Book Fair runs October 21-25!

Mark your calendars @HST! Our Scholastic Book Fair starts October 21 and runs through October 25. All purchases benefit our school. ‪

We are hosting the following 3 special events during the book fair:
1. Tuesday, October 22 Muffins with Mom
2. Wednesday, October 23 Donuts with Dad
3. Thursday, October 24 Pastries with Grandparents

The events are scheduled from 8:00-8:30.

Attention parents,

This is a reminder that on Thursday, October 24th will be early dismissal followed by parent-teacher conferences. Come take this opportunity to get updates on your child’s progress!
* Early dismissal will be held from 12:30 PM. to 1:00 PM
* Parent-Teacher Conferences will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
* Please pick-up your student on time so that parent-teacher conferences can begin 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.

Should you be unable to find a time to meet with a teacher, please call or email the teacher to arrange for an individual conference.

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

Thank you for your continued support.

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!

 

Parents and students
Hello parents and students. Welcome to the 2019/2020 Harmony School of Technology Basketball tryouts. This year I, coach Kimble, will be the girls basketball coach and Mr. Lowe will be the boys Premier team coach. We will both coach the boys secondary team (if we choose to have one) as well as assist with each other’s team. As of now we plan to have two boys teams to give more students an opportunity to play organized basketball. We understand this can be a stressful time for you both. Not everyone will be selected for a team but we will give everyone who tries out a fair and equal opportunity to show their skills. We will also give feedback and encourage students to try again next year.

Health-parent/student forms
All parents must sign a liability form for a student to tryout. It is highly encouraged to complete a physical before tryouts. Students who are selected for a team will not be able to practice until a physical is completed! If you have any questions please contact Coach Kimble or Mr. Lowe.

September 3rd Girls Tryout 3:30-4:45
September 5th Boys tryout 3:30-5:00

Change of clothes is recommended but not mandatory
(please be on time to pick up your student)

Contact
dkimble@harmonytx.org
jlowe@harmonytx.org

We will open registration for Fall clubs on Monday, August 26, 2019. Our goal is to start Fall clubs on September 3rd.

The deadline to register for clubs and paying the club fees is Friday, September 6th, 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.

If you have any questions reach out to Mrs. Tas at aysetas@harmonytx.org.

Please Click here for the After School Club List

Please Click here for the After School Program Policies

Picture Day is coming up on 09/05/2019!
Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/41600EF

Campus Title I and Family Engagement Meeting

Dear Parent(s) Guardian(s) / Community Member(s):

You are cordially invited to attend

Harmony School of Technology-Houston

2019-2020

Campus Title I & Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Option 1: Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7:45 – 9:00 am

Option 2: Friday, August 23 2019 at 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Room: 403

Goal/Purpose: Learn about Title I schools and Title I plan. Review & Evaluate and Update& Develop Written Campus Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the Campus Parent and Family Engagement Compact for the 2019- 2020 Academic Year.

Agenda Items:

I. Title I Program Presentation

II. Review and Evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School –Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop 2019-2020 Campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Compact

IV. Comments, Q&A

Please click here for Spanish

Dear HST Parents,
Electives are not finalized yet. You can see your students schedules in Skyward on Sunday.
If you have any questions or concerns or any changes about your child’s schedule you can reach out to our new Dean of Academics Mr. Yucel at cyucel@harmonytx.org. All schedule change requests are due on Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019.
Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.

Dear Parent/Student,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

 

 New Student Orientation: Monday, August 5th – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 Returning Student Orientation: Friday, August 9th – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

During Orientation, Parents will be able to

  • Purchase uniforms
  • Submit any missing document
  • Complete lunch forms
  • Complete elective forms
  • Complete medical records
  • Receive information on policies, procedures
It is important if you are not planning to attend HST for 2019-2020 school year please notify the front office from 281-444-1555

 

Please click here for school dress code policy

 

Please click here for school supply list

 

Please click here for clear backpack policy

“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”

In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.

The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.

STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.

A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN

1 Llame al 211

2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

 

The school and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. The school reopens and classes resume on Tuesday, May 28th.