“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
The HSI Katy campus will be closed July 4th & 5th in celebration of Independence Day. Have a relaxing, memorable, enjoyable and safe summer break.
Please, click here for schedule change request form.
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
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
Parent Information Rack Card
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.
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.
6th – 7th Grade Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 30 @ 8:15 am at HSI-Katy gym. 6th & 7th Grade Student Parents and Family are invited to celebrate their student accomplishments!!8th Grade Graduation: Thursday, May 30 @ 4 pm at HSI-Katy gym. 8th Grader Parents and Family are invited to celebrate their student accomplishments!!9th – 11th Grade Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 30 @ 10:15 am at HSI-Katy gym. 9th through 11th Grade Student Parents and Family are invited to celebrate their student accomplishments!!
HSI-Katy Spirit Shirt Contest 2019 – 2020
Attention current Students 6th – 11th Students, want to win a free2019 – 2020 spirit shirt and recognition???
Simply follow these steps:
1: Log into customink.com and designing a 2019 – 2020 Spirit Shirt for your school.
1. Design your shirt on customink.com
2: Shirt design MUST be limited to 3 colors max, include school name, and school year 2019 – 2020 (mascot “Wildcat is optional).
3. Send you design link to Mrs. Flores by Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 4:00 PM. Changes can not be made after submission.
WHO?: All current HIS-Katy 6th – 11th graders are welcome to enter the contest. Please make sure you email your full name, current grade, and shirt link when sending your submission.
WHEN?: Deadline to submit design link is TUESDAY, MAY 28th by 4 PM.
WHERE?: All submissions & designs are online customink.com and via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner will receive a FREE 2019 – 2020 SPIRIT SHIRT!!!
Due to a supplier issue, HSI-Katy school will be serving bean & cheese pupusas instead of the cheeseburger on Tuesday 14th. We apologize for the short notice and, we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.
Students will take the AP US HISTORY and COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES AP exams the morning of May 23. If you were scheduled to take both please email email@example.com
Ace the Test and Saturday TSI testing for May 11th are both postponed.
There will be no activities on campus Saturday May 11th`.
All Harmony Public Schools campuses in the Houston area are closed today due to the inclement weather conditions. Please continue to monitor the local media for weather updates and stay safe.
All Houston Harmony Public S/W schools, including Sugar Land, Katy and Beaumont will be closed Friday, May 10, due to severe weather. Stay safe and monitor local media for the latest weather conditions in your area.
Harmony Public Schools is monitoring weather forecasts in Houston area. Should there be school closure or cancellation of programs; parents will be notified via the district/school’s website, our parent notification system, and/or social media. Please stay safe and monitor local media for weather updates.
Due to catering vendor food supply change, Friday`s breakfast cinnamon toast bagel will be replaced with cinnamon raisin bagel.
HSI Katy Administration.
April 11th, blueberry muffins will be replaced with lemon muffins due to catering supply setback. Thank you for understanding
Dear students, staff, and parentsYou’re cordially invited to our annual language and culture event. The HARMONY ANNUAL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE GALA will be held on April 27th @ 5 pm in The Linda & Archie Dunham Theater at Houston Baptist University located at 7502 Fondren Road, Houston TX 770474Please add it to your calendar.For more information about the HARMONY ANNUAL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE GALA, please contact your campus engagement coordinator.We’re excited to showcase our student’s talent and count on your support!
We are very proud to announce that our rising senior Rehman Memon, has received three national awards, adding to his already impressive transcript.
Rehman earned the 2019 Ben Carson Scholar Award for his many hours of service and passion at the Harris Health Ben Taub Trauma Center and a local senior care facility. He will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and invitation to be recognized at the Carson Scholars Fund Annual Banquet on May 5, 2019.
Rehman already accomplished by his junior year the difficult academic, athletic, community service and personal development goals and requirements for earning the US Congressional Gold Medal Award. Congressman Pete Olson honored him with his medal and certificate.
Additionally, Rehman entered his essay “Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies –Stand Up to Cancer” to the Emperor Science Award Program by PBS Learning and won a scholarship and research assistantship with MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Rehman has been with HSI-Katy since our door opened in 2011 when he was in the 4th grade and has remained engaged with the Project Lead the Way, PLTW, Biomedical Science courses and HOSA. He is the varsity soccer team captain, and the Vice President of the National Honor Society. Rehman will be graduating in 2020 and matriculating into college to pursue his dream of “a career in biomedical engineering eventually leading to research and development in the field of biomedicine.”
Admissions counselors from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice and the University of Chicago are coming to Houston. Don’t miss this chance to learn about these exceptional opportunities!
HSI-Katy summer school offers a variety of classes for original or recovery credit. The school academic and counseling team will make the determination when registering. There is a fee for attending summer school classes; see your counselors for more details.
Note: Session I and original credit registration deadline is on May 11th. Session II registration deadline is on May 20th
La escuela de verano HSI-Katy ofrece una variedad de clases para créditos de recuperación o creditos originales. El equipo académico y de consegeria de la escuela tomará la decisión al inscribirse. Hay una tarifa para asistir a clases de verano; Consulte a sus consejeros para más detalles.
Nota: La sesión I y la fecha límite de registro de crédito original es el 11 de Mayo. La fecha límite para inscribirse en la sesión II es el 20 de Mayo.
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
The 2019-20 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2019
4 pm-5:30 pm
22400 Grand Corner Drive, Building C
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
I. Purpose of the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP)
II. Review of Data
III. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
IV. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new DIP
V. Comments, Q&A
It is that time again!
Harmony’s South-West STEM Fair will be held on April 13th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Central Office. We are looking for judges.
8:00AM – 12:00PM
April 13th, 2019
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
Dear admitted and prospective students and parents,
You are invited to Harmony School of Innovation-Katy`s Open House: April 17th at 3:30-5:00 pm
The open houses are instrumental in helping new students and parents become acquainted with their school. It assists families in familiarizing themselves with the school’s layout, programs, teachers, staff and administrators.
This opportunity is for new students who will be the first time in our HSI-Katy building.
Estimados alumnos y padres admitidos y futuros,
Estás invitado a la Reunion Informativa de Harmony School of Innovation-Katy: 17 de Abril a las 3: 30-5: 00 pm
Las jornadas de reunion informativa son fundamentales para ayudar a los nuevos estudiantes y padres a familiarizarse con su escuela. Ayuda a las familias a familiarizarse con el diseño, los programas, los maestros, el personal y los administradores de la escuela.
Esta oportunidad es para nuevos estudiantes que serán la primera vez en nuestro edificio HSI-Katy.
- Website Accessibility
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 email@example.com . 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.
- Report Bullying
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
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
- 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.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.