After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers.
The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, substitute teachers will earn an extra $20-30 per day on top of the already-competitive Harmony rate.
For a teacher only working a few days per week, the increase will mean a few hundred dollars each month on top of the compensation they already earn. For certified teachers and long-term substitutes, the rate increase could mean up to $600 per month in increased pay (see chart above for rates for each position).
“Each day, substitute teachers are making a major impact on our schools by keeping our students on-track and learning when their regular teachers are unable to attend school,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals are important members of our school community, and we want to show our thanks.”
Harmony currently has substitute teaching opportunities at all of its campuses statewide.
Earlier this school year, Harmony also announced $4,000-$7,500 in additional annual compensation for teachers and other school staff.
The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.
In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.
In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.
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.
Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 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.

PARENTS INVITATION FOR CNA MEETING

Dear HST Parents,

Each year, Harmony School of Technology administrators, teachers, parents, and students meet together in a series of meetings to discuss and provide feedback about the areas of strengths and areas of improvement in our school. 

 Harmony School of Technology invites parents to join the Campus Improvement Team(School Support Team) and contribute to these meetings so that we can work together to improve our school. 

Our Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 02, 2022, at 3:00 pm. You will be directed to the meeting rooms by the front office. 

 

SCHOOL JACKETS ARE HERE!

Our school jackets are in and for sale for $20. All Sizes are available for purchase with Credit Card, Check, or Money Order (NO CASH). Get yours today! Sample jackets are available at the front office for reference. All sales are final, with no return and exchange. 

You can pay online on our website:

1)Hover over the Parents tab

2)Click on Uniforms and Activity Fees (Revtrak)

 3)   https://harmonytx.revtrak 

4) Click on Uniforms

5) Select your jacket size

Once you order online, please print out your receipt and pick up your jacket at the front office. 

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Re-Enrollment for Fall 2022 is ending soon. All current Harmony School of Technology students(including 8th Grades) don’t miss out. Enroll before Jan. 28, 2022. Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact the school’s registrar at (281)444-1555 or via email at ycaldera@harmonytx.org.

Thank you,

Harmony School of Technology Administration

http://www.harmonytx.org/ReEnroll2022

Harmony Science & Engineering Fair (H-SEF) is an annual science fair that brings together middle and high school students across the Harmony network who have engaged in advanced research projects all year long. Majority of H-SEF finalists are award winners in their regional science fairs within their local communities. H-SEF aims to promote STEM through advanced research among secondary students and increase their interest and motivation to pursue STEM careers. 

H-SEF 2022 will be in person at the Harmony Public Schools Central Office in Houston and it is open to all Harmony middle and high school students.  

Below you will find H-SEF rules and guidelines along with the event timeline.

H-SEF 2022 Information

H-SEF RULES & GUIDELINES

H-SEF 2022 Registration Link

H-SEF 2022 (In Person)

January 2022 – H-SEF announcement and flyers shared with HPS schools

January 17, 2022 – Application process begins

March 4, 2022 – Student registration deadline.

March  7-31 2022 – Review process begins and Pre-qualification decisions made

March  28 2022 – April 1 2022 – Qualification Emails sent to students

April 23, 2022 –H-SEF 2022 Judging and Award Ceremony (In Person)

For questions reach out to your campus science fair coordinator or principal.

1/12/2022

Dear Harmony School of Technology Parent:

Harmony School of Technology is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the school’s website at this link: or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website

Information on these report cards includes: READ MORE…

Friday, Jan 14th will be a Student Holiday and Staff Professional Development Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

On Monday, Jan 17th, there will be no school observing Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Celebrated each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The school reopens and classes resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Dear HST Parents and Students,

Are you interested in participating in an after-school club?

Technology clubs and organizations are a great way to meet new friends and to create greater Technology! Harmony School of Technology staff members hosts several student clubs!

If you see a club listed you are interested in, please visit or email the club sponsor for more information about the club.

For administrative support regarding clubs, please email aysetas@harmonytx.org.

To register for the Spring Semester After School Clubs you need to go to the school website. There, under the parent tab, you will see REVTRAK. You need to complete all of your club payments through REVTRAK.

Students can join only one club with the waiver form, and when these forms are filled out, students must provide all the necessary proof. The after-school club committee will meet and go through all waiver forms for their approval.

As soon as you complete your club selection form and make your payments, you will be able to be attending your weekly club meetings.

ALL Clubs are from 3:30 pm-5 pm unless otherwise specified! Students need to be picked up by 5 pm.

Please note, if new clubs become available, we will inform parents and students at that time.

Dear Parents and Students,

As we have done in the past, students have the opportunity to earn positive behavior points. Students can earn positive behavior points by showing respect, responsibility, readiness to learn, and achievement. Examples may include completing assignments and turning them in on time, having all material ready, participating in class, and following classroom rules.

You may access students’ PBA (Positive Behavior) points by using Skyward.

  • Click on PBA (Positive Behavior) icon found in the bottom row on the right side to see how many points the student has earned.
  • Use the catalog and order form along with your PBA points to purchase the items that you would like that are found in the school newsletter. You may place your order at any time during the school year.
  • You may spend all or some of your points at any time, or you may choose to save them. It is your choice.

PBA Order Form

PBA Catalog

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 (G/T) screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2021 are not eligible to test in Spring 2022. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2022. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.
Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.
Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 31 de enero del 2022.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.
Secure Your Child’s Future!
 
Re-Enrollment for 2022-23 School Year Begins January 4, 2022
 
Skip the lottery process by re-enrolling your current Harmony student
again for 2022-2023 to guarantee their spot for the next school year.
 
Be on the lookout for emails for those registered with a Skyward
account, so you can be sure to secure your child’s future with
Harmony Public Schools.
 
For any questions, please reach out to the registrar’s
office at your Harmony Campus.
 
Visit HarmonyTX.org/ReEnrollNow to complete
the re-enrollment process today!