The Weekly What: Friday, February the 15th, 2019

February 18th, 2019


We are Hiring! 



As we prepare for a new class of 60 freshmen, we are also looking forward to welcoming new staff to our team. Visit our website, Work NOLA, or Teach New Orleans for detailed descriptions.


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A Day in the Life of an Education Advisor at New Harmony High

  • Education Advisors with experience in…
    • Biology (LEAP 2025)
    • Humanities (9th/10th)
    • Spanish / French 
  • Director of Special Education
  • Special Education Case Manager
  • Special Education Interventionist
  • Director of Student Experience
  • Operations Coordinator


Preferred: January 31, 2019

Secondary:  February 17, 2019

At New Harmony High School, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our students, our families, our staff, and our community. New Harmony High School is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.



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Now Enrolling!

In fall 2019, we will welcome our second freshman class to New Harmony High School! If you are a rising freshman who is interested in visiting our campus to see how we learn through exploration off-campus, reinforce our own learning through peer-support, and engage with career professionals through fellowships; then we may be the right fit for you!

Contact us to set up a tour and/or Shadow Day.


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Studio Be

Our Thursday, February Leaving-to-Learn field trip included a Black History themed scavenger hunt in the Bywater neighborhood, a tour of Studio Be art studio, and a group photo collage and presentation. Students learned about historical figures, both local and national, through art and discussion. 




Staff and Students at Chewbacchus



During Chewbacchus, several New Harmony staff and students walked in varying krewes. Our staff participated in “Trash Monsters” and collected unwanted throws, garbage, and recycling while walking the parade route.
Sci-fi being the theme of Chewbacchus, our staff dressed as “Space Monstars” from the 1996 film “Space Jam” and also built a basketball-themed recycling bin to collect recyclables. The parade was a blast, and we look forward to participating again next year! 




Upcoming Learning Opportunities



Staff, students, and families of New Harmony are involved in various organizations around the city. Continue reading below to see what some of the offered events are.




NORD Black History Month Event



When: Tuesday, February 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Milne Recreation Center, 5420 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122
Come celebrate Black History with NORD and the New Orleans Public Library as they take a historic tour of Black Resistance and Resiliency in New Orleans that has helped shape our present-day community.
NORD’s Black History Celebration features performances, readings, and exhibits in a museum-style display of the contributions and impact of African Americans in New Orleans.

For more information, please contact
Antonia Hernandez
Cultural Programs Manager





Material Institute

Every Saturday until Mardi Gras from 2-6pm learn traditional Mardi Gras beading techniques with feathers and rhinestones at the Material Institute.
2120 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117​




Guest Speaker



Ashley Howard



Dr. Ashley Howard is a local activist and history professor at Loyola University New Orleans. One of our New Harmony staff members was also formerly her student throughout college.
Dr. Howard’s research focuses on African American history, gender, and social movements.
This week, she spoke to our kids about the varying levels of violence – physical, cultural, and structural – how these forms of violence are taking place right here in Louisiana through environmental injustice, and how we can work together through multidisciplinary action to solve local issues.
Thank you so much for joining us and teaching us!








What is something you do well?

Cheerleading and getting good grades.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

I learned more skills in Algebra II in the past few weeks, and I am still learning.  It’s harder than I expected.

What is a misconception people have about you?

People think I am shy and quiet … but that’s true.

What is the biggest dream you have for yourself that you do not often say aloud?

Being successful in life. I used to want to be a professional dancer, but now I want to be a marriage and family therapist.

Who has had a positive influence on your life so far and why?

My sisters because they are successful with their lives and always encourage me to do good things, get good grades, and don’t get off track.

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

I wouldn’t do anything differently.

What do you like about New Harmony?

I like that it is a different environment than other schools. There are less classes, but we get more opportunities here.






Enjoy your weekend!


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