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We are going to start TSI assessment a week earlier because of the updates that will be done by College Board in December. The new assessment window is from Nov. 4th – Nov. 22nd.

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Accountability Ratings Overall Summary

Esteemed Hawks,

First and foremost, thank you for being part of our Harmony family.  We simply wanted to take this time to applaud your efforts in helping our campus achieve an A rating.  Our school obtained strong marks in all of the categories, consisting of the following:

1) Student Achievement

  1. a) STAAR Performance

  2. b) College, Career, and Military Readiness

  3. c) Graduation Rate

2) School Progress

  1. a) Academic Growth

  2. b) Relative Performance

3) Closing the Gaps

Additionally, our school earned all the 7 designations in the following:

1) ELA/Reading

2) Mathematics

3) Science

4) Social Studies

5) Comparative Academic Growth

6) Postsecondary Readiness

7) Comparative Closing the Gaps

 

To view the full report please click here 

Thank you for your never-ending support!  We are honored to champion the success of your children and look forward to helping them achieve their goals.

PILLAR and Harmony School of Excellence Anti- “BOO”LYING Rally Spirit Week!!!!! October 16th- 18th Wednesday: “Take a Walk in Somebody Else’s Shoes.”- Wear two different shoes to show compassion for someone else’s situation. Thursday: “Team-UP.” – Show we can all work together as a team by wearing your favorite sports team attire. Friday: “Inside Out Day.” – Wear clothes inside out to show how bullying hurts on the inside even if it doesn’t show on the outside. All events lead up to PILLARs Anti-Bullying Youth Rally on Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 at Casa Blanca Ballroom (5064 East Saunders)–––– from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event is free and students are eligible to receive up to 20 hours of community service.

 

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Anti- “BOO”LYING Rally Spirit Week!!!!!

October 16th– 18th

 

  • Wednesday: “Take a Walk in Somebody Else’s Shoes.”- Wear two different shoes to show compassion for someone else’s situation.

  • Thursday: “Team-UP.” – Show we can all work together as a team by wearing your favorite sports team attire.

  • Friday: “Inside Out Day.” – Wear clothes inside out to show how bullying hurts on the inside even if it doesn’t show on the outside.

All events lead up to PILLARs Anti-Bullying Youth Rally on Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 at Casa Blanca Ballroom (5064 East Saunders) from 6:00-9:00 pm. The event is free and students are eligible to receive up to 20 hours of community service.

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No School on Monday, October 14th

Happy Columbus Day!

Flyer that says No School on Monday October 14th Happy Columbus Day! There is a banner with a american flag and a boat in blue

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Report Cards Will Be Mailed on The Week Of October 14th

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo will mail report cards on the week of October 14th.  Please 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.

Join us for our GATE Parent Welcome Night When: Friday September 20th, 2019 Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm Where: HSE Cafeteria Attention GT parents, we will be hosting a GT Welcome night at the HSE cafeteria for all parents and students. We will have a small presentation on the HSE GT program, the HPS identification process, and upcoming events. –If you have any questions, please contact the GT Coordinator: Ms. Ashley Garcia at 956-791-0007 or ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

Join us for our
GATE Parent Welcome Night
When: Friday September 20th, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Where: HSE Cafeteria
Attention GT parents, we will be hosting a GT Welcome night at the HSE cafeteria for all parents and students. We will have a small presentation on the HSE GT program, the HPS identification process, and upcoming events.
If you have any questions, please contact the GT Coordinator: Ms. Ashley Garcia at 956-791-0007 or ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

Harmony Public Schools implemented home visits over a decade ago now called HPS PATH program (Parent and Teacher Home visits). We are proud to announce that all six districts and 58 campuses are active participants in the HPS PATH Program.

Home visits are intended to develop a positive and impact-full relationship with families. This is an opportunity to get to know you and your child in the comfort of your own home. Time is taken to share your Hopes & Dreams for your student, academic expectations, and share school resources. Home visits are not parent/teacher conferences.  They are meant to “get to know each other” and to build a viable relationship for the academic benefit of your student.  

 

Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools.  It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.

We are excited about the HPS PATH Program and look forward to meeting with you and your student! To request a home visit, please click here: Home Visit request link 

 

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DEAR PARENTS: You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:00 p.m. HSE-Laredo Cafeteria Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact Agenda Items: I. Title I Program Presentation II. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year IV. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance V. Comments, Q&A

Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

4:00 p.m.

HSE-Laredo Cafeteria

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

  • Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact

  • Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year

  • School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance

  • Comments, Q&A

2019-2020 HSE- Laredo GATE Parent Orientation Meeting When: September 17th, 2019 Time: 4:00 – 4:30 pm Where: Cafeteria The screening and nomination process for Gifted and Talented students in Harmony Public Schools will be discussed. If you have any questions please contact the GT Coordinator: Ms. Ashley Garcia at 956-791-0007 or ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

2019-2020 HSE- Laredo GATE Parent Orientation Meeting

When: September 17th, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Cafeteria

The screening and nomination process for Gifted and Talented students in Harmony Public Schools will be discussed.

If you have any questions please contact the GT Coordinator: Ms. Ashley Garcia at 956-791-0007 or ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

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Progress Reports To Be Issued on Wednesday, September 18th

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo will issue progress reports on Wednesday, September 18th, 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.

Join us for our ESL Night Acompáñenos a nuestra tarde de ESL 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. Location/Lugar: HSE Cafeteria Date/Fecha: Thursday/Jueves, Sept. 12, 2019 Time/Hora: 3:30 pm

HSE LOTE Department Teachers along with other School Clubs are excited to invite you to our annual “16 De Septiembre” Celebration. Please come and join us in one of the most celebrated traditions in Mexico and in the United States. Be part of “EL GRITO” as you eat "elotes desgranados, tamales, taquitos al vapor" and drink “aguas frescas”. Food prices will begin at $ 1.00. Event will be held on September 16, 2019 at our school cafeteria. Event will be from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

HSE LOTE Department Teachers along with other School Clubs are excited to invite you to our annual “16 De Septiembre” Celebration.

Please come and join us in one of the most celebrated traditions in Mexico and in the United States.

Be part of “EL GRITO” as you eat “elotes desgranados, tamales, taquitos al vapor” and drink “aguas frescas”.

Food prices will begin at $ 1.00. Event will be held on September 16, 2019 at our school cafeteria. Event will be from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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PTO Elections will be on Monday September 9th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the HSE Cafeteria

Dear Parents and Students!

We will have club fair on September 3rd.

This event will be held at the cafeteria from 3:50P.M. to 4:30P.M.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about each club.

 

Type of Extracurricular Program Club advisor
Nationwide-Student Council Ms. Jennifer Macias
Nationwide-Health Occupations Students of America Maria Martinez
Science Fair Club (CRLP) Maria Martinez
Robotics FTC Sergio Ortega
Athletics- Cheer HS Ms. De Los Santos
Business and Marketing Club Elida Orozco
UIL Computer Applications Aida Martinez
Local-Media Club Aida Martinez
Local Club-Art Club Sagrario Padilla
Yearbook Club R. Gonzales
Nationwide-MathLeague Emine Kayaalp
STEAM Club Adam Unlu
Criminal Justice Club Ms. Liliana Salinas
UIL Computer Science Sergio Ortega
Local Club-Spanish Club Mr. Bahena
CRLP girls E Kayaalp
Science Fair Ashley Garcia
Nationwide-Student Council Mrs. Abastta-Santos
UIL Speech and Debate Team Mr. Jimenez
Science Fair Omer Tekin
HSE Drama Club Yasmin Shariff
CRLP Saken Imanaliyev
Dungeons and Dragons C. Limon
Solar Car Club Adam Unlu
Nationwide-National Honor Society Juan J. Martinez Jr.
Nationwide-Robotics FRC Daniel Alfaro
Solar Car Club Daniel Alfaro
Soccar Club Ismail Pala
Local Club- (CRLP) Ismail Pala

 

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This image is about the basket ball girls team posing for a group picture.

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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.

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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

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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

 

 

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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