HPS Austin Monthly November Edition

HPS is so thankful for our families! We were so happy to have shared meals on our campuses with so many of you. Please enjoy this month's edition of our Austin Newsletter.

Mark Your Calendar!

We are looking for qualified volunteers to help judge our Science Fair in January. Please visit any HPS Austin website or Facebook page to find the application.

Why I choose Harmony Public Schools: The Faces of Harmony

Jasmine at HSANA says, "I love Harmony because we are a small community! We are so close to one another...Like a family."

HSS hosts Police Chief Art Acevedo

Harmony School of Science had the honor of hosting Austin's own Chief of Police for a student assembly. Character Matters is one of the Core Values promoted by Harmony Public Schools and Chief Acevedo joined HSS to support this effort. He met with school leadership on how to further community engagement and talked with the students about the importance of citizenship.

Honoring our Veterans

Lieutenant McDavid talks to HSA students about his experiences in foreign wars

HSS hosts a luncheon and assembly for Veterans including their own Mrs. Molina

HSANA students write letters to vets at Brooks Army Medical Center

HSE and HSI prepared care packages to send to vets overseas

HSPS hosts an assembly for students and veterans to connect

Harmony Across the State

HSA El Paso builds a solar car!

STEM SOS Level 3 Project

Last Spring, HSA El Paso placed 12th in the Solar Car Challenge, an international competition held at Texas Motor Speedway. Their car drove 99 miles. Team captain, Johnny Brown, won the "Marks Award" for displaying the true spirit of solar car racing.


HSANA students travel to Disney World for Science Field Trip

HSA Algebra class scores #1 in HPS State scores for Mock STAAR

HSI Students Visit Girlstart's Starry Night

Congratulations Harmony Teachers of the Month

HSS: Mrs. Williams and Ms. Salinas

HSA: Ms. Stanton and Mrs. Fuller

HSPS: Mrs. O'Donnell, Ms. Handrick, Ms. Rose, and Mr. Dickson

HSANA: Mr. Kleb

HSI: Ms. Murphy and Ms. Kraus

HSE: Mr. Ellyson, Mr. Robey, and Ms. Tims

HSANA Cultural Fair

Harmony Science Academy North Austin celebrated their diverse student body this month at the multicultural fair. Booths were set up representing various countries across the globe. Families enjoyed authentic foods and artifacts prepared by students for this educational event.

Harmony Science Academy Ribbon Cutting

In 2002, HPS opened its second ever campus right here in Austin on Rundberg Lane in a remodeled church building. The waitlist at this campus continued to grow every year but the school structure did not allow for more students. On August 20th, the day arrived for HSA to open it's new doors. The families that we serve have dreamed of this new building for years. We celebrated the milestone in the HPS family in November with the Rundberg community.


HSANA partners with Scott and White Health to host a blood drive for staff and students

HSA works with the community to host a pancake breakfast for fellow student battling Leukemia

HSANA students volunteer at Free to Breathe to help raise funds for Lung Cancer

TX 4000, the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, visited HSE to talk about their non-profit

HSA begins sorting cans for their food drive with the Capital Area Food Bank

Ronald McDonald House visits HSANA to encourage students to participate in the Lights of Love 5K fundraiser

HSE students volunteer in the Iron Man Triathlon

HSI donates funds raised by their campus to HSPS student Anthony and family as he recovers from Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

HSANA's SPARK club prepared and delivered care packages for Austin's homeless community

HSPS shows support for Anthony

Anthony, a sophomore at Harmony School of Political Science, fell ill in early August and was misdiagnosed with Epilepsy. After spending time at the hospital, Anthony was diagnosed with Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephhalitis, a rare auto-immune disorder that affects the brain. After spending 9 weeks in the hospital, Anthony is still undergoing outpatient treatment to relearn speech, fine motor skills, memory, and coordination. HSPS has promoted awareness for "Anthony's Fight" and are thankful each Austin campus showed support by wearing his favorite color green.

Harmony Promotes Literacy and Learning

Harmony School of Innovation turned their school into Camp Read-A-Lot! The family fun event featured fun games and activities to promote the love of reading. Each classroom was transformed to host different activities such as Reading Under the Stars and Puppet Pals.

To encourage student success on the STAAR test, HSI teachers volunteered to take a Pie in the Face. Students with top scores were able to choose any teacher to "pie" as a reward for their hard work!

Guests to Harmony

Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell visits HSPS

Mentors visit HSE students to help with their STEM projects

Successful Smiles came to HSA for dental care

Mexic-Art Museum visits HSS

HSA invites Children's Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores to give an art and writing workshop at HSA

HPS Austin Senior Camp

Seniors from all three Austin High Schools had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Marble Falls. Students traveled to Camp Champions for a weekend of college prep and team building. College reps from across the state gave lectures on the admissions process and university life.

Clubs and Sports at HPS
PAL Kickball at HSA with Austin APD
Carah at HSE was selected to play for the Regional Volleyball team for Texas Charter School Athletic Association League
Middle School Pep Rally at HSANA

Homecoming Dance at HSE

Harmony School of Excellece high school students had a blast at this year's Homecoming Dance. Their wonderful Parent Teacher Organization helped with the planning, decorating, and chaperoning the event. Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court!

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