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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.

The Texas Elementary Art Meet is a visual arts event that recognizes exemplary student artwork. Any elementary art teacher who is a current member of TAEA can participate in TEAM. The teacher can enter as many pieces of artwork as they want, however, there is a limit of 2 per student. Each artwork entered has an entry fee of $12. This fee helps cover the costs of the jurors, webmaster, accounting, certificates, ribbons, and medals.

Here are the dates for this year’s event:

Final Add / Delete Deadline – 02/06/20
Artwork Drop-off – 03/28/20
Jurying Date/artwork pickup – 04/04/20

During the event, the student artwork will be reviewed by jurors. The jurors will give each artwork a rating and will write comments for the student, giving them positives (glows) and constructive criticism (grows). Each student will have their artwork returned to them with the juror comments, and either an award ribbon or a medal for all artwork scored as Good or higher. Top of TEAM students will have their artwork photographed and featured on the TAEA website.

Please read over these tips while preparing artwork for the event. carefully (especially the part about Copyright and Selecting Artwork): http://bit.ly/2OqXZfE

If you have any questions, please go to the TEAM website (http://www.taea.org/TEAM/default.cfm) or send an email to Mrs. Hayes at lexi.hayes@harmonytx.org

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)

Wonderful Harmony Family,

We have our Parent Academy scheduled November 21st from 5-6 pm. This will be targeting 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade families. We will cover the importance of the STAAR assessment for all grades, and the transitions related to 3rd graders taking the test for the first time, and what the Student Succes Initiative means for 5th grade students. Parents will get all the information they need about the expectations of STAAR, promotion to 6th grade based on 5th STAAR results in ELA and Math.
We encourage all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade parents to attend! Parents will utilize the texasassessment.com website’s families section, as well as released test questions. Please sign up to attend this informative session. You can use Classtag to sign up.

There will be a PTO meeting following the last session.

 

Please join us at Harmony School of Innovation- Carrollton at the dates below to receive a free tour of the school and more information about our enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year!
Please RSVP to Hannah Miller
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14
Monday, November 18
Thursday, December 12

Email: hannah.miller@harmonytx.org
Phone: 469-892-5556
1024 W Rosemeade Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75007

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may click here to apply online.

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

The educators of Harmony School of Innovation- Carrollton are committed to providing a quality instructional program for your child.  Please read the attached letter to keep you informed of the educational commitment of our school

English

Spanish

HSI Carrollton logo

 

Dear Harmony Family,

Get your Fall Festival admission ticket to enjoy:
Games, Face-Painting, Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Cake Walk, Chili Cook-Off, Pie-In-The-Face Booth, Popcorn and Cotton Candy Stations, Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Food Concessions and much more!
Buy online: https://harmonytx.revtrak.net/…/harmony-school-of-innovat…/…
or pay at the front office (No cash please)
An armband is necessary for any student/child who will be participating. There is no fee for adults.

$2/ticket if bought before the Fall Festival (by noon on or before November 7)
$3/Ticket $3 on the night of the festival

Save and BUY NOW!

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week the week of October 28-November 1. Our 4th and 5th grade ambassadors have planned some fun activities for this week:

1. Themed dress up days: every day students and staff can show their Red Ribbon Week pride with a different theme. Please check the attached flyer for the theme each day. https://adobe.ly/2J3MIQu

2. Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest: students can make a poster at home about being drug free or standing up to bullying. This year’s theme is “Send a Message, Stay Drug Free”.

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Harmony strives each day to provide a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere for our students. Nutritious meals are available
daily for a price of $1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Schools may also sell Smart Snacks and ice
cream, which are only available for purchase from a positive meal account balance. Note that just a milk is an a la carte purchase and
costs $0.50 regardless of eligibility.
Upon enrollment in Harmony Public Schools, each student is provided a meal account onto which money may be deposited for
breakfast, lunch, or a la carte purchases. Money may be deposited by credit card or money order in the school office. You may also
deposit money online by setting up an account at www.schoolcafe.com. In addition to making payments, you may also arrange for
low balance alerts and schedule automatic payments. School Café is available online and as an app for both iPhone and Android
devices.
If you would like to apply for free or reduced price meals, the lunch application is available online at www.schoolcafe.com as well as
through the app. A paper copy of the application is also available at the school office. A reduced price breakfast is $0.30, and a
reduced price lunch is $0.40. Once an application is submitted, the school will notify the household by mail or email within 10
operating days of the student’s eligibility.
Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he/she will be allowed to charge up to –$10 in breakfast or lunch meals.
Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte purchases. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will
receive an alternate meal.
Harmony goes to great lengths to communicate with parents about the status of their student’s lunch balance. Parents will be notified
when a student’s balance approaches $0. The school will make several additional attempts to contact the parents regarding negative
balances prior to the student receiving an alternate meal. Parents may view meal account balances at any time by logging in to their
School Café account. Please note that while households later approved for free meals will begin receiving free meals immediately,
they are still responsible for paying negative balances accrued on the meal account.
We appreciate your continued support as we work to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students.
Sincerely,
Child Nutrition
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees,
and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication
for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter
all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)
email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Waco District

Student Holiday

STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

Join us on October 4th from 5-6 pm for an informative presentation on dyslexia at our first Parent-Teacher Conferences. Whether you are a parent of a student with dyslexia or just wanting more information this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

5:00 p.m.    3-5 Session    Mrs. Bailiff’s Presentation and Ms. Lane Dyslexia Information
6:00 pm      K-2 Session    Mrs. Antonio’s Presentation and Ms. Lane Dyslexia Information

Where: HSI cafeteria.

We Love to See Our Students Grow!!!

Please join us for a Parent-Teacher Conference on Friday, October 4th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Your child’s Homeroom will be available from 5:00pm – 6:00pm (K-2) and 6:00pm – 7:00pm (3-5). At this time, the Homeroom Teachers will provide you with up-to-date academic growth on your child. A brief presentation will be held to help you learn how to read the MAP results and to see your child’s growth since last year. The teachers will address all parents at once. They will discuss classroom expectations, schedules, and pertinent data. Map and STARR information for grade levels affected. If you would like a one-on-one conference, there will be a sign up at this event. You can also sign up for a home visit.

 

 

We want to remind all families that picture retakes are tomorrow, September 30. All students will be allowed to retake their Fall pictures. In order to accommodate this, students are allowed a FREE DRESS day tomorrow. Please make sure that the free dress chosen is within the dress code outlined below.

Dress Code on Free Dress Days (p. 19 of the student handbook)
All general guidelines for dress apply on free dress days, even
though school uniforms are not mandatory. Garments must be
free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or
advertising. No short, skin tight, or legging dresses, or skirts may be worn. All dresses must have sleeves. Students may not wear low cut, midriff-baring, or backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight pants including jeggings, tights or skinny style pants. Clothing items must not depict images of violence. Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes or pick up a child if he or she violates the dress code.

We would like our Harmony Family to be part of the decision-making process! Please join us today at 5:30 for the Title I Parental Involvement Meeting at the HSI building/ Room 137.

Usted está cordialmente invitado a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres de Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton Título I

JUEVES, 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 5:30 PM en el edificio HSIC / Sala 137

Parent Involvement Leads to Student Success!

No School Friday 9/20/19- Staff Development Day

 

ear Harmony Families,

 

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT CHUCK E. CHEESE FOR OUR FIRST FUNDRAISING NIGHT!

20% OF ALL SALES WILL BENEFIT THE SCHOOL.

YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

When: 9/13/2019

Location: 2402 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75056

 

It is very important to us here at Harmony School of Innovation that we find ways to communicate with each other to support your involvement in your child’s education. This year I am organizing home visits drive on Saturday, September 21st. I would like to set up a time so teachers, admins, and coordinators come to your home for a brief 20-minute visit. We would like to learn more about you, your family and your hopes and dreams for your child’s education.
Please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2L4esWB to sign up for a home visit on September 21st. A hard copy was sent home last Friday, your child should return it to his teacher by September 5th to allow teachers time to contact you and plan the home visit. We are very excited about this opportunity to get to know you and your child!

Noticias Y Anuncios de HSIC,

 Es sumamente importante para nuestros en la Escuela de Harmony de Innovación que encontremos formas de comunicación el uno con el otro para sostener y que se envuelvan en la educación de su hijo/a.  Este año estoy organizando las visitas del hogar para los sábados.  En septiembre 21 me gustaría establecer un horario para que los maestros, administración y coordinadores puedan ir a su hogar por una breve visita de 20 minutos.  Nos gustaría aprender mas de usted, su familia y su esperanza junto con los sueños educativos de su hijo/a.

 Por favor llene la forma: http://bit.ly/2L1TV4Q incluida abajo para una visita en septiembre 21, 2019.  Verifique hoy el cartapacio de su hijo/a que se le ha incluido una copia.  Su hijo a debería de entregarlo antes de setiembre 5, 2019 para proveer tiempo a la maestra tiempo para comunicarse y coordinar con usted.

 Estamos sumamente emocionados poder compartir con usted.

Dear Harmony Family,

You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton Title I Parental Involvement Meeting

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 5:30 PM at the  HSIC building/Room 137

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

  • Title I Program Presentation
  • Review and evaluate last year’s PI Policy and School-Parent Compact
  • Jointly develop PI Policy and Compact for the current year
  • Comments, Q&A

Usted está cordialmente invitado a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres de Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton Título I

JUEVES, 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 5:30 PM en el edificio HSIC / Sala 137

Meta / Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política de Participación Escrita de los Padres (PI) y el Pacto Escuela-Padre

Elementos de la agenda:

Presentación del programa Título I

Revise y evalúe la Política de PI del año pasado y el Acuerdo Escuela-Padre

Desarrollar conjuntamente PI Policy and Compact para el año en curso

Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

We love our Grandparents!

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:15- 7:45 am, we will be having a special breakfast in the school cafeteria for ALL GRANDPARENTS!

Fee: $3 per guest. HSI students who attend with a paid guest can bring their own breakfast or buy from the school’s breakfast menu.

Buy your ticket at the front office no later than 9/17/2019. No same-day payments will be accepted.

No Cash…Check or Credit Card Only…Thank you!

Join the HSI Carrollton admin team on Tuesday, September 10 at the school’s cafeteria for some coffee and conversation to further foster transparency and communication between the school and Harmony families.

When: September 10 at 8:00 am

Where: School cafeteria

We are proud to be partnering with Mad Science to offer a new Wednesday after school club option for K-2 and 3-5 grade levels. See below for registration information!

dfw.madscience.org
https://register.madscience.org/…/afterschool-register.aspx…

Bubbles, Smoke, Explosions!
For grades K-2
Have fun with chemistry at an exciting iSTEM Academy hands-on learning lab! Immerse your children in maker experiences that are fun and educational all at once. Students make a crystal garden, synthesize their own slime, learn about our solar system by making a comet with everyday items, and have a shocking time with a Van de Graaff generator by experiencing lightning up close!

CODE:BOT
For grades 3-5
The CODE:BOT program is our newest generation program, created to bring personalized, small-group experiences to your kids in a fun, educational, and high-energy setting.
Children will start with the basics of block-based coding and apply these concepts to their real-life robots! Our Mad Science instructor will lead the way as your child steps into a world filled with technology. Students will get a personalized cloud portal to write code and to program their robots. Students progress at their own pace through introductory, intermediate, advanced, and mastery levels.

To enroll visit register.madscience.org/dfwor call (972) 241-0475.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SCHOOL. Call Mad Science directly.

● STEM Maker Labs run once a week – Each lab is different.

○ Take-home project each lab session (as applicable)

● Easy Installment Plan:

○ Total fee: 3 payments of $70

○ First payment is due at the time of registration

○ Future payments will be automatically calculated and drafted on the first day of the following months.

Please click the link for more details: https://adobe.ly/2kv2aMq

 

 

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.

 

Dear Harmony Families,

Clubs will start on August 26th!!! It is not too late to sign up for most of our clubs!!!

HSI Carrollton offers clubs Monday, and Friday from 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Each club is $75 per semester.  Students being dismissed from clubs will be picked up through the front office only, as regular dismissal ends promptly at 3:30 pm and no additional car plate numbers will be entered from the main dismissal area after that time.

You can find more information about the clubs that HSI Carrollton offers (in the link below):

https://hsicarrollton.harmonytx.org/hsi-carrollton-club-list/

On Wednesdays, the clubs are offered by a third party. There are 4 different clubs offered on Wednesdays. You can find more information about these clubs at the following links:

(K-5) Karate Club – Power KENPO Karate 972-358-0378, www.PowerKenpo.com
(2-5) Chess Club North Texas Chess 469-900-014,  http://www.northtexaschessacademy.com/
Drama Kids www.dramakids.com

Young Rembrandts www.youngrembrandts.com

To register and pay for clubs, please visit our front office, they’ll be happy to assist you!

 

Parent Involvement Leads to Student Success!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Operation

  • When traffic backs up within the parking lot, we will move the cones temporarily at station 1 to pull more cars from Rosemeade and prevent blocking Rosemeade and Old Denton intersection
  • Vehicles should ordinarily enter at Rosemeade traffic light in front of our building. We will move the cones at the entrance in front of the building to allow early turn in at station 2 whenever traffic allows us to do so safely.
  • We are making a safe crossing at the back of our building at station 3 where students who walk to school are using the driveway in the back to get to class. We will not stop traffic flow there and only allow students to cross when traffic stops periodically.
  • We are controlling a crosswalk and traffic flow at station 4 by stopping one lane at a time to allow drivers to get in the proper lane to either exit campus (express line) or get in the K-5 drop offline
  • We are controlling a crosswalk at station 5 to direct cars to the appropriate lane for drop off and also to direct pedestrians to the crosswalk for safety.

You can find the traffic flow map Here.

Thank you!

 

 

Thursday, September 5th, all current GT parents are invited to our annual GT Parent Night, 5:30-6:30pm at the school cafeteria.
We are looking forward to another year filled with great learning opportunities for our students and families!

Dear Harmony Families,

We will not have visitors on campus until September 6th in order to get students acclimated with the school lunch process and procedures before we have visitors.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Amani at amomani@harmonytx.org

 

Thursday, August 15⋅7:30 – 8:30am

After you drop your kindergartner at class, come join us for a little cheering up and meet our supportive HSIC staff

Doors open as early as 7:15 AM

School starts at 7:45 AM Breakfast 7:20-7:40

Dismissal is at 2:55 pm

We can’t wait to see all our new and returning students!!!

We would like to invite our parents to meet the teacher on August 14th at 4:30-6:30 pm. It’s a chance for you to speak to your child’s teacher and see their classroom, meet the admin team, and drop off the school supplies. You will find out about what they are learning and what you can do to support their learning at home.

Free dress for pictures on Orientation day Give us your best smile :

9:00am-12:00pm A-M (first letter in last name)

The tax-free day is August 9, below are the prices of the shirts without tax:
1-2 Shirts per family: $15 each with Tax $13.86 without tax
3-4 Shirts per family: $12 each with Tax $11.09 without tax
5+ Shirts per family: $10 each with Tax $9.24 without tax

Due to high demand, there might be a limit on shirt sales on Orientation Day!

Online School Uniform Link

Calling all 2019-2020 Kindergartners! Join us for an amazing Tiger Camp filled with fun activities and a special treat. Show off your letter and number skills as we welcome you to our amazing school! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Supply List 2020

“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

DFW Calendar 2019-2020

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

—————-

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

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.

STAAR Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade begins on Monday, May 13! Testing will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week.

Closed Campus: Monday 5/13- Friday 5/17

Dear HSI Families,

The new online store link is available for parents to order new Field Day shirts. This link: https://www.spiritworx.com/store/7315-S1/ will close at midnight on Wednesday 5/8/19.
We are not able to accept any cash orders. Online orders only! If you have any questions, please reach out to coach Martin at bmartin@harmonytx.org

*Field day is May 21st.

Thanks,

We will be having Kindergarten Graduation on May 17.

8:30am-9:30am Mrs. Lackey and Mrs. Rowden
9:45am-10:45am Mrs. Daniel and Mrs. Copher

Go Tigers!

The 5th Grade Graduation is scheduled for May 23rd from 12:30-1:30 PM. The ceremony will be held in the gym with light refreshments to follow. Please see the attached invitation. Students are encouraged to wear formal clothes for the ceremony, but it is not required.

Dear Parents,

This year we are so excited to announce the 3rd grade is planning a picnic to a local park just down the street on Friday, May 17. We will walk to the park and have lunch there. We will also have games and activities for the kids to do.

We would love to have parents join on this occasion. If you would like to chaperone, please indicate it below.

Students will need to BRING a sack lunch to school this day in a disposable bag and can bring hats to wear at the park. Please apply sunscreen before sending them to school. Please let your teacher know if you have any questions or concerns!

Thanks so much! The Third Grade Team

Dear MOM,

You and your child can enjoy fruits, deserts, Hawaiian hot dogs,fresh-brewed coffee, and Fruit bunch, along with lively conversation with other moms and friends. Complete the form below and return to school to make sure we order the right amount of food.

When: 5/17

Time: 5-7pm

Where: Gym

  • Tickets are sold at the front office. No cash, please. Credit or check
  • The theme is ” Tropical”, you and your child can dress in Summer attire (Must follow the school’s dress code)
  • If Mom is not available to attend, a mom figure in the family is welcome!
  • Tickets on sale now for $3
  • We would like our students to enjoy free admission, but other siblings must pay.
  • Tickets will not be sold after May 15th
Dear families,
The 5th Grade Graduation is scheduled for May 23rd from 12:30-1:30 PM. The ceremony will be held in the gym with light refreshments to follow. Students are encouraged to wear formal clothes for the ceremony, but it is not required.  

Dear HSIC Families,
We will be having Kindergarten Graduation on May 17.

8:30am-9:30am Mrs. Lackey and Mrs. Rowden
9:45am-10:45am Mrs. Daniel and Mrs. Copher

Go Tigers!

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

 

Come and support the talented students at the District Talent Show!

The competition is on April 18th, from 6-8pm at Harmony School of Business Dallas:8080 W President George Bush Hwy, Dallas, TX 75252.

 

 

 

 

Dear Tiger Families

We’re excited to announce that our school will be hosting its 2nd Dyslexia Academy on Thursday, April 25th. This event will be for our K-5 elementary parents, students, and teachers. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about dyslexia in order to help identify our struggling students as soon as possible.

There are many ways to help your students with Dyslexia for this event:

– Be there (We would appreciate your presence to show support!)
– Donate any item to our potluck (Please bring donations to the front office by Wednesday, April 24th)
– Invite others to spread the awareness

Thank you for your continued support!

“Spring Into a Good Book!”
HSIC Spring 2019 Book Fair will run from April 22-25 in the gym.

Mon-Wed: 7:30 am – 9:30am
Mon-Wed: 2:30- 4:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30am- 7:00pm

Come shop the book fair and help teachers fill their classroom libraries with new books. Can’t make it in person? Shop the Online Fair – shipping is FREE!

#mybookfair:http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hsic

Please go to Harmony.voly.org to volunteer at the Spring Book Fair!

 

Dear 4th and 5th grade Parents,

The 4th grade Writing STAAR test will be tomorrow, April 9. The 5th graders will be STAAR testing tomorrow as well. The Math test will be on Tuesday, April 9th, and the Reading test will be on Wednesday, April 10th.
No visitors will be allowed on campus. Please make sure your student gets a good night’s rest and a good breakfast!

For testing days make sure your student does NOT bring the following to school:
No Backpacks
No Watches/Smart Watches
No Phones or other electronic devices

Students are allowed to bring:
A small snack (healthy)
A water bottle
Pencils/Erasers
Book to read when testing is done
Please contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
The 4th and 5th Grade Team

We will celebrate Earth Day in our Kinder classes on April 22nd. We will learn about how to protect our Earth and our resources.

 We will learn about how to protect our Earth and our resources. As a family, create a meaningful outfit to represent our Earth and how we can preserve nature. Otherwise, dress in green and blue—just like our Earth!

“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village,”
~Coach Elaine Hal
WEAR BLUE TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND TO KICK OFF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH. WE ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE!  Attire must comply with the school’s dress code policy
#AutismAwareness

PTO has spirit day every Wednesday for April and May. Its 5 dollars a month, parents can leave cash or check in the PTO box located in the school lobby with the child’s name and grade.

Hello super 2nd-graders!
Come and join us for picnic fun and games at the park.
Don’t forget to order the shirt to wear on Saturday and show your support.
Shirt orders are sent home if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Powell at ipowell@harmnytx.org

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM

Where: Arbor Hills 6701 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093

 

STAAR Testing at HSIC
-The Writing STAAR test will be next week on Tuesday, April 9.
-The 5th graders will be STAAR testing next week. The Math test will be on Tuesday, April 9th, and the Reading test will be on Wednesday, April 10th.
-No visitors will be allowed on campus. Please make sure your student gets a good night’s rest and a good breakfast!

For testing days make sure your student does NOT bring the following to school:
No Backpacks
No Watches/Smart Watches
No Phones or other electronic devices
Students are allowed to bring:
A small snack (healthy)
A water bottle
Pencils/Erasers
Book to read when testing is done
Please contact your classroom teacher if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
The 4th & 5th Grade Team

Below is the link for the field day shirt store. The store is open today through Thursday 4/18/19. The estimated delivery date for the shirts is 4/27/19.
Once you click on any shirt click buy, then it gives you a drop-down menu for grade level/teacher name. Once you have selected this it automatically changes the color of the shirt for you.
Kinder is Azela
1st Grade is Lime
2nd grade is Orange
3rd grade is Sapphire
4th grade is Irish Green
5th grade is Royal
https://www.spiritworx.com/store/7315/

Don’t miss out, Let’s make this year’s Field Day Spectacular!!!
Go Tigers!

Who: You and your family!
What: This special event is a membership drive, hosted by the staff and teachers at HSI-Carrollton. Come and sign up for a library membership, hear book readings from your teacher, and make some fun memories.

When: Friday, April 5th from 4:00-6:00 PM

Where: Josey Ranch Lake
1700 Keller Springs Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

Why: Sign up for a membership and have access to hundreds of books and online material. The library also hosts fun events and activities throughout the year, and especially the summer.

How: Parents, bring in a photo ID. If it does not have your current address, then also bring in bank statement, lease, utility bill, insurance, etc.

Questions? Mrs. Fratello at dfratello@harmonytx.org

Our annual STEAM Expo and Science Fair is coming up soon on Saturday, May 4! It is not too late to join the fun! All students K-5 can submit a project for the STEAM Expo and 3-5th graders are eligible for our Science Fair. We can’t wait to see our students’ passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and math come to life! Click on the website link below for more information on project guidelines and how to register.
Here is the website: https://sites.google.com/harmonytx.org/stemexpo/home

It is going to be a fun filled event with a planetarium and lots of hands on activities for families to enjoy.

No school on Friday, March 29th. Staff Professional Development Day.

Dear HSIC students and parents,

You are invited to English as a Second Language Breakfast! Please join us to learn all about the ESL program’s services and benefits, meet the ESL teachers.

When: 4/12/19 at 7:30-8:30am in the cafeteria

Celebrate our school wide diversity, and get tips and resources for how to help your student at home.

DESAYUNO DE ESL

QUERIDO ESTUDIANTES Y PADRES DE HSIC

ESTÁN CORDIALMENTE INVITADOS A UN DESAYUNO DE ¡INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDO IDIOMA!  ACOMPÁÑANOS A CONOCER MÁS SOBRE ESL , TAMBIÉN CONOCER LOS MAESTROS Y COORDINADORES Y CELEBRAR NUESTRA DIVERSA CULTURA ESCOLAR.  OBTENDRÁN RECURSOS Y  ORIENTACIÓN EN CÓMO AYUDAR AL ESTUDIANTE EN SU HOGAR.  NUESTRO INTERÉS SIEMPRE ES AYUDAR Y APOYAR EL ESTUDIANTE EN SU PROGRESO.

When: 4/12/19 at 7:30-8:30am in the cafeteria

 

WONDERFUL 5TH GRADE PARENTS,

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 5TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT, APRIL 12, 5:30- 7 PM. PARENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR CHILD’S MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE, TOUR THE SCHOOL AND MEET THE ADMIN TEAM AT HSA. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

Below is the link for the field day shirt store. The store is open today through Thursday 4/18/19. The estimated delivery date for the shirts is 4/27/19.
Once you click on any shirt click buy, then it gives you a drop-down menu for grade level/teacher name. Once you have selected this it automatically changes the color of the shirt for you.
Kinder is Azela
1st Grade is Lime
2nd grade is Orange
3rd grade is Sapphire
4th grade is Irish Green
5th grade is Royal

https://www.spiritworx.com/store/7315/

Don’t miss out, this year Field Day will be spectacular!!!

Yearbooks are on sale now for $23.64. Orders may be submitted online at yearbookordercenter.com.Our school code is 14666-2019. 
You may also place your order at the front office– card or check only please! Orders must be turned in by April 3rd!

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Parents

March 25 at 4:30-5:30pm At HSIC, Room# 127

Presenters: Mrs. Antonio & Mrs. Bailiff

Please Wear Blue to the Parent Academy#autismawareness
This is open to all parents, join us and Express Your Support! #autismspeaks

 

 

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.

To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.

When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

You asked! We changed!

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.

During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)

Click on this link to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

The Spring Picture day is coming!!

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Students are allowed to have free dress, school dress code rules apply. Classroom groups and individuals pictures will be taken. We are looking forward to seeing big smiles!!

 

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

Come share your thoughts and ideas for continued school improvement in the Harmony DFW District in our service to students, families and our communities.

District Needs Assessment (choose one)

February 22, 11:30– 1:30

February 26, 4:30-6:30

Location: Harmony DFW District Office

12005 Forestgate Dr. Suite 110 Dallas, TX 75243

District Improvement Plan (choose one)

March 21, 4:30-6:30

Harmony School of Innovation Waco

1110 S Valley Mills Dr, Beverly Hills, TX 76711

March 22, 4:30-6:30

Harmony School of Business

8080 W President George Bush Hwy, Dallas, TX 75252

March 27, 4:30-6:30

Harmony School of Innovation Grand Prairie

1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

Harmony Public Schools Logo -- blue version small

Dear Parent:

Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton 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 district’s website at this link: Insert district link or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.

More Information is available when you click HERE

  • Principal, Clinton Barnes

February 11: Ohana Means Family Monday

Dress up in your Hawaiian luau attire

February 12: Teamwork makes the Dream Work Tuesday

Wear your favorite sports team

February 13: Friends Work it Out Wednesday

Making friends is No Sweat! Wear workout attire

February 14: Thankful For Our Friends Thursday

Wear Red or Pink

February 15: Friends Are Heroes Not Bullies Friday

Dress up as your favorite hero

Friendship parties will take place starting at 2:00 pm on 2/15

*Please make sure students are dressed appropriately for school

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

Dear HSIC Family,

Please take this quick Parent Engagement Survey. Your opinion does matter!

HSI Carrollton logo

A team from Harmony School of Innovation won first place for Robot design award and second place for overall Robot performance at a Robotics competition held at Harmony School of Innovation, Waco. #STEMforAll#HSICTigerPride

If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.

The registration site for Elementary students: bit.ly/utdk5camps

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

 

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 screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

We will have an early release on Thursday, Dec. 20th at 11:50am. Winter parties will be the first period, you should get more information from your teacher. Everyone could wear school appropriate pj’s that day (Dec. 20th)

Winter Break, December 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019

 

Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.

A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.

The campus will be closed to visitors on the following dates: Dec. 10th-14th due to having 3rd-5th grades MOCK STAAR.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

  Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development Day. School resumes Tuesday, November 13th.

 

GOT A KNACK FOR ART?

  • Top 3 each quarter will receive a PRIZE!
  • District Letter of Recognition
  • Will be on display at District Offices
  • Will be given to local dignitaries and community leaders
  • Will be featured in the DFW District Newsletter
  • Chance to feature on marketing/promotional material

Submit art to campus front office by December 12th

Winners will be announced at the end of the first week of the following quarter.

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Please join us on Oct. 26th, 5:00-8:00pm at HSI Campus in Carrollton for the Fall Festival! Enjoy Free crafts, face painting, bounce houses, pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to dress up with your child to win the family costume contest. Enjoy tasting chili samples and vote for the best! Free Nacho, popcorn, hot chocolate, cotton candy, and much more!

 

 

 

Harmony Public Schools is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. A Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. If interested, please use our online application at https://hsicarrollton.harmonytx.org

Open Enrollment 2018 - 2019 begins Thursday November 1st, 2018

The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.

Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.

What is Harmony?

Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.

What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?

The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.

In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.

Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.

What is our enrollment process?

Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.

Find out more …

To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php

Dear HSIC Family,

We are so excited about our first House Party!
-Thursday, Sep. 27, students can wear jeans with their house color shirt.
-Mr. Barnes will announce the winning house via YouTube live, tomorrow at 2:35pm!!!
-Special Invitation will be going home Wednesday, Sep. 26 to the winning house 🙂

May The Best House Win!!! Go Tigers

This is the link to the YouTube live
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

Dear HSIC Family,

This is a friendly reminder that today is the 5th grade Parent Access Night. Join us live on Youtube @ 5:30-6:30pm. Use the following link to view, and please, feel free to send your questions through the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

You are welcome to join in person, room #140.

Thank you!

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Dear HSIC Family,

This is a friendly reminder that today is the 4th grade Parent Access Night. Join us live on Youtube @ 4:30- 5:30pm. Use the following link to view, and please, feel free to send your questions through the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

You are welcome to join in person, room #140.

Thank you!

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Dear HSI Families,

This is a friendly reminder that today is 3rd grade Parent Access Night. Join us live on Youtube @ 5:30pm. Please use the following link to view, and please also feel free to send your questions through the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

You are welcome to join the 3rd grade Meet and Greet before the live stream, 5:00-5:30pm

Thank you!

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Dear HSI Families,

This is a friendly reminder that today is 2nd grade Parent Access Night. Join us live on Youtube @ 4:30pm. Please use the following link to view, and please also feel free to send your questions through the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

You are welcome to join in person.

Thank you!

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW…ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH YOUR LOVED ONES ON SEPT. 21,7:30-8:45 AM

Children who don’t have a grandparent available are welcome to invite anyone they have a close relationship with: an aunt, uncle, godparent, family friend, or grown sibling.

.Join us for a delicious breakfast.

· Create lasting memories

· Brighten your grandchild’s day

· Tickets on sale now at the front office for $3

· HSI students eat free with paid adult

· Last day to buy tickets September, 18

**We are also asking that you share some of your special moments with us. Drop off a picture of yourself past or present in the drop box outside the front office labeled “ Grandparents Photo Drop Off “. You will find these pictures at the breakfast.

Come out and celebrate our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lux at Dallas Stars Teacher Appreciation Night!

When: Saturday, Oct 6 at 6:00pm

  • Register to win $500 cash at the game
  • Use the link below to win a FREE t-shirt with every purchase
  • Invite friends/family to sit with you by sharing the link you get after purchase

                  dallasstars.com/teacher

 

 

 

 

Our English As a Second Language Department is inviting their families to enjoy Q&A morning breakfast on Thursday, Sep.13, 7:30-8:30am.

You should have an RSVP Form sent to your email address, if you didn’t get the invite via email or if you have any questions,
please email Ms. Amani at amomani@harmonytx.org, or Mr. Abraham at mabraham@harmonytx.org

Join Our Celebration of Cultural Diversity!

Nuestro departamento de inglés como segundo idioma está invitando a sus familias a disfrutar de un desayuno matutino de preguntas y respuestas el jueves, 13 de septiembre, 7: 30-8: 30am.

Debería enviar un formulario de RSVP a su dirección de correo electrónico, si no recibió la invitación por correo electrónico o si tiene alguna pregunta,
envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Amani a amomani@harmonytx.org, o al Sr. Abraham a mabraham@harmonytx.org

¡Únete a nuestra celebración de la diversidad cultural!

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

The educators of Harmony School of Innovation- Carrollton are committed to providing a quality instructional program for your child.  Please read the attached letter to keep you informed of the educational commitment of our school

English

Spanish

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Dear Parents,

We would like to inform you that HSI Carrollton serves nutritious breakfast from 7:20 AM – 7:40 AM. For more information please check out this Breakfast Posting Letter

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Students know good news stories when they see and hear them! Here’s this week’s WTGR #STEMforAll

HSIC Insider- Week of September 7th.

HSIC Insider Week of September 1st.

Hello fellow Harmony families & friends!

HSIC PTO is excited to announce our Box Top collection initiative this year!

Please help support our school by collecting Box Tops for Education. All you have to do is clip and save Box Tops from various products. Each Box Top earns $.10. (10 Box Tops=$1.00!!)

You can either send them to school with your child to be collected in the classroom or drop them off in the collection bins that will be located in the lobby. (Make sure to drop them in the correct bin as they will be labeled per house.)

To keep it fun, each house will be earning points for the Box Tops collected. For the month of September, we will award one point to each house for each Box Top collected!

Let’s see which house can collect the most Box Tops!!

Feel free to email the PTO @ PTOHSICarrollton@gmail.com w/any questions or comments about Box Tops.

Thanks,

 

Watch the HSI Insider for this week!!

 

As we strive to make our school a safe and motivating place for your child to learn, we are reviewing our current parent programs. Your input is vital. Please complete this form at your earliest convenience.

Join Ms. Carrone our GT coordinator, to learn more about this year’s GT program!

This is for parents of current K-5 Gifted and Talented students.

Thursday 8.30.18
5:30- 6:30pm

At the HSIC cafeteria.

 

 

We are so excited about our House Point Program!

SPIRIT WEEK – August 27-August 31

Students can wear their house colors for spirit week next week. Every student has already been assigned a house and knows the color of the house they belong to. So all week students may wear their house color and earn points each day for their house.
** Remember the house with the most points at the end of the month earn a House Party!!!

Aquila- Blue
Columba- Burgundy/Red/Maroon (School Uniforms do not count towards points)
Ursa – Green
Leo- Purple

** Student can wear jeans if they wear a shirt with their house colors**

**Spirit week attire must adhere to school dress code. ***

What are House Points? We are implementing a new behavior incentive program. Students were randomly assigned houses. Based on good and above and beyond behavior, students will be awarded points to their ‘house’. The house awarded the most points at the end of each month will have a party to celebrate. We are focused on positive actions and want to promote responsibility and citizenship through this program.

Go Tigers!

  • To download a high quality picture of each house seal please click HERE

 

Dear HSIC Family,
Check out our first Insider Video created by Principal Barnes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9dgsYHg52k

Harmony School of Innovation and the new HSIC PTO invite you to enjoy the annual Back 2 School Bash! There is no better way to kick off the school year than enjoying a splash of Summer-time fun at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex!

When: August 25, 8:30- 10:30pm

Where: Rosemead Recreation Center (1330 E Rosemeade Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007)

Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton Title I Parental Involvement Meeting

[Friday, August 27th]

[5:00 pm]

[HSI Cafeteria]

 Goal/Purpose:  Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

  1. Title I Program Presentation
  2. Review and evaluate last year’s PI Policy and School-Parent Compact
  • Jointly develop PI Policy and Compact for current year
  1. Comments, Q&A

 

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

Join in for a fun and informative semester!!!

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY 8/27/2018
Book Online at https://www.northtexaschessacademy.com/book-online/harmony-school-of-innovation

EACH STUDENT GETS A FREE STANDARD CHESSKID.COM MEMBERSHIP DURING WEEK 2.

EACH CLASS MEMBER IS ELIGIBLE TO PLAY AT THE END OF SEMESTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT AT NTCA. $20 PER PLAYER. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

More Information in the attached flyer

 

 

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Children need healthy meals to learn. Harmony Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Click HERE for more information.

You can send your questions to our amazing Mrs. Garcia at aida.garcia@harmonytx.org

 

 

 

Dear HSIC Family
The “2018-19 Returning Student Information Verification” online forms are available now for parents to update their student information in Skyward for the new school year. Below is a list of the forms the parents will need to complete:
  • Student & Family Information
  • Emergency Contact
  • Proof of Residency (only if there was a change in residency since the last school year)
  • Student Information Release (Opt-In/Opt-Out for Student Directory, photo, etc.)
  • Immunization Updates (only if there was an update to the shot record)
Please download the forms HERE if you choose to bring a complete hard copy on orientation day August 10.
 
All returning Harmony students must complete the student information verification process by September 28th.  This process is not for “New” students.
 
If you have questions or need assistance; please contact Mrs. Hernandez at ihernandez@harmonytx.org or Mrs. Patel at kpatel@harmonytx.org
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Dear HSIC Family,

Scouting is fun for everyone! You get to ask questions and join them on orientation day, August 10.

Click the link below for more information! 
https://www.pack114ctx.club/

 

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your child’s education?
Would you like to send a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause?
Or, you may want to tap into trends and fads of school life that can help you communicate with your kids as they grow and change?

HSIC has the answer!!!

If you can’t wait to chaperone your kid’s first field trip, help set up for the Fall festival, be part of our career day, and/or be part of the great events at HSIC…

Make sure to sign up with Voly to register as a parent volunteer. Click the link to sign up and learn more!

https://harmony.voly.org

Click this link for a step-by-step instructional video.
https://youtu.be/AwRyzkru8vc

Please email Amani Momani at amomani@harmonytx.org with your questions.

Thank you for your continued support!

Dear HSIC Parents and Community,

Greetings! I am Clinton Barnes, your Principal at Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton.  On behalf of the staff at Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year!   I have been a part of Harmony Public Schools for the past 10 years.

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.   We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

I believe that collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.

Please explore our website and see what Harmony has to offer your family as partners in education. You are also welcome to email me directly at cbarnes@harmonytx.org. I look forward to advancing student success together!

I hope to have a wonderful school year for the 2018-19 and I look forward to working with all of you!

Go Tigers!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15TH

Doors open as early as 7:15 AM

School starts at 7:45 AM
Breakfast 7:20-7:40

Dismissal is now at 2:55pm

*Please Remember only kinder parents will be able to walk their child back to class, more information to come.
We can’t wait to see all our new and returning students!!!

TAX FREE DAY, August 10

1-2 Shirts per family: $13.86 without tax
3 Shirts per family:  $11.09 without tax
Long Sleeves Shirts:  (add $2 each to the prices of the short sleeves shirts)

*Price listed above is only for August 10th

*We accept checks (payable to Harmony School of Innovation)
& Credit card Only!

*Due to high demand, there might be a limit on shirt sales on Orientation Day!

August 10, during Orientation.

August 10

Meet the Teacher Night:  August 13th 5:00-7:00 pm. It’s a chance for you to speak to your child’s teacher and see their classroom. You will find out about what they are learning and what you can do to support their learning at home.

Click READ MORE to access the Student Handbook. English Version Spanish Version

English Version

Spanish Version

Dear HSIC Family,

Please read our Back to School Special Newsletter!
This news bulletin has important information about:

Tiger Camp/Kindergarten
Orientation Day
Fall Pictures
Meet the Teacher
First Day of School
PTO Back 2 School Bash
Uniform Sale (Tax Free Day August 10)
Important Links

Thank you!

 

 

Dear HSIC Family,

Our brand new, extra fabulous Art teacher, Mrs. Hayes has created an Art Supply List. We appreciate your involvement and support!
Please click HERE to get the school’s K-5 Supply list

 

Dear HSIC Family,

Save the date! Kindergarten Tiger Camp

Calling all 2018-2019 Kindergartners!

Join us for an amazing Tiger Camp filled with fun activities and a special treat. Show off your letter and number skills as we welcome you to our amazing school!

Date of Event: Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Please join us at:
Harmony School of Innovation 1024 W. Rosemeade Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75007

Please call to RSVP! (469) 892-5556 Summer Hours 8am-4pm

Session 1: 9:30am-11:15am A-L (first letter in last name)
Session 2: 11:45am-1:30pm M-Z (first letter in last name)

  • Parent Information
  • Special Treat
  • Fun Activities
  • Meet the Teachers
  • School Tour

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Dear HSIC Family,

Click HERE to get a full description of the 2018/19 K-5 supply list.

Happy Summer!

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to inform you that there will be a change in the schedule for Thursday, May 31, 2018.  The last day of school will now be Friday, June 1st instead of Thursday, May 31st due to the TEA not approving the waver for the makeup day for when we had the pipe burst incident in November.

Friday, June 1st will be a half day/ early release at 11:50 am, please be sure to notify your daycare facilities.

Thursday, May 31st will be a full school day and will follow the regular schedule.

Class parties will be held on the last day of school, more information will be sent out by your child’s homeroom teacher. Students will have lunch prior to dismissal, parents won’t be able to join them.

Please note that this change only affects Harmony School of Innovation – Carrollton AND NOT Harmony Science Academy (HSA) next door.

Attached is a message from HSIC Principal Mr. Clinton Barnes.

We apologize for any inconvenience this sudden change has caused. If you have any questions please reach out to Amani Momani at amomani@harmonytx.org

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We’re proud to be named an #ERPHonorRoll Harmony School Of Innovation/Carrollton which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap closing schools across the state. The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in Texas using student achievement outcomes as the criteria

We are thankful for the hard work of our students and teachers here at Harmony School of Innovation – Carrollton. This recognition is a testament to the sustained focus on academic results and commitment to student success that our school and parent community have shown over the years.
 
Again, congratulations and let’s keep up the great work!

GO TIGERS!

 

PTO has worked with the School Supplies company selected last year, to provide supply kits to your child’s classroom on the first day of school.
You can avoid shopping hassles, traffic, and guesswork. Take advantage of the opportunity to order your student’s classroom supply kit online before June 10th, 2018.

Order online at http://www.shopttkits.com/
Use Account #: 59174

Dear Educator,
Following TEA’s announcement of the new accountability system, we started a redesign process for our performance bonus structures to align with the new accountability measures in school year 2018-2019. Based on feedback collected through surveys and deeper discussions in our bonus redesign committee meetings, we came up with a set of proposed changes to the current bonus plan. We are now in the public commenting period to collect final recommendations on these proposed changes before the new bonus system is presented to HPS Board of Directors for approval in June. Please review this slide deck to see the proposed changes and click on the following link to leave a public comment. You may respond to the public comment survey multiple times to provide comments on different parts of the proposed changes. Public comment period closes on June 1, 2018. Thanks in advance for your valuable contributions.

Leave a Public Comment

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Field Day is Wednesday, May 30th.

* K-2nd 8:30 – 11:06am

* 3rd-5th 11:45-2:21pm

Lunch Time:

* K-2nd – 11:30am

* 3rd-5th- 11:00am

We will have 3 locations; Gym, grass field, and the parking lot

We encourage students to:

  • Wear *Field Day shirt and comfortable shoes
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring their own labeled water
  • Bring a change of clothes
  • Apply sunblock before arriving at school
  • Bring sack lunches/If not buying

*Students should wear the school uniform on Field Day if they didn’t buy the specially designed shirt. Thank you!

We’re kindly asking for bottled water donations for this day (Thank you!!)

Like to volunteer? Please go to Harmony.voly.org

If you have any questions please contact Coach Martinez at marisela.martinez@harmonytx.org or Ms. Amani at amomani@harmonytx.org

Dear HSI Families,
Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow, and thrive even when school is out. With the Summer Food Service Program children can continue to eat healthy throughout the Summer at NO COST!
Click HERE for more information. Thank you!

Due to STAAR testing, the school will be closed to visitors between May 14th and May 18th.

We appreciate your continued support!

 

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 beginning at 8:30am. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.

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Dear HSI Families,

This is a friendly reminder to buy the Field Day shirt for this year.
It’s a great way for our students, teachers, parents and staff members to show their enthusiasm by wearing this year’s vibrant Field Day t-shirts!

A shirt order form will go home today with all the students, please fill out and send back by Friday, May 11. You can also order online at https://www.levellupcreative.com/hsi-carrollton

Let’s give our students another reason to smile about on May 30th.

We appreciate your support!

 

PLEASE JOIN US TO HONOR THE HARD WORK OF OUR TEACHERS!

MAY 7-11

Please click on the link below to find out some of the teachers’ favorite things!

Dear Parents,

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy a spirit shirt from the PTO. They accept check or cash. You can find them in the cafeteria tomorrow during our Passport Night!

 

 

 

Dear HSI families,

Tomorrow is our Passport Night, 5-8pm. This is a big event and would love to see all of our HSI families.
*Thank you to all parents who volunteered to bring food to represent their culture. You can drop off the food at the front office on the day of the event or bring along. Please remember to provide the needed serving supplies.
* Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy a spirit shirt from the PTO. They accept check or cash. You can find them in the cafeteria tomorrow during our Passport NIght!
We appreciate your support, our HSI community is growing because of your involvement!

Harmony Public Schools is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. A Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. If interested, please use our online application at https://hsicarrollton.harmonytx.org

We appreciate your support and would like you to enjoy having breakfast with our ESL (English as A Second Language) team this Friday, April 20, 7:30-8:30am.
Looking forward to meeting all our ESL parents!

Dear HSI families,

We made it easy for you to order your child’s Field Day Shirt!!
All you have to do is click HERE!

T-shirt colors are assigned to each grade, please choose the size needed. If you have more than one order please submit one for each.

Cost is $10/shirt

Last day to order is May 4th.

Get your child’s shirt fast, and hassle free!

Thank you!

It is difficult to imagine, but it is time to begin thinking about the transition of your 5th grade elementary student to middle school.

We encourage you to attend this upcoming 5TH TO 6TH TRANSITION INFORMATION NIGHT led by the amazing team at HSA to answer all your questions and give you all the information you need to make the right decision for your child!

Event: 5th Grade Parent Night
Date: 4/27/2018
Time: 6-7 pm
Location: HSA-Carrollton Cafeteria

Thank you

Dear HSI Families,

STAAR testing time has come! In April, 4th and 5th grade students will take the STAAR tests. We are confident that our students are ready. Students and teachers alike have been working vigorously since the beginning of the school year to ensure the skills needed for STAAR have been mastered.  Please click HERE to know more about STAAR and get April’s schedule

Thank you!

Dear Families,

No school Friday, March 30, 2018

Student/Staff Holiday

 

 

Dear Parents,

We are encouraging staff, parents, and students to wear blue on Monday, April 2nd to kick off the Autism Awareness Month.
To help promote awareness we have planned a Special Programs Family meet up at the Dallas Zoo. This will be on Sunday, April 15th at 8 a.m. On this day the zoo is hosting a Sensory Friendly Day and so we encourage families of students who have sensory needs to attend.

Below is the link where you can register for this event with the zoo. The cost is $6 per person. Staff members will be attending but as this is not a field trip you will need to be with your child for this event.

Sensory Friendly Day
April 15, 2018
8am-11am

https://my.dallaszoo.com/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=11352

Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break!

 

Dear Parents, please save the following dates:

  • STAAR Writing (4th), April 10
  • STAAR Math (5th), April 10
  • STAAR Reading (5th), April 11
  • STAAR Math (3rd ), May 14
  • STAAR Math (4th), May 14
  • STAAR Math Retest (5th), May 14
  • STAAR Reading (3rd), May 15
  • STAAR Reading (4th), May 15
  • STAAR Retest Reading (5th), May 15
  • STAAR Science (5th), May 16

Dear HSI Families,

National School Breakfast is March 5-9. Please click on the link below for more information. Thank you!

https://goo.gl/3jZAK4

 REMINDER!!

CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT

TOMORROW, TUESDAY  MARCH 6TH, 5pm-8pm

2652 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton, Texas 75007

We appreciate your continued support!

Dear HSI Carrollton Parents and Guardians,

In our commitment to keep you informed, we want to make you aware of the precautionary lockdown that occured this morning in response to a written threat at HSA Carrollton. Students and staff followed protocol perfectly, and I could not be more confident in our ability to keep your student(s) safe. Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton temporarily went into lockdown, and nobody was allowed to enter or exit the building from 9:30 until 11:10. The local authorities joined campus administrators to investigate the matter, and determined that the threat was not valid.

Harmony School of Innovation- Carrollton is committed to the safety and well-being of all our students. We take this responsibility seriously and try to communicate with parents about safety issues when they arise as quickly and as clearly as possible.

We appreciate your continued support as we work to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students. Should you have questions or concerns about this letter, please feel free to reach out to me.

Yours in Education,

Clinton Barnes M.Ed., Principal

HSI Carrollton

Campus Lockdown 2-23-18.pdf 

Please join us this  Saturday, February 24 @ 8:00-3:00 for Math League Competition.

Competition will be held at HSI-Carrollton Elementary Building.

 

 

Dear HSI Families,

To view the 2016-2017 Federal Report cards for the state, district, and our campus, please click on the links below,

2016-2017 Federal Report cards for our HSIC campus.

2016-2017 Federal Report cards for the state.

-Harmony School of Innovation- Carrollton

Dear HSI Families,

This is a friendly reminder that today is 4th grade Parent Access Night. Please subscribe to  “HSI Insider” channel to join us live on Youtube @ 5:30pm. Please use the following link to view, and please also feel free to send your questions through the comments.
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrincipalBarnes/live

Dear HSI Families,

Mock STAAR will be on the following dates: February 20, 21, 22. Campus will be closed to visitors on these days.

Thank you for cooperation in this matter. We appreciate you!

 

Do you know how public charter school enrollment works? If not, you’re not alone! Join Harmony Public Schools to find out more:

Parents are invited to join their campus for a live broadcast of the 2018-2019 student lottery.

Where: Harmony School of Innovation – 1024 W Rosemeade Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75007

When: Friday, Feb 16th @ 5:00pm

 

“THERE IS NOTHING MORE TRULY ARTISTIC THAN TO LOVE PEOPLE”
—Vincent Van Gogh

Dear HSI parents,

Please read the letter from our school regarding the Right To Request Teacher Qualifications.

  • Harmony School of Innovation

5th Grade Parents,

We will begin the 5th grade parent access night live on Youtube at 5:30pm. Please use the following link to view, and please also feel free to send your questions through the comments.
Thank you!
  • Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for all interested students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment.

Nomination forms are available at the front office or may be downloaded from our school website https://hsicarrollton.harmonytx.org

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 9, 2018. Assessment will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact school’s GT Coordinator, Ms. Carrone at

bcarrone@harmonytx.org

Forms: EnglishSpanish

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

Dear HSI/HSA Families,

 

**To register online for the Parent Academy sessions go to https://goo.gl/pirjXy. You can also scan the QR code below.

Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at HSA Carrollton. Parent Academy will empower our parents with the skills and resources they need to strengthen their children’s educational success.

  • Childcare will be provided for free and all the classes will be free as well.

Please take our Survey!

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

Parent Access Night is rescheduled due to technical difficulties.  The new date will be announced as soon as possible!

Looking forward to meeting our HSI parents for the 2nd grade Parent Access Night today at 5:30- 6:30 pm.

A link to the online session will be sent out prior to the event. Teachers will gladly answer your question and listen to your amazing suggestions!

We invite all parents to attend parent-teacher conferences on Friday, Feb. 9. 1:00- 6:00 pm. Please email your child’s homeroom teacher if you need more information about this event or need to reschedule a conference time for another day.

It’s also an early dismissal day for our students!

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for all interested students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment.

Nomination forms are available at the front office, or may be downloaded below. The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 9, 2018. Assessment will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

        Nomination Form        
 
Formulario de Nominacion

Harmony Public Schools is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. A Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. If interested, please use our online application at https://hsicarrollton.harmonytx.org

Dear HSI Families,

Mark your calendar for our K-1 Awards assembly. PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING YOUR CHILD’S ACHIEVEMENTS!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018, 8:30-9:30 AM

-Harmony School Of Innovation

 

Dear HSI-Families,

Students and Staff are back on campus and the regular schedule is already underway as we have been advised it is safe. The issue was in one Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning unit (HVAC unit). The Kinder and 1st grade assembly has been rescheduled, the details will be sent to those families as soon as possible. I am very proud of our students for outstanding behavior during this transition. We would also like to thank our Parents and Harmony Science Academy of Carrollton for all your help today.

Thank you,

HSI Admin Team

Dear HSI-Families;

This morning a teacher notified Administration that one classroom smelled like gas. Immediately Atmos was contacted and are on campus now. At this time all students and staff are in the Middle/High building as Atmos advised. We will notify all parents as to the outcome of Atmos’ findings. If they advise to remain out of the building we will have an early dismissal. Please watch for our next communication update.

 

Thank you,

HSI Admin Team

Please join us in celebrating your child’s successes for the 1st Semester. This is the schedule for our upcoming award assemblies,
Date             Time                Grade
Jan 18         8:30-9:30            K-1st
Jan 19         8:30-9:30           2nd-3rd
Jan 19         9:45-10:45         4th- 5th

Assemblies will be held in the gym. Go Tigers!

 

Dear Harmony Families,

Classes will continue as scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th! Schools will be running on their regular bell schedule. Please be safe, we will see you soon!

PTO will be filling orders every Friday! Just drop off your order and check payment at the PTO box by the front office and the t-shirt will be delivered to your child by the following Friday! If size is unavailable, PTO will inform you.

Dear Harmony Families,
All Harmony Public Schools DFW will be open today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. All students and staff are expected at their regular time.

NO SCHOOL, MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school for students or staff.

Colder temperatures are headed our way! We don’t anticipate any school delays or closures, but please stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter @HSICarrolton, or HSICarrollton.org for weather-related updates.

PARENT REMINDERS –
Current Students: Please submit Re-Enrollment Forms by this Friday, January 12, 2018.
Estudiantes Inscritos: La fecha límite para re inscribirse Viernes, enero 12, 2018 por favor.
#ApplyHarmony

The month of January is the nomination period for the GT program at Harmony School of Innovation. Teachers, parents, and others may nominate a student for GT testing. This nomination period is open to the whole school unless a student tested during our fall 2016 testing period. Students may not test twice in one school year. Nomination forms are in English and Spanish. Please fill out the 2-page form in its entirety, sign it and submit the nomination form to the office or Miss Carrone. The nomination period ends January 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Carrone at bcarrone@harmonytx.org.

Attached are the forms: EnglishSpanish

Dear HSI Families,

school resumes January 9, 2018. Welcome back and Happy New Year! Hope you all had the time to catch up with family and friends.

Image result for school report card    Dear Parents/ guardians,  you can view our 2017 School Report Card here. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Our student re-enrollment period began December 1st 2017 and will end, January 12th, 2017. You will need to complete our re-enrollment form that has been sent home with your son/daughter, you must turn it in during this time frame in order for your student to attend HSA next school year. Without this, your student will have to re-apply for a spot to attend HSA all over again. This year, you will also be required to turn in a current proof of residency with your re-enrollment form. No PO Boxes will be accepted! Some have turned in the re-enrollment form, but not a proof of residency. All proof must be dated with a date no more than 6o days old prior to December 1, 2017.

Examples of acceptable proof of residencies:
· A recently paid rent receipt.
· A current lease or mortgage agreement.
· The most recent tax receipt indicating home ownership.
· A current utility bill indicating the address and name of the residence occupiers.
· Mailing address of the residence occupiers listed on Skyward database.
· Cable bill or insurance billing statement with a date.
· Date on bill must be no more than 60 days old.

Examples of non-acceptable proof of residencies:
· P.O. Box cannot be listed as an address.
· A copy of the front of an envelope.
· Health & Human services eligibility letter.
· Past due or renewal notices for utilities or magazine offers.
· Doctor bill statements.
· No junk mail.
· Bank or Credit card statements.
· Car insurance card (unless a dated billing statement) or registration notice.

Please note that this is a general notification and if you have already completed re-enrollment you can disregard this message.

Thank You!

Build a career at Harmony Public Schools

We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.

Apply Now


Dream Job

Thursday, Dec. 21 is an early release for our students. Dismissal @ 11:50am.

Winter Break starts Friday, Dec. 22. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

We want to thank all of you for the tremendous support this school year!  wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season!

                              Happy Holidays!

 

Electrify Your Education!

STEM School Today ~ STEM Career Tomorrow!

Harmony Public Schools is Now Enrolling!

 

 

 

 

 

HSI Spelling Bee 2017 is on Thursday, Dec. 7.

When: 9:00 – 11:00am

Where: School’s gym

All parents are welcome to attend! For the Spelling Bee rules please click on the link here.

 

 

Harmony College Fund Graphic


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.

Make A Gift Now!

Make a Donation & Make Difference in the life of a Harmony Alumni!

We need your support of our first Harmony Giving Day! This #GivingTuesday please consider a donation to the Harmony College Fund, and help provide scholarships and support resources that will enable our graduates to complete their college education!

We appreciate your show of support financially, and by sharing our worthy cause with your family and friends! The more support we can garner for the Harmony College Fund, the more Harmony students we will support graduating from college! Click the link below to make a difference in the life of a Harmony graduate today!

https://alumni.harmonytx.org/givingday/nov28/?t=23483

It is with great excitement that we share that HSI Carrollton is back on regular schedule tomorrowTuesday November 28th
We appreciate the dedicated staff that acted quickly to get the campus back on schedule. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
 HSIC Administration

We regret to inform you that Harmony School of Innovation Carrollton will be closed Monday November 27th. Our campus had a water main break in the sprinkler system that has caused significant damage.

Contractors are on site now working to repair damages and prepare the school for students. We understand this is short notice, and assure you that our goal is to provide families with as much notice as possible to make arrangements for tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes your family, and assure you we are working to get our campus back on schedule. We will provide an update by Monday afternoon about whether school will be ready and open on Tuesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We hope you all enjoy your extra day of Thanksgiving Break!
– Harmony School of Innovation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Harmony Public Schools | Notice of Public Hearing

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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Gifted and Talented Graphic

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