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Creativity One Ten 100 at TNS

Fritz Grobe recently conducted a workshop for students and teachers here at The New School. The event, designed to inspire creativity and highlight the importance of perseverance, was a resounding success, engaging our learners in improvisation exercises and a unique activity involving creative uses for tissues. Fritz, a co-founder of EepyBird, is renowned for his viral online videos featuring the explosive combination of Coke and Mentos that have been seen by over 150 million people, won four Webby Awards, and been nominated for two Emmys. They're one of the staff's favorite moments from the David Letterman show! He [...]

Around the World in 5 Courses

Back by popular demand, it's the TNS Trivia Night Dinner! Travel around the world in five courses inspired from Southeastern Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Proceeds from your world feasting ticket go to funding our students' educational travels! Chef Evie. On Saturday, March 9, at 6 PM, you'll be entertained with an evening of trivia and food prepared and served by our students. Tickets are $45 ($9 per course). If you can't attend but want to purchase a community ticket so others can attend, those options are available! Your menu for the [...]

Our Gift Store Reopens

The New School's gift store is now open, bringing you wearables and other gifts. Our store prints on demand, getting TNS-branded shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, mugs, and totes printed just for you. Navigating the storefront On most of the apparel items in our storefront on Bonfire.com, an item is showcased with a design; clicking into the design will let you select from various clothing options. So if you see a Classic Unisex T-Shirt as the featured item for a design, clicking onto the design will show you various other clothing styles: sweatshirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, slim fit shirts, and more! [...]

A Busy End of the Semester!

Learning does look different here. Over the past few weeks, our students have been conducting learning in and out of the classroom. Some recent highlights: Our Archeology class visited the Real Pirates Museum in Salem, MA, to learn about underwater archeology. Highlights of the trip included examining the world's only fully authenticated pirate treasure ever discovered. On the most recent Giving Back Day, students visted the Center for Wildlife and the Biddeford Food Pantry to volunteer with community organizations. Last week, our students visted Chef Figgy [...]

Virtual Open House on December 5th

Interested in an alternative high school experience? At 7pm on Tuesday, December 5th, The New School will be available for students and families to learn about the campus and ask questions during our virtual open house. Come and find out what makes The New School's learning experience unique, from the comfort of your own home! Homeschoolers and 8th graders are invited to attend. When: Tuesday, December 5th Time: 7pm Where: via Zoom! Questions? Email us at thenewschool@tnsk.org We hope you can join us! Click Here to Sign Up for the December Virtual Open House The New School is [...]

Bowls of Hope – November 11

Join us for Bowls of Hope: a fundraising event on Saturday, November 11, from 5:00-7:00 PM at St. David's Episcopal Church, 138 York St, Kennebunk. Bowls of Hope is planned as a warm, cozy night of wonderful soups and bread from local restaurants. Sample the soups, then fill a handmade bowl with your favorite soup and grab some bread for dipping. Bowls are handmade by The New School's students and local artisans, and are yours to keep after the event! There will also be a raffle and silent auction items. Proceeds from this event will be directed two ways: [...]

Pie Fundraiser

The New School partners with Lyman Orchards to bring you fresh fruit and sweet dessert pies, ready in time for Thanksgiving! Pies will be available for pickup at The New School on Monday, November 13th. Choose from: Apple Caramel Walnut, a decadent take on Lyman's classic apple pie. A double crust pie filled with our classic seasoned apples, rich caramel glaze and roasted walnuts. Orchard Blueberry is made with the perfect blend of wild and cultivated blueberries in a light, flaky two-crusted pie, this is a blueberry pie to remember. Hi-Top Apple is handcrafted and based upon a recipe [...]

Limited Spots Available for January 2024

Your student is invited to join us for a Shadow Day to discover how learning looks different here. We'll partner your teenager with a student to attend classes and experience a day in the life of The New School. To arrange a visit, please start by entering your info on our Inquiry Page or give us a call at (207) 985-3745. Applications for the second semester are being accepted until January 15, 2024, with classes beginning on January 22. "I feel like The New School encourages me to highlight my uniqueness as an individual and fit into the school [...]

Raising Salmon

Students in the Watershed and Ecology class ventured north to release their Atlantic salmon fry.  Out of 200 eggs, 193 hated and developed into fry.  That's an amazing success rate!  Students involved in raising the Atlantic salmon named all of the eggs when they arrived at the school.  They read all 200 names of the fish before releasing them.  As part of their senior project,  Alex Morin created a companion website to educate people about Atlantic Salmon. Click here to learn more about their great work!

Model United Nations Conference 2023

Juniors Reny Morin and Olie Saywell participated in the Maine Model United Nations at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham this week.  Reny and Olie represented Ukraine at the conference.  Reny served as a delegate on the NATO committee and Olie was in the General Assembly.  NATO debated energy security and the potential expansion of NATO, and the General Assembly tackled issues related to rural education and discussed strategies to increase the role of women in politics. Both participants were singled out for awards this year.  Reny was an Honorable Mention Delegate and Olie was a Distinguished Delegate.  [...]

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