The Weekly What: Friday, March the 27th, 2020

April 3rd, 2020


The Weekly What:
Friday, March the 27th, 2020

Online Learning

Dear New Harmony Family:

Thank you so much for your continued patience throughout this process. Please continue checking our COVID-19 response page on our web site to find your weekly mandatory online assignments, which will be made available at 10:00 am every Monday

Advisors and staff members are working together to ensure regular communication with students. Expect daily communication from advisors with their advisory groups (via group text, online groups, etc.), as well as at least 1 phone call from a staff member per week. 

Please feel free to send any questions or feedback to Katelynn, who has joined the team to help coordinate online learning, and will also be working to coordinate and support next year with project-based, cross-curricular learning rooted in our community. You can reach her at or 978-502-1092.

Stay safe and healthy.

Find Online Assignments Here

New Harmony High Podcast

Exciting stuff is still happening at New Harmony, with or without physical classrooms!  The New Harmony High Podcast is brought to you by the students of New Harmony High School. Each episode examines a theme through interviews, storytelling, and creative and expository writing with the intention of sparking meaningful conversations within surrounding communities. Tune into the first three episodes which cover topics such as the paranormal and fear, bullying, and expression. We’ll let you know when it’s available for streaming. Artwork by 9th grader Susan Sullivan.

Episode #1 – “The Paranormal” is available now for streaming/downloading. The site is both browser and mobile-friendly so you can listen at home, in your car, or on your socially-responsible walk around your neighborhood.

Listen Here

The last photo is New Harmony student Emery and 9th grade Humanities teacher Jeff working via a screencast on edits for podcast. 

Student Voice:
Social Distancing

We asked a few of our students this week what their distance-learning experience has been like thus far. We can imagine it’s been rough for our students to transition from weekly Leaving to Learn’s to a mandated stay inside order. Here’s what they had to say…

What has been your favorite online learning experience and or class so far and why?

“If I’m being honest I prefer actual school then having to do work online, based on the fact that it feels overwhelming.”
Kyren, 10th grade

Have you picked up any new hobbies, or, worked more on an existing hobby since school has been closed? 

“I’ve been able to get more into writing and playing one game in particular. Since school, I didn’t have much time for writing, I may have been able to write 1,000 words in a chapter but with all of the time that I have, I’ve been able to bring that word count up to over 10,000 words. Along with this, I’ve been able to grow in building skills in both Minecraft and Sims 4, I have always been mediocre at building landscapes, houses/building and such but with so much free time, I’ve been able to learn new tricks and styles of building.”
– Samantha, 9th grade

How have you been staying active while staying at home and distancing yourself from the public?

“While at home, I’ve been able to start learning new dances, learn the guitar, I’ve been able to write more of my book, and been able to play more games with my friends.”
Samantha, 9th grade

What is something positive that has come out of Coronavirus for you and your family?

“A time to relax.”
Kyren, 10th grade

I’ve been able to spend more time pursuing my interest and finding new things that I love.” –
Samantha, 9th grade

What has been the worst part about the Coronavirus for you and/or your family?

“Going insane basically… For some reason being told to stay in the house bothers us all.”
Kyren, 10th grade

Here are some fun online-learning screenshots from our teachers this week. 

Food Delivery

Check out Top Box Foods, which aims to deliver local, high quality, and affordable food to families during COVID-19. Click here for more information

Student of the Week:

Ja’ron, Class of 2023 

A lot of things have changed around here but our students are still amazing! We are continuing regular recognition of their hard work and talent by taking Student of the Week to the internet. Each week a student will be recognized for their commitment to one of New Harmony’s core values. Representing 9th grade for Week 1 of distance learning is Ja’Ron Bush who, according to Fernando, has SLAIN his assignments – even the extra credit. Congrats Ja’Ron! We’re proud of you! 

Join Our Team! 

Our Leadership Team will be working remotely to plan for the 2020-21 school year. Please continue sending over your applications during the statewide school closures. 

We are hiring for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit our website for more information about the following positions…

  • Algebra I Teacher
  • Geometry Teacher
  • English I Teacher 
  • English II Teacher 
  • World Geography Teacher 
  • World History Teacher 
  • Quest for Success Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher/ Math Intervention
  • Special Education Teacher / Reading Intervention 
  • Office Manager
  • Data Manager

Apply Here

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and relaxing weekend! 



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