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Esteemed Harmony Family,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well!  We would like to inform you that HSE-Laredo will provide summer 2021 dual credit courses through Lone Star College (online) and Texas A&M International University (face to face and online).  Harmony will pay for the tuition of 1 online summer 2021 course through Lone Star College and or for the remaining balance of 1 Texas A&M International University course for which a scholarship was awarded.  Note that TAMIU requires scholars to have a 3.0+ overall GPA to qualify to take dual credit courses.  Please view the following important information:

 

1) Thoroughly read the HSE-Laredo dual credit action plan document and complete the communicated steps by Friday, May 14th, 2021.

a) Complete the steps on pages 3-6 starting from step 1.

 

2) Complete and submit the appropriate form(s) by Friday, May 14th, 2021.  

a) The forms can be found on the document attached above.

 

3) Our counseling department will assist you throughout this dual credit endeavor.  Therefore, please let us know how we can support you

a) 11th: I. Pala, ipala@harmonytx.org

b) 10th: B. Abastta-Santos, bsantos@harmonytx.org

c) 9th: L. Cantu, lcantu@harmonytx.org

 

Thank you so much for being part of our Harmony family.  Keep up the wonderful work and please contact us in case you have any questions about dual credit or the registration process; We’ll be more than happy to assist you!

 

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Attention Esteemed Hawks,

 

I hope that you’re having a wonderful day!  Our grand counseling team has recently contacted scholars regarding whether they are required to submit an AP Appeal Form for an AP class that they requested to take.  Please check your Harmony student e-mail to see if you might have received such a notification.

 

If you received such an e-mail and are still interested in challenging the AP course, you must submit the AP Appeal Form by Tuesday, May 18th, 2021.  The AP Appeal Form can be found by clicking here or accessing the e-mail shared by your academic counselor.  The AP Committee will review your appeal form afterwards and determine whether you are eligible to enroll in the class.  Scholars who are admitted into the course are required to complete and submit an AP Summer Assignment to remain enrolled.

 

Have a wonderful day, stay safe, and please contact your academic counselor if you have any questions regarding the scheduling process

Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp For 3rd-12th Grades June 7-11, 2021 July 12-16, 2021 $10 non-refundable fee per camp Register by May 19, 2021! harmonytx.org/UTDsignup Camp Course Details: harmonytx.org/UTDcamp21 Contact your campus student success & engagement coordinator for more information!

Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp For 3rd-12th Grades June 7-11, 2021 July 12-16, 2021 $10 non-refundable fee per camp Register by May 19, 2021! harmonytx.org/UTDsignup Camp Course Details: harmonytx.org/UTDcamp21 Contact your campus student success & engagement coordinator for more information!

Virtual Summer

Coding & Biology Camp

For 3rd-12th Grades

June 7-11, 2021

July 12-16, 2021

$10 non-refundable fee per camp

Register by May 19, 2021!

harmonytx.org/UTDsignup

Camp Course Details:

harmonytx.org/UTDcamp21

Contact your campus student success & engagement coordinator for more information!

Please click here for more information

 

 

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

AUSTIN
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

DFW
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX

EL PASO
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX

HOUSTON
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

ODESSA
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX

SAN ANTONIO
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
https://www.KendraScott.com

About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”

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 PARENTS: You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo 2021-2022 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting 2020-2021 Program Evaluation April 15, 2021 5:00 p.m. Zoom: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/88928071973 Goal/Purpose: Review 2020-2021 CIP-Program Evaluation and develop 2021-2022 CIP Agenda I. Purpose of CIP II. Review Campus/District Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) III. Program Evaluation 2020-2021 IV. Review of Data V. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs VI. Review previous year’s CIP VII. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP VIII. Comments, Q&A

 

DEAR PARENTS:  You are Cordially Invited to Attend  Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo  2021-2022 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting  2020-2021 Program Evaluation     April 15, 2021  5:00 p.m.  Zoom: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/88928071973     Goal/Purpose:  Review 2020-2021 CIP-Program Evaluation and develop 2021-2022 CIP     Agenda  Purpose of CIP Review Campus/District Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Program Evaluation 2020-2021 Review of Data Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs Review previous year’s CIP Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP Comments, Q&A

DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

2021-2022 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting

2020-2021 Program Evaluation

April 15, 2021

5:00 p.m.

Zoom: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/88928071973

 

Goal/Purpose:  Review 2020-2021 CIP-Program Evaluation and develop 2021-2022 CIP

Agenda

  • Purpose of CIP
  • Review Campus/District Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • Program Evaluation 2020-2021
  • Review of Data
  • Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
  • Review previous year’s CIP
  • Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP
  • Comments, Q&A
Harmony School of Excellence - Laredo is taking the No Kid Hungry Pledge

Harmony School of Excellence - Laredo is taking the No Kid Hungry Pledge

 

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo is taking the No Kid Hungry Pledge.

For more information please click here

NOW IS THE TIME TO UNITE! EXPRESS YOUR VOICE! 2021 UNITED, WE CREATE! ART CONTEST Judging Categories K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 NO ENTRANCE FEE A Perspective On Unity Submission Categories 2D- (drawings, paintings, mixed-media, digital) 3D- (sculpture, any medium) Performance Art-3-5 min. Video (music, dance, drama) SUBMIT ART BY MAY 3, 2021 Click the link to sign up Harmony Public Schools SA District Office 6812 Alamo Downs Parkway SA, TX 78238

NOW IS THE TIME TO UNITE! EXPRESS YOUR VOICE! 2021 UNITED, WE CREATE! ART CONTEST Judging Categories K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 NO ENTRANCE FEE A Perspective On Unity Submission Categories 2D- (drawings, paintings, mixed-media, digital) 3D- (sculpture, any medium) Performance Art-3-5 min. Video (music, dance, drama) SUBMIT ART BY MAY 3, 2021 Click the link to sign up Harmony Public Schools SA District Office 6812 Alamo Downs Parkway SA, TX 78238

NOW IS THE TIME TO UNITE! EXPRESS YOUR VOICE!

2021 UNITED, WE CREATE!

ART CONTEST

Judging Categories

  • K-2

  • 3-5

  • 6-8

  • 9-12

NO ENTRANCE FEE

A Perspective On Unity

Submission Categories

2D- (drawings, paintings, mixed-media, digital)

3D- (sculpture, any medium)

Performance Art-3-5 min. Video (music, dance, drama)

SUBMIT ART BY MAY 3, 2021

Click the link to sign up

Harmony Public Schools SA District Office
6812 Alamo Downs Parkway SA, TX 78238

For More Information on District Art Competition Please Click Here

Harmony School of Excellence - Laredo

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools is committed to providing your child with the best possible education. To do that, we need to hear from them about our district, our schools, and the education we provide. That’s why we’re asking students to take our School Culture Survey.

The survey asks for feedback on student support, academic preparation, safety and behavior, school leadership, and family involvement. The results will help us determine our strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop responsive action plans.

The survey is open March 23, 2021 – April 9, 2021. Students in grades 6-12 will have an opportunity to take the survey at school. Although they will use their student ID to access the survey, their responses will be strictly confidential.

We’re partnering with independent research and communications firm K12 Insight to administer the survey and compile the results. No one from the district or your child’s school will know how your child responds.

With your child’s candid feedback, I’m confident we can shape the right futures for the district and our schools. Thank you for being a part of the Harmony Public Schools family.

Sincerely,

Alan Chetin

Principal

For more information about the survey, please contact HSE front office at 956.791.0007

 

Spring Break March 15-19, 2021 Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! - Sitting Bull

Spring Break March 15-19, 2021  Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the   earth has gladly received the embraces of the   sun, and we shall soon see the results of their   love! - Sitting Bull

Spring Break March 15-19, 2021

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the

earth has gladly received the embraces of the

sun, and we shall soon see the results of their

love! – Sitting Bull

 

Dear Parents and Scholars, Harmony School of Excellence - Laredo, Harmony Science Academy - Laredo, and Harmony School of Innovation - Laredo are working together to give back to individuals in our community. With the support from our Harmony family (scholars, parents, and staff), we will serve our community with kindness by preparing and donating personal care packages to the Laredo Police Department and Sheriff Department which will be issued to community members in need. For any questions please call our front office at (956) 791-0007.

Dear Parents and Scholars, Harmony School of Excellence - Laredo, Harmony Science Academy - Laredo, and Harmony School of Innovation - Laredo are working together to give back to individuals in our community. With the support from our Harmony family (scholars, parents, and staff), we will serve our community with kindness by preparing and donating personal care packages to the Laredo Police Department and Sheriff Department which will be issued to community members in need. For any questions please call our front office at (956) 791-0007.

Dear Parents and Scholars,

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo, Harmony Science Academy – Laredo, and Harmony School of Innovation – Laredo are working together to give back to individuals in our community.

With the support from our Harmony family (scholars, parents, and staff), we will serve our community with kindness by preparing and donating personal care packages to the Laredo Police Department and Sheriff Department which will be issued to community members in need.

For any questions please call our front office at (956) 791-0007.

Virtual Spring Break Coding & Biology Camp for 1st-12th Grades March 15-19, 2021 $10 non-refundable fee per camp Register by March 8, 2021! harmonytx.org/camp21 All campers can attend career and college guidance webinars & interact with industry professionals. Camp Course Details: harmonytx.org/UTDcamp Contact your campus engagement & support coordinator for more information!

Virtual Spring Break  Coding & Biology Camp for 1st-12th Grades March 15-19, 2021 $10 non-refundable fee per camp   Register by March 8, 2021!  harmonytx.org/camp21 All campers can attend career and college guidance webinars & interact with industry professionals. Camp Course Details: harmonytx.org/UTDcamp  Contact your campus engagement & support coordinator for more information!

Virtual Spring Break Coding & Biology Camp for 1st-12th Grades March 15-19, 2021

$10 non-refundable fee per camp

Register by March 8, 2021!

harmonytx.org/camp21

All campers can attend career and college guidance webinars & interact
with industry professionals.

Camp Course Details:

harmonytx.org/UTDcamp

Contact your campus engagement & support coordinator for more information!

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DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

2021-2022 Review of Campus Needs Assessment

meeting graphicFriday, February 5, 2020

Friday, February 12, 2021

8:00 – 8:35 a.m.

Zoom

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/85675842881

Goal/Purpose:  Review 2021-2022 Campus Needs Assessment

Agenda

  • Purpose of Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo CIP
  • Review Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • Review of Data
  • Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
  • Review previous year’s CIP
  • Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP/DIP
  • Comments, Q&A

 

DEAR PARENTS: You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo 2021-2022 Review of Campus Needs Assessment Friday, February 5, 2020 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:00 – 8:35 a.m. Zoom https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/85675842881 Goal/Purpose: Review 2021-2022 Campus Needs Assessment Agenda I. Purpose of Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo CIP II. Review Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) III. Review of Data IV. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs V. Review previous year’s CIP VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP/DIP VII. Comments, Q&A

 

ESTIMADOS PADRES DE FAMILIA:

Estan cordialmente invitados a participar en

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

Revisar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Campus 2021-2022

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Viernes, 5 de Febrero del 2021

Viernes, 12 de Febrero del 2021

8:00 – 8:35 a.m.

Zoom

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/85675842881

Meta / Propósito: Revisar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Campus 2021-2022

Agenda

  1. Revisar el plan anual para nuestra escuela
  2. Revisar la Evaluación Integral de Necesidades del Campus (CNA) 2021-2022
  3. Revisar datos
  4. Reconocer las áreas que necesitan enfoque
  5. Revisar el CIP 2020-2021
  6. Revisar las metas, objetivos y estrategias para el 2021-2022
  7. Comentarios y preguntas­­

 

ESTIMADOS PADRES DE FAMILIA: Estan cordialmente invitados a participar en Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Revisar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Campus 2021-2022 Viernes, 5 de Febrero del 2021 Viernes, 12 de Febrero del 2021 8:00 – 8:35 a.m. Zoom https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/85675842881 Meta / propósito: Revisar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Campus 2021-2022 Agenda 1. Revisar el plan anual para nuestra escuela 2. Revisar la Evaluación Integral de Necesidades del Campus (CNA) 2021-2022 3. Revisar datos 4. Reconocer las áreas que necesitan enfoque 5. Revisar el CIP 2020-2021 6. Revisar las metas, objetivos y estrategias para el 2021-2022 7. Comentarios y preguntas¬¬

Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.

 

The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new employer-paid benefits related to health care, retirement, and life insurance.

 

“The past year, the world has seen the true value of our teachers and team members in a way they never have before,” Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals who take such good care of our students deserve to know that they are being taken care of, as well – both their immediate needs and their long-term needs. So we are excited to be able to offer them an additional set of benefits that saves them money on their health care costs each month, while also helping them prepare for their retirement down the road.”

 

The new benefits include:

 

MATCHING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: Exempt employees can receive 100% matching contribution to employee 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan, up to $1,500 annually depending on tenure of service. This is in addition to employee’s TRS Retirement System Benefits.

 

  • Previously: No employer matching contribution. 

 

FREE VISION: Free vision care for employees.

 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

 

FREE DENTAL: Free dental care for employees. 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

INCREASED FREE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: Free $100,000 life insurance policy for all Exempt employees.

 

  • Previously: Free $20,000 life insurance policy.

 

The package amounts to a roughly $2.4 million estimated increase in annual expenditure on employer-paid benefits for the Texas-based school system. However, Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said the investment was worth it because of the positive impact on employee quality of life, work-life balance, and workplace satisfaction.

 

“The investments with the best returns are always the investment made in people,” Ay said. “We’ll continue to make these kinds of investments on behalf of our employees as often as we can.” 

 

The expansion was the fourth major announcement related to employee benefits made by Harmony in the past year. The school system also announced two employee bonuses last year, as well as a promise to continue independently offering the now-expired federal COVID-19 leave benefits for impacted employees.

 

For a full list of Harmony Public Schools employer-paid and supplemental benefits, please visit https://www.harmonytx.org/benefits.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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Honesty Acceptance Wisdom Kindness ServiceGreetings Esteemed 8th Grade Harmony Students and Parents,

I hope that you are having an amazing day!  We look forward to seeing you at our Early College High School (ECHS) Recruitment night to share key information regarding the program initiative.

Please refer to the following information for details:

Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Zoom Link:

 Click here to access the session

<https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/88621854976?pwd=eHlGTzRKelFHSXcrOTY3VGlXTVprZz09>

Have an amazing day, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Dyslexia Open House

Date: January 26, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Link Below:

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/

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Esteemed Harmony Family,

 

I hope that you had an enjoyable winter break and are looking forward to an exceptional semester!  We are proud to announce that we plan to open an Early College High School (ECHS) program starting the 2021-2022 school year, free of cost.  The ECHS initiative provides students the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree or up to 60 college credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree while in high school.  Please note the following:

1) You may access our brochure for more details about the program. The brochure contains information on the initiative, the purpose, eligibility, benefits, expectations, and important dates.

2) The application is open to any interested 8th grade student from any school and can be accessed by clicking on this link. The application must be completed and submitted by February 5th, 2021.

3) Students interested in applying for the ECHS must also submit one of the following:

  1. a) The Reenrollment Form (scholars who currently attend HSA-Laredo)
  2. b) The school’s general application (students currently enrolled in a school other than Harmony)

 

We look forward to offering this new and exciting opportunity to our scholars– have an exceptional day and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

 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.

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2019–20 School Report Card

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.

 

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Dear Esteemed Harmony Parent,

Attached you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2019–20 School Report Card for Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo. This report is required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. Due to COVID-19, STAAR® assessments were cancelled for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2019–20 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Account ability/Performance_Reporting/School_Report_Cards

A more complete report about Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at

https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo.

Sincerely,

Ahmet Cetin

Principal

For more information please click here

 

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Estimado Padre de Familia:

Adjunto a esta carta encontrará una copia del reporte de las Calificaciones Escolares del Estado de Texas 2019–20 para Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo. Estas Calificaciones Escolares son requeridas por la Legislatura del Estado de Texas y preparadas por el departamento de educación estatal. Este reporte debe ser mandado a los padres o al guardián/mentor de cada estudiante inscrito en una escuela pública. Estas calificaciones ofrecen información concerniente al progreso académico de los estudiantes y también información sobre el número de inscripciones estudiantiles, tamaño promedio del salón escolar, y gastos escolares.

La ley estatal requiere que la información en estas calificaciones sea diseminada. Usted encontrará una breve descripción en el adjunto “Definiciones de las Calificaciones Escolares 2019–20.” El reporte que ha recibido puede o no contener toda la información descrita en estas definiciones pues el reportaje de estos datos depende de si la escuela es una primaria, secundaria o preparatoria.

La ley estatal también requiere que la información sea provista a nivel del estado, del distrito escolar, y de nuestra escuela. Esta información debe ser reportada, en tanto sea posible, por grupo étnico/raza y estatus socioeconómico de los estudiantes y debe de incluir por lo menos dos años de resultados.

También puede encontrar estas calificaciones (school report card) en el internet bajo

https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/School_Report_Cards

Usted puede obtener un reporte más completo sobre nuestra escuela en el informe del Reporte del Desempeño Académico de Texas (TAPR) ya sea que lo pida aquí en la escuela, o lo puede obtener en el internet bajo

https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html

Por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene cualquier pregunta concerniente a este reporte de calificaciones escolares. Le agradezco su constante apoyo de nuestra escuela.

Sinceramente,

Ahmet Cetin

Director

 

 

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Harmony Family,

We hope you enjoy our first podcast created by our 12th grade scholars.

Have a wonderful winter break!

To view the update, click the link below:
http://harmonytx.schoology.com/school/2570237745/update/3439239996

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES FOR SCHOLARS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 18 MAY ALL OUR SCHOLARS, AND THEIR PARENTS. HAVE A SAFE AND RESTFUL WINTER BREAK: DEC. 18-JAN. 5, 2021

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES FOR SCHOLARS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 18 MAY	ALL OUR SCHOLARS, AND	THEIR PARENTS. HAVE A SAFE AND RESTFUL WINTER BREAK: DEC. 18-JAN. 5, 2021

 

MAY ALL OUR SCHOLARS,

AND THEIR PARENTS, HAVE

A SAFE AND RESTFUL

WINTER BREAK:

DEC. 18-JAN. 5, 2021

Univeristy of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science offers Virtual Winter Break Coding Camps for Harmony School Students! Monday-Thursday, December 28-31, 2020 (4 days) Level 0: 1st - 2nd graders 2-3pm Explore coding with code.org Level 1: 3rd-5th graders 10am-12pm Light up coding with Microbit Math & Scratch 2-4pm Animations with Scratch Level 2: 6th-8th graders 10am-1pm Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript Web page design 2-5pm 3D animations with Alice JavaScript with Microbit Level 3: 9th-12th graders 10am-1pm Introductory Coding in Python 2-5pm Introductory Coding in Java Windows PC / Mac / Chromebook is required (Alice camp requires Windows or Mac) $10 nonrefundable fee per camp OK for advanced students to attend next level Register by Dec 21st @ bit.ly/wbc-hs20 Camps will be on Microsoft Teams platform Camp descriptions at utdallas.edu/k12/desc

Univeristy of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science offers Virtual Winter Break Coding Camps for Harmony School Students! Monday-Thursday, December 28-31, 2020 (4 days)  Level 0: 1st - 2nd graders	2-3pm	Explore coding with code.org  Level 1: 3rd-5th graders	10am-12pm	Light up coding with Microbit Math & Scratch 	2-4pm	Animations with Scratch  Level 2: 6th-8th graders	10am-1pm	Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript Web page design 	2-5pm	3D animations with Alice JavaScript with Microbit Level 3: 9th-12th graders	10am-1pm	Introductory Coding in Python 	2-5pm	Introductory Coding in Java Windows PC / Mac / Chromebook is required (Alice camp requires Windows or Mac) $10 nonrefundable fee per camp OK for advanced students to attend next level Register by Dec 21st @ bit.ly/wbc-hs20 Camps will be on Microsoft Teams platform Camp descriptions at utdallas.edu/k12/desc

University of Texas at Dallas

Department of Computer Science offers

Virtual Winter Break Coding Camps for Harmony School Students!

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

  • Level 0: 1st – 2nd graders 2-3pm Explore coding with code.org
  • Level 1: 3rd-5th graders 10am-12pm Light up coding with Microbit Math & Scratch 2-4pm Animations with Scratch
  • Level 2: 6th-8th graders 10am-1pm Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript Web page design 2-5pm 3D animations with Alice JavaScript with Microbit
  • Level 3: 9th-12th graders 10am-1pm Introductory Coding in Python 2-5pm Introductory Coding in Java

Windows PC / Mac / Chromebook is required (Alice camp requires Windows or Mac) $10 nonrefundable fee per camp OK for advanced students to attend next level Register by Dec 21st @ bit.ly/wbc-hs20 Camps will be on Microsoft Teams platform Camp descriptions at utdallas.edu/k12/desc

For more information please click here

Esteemed Harmony Family,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well!  We would like to take this time to communicate that HSE-Laredo will provide spring (January-May) dual credit courses through Lone Star College.  Please view the following important information:

1) Thoroughly read the HSE-Laredo dual credit action plan document.

  1. a) New students to dual credit: complete the steps on pages 3-5 starting from step 1.
  2. b) Students who have taken at least 1 dual credit class: complete the steps on pages 3-5, starting from step 3.

2) If you wish to take a dual credit spring 2021 course, you must complete the steps in the document by Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.

3) If you are currently enrolled in a 1301 course and would like to take the 1302/1316 portion if applicable, you must still submit an application by referring to the third point of this e-mail.

4) Our counseling team will assist you throughout this dual credit endeavor.  Please contact the following counselors if you require assistance:

12: N. Chelik nchelik@harmonytx.org

11: I. Pala ipala@harmonytx.org

10: B. Santos bsantos@harmonytx.org

9: L. Cantu lcantu@harmonytx.org

 

Thank you so much for being part of our Harmony family.  Keep up the wonderful work and please contact us in case you have any questions about dual credit or the registration process; we’ll be more than happy to assist you!

There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

 

 There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

HAPPY

THANKSGIVING!

Wishing you an enjoyable

and memorable

Thanksgiving Break!

 

 

 

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES NO CLASSES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THANK YOU

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES NO CLASSES  MONDAY, 	NOVEMBER 9, 2020 DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THANK YOU

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES

NO CLASSES

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 10

THANK YOU

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WHERE: Zoom Join the meeting using the link below: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033 Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033 WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)? • Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars. • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers. • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate. CAMPUS PATHWAYS • Accounting and Financial Services • Biomedical • Design and Multimedia • Law Enforcement • Engineering and Robotics AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES • Adobe Pro • QuickBooks • Microsoft Office • Small Business • Medical Assistant • Registered Dental Assistant • AutoDesk

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT

WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Zoom

Join the meeting using the link below:

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033

Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033

WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)?

  •  Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars.
  • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers.
  • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate.

CAMPUS PATHWAYS

  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Biomedical
  • Design and Multimedia
  • Law Enforcement
  • Engineering and Robotics

AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES

  • Adobe Pro
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office
  • Small Business
  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  •  AutoDesk

For more information please click here

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WHERE: Zoom  Join the meeting using the link below:  https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033 Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033 WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)? •  Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars.  • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers.  • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate.   CAMPUS PATHWAYS •	Accounting and Financial Services •	Biomedical  •	Design and Multimedia •	Law Enforcement  •	Engineering and Robotics AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES •	Adobe Pro •	QuickBooks •	Microsoft Office  •	Small Business  •	Medical Assistant  •	Registered Dental Assistant •	 AutoDesk

Newsletter

Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous  Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty

  • Be true to yourself and others.
  • Be trustworthy.
  • Always do the right thing.

Acceptance

  • Embrace others opinions
  • Respect diversity
  • Welcome differences

Wisdom

  • Knowledge is Power
  • Learning is limitless
  • Never stop learning.

Kindness

  • Be friendly and generous
  • Be mindful of others
  • Make everyone feel included

Service

  • Make a difference
  • Help others with an open heart.
  • Empower others to contribute

(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.

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.