Month: January 2019
The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.
¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.
Hello HSI- Austin Families,
It is an extreme honor to return to the Harmony family as your HSI principal. I served as the HSI Assistant Principal of Academics for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. It is a privilege to return and work alongside the stellar teachers and staff at HSI to support your students in their outstanding academic and social growth. I am fully committed to partnering with you and your children as we continue to demonstrate greatness.
A little about me, I have 17 years of educational experience as a teacher, interventionist, Curriculum Coach, Community Outreach Coordinator, Assistant Principal of Academics, and Principal in Residence. I have worked in the public, private, and charter school sectors in California and Texas. I have my bachelor’s from California State University Long Beach, K-12 Credential from San Jose State University, and my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. I grew up along the west coast and have been married to my best friend, James for four years. We have a very busy 2-year-old, Josh. We enjoy spending time as a family outdoors.
I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with all of our HSI families. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support to our HSI teachers, staff, and students.
Amy Chankin, M.ED
CALLING SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES!
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Location: Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy #200, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Join us Wednesday, January 23rd for our most anticipated annual Harmony Public Schools Austin District Science Fair! HPS Austin middle and high school students will present their science investigations to a panel of judges from 1:00 – 3:00PM. The public is welcomed to view the student’s projects after that time. At 4:30PM the Awards Ceremony will begin to announce the category winners that will then advance to the city-wide science fair.
Are you interested in volunteering as a judge? We welcome you! Please sign-up here!
12:00 -12:30 Lunch *
12:30 -1:00 Judging Procedures
1:00 – 3:00 Project Judging
*Judges will need to arrive by 12pm to review judging procedures. Lunch will be provided.
Judges are free to leave after all project judging has been completed. We invite our judges to join us for the remainder of the program and Award Ceremony.
3:00 – 4:30 Public Display
4:30 – 5:15 Awards Ceremony
5:15 – 5:30 Project Pick Up
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.
In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!
Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
Re-Enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year has begun, Save your Spot Today!
YOUR CLASS CAN WIN A PIZZA PARTY!
Re-Enrollment season has begun for the 2019-2020 school year! Notices and re-enrollment forms will be sent out to all students this week.
*Please note that the notice and application both state that proof of residency is required when turning in.The front office is not allowed to accept the application without the proper proof of residency.
Once student has turned in completed forms, they will be able to wear jeans every day until Friday, January 25th!
The FIRST class that turns in ALL their re-enrollment forms completed (Re Enrollment & Proof of Residency) will be able to pick one reward to from the following: Donut Party, Pizza Party, Free Dress or Pajama Day!
The final deadline for Re-Enrollment forms is January 24th. Please follow the 2 step verification process and contact the front office if you have any questions at (512) 300-0895.
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.
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.