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.

Our Thanksgiving Holiday break is coming soon and there will be no school.  Please mark your calendars for the week of Monday, November 25th – Friday, November 29th and take the time to enjoy your families.

 

Veteran's Day

As a reminder, Monday, November 11th will be a student holiday in observance of Veteran’s Day.  This day will be a Staff Development day. Enjoy your long weekend!

 

Veteran's Day

Our campus is supporting the Central Texas Food Bank by hosting a Food Drive beginning Friday, November 1st-Friday, November 15th. Let’s participate in a Tiger Way by bringing in your food donations during this period. The HSS-Austin class with the most cans donated wins a popsicle party!

Why Should We Help? – Facts About Hunger in Central Texas:

  • 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger
  • 40% of the clients we serve are children or older adults
  • We serve nearly 46,000 people every week
  • 93% of our clients are not homeless
  • The majority of our clients work, but have trouble making ends meet

Food Items Needed:

peanut butter – canned items: chicken breast or tuna, low sodium vegetables or fruit in its own juice ( no sugar added) – dry pinto or other types beans – brown rice – non-fat dry milk powder – 100% whole grain cereal

The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for healthy, non-perishable food items with intact, un-opened, non-breakable(no glass) packaging items with an expiration date.

 

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

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Let’s get ready to READ!!! The super exciting Scholastic Book Fair will be on campus soon. This year’s theme is: “Arctic Adventure”. Keep your eyes open for more details regarding book fair hours of operation.

Scholastic Book Fair’s Arctic Adventure will be on campus Wednesday, November 6th-Thursday, November 14th. This week will also be closed campus for lunch so we can utilize the cafeteria for the Book Fair.

 

Book Fair Daily Hours of Operation:

Morning Hours of Operation: 7:30am-8:00am

Afternoon Hours of Operation: 3:15pm-5:00pm

Thursday, November 14th – 7:30-8am – closing at noon

No Lunch Visitors for Book Fair November 6th-November 14th

Join us for all of the fun by participating in our Book Character Dress Up Day! Our campus will be filled with all types of characters from various books so get creative and dress as your favorite book character. Please remember: bring your book and there are no masks, face paint or toy weapons allowed.

 

Red Ribbon Week is an important initiative to provide safety awareness regarding the elimination of drug use. Our campus will participate in Red Ribbon Week with daily activities to show our support to educate our students and encourage them to be drug free.

  • Monday – Put A Cap On Drugs – Hat Day (requires school uniform)
  • Tuesday – Sock It To Drugs Day – Crazy Sock Day (requires school uniform)
  • Wednesday – Be On A Drug Free Team Day – Wear Your Favorite Team Gear (team jersey or t-shirt with jeans)
  • Thursday – Shade Out Drugs Day – Wear Sunglasses with Your Book Character Costume
  • Friday – Show Your Red Ribbon Spirit Day – School Spirit Shirt, College Shirt or Red Shirt with jeans

Take a look at the Red Ribbon Week informational fact sheet below to learn more about this initiative:

http://redribbon.org/downloads/2019_RR_Factsheet.pdf

 

PTO will sponsor the very anticipated Family Game Night! Join us here at HSS-Austin on Friday, October 18th from 5-7pm. Please come out and join in on the excitement…It will be a great night of family fun!

  • Pre-Order Wristbands – DEADLINE: October 15th, 2019 – Flyers & forms were sent home
  • Admission: $5 per kid (FREE for kids 4 and under & adults)

Volunteers are needed – Renew or create your VOLY account today:

https://harmony.voly.org/

  • Game Night Prep Team
  • Game Night Activity Volunteers
  • Concessions Team
  • Game Night Clean Up Team

The St. David’s Foundation Dental Program will be on campus on Wednesday, October 16th & Thursday, 17th to provide free dental screenings for all HSS-Austin students that would like to participate.

A licensed dentist will view the student’s teeth to determine if they need treatment. If the dentist determines the student needs treatment, they will receive a ‘Dental Treatment Consent Form’ for parent’s approval. Students who do not need further treatment will also receive a form letting their parents know that no treatment is necessary.

Please review additional information by clicking on this link:

https://stdavidsfoundation.org/our-programs/dental-program/

All students will receive the first form next week which is the Dental Screening Form.  You only need to return this form if you DO NOT want your student to participate in the free dental screening.

 

 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, October 14th as well as within the week. Your student’s teacher will send information home soon with more information for availability.

 

Monday, October 14th will be a student holiday and staff professional development day. There will not be school for students on this day.

To support Bullying Prevention Month, the goal is to encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages. 

For the remainder of the month of October we’d like parents to assist with encouraging our students to continue their participation with the following activities:

The Week of October 7th – Make friends with someone new at school.

The Week of October 14th – Stand up for others week…be an Upstander not a Bystander

The Week of October 21st – Week of inclusion: don’t let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or play alone on the playground.

The week of October 28th – start the week with conversations with your peers and meet about how you can change the culture at your school.

 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

The first Monday of every October is World Day of Bullying Prevention™!

On this day students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. It also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month every October.

HSS-Austin staff & students are invited to wear a blue shirt with your uniform bottoms on Monday, October 7th to support this important initiative.

 

Friday, October 4th will be Fall Picture Day Makeup Day for any new or absent students that missed our picture day on August 28th. Students should be in school uniforms for these pictures.

 

Kindergarten -2nd Grade parents, please join Mr. Stengler for Coffee Talk on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00am. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while providing your valuable feedback about effective ways to continue our growth and improve our school.

Please review the invitation below.

HSS-Austin Parent Invitation – HSS-Austin Parent Invitation_2019-2020 Federal programs

 

If you will be able to attend, please submit your attendance response by selecting the link below by Monday, September 30th:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZDNeqO29rEwtYpIbJeDc3NszgFOa6pTDB22mNrwmFVw2UPg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Join us for our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser on Monday, September 30th from 4-7pm.  Invite your friends, families and neighbors to come out and support our school. When you dine in or purchase at the drive thru, just say: “I support Harmony School of Science Spirit Night”, leave your receipt and a donation will be made to the school.

Chick-Fil-A -12501 N. Mopac

North Mopac & Parmer Lane

Austin, Tx. 78727

 

 

 

We would like to announce HSS Austin’s first annual LEGO Competition. HSS Austin would like to celebrate our STEM culture and allow students to work in a team of their choosing to build a stem related LEGO structure and compete in a student-friendly competition across all grade levels. If your child is interested in getting involved here are some important dates:❏ Teams will meet on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 9/11 at 3:30 – student LEGO team will meet to discuss their ideas and plan design, Lego competition rubric will be given to students.
  • Wednesday, Sept 18th, 2019 at 3:30 for student LEGO team will continue planning design.
  • Competition Day: Saturday, 9/28 – 8:30am-12:30pm

Join us for an informational meeting for all parents of our ESL students on Thursday September 26th – 5-6pm.

Join us for PTO Family Skate Night on Friday, September 20th at 6pm. Come by Playland Skate Center located at: 8822 McCann Dr. Austin, Tx. 78757. We’ll see you there!

 

We will host an informational meeting for all parents of our returning Gifted & Talented (GATE) students on Tuesday, September 17th – 5-6pm.

 

Parents, you may download or order the Harmony Public Schools Student & Parent Handbook at any time. Please refer to the steps below to download or order a hard copy of the handbook:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Register for Campus Clubs Online Today! *

HSS-Austin Clubs Newsletter – https://www.smore.com/z7dj1

 

The 2019-2020 HSS-Austin After School Club Program has started!

Online registration & payments are now available for the campus club offerings we currently have available.

Please note that club spot availability is limited. Once a club is full the online option will be labeled: “Out of Stock”.

Online Ordering Instructions:

1. Go to: https://harmonytx.revtrak.net/austin/harmony-school-of-science-austin/#/list2. Click on Clubs – select your student’s grade level

3. Select your student’s club of interest (the day of the club is listed first: Mon – Garden Club)

4. Select the payment option you prefer (September/Monthly or Semester)

5. Enter the student’s name. Click on “Add to Cart” and proceed with your order for payment until you receive confirmation

HSS-Austin After School Campus Club Program Offerings – Meeting Times 3-3:50:

Campus Club Meeting Times: 3:00-3:50

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Clubs:

Monday:  Garden Club, Arts & Crafts, Beginner Chess Club

Tuesday:  Lego Club, Yoga Club

Thursday:  Math Kangaroo (1st-2nd), STEM Club

Friday:  Movie Club, Board Games

3rd-5th Grade Clubs:

Monday:  Storytelling & Writing UIL Competition, Art & Art UIL Competition Club, Chess Club & Chess Puzzle UIL Competition, Robotics Team 4th & 5th (Robotics assessment required)- For Robotics Team email: Mrs. Cox – coloma.cox@harmonytx.org

Tuesday:  Choir & Music Memory UIL Competition, Oral Reading UIL Competition

Thursday:  Mathletes Competition Club 4th & 5th (Math assessment required), Spanish Club, Spelling Bee & UIL Spelling, Yoga

Friday:  Actor’s Studio Club, Aviation/Drone Club

HSS-Austin After School Outside Club Partners – Meeting Times: 3:10-4:10

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.