Dear HSART Parents & Guardians,

As a precaution due to weather advisories in the area, HSART Houston will cancel after school activities for Thursday, May 9th.

The local weather forecast calls for the potential for heavy rain and street flooding in some areas.  We will closely monitor the weather and keep our school community advised of any changes to the school schedule.  Please check school social media accounts and our campus web page for any weather related alerts.

Also, you are welcome to pick up your student from the front office starting at 2:00 pm prior to the regular 3:15 pm dismissal time.

Stay safe,

HSART Houston Administration

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We will be administering STAAR tests on May 13-16, 2019 for 3-8 grade students. May 17, 2019, will be utilized as a make-up day for absent testing students. We would like to remind you that during STAAR testing days we are a closed campus. This means, no parents will be allowed on campus and students will NOT be released during the instructional day until testing is complete (by 1:00 PM)

STAAR Testing Schedule:

May 13, 2019             STAAR Math 3-4-6-7 & STAAR Retest Math 5-8
May 14, 2019             
STAAR Reading 3-4-6-7 & STAAR Retest Reading 5-8
May 15, 2019             
STAAR Science 5-8
May 16, 2019             STAAR Social Studies 8
May 17, 2019             Make-Up for absent testing students

Test administration will be between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Friendly Reminders:

– No visitors will be allowed on campus on testing days, May 13-16, 2019.

– No lunch drop-offs will be permitted. Please pack lunch if they do not consume school lunch.

– Students must remain in dress code (bring a cardigan)

– Students may bring a small snack and drink to eat during testing “snack time” only

– Please refrain from placing notes, pens/pencils, etc. in your student’s packed lunch

– No students will be released during the instructional day until testing is complete. Please plan accordingly.

– There will be no after-school clubs/activities on May 16-18.  

 

Please help us by making sure your child gets a good night’s rest, he/she eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives at school on time. Most importantly, please encourage your child to take the test seriously and to do their absolute best.

Thank you for all you do to help your student be successful! 

Sincerely,

Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology Administration and Faculty

Dear Parents/Guardians!

You are Cordially Invited to Attend:

Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology
2019-20 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting

4/25/2019 @ 3:20 PM

304 – Conference Room

The goal/purpose of this meeting will be to Review 2018-19 CIP and develop 2019-20 CIP.

 

Below is what the agenda looks like:

I. Purpose of CIP
II. Review Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
III. Review of Data
IV. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
V. Review previous year’s CIP
VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP
VII. Comments, Q&A

Sincerely,

HS-Art Administration,

It is that time again!

Harmony’s South-West STEM Fair will be held on April 13th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Central Office. We are looking for judges.

Register to be a judge here.

8:00AM – 12:00PM
April 13th, 2019

Harmony Public Schools Central Office

9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099

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!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Mark your calendar! Its that time of year again and testing season has arrived! You can find the testing calendar in the attached image. Students! Make sure to get plenty of rest, eat healthy to stay healthy, and study!

 

Best Regards,

HSART Administration

 

 

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

Dear parents of ELL students (including parent denials)

English Language Learners (ELLs) in grade K-12, including parent denials are required to be assessed through the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal testing requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of ELLs in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing. TELPAS assesses the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The assessment components for grades K–1 and 2–12 differ in the following ways:

  • Grades K–1: Holistically rated listening, speaking, reading, and writing assessments based on ongoing classroom observations and student interactions.
  • Grades 2–12: Online reading and listening and speaking tests and holistically rated student writing collections

For these assessments, teachers are trained to use proficiency level descriptors to determine the English language proficiency levels of students.

State testing calendar for TELPAS is February 25, 2019 through April 5, 2019. Our school is going to assess students between February 26 and March 29. If a student is absent on the day of testing, a make-up test will be administered before March 29, 2019.  The following is the testing schedule at our campus.

Additional information about TELPAS can be found at the following website: www.tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/ell/telpas/  

Sincerely,

Mr.Akyurek

Principal

 

 

Estimados Padres o Tutores de estudiantes ELL (incluyendo padres que han negado el programa ESL),

Los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés como segundo idioma (ELL) en los grados K-12, incluyendo a los estudiantes que sus padres han negado el programa deben ser evaluados a través del sistema de evaluación de competencia del idioma ingles de Texas (TELPAS). La Agencia de Educación de Texas desarrolló TELPAS para cumplir con los requisitos de evaluaciones estatales y federales para evaluar el dominio del idioma Inglés de los estudiantes, en cuatro dominios del lenguaje: escuchar, hablar, leer y escribir. TELPAS evalúa los estándares de competencia del idioma ingles de Texas (ELPS), que forman parte de los conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas (TEKS).

Los componentes de la evaluación para los grados K-1 y 2–12 difieren de las siguientes maneras:

  • Grados K-1: Evaluación holística de escuchar, hablar, leer y escribir. Estas evaluaciones son basadas en observaciones continuas en el salón de clase y las interacciones del estudiante.
  • Grados 2-12: Evaluación en línea de lectura, comprensión auditiva, expresión oral y colecciones de escritura son holísticamente calificadas.

Para estas evaluaciones los maestros están entrenados para usar los descriptores de nivel de competencia para determinar los niveles de competencia en el  idioma Inglés de los estudiantes.

El calendario de exámenes estatales para TELPAS es del 25 de febrero del 2019 hasta el 05 de abril del 2019. Nuestra escuela evaluara a los estudiantes entre el 25 de febrero y 29 de marzo. Si un estudiante está ausente en el día de la prueba, se administrará una prueba de recuperación antes del 29 de marzo de 2019. Este es nuestro calendario para el TELPAS.

Puede encontrar información adicional sobre TELPAS en el siguiente sitio web: www.tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/ell/telpas/

 

Atentamente,

Mr.Akyurek

Director de Escuela

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

School Breakfast Week starts Monday! All week we will Level Up with a Healthy School Breakfast.
Get ready to earn a breakfast bonus each day! We will level up to a new place every day by learning
about one of the five food groups. Monday we go to Veggie Village. Tuesday we are off to the
Protein Palace. Wednesday we go to Fiber Town with whole grains. Thursday takes us to the Dairy
Dimension. Friday is fruit day and we will go to Mega Melon Mountain. Let’s all level up next week
and get to the breakfast bonus every day!

 

Sincerely,

HS-Art Administration,

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

Dear Prospective Parents,

 

In the next three weeks, we are hosting three Open House opportunities, and we cordially invite all prospective students and families to tour our campus and learn more about Harmony Public Schools.

 

 

Join us on:

January 31st   begins at 5:00 PM and ends at 6:30 PM

February 9th begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM 

 

These events are designed for students and families who are currently NOT enrolled for this current 2018-2019 school year When you arrive, we will have a short presentation for parents, followed by a tour of our campus. In order to enjoy the full experience, please make sure to arrive on time.

 

Please note that:

  1. On January 31st from 5:00 to 7:00, we are also hosting the Curriculum Night for our current students and their families.  We are providing educational games and workshops for participants to enjoy.  You are welcome to join us after the Open House presentation.
  2. The enrollment lottery date is February 21st, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Harmony Public Schools Central Office which is located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX. 77099.

 

To contact us:

Address: 9115 Kirby Dr.  Houston, TX 77054.

Phone: 832-433-7001

Fax: 832-433-7083

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Open House,

 

Atila Akyurek,
Principal | Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology
www.hsart.org

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We will have STAAR Field Test for 7th grade writing will be held on February 14th.

What is Field test?
  • It helps to evaluate the quality, difficulty and fairness of questions
  • Builds high-quality tests for future years
  • Field-test data are critical to the state’s ability to build high-quality assessments.

Sincerely,

HSART Administration

 

 

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.

Re-Enrollment

For parents who have not yet completed re-enrollment, here are a few reminders:

  • Re-Enrollment must be completed in Skyward using your parent login.
  • You must upload a utility bill as proof of residency. If you are unable to upload a utility bill, you can bring a copy to the front office.
  • No re-enrollment will be accepted or complete without a utility bill as proof of residence.
  • The final day for re-enrollment is Friday, January 25th. No re-enrollment will be accepted after this date. In order to secure your spot for the 2019-2020 school year, you must have this form completed.
  • 8th grade parents must also complete this re-enrollment form in order to secure your spot at Harmony School of Ingenuity.

As always, if you have any questions, or need help completing re-enrollment, you can come to the front office or contact us at 832-433-7001.

 

Best Regards,

 

HS-ART Administration