NEWS FROM HARMONY




  • Posted January 09, 2017

Houston campus launches online book app

Harmony School of Advancement is making it easier for students to read anywhere with the launch of a new online library app. 


  • Posted December 16, 2016

Warmest Wishes From our Family to Yours For a Joyous Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from Harmony Public Schools

Winter Break begins Dec. 17, 2016 and ends Monday, January 2, 2017. We return to classrooms Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 


  • Posted December 14, 2016

Katy campus wins Houston Rockets' Food for Families Food Drive for third time

Students at Harmony Science Academy -- Katy raised close to 3,000 food items for the Houston Rockets' food drive. 


  • Posted December 09, 2016

Why is Computer Science Important Even in Elementary Class?

Hundreds of our students participated in the #HourofCode this week. All of our schools focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), so computer science is a critical component at Harmony. Elementary Teacher Mr. Ryan Torbey explains why educating even the youngest students on computer coding and programing is so important.


  • Posted December 05, 2016

School Nurse Helps 3rd Grader See Clearly

A nurse at Harmony School of Endeavor went the extra mile to ensure one of her students has clear vision. 


  • Posted December 05, 2016

Student cancer survivor gives to encourage others

Read here about a Grand Prairie student uses her experiences as a cancer survivor to encourage others. 


  • Posted December 05, 2016

Eighth-grader wins Dallas regional essay contest

A Harmony eighth-grader won the 2016 Dallas Celebration of Reading Student Essay Contest. Read here for more information. 


  • Posted November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Harmony Public Schools!

We hope you have a warm, joyful time off with your families and friends this Thanksgiving holiday. 

To see what Harmony staff and students say about giving thanks, view our #HarmonyGivesThanks Tagboard here: http://tgb.io/HarmonyGivesThanks/330703


  • Posted November 15, 2016

Harmony CEO and Superintendent Attend Education Policy Event at White House

Harmony Public Schools joined national education policy leaders at the White House on Tuesday, November 15 for a discussion of education innovations in the US. CEO Dr. Soner Tarim and Superintendent of Schools Zekeriya Yuksel participated in Innovations in Personalized Learning: A Conversation with Leading Districts, an invitation-only discussion with national leaders on the achievements and challenges of next generation schooling.


  • Posted November 11, 2016

Austin teacher launches Girls Who Code club

Harmony high school girls are taking their futures by the keystrokes this school year with the help of their computer science teacher Suzan Dalgic and a new after-school club, Girls Who Code.


  • Posted November 11, 2016

Fort Worth student dances to remember Mexican heritage

Harmony junior Abby G. bolstered excitement for Hispanic Heritage Month this year by dancing across the nation.


  • Posted November 11, 2016

Bryan Brothers Featured in Texas A&M Video

A pair of Harmony brothers helped Texas A&M University recruit future students this year by talking about their dreams in a promotional video. 


  • Posted November 11, 2016

Katy teacher uses games to teach math and science

Cartoon monsters invaded a third-grade class at Harmony Science Academy in Katy this year after teacher Mario Meeks designed his own set of multi-player card games to teach students science and math.


  • Posted November 01, 2016

Enrollment is Now Open! (¡INSCRÍBASE YA!)

Parents and future parents! You can now get a jump on the upcoming school year after Harmony Public Schools shifted its application period up two months this year, from January to November.

Families may now apply for enrollment from Nov. 1 to Feb. 10 for the 2017-2018 school year, which starts in August.

Parents can apply for enrollment in person at one of the campuses or online by clicking on the website of a campus near you. http://www.harmonytx.org/Schools.aspx 

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Ahora los padres pueden solicitar su inscripción en Harmony Public Schools del 1° de noviembre hasta el 10 de febrero para el año escolar 2017-2018. 

Los padres pueden inscribir a sus hijos en persona en las escuelas o hacerlo en línea en: http://www.harmonytx.org/Schools.aspx


  • Posted October 28, 2016

Austin Student Named One of "15 Under 15: Rising Stars in Cybersecurity"

Our very own Austin-area 5th grade wonder-kid, Reuben Paul, made this list called "15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity." Reuben is also set to be a Keynote speaker at the 20th Conference on Telecommunications and IT Security in Warsaw, Poland! 

http://passcode.csmonitor.com/HackerKids 


  • Posted October 28, 2016

Waco Students Draw Attention to Girls in STEM with Robotics Competition

For the first time ever, three of Waco's FIRST Robotics Competition teams are led by females.

They represent Harmony Science Academy, Rapoport, and the Girl Scouts.

The Captains; Nadia Ruiz, Harmony.

Alicia Martinez, Rapoport.

Colleen Goggin and Marissa Anderson, Girl Scouts.

Their teams compete with other teams from all over the world.

According to Harmony Science Academy, 1 in 7 females will show interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM fields are generally dominated by males.

"It's our job to be able to encourage women, young women out here because what they are going to do, they are going to speak to other people. And to me, I believe that it's just a chain that goes on. And so in order for us to make a change you got to do it now," said Nadia Ruiz.

These ladies also influenced a decision made to hosts the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition this upcoming Spring.

This will be the first time it's hosted in Waco at University High School.

The dates are set for March 30th- April 1st.


  • Posted October 25, 2016

TEA and Texas Smart Schools Give Harmony Their Highest Rankings

All seven of Harmony’s districts statewide received a Superior financial rating from the TEA and both Houston districts received a five-star rating from Texas Smart Schools.


Harmony has repeatedly received high state financial rankings, which is continued proof of its transparency and efficacy in all its financial dealings. The FIRST ratings -- Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas – are ranked based on 15 indicators, including working capital, timely tax payments, and debt service coverage. The ranking is designed to encourage public schools to use taxpayer funds for instructional purposes as much as possible.


  • Posted October 21, 2016

Fort Worth Student 1 of 10 to Make Perfect Score on AP Test

Miguel Padilla, a senior at Harmony School of Innovation-Fort Worth, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Computer Science-A Test (Java). He is 1 of 10 students worldwide who aced this test out of nearly 60,000 students who took it.

Advanced Placement tests allow high school students to earn college credit by reaching a certain score. The tests are administered in conjunction with a class of the same topic and coordinated through The College Board, a nonprofit educational institute. The Computer Science-A Test (Java) requires students to “design, write, analyze, and document programs and subprograms,” according to The College Board website.

Miguel credits his perfect score to his computer science teacher, Angelica Garcia. To thank her for allowing him to work ahead and making the lessons challenging for him, Miguel framed a copy of his score and gave it to her as a gift. “I couldn’t let you down, not even one point,” he wrote on his results letter.

“I am just so proud and thrilled for him,” Garcia said.

Miguel has been attending Harmony since the fourth grade and has always had an interest in computer science. He said he codes at home for fun and wants to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after he graduates in May. He hopes to eventually work for Google.

When asked how he thought the test went, he said, “It never felt hard to me. I knew I did well.”


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