2021

  • March

    Harrisburg Academy Alumnus Donates Van to Help Family of Six

    "'It’s not enough to simply learn in the classroom setting but it’s how you make a tangible difference,' [Adrian Allan] said. 'It’s imperative that we immerse our students in a culture of caring and perhaps even more important – doing.'"
    CLICK HERE to read how our Academy community came together to make a difference in one women's life. 
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  • February

    Harrisburg Academy Alumni, Students, Staff Team Up to Donate Van to Steelton Single Mother of 5

    Harrisburg Academy Alum Steve Muschlitz (Class of ’82), fellow Academy alumni, administrators, staff, faculty, students, parents and community members will gather at the school on Erford Road in Wormleysburg this Saturday at 11 a.m. to present a used van and other surprises to a Steelton, Pennsylvania single mother of five in need of immediate transportation for work. READ MORE. 
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  • Mr. Gamon honored for innovation during pandemic: CBS 21 Proudly PA Segment

    "Gamon created a game called Novice to Ninjas that included these dioramas along with a website and even videos that could only be unlocked by students passing certain musical lessons. The response from his young students has been overwhelming. 'He made all of these scenes and characters for us to play songs with. The first one it was called the wizard rock and there was this big tower and we had to play on our violins to get to the top,' said 3rd Grade student at Harrisburg Academy, Fox Slocum..." WATCH THE VIDEO. 
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  • Yamaha Recognizes Mr. Michael Gamon- Official Press Release

    "Yamaha today announced that it has named Michael Gamon as an honoree of the newly launched 40 Under 40 music education advocacy program. Gamon, fine and performing arts chair and director of the Center for Creative Arts at Harrisburg Academy in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, joins 39 other innovative, creative and impactful music educators under the age of 40 who exemplify the highest level of music education in the United States." READ MORE. 
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  • Community Service at Harrisburg Academy Radio Interview

    Catch Head of School, Adrian Allan on “Insights” with Sylvia Maus on to learn how we integrate valuable lifelong skills into our IB curriculum starting in Kindergarten. LISTEN HERE. 
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  • Liliana H. ('26) Wins American Freedom Essay Contest

    Congratulations to Academy Middle School student, Liliana H. ('26) who has won 1st place in the 2020 American Freedom Essay Contest in the Middle School category!

    The competition honors Constitution Day by challenging educators to have their students write an essay on the importance of freedom in their lives. The winners in each category earn a free field trip for their class to Philadelphia! Click here to read our full press release
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  • January

    Music Teacher Mr. Gamon Recognized by Yamaha Music

    "When Michael Gamon began at the academy in 2012, he wanted to grow the already strong music program. He pushed to make strings an integral part of the academy’s music program, and violin became a required course for elementary school students. Realizing that some students simply weren’t interested in playing the violin, Gamon came up with an incredibly innovative and thoroughly modern way to engage all of his students — he created a role-playing game similar to Dungeons and Dragons!" READ MORE. 
     
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  • Feeney L. ('21) and Connor J. ('22) Recognized in Poetry Competition

    Congratulations to Academy students Feeney L. ('21) and Connor J. ('22) for their recognition and awards from the International Poetry and Storytelling Festival and competition hosted by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg! The theme this year was Voices of Conscience. Feeney earned third place and Connor earned second place. Their work will be published in the WACH Poetry Journal.
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  • Dr. Mahone Talks Stress & Anxiety in Children

    “Stress in kids can come out in ways that it doesn’t in adults,” said Abby Mahone, Harrisburg Academy’s assistant head of school. “It can come out by extreme emotions, anger. It can come out in the struggling with emotional regulation...” Read more on Dr. Abby Mahone’s interview with the Burg Magazine by clicking here
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