The Weekly What: Friday, January the 17th, 2020

January 21st, 2020


The Weekly What:
Friday, January the 17th, 2020

Since Hope is getting surgery this week, Kyren and Jalon Class of 2022 from Jaron’s Journalism Captains Block is TAKING OVER!!!
(Hello people of the school UwU – Jalon)

Leaving to Learn:
Annie’s Farm

For their first Leaving to Learn of the new semester, the ninth graders traveled to Annie’s Farm in Buras, LA, somewhere near the edge of the world. In between meet and greets with baby goats, an alpaca, and a tortoise, they mucked out a barn, raked, and picked 600 pounds of grapefruit to be donated to Second Harvest. After lunch they visited the levee, learned about invasive nutria (while snuggling them), and considered multiple perspectives through which they can answer the year’s central question: What are the implications of restoration and preservation in New Orleans? Their research and projects will be presented in their Quarter 3 Exhibitions!

What We’re Reading:
Floating Book Reports 

Over the holiday break, students in Jeff’s 9th grade Humanities class read self-selected books and were given the task of identifying themes and collecting supporting text evidence.  This week in class, students worked in groups to create floating book reports!  The project involved constructing a visual representation of the themes of the book primarily out of recycled materials, and once work began, students were thrown a curveball — all the projects had to be capable of floating on bayou across the street from the building.  With some ingenuity and creative problem solving, not a single project sank!

Save the Date!
826 Book Publishing Party

We are excited to announce that Jeff’s 9th-grade Humanities class book, Once Upon a Time in a City Called New Orleans, is in the final stages of production and will be published by 826 on January 25th.

To celebrate the occasion, you are invited to the publishing party on Saturday, January 25th at 3pm at Longue Vue House and Gardens.  The event is going to be amazing — food/drinks, student readings, a student discussion panel moderated by author Nat Rich — all at a beautiful venue.  The entire 9th grade worked really hard on this project and are super excited about this party, so please try to come and support them!


Internship Highlight: 

Jalon at Beauregard-Keyes House

What I do at Beauregard-Keyes House is research, and transcribe. The skills i’m learning is using research questions to help fill in the missing blanks for the sack of history. This would be something I would like to volunteer in but not pursue.

New Electives at New Harmony

Kat’s Fine Arts Survey Class

Fine Arts Survey is a course that will deepen our understanding of the role of visual and performing arts within New Orleans, both historically and currently. It will introduce art and music terminology, explore local culture, and traditions, and outline particular art forms, techniques, major artists, and art movements through a series of hands-on projects, guest speakers, and exciting community excursions. 

Why did you decide to teach the class?

 I chose to teach this class because fine arts survey cover multiple things that i’m very interested in, one being Cultural Conditions. I think it’s very important for people to know where they came from  and I’m hoping to get others interested in it also. 

Do you have any lessons you’re really excited for?

I have many lessons I’m excited to do but i’m really excited to do some street art! It’s something people tend to see almost everyday and it’s something different students don’t typically get to do in your typical art class.

Do you consider yourself an artist?

 No, I don’t see myself as an artist, but as an Art appreciator. I took Orchestra and a music class in High School and it gave me an appreciation for art.

If you could go back and take an Art Class in High School, Would you? If so what would you want that class to look like?

If I were to go back to High School and take an Art class I would want to take a sculpting class. I wanted to take this class in High school because I was really interested in it.

Jalon, Class of 2022

What is something you do well?

What is something I am doing well is the creative part of my life when i’m bored or relaxed or put my mind to it I would try to draw good anime drawings.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

What I leaned this past week is in math I learned a way to solve percentages because in the past I have struggled in solving for them.

What is a misconception people have about you?

Misconceptions about me is I am quiet or shy or rather be around people like me, I can be half shy and get quiet depends on the day and how I feel

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

The biggest dream that I don’t say out loud is to become a business owner and own some places along side of becoming a Animator/writer in life.

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

Who has been a big influence in my life so far is my grandma, she helped me with making right choices and have given me advise that really have help me mentally.

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

What would I do differently is no one judge me is people not judging on my opinions or my decisions in my life though I would allow a few to do so.

What do you like about New Harmony?

What I like about New Harmony High is the amount of opportunity you are given. The internships at New Harmony have really given me a hands on feeling and experience for the outside world.

Have a lovely, beautiful, nice weekEND people of New Harmony High!! UwU


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