Participating in this survey is voluntary and confidential. This survey is only for the parent of current 8th graders.
Thursday, February 8th will be early dismissal followed by parent-teacher conferences. This conference is a brief meeting between parents and teachers to discuss their child’s progress to ensure academic success.Early dismissal will be starting at 12:30 PM.
We would like to inform you that Harmony School of Technology Teachers are 100% highly qualified. As a requirement of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title I school parents must be notified if their child has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified. If that would be a case in future, Principal Mr. Aydin will send a notification letter to you.
If you have any question please contact Dr. Suslu at email@example.com
Dear HST Parents,
Many of you who attended Title I Parent Meeting in October 5, 2017 may recall the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Committees. I had briefly explained the purpose of these committees and invited parents to sign up. I wanted to thank the parents who volunteered for these committees. To reiterate, each year Harmony School of Technology administrators, teachers, parents and students meet together in a series of CNA committees to discuss and provide feedback about the areas of strengths and areas of improvement in our school. Right now, we are in the process of completing these committees. Please come, join in one of these committees, and let us hear your valuable opinions/suggestions.
What are the CNA Committees?
- Student Achievement
- School Culture and Climate
- Staff Quality, Recruitment and Retention
- Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- Family and Community Involvement
- School Context and Organization
How Many Participants in Each Committee? What Are the Meeting Dates?
Typical CNA Committee has 4 -10 participants meets about 1 to 1.5 hours (early in the morning or in the afternoon). All CNA committee meetings are planned to take place in February. The dates may range from Monday, Feb 5 through Monday, Feb 12. If you know for sure that you are available that week, please volunteer!
How to be a Volunteer for a CNA Committee?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide me with a name, current phone number, and email address. Lastly, please include the name of committee in which you would prefer to volunteer. You can volunteer for multiple committees.
How to Prepare for CNA Committee Meeting?
Relevant paperwork and data resource for the CNA meeting will be provided to you couple of days before the meeting. You can bring these documents to the meeting and refer them while contributing your feedback. Please return them at the end of the committee meetings.
How to Contact for More Information?
You can contact me via email, or in person. My email is email@example.com. My office is 304 in Main Building (A).
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Dear parents and guardians,
Due to weather conditions, the school will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Dear parents and guardians,
Due to weather conditions, the school will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It is with great delight that I announce the first ever HPS Parent Academy at Harmony School of Advancement, Technology, Enrichment on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Since we believe that each child is an individual of great worth, our parents need to be integral partners. We know that parents have a huge impact in their children’s lives and are in fact their children’s first and most important teachers. The HPS Parent Academy is a district initiative that strives more directly engage parents in their children’s education and prepare them to provide support needed in order for the students to be more successful in school.
The Academy consists of a series of inspirational sessions covering a wide variety of topics – from how to help your children in reading and math to bullying prevention, how to engage children’s cooperation and immigration FAQs. It is our hope that as you attend these sessions, you will gain valuable information regarding diverse tools, strategies, and resources that help nurture student’s academic, social, and emotional development.
On behalf of our organizing committee, I look forward to a wonderful time of learning and networking with you and other parents.
Child Care Registration link:
Parent Academy Committee
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We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.
Dear Parents between December 11 – December 18 Our students will take District Assessment test. It will be more like Mock STAAR tests. Please make sure your children arrives school on time have a goodnight sleep. If you have any questions regarding the Assessment please contact Dr. Suslu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call front office.
|Dec 11- Dec 18 District Assessment Schedule Overview|
|5th Grade||6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Mon December 11||Writing||Social S. Algebra I|
|Tues December 12||Math||Math||Math||Math or Social S.|
|Wed Dec 13||Reading||Reading||Reading||Reading|
|Thurs Dec 14||Science||Science||Science or Biology|
|Fri Dec 15||Social Studies||Social Studies||Social S.|
|Mon December 18||Science Test|
Harmony staff, teachers, and administrators have spent countless of hours preparing our students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers, far too many of our low income and first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college, that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years. Harmony Public Schools has 5,033 graduates to date and is projected to have 11,686 graduates by 2020, current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.
We are asking our Harmony community to consider going beyond educational efforts, providing even greater assistance to our graduates through generous Harmony Giving Day contributions to the Harmony College Fund. All your donations will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their higher education dreams and achieve their career aspirations by providing additional scholarships and direct college and career support services.
Let’s come together to reach our target of raising $50,000 on our first ever giving day.
Thank you for your generosity.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.
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Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the families of Houston, the Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing school districts located in counties declared a disaster area to serve ALL students (regardless of eligibility) a free breakfast and lunch until September 30th, 2017. Our school will be participating in this initiative, so we are pleased to provide your children a free breakfast and lunch thus allowing parents to focus on their recovery process.
If you have been displaced as a result of the hurricane or resulting flooding, please contact the school Lunch Clerk. Your child may qualify for free meals for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year if he or she meets the state requirements. Should you have questions or need additional information; please contact your child’s school.
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Effective September 1, 2017, anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment.
Nomination forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 29, 2017. Assessment will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
PS: Due to Hurricane Harvey, all Houston campuses will be accepting nominations until October 11th.
Parent Nomination Form – English
Parent Nomination Form – Spansih
Teacher Nomination Form
- Media & Public Relations
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.