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Open House June 29th

The New School is holding its first Open House of the summer! REGISTER HERE When: June 29th Time: 6:30pm Where: 38 York Street, Kennebunk Questions: thenewschool@tnsk.org We have limited space available for the 2022-2023 school year! The New School is a democratically-run private high school where students have a strong voice in their education. Students and teachers collaborate each semester to design classes geared to student interests, and experiential learning is at the heart of the TNS experience. INQUIRE ABOUT ADMISSIONS

CLOTHING + FOOD DRIVE

Hi everyone! For part of my senior project, I’m doing a clothing food drive. The clothing and food the shelter need is listed below in the flyer. I’m taking donations until next Friday, the 26th. You can either drop off your donations at my school, The New School Kennebunk, 38 York street Kennebunk Maine or i can come pick up your donations from you. All the donations are going up to Preble Street homeless shelter in Portland, I’d really like to get as much items as possible for the people in need. If you have any questions or would [...]

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP FROM HELL GOES LIVE!

Our Performance Class 2021, led by our Theatre Arts Educator Josie Perkins, is getting now on YouTube for you to watch. We are looking forward to the show! The class has been working on a play by Jeffrey Harr called 'The Virtual Support Group From Hell'. Here is a little teaser about the plot- Wendy joins an online teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical. Who is Vladimir and why does he speak with a Transylvanian accent? Why does Lucy only speak one word (braiiinnnnssss)? And why does Janet think she's Batman? [...]

OUR FINAL TRIMESTER IS HERE

It’s hard to believe, but our second trimester is coming to an end in just three weeks! Students and teachers have been working together to plan our final trimester. A finalized schedule will probably be released the first week of March, and students will be able to sign up for classes in advisory.March 15 and 16 students will be working on creating virtual LEAP presentations while teachers write narratives and work on tran- scripts. These two days are listed as Teacher Days and students will not be expected to be at school Monday March 15 or Tuesday March 16. [...]

WE’RE HIRING!

High School HUMANITIES Long-Term Substitute Looking for a different kind of teaching experience? The New School in Kennebunk is an innovative, democratic high-school. We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, and motivated individual for a long-term substitute teaching position in the Humanities. Teachers at The New School trust and support the capacity of young people to be responsible for their own learning. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and enjoy collaborating with both students and teachers to design student-centered curricula.  Interested in joining our team? We need someone who can start March 1 and teach with us [...]

FALL FAMILY FACILITIES WORK DAY

Early Sunday morning, the frost on our green metal roof was just starting to melt and drip off, and  TNS families were already armed  with shovels and rakes and implements of destruction for our fantastic fall facilities work day. Yard work  was the name of the game, today. Noah Tetreault brought in the heavy  machinery and moved a ton of soil,  brush, and detritus with his excavator. The rain garden was completely  cut back; several gardens were re claimed from invasive plants like  bittersweet and multiflora rose, and  our picnic tables were given some  much needed love and attention. [...]

COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS 2020-2021

COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS  Over the past two weeks, our amazing student body has been engaged in some tough conversations about ways to create a school culture that was inclusive, supportive, and one that they felt ownership of. The result of these powerful, student-facilitated conversations is our Community Agreements for the 2020-2021 year. All of the students have  signed the Community Agreements and Open Campus privileges have been implemented as a result. Community Agreements for the Year of 2020/2021 Any rules surrounding the pandemic are subject to change as the situation changes,  for any changes made the teachers will have the first and [...]

THE NEW SCHOOL’S GRADUATION IS COMING!

Graduation will be held in person at TNS on Saturday July 25 at 10:00 am.  Because we are limiting our in-person attendance for graduation to less than 50 people to comply with COVID-19 public safety measures, we will be live-streaming the ceremony. The link to register to attend is available now on our website. We also have our live viewing link on Facebook. A professionally filmed version of graduation will also appear on our YouTube page.  Invitations have been sent out to graduating families, staff, student participants, and other community members. We are asking people who have received an [...]

CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

Hello TNS Community, As many of you know, our school has been collaborating with the Town of Kennebunk and Energy Efficiency Committee to inventory greenhouse gas emissions. A group of 3 students--Chloe Brown, Jayden Boyd & Jethro Cheiken--will present our results to the Select board tomorrow evening at 6:30pm meeting on Zoom. We would love to have your support in the audience; please consider attending the meeting to learn more about the incredible work the entire class, and students past, have accomplished! CLIMATE CHANGE RESULTS MEETING LINK We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night! Ally Muir [...]

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