The Bi-Weekly What: Friday, September the 25th, 2020

September 28th, 2020

The Bi-Weekly What:
Friday, September the 25th, 2020

Electives Week: Student Photography Projects

For electives week, our fine arts students dedicated their time and creative energy to photography. They explored the work of various photographers, learned key aspects of composition and visual storytelling, and shared their daily life with the class through images. Each photographer submitted five final photos and accompanying writing that is included in a printed book entitled The World Through Our Eyes. Copies will be distributed to participants in October.

Ashley B. – 11th grade
Ashley B. – 11th grade
Liam K. – 11th grade
Mervin S. – 11th grade
Mervin S. – 11th grade

Distanced Internship Highlight at WHIV Radio with Be Loud Studios

Please tune into WHIV (New Orleans Human Rights + Social Justice Radio) each Saturday at 9am on 102.3FM for the Be Loud Radio Hour! Two of our New Harmony sophomores, Emery and Valentina, have been hard at work curating content, coaching younger students, and working on graphic design and marketing for the show as part of their virtual internship with our wonderful community partners at Be Loud Studios.

Click here to listen to last week’s episode!

Community and Student Opportunities 

RIDE New Orleans: Youth Transit Leadership Cohort

Our community partner, RIDE New Orleans–a transit advocacy group that works to win world-class transit in the New Orleans region–is creating a Youth Transit Leadership Cohort to ensure that the voices of young people, heavily transit-reliant residents, are mobilized, and heard. The Youth Transit Leadership Cohort is recruiting underrepresented youth, ages 17 to 25, who can effectively advocate for their interests in transit policy.

They would like New Harmony students or staff members who are in this age range and transit reliant to join their cohort. If you’re interested in participating, complete this survey

Also, they are seeking Cohort Leads. For more information on the Cohort Lead responsibility, and to apply, check out the following links:

Click here for the Cohort Lead responsibilities. 

The lead application deadline is Monday, September 28th and the potential meeting date is Thursday, October 1st for 5:30 PM or Saturday, October 3rd for 11:30 AM. 

NOLA River Fest!

NOLA River Fest is happening this week, September 21st to September 27th! Everyday, they are hosting events celebrating the cultural, economic, environmental & inspirational impacts and contributions of the Mississippi River to the Crescent City.

In honor of Hurricane Katrina 15 years after it devastated New Orleans, TWC has developed an immersive audio bike tour using the VoiceMap’s tour App exploring the relationships between our water infrastructure and landmarks of Hurricane Katrina told through a musical lens. On this self-lead tour take a journey through downtown New Orleans and learn about the intersections of water, climate, history, and social inequalities still facing New Orleans 15 years later.

VoiceMap’s tour app gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. You can start our tour at any time and stop whenever and wherever you like, for as long as you like. The app uses your location to play audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place, and when you start moving again, playback will too. It also gives you directions, making it much easier to put your phone away and immerse yourself in your surroundings.

Click here to register

Parent Actions and Need to Knows…

Parent Guides:
Google Classroom & PowerSchool 

Katelynn, our Director of Learning, put together some super helpful tutorials on Google Classroom and Powerschool for parents. Please see below: 

1. How to Use Google Classroom – for Parents! – A comprehensive tutorial that shows the key features of your student’s Google Classroom (where to see assignments, missing assignments, announcements, etc.)

2. PowerSchool for Parents – A tutorial that shows parents how to navigate PowerSchool to see grades, attendance, etc. PowerSchool where teachers record grades for all classes.

Quarter 2 Distance Learning Plans:
A Letter from New Harmony’s School Leader


Please see the letter from our School Leader, Sunny, about our decision to continue virtual learning for the rest of this semester.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

View the Letter Here

Fall Break Coming Up Soon

October 5th-9th

Don’t forget! Fall Break is coming up the week after next, from October 5th-9th. We will not have any classes. This break also marks the end of Quarter 1.

Weekly Meal Kits brought to you by
Genuine Foods


New Harmony is proud to partner with Genuine Foods for our meal provider this school year. Even though we are learning from a distance, we are working together to make sure your student can receive breakfast and lunch from New Harmony. We will be providing weekly meal kit pick-up and drop-offs, along with recipes.

You can find out more information and sign up for future weekly meal kits by clicking the button below.

***As of today, September the 25th, you must be home while deliveries are being made, 9am-5pm every Friday. Moving forward the meals will be frozen and we can not drop them off if no one is home to receive them.***

Food & Nutrition Information and Sign-Up

Have an excellent weekend!

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