Thursday, October 18th at 6pm we will be hosting passport night
The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.
Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.
What is Harmony?
Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.
What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?
The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.
In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.
Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.
What is our enrollment process?
Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.
Find out more …
To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php
We will be having parent/teacher conferences Thursday, October 4th from 4pm – 6pm
The ESL department is hosting a parent event and you are cordially invited on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to learn more about the ESL program and enjoy an afternoon with us. Snacks and other refreshments will be provided. The place is HSI- Garland and the time is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The month of September is the Nomination period for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program at Harmony Public Schools. Teachers, parents and others who know the student may nominate a student during this period.
Please fill out and submit the attached forms to your campus GT coach, Mrs. Pack. You can also complete a form in the front office.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Pack at Apack@harmonytx.org
Nomination Period: September 1st – 30th, 2018
On Thursday, August 30th, we will have an Open House from 5:00 – 6:30. All parents are invited to come meet their student’s teachers. We will also have a parent meeting at 5:00 in the Library to discuss various federal programs offered at HSI. This meeting will be hosted by our new Federal Programs and Testing Coordinator, Lou Ann Carter.
Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!
The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:
Doors will open at 7:00 am
Class starts at 7:30 am
School ends at 2:45 pm
Dear Harmony Parents and Community,
Greetings! I am Dan Bell, your Principal at Harmony School of Innovation – Garland. On behalf of the staff at HSI-Garland, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! I have been in the education field since 2004 where I began my education career by teaching computer technology at OD Wyatt High School in Ft Worth. After completing my Principal Certification, I moved to Harmony Science Academy – Ft Worth as Dean of Students in 2009. I took a short break to consult in the energy industry before continuing my work at Harmony Science Academy-Waco and then finally here at Harmony School of Innovation-Garland. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four kids. My hobbies include woodworking, reading and spending time outdoors.
I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
It is my goal for this year to improve the relationships between the staff and parents which will include better communication amongst us. I eagerly anticipate getting to know even more about Harmony School of Innovation’s community and learning about your vision and goals for our school. What is important to you about the school? What do you want to learn more about? What are we proud of? What do we want to work on?
I believe that collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.
I hope to have a wonderful school year for the 2018-2019 and I look forward to working with all of you!
Below is contact information for myself and my administration team. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.
The Care Van will be at HSA Garland on Friday August 10th from 10-12 offering free immunizations for those who qualify!
Summer office hours will be from 9 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday from June 4th – July 31st.
To all parents, students, and staff,
Please read the following article from the TEA regarding protection and prevention from mosquito-borne illness
Summer assignment for 8th grade students
We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 beginning at 8:30am. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org
Please help our Senior Class of 2018 win the DFW District Senior Class Video Contest! Visit @hsigarland’s Facebook page and like and share the video to score points for our seniors!
Congratulations to Stephanie for being awarded the bronze medal in the engineering category for her Biomedical Pill Sorter at this year’s H-SEF in Houston.