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April Book Reviews

Our favorite books this month!

Martin Pedraza’s Banana Trees

Martin Pedraza has a passion for growing banana trees. He's always enjoyed taking care of plants, but his banana collection began when he was given a single small plant and has since grown to include trees all over Rochester that he is growing or has given away over...

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home, possibly the most anticipated film of the year for Marvel and Spiderman fans (and anyone with common sense) lived up to its acclaim if not surpassed it. All of the fans' expectations for this film were satisfied as well as supplying iconic...

Beyond Soup

Beyond Soup is an old Harley club that was brought back this year by 10th graders Lily O’Brien and Maya Taylor-Bush. The purpose of this club is to make food to serve at homeless shelters. Due to Covid, the serving part of the club has been difficult to do, but on...

March Book Reviews

A New York Times bestseller, What if?  by Randall Munroe, will keep any reader entertained with its absurdity. A book that asks hypothetical questions, and answers them in the most roundabout, crazy, creative way possible. For example “What if someone's DNA suddenly...

Advisory: Is it Helpful?

In light of COVID, the advisory period was removed from the schedule last year along with several other items. This year the school was able to add it back into our routine to allow us time for meeting with our teachers. However, advisory was brought back with several...

Teacher Profile: Mr. Ntheketha

Mr. Ntheketha is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion educator at Harley, which is a brand new position! In addition to teaching in the Middle School, Mr. Ntheketha’s work will involve working with the entire Harley community. He is currently developing 3 different...

Teacher Profile: Dr. Perkins

Dr. Perkins is a new teacher in the Upper School math department. She teaches four classes: Algebra 1, FST, Pre-Calc, and AP Statistics. Her entry into her current field was a bit of an accident. She originally studied psychology, but her research at the University of...
Martin Pedraza’s Banana Trees

Martin Pedraza’s Banana Trees

Martin Pedraza has a passion for growing banana trees. He's always enjoyed taking care of plants, but his banana collection began when he was given a single small plant and has since grown to include trees all over Rochester that he is growing or has given away over...

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home, possibly the most anticipated film of the year for Marvel and Spiderman fans (and anyone with common sense) lived up to its acclaim if not surpassed it. All of the fans' expectations for this film were satisfied as well as supplying iconic...

Beyond Soup

Beyond Soup

Beyond Soup is an old Harley club that was brought back this year by 10th graders Lily O’Brien and Maya Taylor-Bush. The purpose of this club is to make food to serve at homeless shelters. Due to Covid, the serving part of the club has been difficult to do, but on...

March Book Reviews

March Book Reviews

A New York Times bestseller, What if?  by Randall Munroe, will keep any reader entertained with its absurdity. A book that asks hypothetical questions, and answers them in the most roundabout, crazy, creative way possible. For example “What if someone's DNA suddenly...

Advisory: Is it Helpful?

Advisory: Is it Helpful?

In light of COVID, the advisory period was removed from the schedule last year along with several other items. This year the school was able to add it back into our routine to allow us time for meeting with our teachers. However, advisory was brought back with several...

Teacher Profile: Mr. Ntheketha

Teacher Profile: Mr. Ntheketha

Mr. Ntheketha is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion educator at Harley, which is a brand new position! In addition to teaching in the Middle School, Mr. Ntheketha’s work will involve working with the entire Harley community. He is currently developing 3 different...