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.
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 [...]
Dear Friends and Families of Our Beloved Harmony School Community,
I hope this letter finds all of you finding many happy moments slowing down and in robust health. This spring I’ve put in a nice vegetable garden, watched birds, went for a few nature walks, read some books and had a good time catching up with family and friends. I write to all of you with a somewhat heavy heart today, however. After twenty five years in the 5th & 6th grade classroom [...]