Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students:

Our school will administer the PSAT8/9 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 for 8th grade students. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT. PSAT8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they are ready for college. PSAT8/9 helps students:
1. Recognize strengths. A personalized PSAT 8/9 score report will include detailed information about your child’s strengths and areas for growth. It helps students lean into areas they’re good at and identify places where they need to improve to be ready for college.
2. Explore future careers. Students can explore college majors and careers that align with their personal interests with Roadmap to Careers, a unique online tool created by Roadtrip Nation and the College Board. The tool connects students to potential careers based on the things they love, showing where they can lead.
3. Choose high school courses. Knowing where they excel and what skills they should work on can help them choose other 9th- and 10th- grade classes. In addition, student score reports will suggest AP® courses that are a great match for them. AP can give your child an edge in the admission process and allows them to earn college credit while in high school, which could save time and money in college.

Practice exams and sample questions are available online at College Board web site: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9
After receiving PSAT8/9 test scores students can find appropriate interactive math practice resources on Khan Academy https://cdn.kastatic.org/KA-share/PSAT89+Resources+on+KA.pdf.
Please encourage your child to have a restful night sleep and a healthy breakfast before testing. Students are expected to arrive school on time no later than 7:30 am.

All electronic devices cell phones, smart watches, tablets, audio players/recorders are prohibited during testing. Please remind your child turn it off and leave it in the locker or give it to the teacher before testing. The student will be dismissed immediately and scores will be cancelled, if cell phone is used or it makes noises even during breaks.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Suslu at dsuslu@harmonytx.org

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Attention HST Families,

HST has canceled school and all activities for Friday, September 20, due to inclement weather in the Houston area.We will be open on Monday September 23rd.

Please stay safe!

 

Dear Technology Families,

Early dismissal as scheduled for students at 12:30 pm.

Home Visit Drive is canceled for this afternoon due to weather.

All after school activities are canceled including after school care.

Please be cautious and stay safe!

Dear HST Parents,

This is a reminder that on Thursday, September 19th will be early dismissal followed by home-visits.
* Early dismissal will be held from 12:30 PM. to 1:00 PM
* Home-visits will be from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
* Please pick-up your student on time.
* There will be no after-school clubs or tutorial.
* After School Care is still available. No early, pick up from the front office after 12:00 pm.

If you have, any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at any time.

Thank you for your continued support.

Please Join Us for our Fall ESL Parent Meeting!

We encourage all parents to join us at our conjoining (Harmony School of Technology, Advancement and Enrichment )ESL Parent Meeting, in which we will be discussing the benefits of the ESL Program, assessments and dates, ways to help your child at home as they embark on the journey of acquiring the English Language. We look forward to seeing you here!

Refreshments provided

Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Where: Harmony School of Technology’s Cafeteria.

 

The T.E.A.M Club, Planeteers Club, Show Choir Club, Health Club, UIL club, Destination Imagination club, Math Enrichment club, Hispanic Culture club is canceled due to a lack of participation. You can either get your money back or sign up to one of the available clubs.

Note: If you have missed the registration for after-school clubs and are still interested in finding out of what clubs still some spots available have please contact the specific club sponsor or Mrs. Tas aysetas@harmonytx.org (Engagement and Support Coordinator) to find out more.

The application packet is due no later than the last Monday in October. No exceptions. When completed,
hand your application to the NJHS Advisor or to the front office in Building A. Check to make sure that you have
completed and included all parts of your application. Teacher recommendations are submitted separately.

Please assemble your packet in the following order. Make sure your name is on every page! Staple or paper clip
all pages together, so none are lost.
1. Application/nomination packet cover page with signatures at bottom of page
2. Membership information page with acknowledgment signed
3. Student’s Self-Recommendation Letter
4. Student activity information sheet

The Teacher Recommendation form will be submitted by each respective teacher, not the student. It will not
be part of the packet that students turn in.
*New members will be notified during the second week of November

 

Application/Nomination Packet

STUDENT SAFETY
During Arrival and Dismissal

• No dropping students off or picking student up at the feeder. It is unsafe for students and parents.
• No dropping students off at the corner of building “A”. It holds up traffic flow.
• There are only two drop-off locations: 1) between Enrichment and Technology schools and 2) in front of Building B.
• Students need to be picked up by 3:50 pm. After 3:50 pm, you will need to come in inside Bldg. B and sign your student(s) out.
• PARENTS should NOT be on CELLPHONES during drop off and pick up. Parents should be diligent and alert when children must walk between cards.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW FOR THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF.

If you are picking up your student(s) after 3:50 pm, you need to consider carpooling or an after-school program. You may pick up a list of daycares, after-school programs, and transportation options from the front office in Bldg. A. The Harmony Education Foundation After-school Program will offer supervision, a snack, and an activity to students in their care until 6:00 pm. Go to https://www.harmonyed.org/ for more information.
Disciplinary consequences for remaining on campus unsupervised after designated dismissal times within a school year are as follows:

Additionally, students who are picked up after their designated dismissal time may be placed in the After-school Program. Parents of these students will be responsible for all fees incurred as a result of such placement.

Please click here for the September Menus

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.

Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. Here are the links for the forms;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.

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

 

 

Wishing our Harmony School of Technology  families a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!