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Dear HSE Families,

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the school year. This has been an amazing year and, together, let us celebrate the many learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our students. HSE’s unique character, excellence in teaching, and the tremendous dedication and talent of our staff continues to make it a wonderful and special educational environment.

This past year was a success on so many levels. HSE was represented in State and National level platforms by many of our teams, including MathLeague, Quiz Bowl, History Bee, History Fair, Science Olympiad, Robotics, Cross Country, Basketball, and many others. HSE also earned 6 out of 7 distinction designations by the TEA. I am confident that our high standards, hard work, and perseverance will help our school get even better ratings than before.

Looking ahead to next year, it too will be filled with many firsts, achievements, and new developments. We are excitedly awaiting the grand opening of the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Lab as well as the inclusion of STEAM extension hours into all of our student schedules.

HSE is making the “A” in STEAM even bigger by including Theater classes with Ms. Buth, along with Art and Music, as an elective course for middle school students. In technology news, the school will be purchasing 250 additional Chromebooks, 50+ iPads, 12-3D printers and much more to enhance the integration of technology into our curriculum.

We are also adding a fourth 2nd grade section, 2D. This will create a “departmental” structure where students will have two teachers, one for math/science and one for ELA/social studies. This will give our 2nd grade team and students the opportunity for more specialized instruction in their coursework.

There are many other strategies we will be adopting next year at HSE to ensure our students are receiving the best education. These efforts include the adoption of a new ELA curriculum, Teach Like a Champion strategies, Jim Knight coaching model for teachers, Micro-Credentials, and Vertical Professional Learning Communities.

I would also like to announce that Mrs. Dorsey has been promoted as our first-time-ever campus-level instructional coach. She will be pouring her 17 years of experience into mentoring our HSE teachers with the intent of increasing both the quality of instruction and student learning.

Of course, we could not have achieved all we did this year without our amazing PTO Board. I would like wish our current PTO members the best of luck as they are finishing their four-year term here at HSE. Thank you guys, you are the best. The new PTO will be in charge very soon and I have no doubt the new Board will hit the ground running and continue to support our school with the same legendary enthusiasm as our current board.

Please mark your calendars for our full-day welcome orientation & meet the teacher event. It will take place on Friday, August 9th between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Have a restful and enjoyable summer break. I look forward to seeing you back in school.

Sincerely,

Mugire Ayci, Principal
mayci@harmonytx.org

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

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

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

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

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

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

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

1 Llame al 211

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

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

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

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

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

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

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

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

No School on Friday, May 10

ATTENTION: All Houston S/W schools, including Sugar Land, Katy & Beaumont will be closed Friday, May 10, due to severe weather. Stay safe and monitor local media for the latest weather conditions in your area.

 

All Harmony Public Schools campuses in the Houston area are closed today due to the inclement weather conditions.  Please continue to monitor the local media for weather updates and stay safe.

 

Harmony Public Schools is monitoring weather forecasts. Should there be school closure or cancellation of programs; parents will be notified via the district/school's website, our parent notification system, and/or social media. Please stay safe and monitor local media for weather updates.

Harmony Public Schools is monitoring weather forecasts in Houston area. Should there be school closure or cancellation of programs; parents will be notified via the district/school’s website, our parent notification system, and/or social media.  Please stay safe and monitor local media for weather updates.

We're Hiring

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

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

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

Spring Break

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Dear HSE Families,

It is hard to believe it is already Spring Break – a week when we will get to enjoy a bit of time to rest and recharge. After that, it is back to work to finish this year strong! We have much to do and, as always, your involvement is needed.

The months of April and May mark the beginning to the end of the year STAAR testing window.  We will start administering STAAR the week of April 20th. This testing window will run through mid-May. The schedule can be found on our online calendar and it will also be posted on Facebook and in the Tiger Tribune. It is very important that your students be at school and on time on STAAR testing days. Past experience has shown that students who take the assessments with their class perform at a higher level than those who take a make-up assessment at a different time.  If you need to schedule a medical appointment for your child in the next couple of months, be sure to check with your child’s teacher to find out what days to avoid when scheduling the appointment.

Many campus upgrades are planned during the break. To ensure HSE is completely safe, secure, and is the best place for learning, the following improvements will be made to our school:

  • Current gates will be replaced with wireless compatible, sliding ones. New operators will be added.
  • Outside lighting will be enhanced to ensure our land is completely safe and visible.
  • Parking lot stripes and fire lines will be repainted. Designated staff parking will be added.
  • A professional sound system will be installed in the gym. A very special thanks to our legendary PTO for sponsoring this project.
  • Two outside HSE signs along Gessner will be replaced with projected completion March 25th.

I also want to share more exciting news – our dream project, the HSE STEAM Lab, has been approved by the district office. We plan to start its construction during the first week of summer break. Our goal is getting the lab ready before August 10th. It is going to be a great addition to our campus.

We love having you visit and take part in what we do. Our HSE community is a wonderful place to be and, as a team, we continue to work hard to stay the BEST! We are anchoring excellence in a safe harbor for learning and riding the “Waves of Success”!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Mugire Ayci, Principal
mayci@harmonytx.org

Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.

When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

You asked! We changed!

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.

During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)

Click on this link to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

This week's Tiger Tribune

Click here to see this week’s Tiger Tribune

 

No school on Monday, March 4th for teacher professional development.

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

Early dismissal on Thursday, 20th

Early dismissal on Thursday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in meeting with your teachers that day, you can click here for the Sign-Up Genius schedule: http://bit.ly/hseptc19

Be sure to email your teachers with any questions!

Harmony Parent Academy You are invited to attend our annual Parent Academy Saturday, February 9th at 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Click Here to see the topics and RSVP 

 

 

Register Now for HSE Parent Academy – Saturday, February 9th

8:30 – 8:45 am: Registration
8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome

9:00 – 9:50 Session 1
Commons: CyberBullying & Cybersecurity

10:00 – 10:50 Session 2
Commons: Parenting & Mental Health
Library: College Readiness
Room 122: Financial literacy 101 & Home/Auto Insurance
Room 126: Character Development

11:00 – 11:50 Session 3
Commons: Parenting & Mental Health
Library: College Readiness
Room 122: Income Tax & Retirement Planning
Room 126: Character Development

-Free child care is provided for ages 4 and up. Child Care Sign Up Link: https://goo.gl/wZxED9
-Please contact Mr. Onel at sonel@harmonytx.org if you have any questions.

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

Chess Wins CHECK MATE! Mr. Cropper and the HSE teams swept the competition and won 1st place in both the Beginner and Experienced divisions at the HSE Invitational Chess Tournament!

Over 70 students participated and HSE students also ran away with individual championships. In the Experienced division, Unsh R, 8th grade, and Nathan C, 3rd grade, tied for first place. In the Beginner category, Dmitri L, 3rd grade, won 1st overall and Sasha L., 2nd grade, won 2nd.

What an amazing accomplishment for our first tournament! CONGRATULATIONS!

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

 

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 screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.