Dear Parents:

HARMONY SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY – HOUSTON 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.

Information on these report cards includes:

Part (i): General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

(I) the minimum number of students that the State determines are necessary to be included in each of the subgroups of students for use in the accountability system;

(II) the long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and for each of the subgroups of students;

(III) the indicators used to meaningfully differentiate all public schools in the State;

(IV) the State’s system for meaningfully differentiating all public schools in the State, including—

(aa) the specific weight of the indicators in such differentiation;

(bb) the methodology by which the State differentiates all such schools;

(cc) the methodology by which the State differentiates a school as consistently underperforming for any subgroup of students; and

(dd) the methodology by which the State identifies a school for comprehensive support and improvement;

(V) the number and names of all public schools in the State identified by the State for comprehensive support and improvement or implementing targeted support and improvement plans;

(VI) the exit criteria established by the State, including the length of years established.

 

Part (ii): Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

This section provides information on student achievement on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) performance for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science by grade level and proficiency level for the 2017–18 school year. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.

Part (iii)(I): Academic Growth

This section provides information on students’ academic growth for mathematics and ELA/reading for public elementary schools and secondary schools which don’t have a graduation rate. These results include all students tested, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset.

Part (iii)(II): Graduation Rate

This section provides information on high school graduation rates.

Part (iv): English Language Proficiency

This section provides information on the number and percentage of English learners achieving English language proficiency.

Part (v): School Quality or Student Success (SQSS)

This section provides information on the other indicator of school quality or student success, which is college, career and military readiness (CCMR) for high schools and average performance rate of the three STAAR performance levels of all students, regardless of whether they were in the accountability subset, for elementary and secondary schools without a graduation rate.

 

Part (vi):  Goal Meeting Status

This section provides information on the progress of all students and each student group toward meeting the long-term goals or interim objectives on STAAR academic performance, federal graduation rate, and English learners’ language proficiency.

Part (vii): STAAR Participation

This section provides the percentage of students assessed and not assessed for mathematics, ELA/reading, and science.

Part (viii): Civil Rights Data

Part (viii)(I) The section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on measures of school quality, climate, and safety.

Part (viii)(II) This section provides information submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights on the number and percentage of students enrolled in preschool programs and accelerated coursework to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school.

Part (ix): Teacher Quality Data

This section provides information on the professional qualifications of teachers, including information disaggregated by high- and low-poverty schools on the number and percentage of (I) inexperienced teacher, principals, and other school leaders; (II) teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials; and (III) teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which the teacher is certified or licensed.

Part (x): Per-pupil Expenditure

This section provides information on the per-pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds, including actual personnel expenditures and actual non-personnel expenditures, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school district and campus for the preceding fiscal year.

Texas will delay reporting information on per-pupil expenditures until the 2018–19 school year.

Part (xi): STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

This section provides information on the number and percentage of students with the most-significant cognitive disabilities who take STAAR Alternate 2, by grade and subject.

Part (xii): Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This section provides results on the state academic assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8 of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, compared to the national average of such results.

Part (xiii): Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

This section provides information on the cohort rate at which students who graduate from the high school enroll, for the first academic year that begins after the student’s graduation, in (I) programs of public postsecondary education in Texas; and (II) programs of private postsecondary education in Texas or programs of postsecondary education outside Texas.

Data not available for the 2017-18 school year.

If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office.  If you have questions about the information, please contact akaranci@harmonytx.org

Sincerely,

Adnan Karanci

Our middle school students brought the 3rd place and high school students brought 2nd place home from statewide Math Olympiad Competition.

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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.

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Dear High School Parents and Students;

Estimados Padres y Estudiantes de Secundaria;

Early in the Spring Semester students complete the registration/request process for the following year. After carefully reviewing available courses, students, parents, and teachers choose an appropriate and realistic course plan.

Durante el semestre de la primavera los estudiantes completarán su registro para el próximo año. Después de  analizar los cursos cautelosamente, los estudiantes, los padres y maestros escogerán un plan realista y apropiado que cumpla con las necesidades del alumno.

Course selections will be available between January 14th – February 15th (Except the breaks). Please, establish an appointment on school website with your counselor to make course selection throughout the Naviance.  The initial schedules will be passed out by March 25th. The students who are concerned about any course update requests must fill out the schedule change request form between March 25th to 29th, 2019 and return to their counselors. All schedules will be approved and completed by April 30th. 

Las selecciones de cursos estarán disponibles entre el 14 de enero al 15 de febrero (excepto en los días de descanso). Por favor, solicite una cita con el consejero para hacer la selección de cursos a través de “Naviance”   Los horarios iniciales serán entregados  el 25 de marzo del 2019. Los estudiantes que estén preocupados y deseen hacer un cambio en su horario deben llenar una forma de cambio de horario entre el 25 de marzo al 29 de marzo del 2019 y deberá ser entregado a los consejeros. Los horarios serán aprobados y completados para el 30 de abril del2019.

The schedules will only be adjusted to change courses that require tryouts/auditions and for completion of summer school courses with Dean of Academics prior approval.   It is not guaranteed that your child will receive all classes that are requested on this course selection sheet. The master schedule is planned on the basis of students’ requests and we will do our best to honor your child’s request if it is possible.

Los horarios solos serán modificados para las clases que requieran audiciones,  ensayos, o cursos en verano, con la aprobación previa del Decano Académico.  No hay una garantía de que el estudiante reciba todos los cursos  que solicitó en la forma de selección de cursos.  El horario general está planeado o creado basado en las preferencias de los alumnos y haremos todo lo posible en honrar las solicitudes de sus hijos. 

Here is the link to schedule an appointment: 

Aquí está el enlace para programar una cita:

https://harmonyschoolofdiscovery.setmore.com/bookappointment

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse conmigo

Thanks 

Gracias

Ali Sarioglu, M.Eng, M.Ed

| Assistant Principal

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.

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.

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.

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

Do the FAFSA | The earlier the better

Hello senior parents and students!

As we mentioned on our Senior Night, we have a FAFSA workshop coming up! FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid which is a MUST for your student to get financial aid for both community and 4-year colleges. We will also have support for students filling out TASFA. We will have access to computers and experts, college counselors will be helping you and your family to complete this form during the event. Please fill out this form at school website as an RSVP.

The session is in the high school computer lab on Tuesday, October 9th at 6 pm. Food and soft drink will be provided!

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the student will need:

Social Security Number
Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
Parent 2017 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
An FSA ID for parent and student to sign electronically.

Dear HSD Students and Parents,

Measures of Academic Progress test (MAP) will be progressed next weeks in September.

Each student takes the MAP tests on a computer during regular class periods. Each test may take more than one hour since the tests are based on the students’ knowledge and ability.6th -10th grade students will be testing Math, Reading, Language, and Science (except 9th and 10th grades).

We would like to encourage you to motivate your child regarding this important test.

Please have your child to watch videos below which gives direction on how to take MAP test.

Here is the video for 3rd grade and up.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr.Ali or Ms.Le.

Dear HSD High School parents and students;

We will have high school grade level parent information nights where we will talk about important information regarding students` high school journeys! You may find the sessions below. All sessions will be in the high school cafeteria all. The pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Grade 12 Tuesday, Sep 25th 2018 at 6pm (We will talk about graduation requirements, senior timeline, college applications, financial aid, graduation ceremony among other topics during senior night.)

Grade 11 and 10 Thursday, October 11th 2018 at 6pm (We will be going over the Dual credit opportunity at HSD, College Readiness standards and Junior and Sophomore years checklist.)

Grade 9 Thursday, October 4th 2018 at 6pm (College plans, course selection process and endorsements, AP and Dual credits, PSAT/TSI Testing, Summer opportunities)

Grade 8 Tuesday, Oct 2nd 2018 at 6pm (High School planning with graduation plans and endorsements, PSAT and TSI, Advance academics opportunities, high school sport, and extra curriculum activities and more.) RSVP is required for each information night above.

Here is the link for RSVP.

We highly encourage parents and students to attend. We hope to see you all here!

If you need any more information please feel free to contact Mr.Ali asarioglu@harmonytx.org

Parent Meeting

Tuesday,

October 2nd , 2018

At 5 pm

Harmony School

of Discovery

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 current year Comments, Q&A

 

Dear Dual credit students and their parents;

Official Day for LSC-University Park is Monday, September 10th. The deadline to send in DC forms to us to enroll students or make schedule changes (adds/drops) is this Thursday, September 6th at 7 pm.

Please remember, the students who have not paid by this Friday, September 7th at 3 pm will be dropped from their Fall 2018 classes and will not appear on the Official Day roster for LSC

Upcoming Important Dates:

Official Day-September 10th

Last Day to Drop and Receive a “W” for full-length Fall Classes-November 12th

Registration Begins for the Spring 2018 Semester-November 14th

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please reach out to me if there are any questions or concerns.

Mr.Ali Sarioglu
Assistant Principal
asarioglu@harmonytx.org

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Only 3 days left!

Dear Parents 6th thru 12 Students,

My Harmony Portal   is our new a secure pipeline that automates the login process of administrators, teachers, and students to access Applications across Harmony Public Schools. This enables continuously updated roster information, provisioning accounts and access to applications permitting the users to get access without having to handle different usernames and passwords. This school year, Students and teachers after login to My Harmony Portal, they will see the Clever Icon and other applications. These icons have access to Educational Software. This is the link to My Harmony Portal:my.hartmonytx.org

You can also visit http://www.theitspot.org/myharmonyportal to get more information

Please make sure claim your child’s My Harmony Portal account by visiting my.harmonytx.org, if they have not done so.

Students are expected to claim their accounts in order to use their harmony email account. 

Please visit my.harmonytx.org (not myharmonytx.org)

Use Your last four number of SSN

First Name: «firstname»

Last Name: «lastname»

Your DOB : (remember to put in correct mask MM/DD/YYYY)

If the system is not working in chrome browser, please try Internet explorer/Edge.

If the system does not work, please contact to school IT to reset the password

You can also visit http://www.theitspot.org/myharmonyportal  for K-3 students.

You will find more detailed information and documents.

My Harmony Portal

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