Harmony School of Innovation is excited to announce the appointment of Benjamin Falcon as the new principal for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mr. Falcon joined Harmony Public Schools in 2009, following nine years of teaching service within the public and the private education sector. His career began at Harmony Science Academy San Antonio, where he taught middle school mathematics for two years before being named an assistant principal of Harmony Science Academy Austin. Mr. Falcon served as assistant principal and district testing coordinator for three years for the Austin area schools before he was appointed as a school leader for the Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville. He served the community as a school principal for three years before he took on a challenging international career. He was the principal of an international school in North Sumatra region of Indonesia between 2016 and 2019 where he led the campus to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Mr. Falcon returned to the U.S. and served as a school principal in Oklahoma from 2019 to 2020 in a public charter school and has now moved to El Paso to accept his new role as Principal of Harmony School of Innovation. Mr. Falcon has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Education.
“I am very excited to join the Harmony School of Innovation El Paso team and look forward to serving the community” said Mr. Falcon. “I view a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students and I believe partnerships with parents and community members are essential to enriching the experience at Harmony School of Innovation El Paso.
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Attention incoming 6th graders if you have not yet completed the 6th LOTE survey please do so using the link below at your earliest convenience

Do you Have any questions like schedule, classroom roster, software, etc, and need a specific answer? Here is our admin team per grade level so that you can reach out to the correct person.
Academics
Ms. Ramirez -KG-5th iramirez@harmonytx.org
Mr. Smith 6-8th –marcos.smith@harmonytx.org
Mr. Bilgin 9-12 grades- abilgin@harmonytx.org
Student Culture /Discipline
Ms. Glovier-KG-5th- vglovier@harmonytx.org

Student Chromebook Request Form


Good day, Harmony Family!

Please fill out this Student Chromebook Request Form if you are in need of a Chromebook computer or internet service for your enrolled student(s) at Harmony School of Innovation – El Paso.

ONE GOOGLE FORM ENTRY PER STUDENT IS REQUIRED.

IMPORTANT CUT OFF TIMES TO REQUEST CHROMEBOOK:

**If you submit this Google form by Thursday, July 30th – 5 pm, the pick up of Chromebooks will be Wednesday, August 5th from 9 am – 3 pm.

**If you submit this Google form after Thursday, July 30th – 5 pm, the pick up of Chromebooks will be Friday, August 7th from 9 am – 3 pm.

**Chromebook pick up will be on a drive-through basis and located at the high school exit. (Northwest corner of the building – closest to Walgreens) Please enter from Rushing Rd. There will be two lanes of traffic. Last names A – K will be on left; Last names L – Z on right.

**You will need to know your Skyward Student Number (starts with a 400 or 800) to complete this Google Form. If you do not have it or do not have access to Skyward information system, please click this link and follow the instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eRckE2qmN85Xg25IIvhovDWq9WhTLitTe6xnVpV8cOY/edit?usp=sharing

** Parents must show a valid ID at the time of Chromebook pick-up.

Goal: Expand Distance Learning Opportunities for students who need technology at home

Harmony Public Schools is committed to helping students and their teachers continue learning outside of school. Students with no technology devices available for at-home learning may receive a Chromebook for their use at home. Students who do not have internet access at home may receive a hotspot. Please fill out this form for each harmony student you have at HSI. Thanks.

Families have enough to concentrate on these days without having to worry if their child has the tools they need to complete their schoolwork.

If your child doesn’t have consistent access to a computer device or the internet to complete schoolwork during virtual learning, Harmony Public Schools is here to help.

Beginning the first week of August, Harmony campuses across the state will be offering drive-by technology pickup days where families can pick up free computer devices and internet access solutions (ex. WiFi hot spot) for students to use to complete virtual learning during the 2020-2021 school year.

Last spring, about 4,000 Harmony students took advantage of our device-lending program, or about 1-in-every-8 students.

Through these devices, students and families will be able to access Harmony’s new learning management program Schoology. Through Schoology, students will be able to interact with both teachers and peers in a more in-depth, interactive learning experience that includes both live and on-demand classes, academic tutoring, interventions services, parent-teacher conferencing, and even extracurricular activities.

Families will also have full access to grading, assignments, schedules, progress reports, and messaging with Schoology, placing all a family’s educational tools in one easy-to-use program.

Best of all, when the time to return to campus comes, the student’s Schoology account will follow them back to campus, easing the transition for students, families, and teachers.

To find out when your campus will host its technology pickup day, follow them on Facebook.

To learn more about Harmony’s 2020-2021 reopening plan, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/ReOpening.

Kindergarten 2020-2021 Supply List

1st Grade 2020-2021 Supply List

2nd Grade 2020-2021 Supply List

3rd Grade 2020-2021 Supply List

4th Grade 2020-2021 Supply List

5th Grade 2020-2021 Supply List 

 Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, based on each family’s unique needs. Families can also switch between the two as local COVID-19 conditions or family situation changes.

The flexible learning plan was announced by Harmony CEO Fatih Ay in a letter to families.

“The best choice for Harmony in 2020-2021 is the choice that’s best for your family,” Fatih said. “While this flexible plan may be an uncommon approach, we firmly believe it is the right approach for families during these uncommon times.”

Families that choose at-home learning will have access to the same rigorous, academic environment that they have come to expect from their neighborhood Harmony campus, taught by teachers trained for educating and engaging students in a virtual environment.

Families who choose to send their students for in-person learning will find a safe and organized learning environment that they can feel comfortable sending their child to each day. This includes enhanced health  and sanitary protocols, as well as possible adjustments to daily routines to help keep all of our students and team members as safe as possible.

All students will continue to receive the same full academic and support services from their teachers, counselors, and school leaders that they would receive on-campus, including our English-language learners and students receiving Special Education services.

Helping to keep families connected regardless of their learning location is Harmony’s new, all-in-one learning management system Schoology. Through Schoology, students and families will have full access to instructional materials, assignments, grading, calendars, and parent messaging in one platform that follows them seamlessly from at-home to in-person learning and back, if needed.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. 

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

Harmony School of Innovation is considering offering a 2-week virtual summer school from July 6th – July 17th. We want to get your feedback to determine if there is interest from our families. It will be decided by the campus if the school will or will not be able to offer summer school for certain grade levels since this is only a survey to determine the interest of our families. The deadline to submit this survey is June 28th. Thank you for your feedback.

Virtual Summer School 2020-21 Interest Survey

HSI – Kinder

HSI – 1st Grade

HSI – 2nd Grade

HSI – 3rd Grade

HSI – 4th Grade

HSI – 5th Grade

HSI – 6th Grade

HSI – 7th Grade

HSI – 8th Grade

HSI – High School

Good day, Harmony Family!

We hope this letter finds you and your family doing well. The end of school year is here and it is now time to turn in any school owned items, specifically Chromebook computers.

Please see the schedule below for turning in school items. This event will occur on a drive through basis and you will not need to get out of your vehicle. The drive through will be entering from Rushing, passing by the Middle/High School exit, then proceeding out towards Fairbanks.

When you turn in items, please have Chromebooks charged, open and on so that HSI Staff can verify the Chromebook works and has no damage. If the Chromebook is not in this state, you will be asked to pull over to a designated spot so that the Chromebook can be plugged in and checked.

Any other items, such as books belonging to the school, may be turned in at the same time and location.

Day / Date Time Last Name
Tuesday         5/26 9am-12pm A-G
Wednesday    5/27 9am-12pm H-O
Thursday        5/28 9am-12pm P-Z

Dual Credit Flyer

Dual Credit Selection


Seniors,

Please find the detailed info for the HSI Class of 2020 Parade:

HSI Class of 2020 Parade
Date: May 22, 2020
Start: 4 PM
End: 5 PM
Location: HSI ( Please SEE the Attached Map)

Student Guidelines
• Students are to remain in vehicles the entire time.
• Students are not allowed to enter the buildings or congregate in the parking lot.
• Students are encouraged to follow proper social distancing guidelines such as wearing a face mask and avoiding all physical contact.
• Students are to drive 5 MPH inside the parking lot and should try to maintain a safe distance from the other vehicles in the parade.
• Students are to decorate vehicles prior to the event, absolutely no profanity.
• Students are allowed to enter the parade and circle three times.
• Students are allowed to honk and play school appropriate music.
• Students will collect their gifts as they participate in the parade.
• Students will arrive by no later than 4 PM and will line up in front of MS/HS drop off facing North until the parade begins. See diagram.
• Students may invite parents to ride along in the same vehicle.
• Students should have their names on the car windshield.


Harmony Public Schools has been honored with the National “Above and Beyond” Award for service to students and the community during this pandemic.

As part of efforts to celebrate National Charter Schools Week (NCSW), today, Harmony Public Schools joins a select group of 10 schools you may not have heard about from across America being recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) as Above and Beyond Award honorees. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Harmony Public Schools assessed the needs of students, their families, and the community, and quickly mobilized. The Above and Beyond Award was earned by schools that took the extra step to serve not only their own students, but also the broader community—during the coronavirus pandemic, despite all the challenges that came with transitioning to online learning.

Specifically, staff at Harmony Public Schools in Texas are producing face shields and medical supplies for local health-care workers and first responders on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

The school gave the team carte blanche to manufacture protective medical gear and equipment. Within a couple days, 100 Harmony staff members volunteered and got trained about how to make face shields using 3-D printers and they’ve since donated more than 3000 face shields in coordination with county and health officials across the state of Texas. Each face shield takes roughly five hours to manufacture and costs around $1 to make.

Additionally, Harmony Public Schools staff members have served more than 350,000 meals to children in their communities.

“When schools nationwide transitioned to distance learning, it became clear to us that charter schools were setting a model for the rest of the nation on what it looked like to step up and care for their communities in the face of a global pandemic,” said Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. “There are many public schools that served their students well in the face of COVID-19, but the exceptional work of our Above and Beyond Award winners embodies compassion and caring for people outside their school community who also needed help. Their work is a model of servant leadership for the rest of the nation,” she added.

National Charter School week celebrates charter school achievements May 10- May 16.  For information on the national charter school movement, please visit the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website at www.publiccharters.org.

Attention all 5th-7th grade parents and students. Please view the attachment to find out information about qualifying for middle school Pre-AP classes.

Middle School Pre-AP Announcment


Middle School Pre-AP announcment

2nd round locker clean out


Harmony Public Schools has made the decision to host this year’s commencement ceremony virtually, due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, orders from the local government, and recommendations from public health officials.   
We would like to thank you, our Harmony family, for all you are doing to help keep your student focused on their academic achievement during these unique circumstances. We often talk about the importance of a collaborative culture between teachers, school leaders, students, and families. Throughout this crisis, you have continually shown what it’s like for a school system and its families to work as true partners in education. We’re glad you’re a part of our team!
 
We will continue to update you as specific dates, times, and other details for the virtual graduation ceremony become available.
 
Wishing you and your family the best,
 
Harmony Public Schools-El Paso