“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.

Summertime is here, but the learning doesn’t stop! Don’t forget to keep up with your summer assignments in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. Please click the links below to access the summer assignments.

AP Summer Assignments

AP Art History

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Chemistry

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP English Language

AP English Literature

AP European History

AP Human Geography

AP Macroeconomics

AP Physics I

AP Physics II

AP Psychology

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

AP Statistics

AP US Government

AP US History

AP World History

 

English Summer Reading

6th Grade Honors Summer Reading

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Honors Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading2018 Texas Lone Star Annotated Reading List

8th Grade Honors Summer Reading

8th Grade Summer Reading

9th Grade English I Honors Summer Reading

10th Grade English II Summer Reading

English III Summer Reading Assignment

 

Mathematics Packets

6th Grade Mathematics Summer Packet

7th Grade Mathematics Summer Packet

8th Grade Mathematics Summer Packet

8th and 9th Grade Algebra I Packet

Summer is the perfect time to get started with your science fair project! Here is how you can be successful:
  • Avoid the stress and scramble at the beginning of school and submit your proposal on-line this summer.
  • Find a mentor at a local college/university and use their lab.
  • Do your research; get all the background information about your topic
SCIENCE FAIR Documents for 2019-20:

Please Find below all grade level School supply list:

6th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Supply List

8th Grade Supply List

9-12th Grade Supply List

 

All your scholarships in one place

It’s never too early (or too late) to be looking for scholarships. That’s why we’re working with Going Merry to make finding and applying to scholarships simple. They have thousands of scholarships on their site and we’ve created a Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth page, where you can see your local and national scholarships (many of which have no essays and take less than 30 minutes to compete), all in one place. It’s easy to use and absolutely free!

View your scholarships on our school page at:

https://www.goingmerry.com/edu/harmony-school-of-innovation—fort-worth-fort-worth-tx-103845

Good luck with your scholarship applications!

The only way you will be given a free dress pass for pictures on the 20th is if you pay online in advance and return a signed permission slip to the front office by next Wednesday the 15th
Thursday, May 23rd will be academic awards. Further details will be in next week’s Wednesday Mail.

Parents,This week started the second round of state testing with the addition of advanced placement exams. Along with taking state-mandated STAAR / EOC exams, our students will participate in 20 AP exams for which they can potentially earn college credit.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state mandated test that measures the statewide curriculum in reading at Grades 3-8; in writing at Grades 4 and 7; in mathematics at Grades 3-8; in science at Grades 5, 8; and social studies at Grades 8. Furthermore STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following High school classes: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and U.S. history. All students enrolled in those courses are REQUIRED to participate in this testing.

Satisfactory performance on STAAR tests is a prerequisite to grade promotion in grades 5 & 8 Math & Reading and satisfactory performance on the STAAR EOC tests is prerequisite to a high school diploma.

Several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience is that your student arrives on time, fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing. Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance.

2019 May STAAR / EOC / AP Test Schedule

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District is offering a discount of $100 which brings the price down to $240 or $260. (This is brand new information)
Our campus HSI-FW is offering a discount to the first 10 people who sign up bringing the cost down even further to $160 or $140.
To those who have already paid the $100 deposit (you are among the first 10) you only pay $40 or $60 more dollars.
Application and Deposits close tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd.
Final Payments are due Wednesday, May 15th.

This Saturday, May 4th is our last Campus Beautification Day sponsored by PTO. From 9 am to 12 pm volunteer your time and bring your gardening and landscaping tools to help in the effort of making our campus beautiful. Students should bring their own gloves and water bottle.

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB in order to apply for the military, you will need to contact a military recruiter. To find a recruiter near you, go to http://www.todaysmilitary.com/ and click on “Request More Info.” When the recruiter has determined that you are otherwise qualified, he/she will set up a time for you to take the ASVAB on our campus at HSI Fort Worth or at the closest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) or an affiliated Military Entrance Test (MET) site.

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