Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

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 website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

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

Class of 2023, you are now thinking about college. But why do it alone? During COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP, you will learn how to:

• Fill out a college application(Apply Texas & Common App)

• Write an effective essay • Resume

• Learnaboutseniortimelines(whentodo what!)

• Get information about financial aid,scholarships and grants(FAFSA/ TASFA)

• YouScience

• Schoolinks Tasks

Where: Harmony School of Advancement-In Person 

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022 09:00 AM – 01:30 PM 

Cost: Free

NOTE: Breakfast, Lunch and Light Snacks will be provided!

Please come and meet the counselors for an information session on High School graduation and colleges from 5:30-6:30. We hope to see you there!
9th grade – September 15
10th grade – September 29
11the grade – September 20
12th grade – September 8

Harmony School of Advancement

Title III Annual Meeting for ESL Parents 

 Location: Advancement Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:00 pm

 

Agenda 

  1. ESL Information 
  2. Tips for Supporting Your Student 

III. Family Fun Activities 

  1. School Contact Information

Harmony School of Advancement

Reunión Anual del Título III para Padres de ESL   

  Ubicación: Cafetería de Advancement

Miércoles, 14 de Septiembre de 2022 5:00 pm

Agenda

  1. Información ESL
  2. Consejos para apoyar a su estudiante

III. Actividades divertidas para la familia

  1. Información de contacto de la escuela

Dear HSA Families,

I hope you have had a great start to the week. Please click HERE for the HSA Arrival & Dismissal Procedures 2022-2023.

Thanks and you have a great rest of your day.

Estimadas familias de HSA,

Espero que hayas tenido un gran comienzo de semana. Por favor haz click  AQUÍ para los procedimientos de llegada y salida de HSA 2022-2023.

Gracias y que tengas un gran resto de tu día.

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:

 

  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.

 

  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.

 

  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.

 

  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.

 

  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.

 

  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.

 

  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.

 

As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Registration is open for students of all ages to participate in this Fall!
Click here for the list of clubs and their descriptions:
Click here to register:
*Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; completing this form does not guarantee acceptance into the club.
Contact the listed club advisor for detailed club information
General questions about clubs can be sent to akaraarslan@harmonytx.org.

Dear HSA Families,

As the principal of Harmony School of Advancement-Houston campus. On behalf of the staff at Harmony School of Advancement-Houston, I am happy to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year! We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. Whatever we do, our students must know we are standing with them every step of the way.  I am here, as a leader and a father of six children. We will succeed as one unified family, leaving no one behind. For our children’s sake, we must succeed. We strive to challenge each student to grow in his/her academic abilities. At HSA, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. The exciting addition of new staff, new families, and new programs will make our school better.

I have been in education for over 18 years.  My experiences in education have prepared me well for this new role at HSA. In the Harmony system, I have served as a teacher, Department Chair, Assistant Principal, and Head Counselor. I hold a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler and a doctoral degree in the same field from the American College of Education. I believe teamwork is the ultimate way a school can be successful in reaching the goal of helping a student attain his or her full potential.

As the HSA leadership team and staff, we believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students.  We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible. With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at the HSA campus. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTO, a special event participant, or a member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved!

I am honored to serve as the principal of the HSA campus. It is truly a privilege to serve such a remarkable district’s students, parents, staff, and community. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may learn as much as they possible. I will work tirelessly to ensure all students have the best possible experience while at HSA. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.

It is my desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school.  Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you periodically.  I am a visible principal who believes that the best part of my job is visiting the students in all areas of the school and meeting parents periodically. I believe that keeping the school atmosphere positive is the key to success as well as keeping the lines of communication open among staff, students, and parents. I will conduct the Coffee with the Principal event on the first Thursday of every other month from 8:30 – 9:30 am. Please  R.S.V.P by clicking this link if you will be able to make it.

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

I hope to have a wonderful school year for 2022-2023 and I look forward to working with all of you!

Please find some helpful links and information:

CALENDAR 2022-2023

BELL SCHEDULE 2022-2023

Below is a schedule of appointment times based on students’ last names to attend HSA Student Orientation. We look forward to seeing you during your scheduled time to limit the number of people on campus at once.

 

HSA STUDENT ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

DATE

GRADE LEVEL

TIME

8/12/2022

9TH GRADE

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

10TH GRADE

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

11TH GRADE

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

12TH GRADE

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Below is the contact information for myself and my administration team.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. 

HSA ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Principal

Dr. Bekir Atas

batas@harmonytx.org

Dean of Academics

Ms. Ahlam Gani

gahlam@harmonytx.org

Dean of Student Culture

Mrs.Pascale Cazelais

pcazelais@harmonytx.org

Dean of College & Career

Mr. Vehbi Sonmez

vsonmez@harmonytx.org

​Kind Regards,

Mallinkha Regular

Bekir Atas, Ed.D.

Principal

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Stock shortage is not expected to be an ongoing issue. Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

 

[HOUSTON] – Three Houston campuses from Harmony Public Schools were named official “National Schools of Character” Tuesday for their outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character in their schools and communities.

Three campuses from Harmony Public Schools were named official “National Schools of Character” Tuesday for their outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character in their schools and communities.

The awards were announced by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character development in schools. 

Each year, Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state and national level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which the organization says has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. 

 

Only 50 campuses in the entire U.S. earned the honor. The Harmony campuses selected are:

  • Harmony School of Advancement-Houston
  • Harmony School of Endeavor-Houston
  • Harmony School of Excellence-Houston

 

Each also previously was named a State School of Character in January.

 

“We are tremendously proud of the effort these campuses  are making each day to instill a culture of character in our schools,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “The work they’re doing will have a lasting impact in the lives of our students, as well as the communities in which they will someday help lead.”

 

All three campuses are a part of Harmony’s Houston North District, which encompasses 10 schools in North Houston, Cypress, North Katy and Bryan-College Station.

 

“I am honored that three of our North District campuses have been recognized as National Schools of Character through Character.org,” Emin Cavusoglu, area superintendent of HPS Houston North, said. ” This is a great accomplishment for our district. These campuses have worked diligently to set core values in place that promote a sense of community and pride in their school. They have truly come together to build relationships, promote family involvement and establish a culture with firm values.”

 

Four other Harmony campuses have previously earned the honor, including two others from Houston. The award remains remains with a campus for five years after designation. Harmony’s previous winners are:

  • Harmony Science Academy-Cedar Park
  • Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth
  • Harmony School of Innovation – Houston
  • Harmony School of Science-Houston

 

Each of these schools has put into place a comprehensive, multi-year approach to character education that inspires their students to understand, care about and consistently practice a set of core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens. The schools then underwent a rigorous evaluation process to achieve their certification, documenting how they have implemented character education best practices and structures at each school.

 

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. 

Harmony is now accepting applications for both students and team members for the 2022-23 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.

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

We invite all students, families, and community members to join us from 10:00 to 2:00 on April 9th for an amazing exposition of student learning, culture, food, games, art, music, performances, and a STEM fair. All families and community members are welcome and we will have activities for all age ranges. Students will be putting their academic achievements on display at the STEM fair and in addition, our school community will host an international festival and food fair starting at 11:30. Free I-STEAM T-Shirts will be given out at the door on a first come first serve basis to the students arriving first.
Please join us as we celebrate culture, community, and a commitment to learning!