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

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Mark your calendar! There will be award assemblies for our students on Friday, January 11th, 2019 in the school’s gym. Students will be recognized for their achievement in the following four categories based on the first semester:

All A’s Honor Roll
All A’s & B’s Honor Roll
Perfect Attendance
Exemplary Conduct

For All A’s Honor Roll, the student must have earned all A’s on their report card for all nine-week grading periods For the All A’s & B’s Honor Roll, the student must have earned all A’s and B’s for all nine-weeks grading period. For Perfect Attendance, the student must not have any absences (excused or unexcused) for the past semester. For Exemplary Conduct, the student must have never received any DPS points for the past semester.

Best Regards,

HSART Administration

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.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

In order to increase our students” academic success for this school year, we are making a change to Friday schedule. Beginning next semester dismissal time will be at 3:15 PM, on Friday’s. Keep in mind this dismissal time will be the same as every other day.

 

Please remember that this change does not go into effect until next semester.

 

Estimado padre(s)/tutor(es),

Para aumentar el éxito académico de nuestros estudiantes para este año escolar, estamos cambiando el horario del viernes. La hora de salida del próximo semestre será a las 3:15 PM, los viernes. Tenga en cuenta que esta hora de salida será la misma que cualquier otro día.

Recuerde que este cambio no entrará en vigencia hasta el próximo semestre.

Early Dismissal Reminder

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

This is a reminder that students will have early dismissal on Friday, December 21st, 2018. Dismissal will be at 12:25 PM, so please make sure that you pick your students up on time.

Este es un recordatorio de que los estudiantes saldrán temprano el viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2018. La salida será a las 12:25 PM, así que asegúrese de recoger a sus estudiantes a tiempo.