High School News

May 29, 2012

This is being written from my father’s house in France, where I have been staying for the past couple of weeks while he recovers from surgery. I must thank my colleagues at Harmony who made this trip possible with their generous kindness and support – and all that extra work.

Meanwhile, the High School was on a trip of its own to Kentucky, where they were staying at a camp mid-way between Lexington and Red River Gorge. You can read about their adventures on the new high school blog at http://dev.harmonyschool.org/2012/05/08/high-school-at-torrent-falls-via-ferrata/

While you are there, take some time to explore Harmony’s new web site, brought to us by the dedication and design talent of Paul Swanson, who has poured months of his life into this project! Thank you, Paul, for making us look so good.

The teachers will all be back together again on Monday, May 14, when Student/Parent/Teacher conferences begin. (If you are unsure about the schedule, please contact Tom at 812-333-1120.) The conferences herald two of the busiest weeks of our year. Senior presentations begin at Rhino’s on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00am.

There are evening events, too. On Thursday, May 17, for instance, the students will be celebrating the end of the year at the High School Prom, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. And save the date – Tuesday, May 22 – for History Night – your chance to see some of the wonderful work your student has been doing and watch the grades go up against each other in our annual competition for The Herodotus Cup. This year should be a particularly exciting contest, as the now-Juniors and Seniors battle it out for one final time in what has been a three-year long struggle for supremacy! So come and sample some delicious Desserts of the Decades, enjoy one of our favorite traditions, and help us raise a little money for next year’s history classes. The program begins at 6:30pm.

All of this culminates, of course, in graduation – on the afternoon of Saturday, May 26. Please consider coming, even if your student is not a senior this year. It is always a lovely event, when these spectacular young people have the chance to celebrate their considerable achievements with the community that loves them. It is what Harmony is all about. -Sal

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