First IB World School
are charting a course for success. Fall is a time of transition; it
is not one season but many. We set bold academic goals for our
children, for ourselves as professionals, and for our alumni community as
an engine of discovery and opportunity! Fall always begins with the
optimism of accomplishment.
Here at your alma mater, we are working hard to remain focused on what
matters most -- educating students in ways that cultivate each
individual. As always, we are witnessing vibrant conversations in
every corner of our campus: conversations about the dynamics of sameness
and difference among us; about the responsibilities of adulthood; and
about the values of an academic community. By keeping classes
small, fostering student research, and bringing great alumni speakers to
campus, we are building a strong and devoted culture for alumni today and
I hope you are inspired to see your alma mater working hard and
well. We have a $53,000 Academy Fund goal ahead of us this year,
and it is up to all of us to align our focus and contribute towards this
important goal that will benefit current students and alumni of all ages.
Annual Alumni Basketball Game -
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
is tradition at Harrisburg Academy every year on the evening before
Thanksgiving (Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 starting at 6 p.m.), we will host
the annual Alumni Basketball Games for men and women. The lights in
Louis Lehrman Gymnasium will be on, Coach Serino and Coach Pancoski will
take their all-too-familiar stances along the benches, and alumni young
and old will be in the stands or dressed to play in front of the current
Spartan Varsity Basketball teams.
Please make plans to attend this year and join us! We can't wait to
welcome you home.
#GivingTuesday is coming...
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 29 to celebrate generosity and make
your Academy Fund gift. This day marks the Academy's third annual #GivingTuesday appeal, a day designated to come together and spread the
tradition of giving.
To inspire generosity, for every dollar you donate
Harrisburg Academy alumna and current parent, Ellen O. Caldwell '80,
will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Join the $5,000
challenge match and show your support!
Harrisburg Academy Honors
Varsity Swimming Coach, Chris Clark
the Alumni Weekend pep rally last month, the Academy honored longtime
swimming coach, Chris
Clark, for her unwavering dedication to growing the
Academy's swimming team. Although humble in its beginnings with two
swimmers, today's Varsity Swimming team boasts 20 members.
Harrisburg Academy dedicated a new record board to Coach Clark, now a
permanent fixture in Louis Lehrman Gymnasium that will hang with all our
other sports banners and record boards. "I'm tremendously
honored. The team has been 17 years in the making. I'm
completely blown away and humbled by the swimmers and how they continue
to improve and raise the standards for the program," said Coach
PRESS RELEASE: Harrisburg
Academy's Entire 8th Grade Awarded Trip to National WWII Museum in New
WORMLEYSBURG, PA - The 32 members of Harrisburg Academy's
8th grade class will be traveling to New Orleans in April through a
$16,500 grant secured by their history teacher, Lindsay Bowman.
Of the 100-plus applications submitted to DSF Charitable Foundation
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in September, only two schools in North
America were chosen to receive the grant. Harrisburg Academy is one
of the two. Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: 2016 IB
Scholarship for Summer Study Awards $30,000 to Harrisburg Academy
WORMLEYSBURG, PA - In 2006, Harrisburg Academy was the first
school in the Harrisburg area to offer the International Baccalaureate
(IB) Diploma Program, an interdisciplinary and globally oriented
curricular program that encourages students to ask questions, think
critically, and act responsibly. In conjunction with the IB Diploma
program, Harrisburg Academy offers the IB Scholarship for Summer Study
and is proud to announce its 2016 recipients (pictured here, from left): Xuwen Amy L. '18,
Hayden Q. '18,
Madison B. '18,
and William C. '18.