The following is a list of questions commonly asked by parents and students about the start of the 2021-22 school year at Harmony Public Schools.

For more information, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/playbook.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  Will Harmony Public Schools offer virtual learning this year?

A:  No. Harmony will return to  face to face instruction  at all campuses for the 21-22 school year as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. We are excited to have our students back in the classroom and will continue to support their social, emotional, and academic growth.

Q:  What will on-campus instruction look like for this year?

A:  Just as before the pandemic, students will attend in-person learning  according to the academic calendar. This calendar can be found on your campus website.  Teachers will provide in-person learning, which includes hands-on activities, small group projects and intervention, station rotations, teacher one-on-one support, etc.

Q:  What COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for students and teachers?

A:  Face masks are optional for both students and Harmony team members, but are strongly recommended.  Physical distancing may be maintained to the extent possible.  Hand sanitizer will be provided, and students will be encouraged to practice frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, and physical distancing.  Teachers will sanitize high-touch areas in the classroom when necessary.  Because the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, we may update protocols as the situation dictates.

Q:  My child struggled with virtual learning, and I am concerned they are academically behind.  How will Harmony help my child regain academic progress?

A:  We understand that some students struggled last year.  Our educational teams are here to diagnose learning loss and provide an intervention plan to address it.  This will include regular Response to Intervention (RTI) system implementation, after school tutoring, small group instruction, Saturday school, and summer school options.

Q:  My child excelled with virtual learning last year.  Will they be academically challenged this year?

A:  Yes!  We will continue to provide rigorous instruction with differentiated options for students including emphasis on college and career readiness.

Q:  Will extracurricular activities resume this year?

A:  Yes!  We anticipate all extracurricular activities to resume for students, including academic clubs, athletics, fine arts, UIL, competitions, etc. Check the Clubs page of your campus website throughout the year for new clubs and extracurriculars.

Q:  After a year out of the classroom, how will students and staff be supported in transitioning back to a social setting?

A:  Harmony will provide mental health support to our students and staff during and after the back to school transition period.  Each campus will utilize a Behavioral Counselor and implement support systems to ensure all students and staff receive the help they need.

Q:  Where can I apply for free or reduced price meals?

A:  All students eat FREE this year at all schools! Your child will automatically receive their free meal(s) each day in your campus cafeteria. You may, however, still be asked to complete a Free & Reduced Meal eligibility form once the school year starts, as this plays a crucial role in determining the amount of federal and state funding your child’s school may receive.

Q:  What safety protocols will be in place during breakfast and lunch?

A:  Cafeteria teams will continue to clean and sanitize dining areas.  Physical distancing will be maintained to the extent possible.  Students will sanitize their hands before and after eating, and will not be allowed to share food or utensils.  Harmony will maintain adult supervision in the cafeteria to reinforce mealtime safety measures.

Q:  Will water fountains be available for students?

A:  Students will have access to touchless water fountains and are encouraged to bring their own reusable clear water bottles to use throughout the day.  Water bottles should be taken home daily to be cleaned.

Q:  What if my child displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at school?

A:  The teacher will immediately call the Health Aide, who will pick up the student from the classroom and place the student in isolation to minimize interaction.  The school Health Aide will communicate with the parent/guardian, and the student will be sent home.  The student may not return to school until clearance is given by the school Health Aide.  Additional guidance on the criteria that must be met prior to the student’s return to school is located in the Harmony Public Schools Back to School Playbook, 2021-2022.

Q:  Should I notify the school if my child tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact with someone who tested positive?

A:  Yes, families will self-report within 48 hours to the Health Aide if their child(ren) tested positive for COVID-19 or if they believe the child(ren) has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Q:  How will I be notified if my child is exposed to COVID-19 at school?

A:  If classroom exposure occurs, families will be notified via letter home, call, or school messaging services and the classroom will be sanitized.

Q:  May I visit my child’s school?

A:  Harmony always welcomes visitors to campuses and district offices, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will implement some limitations to minimize risk.  Visitors will check in through the front office security system, and we will continue utilization of temperature checks.  All visitors should complete a self-check before entering a school building, and visitors with COVID symptoms should NOT enter school buildings or offices.

 

 

The following is a message from Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay for HPS students, families and team members.

Hello … and happy summer vacation!

 

We hope you are having a fun and relaxing break. Here at Harmony, we’re already hard at work preparing for another exciting and engaging school year for our students and team members.  With the first day of classes just a few weeks away, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide our students, team members, and their families a little more information on what to expect in the coming school year.

 

Here are a few highlights, but expect more details along with our annual Back to School Playbook in the days ahead:

 

 

CAMPUS-BASED LEARNING FOR ALL: Last year, many of our families elected to learn remotely rather than sending their student to campus. Accordingly, Harmony came into the summer preparing to expand and further improve its virtual learning options for families in 2021-22. Unfortunately, state leaders in the Texas Legislature have declined to continue funding for full-time virtual learning in 2021-22 for all Texas public schools, eliminating the option for virtual learning for millions of public school students at thousands of campuses like ours across the state. We are closely monitoring all potential developments and will provide family updates as new developments may occur. In the meantime, we are eagerly looking forward to greeting all of our scholars back in person when the 2021-22 school year begins.

 

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION HELP: Many of our students will be returning to campus for the first time in a long time this fall. For some of our youngest students, it will be their first time coming to campus ever. So we’ve developed a comprehensive transition plan that focuses on helping students regain possible academic losses from the past two years, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) support, increasing access to campus behavioral counselors, and a behavior intervention system that rewards good choices.

 

 

RETURN OF EXTRACURRICULARS & SPORTS: With proper safety precautions, Harmony students will be able to participate in a full range of in-person extracurricular activities this fall, including sports and other interschool competitions. We’ll also continue to offer many of the clubs and activities that students enjoyed last school year. Keep an eye on the Clubs page of your campus website for more information on activities offered at your Harmony campus.

 

 

MODIFIED CAMPUS SANITATION PROTOCOLS: Health experts have learned a lot about how COVID-19 spreads since the start of the pandemic. So with all of our learners returning to campus this fall, we have modified some of our safety procedures and eliminated others to comply with the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Texas Education Agency. Chief among those changes is a reduced social distance requirement in some indoor settings, a change in mask recommendations for outdoor activities, and the opportunity for visitors and volunteers to come to campus again under certain circumstances (at principal’s discretion). Look for more complete details on these and other COVID-related guidelines in the coming days in our “Back to School Playbook.”

 

 

MASKS OPTIONAL: According to an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, public schools are no longer allowed to require their students or team members to wear masks. Instead, masks are optional for both students and team members. Currently, the CDC strongly recommends masks for unvaccinated individuals ages 2 and older. (Ages 12 & Up: Find a free and convenient vaccine clinic near you.) Harmony will continue to offer masks for those who request them.

 

As you can see, helping our students move forward from the past two years both academically and social-emotionally will be key goals of the 2021-22 school year. We appreciate your ongoing support in this critical effort and will provide you more details soon.

 

 

Thank you for being a member of our Harmony Public Schools family.

 

 

We can’t wait to see you this fall!

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

This letter is for families with:

• Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
• Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students.*
• Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.

If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT benefits described below.

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.

The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who Needs to Apply?
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

o Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one
month between August 2020 and June 2021.

o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
• A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
o Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6
p.m. Central time.

Esta carta es para las familias con:
• Niños que están aprobados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP).
• Niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Cláusula de Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o a una escuela de la Cláusula 2 (P2) que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.*
• Niños nacidos después del 1 de agosto de 2014 en familias que recibieron beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
*Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo si tiene preguntas sobre la participación de la escuela en estos programas.
Si usted no cumple con al menos uno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente, su hijo no puede recibir los beneficios de P-EBT descritos a continuación.

Estimado padre o tutor,

Los estudiantes matriculados (hasta los 21 años de edad) de familias que perdieron temporalmente el acceso a las comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2020-2021 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 podrían reunir los requisitos para recibir la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT). Los beneficios de P-EBT pueden usarse para comprar alimentos en cualquier tienda que acepte la tarjeta Lone Star.

La presentación de solicitudes para P-EBT se abrirá el 2 de junio de 2021. Visite yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (en inglés) para presentar la solicitud. El enlace para la solicitud distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 13 de agosto de 2021.

¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud?
Un padre o tutor deberá presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Está matriculado en K-12 y NO pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y junio de 2021.
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP por primera vez durante el año escolar 2020-2021 en mayo o junio de 2021.
• Un padre o tutor no tiene que presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y abril de 2021.
o Nació después del 1 de agosto de 2014 y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
Para más información sobre los requisitos, la presentación de la solicitud y cómo recibir sus beneficios de P-EBT, visite hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt, o llame al Centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del centro.

 

Greetings Harmony family, We are excited to announce that we will be having a Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp for 2nd-11th grade scholars. You have two camps to select from: Camp 1: June 7-11, 2021 Camp 2: July 12-16, 2021 Each camp fee is only $10, and payment and registration will be taken care of by UT Dallas. Scholars will use their Harmony zoom accounts to access these camps. The registration deadline is May 28, 2021. If interested, please sign up here.

Greetings Harmony family,  We are excited to announce that we will be having a Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp for 2nd-11th grade scholars.  You have two camps to select from:  Camp 1: June 7-11, 2021 Camp 2: July 12-16, 2021  Each camp fee is only $10, and payment and registration will be taken care of by UT Dallas.  Scholars will use their Harmony zoom accounts to access these camps.  The registration deadline is May 28, 2021.  If interested, please sign up here.

Greetings Harmony family,

 

We are excited to announce that we will be having a Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp for 2nd-11th grade scholars.  You have two camps to select from:

 

Camp 1: June 7-11, 2021

Camp 2: July 12-16, 2021

 

Each camp fee is only $10, and payment and registration will be taken care of by UT Dallas.  Scholars will use their Harmony zoom accounts to access these camps.  The registration deadline is May 28, 2021.  If interested, please sign up here.

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Incoming Seniors,

For your Summer Reader Project, you will read at least TWO (2) books over the summer. You will illustrate a quote / passage for the first book you read. For the second book you read, you will write a book review. These projects will be due the first day of the 2021-2022 school year to your respective 12th grade English teacher.

If you have any questions or concerns about the following instructions or requirements, please email:

Book #1 – Illustrate the Text

Step 1: Choose, and read, one of the six English Literature books below. We’ve included PDF links to each book for easy access.

 

Book Title Author Online Link Pride and Prejudice (1775) Jane Austen https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/old/pandp12p.pdf Wuthering Heights (1847) Emily Bronte https://www.ucm.es/data/cont/docs/119-2014-04-09-Wuthering%20Heights.pdf Heart of Darkness (1899) Joseph Conrad https://www.gutenberg.org/files/219/219-h/219-h.htm To The Lighthouse (1927) Virginia Woolf https://opentextbc.ca/englishliterature/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2014/10/To-the-Lighthouse-Etext-Edited.pdf Murder on the Orient Express (1934) Agatha Christie http://detective.gumer.info/anto/christie_8_2.pdf The Hobbit (1937) J.R.R. Tolkien http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDF_Books_added2009-2/LordOfTheRings.pdf

 

Step 2: Choose one favorite quote or passage from the book. Copy the quote/passage on your paper, then do your illustration. You may illustrate on regular computer paper or a poster board.  You may paint or draw by hand. You also have the option of using any computer design program to make your illustration.  Be as creative as possible!

Book #2 – Write a Book Review

Step 1: Read any book of your choosing, as long as it is appropriate for a school setting. The book must range from 200 – 250 pages.

 

Step 2: Write an original review of the book you’ve read using the Book Review Template that is attached. You can print the form out and fill it in, you can copy the format on a sheet of paper and fill it in, or you can type your own using the same format.

 

Things to keep in mind when writing your review:

  • Don’t give away the book’s ending when writing your summary! The review will likely be seen by other students, so you don’t want to spoil the book for them.
  • You can see examples of book summaries on the book jacket/back of the book, on sites like barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and goodreads.com. Remember, these examples are mentor texts for you to model your summary – do not copy these examples to use as yours.
  • Finally, write your recommendation for the book. Why did you like it? Who else might like reading it?
  • Other people will be reading your reviews, so make sure to write neatly!

My Book Review Table

 

For more information please click here

Esteemed Harmony Family, I hope that you're doing well! We are pleased to announce that we will host an End of Year Awards Pick-Up event next Wednesday, May 26th, for our exceptional scholars during the times below: 9th and 10th: 3:00PM-4:00PM 11th and 12th: 4:00PM-5:00PM Please note the following: 1) We will send a School Reach message on Tuesday, May 25th, to families whose children are listed to receive an award. 2) If you are unable to pick up the awards at the indicated time due to schedule conflicts, you may pick them up from the front office during our normal business hours between May 26th to May 28th. We simply ask that you call ahead to verify that the awards are ready to be picked up and to notify the front office when you plan to pass by. Have an amazing day and we look forward to seeing you!

Harmony School of Excellance Letterhead logoEsteemed Harmony Family, I hope that you're doing well! We are pleased to announce that we will host an End of Year Awards Pick-Up event next Wednesday, May 26th, for our exceptional scholars during the times below: 9th and 10th: 3:00PM-4:00PM 11th and 12th: 4:00PM-5:00PM Please note the following: 1) We will send a School Reach message on Tuesday, May 25th, to families whose children are listed to receive an award. 2) If you are unable to pick up the awards at the indicated time due to schedule conflicts, you may pick them up from the front office during our normal business hours between May 26th to May 28th. We simply ask that you call ahead to verify that the awards are ready to be picked up and to notify the front office when you plan to pass by. Have an amazing day and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Esteemed Harmony Family,

I hope that you’re doing well!  We are pleased to announce that we will host an End of Year Awards Pick-Up event next Wednesday, May 26th, for our exceptional scholars during the times below:

9th and 10th: 3:00PM-4:00PM

11th and 12th: 4:00PM-5:00PM

Please note the following:

 

1) We will send a School Reach message on Tuesday, May 25th, to families whose children are listed to receive an award.

 

2) If you are unable to pick up the awards at the indicated time due to schedule conflicts, you may pick them up from the front office during our normal business hours between May 26th to May 28th.  We simply ask that you call ahead to verify that the awards are ready to be picked up and to notify the front office when you plan to pass by.

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

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Summer Reading Project Requirements 9TH GRADE

All students are required to complete both Summer Reader project tasks BEFORE the 1st day of the 2020-2021 school year. These two project tasks will count as 40% of your grade for the first nine weeks. Your English I teacher will assign the dates that each project is due when you come back to school. If you have any questions or concerns please email either one of your 9th grade English teachers:
Mr. Carlos Limon = climon@harmonytx.org
Mrs. Alejandra Ovando = aovando@harmonytx.org

Project Requirements:

• Every student will read 2 books in total for the Summer Reader Project. One book will be assigned by your teacher and the other will be a student-choice book.
• Every student will complete 2 projects: One Book Review and One Illustration Review.

Book Choice #1 – Teacher Choice – Please purchase or rent one of these two books to read:
Sycthe by Neal Shusterman or Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Book Choice #2 – Student Choice: The second book is a free choice for students to pick whichever book interests them the most; however, the book must have a minimum of 250 pages and must be of appropriate nature and content for school setting.

If you have any doubts about your book choice, please email either one of the 9th grade English teachers for approval or confirmation.
**These two books do not have to be in print format. You can buy them with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook, or find a version of them online.

Wow, I am really busy in the summer! How can I find time to read TWO books?

• Reading before bedtime is a great way to get in quality, daily reading time. It helps you relax and wind down from your busy summer day.
• Carry your books everywhere-read while you are at the carwash, running errands, waiting in line at a store, at the beach or pool, or waiting to get picked up or picking up a family member from dance class, taekwondo or summer day camp! Remember, listening to an audio book version is also available.
• Don’t RUSH to finish-take your time-read a little bit every day and ENJOY IT!

Project 1: Book Review (Use teacher-choice book)

• Use the 9th Grade Book Review Template found below for your review. You can print the form out and fill it in, you can copy the format on a sheet of paper and fill it in, or you can create a Word File/Google document while using the same format and instructions.
• The 9th Grade Book Review Template has been attached to this Summer Reader handout. A teacher-made example has also been attached if you feel you need a reference or a guide.
• Remember, the review will likely be seen by other students, so you don’t want to spoil the book or ending for them.
• Also, you can see examples of book summaries or recommendations on the book jacket/back of the book, on sites like barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and goodreads.com. Remember, these online or print examples are mentor texts for you to model your summary or recommendation – do NOT copy any examples from the internet or in print because this will be considered plagiarism, and the assignment will receive an automatic zero.
• Please know that your English teacher wants to get to know your unique thoughts and writing style, so believe in your own ability to explain and create a good summary/recommendation.

Project 2: Book Illustration: (Use student-choice book)

• You will need to choose your favorite quote from your book that demonstrates your author’s unique writing style or any personal beliefs. Make sure your quote is at least 2 complete sentences minimum or 5 complete sentences maximum. Please select a quote that has meaningful word choice or comments on a significant topic or situation.
• Add the title of the book and author. Then, copy the quote (include page # and chapter #) and then create an illustration to decorate or help visualize these words. Your original drawing or painting can focus on a specific scene surrounding or representing the quote; you can be inspired by the internet but avoid copying other original work to avoid plagiarism.

• The size of the design is up to you, but you may choose to create your illustration on a regular 9 x 11 piece of paper, on a poster, or even a canvas of your size.
• On the back of your illustration, please explain why you chose these lines to best represent your author’s writing style or your own personal beliefs. (3 sentences minimum and 5 sentences maximum)
• Remember, this is an illustration, so you must add color effectively to attract your reader’s attention; you may also use a black and white charcoal/pencil color scheme if this is your preference. Please see the Teacher-made Example to gain an idea of what a strong Book Illustration should look like and contain.

 

9th Grade Book Review

9th Grad

 

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Summer Reading Project Requirements 10TH Grade

All students are required to complete all requirements BEFORE the 1st day of school. This project will count as 40% of your grade for the first nine-weeks. Your teacher will assign the dates that each project is due. If you have any questions or concerns please email:

Ms. Tijerina ttijerina@harmonytx.org or Ms. Shariff yshariff@harmonytx.org

Project Requirements:

  • Every student will read 2 books in total for the Summer Reader Project. One book will be assigned by your teacher and the other will be free choice.
  • Every student will complete 2 projects: One book review and One illustration

 Teacher Choice: Purchase either book:  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho or Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Husrston. DO NOT read both books.

Student Choice: The second book is free of choice; however, the book must have a minimum of 275 pages and must be of appropriate nature for school setting.

They do not have to be in print format. You can buy them with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook, or find a version of them online.  You may also check out the books from the Laredo Public Library.  Both books are available.

Wow, I am really busy in the summer! How can I find time to read TWO books?

  • Reading before bedtime is a great way to get in quality, daily reading time. It helps you relax and wind down from your busy summer day.
  • Carry your books everywhere-read while you are at the carwash, running errands, waiting in line at a store, at the beach or pool, or waiting to get picked up or picking up a family member from dance class, taekwondo or summer day camp!
  • Don’t RUSH to finish-take your time-read a little bit every day and ENJOY IT!

Project 1: Book Review

  • Use the  Book Review Template as the format for your reviews.  You can print the form out and fill it in, you can copy the format on a sheet of paper and fill it in, or you can type your own using the same format.
  • Write a brief summary of the book, but don’t give away the ending.  Remember, the review will likely be seen by other students, so you don’t want to spoil the book for them.  You can see examples of book summaries on the book jacket/back of the book, on sites like barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and goodreads.com.  Remember, these examples are mentor texts for you to model your summary – do not copy these examples to use as yours.
  • Finally, write your recommendation for the book.  Why did you like it?  Who else might like reading it?

Project 2: Book Illustrator:

  • Be a book illustrator. Choose one favorite quote/passage from the book.  Copy the quote/passage on your paper, then do your illustration.  This may be a painting or drawing.
  • You may also do this on a poster, construction paper, and/or canvas. Be as creative as possible.
  • The illustration should reference the quote that you selected.

For more information please click here

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Incoming 11th graders,

For your Summer Reader Project, you will read at least TWO (2) books over the summer.  You will illustrate a quote / passage for the first book you read.  For the second book you read, you will write a book review.  These projects will be due the first day of the 2021-2022 school year to your respective 11th grade English teacher.

If you have any questions or concerns about the following instructions or requirements, please email:

Book #1 – Illustrate the Text

Step 1: Choose, and read, one of the six American Literature books below.  We’ve included PDF links to each book for easy access.

Book Title Author Online Link The Scarlet Letter (1850) Nathaniel Hawthorne https://www.gutenberg.org/files/25344/25344-h/25344-h.htm The Awakening (1899) Kate Chopin https://www.gutenberg.org/files/160/160-h/160-h.htm The Great Gatsby (1925) F. Scott Fitzgerald https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/the-great-gatsby.pdf The Sun Also Rises (1926) Ernest Hemingway https://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/hemingwaye-sunalsorises/hemingwaye-sunalsorises-00-h.html Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) Zora Neale Hurston https://uniteyouthdublin.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/88253919-their-eyes-were-watching-god-by-zora-neale-hurston.pdf The House on Mango Street (1984) Sandra Cisneros https://4.files.edl.io/1714/03/25/19/023159-0e9c37e9-4122-43b2-a921-a28b42d4c71d.pdf

Step 2: Choose one favorite quote or passage from the book. Copy the quote/passage on your paper, then do your illustration.  You may illustrate on regular computer paper or a poster board.  You may paint or draw by hand.  You also have the option of using any computer design program to make your illustration.  Be as creative as possible!

Book #2 – Write a Book Review

Step 1: Read any book of your choosing, as long as it is appropriate for a school setting.  The book must range from 200 – 250 pages.

Step 2: Write an original review of the book you’ve read using the Book Review Template that is attached.  You can print the form out and fill it in, you can copy the format on a sheet of paper and fill it in, or you can type your own using the same format.

Things to keep in mind when writing your review:

  • Don’t give away the book’s ending when writing your summary!  The review will likely be seen by other students, so you don’t want to spoil the book for them.
  • You can see examples of book summaries on the book jacket/back of the book, on sites like barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and goodreads.com.  Remember, these examples are mentor texts for you to model your summary – do not copy these examples to use as yours.
  • Finally, write your recommendation for the book.  Why did you like it?  Who else might like reading it?
  • Other people will be reading your reviews, so make sure to write neatly!

My Book Review Table

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Join us for our ESL Night Acompáñenos a nuestra tarde de ESL Zoom Link: Zoom link will be shared with parents through email. Date/Fecha: Friday/Viernes, May 21, 2021 Time/Hora: 4:00 pm The ESL Department has planned an informative parent night to address the ESL program. El departamento de ESL ha planeado una tarde informativa para padres con el fin de discutir el programa de ESL.

Join us for our ESL Night Acompáñenos a nuestra tarde de ESL Zoom Link: Zoom link will be shared with parents through email. Date/Fecha: Friday/Viernes, May 21, 2021 Time/Hora: 4:00 pm The ESL Department has planned an informative parent night to address the ESL program. El departamento de ESL ha planeado una tarde informativa para padres con el fin de discutir el programa de ESL.

Join us for our ESL Night

Acompáñenos a nuestra tarde de ESL

Zoom Link: Zoom link will be shared with parents through email.

Date/Fecha: Friday/Viernes, May 21, 2021

Time/Hora: 4:00 pm

The ESL Department has planned an informative parent night to address the ESL program.

 

El departamento de ESL ha planeado una tarde informativa para padres con el fin de discutir el programa de ESL.

 

 

For more information please click here/ Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

Incoming 9th-graders, You're invited to attend the T-STEM Summer Bridge Program taking place this June!  Dates: June 1st-4th and June 7th (8:30 AM -12:30 PM) via Zoom Registration Deadline: Friday, May 28th, 2021 Register at: https://forms.gle/nqSyU1JVNkfQfSK36 Classes Include:  TSIA2 ELA and Math Workshops and Practice Tests Intro to T-STEM Program and Campus Expectations Nepris College and Career Exploration Sessions Workforce Solutions Career Exploration Sessions For more information, please contact Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org  The deadline to register is May 28th! Limited slots are available. 

 

Incoming 9th-graders, You're invited to attend the T-STEM Summer Bridge Program taking place this June!   Dates: June 1st-4th and June 7th (8:30 AM -12:30 PM) via Zoom Registration Deadline: Friday, May 28th, 2021 Register at: https://forms.gle/nqSyU1JVNkfQfSK36     Classes Include:   TSIA2 ELA and Math Workshops and Practice Tests Intro to T-STEM Program and Campus Expectations Nepris College and Career Exploration Sessions Workforce Solutions Career Exploration Sessions  For more information, please contact Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org      The deadline to register is May 28th! Limited slots are available. 

Incoming 9th-graders, You’re invited to attend the T-STEM Summer Bridge Program taking place this June! 

Dates: June 1st-4th and June 7th (8:30 AM -12:30 PM) via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 28th, 2021
Register at: https://forms.gle/nqSyU1JVNkfQfSK36

 

Classes Include: 

  • TSIA2 ELA and Math Workshops and Practice Tests
  • Intro to T-STEM Program and Campus Expectations
  • Nepris College and Career Exploration Sessions
  • Workforce Solutions Career Exploration Sessions

For more information, please contact Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org 

 

The deadline to register is May 28th! Limited slots are available. 

 

Please click here for more information

Dear parents, teachers, and staff, please join us for our first annual Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Virtual GT Showcase! Parents, teachers, and staff are invited to come and celebrate the accomplishments of GT students who completed their problem-based learning project!  When: Thursday, May 20, 2021   Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Where: Zoom Link https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87361035355 For More Information:  Email or Call Ms. A. Garcia (GT Coordinator) at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org or 956-508-2042

Dear parents, teachers, and staff, please join us for our first annual Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Virtual GT Showcase! Parents, teachers, and staff are invited to come and celebrate the accomplishments of GT students who completed their problem-based learning project!  When: Thursday, May 20, 2021   Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Where: Zoom Link https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87361035355 For More Information:  Email or Call Ms. A. Garcia (GT Coordinator) at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org or 956-508-2042Parents, teachers, and staff are invited to come and celebrate the accomplishments of GT students who completed their problem-based learning project!

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Where: Zoom Link https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87361035355

For More Information:  Email or Call Ms. A. Garcia (GT Coordinator) at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org or 956-508-2042
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Attention Esteemed ECHS Applicants,

 

I hope that you’re having a wonderful day!  Our school is excited to announce that we will host our Early College High School Lottery on Friday, May 14th, 2021, at 10:00AM, through this link. Use the following passcode to enter the meeting <Passcode: 357496>.  The meeting ID is <845 1559 5538>.

We are truly overjoyed to proceed with the process and are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of ECHS scholars.  During the lottery, we will identify those who will be accepted into the program and those who will be placed on the waitlist.

 

Note that this event is open to the public and all who wish to join may do so through the link above.  Do not hesitate to contact our school at (956) 791-0007 in case you have any questions.  Have a great week, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!

 

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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

Flyer that reads: The Thursday, April 8 District Spring Safety Committee Meeting will feature Police Officer Bryant of the San Antonio Police Department. Officer Bryant will discuss best practice safety measures for any school campus, when to involve your local police, and how to best collaborate and communicate with authorities to meet the ever-changing safety needs of your campus. Presentation and Q&A.

The Thursday, April 8 District Spring Safety Committee Meeting will feature Police Officer Bryant of the San Antonio Police Department. Officer Bryant will discuss best practice safety measures for any school campus, when to involve your local police, and how to best collaborate and communicate with authorities to meet the ever-changing safety needs of your campus. Presentation and Q&A.

Flyer that reads: The Thursday, April 8 District Spring Safety Committee Meeting will feature Police Officer Bryant of the San Antonio Police Department. Officer Bryant will discuss best practice safety measures for any school campus, when to involve your local police, and how to best collaborate and communicate with authorities to meet the ever-changing safety needs of your campus. Presentation and Q&A.

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

 

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

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!

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online by clicking here.

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.