The Weekly What, Friday, January the 18th, 2019

January 22nd, 2019
It’s Friday, and you know what that means. It’s time for your Weekly What from New Harmony. 
For part two of our Mississippi River Delta L2L, we took a trip to Baton Rouge to visit the LSU Center for River Studies near the banks of the Mississippi River at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Agency. The physical model of the Lower Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest movable bed physical models.
After leaving the River Studies Center, we visited the Louisiana Art and Science Museum while still in Baton Rouge.  During our visit, students interacted with several galleries and exhibits that incorporate STEAM, history, and art through hands-on minds-on learning.
L2L Next Week
Next week we will be Leaving to Learn with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. They will guide NHH students and staff in proper tree planting methods as students plant trees along the coast in Mereaux, LA.
Parents, Make sure your child is dressed in layers and comfortable clothing that they do not mind getting dirty. They should also be prepared with a water bottle and an extra pair of clothes.
More information will be coming your way next week.
We are Hiring! 
As we prepare for an influx of approximately 60 students, we would also like to welcome new staff to our team. Visit our website for detailed descriptions.
Apply Here
A Day in the Life of an Education Advisor at New Harmony High
Here is who we are seeking…
  • 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 15, 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!
This fall 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.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities 

Eskew, Dumez & Ripple MLK Build Day

When:  Monday, January 21, 2018 – 8:15am to 1:30pm

Where: 365 Canal St #3150, New Orleans, 70130. Please arrive by 8:15am

Meal: Lunch will be provided

Activity Description: Students will work with architects at Eskew, Dumez & Ripple (EDR) to design furniture for our school. The workshop will take place on MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, from 8:30am to 1:30pm at EDR’s office located at 365 Canal St #3150, New Orleans, 70130. Approximately 5 to 10 New Harmony Students and one staff member will be attending, and lunch will be provided. Because this takes place on a school holiday, we will not be able to provide transportation, so please make appropriate transportation plans. Please contact Anthony at if you have any questions. 

Guest Speaker
“You don’t have to be a scientist to save our coast, you can use your own personal strengths and qualities such as storytelling, graphic design, and more. It’s a multifaceted problem with multifaceted solutions.”
– Kacie Wright from CRCL to NHH students

Our guest speaker this morning was Kacie Wright and Katie Dennan from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). She came in to discuss the C.R.U.S.H. Project, or Communities Restoring Urban Swamp Habitat, which is CRCL’s newest project to plant 5,000 trees along the Lake Maurepas landbridge in Akers, LA and in the Central Wetlands Unit in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

Our guests discussed their career path, Having representatives from CRCL was a great way to wrap up our Leaving to Learn excursion to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Agency.

Staff Edition

What is something you do well?

Aside from connecting with students, I am a joiner. I love finding people with similar interests and passions, then orchestrating a plan to get into their organizations.

What do you do when you are not at New Harmony?

I talk about New Harmony…AND I enjoy traveling to new countries in order to experience their culture. I also love to be with my neighbor-kids in the garden, and I attempt to allow myself space to create: words, art, costumes, woodwork, and made-up food concoctions.

What brought you to New Harmony?

I truly believe as if everything in my past perfectly aligned for such a time as this to bring me to New Harmony. Through my day-to-day work, I have the opportunity to bring in past experiences from which I have learned that inform me for the present moment.

What is something you learned in the past week?

I am always learning that no matter how much we believe we know either each other or ourselves, there is an unending depth to all of us. As my favourite poet Kahlil Gibran once wrote,
“A traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul.”

What is the biggest misconception people have about you?

Perhaps that I am not approachable at times. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I observe before diving in.

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

I enjoy my hair, but I was also liberated when I finally decided to cut it off. Without judgement, I would probably buzz it and learn to find confidence in that freedom and also the creative freedom in wearing wigs.

NHH Families
We will not have school on Monday, January the 21st, we will be closed for MLK Day. Students will return on Tuesday.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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