Red Ribbon Week Themed Dress Up Days October 26-30
This week is RED RIBBON WEEK at HST! We will be having a different theme/dress up for each day. Be an example and say NO to drugs, Tigers!

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Dear HST Family,

 

At HST, we value every aspect of education. We believe that a student’s education goes far beyond just teaching them reading, math, and science, but is also about teaching them how to be helpful and productive citizens in an ever changing world. We do this by embedding social-emotional learning and character education into every classroom and experience at school. 

 

Over the past few years, we developed and began using the acronym ROAR (Respect, Organized, Achieve, Ready to Learn) to help reinforce the values and expectations on campus. Those that are attending school on campus will see this acronym (like the image below) in the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria. Those that are attending school virtually will see the acronym displayed in their schoology courses and possibly as part of their teacher’s virtual classroom.

In order to better serve our students, we would like to understand what each word in the ROAR acronym represents to all the people that make up our school community. For this reason, we are asking all parents, students, and teachers to fill out this survey to give us feedback on what Respect, Organized, Achieve, and Ready to Learn means to them. The survey is only five questions and should take less than ten minutes to fill out. 

 

Thank you for helping us to improve every student’s educational experience at HST.

 

HST Admin Team 

Migrant survey
In order to better serve your children, the school district would like to identify families and
out-of-school youth who are agricultural or fishing workers and who may qualify to receive
additional educational services.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible.

Dear Parent or Guardian: We are in the process of conducting an evaluation of our parental involvement program, and we would like to know what you think.
Thank you for taking your time to complete this survey. Your input is greatly appreciated. The responses will be used to improve next year’s parental involvement program.
If you have questions about the survey or need assistance completing it, please contact Maria Piralla at mpiralla@harmonytx.org

Dear Parents and Students,

Please fill out this MANDATORY google form in order to sign up for the PSAT.

PSAT will be taken in-person. NO REMOTE TESTING AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

8th-grade students will test ON CAMPUS, the schedule will be shared soon by your testing coordinator.

Safety measurements will be taken to ensure social distancing among students and proctors.

*A High PSAT Score Can Lead to a National Merit Scholarship.

*Your PSAT Score Can Indicate Future SAT Performance.

*Doing Well on the PSAT Can Give You a Confidence Boost.

For further information please contact the head counselor or the campus testing coordinator.

msevinc@harmonytx.org

Deadline to submit your form: 10/25/2020

Please click her to register

Everything you need to now about PSAT please click here

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.