HSA Katy will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive which will run November 16th to 20th. Each grade level is requested to bring certain items (please see flyer below). The grade level that donates the most items will receive free dress for every Friday during the month of December. Let’s help those in need during this holiday season!

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Applications for the 2021-2022 school year opened on Nov. 1st, so if you have any siblings you’d like to apply for, please do so and make sure to check off the choice asking if the applicant has a “sibling currently attending” so they can receive sibling priority. Failure to check this option will result in the new applicant not receiving priority status.

Also, please note that this is only for new incoming students. If your child already attends Harmony, you DO NOT have to fill out an application. Returning students will complete a Re-Enrollment Form which will be sent by the registrar in January 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Delgado at edelgado@harmonytx.org

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Beginning November 2nd, Harmony Public Schools will offer free meals for all children ages 18 and  under. Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students  attending classes at the school. For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pick up at  Harmony Science Academy Katy (22400 Grand Corner Dr Katy, TX 77494) on MONDAYS ONLY from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM. Meal distribution is open to our  students, their siblings, and the community. 

 

Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following  to verify guardianship: 

Individual student report cards 

Attendance record from parent portal of a school website 

Birth certificate 

Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled 

Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Dikova at rdikov@harmonytx.org, or call the school at 832-437-3926.

Students will be able to wear their pajamas on Thursday, November 5th, free of charge. Please make sure all pajamas are school appropriate. This will be a fun way to keep kids warm and excited for a three day weekend!

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You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Houston West

District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2020

Time: 5:00PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual online Meeting

Please: RSVP

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family

Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

  1. Title I Program Presentation
  2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year

  1. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  2. Comments, Q&A

2020 FALL- WEST District PFE Meeting Parent Invitation- (1)

 

Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston West.
Cuándo: Lunes 2 de Noviembre del 2020
Hora: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.
Meta/Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política escrita de participación de los padres y la familia (PFE) y el Acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres
Temas en la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado y el acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política de PFE y acuerdo para este año.
IV. El currículo de la escuela y desempeño académico
V. Comentarios, Preguntas y Respuestas

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Please be advised that starting this week, curbside meal pick up will now be once a week, every Monday from 9:00-10:00 am.

Click here to see the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar.

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Zoom Meeting Link

 

Click here to see the school supply list for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

How are you celebrating National School Lunch Week?

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Please be advised that students will be allowed to wear their Halloween costume on Friday, October 30 for $2.00 cash. All costumes must be school appropriate. No props or masks will be allowed. The only masks allowed will be face masks which follow the CDC guidelines. All proceeds will go to the beautification fund.

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 the form below by October 12, 2020

Click here ——>  Title I Parent and Family Engagement Survey

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Please be advised that there is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 9th due to staff professional development. We hope you have a great three day weekend.

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(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

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Join the ESL Department for an informational evening about our ESL program.

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Have you registered for your schoology parent access yet? If not, follow the below steps and request your access code from your student’s teacher.

Click here to read our Annual AHERA Notification to Parents, Teachers and Staff.

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All online instruction will continue today, Wednesday, September 23rd. However, our campus will remain closed to students and visitors.

Join us for a virtual event where you will learn about your rights as a parent. The meeting will be September 30th at 6:00 pm. If you would like to join, please click here.

Please be advised that our campus will be closed today due to weather. Please have your students continue to do their virtual learning from home.