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!
Student supply list is now available. You are able to purchase the supply list through the front office or you can purchase it individually.
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
Summer assignment for the incoming 7th 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.
Congratulations to our Solar Roller teams. They were named overall champion for the 2nd year in a row. Out of 6 categories they scored first or second in 5 categories. They were named 1st and 2nd place Overall Champions, They took 1st place in the PV Scramble, Photon Autobahn and Perseverance Award. They also placed 1st and 2nd in the Rally around the Sun division.
He will be participating in the Biology of the Sea Turtle where he will get to explore sea turtle biology and ecology on the Texas coast where there are 5 of the 7 species of turtles. Working hands on with the biologists at NOAA Fisheries, Texas A&M University Galveston Campus, Padre Island National Seashore and the Texas State Aquarium, he will observe the feeding ecology of wild green sea turtles at Port Aransas jetties and witness a Kemp’s ridley hatchling release on North Padre Island!
Congratulations Natalia for being named a 2018 Terry Scholar! Natalia will use this scholarship to pursue a degree in Communication Science with an emphasis in Deaf Studies at Texas Woman’s University.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.