Attention Fearless Hawks!

I hope that you’re having a wonderful summer.  If you would like to take an AP class but were not included in the original roster, you may submit a completed AP Appeal Form to Mr. C. Cantu by 5:00PM on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019.  Appeal forms may be picked up between August 12th-21st with Mr. Cantu or the front office.  Appeal forms brought in after the due date will not be accepted.

The AP Committee will review your appeal form and determine whether you are eligible to enroll in the class.  If you are accepted, you are accountable for completing a portion of the summer assignment, as communicated by the AP teacher.  Please e-mail Mr. C. Cantu <ccantu@harmonytx.org> if you have questions regarding the AP Appeal Form or the process.

Attention Amazing Hawks!

 

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo is very pleased to announce that we are expanding our dual credit offerings.  Dual credit is the opportunity where students can earn college/university and high school credit by taking college classes. 

 

To take dual credit classes, you must complete the following items by Wednesday, August 21st, 2019:

1) Pass the required portions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam.  

2) Create an ApplyTexas Account at <https://www.applytexas.org/>.  The steps are included on the 3rd page of the attached document.

3) Submit an application to Lone Star College-University Park through ApplyTexas.  The steps are included on the 3rd page of the attached document.

4) Submit the completed Dual Credit Course Approval Packet to Mr. C. Cantu.

a) Inform Mr. Cantu if you wish to take one or several of the following Harmony-taught courses: English 1301, History 1301, Criminal Justice 1301*(Law Enforcement Pathway students).  

b) If you wish to take a Lone Star College online course, you must search for the class and provide the following information: Class #, Subject, Catalog #, and Section #.   The steps are included on the 3rd page of the attached document.  A list of courses can be found on the 2nd page of the attached document.  Please speak to your counselor should you require any assistance.

Please click here to get the Dual Credit Information Document

Supply list, teachers will give the supply list the first day of school, Wednesday August 14

Harmony uniform shirts!
You may come in on this dates to purchase school uniforms:
Friday, August 9 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Orientation is scheduled for Monday , August 12 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. at HSE Cafeteria, scholars will receive bell schedule, academic and testing calendar, school floor plan, etc.

“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”

In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.

The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”

In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.

The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

Attention Hawks,

I hope you had a wonderful start to summer!  Please view the following information regarding Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

1)    Scholars must submit the summer assignment at the beginning of the school year to remain enrolled in the AP class.

2)    Contact the following teachers if you have questions regarding the AP Summer assignment:

  1. Biology: O. Tekin, otekin@harmonytx.org
  2. Calculus: J. Villarreal, jamil.villarreal@harmonytx.org
  3. English Language:  R. Gonzales, roy.gonzales@harmonytx.org
  4. Spanish Language: J. Bahena, jorge.bahena@harmonytx.org
  5. Spanish Literature: J. Luna, jovita.luna@harmonytx.org
  6. World History: A. Jimenez, ajimenez@harmonytx.org

3)    If your name was not on the AP roster and if you would like to challenge the class, you may pick up and submit a completed appeal form at the beginning of the academic year to Mr. C. Cantu.  The AP Committee will review the appeals during the first or second week of school and determine whether or not the student will be placed into the AP class.  Students will still be responsible for completing a portion of the summer assignment if they are approved for the course.

Summer Assignments are attached here:

  1. Biology
  2. Calculus
  3. English Language
  4. Spanish Language
  5. Spanish Literature
  6. World History

We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the year.  Do not hesitate to contact your AP teachers if you have questions regarding the AP class or the summer assignment.  Have a wonderful break!

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.

STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.

A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN

1 Llame al 211

2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.

Transition Program at your future High School.

Come Join us this summer to get a jump start on your FUTURE!

***For Incoming freshmen only

Dates: July 29th to 31st

Time: 9:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Click here for Registration

 

Dear 9th to12th grade Parents,

We would like to formally invite you to our STEM festival 2019.

Students will be conducting and demonstrating amazing science experiments for the public including ​Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics.

Where: At HSE GYM

When: May 24th

Time: 3:15pm to 3:50pm

 

 

Dear Parents,

PTO nomination for 2019-2020 school year will be from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

At: HSE Cafeteria

When: May 28th

Apply today at

WWW.HARMONYTX.ORG

 

We're Hiring

Harmony School of Excellence is in search of a full time social study teacher with Master Degree in Political Science!!!

Apply today at

WWW.HARMONYTX.ORG

 

We're Hiring

Do you have a Master’s Degree in Art?

Then we want you!!!Our High School Campus, Harmony School of Excellence is in search of a full time ART TEACHER.

Apply today at

www.harmonytx.org

 

 

Dual Credit Information Important Dates
Attention Harmony family, we are very please to announce that we are expanding our dual credit offerings.  Dual credit is the opportunity where students can earn college/university and high school credit by taking college classes.  Please be reminded of the following dates:
 
1) The due date to pay for additional summer classes is May 24th, 2019
2) The due date to submit the dual credit registration form for the fall is May 17th, 2019
 
Please see the attached document for steps on accessing online summer courses and paying for additional summer classes.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor or Mr. Cantu for assistance.  Below is the list of counselors and the grade levels they serve:
9th: Mrs. B. Santos-Abastta
10th: Mr. I. Pala
11th-12th: Mr. A. Cetin

Dear HSE Parents,

We are please to announce that on Thursday May 16, 2019 we will be having our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in the Gym from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us in recognizing all National Honor Society Graduates, current members, and new inductees.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you, Juan J. Martinez / National Honor Society Advisor.

We are proud to announce that Harmony School of Excellence Laredo High School has received GreatSchools.org’s 2019 College Success Award!
 
The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting our students to graduation and also focus on ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college and ultimately careers.
 
Harmony School of Excellence Laredo is one of 1,722 schools in 25 states across the country to be honored with the Award, which is based on data about how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. We applaud the hard work of the entire  Harmony School of Excellence Laredo High School community—including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the College Success Award!
 
Sincerely,
Mustafa Ayik | Principal | Harmony School of Excellence Laredo High School

Progress Reports To Be Issued on Thursday, May 2nd

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo will issue progress reports on Thursday, May 2nd, during advisory period.  Feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions regarding grades or how to help your child succeed.  We are committed to the success of our Harmony family and look forward to assist you.

School Quality Survey Link

 

Dear Parents and Students,

There will be Local Wellness Policy Committee Meeting at 08:30 am on Thursday, April 04, 2019, at Harmony School of Excellence Laredo, 4401B San Francisco Ave, Laredo, TX 78041.

 

PTO Meeting

Date: 03/29/2019

Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Place: HSE Laredo / Cafeteria

 

 

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.

To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

Esteemed Harmony Family,

 

I hope you’re having a wonderful week!  The due date to pay for AP Exams is on March 28th.  View the AP Exam fee breakdown below:

Free/Reduced Lunch: $25.00 per exam

Not Free/Reduced Lunch: $35.00 per exam

The AP Exam Fee Form has been sent along with the report card.  Please submit the form at the time of payment.  Acceptable payment methods include checks, money orders, credit cards, or debit card.  Payments can be made at the front office.

Passing AP exams can help you stand out in college admissions, earn college credits, and skip introductory classes.  We highly encourage you to challenge the AP exam if you are currently taking an AP class.  Please contact your AP teacher to see what you can do to better prepare for the exam.  Do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions so we can assist!