Harrisburg Academy




The Explorer: Alumni Edition 



The Harrisburg Area's
First IB World School 

 June 1, 2016

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Dear Friends,

As you might imagine, our seniors are focused on their graduation coming up on Friday, June 10.  But they aren't the only ones focused on an important goal.

My single agenda is the alumni portion of this year's Academy Fund. My sincere thanks to Academy alumni who already have contributed. Thursday, June 30 marks the end of this year's Academy Fund.

Make your gift now and join fellow alumni who have contributed. Your gifts
- large and small - make a significant difference.  Our students are our purpose!

My special thanks to Matthew Grandon '08, Maggie Goldberg '90, Ethan Titelman '97, Eugene Kim '92, Ilsa Snyder '09, Carl Marshall '65, other class agents, and Steve Stewart for their leadership with our Academy Fund efforts. Please join me in supporting the efforts of your classmates. Help to continue advancing and growing what our alumni community can do for one another, our school, and our students.

CLICK HERE to make your gift to this year's Academy Fund.


Michael LaRue '02

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
(717) 763-7811 Ext. 1397


Alumni Relations Mission Statement

Harrisburg Academy's Alumni Relations program works to extend the advantages of an Academy education beyond graduation.  We are committed to expanding our global network of alumni, enriching Academy alumni relationships, and galvanizing the philanthropic support of current and future alumni for the school's mission and operations.


2016 Commencement

Harrisburg Academy will be celebrating the Class of 2016 graduates at Commencement on Friday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at Messiah College's Parmer Hall.  All Academy community members are invited to join us and honor our graduates.


This year's Alumna of the Year and Commencement speaker is Deborah Masters '69.


Visit the Academy's website for more information.  Questions?  Please contact Debbie Potter.


Mark Your Calendars for Alumni Weekend 2016

Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2016, which will be held Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1.  The schedule of events is coming together nicely, so stay tuned for the full list of activities for the weekend, including the 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony.


Questions?  Please contact Michael LaRue.


Mr. John Binnert Named New Head of Middle and Upper Schools

Join us in welcoming Mr. John Binnert to the Harrisburg Academy community as the new head of Middle and Upper Schools and International Baccalaureate coordinator!  John is excited to learn about Middle and Upper School at the Academy, especially International Baccalaureate-integrated curriculum and the Centers for Experiential Learning & Innovation.  The Academy's administration, faculty, and search committee enjoyed their day-long interview with John and were impressed with his qualifications and passion for student-centered learning.  Read more...


Questions? Please contact Michael LaRue.


Communicating Across Lightyears: Amateur Radio at Harrisburg Academy

by Sean Barnes, Upper School physics and math teacher

At 12:43 EDT on Friday, May 6, the International Space Station (ISS) came over the north east horizon traveling at 17,500 mph. US Astronaut Jeff Williams came over the mic on the amateur radio station to call All Saints Academy near Newport, Rhode Island. The ARISS program (Amateur Radio on the ISS) has scheduled over 1,000 such contacts since the first back in 2000. The waiting list is over a year long, but Harrisburg Academy is taking steps to be added to the list.  Read more...


Connect With Us Online

Be sure to connect with Harrisburg Academy online in the places that you visit and engage most. Through our postings on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram, YouTube, and our blog you can take a peek into the daily happenings at the Academy, both in and out of the classroom.  For Academy alumni updates and events, be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.




Questions?  Please contact Michael LaRue.


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