Commons Speaker Series #6 – Raising Mindful Children

Cheddy Harvey and Siobhan LeGros shared their wisdom and knowledge with a packed house for our Commons Speaker Series presentation on Raising Mindful Children on February 15th. Cheddy and Siobhan have separately pursued mindfulness and the various aspects of it — neuroscience, meditation, self-care, applications for teachers/parents — and have...

Rochester Sustainability Collaborative meeting

On the Friday afternoon before February break, Harley was delighted to host a meeting of the Rochester Sustainability Collaborative. This group is a network of regional organizations that collaborate on projects and assist with the development of sustainability programs. Members in attendance represented RIT, U of R, SUNY Geneseo, SWBR...

DNA in Flag Hall with math connections

In a way to expand (literally) on their study of DNA, Mrs. Rivers’ seventh graders created larger than life strands of our genetic building blocks.  Deoxyribonucleic acid nucleotides are composed of one of four nitrogen-containing nucleobases (cytosine, guanine, adenine, or thymine) and a  sugar and a phosphate group. The nucleotides...

History and Science combine!

In a way to connect his 6th grade history students to their class content beyond the classroom walls, Raj Singaravelu utilized the large erosion table in the Greenhouse to let his students explore the kind of soil Sumarians would have worked with to create irrigation for their planted crops. The...

Science Fair evening

Just before February Break, the annual Science Fair is held in the Gallery and Commons. The fourth graders shared their initial hypotheses for their experiments modeled after whichever famous scientist/innovator they each studied in the fall. They gathered feedback on their design proposals and will use the month of March...

James and the Giant Peach + PUSH

This year’s Middle School musical production is James and the Giant Peach, a Roald Dahl classic story. Under theatrical direction of Linda Foster, with musical direction from Kristy Houston, and additional support from Tracey Linder, the cast and crew are hard at work preparing their show. Since the Upper School...

Hartman celebration

Sunday, January 29th marked a great moment in the history of Worlds Colliding…. Hartman Fest. This event was held in the Commons as a fun, casual way for everyone who has ever worked with Chris Hartman to gather together to wish him well as he says goodbye to Harley as...

Commons Speaker Series #5- Dr. Walter Cooper

The Briggs Center for Civic Engagement was packed with an eager audience who had come to hear Dr. Walter Cooper speaker as our presenter at the Commons Speaker event on January 18th. Dr. Cooper is a scientist, humanitarian, activist, and passionate advocate for education. He earned his doctorate in Chemistry...

Blood Drive

The Upper School Key Club once again hosted the Red Cross Blood Drive in the BCCE. According to advisor Juliana Floret, here were the numbers from the event: Numbers of volunteers working during the drive – 21 New donors – 11 Donors – 27 Pints collected – 21 Lives saved...

Beyond Soup Common Plate

What do you get when you combine students from Harley and World of Inquiry schools, a few teachers, plenty of raw local food, and multiple ways to prepare it? You get the Common Plate event that took place at Harley on Saturday, January 14th, from 10:00-2:00. Lisa Zeller and Chris...