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Dr. Soner Tarim

Soner Tarim Dr. Soner Tarim is a founding member and current superintendent of Harmony Public Schools, high performing K-12 public charter schools located in Texas with a strong focus on science, technologies, engineering, and math (STEM) providing opportunities for underserved communities. He is the driving force in creating STEM academies with an emphasis on college-readiness and the tracking of performance metrics of its high caliber students.

A luminary in the Charter School Community, his leadership philosophy recognizes the need to develop meaningful partnerships, maintain open collaborative lines of communication, and leverage relationships with high-level corporate, business, civic, legislative and international leaders to advance the mission of Harmony and opportunities for its beneficiaries.

Over his 24 year professional career, Dr. Tarim has developed innovative educational programs geared to K-12 schools. He is highly sought after as a consultant and as a speaker in state charter & STEM conferences and has distinguished himself as a results-oriented educator with unrivaled expertise and knowledge in developing and managing innovative charter schools.

Under Dr. Tarim's leadership, Harmony has grown to 36 schools and 20,000 students from throughout the state of Texas, many of which have been recognized as academically competitive schools in the nation. Harmony has received numerous outstanding awards and recognitions including the National Title I Distinguished School Award for closing the achievement gap and a Broad Prize nomination.

Dr. Tarim holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is a trained biologist and ecologist. In addition to his background in biological sciences, he has taught many courses in the field of biology, ecology, general science, and physical education at the high school, college and graduate school levels. Dr. Tarim has spearheaded scientific symposiums and international science Olympiads including I-SWEEEP (the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project), the largest science fair event of its kind comprising over 1,000 top-ranked high school students representing 43 states and over 70 nations world-wide presenting and sharing their ideas, experiences, and knowledge to promote maintaining global sustainability. He has also has developed and directed successful after school programs.

Dr. Tarim has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, policies, procedures, and guidelines for charter schools in the areas of Admissions, Governance, and Human Resources. He is a certified school board member and school administrator trainer and sits on the Board of Directors of the Region 4 Education Service Center, which is the largest Texas educational service center providing services to 54 school districts representing over 1,000,000 students and more than 83,000 professional educators.

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PTO Election

There will be an election for new PTO team. Please join us on the election day and vote for your candidates. Details are below:

Event: PTO Election

Date: September 27, 2016

Location: Highs School-Conference Room

Time: 3:30 pm

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Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability Ratings

"Results Each district and campus within the State of Texas is awarded with one of two eligible ratings for State Accountability. A rating of “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required” is awarded to each district and campus by determining if the points within each Index Target met or exceeded the minimum standard as set by the state. When a school does very well in a particular field of study a distinction is earned.
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Employee of the Month

"Dear Harmony Students & Parents,
This year we would like to give chances to our students and parents to join us in selecting the employee of the month. Please fill out the survey that is sent to all parents and students and submit it, so you can contribute to our school society. Please simply select the person, who you think has showed an outstanding performance this month (September) within school environment to better serve families, students, and learning atmosphere. This person can be any employee working in our school either in middle or high school. Thank you for your interest to provide help for Harmony Community."

Parent Night

"Hello Harmony Parents, HSA-Dallas counseling department would like to inform parents about our academic programs and advanced courses. There will be presentations for parents, who have students in 9th, 10th, and/or 11th grade. Parent night schedule is as follows;
9th Grade Parent Night: Wednesday, September 14 at 4 pm
10th Grade Parent Night: Wednesday, September 21 at 4 pm
11th Grade Parent Night: Wednesday, September 28 at 4 pm"

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