Archive for month: February, 2018
Dear HSI Parents & Guardians;
There will be no school on Monday, March 5th due to staff development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:55 a.m.
HSI will be hosting its annual L.O.T.E. Language Night on Thursday, March 1st starting at 3:45 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Please join us for poetry, singing and dancing performances and refreshments. We hope to see you all here!
Dear HSI Parents & Guardians;
Harmony Public Schools Present: The Parent Academy on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harmony Science Academy High. The Parent Academy workshops will include:
- Cyber bullying and Social Media
- Harmony Software Training
- Positive Parenting Techniques
- Jobs & Employment Opportunities
All students will be taking a practice STAAR on February 22nd-February 27th.
- 2/22: 8th Grade Social Studies
- 2/23: 7th Grade Writing/8th Grade Science
- 2/26: All Grade Levels Math
- 2/27: All Grade Levels Reading
It is important that students get a good night sleep, eat breakfast and are on school on time for test days. We want each student to be well-rested and ready to be their very best.
Please join our sister school Harmony Science Academy Houston High as they host their annual STEM & Multicultural Festival/Arts Exhibit on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. This open house event is an opportunity for High School students to showcase projects they have researched and created through our #STEMSOS project-and inquiry-based learning (B&IBL) model. Their desire is to stimulate interest in all of our key stakeholders in the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Their campus will also be transformed into an exhibit hall visual art, cultural exhibits, artifacts, foods, and activities. Students groups will give a number of performances influenced authentically by world cultures.
They are located at 9431 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099
The lottery for new students for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on February 20th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the HPS Central Office Multi-Purpose Room located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099. For any questions please contact our campus at (713)541-3030.
Our gently used out of adoption Spanish and Turkish textbooks will be available for sale in the library during the Scholastic Book Fair (2/5-2/9). The start up price is $1. All funds will proceed to the purchase of new books for our school library. These are great resources for students and parents to have available at home.
Our Parent-Teacher Conference will be on Thursday, February 8th. Meetings with teachers will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please keep in mind these are a quick meeting with the teachers and are scheduled to last only 10 minutes. Please contact your student’s teachers regarding scheduling via e-mail.
There will be Early Dismissal on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Our Early Dismissal will start at 12:30 p.m.
Starting Friday, February 12th, our school will be adding 2 additional instructional minutes to our school day.
Our new school day schedule will be from 7:55 a.m. to 3:12 p.m. for the rest of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact our school.
Dear HSI Parents & Guardians;
Due to missed school because of ice days in mid-January, our district has decided that we will make up on Monday, February 19th.
We appreciate your understanding.
- Media & Public Relations
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
Please click here for the HPS Child Find Policy.
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.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
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.