Today NBC 5 and SMU were at Harmony School of Nature to recognize English teacher Ms. Laura Hunter as the NBC5 and SMU Excellent Educator for January! They presented her with a check for $1000 for her classroom! Ms. Hunter is a dedicated teacher who has earned the respect and loyalty of not only her students but from her fellow teachers. NBC correspondent Katy Blakey noted that several teachers and students nominated her for this award. It was student Christopher Rudolph’s nomination that really summed the sentiments up when he shared that “She ‘Ms. Hunter’ is caring for her students past and present and has done more for our school than I could put into 500 words.” Principal Fidan stated that he “is very proud to have such an outstanding staff of educators who always put students first!”

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.

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, Harmony Families with students attending both of these campuses will be able to drop-off and pick-up all of their students from one location!

¡Empesando en el año escolar del 2019- 20, padres de familia con estudiantes en alguna de estas escuelas podran dejar y recojer a todos sus estudiantes en un mismo lugar!

 

Please see the parent letter from Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Salih Aykac.

English Version

Spanish Version

Dear Parents and Guardian,

The Bell schedule has been updated to cover the missing minutes. Please see the newly updated bell schedule in the link below. We are simply requesting you to bring your child 5 minutes early in the morning and pick up 5 minutes later than regular bell schedule we had in the first semester. Just a reminder that students who don’t have any tardy for the quarter will receive an award on the other hand, who gets tardy/tardies will have certain consequences. Please help them awarded. Thank you for your help.

Updated bell schedule, Printable version: Click

 

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.

Dear Harmony Family,
Harmony school of Nature invites you to attend in school-wide PARENT ACADEMY/PTO meeting and potluck. We will have a presentation on “CREATING COLLEGE-GOING CULTURE AT HOME & SCHOOL”. We as PTO thought it would be a good time to come together and share a meal with parents and staff. We need your involvement and ideas as PTO to the grove and serve better for our kids in the school.

The PTO will serve meat (Beef Gyro), bread and salad. You may sign up to bring some other dishes, desserts, drinks etc.

Student`s will be given a free dress pass if their parent(s) attend to the Parent Academy/PTO Meeting!

Fill out the form

Dear parent,

 

please find in the attachment that Title I meeting has been held and the presentation has been attached here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OID7SnKAG6dbXoX8rqvAfoyIwjt49-M-/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

 

Get ready for your back-to-school shopping with our new Harmony school supply list!

Click HERE to view/print out our list.

 

ESL/Bilingual Teacher (Dallas, TX)

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Meet Texas “highly qualified” standards.
  • Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and subject area of assignment (required for ESL/Bilingual, SPED and preferred for other subjects).

Job Duties:

  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the
    students.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual differences.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to the students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
  • Assess the accomplishments of the students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Refer students for evaluation by district specialists as required.

For more information: Apply Now!!

PTO Meeting will be on April 19th at 6:00 PM.

Following the meeting at 6:30 PM will be a play performance by our very own students.

One Act Play -Tracks by Peter Tarsi 6:30 pm

$5 for adults, $3 for students (These donations will go toward the One Act students getting T-Shirts to commemorate this play season.)

You can buy the tickets from Ms. Hunter, Mr. Goodson, and the Front Office.

The meeting and the performance will be held in Rotunda. All staff and parents are very welcome to join us!

 

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Location: Rotunda

When: 8AM-5PM

For: Earnings go towards Gifted & Talented field trips

Cost: $10 each

Students participating: 4th, 5th, 8th grade

 

A big congrats to Victoria F., Liberty K. Eliyah E. for being nominees for the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public.

The Broadcom MASTERS is a national competition. Only 10% of middle school projects nationwide are invited to apply online for the national competition.

A big thank you to Mr. Ilhan, Mr. & Mrs. Kelly, Ms.Carla and Ms. Fasakin for being present and supporting our team as well as Mr. Altiyev, Mr. Aslan and middle school science teachers for supporting our students.

 

 

 

Students are collecting items for homeless teens and women to make blessing bags to be donated to the women and teen shelters in Dallas.

Items requested: make-up, toiletries, tampons, clothes, ALL hygiene products.

Please help us gather what we can to help the women and teens in need!

All items can be dropped off to Ms. Harris, Room 309.

For any questions, please email Ms. Harris at cameal.harris@harmonytx.org.