Dear Parent,

Harmony School of Technology is sharing 2018- 2019 Federal Report Card as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

If you have any questions regarding the report please contact Dr. Suslu at dsuslu@harmonytx.org

The Federal Report Card data for 2018-2019 are now available:

2018-2019 Federal Report Card

Harmony School of Technology English Parent Notification Letter Federal Report Card

Harmony School of Technology Spanish Parent Notification Letter Federal Report Card

 

NOW

IS YOUR TIME.

MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

We are happy to announce that Harmony School of Technology will be form a PTO for 2020.

Take a PTO board position and be a part of the exciting changes at Harmony School of Technology.

Work with teachers and administrators at Harmony School of Technology to promote a positive and powerful learning experience for you student.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

Be a part of the future at Harmony School of Technology

Position available:

  • President
  • Vic-president
  • Secretary
  • Vic-secretary
  • Treasure
  • Vic-treasure
  • Parliamentarian

 

Please click here for the PTO Nomination Form

Please click here for the PTO Membership Form

Please click here for the PTO Flyer 2020

Attention Parents,

It is time to complete your students Harmony School of Technology re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Re-enrollment will only be processed online via Skyward.

Please follow these three easy steps!
1. Log into Skyward,
2. complete the online form,
3. verify your residence/address
and upload most recent bill.

All students will have a chance to earn a free dress pass for Friday, January 24th if your child’s re-enrollment is done by, January 20th.

If you need further assistance our registrar will be available Saturday, January 11th and January 18th from 9-12 or you can contact the front office at 281 444 1555.

Thank you.

HARMONY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY-HOUSTON earned a B (80-89) for recognized performance by serving many students well and encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for most students. State accountability ratings are based on three domains: Student Achievement, School Progress, and Closing the Gaps. The graph below provides summary results for HARMONY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY-HOUSTON. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades.
Please click here to see School Report Card

Recently we hold Campus Program Evaluation and Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment meetings to develop Our Campus Improvement Plan for 2020- 2021 Academic Year. With our strategies, programs, events, and goals in our Campus Improvement Plan, we are steadily improving our school. Aligned with Harmony Public Schools core values and Effective Character Education we would like to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and ethical development of our students and help them to become responsible and productive citizens.
It is only natural that we are well on our way to becoming a National School of a Character. In order to earn the distinction, we need to work through the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education. Since we have already been working on most of the principles, we would only need to focus on each principle and make sure we are complying with all the aspects of each principle.

Please click here to take the SURVEY

HST School Wide Spelling Bee Coming Soon

The school-wide spelling bee is scheduled on 1/16/2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. If students won their classroom spelling bee they will participate in the school wide bee.Parents of the students participating are welcomed to come watch the competition.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Nominations are open for the Spring semester. All students from 2nd to 11th grade can be nominated if they did NOT test in the Fall semester already. Deadline to turn in nominations to the Front Office is January 24, 2020. The Front Office is the only place accepting nomination forms. English Nomination form can be found here and the Spanish one here.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your campus GT Coordinator, Ms. Gigante at agigante@harmonytx.org.

Registration for Spring Clubs is now open!. Our goal is to start Spring clubs on January 13th.

The deadline to register for clubs and paying the club fees is Friday, January 17th, by 4 pm. Space is limited, and enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis or until full.

All club payments need to be made to the REVTRAK (when you go to school website it is under the Parent tab) by all credit cards except American Express.

Re-Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year for Harmony families has begun!

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2020.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 6-24, 2020. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page. 

Need more info? Here are the full details:

 

#1

What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year, or who will be advancing to a nearby “feeder” campus (ex. moving from elementary school to middle school). Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses for other reasons (ex. transferring to a campus closer to home).

#2

When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2020-2021 school year, re-enrollment will be January 6-24, 2020.

#3

In what form will parents need to apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access should contact the school registrar’s office for additional assistance.

 #4

If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline? 

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2019 through Feb. 10, 2020) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6

What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

 

 

 

Re-Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year for Harmony families has begun!

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2020.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 6-24, 2020. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page. 

Need more info? Here are the full details:

 

#1

What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year, or who will be advancing to a nearby “feeder” campus (ex. moving from elementary school to middle school). Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses for other reasons (ex. transferring to a campus closer to home).

#2

When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2020-2021 school year, re-enrollment will be January 6-24, 2020.

#3

In what form will parents need to apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access should contact the school registrar’s office for additional assistance.

 #4

If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline? 

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2019 through Feb. 10, 2020) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6

What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

 

 

 

HST welcomes it’s students and staff back to school as it gears up for an exciting second semester. Classes resume Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for students!
Welcome back, students! We hope you have a great second semester.

Happy New Year!
Wishing you a year filled with fun times, new experiences, and memories that last a lifetime!

Dear Parents,

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and we will get back to it right on January 7, 2020. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance. We also hope that you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday December 23, 2019 thru January 6, 2019 and reopens Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 6:50 am.

 

Estimadas Familias,

Queridos padres, ¿están planeando un viaje en familia para las vacaciones? Al pensar en sus arreglos, queremos enfatizar la importancia de enviar a su hijo a la escuela todos los días. Cada año, las ausencias aumentan en las semanas antes y después de las vacaciones de invierno cuando se decide tomar unos dias adicionales a los otorgados. Es hora de romper ese ciclo. Sabemos que sólo unos días perdidos aquí y allá, incluso si son ausencias justificadas, pueden sumar demasiado tiempo de aprendizaje perdido y retrasar a su hijo en el curriculum de la escuela. Esto aplica tanto para el jardín de ninos como lo es en la escuela secundaria. En pocas palabras, demasiadas ausencias a cualquier edad pueden afectar las posibilidades de éxito académico de un estudiante y, finalmente, de graduarse.

Reconocemos que las vacaciones son un momento importante para reconectar con las familias lejanas. Los costos de los boletos de avión a menudo influyen cuando se desea viajar. Pero tenga en cuenta los costos para la educación de sus hijos si faltan demasiado a la escuela, y el mensaje que enviará sobre la importancia de la asistencia. Incluso si tiene un paquete de tareas del maestro, no compensará la interacción y el aprendizaje que ocurre en el salón de clases. Nuestros profesores estarán enseñando, y nuestros estudiantes estarán aprendiendo el primer dia de clases en Enero 7, 2020. Usted puede ayudarnos a transmitir ese mensaje. Esta temporada de vacaciones, de a sus hijos el regalo de una educación y el hábito de la asistencia. También esperamos que tenga en cuenta que la escuela está cerrada el Lunes 23 de Diciembre de 2019 hasta el 6 de Enero de 2019 y reabre el Martes 7 de Enero de 2020 a las 6:50 am.

Are you interested in participating in an after-school club? Harmony School of Technology staff members hosts several student clubs! Technology clubs and organizations are a great way to meet new friends and to create a greater Technology! If you see a club listed you are interested in, please see or email the club sponsor for more information.For administrative support regarding clubs, please email aysetas@harmonytx.org

We will open registration for Spring clubs on Monday, December 23, 2019. Our goal is to start Spring clubs on January 13th.

The deadline to register for clubs and paying the club fees is Friday, January 17th, by 4 pm. Space is limited, and enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis.

All club payments need to be made to the REVTRAK (when you go to school website it is under the Parent tab) by all credit cards except American Express.

Please Click here for the Spring After School Club List

Please Click here for the After School Program Policies

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education
Dear Parents/Guardians,
GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Nominations are open for the Spring semester. All Kindergarten and First Grade students are eligible to be nominated. All other students from 2nd to 11th grade can be nominated if they did NOT test in the Fall semester already. Deadline to turn in nominations to the Front Office is January 24, 2020. The Front Office is the only place accepting nomination forms. English Nomination form can be found here and the Spanish one here.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your campus GT Coordinator/Coach.
Harmony Public Schools Re-Enrollment for 2020-2021 is January 6-24

Re-Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year for Harmony families begins soon.

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2020.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 6-24, 2020. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page soon. 

In the meantime, check out these 6 things families need to know about Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools.

#1

What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year. Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses (ex. moving from elementary to middle school, transferring to a campus closer to home).

#2

When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2020-2021 school year, re-enrollment will be January 6-24, 2020.

#3

In what form will parents need to apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access may also request a paper re-enrollment option from their child’s campus.

 #4

If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline? 

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2019 through Feb. 10, 2020) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6

What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

When: Friday, December 13th

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Steam fair is an opportunity for students to research, experiment, and present a project on a science, technology, engineering, art, or math topic of their choosing. Family is welcome to attend and judges will be using a criteria to rate the projects. Judges will also be using criteria to determine which students will be invited to participate in the spring district science fair as well.

If your student is interested in participating, there will be an information meeting for students during their middle period on Wednesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 16th.

For more information, please contact the STEAM Fair Coordinator, Ms. Gigante at agigante@harmonytx.org

HST CANNED FOOD DRIVE!

Harmony School of Technology is hosting its Annual Canned Food Drive!
November 13th through December 10th
You Can Help Feed the Hungry!
How: Drop off your donated items in the box located in the front lobbies or those in the cafeteria.
This is a great way to share our blessings with those who need our help! Please donate a Can because you CAN make a difference!
Let’s get a nice large donation together just in time for the holidays and thank you for your generosity!
HST STUDENT COUNCIL

 

 

Dear HST Families, Teachers and Staff,

In observance of Thanksgiving there will be NO SCHOOL beginning Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th.
Classes will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends!

Estimadas familias, maestros y personal de HST: En cumplimiento del Día de Acción de Gracias, NO HABRÁ ESCUELA a partir del lunes 25 de noviembre hasta el viernes 29 de noviembre. Las clases se reanudarán el lunes 2 de diciembre. ¡Tenga un maravilloso descanso de Acción de Gracias con familiares y amigos!

Spanish course for 7th grade – 12th grade Harmony school students in Salamanca-Spain.
A deposit of 150 Euros will be required upon registration. Please click here for Study Abroad in Spain Registration

Stude
Stude

Harmony Public Schools was founded with a mission—to encourage students in underserved communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

On National STEM Day, educators across America celebrated the exciting opportunities made possible by science, technology, engineering, and math studies. Charter schools have been major contributors to making STEM education more widely available to students in every neighborhood and from every background.

One charter school network that’s leading the charge: Harmony Public Schools.

Harmony Public Schools was founded with a mission—to encourage students in underserved communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. There’s a well-known gap in STEM education with African American, Hispanic, and low-income students taking AP science courses and majoring in sciences in college at much lower rates than White, Asian, and wealthier students. But Harmony’s founders and educators—many of whom hold advanced degrees in science and engineering fields—knew that these disparities were about access, not ability, so they leveraged the charter school model to build a different kind of school.

Based in Houston, Harmony places a heavy emphasis on STEM through its award-winning PreK-12 curriculum and helps students gain critical job skills and hands-on experience for the future. At Harmony campuses, it’s not unusual to see 2nd graders using a 3D printer to code and print their own toys or high schoolers creating 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for families in need. The end result is remarkable—58 percent of Harmony alumni choose STEM majors in college, more than double the national and Texas averages.

By exposing students to cutting-edge technology and hands-on experiences, Harmony is leveling the playing field for underrepresented groups and giving students the support they need to find their passion. Khalid, a Harmony School of Excellence alum, credited his school with helping him to discover his love of engineering and inspiring him to positively influence his community.

In addition, teachers like Theresa Gray (who was just awarded Teacher of the Year by the Texas Charter Schools Association) are given the flexibility to offer classes on Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing in order to prepare students for a 21st century workforce.

This dedication to personalized learning and innovative teaching approaches has paid off. Harmony has a 98 percent graduation rate, and 100 percent of those graduating seniors are accepted to college, a feat that is made even more impressive by the fact that 64 percent of Harmony alumni are the first in their family to attend college.

Harmony Public Schools have received glowing ratings from the Texas Education Agency. In 2019, the agency awarded five out of seven Harmony networks an overall “A” rating for their academics and gave all seven networks “A” ratings for financial accountability. National media have noticed, too. This year, all 23 Harmony high schools were on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best high schools.

Harmony’s CEO, Fatih Ay, says, “A solid foundation in STEM allows our students to better understand the world around them and connects them with the future careers and opportunities that can make that world a better place. That’s why STEM is at the heart of Harmony’s academic model.” Harmony schools are proving that no student should have their horizons limited by low expectations or lack of access to world-class teaching. By inspiring students to pursue some of the most innovative work in the world, Harmony is showing students that nothing is beyond their reach. 

This article was written by Starlee Coleman, CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association. It originally appeared in a blog post for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Dear Families,

We are thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

· Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.

· Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning

· Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need

We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday, November 25, 2019 thru Friday, November 29, 2019 and reopens Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:50am.

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

Please click here for Spanish

Apply Now for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at https://www.HarmonyTX.org

La inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2020-2021 en las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ha comenzado. Aquí encontrará todo lo que necesita saber para solicitar el próximo año.

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes que desean permanecer en el campus actual el próximo año

Espere a que llegue su formulario de reinscripción al comienzo del segundo semestre, luego envíelo entre el 6 y el 24 de enero para informarnos que volverá en 2020-2021

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes con la intención de mudarse de campus el próximo año

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para solicitar la inscripción en su nuevo campus de Harmony.

Familias de estudiantes potenciales de escuelas públicas de New Harmony

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para obtener más información sobre Harmony y solicitar la inscripción abierta.

LO QUE CREEMOS

No todos los niños son iguales. Entonces, ¿por qué debería ser cada escuela?

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony creen que cada estudiante puede lograr su propio potencial único y pleno a través de un entorno académico solidario y colaborativo que enfatiza el aprendizaje personalizado y los métodos de enseñanza innovadores.

QUE HACE DIFERENTE LA ARMONÍA

Educación atractiva: nuestro aprendizaje basado en proyectos involucra habilidades de pensamiento crítico y hace que el aprendizaje sea divertido con actividades prácticas que educan y entusiasman.

Habilidades para el mañana: Nuestro plan de estudios ha sido reconocido por TEA y otros por proporcionar a los estudiantes las habilidades STEM que necesitan para los trabajos demandados del futuro.

Preparado para la universidad: Harmony tiene una tasa de aceptación universitaria del 100%, y casi dos tercios de nuestros estudiantes son los primeros en sus familias en asistir a la universidad.

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

¿Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony cobran matrícula para asistir?

Absolutamente no. Harmony es una escuela chárter pública gratuita de Texas. Creemos que cada estudiante merece la oportunidad de asistir a una escuela pública de alta calidad que se adapte a sus necesidades individuales, independientemente de sus ingresos.

¿Quién es elegible para asistir a las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony?

Todos los niños que residen en el límite geográfico de una escuela Harmony que cumplen con los requisitos de registro son elegibles para asistir. Sin embargo, a diferencia de la mayoría de las otras escuelas, los límites geográficos de Harmony son mucho más amplios y generalmente incluyen a toda la comunidad en la que reside la escuela, lo que significa que todos los estudiantes en el área, independientemente del nivel de ingresos del vecindario o la familia, tienen la misma oportunidad de asistir a un escuela de armonía de calidad.

¿Qué documentos necesito para solicitar?

No se necesitan documentos solo para aplicar. Sin embargo, si su hijo es seleccionado para la inscripción durante el proceso de lotería, deberá proporcionar algunos documentos básicos que verifiquen la identidad y el domicilio de su hijo.

Ya tengo un hijo en Harmony y me gustaría inscribir a su hermano por primera vez. ¿Todavía necesito solicitar?

Sí. Los hermanos de los estudiantes actuales de Harmony aún deben presentar una solicitud, pero se les da prioridad si se necesita una lotería en el campus.

 

FECHAS PARA RECORDAR

01 de noviembre

La inscripción abierta para 2020-2021 comienza para nuevos estudiantes

6-24 de enero

Período de reinscripción para estudiantes actuales

10 de febrero

Inscripción abierta para la fecha límite de solicitud 2020-2021

11-25 de febrero

Loterías del campus (si es necesario)

Harmony School of Technology is hosting its Annual Canned Food Drive!
November 13th through December 10th
You Can Help Feed the Hungry!
How: Drop off your donated items in the box located in the front lobbies or those in the cafeteria.
This is a great way to share our blessings with those who need our help! Please donate a Can because you CAN make a difference!
Let’s get a nice large donation together just in time for the holidays and thank you for your generosity!
HST STUDENT COUNCIL