Attention all parents,

2018-2019 Fall Parent Survey

This survey is made available to parents twice per year. The results of these two surveys allow us to measure how parents are engaged in school activities and what our schools need to focus on to better serve families.

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education


In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.

A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.

National Giving Day is Nov 27th.
Please join us to raise funds to make our underserved college students dream come true; and spread the words to your friends, colleagues, and everybody you know.
Please click the link below to raise early giving, in order to encourage our community and parents to donate on the day of giving.

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Come join us November 10th, 2018 from 8:30am to 12:00pm for Parent Academy

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To all parents,

The HSI-Garland school profile for this school year

School Profile 2018-2019

Thursday, October 18th at 6pm we will be hosting passport night

We will be having the Pre-SAT test for 8th-11th grades will take place October 10th, 2018

For more information on the PSAT please click here or visit

Open Enrollment 2018 - 2019 begins Thursday November 1st, 2018

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

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

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.

Join the PTO today!  The money you donate helps us provide events throughout the school year for your children.  All you have to do is print the attached form, staple or paper clip the money to the form and have your student drop the form off in the PTO box inside the entrance to school.  You are not required to volunteer just donate to help the children.  If you are interested in volunteering please email the PTO at and we will get you the information that you need.
Join us for our PTO Meeting on September 13th at 6pm.
The meeting will be held at the school.

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

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Doors will open at 7:00 am

Class starts at 7:30 am

School ends at 2:45 pm


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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.


Dan Bell

The Care Van will be at HSA Garland on Friday August 10th from 10-12 offering free immunizations for those who qualify!

Free Childhood Immunizations

Student supply list is now available. You are able to purchase the supply list through the front office or you can purchase it individually.




9TH to 12TH GRADE SUPPLY 2018-2019

Student Orientation will be on Friday, August 10th, and Saturday, August 11th.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 10th, 2018
Middle School (7th-8th): 9:00 AM -12 PM
High School (9th-12th): 1:00 PM – 4 PM
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
All Grades: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Robotics Camp during the week of JULY 30-August 3
Task: Student will design, program and build robot, learn coding skills
Grade: 7 th grade students
Dates: July 30-August 3
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 8am-12pm
What will the students learn?
· Problem-solving · Critical Thinking · Collaborative teamwork · Adapting to new challenges · Use the MINDSTORMS® software and discover visual programming · Build MINDSTORMS robots that use motors ·Programming and use the different sensors · Recognize gears and gear ratios (Physics & Math)
Goals and outcomes Goals:
· Students’ designing, programming, engineering and coding skills will increase. · Students’ ability to think about and solve a problem will improve. · Students’ knowledge about STEM disciplines will increase. · Students’ understanding of the concept of systems will improve.
 · Students will build strong, capable robots designed and programmed for the task at hand.

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