The Bi-Weekly What: Friday, December 4th, 2020

December 9th, 2020

The Bi-Weekly What:
Friday, December 4th, 2020

A Message from our School Leader

Hello New Harmony Families.

We can’t believe 2020 is coming to a close. There are just two weeks left in the semester!
We know this has been a super tough semester, and we know being distant from one another has created challenges that we weren’t expecting. During such an unprecedented time, we normally get to rely on one another and the strength in our relationships to carry us through. Now is the time for us to dig deep and remember what we’re capable of, to put in every ounce of effort that we can to wrap up the semester, complete all our final projects, attend and participate in all of our morning classes and afternoon small group sessions, and closeout strong. We know you can do this.

We miss you, we love you, we can’t wait to see you.


Sunny Summers

Join us for the 2021-2022 school year!

New Harmony students are placed with us via the One App. Round one is open now until January 29th, 2021. If you have any questions about attending New Harmony please email
We hope to see you in the Fall!
Click Here to Apply

Students, Check This Out!

City Park Couterie Forest Volunteer Day Tomorrow!

Common Ground Relief Volunteer Day on Monday, December the 14th

Be Loud Studios & New Harmony High Collaborations

The Good News Stuff

Be Loud Radio is now hosting The Good Stuff News, a regular news segment covering positive stories happening in the local community and the world. Students can research, write and/or record news stories by filling out this form. Once you fill out the form we will contact you with more information. Each story should be less than 1 minute 30 seconds. For more details, check out this slide with some helpful links. Feel free to email with questions or concerns.

Complete the Form Here

Join Our Team


The Outdoor Adventures physical education class is not your traditional PE course. Instead of learning with basketballs and tennis rackets, students use rods and reels, and bows and arrows. The Outdoor Adventures course is designed to change your life forever by exposing you to the many great opportunities of the outdoors.
Click here to find out more and apply today!

Click Here to Apply

Fine Arts Highlight:
Class Zines

In Fine Arts, students learned about self-publishing and DIY (do it yourself) zine-making, and they made 8-page mini zines out of a single piece of paper.

Please see Naje’s video here of her finished zine that she would like to share with a wider audience. 

Community & Student Opportunities

XQ #MakeASongChallenge

XQ America is inviting students (ages 13-21) to enter the first XQ #MakeASongChallenge for a chance to work with the Oakland-based hip hop and R&B quartet SOL Development. How? Create an original song or lyric that touches on issues important to you.

Prize package:
-Top 5 upvoted submissions will receive home studio equipment
-First 100 submissions will receive iTunes gift cards for $20
-Top 20 upvoted submissions will receive special interviews, amplification, and a response video from SOL Development.

You don’t need to be experienced to participate. We are looking for heart and soul, and we want to hear what matters to you.

Check out this link to sign up starting on Monday, December the 14th.

College Beyond Webinar

It’s not too early to start learning about college admissions! This webinar is a great place to start, especially if you or your student have any interest in UNO or College Beyond, a college success program that provides support and guidance during high school and continues throughout the college years. If you are unable to attend, but interested in discussing college admissions, please contact our academic guidance counselor,
Kat Bell at

Plant Trees with CRCL

The Coalition the Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) invites you to join us as they continue their C.R.U.S.H. (Communities Restoring Urban Swamp Habitat) event series into another season, planting an additional 2,500 trees this winter.

With the help of volunteers, they will be planting trees along the Lake Maurepas landbridge in Akers, in the Central Wetlands Unit in St. Bernard Parish, and at Fort St. Philip in Buras.

And they need your help!
This project helps to restore and sustain the quality of wetlands within the Pontchartrain Basin watershed, and allows them to facilitate conversations about coastal restoration with local communities on the front lines of land loss.

CRCL will have strict safety guidelines in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. See our event details for more information. Click here to learn more and register in advance to volunteer at one of their plantings.                               

Register Here

Parent Actions and Need to Knows…

NOCCA and New Harmony:

Application NOW OPEN!

New Harmony partners with NOCCA for after school and half-day programming.
Click through to learn more about the audition process.


for students interested in applying to NOCCA for the 2021-2022 school year.
Take a moment to set-up your account and begin to review
your application & audition requirements.

Link to NOCCA Application Here
Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021

Happy December!
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