“Every student is an intellectual”

Principal Kate Burch is interviewed in Schoolbook’s weekly Principal’s Office:

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Enjoy Spring Break!

Friday, April 11th is the last day of classes before spring break. Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 23rd. Both are full school days, and clubs will be held.

Have a safe and relaxing break!

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Harvest Students Hold First Reading Banquet

Adut and BurkOn Friday afternoon, Harvest Collegiate held a Reading Banquet.


Dozens of students lounged in our Commons for a read-in, had literary discussions while munching on “critical theory appetizers” and held a banquet while sitting at tables set up by genre. Students ended the afternoon by toasting their favorite characters including Jane Eyre, Voldemort and Great Expectations’ Miss Havisham — “for teaching us not to be bitter.”


Banq 2 Banquet

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Welcome Accepted Families

Welcome to the Harvest Collegiate Class of 2018!

Students are invited to visit Harvest on Friday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:17 p.m. Parents are invited to visit for a Q & A session from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. on those days as well. Please RSVP to  Tyree@harvestcollegiate.org or by calling 212-242-3384.

We’ll be having a Welcome Evening on Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you soon!

2014 Welcome Letter

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Harvest is Hiring!

Are you interested in joining Harvest Collegiate’s staff?

We would like to start getting to know prospective teachers as soon as possible and give you the opportunity to get to know us. We are looking for the following positions:

English / Social Studies / Math / Science (Chemistry experience preferred) / Languages Other than English / Special Education / ESL / College Counselor / Assistant Principal

For more information, click here.

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Cheer on the Robotics Team at the NYC/LI FTC Championship this Weekend

On Saturday, March 8th, the Harvest robotics team, the LaLaLaLaLlamas, will compete in the NYC/LI FTC Championship. This is an exciting, all-day competition that is open to the public and features the best teams from New York City and Long Island.

The competition will he held at:

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
6 Metrotech Center (Between Myrtle Avenue and Tillary Street)
Brooklyn Street, NY 11201

The team should arrive at 7:30am, and the opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:15am. For more information about the day, see the link to the Championship Packet. For more information about the game itself, check out the link to the Championship Program.

We hope you can come out and support the LaLaLaLaLlamas as they compete for the championship!

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LaLaLaLlamas reach the Robotics Regional Championship

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The Harvest robotics team, the LaLaLaLaLlamas, have advanced to the NYC/LI FTC regional championship.

They earned the spot during a competition over the winter break, and will participate in the regional championship on March 8th at NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering.

More details will come soon, but we hope you come to cheer the team on as they compete with the best teams in New York City.


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Support the Robotics Team


Come out and support the Harvest Robotics Team, the LaLaLaLaLlamas, as they compete for a spot at the NYC regional tournament for the US FIRST Tech Challenge.

This Saturday’s qualifier will take place at
Murry Bergtraum HS
411 Pearl St (Near Brooklyn Bridge)
New York, NY 10038


The team will be arriving at 7:30 a.m. to prepare, but the tournament officially begins at 10:15 and will run until 5 p.m.

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Harversters shine during January Intensive

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Students expanded their boundaries during our seven-day January Intensive courses by negotiating with delegates from over 70 countries at Model United Nations at Yale University, shooting their own original film or computer animation project, or learning to build a fire or outdoor shelter in the winter outdoors during Harvest survivor.

In Musical Theater, students danced with disciplined abandon to Footloose!. Deeply thoughtful conversations flourished including: “Should we be ‘tough on crime’ [in CORE reading The Condemnation of Little B]?” “What did we see and what did we not see [at a visit to Columbia University]?” “Why do we experience shame and what can we do about it [in a Humans' discussion on Flowers for Algernon]?”

Students took part in the rich resources of our city including visits to the Rubin Museum, the Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Piers, East Side for Roundtable Presentations (like Gateways), the Museum of the Moving Image, the Metropolitan

Museum, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in New Jersey, and took part in guest workshops from artists of all stripes including a John Jay Professor who connected students by telephone to Mumia Abu-Jamal for questions, and Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art dance that emerged from fighting slavery.

There was a high level of engagement, teacher ingenuity and student creativity on display as students presented their final pieces to the community and gave life to the idea of Creative Contribution. Intensive creates a distinctive memory in the regular patterns of school and helps wake us up to the questions and possibilities of life.

Take a peak at some of the work done by our students!



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Join the PTA’s email list

The Harvest PTA would like to create a way to stay in direct contact with you, especially those who are unable to make the monthly PTA meetings.  We understand not everyone can get to our meetings.  However, we want to keep you informed on what we’re planning for the rest of the school year.

Would you please take a moment to email janiceharvestcollegiate@gmail.com with your contact info to our email list?

The next PTA meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday February 11, at 5:30 p.m.

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Join us for our Winter Solstice Potluck and Performances

To Harvest Collegiate High School Parents:

The Harvest Collegiate High School PTA is excited to announce our annual Winter Solstice. It will be held on Thursday, December 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30. The program will be as follows:

5:30-6:45: Potluck dinner

6:45-7:30: Chorus, dance, and percussion performances

Please follow this link to sign up to bring your favorite dish to share with the Harvest community! You can also sign up here to help with decoration/set up; to take a turn serving; or to help clean up. Please also be aware that we have at least student with serious food allergies; it would help if everyone writes the ingredients for their dishes on an index card that can be displayed with the food. Also, parents with allergic offspring, please help by bringing at least one dish that your child can eat!

We would also like to announce our Book Drive! If every family brings one book to the Solstice, the drive will be off to a great start. The staff and students will review the donations and either keep them for the Harvest library, or will take them to the Strand, where Harvest has an account.

Questions or comments, please email Janice Kamrin (janiceharvestcollegiate@gmail.com) or Joan Zingarelli (joanharvestcollegiate@gmail.com).

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 19th.

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