Good afternoon HSAG Families,

We had a great time today celebrating our Day of Awesomeness!! As we are wrapping up today, we wanted to give thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser. Also, a BIG shout out to all of the parent volunteers for helping make today succesful.  If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please register:

Please get this done as soon as possible so you will be ready to go for our next big event.

See the Wednesday ROAR for this week:

Thank you!

Good Evening HSAG Families,

We have some important news:  Our Day of Awesomeness Celebration scheduled for this Friday has been postponed due to inclement weather.  Please stay tuned to see when the event will be rescheduled (possibly next week).  I will be sending out more info later this week with a sign up for volunteers.

Good News!  Because of a high demand, the NED’s Mindset Mission Yo Yos are still on sale.  Get yours while they last from now until midnight on Friday, Nov. 4.  Remember that you must pay on RevTrak.

The student council is having a canned food drive from now until Nov. 14th.  Please bring your food donations to your homeroom teacher.

As always….check out the Wednesday ROAR: to find out about all the things going on at HSAG.

Thank you!

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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 apply online.


As you know we recently hosted an all school live stream event called NED’s Mindset Mission. We trust your student was encouraged by the show which taught about having a positive Mindset for learning and life!

Mindset Mission yo-yos are still available for purchase at school to support the free show and message. If your student has already purchased a yoyo, here is an important link to help them get off to a good start with proper string length adjustment, click here.

Additionally, here are a couple of our favorite follow up home resources from the Mindset Mission website. You may want to use these with your child as they are designed to go hand in hand with the program.

NED Coloring Face Masks
Parent Encouragement Notes

If you’d like additional resources, they are available here.

And don’t forget to ask your student what they learned in the show about having a growth mindset from YET the Yeti, Captain Kindly and during NED’s visit on the spaceship!

Please see this week’s Wednesday ROAR:

Educating together!

October is in the United States. Let’s deepen our understanding of this language-based challenge and try to raise awareness in our community.

 Eight-year-old Evan is one of the brightest children in his third-grade class. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows everything there is to know about baseball—he can even tell you who played in each of the last ten World Series games and who won. But when it comes to reading about baseball—or anything else—Evan has a lot of trouble. It takes him a long time to read each word, and even longer to read whole sentences. He often has to guess at how you say a word—and sometimes his guess is wrong. Reading out loud is especially stressful and embarrassing. His teacher recently told Evan’s parents that she thinks he might have dyslexia.

 Most people assume that part of being smart is being able to read well. About 100 years ago, though, doctors figured out that some people, even some very smart people who do really well at many other things, have trouble learning to read. This difficulty with reading is called dyslexia.

 Excerpt from:

Useful Links:

What is Dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Recommended Movie:

Taare Zameen Par- Every Child is Special

Ishaan, a student who has dyslexia, cannot seem to get anything right at his boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps him discover his hidden potential.

Good afternoon HSAG families,

It is time for the Wednesday ROAR:

Please join us Thursday from 6-8 for the Back to School Dance hosted by the HSAG PTO. It will cost $5 per family to enter and there will be a live DJ, photo booth, concessions and glow toys.  It will be a perfect night to dance the night away because there is no school on Friday for students.

We would love to see as many of our families as possible on Friday for a home visit.  If you have not received a home visit and are available on Friday, please email to get scheduled.   Our campus goal is to visit 100% of our students!  Please help us reach that goal.

Thank you!

Good afternoon HSAG Families,

Please see the newsletter: to learn about our upcoming spirt nights at Bahama Buck’s, Chuck E. Cheese, and McAlister’s Deli.

If you haven’t already done so, please complete a meal application at: SchoolCafé – HARMONY PS – NORTH TEXAS (  Harmony Science Academy Garland is no longer offering free or reduced meals without filling out an application.

This week’s newsletter also includes tips and reminders for morning drop off and afternoon dismissal.  These tips are to help make drop off and dismissal safer and faster.  Please help us by following these tips.  In the morning ONLY, you may drop your students off at either door (side or back).  It is suggested that you use the side drop off door if you are wanting to turn right onto Firewheel Parkway.  We are aware that there has been an issue at the signal light and we are checking in with the City of Garland.  No students should be dropped off at the front door before 7:30.

We thank you for your help in making our drop off and dismissal safer.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.


Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish


The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.


Forma de nominación


La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Good afternoon HSAG families,

Please see this week’s edition of the Wednesday ROAR: for important information and updates.  Don’t forget that KONA Ice will be on campus tomorrow.  Please send money with your student in a labeled envelope or zip bag.  Also, there will be no school for students this Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.

Thank you!

Good afternoon HSAG Families,

There are many exciting things coming up on campus.  Don’t forget to sign up for an after school activity.  Enrollment is going on now and they will begin next week.  Spirit shirts are on sale for just a limited time.  The deadline is Aug. 22, so get yours ordered today.  If you are looking for ways to get involved, check out our HSAG PTO events that are coming up.  We are also looking for “ROOM Parents”.  If this is something that you are interested in, please sign up.  All of this and more is located in this week’s newsletter:

Thank you,

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:


  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.


  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.


  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.


  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.


  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.


  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.


  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.


As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.


Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Stock shortage is not expected to be an ongoing issue. Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Good afternoon HSAG Family,

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the school year.  Even though this school year has had its challenges, we are so proud of our students and staff.  They have worked so hard to accomplish so much!

Please see the last newsletter of the school year:  It does contain important information for next year (schedule, calendar, reminders, school supplies, etc.)


Our campus will be closed to visitors for the remainder of the week.

  • We will be live streaming our awards ceremonies.
  • 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony is postponed — Our 6th grade teachers will be sending out additional details later today.

Have a great evening.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Good afternoon HSAG Family,

We want to invite you to the Family Dance Party this Friday night from 5:30-7:30 in the gym. We will have a glow in the dark theme with lots of light up toys, concessions, dancing, and a live DJ for the music! Admission is $5.00 per family to attend; however if parents are willing to volunteer during the event – the PTO will waive your admission fee. Please reach out to Cherish Burford, PTO President to volunteer by email at

We will also have a silent auction during the dance event with incredible items available for you to bid on! This includes an American Girl Doll, an autographed OU Basketball, Raising Cane’s Gift Basket, Kendra Scott earrings, Central Market Gift Basket, A Puppy Care Kit Basket, Sports Baskets, Hunting Safari Trips, Sports Tickets, Waterpark tickets, and so much more!  We look forward to seeing each of you at the event on Friday!

Field Day is coming up on Monday, May 23.  Please see the newsletter for more information:

Thank you!