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.
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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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.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 19th.
Approximately 100 Harvest Collegiate students adventured to the Princeton Blairstown Center last month for an overnight trip to build problem solving skills, trust and the ability to overcome obstacles.
Students and parents can access grades online at http://grades.harvestcollegiate.org/.
You can login to see student grades using two of the following:
- Student ID
- Home Phone
If that’s not working, students have a password to access the information.
More information about understanding Jumprope Progress Reports is here: Explaining Jumprope.
Harvest Collegiate will host conferences for students, their families and advisors and teachers this week on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and Friday, October 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students should attend with their parents to discuss and own their own progress. Progress Reports will be distributed at that time.
Advisors will be scheduling appointments by Wednesday afternoon. If you need to make an appointment at an different time, email your child’s advisor at firstname@harvestcollegiate.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
All PTA meetings are 5:30-7:00 p.m. School Leadership Team meetings precede the PTA meetings from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8 – PTA Meeting: Teacher Presentations on Curriculum; Elections.
Tuesday, November 12 – PTA Meeting: Understanding the College Landscape
Tuesday, December 10 – PTA Meeting
Thursday, December 19 – Winter Solstice Celebration, Concert and Potluck
Tuesday, January 7 – PTA Meeting: Community Movie Night
Tuesday, February 4 – PTA Meeting
Tuesday, March 4 – PTA Meeting
Tuesday, April 1 – PTA Meeting
Tuesday, May 6 – PTA Meeting: Fundraiser Planning; Announcement of elections
June – Final PTA Meeting TBA: Elections, celebration, and final fundraising event.
Harvest Collegiate Parents:
Welcome to the Harvest Collegiate Parent Teacher Association! We are here to support the school, and to help address the general issues and concerns of our membership (which includes all parents and guardians of Harvest students).* Thanks to all of you who came to last week’s meeting; we hope to see even more of you at our next general meeting, which will be on October 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
We are eager to get started on this year’s activities, and we need all the help we can get! We did not have time to pass around the volunteer sign-up sheet, so instead, we invite you to email our Vice President, Janice, (janiceharvestcollegiate@
Activities for which we need volunteers:
The Harvest PTA Executive Board
Lenore, Janice, Grace, and Alex
*From our Bylaws: The objectives of the Association are to provide support and resources to the school for the benefit and educational growth of the children; to develop a cooperative working relationship between the parents and staff of our school; to develop parent leadership and build capacity for greater involvement; to foster and encourage parent participation on all levels; and to provide opportunities and training for parents to participate in school governance and decision-making.