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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

Dear parent(s) or guardian(s),

Here is the 27th issue of HSE Tiger Talk!

News Highlights:
-No School Friday, March 8th ( Student Holiday/Staff Development)
-PTO Meeting March 6th
– CIP Meeting, March 13th
-Student-Run College Fair, March 15th
-Third Annual College Fair, March 29th
-Saturday School
-Dual Credit, Course Selection
-Spring Carnival April 26th
-Summer Leadership Camp Application is Open
– Community News, things to do in March
-March Breakfast & Lunch Menu and more…

Happy Spring!

Click on the link below:

READ NOW!

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

Dear all,

To reduce the number of absent school days, please ensure your children’s immunizations are up to date including flu shots. The health of our children is important for a good and productive academic performance. Let’s help them by keeping them safe.

HSE offers free tutorials on Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:00 pm. These sessions provide support to students who did not demonstrate content mastery on last year’s STAAR exams. If your child receives a Saturday School Tutorial Notice in the mail, he/she did not pass last year’s STAAR exam(s), and he/she is strongly encouraged to attend these sessions. If your child receives a notice and there is a weekend when he/she cannot attend, please provide a written excuse to Ms. Gorman by the following Monday.

Thank you for your investment in your child’s education. Please contact Ashley Gorman at ameyer@harmonytx.org with any questions or concerns.

Saturday School Dates:

February: 2, 9, 23

March: 2, 30

April: 6, 13, 18

May: 4, 11, 18

Time: Arrive through the gym at 8:15

Sessions 8:30-12:00

Pick Up in dismissal area 12:00- 12:05

The Drama Club attended the musical, Waitress, at the Bass Concert Hall on the UT campus. Not only did the students watch an amazing Broadway show, but they also had the opportunity to meet some of the actors and technical support for the play. Ms. Francis and Ms. Thompson were the chaperones. A wonderful time was had by all.

HSE Austin students showcased their science fair projects the last Wednesday at HPS Austin Science Fair. Congratulations to all of our students and their teachers for this success. Special Thanks to Ms.Rossi for helping students to succeed in this competition.

  • 5th Place in Earth & Space: Andre Ornelas, Fernando Segura, and Gary Trinh (7th grade)
  • 5th Place in Engineering & the Winner of the Director of Academics Special Award: Josiah Nguyen (8th grade)
  • 4th Place in Social & Behavioral Sciences: Asmaa Chkarka and Kaelyn Ruiz (7th grade)
  • 3rd Place in Life Sciences: Anahi Avila (8th grade)

All the students worked really hard last semester and many came in for tutoring every Thursday after school to work on their projects. Our next Science Fair will be February 21st! Go Tigers and good luck!

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

CALLING SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES!
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Location: Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy #200, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Join us Wednesday, January 23rd for our most anticipated annual Harmony Public Schools Austin District Science Fair! HPS Austin middle and high school students will present their science investigations to a panel of judges from 1:00 – 3:00PM. The public is welcomed to view the student’s projects after that time. At 4:30PM the Awards Ceremony will begin to announce the category winners that will then advance to the city-wide science fair.

Are you interested in volunteering as a judge? We welcome you! Please sign-up here! 

Schedule below:
12:00 -12:30 Lunch *
12:30 -1:00 Judging Procedures
1:00 – 3:00 Project Judging

*Judges will need to arrive by 12pm to review judging procedures. Lunch will be provided.

Judges are free to leave after all project judging has been completed. We invite our judges to join us for the remainder of the program and Award Ceremony.
3:00 – 4:30 Public Display
4:30 – 5:15 Awards Ceremony
5:15 – 5:30 Project Pick Up

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

 

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 screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

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

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Re-enrollment for all students is Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 25th. If your child is currently enrolled an HPS campus and you would like for him/her to attend for the 2019-2020 academic year, please ensure that you complete the re-enrollment form by the January 25th deadline.

To re-enroll your student, please see the steps below.

  1. Login to Skyward using your family portal account
  2. Fill out and submit the re-enrollment form
  3. Provide proof of residency (utility bill, tax form, etc.) by uploading to the form or submitting to your campus registrar

If your child is not currently enrolled at an HPS campus and you would like for them to enroll, please see the link below to fill out an application for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application Link for 2019-2020: https://apply.harmonytx.org/login

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your campus registrar.

Dear Parent/Guardian,HSE Austin and our community partners are launching a Parent Academy of 2019 The Academy will offer you
and your family access to many exciting opportunities. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us. The following short survey will take no more than 3 minutes of your time. For any question, please contact at sozguven@harmonytx.org

Take the Survey Now!

Program highlights

  • First-come, first-served basis, ONLY 25 seats available
  • Only rising 9-12 grade (14-17 years old) boys and girls
  • Application form and $600 deposit must be made no later than February 1, 2019
  • Trip cost $3400 includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, 3 meals per day, guided tours, park & museum fees.
  • The payment plan is available. Last payment must be paid by June 1, 2019
  • Departure/Arrival cities are Houston & Madrid
  • 16-22 June 2019: Real Madrid Campus Experience
  • 22-25 June 2019: Madrid and Toledo Trip, Warner Bros Madrid, etc.

APPLY NOW!

For questions or more details please contact Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator.

sozguven@harmonytx.org

 

Monday, December 17th:

Mitten Monday: wear scarves, gloves, hats, and socks with uniform ***Face must not be covered; accessories should not depict any inappropriate image or theme, uniform shirt and pants must be worn

Tuesday, December 18th:

Timber Tuesday: wear a flannel shirt or vest over a uniform *** Uniform shirt and pants must be worn

Wednesday, December 19th: Winter White wonderland Wednesday (Free Dress day)- Wear your white, silver, or Icy Blue sweaters or shirts ***Wear your best winter inspired sweaters. No ripped jeans, hoodies, low cut shirts, or shirts that show midriff. Dresses must be knee length. Sweaters and pants must follow free dress day as stated in the Student Handbook. No inappropriate images or themes. No slides or sandals.

Thursday, December 20th: Tacky Sweater

Thursday-wear your favorite tacky winter sweater (Free Dress day) ***Wear your favorite “ugly” winter sweaters. No inappropriate images or themes. No ripped jeans, hoodies, low cut shirts, or shirts that show midriff. Sweaters and pants must follow free dress day as stated in the Student Handbook. No slides or sandals.

Friday, December 21st: Pajama day (Free Dress day) ***Wear your favorite pajamas. No see-through tops or bottoms, thin straps or hoodies. Pajamas should not be low cut or show midriff. Clothes should be worn under onesies Pajamas must follow free dress day that is stated in the student handbook. No slippers

A HOLIDAY PROGRAM: FEATURING THE DRAMA
AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT.
PERFORMANCES
THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS
MUSIC SELECTIONS
ACTING… SO MUCH MORE
COME JOIN US IN
CELEBRATING THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF
THE YEAR!
DECEMBER 17th
5pm to 6 pm at HSE Gym

Harmony School of Excellence-Austin is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teacher.
Click on this link to apply.

 

Welcome to the “Counselor’s Corner” a monthly newsletter from the counseling department at HSE Austin! Expect our newsletter at the end of each month with important information about your child’s road to college!

Click on the link below for our online newsletter!

https://www.smore.com/6e5mb-counselor-s-corner

 

Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.

A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.

HSE will host a Middle School Dance on Friday, December 14th from 5-8pm in the school gym! Tickets will be $5 dollars at the door! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Please e-mail Ms. Tims for more information rtims@harmonytx.org