Join us for our STEM Fest on Saturday, December 9th, from 10am-12pm for student projects, demonstrations and food/drinks. We will also have a science fair that will be open for public viewing from 11am-12pm. Admission to these events is free – tickets will be sold for food/drinks.
You are invited to come watch our students participate in a school play titled The Stinky Cheese Man Christmas Twist on Tuesday, December 5th, at 4:00 in the 4th floor intervention room. We hope to see you there.
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.
The Social Studies 2nd annual history fair will be November 29th from 5-6pm in the 3rd floor cafeteria. Please join us in viewing projects created by our 4th-8th grade students. Students will be judged on accuracy and creativity. Winners will be announced during our morning announcements November 30th.
Dear Harmony Families: We wish you a happy Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. For those of you traveling back home after the holiday – please be safe and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, November 27th.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
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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Keep up to date on what day, time and location the girls basketball games are by visiting the “Coming Up” section of our website. For questions please contact Coach Lopez.
Keep up to date on what day, time and location the boys basketball games are by visiting the “Coming Up” section of our website. For questions please contact Coach Griffin.
Thanksgiving break will be November 20-24. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th.
Friday, November 17th, will be a student holiday. The following week will be Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th.
Please join us for our McTeacher fundraising night November 14th from 4:00-7:00 at McDonald’s (5700 Walzem Road). A portion of the nights sales will go back to the school. We will also be selling sugar cookies for $1 cash & we get 100% of those sales.
Please join us for breakfast in the 3rd floor cafeteria from 7:30-8:00am. Monday (Nov. 6th) is muffins with moms. Tuesday (Nov. 7th) is donuts with dads and Wednesday (Nov. 8th) is goodies with grandparents.
Sixth grade will have their egg drop competition on Friday, November 3rd, from 4:00-5:00 in the gym. RSVP to email@example.com – for more information please contact the school at 210-265-1715.
Please join us for the book fair November 6-10. It will be open Mon/Tues/Wed from 7:30am – 2:45pm, open from 8:00-2:45 Thurs/Fri and also open during Fall Fest. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER – then please click on the VOLY link on our website, register to be a volunteer (there’s a short training), go to our school to see the volunteer opportunities and then choose your day that you would like to volunteer. Thank you.
Let’s celebrate the book fair by dressing in our Wild West Best on November 3rd (Restrictions – please no lassos, weapons, holsters, spurs or bandanas).
Thank you for visiting our site. Please take a few moments to click around and see where things have been relocated. Our contact info is located both in the footer (scroll to the bottom) and in the “Contact Us” section. Feel free to give us feedback or let us know if something is not working. Thanks for your patience as we grow into our new look!
We are participating in the Universal City (UC) Veterans Parade on November 4th. Students & guardians/chaperones that signed up should wear a school spirit shirt or school colors. The point of contact for the parade will be: Ms. Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Ms. Gallegos (email@example.com) from the front office or Mr. Yavuz (firstname.lastname@example.org). The morning of the event we will meet at UC Wal-Mart (510 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX 78148) by 9:15am. From there, we will carpool to UC City Hall since there is limited parking at the start of the parade. For any questions please email your point of contacts. Thank you
Please help us support Daily Bread Ministries by bringing in your canned food items. All canned food should be taken to your students homeroom starting October 16th. The elementary & middle school homeroom with the most amount of items will receive a pizza party. All canned food items will be picked up November 13th by Daily Bread Ministries. Thank you for your support with this drive.
We will have Red Ribbon Week October 23rd-27th. Help us take a stand against drugs by participating in these fun dress up days (light make-up and capes are allowed).
Seventh grade will have their spaghetti bridge challenge in the gym on October 27th from 4-5. RSVP to email@example.com – for more information please contact the school at 210-265-1715.
We will have picture retakes on October 30th. Students will wear their uniform for these pictures.
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Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.