up Form

 

STUDENT GUIDES & PREP RESOURCES:

Seniors:

-SAT Student Guide (12th Grade)

SAT Practice Tests – Study Resource-Khan Academy

-SAT Practice Tests– College Board

Juniors & Sophomores:

PSAT/NMSQT-Student Guide (11 Grade)

– PSAT 10 Student Guide(10th Grade)

-PSAT/NMSQT– (10-11 Grades) Study Resource-Khan Academy

8th Grade & Freshman:

-PSAT 8-9 Student Guide (8-9 Grades)

PSAT Study Resource (8-9 Grades)- Khan Academy

Parents and guardians,

You are cordially invited to attend the Austin District VIRTUAL Title I Parent & Family Engagement Information Meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 3:00pm (Via Zoom).

Please fill out the Google Form below to receive the Zoom link if you plan to attend the virtual meeting.
Google Form: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Agenda Items:
1. Title I Program Presentation
2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and District-Parent Compact
3. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year
4. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
5. Comments, Q&A

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Padres y tutores,

Está cordialmente invitado a asistir a la reunión informativa sobre la participación de padres y familias del Título I VIRTUAL del Distrito de Austin que se llevará a cabo el martes 13 de octubre de 2020 a las 3:00 pm (Via Zoom).

Complete el formulario de Google a continuación para recibir el enlace de Zoom si planea asistir a la reunión virtual.
Formulario de Google: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Elementos de la agenda:
1. Presentación del programa Título I
2. Revisar y evaluar la Política de PFE del año pasado y el Acuerdo entre Padres y Distrito
3. Desarrollar conjuntamente la Política y el Pacto de PFE para el año en curso.
4. Plan de estudios de la escuela, rendimiento académico
5. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

 

  • -HSE is wearing BLUE on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to support the World Day Of Bullying Prevention!
  • – PSAT & SAT Testing Sign Up Due is extended to this Friday, October 9th
  • Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.
  • -Friday, October 9 is Student Holiday, District PD
  • -Monday, October 12, is Columbus Day (Student & Staff Holiday)
  • -HSE Austin Clubs and organizations are open, we are still accepting applications!
  • -Schedule Virtual Home Visit!
  • -And More!

READ NOW!

¡Marca tu calendario!

  • -¡HSE vestirá de AZUL el miércoles 7 de octubre de 2020 para apoyar el Día Mundial de la Prevención del Bullying!
  • – El plazo de inscripción para las pruebas PSAT y SAT se extiende hasta este viernes 9 de octubre
  • Regístrese SOLO si está dispuesto a asistir a las pruebas cara a cara.
  • -El viernes 9 de octubre es feriado estudiantil, distrito escolar
  • -El lunes 12 de octubre es el Día de la Raza (feriado para estudiantes y personal)
  • -Los clubes y organizaciones de HSE Austin están abiertos, ¡todavía estamos aceptando solicitudes!
  • -¡Programe una visita virtual a su hogar!
  • -¡Y más!

READ NOW!

HSE is wearing BLUE on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to support the World Day Of Bullying Prevention!

#BlueUp

 

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

Dear student, parent(s) or guardian(s),

We are going to have a Virtual Club Fair on Wednesday at 5:30 PM. You will have an opportunity to meet with our advisers and ask any questions that you may have.

We will be happy to see you at this event.

Feel free to reach out to us for any questions or concerns.

HSE Student Engagement and Support Coordinator.

Estimado estudiante, padre (s) o tutor (es):

Vamos a tener una Feria del Club Virtual el miércoles a las 5:30 PM. Tendrá la oportunidad de reunirse con nuestros asesores y hacer cualquier pregunta que pueda tener.

Estaremos encantados de verte en este evento.

No dude en comunicarse con nosotros para cualquier pregunta o inquietud.

Coordinadora de apoyo y participación estudiantil de HSE.

REMINDER!
Dear all,
No School September 30! We will be holding our Parent/Teacher Conference via Zoom instead. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) if you would like to schedule a meeting.
¡RECORDATORIO!
Queridos todos,
¡No hay clases mañana! En su lugar, tendremos nuestra conferencia de padres y maestros a través de Zoom. Por favor comuníquese con los maestros de su hijo si desea programar una reunión.

Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.

Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.

That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.

Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, October 5, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.

Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.

The reading challenges by grade are:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
20 Books

Grade 3-5
10 Novels
3 Fiction
3 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 6-8
11 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
2 Student Choice

Grade 9-12
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Share your favorite reads on social media by tagging Harmony and using the hashtag #HarmonyReads.