Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

We would like to inform you that the last school week before the Winter Break will be a Finals Week, from 12/16-12/19.
This week students’ schedule will change to:
one period from 8am-11am
lunch/advisory
one period from 12:15-3:15pm
During these 3 hour periods students will take the District Assessments in the their core courses and all AP classes will schedule a MOCK AP Exam.
Electives and non core courses will do a project.
Schedule for the Finals Week:
 
Schedule:
Monday A-day Tuesday B-day Wednesday A-day Thursday B-day Friday
8am-11am period A1 period B1 period A4 period B4 winter wonderland fair
11:05-11:35 lunch or lunch or lunch or lunch or lunch or
11:40-12:10 adv A-day adv B-day adv A-day adv B-day adv A-day
12:15-3:15pm period A2 period B2 period A5 period B5 early dismissal
It is very important that all students will be there during this week since they will take important tests that will help them to be successful in high school and in college.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Ineke Kerkhofs
Testing Coordinator
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Apreciados padres de familia y estudiantes:

Queremos informarles que la última semana de escuela, antes del receso de invierno, tendremos los exámenes finales. A partir del 12 hasta el 19 de Diciembre.
En esa semana el horario establecido será el siguiente:
  • Primer periodo de 8am a 11am
  • Almuerzo/ Periodo con el maestro guia (Advisory)
  • Segundo periodo de 12:15pm a 3:15pm
Durante estas 3 horas los estudiantes estarán tomando los exámenes del distrito en las asignaturas principales  y las asignaturas AP (Avanzadas) tomarán el examen MOCK AP .
Las otras  asignaturas  y electivas estarán desarrollando proyectos en clase.
El siguiente es el horario de exámenes .
Schedule for the Finals Week:
 
Schedule:
  Monday A-day Tuesday B-day Wednesday A-day Thursday B-day Friday
8am-11am period A1 period B1 period A4 period B4 winter wonderland fair
11:05-11:35 lunch or lunch or  lunch or lunch or  lunch or
11:40-12:10 adv A-day adv B-day adv A-day adv B-day adv A-day
12:15-3:15pm period A2 period B2 period A5 period B5 early dismissal
Es muy importante que todos los estudiantes asistan a la escuela  durante esta semana, ya que estos exámenes son cruciales en el éxito académico  y la universidad.
Como siempre mil gracias por su colaboracion,
Ineke Kerkhofs
Testing Coordinator
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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.

This is a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 15th for the students. There will be District PD for the staff.

The Houston Foodbank organized the Hunger Day Summit, together with Texas A&M, on November 7th 2019. Three of our junior students, Joelly Cortez, Ashley Truong and Andrea Martinez had the opportunity to showcase how they plan to contribute or solve underlying issues in the Houston area.

Joelly Cortes got 2nd place for her solution to implement healthier food in the SNAP program, screening of all students for Diabetes and promote more exercise to battle obesity in our community.
Ashley Truong got 3rd place for her solution to broaden the accessibility to clean drinking water after floods using the Life Straw water filter.
Andrea Martinez showcased how she experiences that the diversity at our Harmony Schools diminishes discrimination issues among students.

Congratulations to our students for doing an amazing job at the Hunger Day Summit!

 

Chamber Showcase

Come out to support the members of the HSA Chamber Choir in there first ever showcase. You will hear solos, duets, and trios from some of our schools most talented singers.

Date: Thursday November 21

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o6B0BNgZlILShkfzKQEUqsTjdBth1mLZ/view?usp=sharing

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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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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The Talent Show will take place next Friday November 8th. If you are interested in competing please see Ms. Orlando by Friday November 1st for more details.

Talent Show: November 8th

Location: Multipurpose Room

Time: 5:00

Contestant Entry fee is $5 door entry fee is $3. for more information please see Ms. Orlando

February 24th as the HarmonyAll-Stars play on the court prior to Rockets vs. Knicks! The Harmony Choir will sing the National Anthem before tipoff! All-Star Games Start at 1:00 Rockets game time is 7:00 pm.

Harmony Science Academy – Houston (Harmony – Houston South District) District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting on Wednesday, October 16th. During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFE) and School-Parent Compact for 2019-2020. Since we have two districts, there will be two sessions, one for Houston South (9:00am-10:00am) and the other for Houston West (1:00pm-2:00pm).

For more details, please select the invitation below that represents your child’s district. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Phoebe Taylor, District Coordinator/Federal Programs by Monday, October 14th. Email:ptaylor@harmonytx.org Thank you!

Juniors Academic and College Application Information Night

We are going to launch this year’s Junior parent meeting with a very important event. You are strongly urged to attend since we will discuss very important items that are critical for your children and this information will be presented only this semester.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: High School Cafeteria

We encourage you to participate in this event as junior students and parents since this year is the most important year for college applications and also for scholarships.

You are invited to attend the GT parent night that we will be having this coming Friday, October 11th. It will be at the school’s library starting at 500 Pm. We will have information about what we do in GT, internships and many other topics. We want to stay in contact with you and your student so please come. Harmony Public Schools is committed to implementing a program that meets the unique social, emotional,and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students through the collaboration of students, educators, parents and community members that ensures opportunities for maximum growth and development for lifelong success.

Dear Parents,

All students in Grades 9-10-11 will take PSAT 8/9 or PSAT test on Wednesday, October 16. This is an important test to measure student’s college readiness and plan for life after high school.

Please read this attachment for important information and details about this test: PSAT Information For Parents

Please reply to this email or call us for any questions about the PSAT.

Mrs. Kerkhofs

Testing Coordinator, ikerkhofs@harmonytx.org

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Queridos padres,

Todos los estudiantes en los grados 9-10-11 tomarán el examen PSAT 8/9 o PSAT el miércoles 16 de octubre. Este es un examen importante para medir la preparación universitaria del estudiante y planificar su vida después de la escuela secundaria.

Lea este archivo adjunto para obtener información importante y detalles sobre esta prueba: Información de PSAT para padres 

Responda a este correo electrónico o llámenos si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el PSAT.

Mrs. Kerkhofs

Coordinador de Pruebas, ikerkhofs@harmonytx.org

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In the next days, the English teacher of your student will hand out the MAP® Growth™ Family Report , which is a summary of how your child is performing academically, as measured by the most recent MAP Growth test your child has taken. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

If you haven’t received the MAP Growth Report from your student, please email me at ikerkhofs@harmonytx.org and I will send you the report by email.

MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

Your child’s MAP Growth results are represented as RIT scores. A RIT score is the overall score for a subject based on a Rasch Unit (RIT), and you’ll see it referenced in the Family Report your teacher will share with you.

I hope you find these reports informative. If you have questions, please contact the English or Math teacher of your student.

For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit

Sincerely,

 

Ineke Kerkhofs

Testing Coordinator

Harmony Science Academy, Houston High