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.

Harmony Public Schools implemented home visits over a decade ago now called HPS PATH program (Parent and Teacher Home visits). We are proud to announce that all six districts and 58 campuses are active participants in the HPS PATH Program.

Home visits are intended to develop a positive and impactful relationship with families. This is an opportunity to get to know you and your child in the comfort of your own home. Time is taken to share your Hopes & Dreams for your student, academic expectations, and share school resources. Home visits are not parent/teacher conferences.  They are meant to “get to know each other” and to build a viable relationship for the academic benefit of your student.

Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools.  It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.

We are excited about the HPS PATH Program and look forward to meeting with you and your student! To request a home visit, please click here:

       GATE FAMILY WELCOME NIGHT
         September 27th 
        At HSA Cafeteria
       4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Attention GT Parents, we will hold a GT Parent Welcome night at HSA Cafeteria. We will hold a presentation about the GT program at HSA and HPS GT identification Process. 
All HSA GT Parents & Students are INVITED!!

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Dear HSA Parents/Scholars,
 
You are cordially invited to HSA Laredo’s 2019-2020 TitleI & Parental Engagement Meeting on Thursday September 5 from 5:30-6:30pm in the HSA Laredo Cafeteria.”
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In 1500 Spain conquered Mexico naming it New Spain. Life under the Spanish empire was harsh and many of Mexico’s natives (Mayans and Aztecs) were forced into slavery. Years later, on September 16, 1810 and under the guidance of priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla the Mexican people began their revolt against the Spaniard empire. Finally in 1821 Mexico defeated Spain. Nowadays Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every September 16 to remember the beginning of the Mexican struggle towards freedom.

In previous years our school has been characterized by its effort to continue supporting our Hispanic heritage. This year we want to recognize Mexican Independence Day for the importance it has for our heritage, reason why we ask for the continuous support of parents and students.

The Mexican Independence Day celebration will take place on Monday, September 16th 2019 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.  in HSA’s Main Cafeteria.   $1.00 entrance fee!! There will be food, candy, and lots of fun!! Please purchase your tickets with any of the Spanish department teachers.

COME JOIN US !!

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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.

 

GT Parent Night has been canceled. The date will be re-assumed and posted shortly.

Attention EL Parents!

If you received TELPAS scores in the mail, this information applies to your child.  EL Summer Challenge (due Sept. 27th) is an optional project that your child can submit for PBA points. Please see details and updates on the attachment below.  Translated version will be uploaded soon.

Thank you for your support!

¡Atención, padres EL!

Si recibió los puntajes de TELPAS por correo o su hijo(a) está recién inscrito en TX, esta información se aplica a su hijo(a). EL Summer Challenge (hasta el 27 de septiembre) es un proyecto opcional que su hijo puede enviar para obtener puntos PBA. Consulte los detalles y actualizaciones en el archivo adjunto a continuación. La versión traducida al español se cargará pronto.

Updated EL Summer Challenge

                   GATE FAMILY WELCOME NIGHT
           At HSA Cafeteria
           4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Attention GT Parents, upcoming Friday, August 30th, we will hold a GT Parent Welcome night at HSA Cafeteria. We will hold a short presentation about the GT program at HSA and GT identification Process. 
We will be very happy to see all the GT parents there!!!
Come meet your child’s teachers and the rest of the HSA family at our Meet the Teacher Night! 
 
When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Where: Harmony Science Academy-Laredo
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there!

Parent Volunteer Guidelines for Club/Team Coaches

Attention Parents and Students,

Orientation will take place Friday, August 2, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

ELL Summer Challenge

Supply List.

Attention Parents,

Please fill out the following form if your are interested in sponsoring a club or athletic team this upcoming year.

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

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

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

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

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

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

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

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

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

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

1 Llame al 211

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

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

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

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

Dear parents and students,

Below you will find the Summer Reading Assignments Packets per grade level.

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

Dear Parents,

Below are flyers that will help you get access to your child’s STAAR results.

Log In and Learn More English Flyer

Log In and Learn More Spanish Flyer