Harmony’s Early Childhood Program scaled back from our normal enrollment of 21 kids and started a pod of six children and one teacher in an outdoor classroom set up on our little playground. ... The Elementary is off to a great start with our distance learning. At this time, all the classrooms are meeting in small groups over Zoom for their lessons, routines, and themes. Each classroom is also providing opportunities for the kids to see each other during in-person time at and away from Harmony.
The first two weeks the middle school held socially distanced classes outdoors. Our third week marked the switch to online learning. The students have all been given individualized schedules with times when they will meet with each teacher in large groups, small groups, and one-on-one when needed. . ... Perhaps the most exciting news from the high school this fall has been the departure of high school senior, Kobe Thompson, on his senior project: to swim the English Channel!
For the past five years Harmony's 5th/6th grade class has participated in the Jr. Master Naturalist program through Sycamore Land Trust, deepening their commitment to environmental education and getting students out into the field to learn directly from nature and our local community. This past school year, Sitav Elturan (Harmony parent and former student) talked with teacher Kathy Boone and students about their experiences [...]