Month: November 2017
Harmony staff, teachers, and administrators have spent countless of hours preparing our students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers, far too many of our low income and first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college, that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years. Harmony Public Schools has 5,033 graduates to date and is projected to have 11,686 graduates by 2020, current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.
We are asking our Harmony community to consider going beyond educational efforts, providing even greater assistance to our graduates through generous Harmony Giving Day contributions to the Harmony College Fund. All your donations will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their higher education dreams and achieve their career aspirations by providing additional scholarships and direct college and career support services.
Let’s come together to reach our target of raising $50,000 on our first ever giving day.
Thank you for your generosity.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.
We have established the Harmony College Fund (HCF) to provide financial, academic and emotional support to all graduates through scholarships, mentoring, internship programs and other services. Harmony Public Schools set a goal to raise $ 50,000 for the 1st Annual Harmony Giving Day campaign during National Giving Tuesday on November 28th, 2017.
We are asking you to contribute to Harmony College Fund to help us reach our goal. Not only will your gift help us raise funds to provide meaningful programs and services for our low-income students, but it will transform lives of many. Please join us in supporting our efforts to make the dreams of Harmony college students’ become reality.
Donations can be made online at alumni.harmonytx.org on November 28th or you can write donation check payable to “Harmony Public Schools – Harmony College Fund” and leave it at your child’s campus to district college and career coordinator attention or mailed to HPS central office to the attention of Berkan Kaya at College and Career Success Office.