Dear Parents,

We have updated September Cold Breakfast and Lunch list, you can reach them out below.

To download SEPTEMBER-COLD BREAKFAST click here.

To download SEPTEMBER-K-12 LUNCH click here.

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.

 

July 31, 2019

Harmony Family,

As we begin a new school year, our campus staff is already hard at work planning and preparing for an amazing year. First, we are pleased to announce that our name has been officially changed to Harmony School of Innovation Dallas. This is a great opportunity for us to usher in a new year of innovative ideas and new opportunities for our student community.

We will have some new teachers and campus leaders joining us this year and we are pleased to announce that we have a new Campus Principal, Mr. Huseyin Sari, who comes to us from the HSA Carrollton campus. Mr. Eric Abaci will remain with us to lead the teachers as our AP Dean of Academics and Ms. Tina Stephens will fill the AP Dean of Students role this year. Mr. Abaci has been at our campus for five years and Ms. Stephens came to us last spring from HSA Carrollton. Ms. Medine Tosun has also joined our Admin Team as our AP Head Counselor. She was most recently a Counselor at HSA Dallas and brings several years of experience to this campus with her.

We will announce some new plans soon for ways to build our school culture, and we want to involve all stakeholders. We will have sign-ups for parents and students who want to volunteer for the Campus Culture Council at Orientation and online at VOLY via our website. This council will be comprised of students, staff, parents, and community members who want to focus on identifying our school values and help us become a State School of Character. Stay tuned – it’s going to be very exciting for all!

Please attend our Orientation on Friday, August 9. We will be open from 9 am to 5 pm and this is an open house event so come whenever you can during this time. School uniform shirts, after school care, a new partnership with Kenpo Karate and schedules will be available. All families are invited to sign up for a home visit on this day as well. All new students and all 9th-grade students should come prepared to get your photo taken for your ID Badge. Our staff will also be available so you can meet your teachers. Our Admin Team and Campus Leadership Team will also be on hand to answer questions and, most importantly, get to know our Harmony Family.

School starts on August 15th and classes begin at 7:45 am and the final bell rings at 3 pm. After school clubs will begin after the first two weeks of school. Students, parents, and staff can submit ideas and requests for all after school clubs during Orientation. Please give us your feedback so we can build quality after school program for all of our students.

All families should be sure to update all information including contact information, medications, immunizations, and any other items relevant to your student prior to the first day of school. We will have all of this available at Orientation August 9th or after that by visiting our school office. All medications must be renewed and the medication form must be up to date. Immunizations must also be up to date. Student health and safety is our priority. We need your help in order to care for your student each day.

Harmony will also launch a new after school program that will be available for a fee and open from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm each school day. For more information, visit the Harmony Education Foundation website at harmonyed.org and click on the word “Afterschool” at the top. There is great information there about the curriculum, staff, and cost for this new and very exciting opportunity for after school programs. They will be available to begin caring for our students on the first day of school, so, please sign up early.

Every student on campus will be assigned a Chromebook to use while on campus each day. Each student will pick up their assigned technology from their advisory class before school starts (from 7:30-7:45 am) and then return it to the advisory room at the end of each day to charge. All students and their parents must sign and return the Chromebook agreement available during Orientation in order to participate in this program. We use technology every day in almost every classroom so this is a big step for our students to have the technology with them all day as they learn to model professional internet standards and use technology as a tool in their education.

As always, please reach out any time you have a concern. Your Admin Team is listed below and ready to respond to any and all inquiries. You can also reach out to us via our website by clicking “Contact Us” and we will respond or be ready to meet any time you need to express a concern. We look forward to hearing from you and working towards solutions for our students.

Parent meetings will be held in September for each grade level to address curriculum, introduce our teaching and leadership staff, and most importantly, meet our Harmony Family to share information and ideas as we all move forward together. These meetings are essential so that we can keep you up-to-date, you can meet other HSI Dallas families, and we can all foster open dialogue to improve our school for each student.

HSI Dallas Administration Team

Huseyin Sari, Principal
Email: hsari@harmonytx.org

Erkan Abaci, AP Academics
E-mail: eabaci@harmonytx.org

Tina Stephens, AP Dean of Students
Email: tstephens@harmonytx.org

Medina Tosun, AP Head Counselor
Email: mtosun@harmonytx.org

Umit Ince, Engagement Coordinator
E-mail: uince@harmonytx.org

All Students should come by with their family on Friday, August 9, 2019 between the hours of 9am and 5 pm for our “drop-in style” Orientation. You can finish up paperwork, buy uniforms, pick-up schedules, meet your teachers and set-up lockers and more. We’ll have club and athletic information as well as registration for after school care. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Harmony Family,

Here are the school supply lists for middle school. All high school students will receive supply lists during the first week of school from their teachers on the syllabus for each class. Can’t wait to see you all at Orientation on August 9th!

6th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Supply List

8th Grade Supply List

“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

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.


ACCESS YOUR CHILDREN’S STAAR SCORES THIS SUMMER
On June 12th, parents can access their child’s STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. Your district will also receive paper copies of the STAAR Report Card (SRC) to distribute to parents over the summer. For information on how teachers can access these results, check out our website to learn more about the STAAR educator portal.

We’re asking each school district to take the following three steps to help parents access these resources:

Distribute the “Log In & Learn More” flyer to parents in your district. Please use the method your district typically uses to share information with parents (direct mail, email, send home with students, etc.). The flyer explains the steps parents must take to access their child’s STAAR results at TexasAssessment.gov. We’d like your district to share the flyer as soon as possible but no later than June 12th.
Securely distribute Unique Access Codes to parents. Parents need a Unique Access Code to log in to TexasAssessment.gov. These are unique IDs and should not be sent home in backpacks. Please use a secure method for distributing them. We’d like your district to share the Unique Access Codes with parents as soon as possible but no later than June 12th.
Distribute the STAAR Report Card. When your district receives the paper copies of the STAAR Report Card in June, quickly distribute them to parents. You may distribute the reports via mail, parent email, portal, or any method you typically use to communicate with parents over the summer.
To assist your school in this effort, we’ve attached an FAQ document providing additional context about this effort.

Your partnership in this work is critical to our goal of strengthening parent engagement and parent-teacher partnerships. In addition to performance and growth results, TexasAssessment.gov provides a collection of resources for parents, including the actual questions from the test, more information about the STAAR, a Find a Book Tool to help students build a summer reading list, and additional math and reading tips.

We believe all parents should take advantage of these resources, and we appreciate your help in providing them with the information to do so. Thank you for your continued support of Texas parents and students.

Middle School Assembly will begin at 8:00 am
High School Assembly will begin at 9:30 am

Please join us as we celebrate achievement and honors for all of our students! Enter through the front of the building and come to the gym to celebrate with us.

Calling all HSB Parents:

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019-20 PTO Board. The nominations will be due by Friday, May 17th. Please use the link below to complete the nomination form and drop it off to the school or email it to Ms Stephens at TStephens@harmonytx.org. Our elections will be held on Friday, May 21st at 4:30 pm in the school library. We hope to see all of our Parents and Teachers there to help make the coming school year the best one yet. PTO Board Nomination Form 2019

Dear parents and students

Registration for summer courses at Collin College is now open and will continue to be until
April 29th. Read more Read more

Here is the presentation from the PTO meeting on 9/27 about Title I and parents rights/involvement.

2018-19 HSB Title I, Parent Involvement, CIP PPT for parents

Parents, please take the time to review HSB Dallas Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Hello Harmony family! Check out the School – Parent compact for Harmony Public Schools by visiting this link.

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1-HPS-School-Parent-Compact-Spanish

 

 

NHS is hosting our International Food Festival on Friday, April 5th from 3:30 – 5 pm. Countries and Themes will be chosen and organized by first period classes. Students are encouraged and allowed to wear school approproate cultural attire on the Friday during the school day.

NHS is also hosting a week of Positivity. Earn a wristband for Blue Shirt Tuesday by participating during advisory and after school in the Compliment Cloud project next to Mr Barton’s Computer Lab downstairs. Students who earn this wristband may wear a solid blue shirt with their uniform pants. Mondays Challenge: Write a compliment for the cloud on the special papers provided by NHS.Please do not write directly on the board. Tuesday’s Challenge: Compliment as many people as possible – face to face. Wednesday’s Challenge: Make 3 people smile. Thursday’s Challenge: Name Three Things you LOVE about yourself.

Please come out and support our students as they perform in HSB’s Talent Show!

Harmony School Of Business Presents it’s 1st Annual Business Fest. Join us for Speakers, Food, Vendors, and Fun. Come Learn from the SBA,Target Eveloution and CEO SPACE. Find out how to build a business and take it to the next level.

DEAR PARENTS:
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
    Harmony School of Business Dallas
    2019-20 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting
   Date: April 2nd, 2019
   Time: 5:00pm


HSB Dallas
Goal/Purpose: Review 2018-19 CIP and develop 2019-20 CIP

Agenda
I. Purpose of CIP
II. Review Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
III. Review of Data
IV. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
V. Review previous year’s CIP
VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for the new CIP
VII. Comments, Q&A

Thank you

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.

To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.

When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

You asked! We changed!

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.

During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)

Click on this link to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Issue Five of the Big Dawg Bugle will be on sale this Thursday, March 7th. For only 50 cents, you get your own copy of the newspaper, a $10 Taco Cabana raffle ticket, entry into our scavenger hunt, and a t-shirt/jeans pass! Don’t miss out!

Harmony’s Got Talent Auditions March 7, 2019 in Senior Lounge Open to all! We have prizes for everyone, from free dress passes to ice cream parties! *Make sure to bring any props, instruments, and music you might need for your performance. Acts 2-5 min. long. Free Jeans & Shirt Pass just for auditioning! If you […]