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2015-2016 ENROLLMENT!

The application window for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for all HPS campuses and will close on March 15, 2015. You may submit your application online or in person at your campus of choice.

If there are more applications than available seats for the 2015-2016 school year, a lottery will be held to determine who will be admitted. The date for this lottery will be disclosed at a later time. For additional questions, please call your local campus of choice.

A list of current campuses and their locations can be found here.


Dear Parents/Guardians & Students:

Thank you for your continued support of Harmony Public Schools! Re-enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. Please be sure to return your re- enrollment form(s) either to the front office by paper or through the student/parent portal no later than February 1, 2015. Space is limited for the upcoming academic year, so seats are only guaranteed to students whose re-enrollment forms are returned by February 1, 2015.
Note: The re-enrollment form is for existing students ONLY.

Parents/guardians of students wishing to apply for the first time are required to complete a new student application, which can also be found at the front office or on the school's web page.


2015 Annual Beautification Day

HSA-Laredo's Annual Beautification Day will take place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. Make plans to take part in keeping our school grounds beautiful!


2015 Online Bridge Competition!

The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest is an Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering.

Please click here for a clear and detailed instructions…2015 Bridge Contest Instructions!


Click here for details!

Click here for Prizes!


Congratulations FTC Teams!

On January 17th, both FTC Teams traveled to Del Rio, TX to compete in the FTC Division of US First Robotics.
FTC Team #9228 received a ranking of 4th Place. Congratulations to both our teams, coached by Mr. Togan, on a GREAT JOB!
Congratulations to coaches, mentors, and robotic students.

Team #9228
Carlos Arrellano
Andrew Amezcua
Isai Jimenez-Lopez
Noemi Moreno
Robert Whitman
Cuahtemoc Vidal
Kenneth Yi
Ramond Vuong

Team #8639
Alejandro Paez
Austin Munson
David Chun
Fausto Sotelo
James Porter
Lorenzo Castillo
Luis Morales

Special thanks and congratulations to Robotics mentors:
Tony Arrendondo and Marcos Dominguez


2015 National School Choice Week

Harmony Science Academy- Laredo will be participating in National School Choice Week! This week long event from January 26th-30th will celebrate students' choice when it comes to their education. Each day, a special event will take place:

Monday, January 26th- Advisory/DEAR butcher paper poster contest
Teachers and students will use the Advisory/DEAR period to decorate a bulletin board/door/exterior through the week of January 2 wall by creating a poster in celebration of National School Choice Week
The judging will take place on Monday, January 26, as we wish to announce the winners on the following day during the student assembly. We will be assessing its creativity/originality, neatness/organization, positive message, must include the words "National School Choice Week,"
1st place: All students in the class will receive free dress on Thursday
2nd place: All students in the class will receive$1 credit towards free dress
3rd place: All students in the class will receive PRS

Tuesday, January 27th- Student Assembly at the gym
Students and teachers will be asked to report to the gym to make positive comments about our school and share fruitful experiences. We will have the first place LOTE poetry and dancing competitors perform 3 Sessions:
6th and 7th 8:15-9:15 LOTE Spanish Dancers
8th and 9th 9:30-10:30 LOTE Spanish Dancers
10th through 12th 2:00-3:00 LOTE Poetry

Wednesday, January 28th- School Tour
Visitors will be walked around the school, and we will go into different classrooms to showcase what our teachers are doing and what our students are learning.

Thursday January 29th-Science Extravaganza at the gym
This event will take place from 8:15am-2:50pm
Science teachers will take their classes to the gym, whereby a select group of high school students will be demonstrating and explaining their projects to these students to further entice them to explore STEM careers

Friday January 30th- Free Dress day with yellow clothing
Students who come in yellow will have free dress!



Harmony Science Academy Open House Schedule!

To learn more about our schools and educational programs, you may attend one of our open house sessions. Presentations will cover information regarding Harmony Science Academy-Laredo, TX.


2014 Senior Portraits!

Attn: Seniors

Please be reminded that all seniors need to schedule portrait appointments with Peter Pan Studios. The only available dates will be January 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Students must call Peter Pan Studios at 723-4642 to schedule the appointments. The hours available are 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Up to 4 students can be scheduled per hour. The deposit is $40 due the day of the sitting, which covers Cap & Gown and Formal. Attached is a price list about our sizes and packages. Please contact Peter Pan Studios if you have any further questions.

Peter Pan Studios Price List


2015-2016 Re-Enrollment Forms!

Re-enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 6th. Re-enrollment can be done two ways this year by either using the Harmony Parent Portal App. Or by filling out the re-enrollment form and turning it into the front office. Re-enrollment forms will be sent home on Tuesday, January 6th in both English and Spanish. All applications either through the portal or by paper need to be turned in by January 31st or your child will need to go back into the lottery for next school year. We will have forms in the front lobby if you misplace yours. We look forward to seeing everyone return for next school year!

2015-2016Re-Enrollment Forms!


2014-2015 Annual Family Picnic Fall Portraits!

We are now accepting orders for the Fall Portraits that were taken during our 2014 Family Annual Picnic, please come by the office to place your order.

You may also submit your order…HERE!

Payment must be made in the front office by Friday, January 30th. No cash will be accepted. Front Office will only accept debit/credit card, checks and money orders.

For questions, please contact Mrs. Martinez in room 139 or email at aimartinez@harmonytx.org.


National Blood Donor Month!

Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations. A reduction in turnout can put our nation’s blood inventory at a critical low. January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month (NBDM) to encourage donors to give or pledge to give blood.


Biology Remind 101

Attention Mrs. Turk's Biology Classes!
Please register to Remind 101 to get important updates and reminders (HW, Quizzes, Events and Tests) about Biology Class. This will count as a grade, and registration is free. Parents can also register. Please click here to read more . . .


2015 Spring Commencement

Classes for spring semester begin on January 6th, 2015. We wish all of our students a successful remainder of the year!


2015 Uniform Sale!

Attn: Students and Parents

Please come by the front office to purchase your uniforms. For questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Martinez or Ms. Sanchez at the front office.


LOTE Competition Winners!

We would like to congratulate all participants and winners of the 2014 Language District Competition. All of our first place students from Turkish and Spanish will be advancing and representing our school and cluster in the state competition. We wish them the best of luck. GO TIGERS!


1st place Turkish Poetry Winner: Junior, Maria Cardona
1st place Turkish Song: Sophomore, Dan Estevez
1st place Spanish poetry: 7th Grader, Rosalinda Rios
2nd place Spanish Song: Junior, Kiarah De La Rosa


1st place Spanish folkloric dance
Alyssa Sanchez
Krystal Gonzalez
Daphne Gonzalez
Isabella Avila
Gisselle Martinez
Karina Silva
Pamela Gonzalez
Salma Ramirez

Honorable mention Turkish students
Cy Cuellar
Alexia Luna

We would like to thank all of our teachers who traveled with our students and supported them. Special thanks goes out to our LOTE Department for all of her hard work and dedication! Thank you Mrs. De Leon, Mrs. Secilmis, Mrs. Togan, Mrs. Luna, and Mr. Martinez.


HOSA Winners!

Congratulations to our PLTW Biomedical Students participants and winners who advanced to HOSA Competition Events.

3rd Place - Forensic Medicine Team - Yahaira Franco & Erick Garcia - Forensic Medicine - Advancing to Spring Area Leadership Conference Competition.

10th place - Healthy Lifestyles - Rosa Cestou - Advancing to the Spring Area Leadership Conference Competition.

4th Place - Medical Law & Ethics - Juan Ramirez - Medical Law & Ethics - 4th place

We are extrememly proud of our PLTW biomedical students and would like to recognize our PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher, Mrs. Halfhill for all of her hard work and efforts in making this possible.

CONGRATULATIONS Tigers! Good luck in your upcoming competitions!


2014 Spaghetti Bridge Contest WINNERS!

Harmony Science Academy congratulates all Spaghetti Bridge Contest participants and winners!

Design Winners
1st Place Winners - 6th Graders Angela Sanchez and Kassandra Lopez
2nd Place Winner - 7th Grader Karina Palacios
3rd Place Winner - 11th Graders Korina Conttreras and Blanca Martinez

Strength Winners*
1st Place Winner - 10th Grader Jose Guajardo
2nd Place Winner -10th Graders John Morales and Josue perez
3rd Place Winner - 6th Graders Edgardo Pena David Chavez

* Based on efficiency (Weight of the Bridge / Load)
We would like to thank all students who participated and all parents who encouraged and guided students.

We would also like to thank the Science Department, especially Science Department Chair, Mr. Gurbey Demirturk for a successful, well organized and challenging event! We look forward to next year's competition!


2014 Basketball Schedule!

Attn: Students, Parents and Staff

We encourage everyone to join us at both our Girls and Boys Basketball games. For questions please contact Coach Figueroa at ffigueroa@harmonytx.org or EXT. 146.

Hope to see you there!


Planting the Seeds!


The Harmony community has grown exponentially! From the original 200 students at the Braeswood campus in 2000, we now boast an impressive 28,000 students in 43 campuses across Texas!

The primary source of revenue for Harmony Public Schools comes from the daily-attendance-based State Fund offered to all public schools in Texas. However our campuses still need your support.

Your generous donation


TAMIU Tex Prep Registration!

The Department of College and Career Readiness in HSA Laredo highly encourages our students to participate in leadership and career readiness summer programs taking place all over the country. One of the programs takes place every summer in Laredo as well: TexPREP. TAMIU TEXPREP is now accepting applications for the summer of 2015. Please hurry for being early bird and pay less for pretest by December 19th. Submit your Application…HERE! Please contact Mr. Kursun or Mr. Cetin for any questions you may have.


Subscribe to our Newsletters!

Every week, HSA Word, our journalism team, prepares a weekly newsletter that includes the upcoming events for the week. They also prepare a monthly newsletter that includes all our monthly events and school-wide recognition. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive our digital weekly and/or monthly newsletters, please fill out the information below.

Submit your Application…HERE!


Soccer Team Success!

Congratulations to the Harmony Soccer team in having an incredible season. They finished with a record (4-1-3) during the regular season and made it all the way to the semi-finals in the tournament. They were regular season champions. WAY TO GO TIGERS!!! Soccer Players: Richard Alvarez, Rodrigo Garcia, Benny A. Gonzalez, Eros Salazar, Gilberto Aguilar, Gerardo Pena, Emilio Garma, Osvaldo de la Garza, Jorge Valdivia, Ivan Marareno, Abigail Gonzalez, Fernando Mata, Matthew Smith, Rolando Hernandez, Arturo Vela, Alejandro Luna

Coached By: Aaron Alvarez and Jesus Alvarez


2014 Environmental Summit

On November 6th, 2014, students from the PLTW Biomedical Science Program will be attending the 5th Annual Environmental Summit at TAMIU sponsored by Senator Judith Zaffirini.


4th Amendment Presentation

The Political Science Pathways Program hosted a presentation by the Laredo Police Department on the 4th Amendment in order to inform and educate our students about their Constitutional Rights and how police officers enforce the laws.


2014 6th Grade "Book It" Program!

Harmony Science Academy-Laredo has been approved as a “Book It” program participant for 6th grade students. Thanks to the partnership with Pizza Hut and Accelerated Reader program, the 6th grade English department is proud to offer students that meet their monthly AR reading goals a gift certificate for a free personal pan pizza. This year, thanks to the Google Chromebook grant, students are allowed to test during their D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) and after school until 4:30 p.m. We ask for your support in encouraging silent reading time at home and know that, together, this will be an amazing school year!


2015 National Merit Scholarship Participants!

Our two seniors, Ricardo Guajardo and Tristan Melendez, met the requirements to enter 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. With a Selection Index score of 201 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. Of some 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who are being recognized in the fall semester of 2014-2015 Academic year. We are genuinely happy for this outstanding success of our students. Congratulations! You tigers rock!


2014 School Report Card!

Texas Education Agency has recently announced the Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts. We are happy to announce that HSA Laredo has received 3 distinctions for 2013-2014 academic year. We would like to thank all our students, teachers and parents for this great success.

To view our school report card…click here…!


Message to Parents!

Attention parents! Students will not be allowed to be picked up after 3:10. You will have to wait until classes end at 3:45. Only in an extreme emergency will the student be released to the parent during class session.

Atencion padres! No podran recoger a los estudiantes despues de las 3:10. Tendran que esperar al terminar las clases a las 3:45. Si hay un caso de emergencia, el estudiante podra irse con los papas.

Lunches will be accepted before: Middle school 11 AM High school 12:40 PM

Lonches seran aceptados antes de: Middle school 11 AM High school 12:40 PM


Child Find

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...


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