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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!

Honesty Acceptance Wisdom Kindness Service

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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NO CLASSES FOR SCHOLARS ON MONDAY, JAN.  18, 2021

NO CLASSES FOR SCHOLARS ON MONDAY, JAN.  18, 2021

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES

NO CLASSES FOR SCHOLARS ON

MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2021

IN OBSERVANCE OF

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY.

CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021

THANK YOU

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

Spring break for most DFW schools is either March 8-12 or March 15-19. So, we are running most camps in both weeks! # of camps have been greatly expanded (thanks to partnerships with Rex Academy & Wize Computing Academy): Minecraft, Kodu, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality & 3D modeling. UTD Biology department will offer a Biology camp as well. We have added two camps for 1st & 2nd graders too. Visit sites.google.com/view/utdsbcc21 for all the details and register here.

Hello parents,

Happy new year! Thanks to State Farm sponsorship, we are thrilled to offer FREE Saturday Coding Clubs for the community!! We will start on February 6 and these 1-hour sessions go on for 10 Saturdays. RSVP is not required. Visit Facebook or Meetup and select your club under Feb 6, find the webinar room link (MS Teams) there to join!

Hello parents,    Happy new year! Thanks to State Farm sponsorship, we are thrilled to offer FREE Saturday Coding Clubs for the community!! We will start on February 6 and these 1-hour sessions go on for 10 Saturdays. RSVP is not required. Visit Facebook or Meetup and select your club under Feb 6, find the webinar room link (MS Teams) there to join!

 

Spring break for most DFW schools is either March 8-12 or March 15-19. So, we are running most camps in both weeks! # of camps have been greatly expanded (thanks to partnerships with Rex Academy & Wize Computing Academy): Minecraft, Kodu, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality & 3D modeling. UTD Biology department will offer a Biology camp as well. We have added two camps for 1st & 2nd graders too. Visit sites.google.com/view/utdsbcc21 for all the details and register here.

Spring break for most DFW schools is either March 8-12 or March 15-19. So, we are running most camps in both weeks! # of camps have been greatly expanded (thanks to partnerships with Rex Academy & Wize Computing Academy): Minecraft, Kodu, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality & 3D modeling. UTD Biology department will offer a Biology camp as well. We have added two camps for 1st & 2nd graders too. Visit sites.google.com/view/utdsbcc21 for all the details and register here.

Our summer camp schedule will be posted in 2 weeks or so. Stay tuned!

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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!

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. 

 

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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.
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Chalk board saying Report Cards

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.

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, September 21, 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
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

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

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

Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas? Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you! Why do Science Fair? • It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home! • Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project. • Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals. • Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors. Interested but need inspiration? Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas: • https://www.sciencenews.org/ • https://www.sciencebuddies.org/ • https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076 For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact: Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org *All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

The science fair contributes to our scholar’s social developments, increases the skills of the presentation and increases interest in STEM fields!

Learn more about our HSE Laredo science fair in the flyers below.

 Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas? Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you!  Why do Science Fair? • It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home! • Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project.  • Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals. • Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors.  Interested but need inspiration? Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas:  • https://www.sciencenews.org/ • https://www.sciencebuddies.org/  • https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076   For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact: Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org *All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas?

Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you!

Why do Science Fair?
• It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home!
• Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project.
• Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals.
• Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors.

Interested but need inspiration?
Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas:
https://www.sciencenews.org/
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/
https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076

For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact:
Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org
*All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

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2020-2021 Science Fair Club  MEETING DATES:  Every Tues. and Thurs. at 4:00 PM  MENTORS* (Please contact for more information):  Mrs. Martinez- Biology memartinez@harmonytx.org Ms. Shinn-Chemistry ashinn@harmonytx.org Ms. Garcia-Biology ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org  *Other teachers may serve as mentors. Mentors listed are those leading the Science Fair Clubs.*

2020-2021 Science Fair Club
MEETING DATES:
Every Tues. and Thurs. at 4:00 PM
MENTORS* (Please contact for more information):
Mrs. Martinez- Biology
memartinez@harmonytx.org
Ms. Shinn-Chemistry
ashinn@harmonytx.org
Ms. Garcia-Biology
ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

*Other teachers may serve as mentors. Mentors listed are those leading the Science Fair Clubs.*

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

 

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

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Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Zoom

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Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

 Agenda Items:

Title I Program Presentation

  1. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
  2. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year
  3. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  4. Comments, Q&A

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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 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 on the school’s website. Read more

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Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians   8/27/2020

We  are  proud  to  announce  Harmony  Public  Schools  Laredo  along  with neighboring  school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students  free  Wifi  resources  for  remote  learning.  Please review  the  graphic below for available free  public Hotspot connections.

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Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians				8/27/2020 We  are  proud  to  announce  Harmony  Public  Schools  Laredo  along  with neighboring  school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students  free  Wifi  resources  for  remote  learning.  Please review  the  graphic below for available free  public Hotspot connections.

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Estimados padres / tutores de Harmony Public School Laredo:    8/27/2020

Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony Laredo,  junto con los distritos escolares vecinos, se han asociado con la Ciudad de  Laredo para proporcionar a los estudiantes recursos de Wifi gratis para el aprendizaje remoto. Revise la gráfica a continuación para ver las conexiones de  puntos de acceso públicos disponibles.

Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians 8/27/2020 We are proud to announce Harmony Public Schools Laredo along with neighboring school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students free Wifi resources for remote learning. Please review the graphic below for available free public Hotspot connections.

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Beginning of School Year 2020-2021 Items/ Artículos Para el Comienzo del Año Escolar 2020-2021

 

Please click on each link below to see more information / Por Favor haga clic en cada enlace a continuación para ver más información.

 

School Supply List / Lista de Útiles Escolares

 

Academic Calendar 2020-2021 / Calendario Academico 2020-2021

 

Student Orientation / Orientación Estudiantil

 

Teacher Information / Información del Maestro

 

Uniform Information / Información de  Uniformes

 

Chromebook Request Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Chromebook

 

Lunch Application Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Almuerzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear HSE Parents/Guardians,

2020 – 2021 Lunch application are available on School Cafe for completion. You may visit www.schoolcafe.com to apply online with last years credentials. For any questions or concerns you may contact Ms. Martinez at jmartinez@harmonytx.org or at 956-791-0007

Thank you,

HSE – Laredo

 

 

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Estimados HSE padres / tutores,

2020 – 2021 La solicitud de lonche está disponible en School Cafe para completar. Puede visitar www.schoolcafe.com para solicitar en línea con las credenciales del año pasado. Para cualquier pregunta o inquietud, puede comunicarse con la Sra. Martinez a jmartinez@harmonytx.org o al 956-791-0007

Gracias,

HSE – Laredo