Harmony Public Schools IMPORTANT UPDATE

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

As students return from spring break, we would like to ask the Harmony community for your renewed diligence in helping our schools maintain the best-practices for clean campuses established before break.

That of course includes the normal requests regarding washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing, and staying home when sick. However, we also need your help keeping viruses and germs contained by asking your student to immediately report to their campus health office if their experience any of the following symptoms while at school:

  • Suspected fever: Student is flushed, student unusually pale, complaints of body aches/pains student is lethargic or unusually tired, student statements of having had a fever or taken medication at home to make them feel better.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Dry cough with or without nasal drainage, difficulty breathing (visibly difficult breathing includes using abdominal muscles to breathe, inability to speak more than a couple of words at a time, flaring nostrils when breathing) or statements of feeling short of breath, chest or lung pain, wheezing or grunting with breathing.

Additionally, families should be aware that any student returning from a travel area on the CDC list of at-risk countries for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) MUST see their medical provider before returning to campus. Students will have 48 hours to submit a clearance letter from their doctor before returning to campus. After this, student absences will not be excused. A student cannot return until they have clearance from their doctor or have finished quarantine if medically recommended.

With your continued support and collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

Thank you.

P.S. … For more information about COVID-19 and our school system’s response, including additional resources for families, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/coronavirus.

 

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Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

Harmony Reading Challenge 'Read Learn, and Explore' is March 2-May 1, 2020.

This spring, Harmony is challenging our students to participate in a friendly reading competition across classrooms and other campuses.

Beginning March 3, students are challenged to read books and advance through pre-determined advancement levels in order to earn rewards at each stage.

With Spring Break coming up, we urge parents to help encourage their children to take advantage of this time to read books they are excited about.

You can find challenges for each grade level by clicking the link to our Spring Reading Challenge PDF below.

HPS Spring Reading Challenge

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Principles of Character The purpose of this survey is to promote good character at our school. We want to come to an agreement on the core values that we wish to instill in our campus for next school year. Principle 1.1 Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture: Stakeholders in the school community select or agree to core values. Staff members understand how and why the school selected its core values and affirm the importance of core values in guiding the behavior of all those in the school community. 

To Access the survey please Click Here or in the wording below:

Principles of Character: survey (parents)

 

Principles of Character

The purpose of this survey is to promote good character at our school. We want to come to an agreement on the core values that we wish to instill in our campus for next school year.

Principle 1.1 Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture: Stakeholders in the school community select or agree to core values. Staff members understand how and why the school selected its core values and affirm the importance of core values in guiding the behavior of all those in the school community.

Principles of Character The purpose of this survey is to promote good character at our school. We want to come to an agreement on the core values that we wish to instill in our campus for next school year. Principle 1.1 Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture: Stakeholders in the school community select or agree to core values. Staff members understand how and why the school selected its core values and affirm the importance of core values in guiding the behavior of all those in the school community.

Principles of Character The purpose of this survey is to promote good character at our school. We want to come to an agreement on the core values that we wish to instill in our campus for next school year. Principle 1.1 Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture: Stakeholders in the school community select or agree to core values. Staff members understand how and why the school selected its core values and affirm the importance of core values in guiding the behavior of all those in the school community.

To Access the survey please click here or in the wording below

Principles of Character: survey (students)

 

Principles of Character

The purpose of this survey is to promote good character at our school. We want to come to an agreement on the core values that we wish to instill in our campus for next school year.

Principle 1.1 Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture: Stakeholders in the school community select or agree to core values. Staff members understand how and why the school selected its core values and affirm the importance of core values in guiding the behavior of all those in the school community.

 

Want to be a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year? We want to meet you!

Want to be a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year? We want to meet you!

Want to be a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year?

We want to meet you!

Teacher JOB FAIR High-Performing K-12 Public Charter School System

SATURDAY

April 4th, 2020

9AM – 12PM

Location

Harmony School of Excellence

4401B San Francisco

Laredo, TX 78041

Job fair will  be located in the GYM

Accepting Resumes for: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Teachers Aide, and Substitutes

Register and apply on line at harmonytx.org

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

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

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

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On National STEM Day, educators across America celebrated the exciting opportunities made possible by science, technology, engineering, and math studies. Charter schools have been major contributors to making STEM education more widely available to students in every neighborhood and from every background.

One charter school network that’s leading the charge: Harmony Public Schools.

Harmony Public Schools was founded with a mission—to encourage students in underserved communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. There’s a well-known gap in STEM education with African American, Hispanic, and low-income students taking AP science courses and majoring in sciences in college at much lower rates than White, Asian, and wealthier students. But Harmony’s founders and educators—many of whom hold advanced degrees in science and engineering fields—knew that these disparities were about access, not ability, so they leveraged the charter school model to build a different kind of school.

Based in Houston, Harmony places a heavy emphasis on STEM through its award-winning PreK-12 curriculum and helps students gain critical job skills and hands-on experience for the future. At Harmony campuses, it’s not unusual to see 2nd graders using a 3D printer to code and print their own toys or high schoolers creating 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for families in need. The end result is remarkable—58 percent of Harmony alumni choose STEM majors in college, more than double the national and Texas averages.

By exposing students to cutting-edge technology and hands-on experiences, Harmony is leveling the playing field for underrepresented groups and giving students the support they need to find their passion. Khalid, a Harmony School of Excellence alum, credited his school with helping him to discover his love of engineering and inspiring him to positively influence his community.

In addition, teachers like Theresa Gray (who was just awarded Teacher of the Year by the Texas Charter Schools Association) are given the flexibility to offer classes on Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing in order to prepare students for a 21st century workforce.

This dedication to personalized learning and innovative teaching approaches has paid off. Harmony has a 98 percent graduation rate, and 100 percent of those graduating seniors are accepted to college, a feat that is made even more impressive by the fact that 64 percent of Harmony alumni are the first in their family to attend college.

Harmony Public Schools have received glowing ratings from the Texas Education Agency. In 2019, the agency awarded five out of seven Harmony networks an overall “A” rating for their academics and gave all seven networks “A” ratings for financial accountability. National media have noticed, too. This year, all 23 Harmony high schools were on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best high schools.

Harmony’s CEO, Fatih Ay, says, “A solid foundation in STEM allows our students to better understand the world around them and connects them with the future careers and opportunities that can make that world a better place. That’s why STEM is at the heart of Harmony’s academic model.” Harmony schools are proving that no student should have their horizons limited by low expectations or lack of access to world-class teaching. By inspiring students to pursue some of the most innovative work in the world, Harmony is showing students that nothing is beyond their reach. 

This article was written by Starlee Coleman, CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association. It originally appeared in a blog post for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Save The Date Monday December 2nd Career Fair 2019! 1:00PM - 3:30PM @ Harmony School of Excellence Gym For more information please contact Mrs. B. Santos in Room 210

Save The Date Monday December 2nd Career Fair 2019! 1:00PM - 3:30PM @ Harmony School of Excellence Gym For more information please contact Mrs. B. Santos in Room 210

Save The Date Monday December 2nd Career Fair 2019!

1:00PM-3:30PM

Harmony School of Excellence Gym

For more information please contact Mrs. B. Santos in Room 210

Apply Now for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at https://www.HarmonyTX.org

La inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2020-2021 en las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ha comenzado. Aquí encontrará todo lo que necesita saber para solicitar el próximo año.

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes que desean permanecer en el campus actual el próximo año

Espere a que llegue su formulario de reinscripción al comienzo del segundo semestre, luego envíelo entre el 6 y el 24 de enero para informarnos que volverá en 2020-2021

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes con la intención de mudarse de campus el próximo año

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para solicitar la inscripción en su nuevo campus de Harmony.

Familias de estudiantes potenciales de escuelas públicas de New Harmony

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para obtener más información sobre Harmony y solicitar la inscripción abierta.

LO QUE CREEMOS

No todos los niños son iguales. Entonces, ¿por qué debería ser cada escuela?

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony creen que cada estudiante puede lograr su propio potencial único y pleno a través de un entorno académico solidario y colaborativo que enfatiza el aprendizaje personalizado y los métodos de enseñanza innovadores.

QUE HACE DIFERENTE LA ARMONÍA

Educación atractiva: nuestro aprendizaje basado en proyectos involucra habilidades de pensamiento crítico y hace que el aprendizaje sea divertido con actividades prácticas que educan y entusiasman.

Habilidades para el mañana: Nuestro plan de estudios ha sido reconocido por TEA y otros por proporcionar a los estudiantes las habilidades STEM que necesitan para los trabajos demandados del futuro.

Preparado para la universidad: Harmony tiene una tasa de aceptación universitaria del 100%, y casi dos tercios de nuestros estudiantes son los primeros en sus familias en asistir a la universidad.

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

¿Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony cobran matrícula para asistir?

Absolutamente no. Harmony es una escuela chárter pública gratuita de Texas. Creemos que cada estudiante merece la oportunidad de asistir a una escuela pública de alta calidad que se adapte a sus necesidades individuales, independientemente de sus ingresos.

¿Quién es elegible para asistir a las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony?

Todos los niños que residen en el límite geográfico de una escuela Harmony que cumplen con los requisitos de registro son elegibles para asistir. Sin embargo, a diferencia de la mayoría de las otras escuelas, los límites geográficos de Harmony son mucho más amplios y generalmente incluyen a toda la comunidad en la que reside la escuela, lo que significa que todos los estudiantes en el área, independientemente del nivel de ingresos del vecindario o la familia, tienen la misma oportunidad de asistir a un escuela de armonía de calidad.

¿Qué documentos necesito para solicitar?

No se necesitan documentos solo para aplicar. Sin embargo, si su hijo es seleccionado para la inscripción durante el proceso de lotería, deberá proporcionar algunos documentos básicos que verifiquen la identidad y el domicilio de su hijo.

Ya tengo un hijo en Harmony y me gustaría inscribir a su hermano por primera vez. ¿Todavía necesito solicitar?

Sí. Los hermanos de los estudiantes actuales de Harmony aún deben presentar una solicitud, pero se les da prioridad si se necesita una lotería en el campus.

 

FECHAS PARA RECORDAR

01 de noviembre

La inscripción abierta para 2020-2021 comienza para nuevos estudiantes

6-24 de enero

Período de reinscripción para estudiantes actuales

10 de febrero

Inscripción abierta para la fecha límite de solicitud 2020-2021

11-25 de febrero

Loterías del campus (si es necesario)

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 click here to apply online.

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Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo will issue progress reports on Wednesday, November 13th, 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.

 

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Dual Credit Courses Logo
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Attention Amazing Hawks!

 

To take dual credit classes during the spring 2020 semester, you must complete the following items by Tuesday, November 19th, 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 The steps are included on the 3rd page of the attached document.

  4. Submit the completed Dual Credit Course Approval Packet to your counselor.

For more information click here

TSI Logo Texas Success Initiative

 

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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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.

 

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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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.

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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

 

This image is about the Basket Ball girls team posing for a group picture.

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