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!
Marty was one of Harmony's first teachers. He began teaching at Harmony in 1978 as a 5th and 6th grade language arts teacher. He made the transition to middle school ten years later, where he continued to focus on language arts and social studies. Marty coordinated Harmony's yearbook every year, and says, "publishing student work has been a fundamental part of my curriculum."
We've started reaching out to past Harmony teachers as part of our efforts to build a stronger alumni network. Because our teachers are really part of that network, too. So back in August we gathered a group of past teachers together on Zoom to reflect together on what they learned from their Harmony days and to share what they are doing now. It was the first in what we hope will be a series of conversations.
Harmony School is looking for a few large tents to use outside of the building over a couple of weeks.
If you have a tent similar to the one in the photo (tents with roll-up sides will also work) and are willing to let the school use one from approximately August 31-September 11, please email John in the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday. Please include dimensions.