The Weekly What: Friday, March the 6th, 2020

April 3rd, 2020


The Weekly What:
Friday, March the 6th, 2020

Join Our Team! 

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

COVID-19 Information

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff,

Our school is committed to keeping our community informed. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are a top concern. We are working closely with the New Orleans Health Department and the Louisiana Department of Health to monitor the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). By clicking here you can find answers to some questions you may have as well as some guidance for you to consider. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Exhibitions on March 25th & 26th

Quarter three Exhibitions are coming up in just a few weeks. Parents, your child will receive their presentation time by March the 11th. Their advisors will let you know their presentation slot time so that you can plan to attend. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Jazz Fest:
Off Campus School Days

Jazz Fest is right around the corner! Since New Harmony is located in such close proximity to the Fair Grounds, we will be holding all classes at the University of New Orleans Campus on Thursday 4/23, Friday 4/24 and Thursday 4/30, Friday 5/1. Parents, please stay tuned for details regarding transportation, lunch, and more.

Freshman, Emery, is a Finalist in the Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge.
Support his Big Pitch!

NEXT FRIDAY, March 13th, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, New Harmony 9th Grader, Emery Kaczmarek-Johnson, will be making a “Big Pitch” for his “Auto Ramp” for the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge! You can RSVP for that over here, and share that link with your family and friends!

The Big Pitch is the culmination of that 8-week series. At the event, the semi-finalist teams will give their pitch in front of a panel of local entrepreneurs (and a crowd of family, friends, and guests). Teams will be scored on their creativity, their pitch, and their passion for their ideas.

At the end of the night, 3 teams will win scholarship money, and the top team will be invited to represent New Orleans at the State Finals in Lafayette on March 19!

Learn more about the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge at our website, and check out the rest of Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans’ programming at

Internship Highlight: 

Naje and Elaina at Water Block

We intern for a company called Water Block. The company is focused on architecture and flooding in the Greater New Orleans area. Their goal is to not only make citizens aware of the issues our city faces but to build buildings that are safe and Eco-friendly in these neighborhoods. They also ask the community members in these neighborhoods what they do in their everyday life that is Eco-friendly.

Do you enjoy doing your job?

Yes it’s very interactive and it is teaching me skills I may need to know when I create a business. 

What is the easiest part of your job?

Everything I do fun which makes it easy! 

What is the hardest part of your job?

The hardest part of my job is doing research. 

Would you like to do this in the future?

Yes! I will try to intern with Water Block for the summer. 

Would you recommend this to anyone?

Yes I would! 

Pizza Poetry

Jeff’s freshman humanities class is participating in Pizza Poetry 2020. The Pizza Poetry Project celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voice by publishing poems written by New Orleanians, ages 6-18.

Working together with some of the best pizza joints in town, 826 New Orleans publishes poems of all kinds on pizza boxes for delivery and pick up on Pizza Poetry Day—April 24th.

Upcoming Events

Youth Yoga Nola

Youth Yoga Nola has recently launched new classes

Weekly classes offered:
Mondays, MLK library in the lower 9th, 5-6pm
Tuesdays, Nora Narva library, 4:15-5:15
Wednesdays, Harmony Oaks community center, 5-6pm

Click here for more information.

Oyster Shell Bagging Volunteer Events

CRCL needs volunteers to help them bag and prepare their recycled oyster shell in Buras, LA. By bagging shell, you will play an important role in the creation of oyster reefs — which in turn will grow new oysters, create fish habitat, and act as wave breaks to slow coastal erosion.

Click here to register for March 16th
Click here to register for March 22nd

Mark You Calendars for the Transitions Fair

NOLA Public Schools (formerly the Orleans Parish School Board) will be hosting our third annual Transitions Fair on April 21, 2020 from 3-6 PM at Delgado Community College.

About the Transitions Fair: The Transitions Fair is an opportunity for families of and individuals with disabilities to connect with more than 40 local organizations and programs that provide support to individuals with disabilities and their families. The fair is open to all individuals but will focus on students with IEPs or those receiving 504 accommodations. The event will provide students and families an opportunity to learn about programs and organizations available to provide support across their lifespan with the intent to transition into and support life as an independent citizen.


Zein, Class of 2023

What is something you do well?

I like to finish my work on time.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

How to shoot a bow and arrow during our L2L this week at NORD.

What is a misconception people have about you?

Not being helpful.

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

I say my dreams aloud which is to be rich and famous.

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

My mom had a positive influence on my life so far because she helped me when I needed help.

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


What do you like about New Harmony?

I really like the teachers and how we have leaving to learn trips.

Happy March!


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