HPS Austin Welcomes Back!
AUGUST 15TH MARKED THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR HPS AUSTIN!
The best time of the year is welcoming our students and staff back to school! For some, they are embarking on their last year of high school and thinking of their transition to college. For others, this is their first day of school ever! Here's a look of some of our first day of school photos from across the Austin district.
HPS AUSTIN WELCOMES BACK TEACHERS AND STAFF!
TEACHERS RUN INTO THE NEW YEAR!
HPS Austin teachers and staff were energetically greeted by Harmony School of Excellence cheerleaders at the 2nd annual Welcome Back Pep Rally right before the start of the new school year! The pep rally celebration also included world acclaimed inspirational speaker, Reggie Dabbs who shared the importance of teachers in the lives of students. The 2017-2018 HPS Austin teachers of the year were celebrated and presented with their trophies for their hard work and dedication to our students. Alongside their awards, HPS Austin gave thanks to the KLE Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation for their generous contributions to the district.
SUPERINTENDENT AWARD PRESENTED TO HARMONY SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AUSTIN
“It was a great privilege to receive the Superintendent Award by our fearless leader Gina Gregory. I want to thank my HSS - AUSTIN team for their dedication and hard work. Keep up the great work! Thank you” Mr. Subas, HSS Austin Principal
Paint to Inspire
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS PAINT POSITIVITY INTO THE LIVES OF THEIR STUDENTS
Middle School Teachers paint inspirational quotes in the girl's bathroom at Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville hoping to inspire and motivate students throughout the year. After seeing a similar painting on her Facebook feed from a Texas school, Mrs. Bethany Cathey fell in love with the idea and wanted to make it happen at her campus. Bethany put out a social media post to see who would be interested in helping her with the paint project, and now she had a team of inspirational painters! She is hoping to continue the project in all of the bathrooms and get students involved in the painting.
“Middle school can be hard time so I thought, what a great way to bring some positivity to their day.”
In 2016, artist Polina Novozhenets and previous Harmony Austin art teacher designed a mural specifically for Harmony School of Excellence in her signature technicolor style. Multi-colored ribbon spells “HSE Austin” across the wall the entire length of the cafeteria room.
Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville alumna Roshan Khan testified on August 8th, 2018 in front of the House Public Education Committee hearing at the Texas State Capitol in order to advocate for charter school. Roshan is a 16-year-old National Merit Finalist who recently graduated from Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville in May and is planning to quadruple major at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall -- she shared her story of how her public charter school changed the trajectory of her life.
Home Visits Work!
HPS AUSTIN CONTINUES HOME VISIT TRADITION
Harmony’s Home Visit Program is one way our staff supports students and families through the educational process. Harmony teachers visit more than 7,000 homes each year to answer any questions families might have, often helping parents work through confusion about the college application process or provide student resources. We want to ensure our students know that they have the support of both their school and their family in their academic pursuits. Educators from all grades have made the commitment to build communication between themselves and families by visiting the homes of their students. Parents, we encourage you to contact your campus to request your home visit today!
1421 WELLS BRANCH #200 Pflugerville, TX 78660 GRADES: 6TH-12TH
930 E Rundberg Lane Austin, TX 78753 Grades: PK-8th
13415 Fm 620 N Austin, TX 78717 Grades: PK-12th
12200 Anderson Mill Rd Austin, Texas 78726 Grades: PK-5th
11800 Stonehollow Dr. #100 Austin, TX Grades: K-5th
2100 East St. Elmo Rd. Austin, Texas 78744 Grades: 6th-12th
2124 EAST ST. ELMO RD. A AUSTIN, TEXAS 7874 GRADES: PRE K-5TH