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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Harmony School of Excellance Letterhead logo11th Grade Summer Reader Project

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

For more information please click here

 

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.

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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!

 

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!

Newsletter

Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous  Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty

  • Be true to yourself and others.
  • Be trustworthy.
  • Always do the right thing.

Acceptance

  • Embrace others opinions
  • Respect diversity
  • Welcome differences

Wisdom

  • Knowledge is Power
  • Learning is limitless
  • Never stop learning.

Kindness

  • Be friendly and generous
  • Be mindful of others
  • Make everyone feel included

Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please click here

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Zoom

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/99772285539?pwd=cUZ1cUxYNm1PTU1vYkZvK1cwOFQ1dz09

 

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

 Agenda Items:

Title I Program Presentation

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

For more information please click here

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

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

For more information click here

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

School Supply List / Lista de Útiles Escolares

 

Academic Calendar 2020-2021 / Calendario Academico 2020-2021

 

Student Orientation / Orientación Estudiantil

 

Teacher Information / Información del Maestro

 

Uniform Information / Información de  Uniformes

 

Chromebook Request Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Chromebook

 

Lunch Application Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Almuerzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harmony Public School San Antonio/Brownsvillwe LogoDear Parents and Guardians,
In response to recent school closures we are gathering information about the ability of our students to continue learning at home using online materials and/or a virtual classroom. Please complete the following survey to help us understand the availability of internet and devices in your home. This will allow us to determine which students need Chromebook and a hotspot device so we can provide our students to support continued learning at home.
* Please fill out this form for each Harmony student you have.

Estimados Padres y Tutores,

En respuesta a los recientes cierres de escuelas, estamos recopilando información sobre la capacidad de nuestros estudiantes para continuar aprendiendo en casa usando materiales en línea y/o clase virtual. Complete la siguiente encuesta para ayudarnos a comprender la disponibilidad de Internet y dispositivos en su hogar. Esto nos permitirá determinar qué estudiantes necesitan Chromebook y un dispositivo hotspot para que podamos proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes para apoyar el aprendizaje continuo en casa.
*Por favor llene este formulario para cada estudiante de Harmony que tenga

To fill out the form please click on the link below. / Para completar el formulario, haga clic en el siguiente enlace.

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo Technology Survey Form / HSE Laredo Formulario de encuesta de tecnologíaHarmony Public School San Antonio/Brownsvillwe LogoGoal: Expand Distance Learning Opportunities for students who need technology at home

Harmony Public Schools is committed to helping students and their teachers continue learning outside of school. Students with no technology device available for at-home learning may receive a Chromebook for their use at home. The limit for checkout is one device per Harmony family.

Objetivo: ampliar las oportunidades de aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes que necesitan tecnología en casa

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony se comprometen a ayudar a los estudiantes y a sus maestros a seguir aprendiendo fuera de la escuela. Los estudiantes sin dispositivos tecnológicos disponibles para el aprendizaje en el hogar pueden recibir un Chromebook para su uso en el hogar. El límite para pagar es un dispositivo por familia Harmony.

Chromebook distribution is scheduled for Monday, August 3rd 2020. / La distribución de Chromebook está programada para el Lunes 3 de Agosto de 2020.

To request a Chromebook please click on the links below / Para solicitar una Chromebook, haga clic en los enlaces a continuación

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo Student Chromebook Request Form / Formulario de solicitud y acuerdo de Chromebook para estudiantes HSE Laredo 

 

 

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Attention HSE Parents,

Please click on the link below to learn about the “Optional End of Year Assessment” that Texas Education Agency developed.
Harmony Public Schools will not register for this test as a district but the parents are more than welcome to register their children individually to check how well their children have learned this academic year.

https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/student-assessment-overview/optional-end-of-year-assessments

 

Atención padres de familia de HSE-Laredo

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener información sobre la “Evaluación opcional de fin de año” que desarrolló la Agencia de Educación de Texas.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony no se registrarán para este examen como distrito, pero los padres son bienvenidos a registrar a sus hijos individualmente para verificar qué tan bien han aprendido sus hijos este año académico.

 

https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/student-assessment-overview/optional-end-of-year-assessments

 

 

Esteemed Harmony Family,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well!  We would like to take this time to communicate that HSE-Laredo will provide summer and fall dual credit courses through Lone Star College.  Please view the following important information:

1) Thoroughly read the HSE-Laredo dual credit action plan document.

2) If you are new to dual credit and would like to register for summer or fall, you must complete the steps on pages 3-5.

3) If you have taken at least 1 dual credit course and would like to register for summer or fall, you must complete the steps on pages 6-7.

4) If you wish to take a dual credit summer course, you must complete the steps in the document by Friday, May 15th, 2020.

5) If you wish to enroll in a dual credit fall course, you must complete the steps in the document by Friday, August 7th, 2020; however, we urge you to complete the items by May 29th, 2020, so we can address any issues that may arise.

6) Our counseling team will assist you throughout this dual credit endeavor.  Please contact the following counselors if you require assistance:

11:        N. Chelik         nchelik@harmonytx.org

10:       I. Pala              ipala@harmonytx.org

9:         L. Cantu          lcantu@harmonytx.org

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Tips for Families with English Learners TEA Texas Education Agency www.txel.org

Click here to learn how to help your child with school in a few easy steps from home.

Haga clic aquí para aprender cómo ayudar a su hijo(a) con la escuela con unos sencillos pasos desde su hogar.

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UPDATE TO CURBSIDE MEAL PICKUP HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY 4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE. EACH MONDAY & THURSDAY 11A.M. – 1 P.M. MONDAY MEAL PICKUP FOR: MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY THURSDAY MEAL PICK UP FOR: THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY Breakfast and Lunch meals for those 18 and under regardless of enrollment status

UPDATE TO CURBSIDE MEAL PICKUP HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY 4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE. EACH MONDAY & THURSDAY 11A.M. – 1 P.M. MONDAY MEAL PICKUP FOR: MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY THURSDAY MEAL PICK UP FOR: THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY Breakfast and Lunch meals for those 18 and under regardless of enrollment status

UPDATE TO CURBSIDE

 MEAL PICKUP

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY

4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE.

EACH MONDAY & THURSDAY

11A.M. – 1 P.M.

MONDAY

MEAL PICKUP FOR:
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

MEAL PICK UP FOR:
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Breakfast and Lunch meals for those 18 and
under regardless of enrollment status

 

For more information please Click Here

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Telephone town hall hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar to all of high school students
As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, our students’ educational pathways, as well as their daily lives, have been disrupted.
To help high school and college students during these challenging times, Congressman Cuellar is  hosting a telephone town hall to answer questions regarding returning back to school, educational loans and grants, and their future careers in the post-COVID world.
If you are a high school or college student in the Texas 28th Congressional District, join us on Tuesday April 28, 2020  at 1 PM CT. Registration is required.
Please click on the link below

https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/5BE4K146XCOVSO4

 

Thank you and we hope everyone is staying safe.
Orlando Ramirez | Outreach Coordinator
Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Harmony Public Schools IMPORTANT UPDATE

Harmony Public Schools IMPORTANT UPDATE

To View HSA Letter to Parents Please Click Here

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

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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.

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 read the job description, or apply online.

Hello Parents! Please use this slideshow below for all information needed to prepare for the upcoming school year.

 

Click here for the slideshow.

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Hello current and incoming Harmony Family! The Summer Reading Projects for all grades are now available. Please choose the project for you appropriate grade.

9th Grade Summer Reader – 2022-2023

Summer Reader for 10th Grade 2021-2022

HSE-Laredo 11th Grade Summer Reader 2022-2023

12th Grade Summer Reader

These links will also be available in Student Quicklinks.

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/86341301686
Meeting ID: 863 4130 1686

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Please join us by using the Zoom meeting link on the day of the event. We hope to see you there!

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

We're Hiring

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.

Please join us on Thursday, March 31, for the 2022-2023 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting. Please use the link and meeting ID below to join in. We hope to see you there!

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/86368845406 Meeting ID: 863 6884 5406

 

In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

Click on the links below to view the menus for the month of March. Have a great day.

Breakfast Menu for March

Lunch Menu for March

Use this link to join the Zoom call, we hope to see you there!

Use este enlace para unirse a la llamada de Zoom, ¡esperamos verlo allí!

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/84288077048

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!

Important Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances and campus closure this event has been postponed for Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 11:00 am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you connected during this new date. 
Esteemed Harmony Family,
I hope that you’re having a wonderful day!  We would simply like to share that we will conduct the lottery for our Harmony Laredo College ECHS on Wednesday, February 23rd, at 11:00AM, through this Zoom link (click here).  This event is open to the public and the community is invited to attend.
Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you there!
Esteemed Harmony Family,
We hope that you’re having a wonderful Spring semester.  The 2020-2021 School Report Card for Harmony School of Excellence is now available.  Note the following:
2) Click here to access the 2020-2021 Federal Report Card.  Let us know if you’d like a hard copy and we’ll be more than happy to provide one.
Have a wonderful day, stay safe, and please let us know if you have any questions so we can assist!
After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers.
The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, substitute teachers will earn an extra $20-30 per day on top of the already-competitive Harmony rate.
For a teacher only working a few days per week, the increase will mean a few hundred dollars each month on top of the compensation they already earn. For certified teachers and long-term substitutes, the rate increase could mean up to $600 per month in increased pay (see chart above for rates for each position).
“Each day, substitute teachers are making a major impact on our schools by keeping our students on-track and learning when their regular teachers are unable to attend school,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals are important members of our school community, and we want to show our thanks.”
Harmony currently has substitute teaching opportunities at all of its campuses statewide.
Earlier this school year, Harmony also announced $4,000-$7,500 in additional annual compensation for teachers and other school staff.
The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.
In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.
In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.
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 2022-2023 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.

Here are the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of February. Please click the links provided to view and/or print the menus.

February Breakfast Menu

February Lunch Menu

Esteemed Harmony Family,
We would like to thank all of our amazing families who attended Harmony’s Early College High School Information Night as we are truly excited to offer this opportunity to our community.  As communicated, our ECHS aims to help scholars to earn an Associate of Science in Health and Wellness.  Furthermore, the application is open to any current 8th grade student.  With this we would like to share the presentation and the recording for those who would like to view them.
Have an amazing day, stay safe, and please let us know how we can be of assistance!

Harmony Science & Engineering Fair (H-SEF) is an annual science fair that brings together middle and high school students across the Harmony network who have engaged in advanced research projects all year long. Majority of H-SEF finalists are award winners in their regional science fairs within their local communities. H-SEF aims to promote STEM through advanced research among secondary students and increase their interest and motivation to pursue STEM careers. 

H-SEF 2022 will be in person at the Harmony Public Schools Central Office in Houston and it is open to all Harmony middle and high school students.  

Below you will find H-SEF rules and guidelines along with the event timeline.

H-SEF 2022 Information

H-SEF RULES & GUIDELINES

H-SEF 2022 Registration Link

H-SEF 2022 (In Person)

January 2022 – H-SEF announcement and flyers shared with HPS schools

January 17, 2022 – Application process begins

March 4, 2022 – Student registration deadline.

March  7-31 2022 – Review process begins and Pre-qualification decisions made

March  28 2022 – April 1 2022 – Qualification Emails sent to students

April 23, 2022 –H-SEF 2022 Judging and Award Ceremony (In Person)

For questions reach out to your campus science fair coordinator or principal.

There will be no classes on Monday 1/17/2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a restful and safe weekend!

 

We hope that you had an enjoyable winter break and are looking forward to an exceptional semester!  We are pleased to announce that we will start taking applications for the Harmony and Laredo College Early College High School (ECHS) on Health and Wellness from January 10th, 2022-February 18th, 2022.  This program is free of cost.  The ECHS initiative provides students the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree or up to 60 college credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree while in high school.  Please note the following:

1) Access our brochure (English and Spanish) for more details about the program. The brochure contains information on the initiative, the purpose, eligibility, benefits, expectations, and important dates.

2) The application is open to any interested 8th grade student from any school and can be accessed by clicking on this link. The application must be completed and submitted by February 18th, 2022, to be considered for the lottery.

3) Students interested in applying for the ECHS must also submit one of the following:

a) The Reenrollment Form (scholars who currently attend HSA-Laredo)

b) The school’s general application (students currently enrolled in a school other than Harmony)

We look forward to offering this new and exciting opportunity to our scholars– have an exceptional day and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2021 are not eligible to test in Spring 2022. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2022. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.
Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.
Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 31 de enero del 2022.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Enjoy the winter break, we’ll see you next year!

winter

Our HSE Laredo Chapter HOSA website has been updated! For current and up to date information regarding HOSA and RDA please click this link.

You can also find the website link on the Parents Quicklinks and Student Quicklinks Tab.

 

Re-Enrollment for current Harmony families who plan to return next school year is January 4-28, 2022.

Re-Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year for Harmony families begins soon.

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2022.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 4-28, 2022. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page soon.

In the meantime, check out these 6 things families need to know about Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools.

#1 – When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2022-2023 school year, re-enrollment will be January 4-28, 2022.

#2 – How do I apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access may also request a paper re-enrollment option from their child’s campus.

#3 – What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year, or who will naturally feed upward to a new campus (e. from elementary to nearby middle school). Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses for personal reasons (ex. transferring to a campus closer to home).

#4 – If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline?

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5 – What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment, held November 1-February 10 each school year. To apply, visit www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6 – What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

 

If your student is struggling in a subject, or just has a question about tonight’s homework assignment, Harmony Public Schools has a solution.

Harmony is proud to now offer free tutoring 24/7 with TutorMe.

Through TutorMe, students in Grades 3-12 have free, 24/7 online access to verified experts in more than 300 fields.

Check out the video below to learn more, or look for the TutorMe option inside Clever in your family’s MyHarmony Portal account.

No classes for scholars, enjoy your day!

Here are the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of November. Please click the links provided to view and/or print the menus.

November Breakfast Menu HSELAREDO

November Lunch Menu HSELAREDO