September Issue 4
Pre-Order Your 2018 HSAPF Yearbook
You can pre-order a 2017-2018 yearbook for $55 for the month of September. Each month after, the price will increase by $5 until December. There will be no books to purchase after January 31st if you do not pre-order. No extra books will be available for purchase at the end of the school year. Please make your payments at the front office. Make sure not to miss out on your school memories and pre-order the HSAPf Yearbook!
Harmony Public Schools - Austin: Parent Involvement District Meeting
Harmony Public School Austin's District Title I Parental Involvement Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 5-6pm
930 East Rundberg Lane
You are cordially invited to attend Harmony Public School Austin's District Title I Parental Involvement Meeting. Each year district staff, parents and community members meet to discuss the Title I program plan, review implementation of the Title I plan, discuss how Title I funds allotted for parent involvement activities shall be used, and invite suggestions for improvement. Join us and share to share your feedback! If you can not join, please take the linked/ attached survey here.
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ESL Informative Meeting this Friday
Friday, Sep. 29th, 7:30am
1421 Wells Branch Parkway
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G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) Nominations due Friday
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Effective September 1, 2017, anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for an assessment.
Nomination forms are available down below. They are also available at the front office and on the school's web site here. The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 29, 2017. Assessment will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact Mr. Bednarski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11th - 29th
--MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Testing K- 10th grade
Texas Success Initiative Assessment
For more information or to sign up for the free test, please contact Mr. Yildirim at email@example.com
Hello from your Engagement Coordinator!
We need you! Community members and parents are encouraged to volunteer at HPS. Every day, volunteers fulfill essential needs especially in the administrative, support and fundraising areas so that HPS's teaching staff can focus all its energy on its young students. Volunteers may be utilized in the classrooms, assisting in the office, library, and cafeteria, or at community fundraising events. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at harmony.voly.org
Home Visit Program
Schedule your Home Visit to begin your partnership with your student’s teacher and HSAPf Administration, please let us know. Ask the front office for more information! Learn more about the PATH PROGRAM.
Join Service Leadership Society
Middle School Girls Volleyball Games!
High School Theatre Arts Appreciation Club
French Cooking Club
Every Tuesday from 3:05 to 5:00 pm in the HS cafeteria. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join the Harmony Science Academy - Pf PTO
Want to find a way to help?
Looking for a way to meet other parents? Join the HSAPf PTO!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (Cory MacDonald) at Msmac4321@gmail.com Thanks everyone for your help!
In the Community
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Friday, Oct. 6th, 5-8pm
11800 Stonehollow Drive
Join the Harmony Tiger families at Harmony School of Science on Friday, October 6th.
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Event Calendar at a Glance
September 28 - Varsity Volleyball game
September 28 - MS Volleyball Game
September 29 - Wear Jeans and Hispanic Jersey or Top for $2
September 29 - ESL Parent Information Meeting
September 30 - Cross Country Trail Run 8am
September 30 - 9/10 Grade Flag Football Game
Bookmark our online Activity Calendar here!
Senior & College Corner
Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville is proud to announce that the PSAT will be offered to all 8th through 11th-grade students free of charge as part of our efforts to improve college and career readiness. The PSAT will take place on Wednesday, October 11th, beginning at 8:05 AM. The test will only be offered once and there is no make-up date for students who are late or absent from school. Students need to do nothing to register for the test. All eligible students will be automatically scheduled for a testing location in the high school.
We are also offering practice PSAT exam on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 8:00 am. Please contact your college counselors for the practice PSAT exam sign-up.
College Application Nights for Seniors
Attention all seniors who need help with applying to college and universities! Seniors may come after-school on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 6:30 p.m. in room 158. Counselors, teachers and students will work together to complete the application process and assist with essays. Please join us every Tuesday until October 24.
The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission for Summer/Fall 2019 Applicants
For Fall 2019 admission, The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class. This change to 6 percent is a result of the continued and future projected growth of high school graduates across the state.
Why this is being communicated now:
As you may know, UT Austin is required to make a decision regarding automatic admission two years prior to when affected students will enter the university. This change to top 6 percent impacts students who are currently juniors and will apply for summer or fall 2019 admission. Although this change doesn’t go into effect until next cycle, we want to make sure that school counselors have the most up-to-date information as they work with students and families. How the rank is determined
The rank needed for automatic admission is based on the projected number of high school graduates in Texas. This decision is made with careful consideration of the resources we have on campus to effectively serve students and ensure our continued commitment to student success.
We remain fully committed to Texas students and their success. The university has increased its access to prospective students — we are now enrolling 1,000 more new freshmen than we did six years ago. We have also maintained other paths to admission, such as the long-standing transfer student programs that ensure even more Texas students have access to a UT Austin education. Our ability to increase access to new students is a direct result of our continued focus on student success — and we cannot falter on this commitment.
Mr. Mustafa Sungur
More than 62% of alumni polled stated that they felt their college careers are strong because Harmony prepared them for the rigors of advanced-level STEM coursework.
- District: Austin
- Grades served: 6-12