Food Drive

Food Drive

Join us for our Holiday Food Drive November 6th through November 18th.  Scholars may bring their items to their homeroom teacher.  Virtual learners can participate by dropping off their items at the front office labeled with their homeroom teacher’s name so that their items may be counted towards their class count.
The homeroom with the most donations will receive a pizza party which will be held December 3rd at 4 p.m.  Students will be socially distanced in our 3rd floor cafeteria.
Here is a list of items we are looking for:
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Meat (Tuna and Chicken)
Canned Yams
Canned Beans
Rice
Canned Vegetables
Canned Soups
Stuffing Mix
Broth (Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable)
Canned or Jarred Gravy
Pasta and Pasta Sauce
Macaroni and Cheese
Sugar and Flour
Apple Sauce
Cranberry Sauce
Muffin/Cake/Brownie
100% Fruit Juice
Scholastic Book Fairs Online Book Fair Connect Your Kids To The Books They Love

Scholastic Book Fairs Online Book Fair Connect Your Kids To The Books They Love

Dear HSI families & staff,

The online book fair will take place October 26th through November 8th. All purchases benefit our school.

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
· Over 6,000 items – new releases, best sellers, & value packs
· All orders ship direct to home
· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage October 26th – November 8th and click “Shop Now” to get started:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/harmonyschinnovsanantonio1

Check out what books are at the book fair with the virtual magazine (link below)
https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/…/F20-K8-booklist

New book videos (link below)
https://bcove.video/2ST9vTO

Happy reading,
HSI-SA

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Dear HSI Families and Staff,

We will be hosting a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on October 30th from 4:30-5:30.  Please join us for an afternoon filled with candy and fun — it will be a safe and socially distanced event for you, friends, and family to enjoy!  A few of our community partners/businesses will be joining us too:

Bexar County ESD #10 Fire Department
Converse Walmart Neighborhood Market
TruFit Walzem
Kids N More Dentist
Converse Police Department

Families are welcome to decorate their car for this event and make it a Halloween parade.  We also need your help in judging staff vehicles.  As you drive through collecting your candy, we invite you to pick the three best decorated staff cars.  The three staff with the most votes will win a prize basket.

See attached flyer below for where to enter:

Trunk Or Treat Flyer

Harmony Public Schools San Antonio Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

Harmony Public Schools San Antonio Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

Join us in being a Drug Free Campus! We invite you to participate with us in our spirit dress days October 26-30. Please share your pictures with us in the comments of each day’s Facebook post.

Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Celebrate #RedRibbonWeek with us October 26-30. #BeHappyBeBraveBeDrugFree

MONDAY (Oct 26) – “Wake Up Drug Free” Wear pajamas (please still follow normal dress code rules in handbook — no onesies, slippers, spaghetti straps)

TUESDAY (Oct 27) – “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear sports jersey and jeans

WEDNESDAY (Oct 28)- “Too Bright For Drugs” Wear bright/neon clothes and sunglasses

THURSDAY (Oct 29)- “Don’t Get Mixed Up On Drugs” Wear your clothes inside out or backwards

FRIDAY (Oct 30)- Dress up as your favorite Book Character. Students must bring a book or cover page that goes along with the book character costume (no masks, weapons, no scary costume, no accessories, no wands). Students can wear light makeup and capes that go on their backs.

Picture Day

Picture Day

Picture day for individual pictures will be held on Wednesday, November 5th – Students will wear their uniform.  Please stay tuned for more information in regards to how this day will be run.

Dear HSI Students, Families and Staff,

Please join us for our flu shot clinic that will be held on Friday, October 23rd, from 2:00-6:00 at the CVS on Walzem and Montgomery (ages 7 and up).

Ms. Dykes and Ms. Flores will be on site at CVS from 3:45-4:45 to greet all of our HSI families that come and pass out candy to participants during that hour timeframe.

Please make sure to bring your insurance card. Anyone without insurance can still participate but the fee will be around $25 – $30. Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Middle School Substance Abuse Presentation Titled "Truth About Drugs" Hosted By: Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition

Middle School Substance Abuse Presentation Titled "Truth About Drugs" Hosted By: Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition

Dear Middle School Families,

Middle school students (6th-8th) will be joining a presentation hosted by Dr. Doshie Piper and the Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition on Tuesday, October 20th, during the day. The presentation is titled “Truth About Drugs” and will cover substance abuse among youth. If you do NOT want your student to take part in this presentation then please fill out the “Opt Out” form link below. If you do want them to participate then no further action is required. Thank you

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRxbdanD18_d0rAPkl3GvH3nSAvR-p0zCeo19GAX4xbL7usw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Wear It Pink Day

Wear It Pink Day

Friday, October 16th, is Wear It Pink Day.  Students and staff may come dressed in pink from “Head To Toe” To Support Breast Cancer (jeans are okay).

Student And Teacher Holiday Harmony School of Innovation San Antonio

Student And Teacher Holiday Harmony School of Innovation San Antonio

Monday, October 12th, is a student and staff holiday in observance of Columbus Day.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13th.

National Bully Prevention Month

National Bully Prevention Month

October is National Bully Prevention Month.  Help us bring about awareness by wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans on Wednesday, October 7th.  Please share your pictures with us in the comments of that day’s Facebook post.

Parent Academy Substance Abuse Among Youth

Parent Academy Substance Abuse Among Youth

Dear HSI Families:

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 6th.  Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition will host a virtual parent presentation titled “Truth About Drugs” at 6:30pm which will cover Substance Abuse Among Youth. To register for this event please click on the following link —

https://uiw.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcOyoqzkpE9CIlaCcd5YShpxKDIdIpghE

The parent academy will be held two weeks before the virtual middle school student presentation that will take place during the school day on October 20th.

If you have a middle school student and DO NOT wish for them to take part in the presentation then please fill out the “opt out” form with the link below:

If you DO wish for them to attend then no other action is needed – please do not fill out the “opt out” form. Thank you for your support.

(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.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

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.