We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Dear Students & Parents/Guardians, 
National College Fairs are the perfect place to kick off your college search. Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college.
HSI-Sugar Land college and career counseling department are excited to announce that we will be offering a college tours and National College Fair for our 10th-11th Grade Students.  
Please see the links below for more detailed trip information.
NOTE: All participated students MUST register for a bus and event seperately. Please make sure to complete both registrations by Wednesday, March 27th at 4:00 pm.
Please contact Mr. Ciftci at aciftci@harmonytx.org for more information.
Have a wonderful day!!!
HSI-Sugar Land College & Career Counseling Team
Dear Students & Parents/Guardians, 

A key part of deciding which college to go to is finding a good fit. And a great way to get more information is to visit the colleges in person. Of course, visiting colleges may not be possible for everyone, but it’s a good idea to make the trips if you can. It can help you determine whether a college is a right place for you.

HSI-Sugar Land College & Career Counseling Department are excited to announce that we will be offering college tours for our students. Please see the links below for more detailed trip information by grade levels. They also include registration deadlines. All students MUST register for events in order for them to participate.
Please contact Mr. Ciftci at aciftci@harmonytx.org for more information.
Have a wonderful day!!!
HSI-Sugar Land College & Career Counseling Team
We're Hiring

Job Duties:

Prepare appropriate curriculum and annual plan to submit to the administration for approval. Teach secondary school students in the subject of Chemistry; apply the curriculum as prepared and approved; keep attendance records; assign lessons; administer tests to evaluate students’ progress; and maintain discipline in the classroom. Create lesson plans, correct homework, and evaluate teacher-made tests. Prepare tests to evaluate students’ progress, record the results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress. Contact parents to offer positive reinforcement regarding social and academic achievements the students make.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemistry Education, or Chemical Engineering and 1 year of experience as Chemistry Teacher at secondary school level. Teaching experience must be full-time as a teacher of record (not substitute) at general education setting (not special population).

How to Apply:

Mail resumes to:

Refer to Ad#GP

Attn: HR Dept
Harmony Public Schools
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099

Parents of the Class of 2019!

Welcome back from Spring Break, the school year’s almost done! This is Alper Ciftci, adviser of Senior Committee. I am sending this email regarding updates for you all on the forthcoming events of HSI-Sugar Land`s Class of 2019.
To start off, I would like to provide you all with updates regarding payments for Senior Dues. The final installment, as your students have been informed, is due Friday, March 22nd, 2019. Please remember that all students must turn their receipts in with the Senior Dues Payment Plan Slip, which is attached to this email in the files below. In addition to this, the final day to pay for Senior Week is next week Friday, March 29th, 2019. The last day to purchase a prom ticket is Thursday, April 18th, 2019. These dates are non-negotiable. If you or your student have concerns regarding payments, please don’t hesitate to contact me. All concerns must be voiced through email.
As we are quickly approaching the end of the Class of 2019’s high school journey, graduation is quickly approaching! We have received our shipment of caps and gowns, and we will distribute them to the students according to advisory classes on the days of April 15th-17th. Once received, it is entirely up to the student to keep track of their cap and gown. We will not be responsible for the loss of any caps and gowns after students have signed off on receiving them. In regards to any cords that your student may have earned (academic distinctions, club honors, etc.), all cords and bibs for clubs will be distributed by club advisors in mid-to-late May. In the spirit of graduation, we will notify you all about the passing out of tickets in the upcoming weeks. Due to rules from Jones Hall, we aren’t able to pass out tickets that we have created and printed ourselves — all tickets must be provided by Jones Hall. If you are aware of a family member that will need to have access to handicapped seating, please send me an email as soon as possible so that I can work with you to ensure that they will have access to said seating.
As for the remainder of miscellaneous updates, we would like to remind you all that the College Decision Pep Rally hosted by Harmony Public Schools will be on Thursday, April 18th. Senior jackets have been purchased, and we are expecting the shipment to arrive shortly. After they arrive, they will be passed out according to advisory classes, on a date that will be released to the students through the Remind app. The 2018-19 Yearbook is being finalized in the next few weeks, so students will be updated with the date they should expect to receive them.
As a final reminder, if you have any questions or concerns regarding anything at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at aciftci@harmonytx.org. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to working with the Class of 2019 for the rest of the school year!
Graduation Ceremony:
  • Venue: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
  • Date & Time: May 27th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
  • Venue Address: 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

Prom:

  • Venue: The Royal Sonesta Galleria Hotel
  • Date & Time: May 4th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Venue Address: 2222 West South Loop, Houston, TX 77027
  • ThemeA Night at the Met Gala

 

Senior Dues Payment Slip

Dear Parents/Guardians,
STAAR testing starts very soon. Please read the attached letter for more information regarding testing dates and policies. In addition to state assessments, other upcoming exams include the SAT on April 23 for Juniors and AP exams May 6-17.

2019 Testing Letter to The Parents

Our annual Campus Improvement Meeting is at 3:45 PM on Wednesday, March 27. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your feedback. Please see the attached invitation for the agenda and meeting details.

 

CIP Invitation 

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!

This award recognizes students who voluntarily perform acts of kindness that make their campus or community a better place.

The Student Heroes program recognizes Texas public school students in pre-kindergarten through high school who do outstanding works of service to benefit their fellow students, schools, and their communities. One student from each of the 15 State Board of Education (SBOE) districts is recognized for this award. You can find out more about the program at https://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Awards/Student_Heroes_Award/.

The nomination period starts Feb. 12, 2019 and ends on March 12, 2019 at 5 pm (CDT).

NOTICE: The original deadline has been extended until March 22, 2019 at 5 pm (CDT).

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!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Sophomore/Junior Students,

It is with great excitement that we invite your child to join us for our HIS-Sugar Land SAT Boot Camp`19 at Camp Olympia. We have an action-packed program lined up this year that is sure to energize your child with a strong interest in SAT learning and exploration. Our goal is to provide our students with the test-taking skills, strategies, and content-specific review to be successful on the SAT test.

What:   HSI-Sugar Land SAT Boot Camp`19 at Camp Olympia

Where: Camp Olympia – 723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, TX 75862

When: Friday, April 5-6-7, 2019 (2 Nights-3 Days)

Who:    All Current Sophomores and Juniors

Fee:     $175 (Per Person- All payments will go through the HSI-Sugar Land front office. Please make your checks payable to “Harmony School of Innovation-Sugar Land”.

Checks should indicate on the memo section the name of the program (i.g., The SAT Boot Camp))

How to Register: Click on ” HSI-Sugar Land SAT Boot Camp`19 Registration Form” to register for it.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:55 PM. (Please note that no applications will be accepted after the deadline)

In addition to the exciting schedule of events, you can take extra comfort in knowing that HSI-Sugar Land will also provide:

  • Online diagnostic testing so we know where you stand before you arrive
  • 6 hours of intensive test prep on Saturday and Sunday including overviews from reading, writing, and math test sections
  • Suitable for any level of experience with the SAT
  • Advanced strategies and problem analysis for reading, writing, and math test sections
  • College advising interviews on Saturday and Sunday evenings
  • A full exam administered on Khan Academy on Sunday morning

NOTE: All HSI staff members and the current HSI-Sugar Land sophomores and juniors (will be rising juniors and seniors) students are eligible to attend this HSI-Sugar Land SAT Boot Camp`19 at Camp Olympia program. Student selection will be based on first come first serve basis along with the applications and recommendation letters. Registration is limited and we will ONLY be able to accept 35 student applications. Student selection will be based on the number of students in each grade level and on a first come first served basis. Higher priority for registration will be granted to JUNIOR STUDENTS.

 

The SAT Boot Camp`19 ParentGuardian Permission Form

The SAT Boot Camp Guideline

 

 

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

Dear Parents,
In order to better serve your children, Harmony School of Science District would like to identify families and out-of-school youth who are agricultural or fishing workers and who may qualify to receive additional educational services. The information provided will be kept confidential. Please answer the following survey questions for your child’s school.  If you have more than one child attending Harmony, a survey will need to be submitted for each child.  Please submit your survey(s) by Friday, March 22nd.  Thank you for your participation.
Estimados padres,
Para mejorar los servicios educativos de sus hijos, el distrito escolar HarmonySchool of Science quisiera identificar a familias y jóvenes fuera de la escuela que trabajan en agricultura o pesca y que pueden calificar para recibir servicios educativos adicionales. Toda la información proporcionada se mantendrá de forma confidencial. Favor de responder a las siguientes preguntas de encuesta para la escuela de su hijo(a). Llene una encuesta por estudiante. (Ejemplo: Si tiene 2 estudiantes en Harmony, llene la encuesta 2 veces). Porfavor complete su encuesta(as) antes de el viernes 22 de Marzo. Gracias por su participación.

Attention! The HSI National Honor Society will be holding its annual blood drive with St. Luke’s on Wednesday, March 6th in the Gym. Requirements for donations are that donors be over 110 pounds and are the age of 17 by the date of the blood drive. Along with eligible students, faculty and parents are welcome to donate as well. Signing up to donate opens now and will close Monday, March 4th at 4:00 PM. The sign-up link is posted below.

NHS Blood Drive Sign-up Form

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Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will have the chance to take the ASVAB CEP exam on March 5, 2019.  This unique opportunity enables young people to explore careers in the context of their skills and interests, understand all of their options, and to plan for the path of their choice.  Below is the link to the registration form.  The deadline to register for the exam is Friday, March 1.  Please see your counselor for more information about the program and exam.

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that Mariam Dumitrascu (11th Grade) has received the Congressional Award Silver Medal. In earning her Congressional Award Silver Medal, Mariam has logged hundreds of hours across four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.

Anjali Agrawal (9th Grade) has recently earned her Bronze Certificate which is the first step on the way to the Gold Medal.

Congratulations to the students and our teachers.

The deadline to place orders for AP Exams is Friday, March 1, 2019.  Payment in full is due no later than March 6, 2019.  Below is the link to the online order form.  Ordering will be done according to this form submitted online.  Handwritten orders will not be accepted.  The school will not order your exams without having received payment in full.  Order forms and payments submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted.

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

Dear Senior Students & Parents of the Class of 2019!

As the academic year continues on, I am here to present you all with more information regarding our planned Senior Committee events, including prom and graduation.

Firstly, we would like to speak on updates for the graduation ceremony. As a reminder, we have finalized the date of May 27th, 2019 for the graduation event it will be held at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts but we are currently in the process of signing the contract for it. As for the timing of the event, we intend on opening the doors to the venue at 6:00 PM, with the event officially beginning at 6:30 PM. According to what the venue requires of us, all seating will be ticketed, and guests will be required to sit in their ticketed seats. While we are still looking into the capacity and the way we\’d like the seating to be set up, families can expect to have around ten tickets per family. We will not give more than this number, and if families are interested in getting more tickets, they may speak to other families on whether they will use all of their tickets or not.

Attention: We really need your help!!! We are still looking for keynote and motivational speakers for the graduation venue. The only requirement to speak at graduation is to have graduated from high school and college. If any parents know someone who might be willing to speak at graduation, please reach out to me by e-mail at aciftci@harmonytx.org.

In regards to the updates for the prom venue, we have begun to work our way into signing the contract for our expected venue, the Royal Sonesta Galleria Hotel. The date of the event is May 4th, 2019. We intend on starting the event at 7:00 PM, but details regarding the finalization of the time will be sent out as they come forth. The theme for the prom is “A Night at the Met Gala”, so be ready for the glam! As a reminder, prom tickets have an extended payment date, and the date will be revealed to the students in the upcoming weeks.

Next, we would like to inform you all on the updates for Senior Week. The event will take place from April 8th to April 12th, and our plan of trips is to Kemah Boardwalk, Dave and Buster’s, the Houston Museum District, the Houston Zoo, and Six Flags Over Fiesta Texas. Payments for Senior Week gave been extended until late March, for which the final payment date will be revealed in the upcoming weeks. It has not been decided whether students will be allowed to purchase trips day by day. Any additional updates about the trip will be shared as they arise.

For all miscellaneous information, senior shirts are still able to be purchased! Please reach out to me if you are interested in purchasing one. However, keep in mind that if you are interested in purchasing a small or medium size, you must fill out an order form, because we have to have more smalls and mediums printed. There’s no deadline for ordering another shirt, but please keep in mind that the earlier you order the shirt, the better! As an additional financial reminder, please be sure that you are communicating with your students regarding their senior dues! The second installment was due February 13th, and we have only received a handful of receipts. If you and your student are having trouble paying for the senior dues package, please be sure to communicate said the issue with me, Mr. Ciftci, so that we can work out an arrangement for your student. Remember, I am only able to recognize your issue if an e-mail is sent to me so that I can have a record of your concerns.

Lastly, it has come to our attention that some of your students have not been reading the Remind messages in which we share all of our information to the students. In order to avoid this lack of communication between us, your students, and you, the parents, we are strongly encouraging you all to join the Senior Committee Class of 2019’s Remind group. In order to do so, just text the cell phone number 81010, with the message “@hseniorc.” By doing this, you will be able to receive all of the messages that are sent out to the students.

We are having a Chick-fil-A fundraiser this upcoming Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. Our fundraiser will be hosted at the Chick-fil-A on 6895 S Texas 6, Houston, TX 77083.

Make sure that when you make your purchase that you mention you’re there for the Harmony Senior Committee fundraiser!

Show up and show out to support our senior class!

Mock testing will take place on February 19-28.  HSI-Sugar Land will be closed to visitors on these days.  Students need to arrive on time to school and are expected to wear their uniforms in accordance with the school dress code policy.   Additionally, students need to bring #2 pencils and erasers.  We encourage students to be well rested and to eat a healthy breakfast on testing days.  Please review the attached testing schedule.

Mock Testing Schedule Feb. 19-28

 

 

 

Congratulations to the HSI Sugar Land Varsity Boy’s BKB Team.

They defeated the #1 seed Yes Prep Northside, 72-65, in the 1 st round of the HCAL Playoffs.  The next game will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, time TBA.

HCAL Playoffs Schedule

 

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. T-STEM Academies are demonstration schools and learning labs that develop innovative methods to improve science and mathematics instructions.

Prior to the 2011-2012 school year, the only path to become a T-STEM Academy was a T-STEM Academy grant through the Texas Education Agency or one of the private partners in the Texas High School Project.

Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, a second pathway was created. Campuses, using local or other sources of funding, that are implementing the T-STEM Design Blueprint with fidelity may apply to be designated as a T-STEM Academy. T-STEM campuses are designated based on a rigorous designation process. Once a campus is designated, professional development and technical assistance are provided to designated T-STEM academies to serve as demonstration schools and learning labs to showcase innovative instruction methods which integrate technology and engineering into science and mathematics instruction. Designated T-STEM campuses serve students in grades 6-12 or 9-12.

T-STEM Blueprint Products

Wednesday, February 27th, is a student holiday.  Parent-teacher conferences will be held on this same day from 8:00 am-5: 00 pm. We hope that you can make it out. If you would like to schedule your meeting you can call the front office to schedule meetings with teachers.

 

Dear Parents/Guardians, Sophomores and Juniors,
HSI-Sugar Land has contracted with the PRINCETON Review to prepare our Sophomores and Juniors well for the April 23rd School Day SAT.
Classes will take four weeks long (4 hours per week) and the program will be starting on March 23rd through April 20th. It will only cost $250 per student. (Lunch is not included)
NOTE: It is the space limited program (Only 30 students) and all students will be accepted on a first come first served basis but priority will be given to JUNIORS.
What: The PRINCETON Review SAT Prep After School Program
Who: Sophomores & Juniors (Priority will be given to JUNIORS)
When: Saturday, March 23rd – Saturday, April 20thOn Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at HSI-Sugar Land Campus
On Saturdays at 9:00 PM – 1:00 PM at HSI-Sugar Land Campus
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:55 PM.
How to Apply: Please submit this “PRINCETON Review SAT Prep Program Registration Form” prior to the deadline.
* Please make sure to complete your payment to the front office no later than Friday, March 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM.
** Please make sure to upload the Parent/Guardian Permission Form signed by your parents with the recommendation letters (Attached to the permission form) into the “Registration Form“.