News & Events

Important Dates
June 29th – August 6th
Program runs

Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
New Student /Parent Tour

Saturday, June 13th, 10:00am – 11:30am
New Student /Parent Tour

Monday, June 15th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
National Summer Learning Day
& Horizons 2014 Official Kick-off Picnic

Tuesday, June 30th
First Day with Students
(No Horizons Friday, July 3rd)

Tuesday, July 14th & Thursday, July 23rd
Official Program Visit Day

Tuesday, July 28th
Horizons/Community Reading Day & Book Fair

Tuesday, August 4th
Health/Harvest & Field Day with Garden Closing

Thursday, August 6th , 1:00pm
Closing Ceremonies & Graduation Assembly

Summer 2015: Our 21st Year

 This summer’s program overall theme “Growing as Readers …Growing as Leaders” will place strong emphasis on leadership development at all grade levels. We will continue to expand our Social Emotional Literacy program, the RULER Approach, adding our Lower School (K-4) students in 2015. Former Horizons at Harley Executive Director, Ann Pennella is returning as Assistant Director; and Academic Coordinator, Melissa Flow will be back full-time. Graduate and current Harley Leader in Residence, JaDaiza Johnson, assumes a new role this summer as the Gardening and Special Projects Instructor, in addition to coordinating our Friday Food Backpacks with Foodlink and The Good Food Collective.

Graduate Chyna Stephens Receives Princeton Prize for Race Relations

 chyna  Horizons at Harley graduate, Chyna Stephens, received the Princeton Prize  for Race Relations for her efforts to improve race relations in the Rochester  area. Stevens, currently a junior at Pittsford Sutherland High School, is  founder and president of the school Diversity Club, which strives to bridge the  gap between students of color and non-minority students. She was one of 27  high school students in the nation honored during the annual Princeton Prize  Symposium on Race held at Princeton University the end of April.
(Photo by Lauren Petracca)

Middle Schoolers Choose Exciting Expeditions!

  This summer we are excited to offer many expeditions to our Middle School to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Students will have the option to choose between great opportunities including, but not limited to, Memorial Art Gallery Docent Training, Rowing, Financial Literacy, Music and Video Production, Conflict Resolution Training, Tennis, EquiCenter Experience, and Zumba. Middle School students are able to choose the expeditions that most interest them and explore new areas of learning this summer

The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Literacy

 Through Project “RULE Yourself” we intend to give 5th-8th grade students practical skills and tools of conflict resolution with a complimentary social and emotional literacy component that teaches them to more readily identify, articulate, and form strategies to address the emotional states in which they find themselves. The RULER approach helps students find language to Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate their feelings. This approach to social and emotional literacy has been found to have extremely positive outcomes in teachers’ well-being and commitment, more positive and supportive teacher-student relationships, and a warmer, more learning-conducive classroom environment. Horizons at Harley will implement the RULER approach in our teaching for a proposed two consecutive summers.
In the words of Publilius Syrus, “Rule your feelings, lest your feelings rule you”
(1st Century BCE)
Exploring College and Career

 Once again this summer at Horizons at Harley, the rising 9th grade class will have the opportunity to explore career ideas and begin thinking about college at the “Discover at Fisher” week in late July at St. John Fisher College! Fisher has invited Horizons at Harley students to participate in workshops focused on Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Business, and Science and Technology, while allowing students to conduct college prep exercises and learn more about nutrition. Participants will also be guests at the Buffalo Bills hospitality tent and watch practice. THANK YOU SJFC!