October 23 , 2020
Attention All 6th and 7th Grade Parents
HST continues its journey on becoming a National School of Character!
Dear HST Family,
At HST, we value every aspect of education. We believe that a student's education goes far beyond just teaching them reading, math, and science, but is also about teaching them how to be helpful and productive citizens in an ever changing world. We do this by embedding social-emotional learning and character education into every classroom and experience at school.
Over the past few years, we developed and began using the acronym ROAR (Respect, Organized, Achieve, Ready to Learn) to help reinforce the values and expectations on campus. Those that are attending school on campus will see this acronym (like the image below) in the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria. Those that are attending school virtually will see the acronym displayed in their schoology courses and possibly as part of their teacher’s virtual classroom.
In order to better serve our students, we would like to understand what each word in the ROAR acronym represents to all the people that make up our school community. For this reason, we are asking all parents, students, and teachers to fill out this survey to give us feedback on what Respect, Organized, Achieve, and Ready to Learn means to them. The survey is only five questions and should take less than ten minutes to fill out.
Thank you for helping us to improve every student’s educational experience at HST.
HST Admin Team
Red Ribbon Week Themed Dress Up Days October 26-30
PSAT 8/9 TEST Tuesday, OCT. 27, 2020
Dear 8th Graders Parents/ Guardians
I hope you are doing well. This year our 8th-grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 test and inform our parents regarding this test. The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school—and it supports educators as they guide the way. You don’t need to make any payment for the test; the school already paid for the testing materials, and the test will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Please plan accordingly and make sure that your child arrives at school no later than 8:30 am on the testing day since we will start the testing at 9 am. The test will end at 12:40 pm. Please make sure your kid(s) eat her/his breakfast before they come to school.
The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.
The PSAT 8/9 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:
What you learn in school
What you need to succeed in college
How to Get Ready
You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.
The same habits and choices that lead to school success will help you get ready for the PSAT 8/9 and other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. The best way to prepare is to:
Take challenging courses
Do your homework
Prepare for tests and quizzes.
Ask and answer lots of questions.
In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.
See What It’s Like
Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the PSAT 8/9 and what the test will measure.
Where do you want to start?
Please check the below links what to bring on the testing day and for more information.
Note: Students don’t need to bring any calculators; the school will provide the calculators.
After receiving PSAT 8/9 test scores, students can find appropriate interactive math practice resources on Khan Academy https://cdn.kastatic.org/KA-share/PSAT89+Resources+on+KA.pdf.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sevinc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Dear HST Parents,
You can purchase the uniforms online and pick it up from the school. You can find all the dress code requirements from Student & Parent Handbook which is posted on the school website( https://hsthouston.harmonytx.org/) under the parents tab. When you purchase uniform there will not be any exchange or return due to COVID. When we start school face to face you can purchase the uniform anytime from the front office. Please make payment online thru Revtrak and show proof of payment to the front office personnel for pick up. Please visit the school website under parent tab you will find Revtrak for payments.
HST Spirit shirts and Masks are on sale now!
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HOSTS HPS READING CHALLENGE
Fall Reading Challenge - Grades 6-8 September 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.
Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.
That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.
Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, October 5, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.
Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.
The reading challenges Grade 6-8
- 12 Novels
- 4 Fiction
- 4 Nonfiction
- 1 Poetry
- 3 Student Choice
Sample Links for Online Reading below (Students can also read their own books).
This year we will be doing VIRTUAL HOME VISITS!
Education is at its best when all stakeholders involved share a common vision and passion to see students thrive in and out of the classroom. Families, teachers, and school staff all play vital roles in ensuring excellence in our campus education.
We plan to visit each student one on one with their parents for a few minutes to ensure our students receive the wrap-around support needed for their success. Please email us @Ayse Tas when you are available. It is just a time to get to know each other better and explain a little more about our expectations this year.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Our PTO organization forms a community for the parents, the staff of Harmony School of Technology, and students to work together to obtain common goals. We encourage all parents and staff at Harmony School of Technology to join. Membership dues are only $10 (CASH ONLY) per family and are used to support our school. Please complete the form below.
Bienvenidos al año escolar 2020-2021. Nuestra organización PTO forma una comunidad para que los padres, el personal de la Escuela de Tecnología Harmony y los estudiantes trabajen juntos para obtener metas comunes. Alentamos a todos los padres y al personal de la Escuela de Tecnología Harmony a unirse. Las cuotas de membresía son solo $ 10 (SOLO EN EFECTIVO) por familia y se utilizan para apoyar a nuestra escuela. Complete el siguiente formulario.
Revolution Foods and Harmony School of Technology are working together to feed our Tiger Families!
Even though the grace period has ended, please remember that applications for Free or Reduced price meals can be submitted at any time throughout the school year. Just log into your School Cafe account and submit an application.
Please contact our Child Nutrition Assistant. Mrs. Julianne Srirama, email@example.com If you have any questions or needed any assistance.
CHILD NUTRITION NEWS
Julianne Srirama, Child Nutrition Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Nutrition and School Café Information
Dear Parents and Guardians// Estimado padres de familia y tutores,
Through this time of distance learning, Harmony continues to provide nutritious meals on select distribution days at your child’s school. Meals are available for a price of $1.75 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch for students of paid eligibility, and $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch for students of reduced price eligibility. // Durante este tiempo de aprendizaje a distancia, Harmony continúa brindando comidas nutritivas en días selectos de distribución en la escuela de su hijo. Las comidas están disponibles por un precio de $1.75 para el desayuno y $3.30 para el almuerzo para estudiantes con elegibilidad pago, y $0.30 para el desayuno y $0.40 para almuerzo para estudiantes con elegibilidad de precio reducido. READ MORE ...
HELPFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
TOPICS INCLUDE: Improvements to Virtual Learning Campus Safety Protocols Academic Calendars Daily Schedules Grading Procedures Dropoff/Pickup Students with Special Needs Visitor Policy Mask Policy & Much More
SAF( Student Assistance Form)
Some potential concerns that a SAF can be used for: Food, Social/Emotional/, School Supplies, Housing, Clothing/Uniforms, Suspected Abuse( after CPS report filed)
Harmony debuts new COVID-19 Dashboard to help families and schools work together to fight COVID-19
HST Admin & Coordinator Team
Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the correct coordinator.
- Principal – Celil Basol – email@example.com
- Assistant Principal(Director of Program) – Mehmet Cellik- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Principal ( Director of Student Culture) – Lynn Hagemier- email@example.com
- Principal Resident – Kaitlin McIntyre - kmcIntyre@harmonytx.org
- Instructional Coach – Kari Waterworth- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instructional Coach- Cali Nguyen- email@example.com
- Business Manager - Samra Didic- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engagement and Support Coordinator – Ayse Tas- email@example.com
- ESL and Federal Programs Coordinator – Maria Piralla- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Discipline Coordinator – Deirdre Johnson - email@example.com
- Special Education Coordinator – Mola Gayle firstname.lastname@example.org
- Testing and GT Coordinator-Mehmet Serdar Sevinc- email@example.com