The Weekly What: Friday, May the 10th, 2019

May 15th, 2019

LEAP 2025
End-of-Course Exams

Dear parents,

Our students have been learning diligently all year, and next week the LEAP 2025 testing schedule will be as follows:

ELA I & II – Monday and Tuesday, May the 13th and 14th

Please ensure your students are well-rested and arrive at school on time by 9am. All supplies will be provided, but students are welcome to bring snacks for their typical lunch period and afternoon times when testing is complete.

The following guides provide all the information you will need to understand the purpose of the tests.

More info

A Paper Boat Project &
New Harmony High

Come party with us this Saturday! The Paper Boat has searched the city of New Orleans and its surrounding environs for a suitable body of water to display itself for the benefit of the people. After careful consideration of requisite ecological characteristics of flow, volume, salinity, shelter, biodiversity of native AND exotic species, and miscellaneous supernatural phenomena, the Paper Boat has made the decision that the Aquarium Gallery is the only body of water within 1,000 miles of the City of New Orleans that can contain the boat and its subsequent wake.
For these reasons, the boat is to be shown in the Aquarium’s emerald waters on May 11. It will be on view by appointment after that.
These latest stories are the work of 9 students from New Harmony High School. The boat’s core structure was made by Chris Staudinger and his father and comprised of peoples Katrina stories.

Zines of the stories will be available. Readings at 7pm

Parent Survey

Current NHH parents,

We value your input and feedback. Please complete our end-of-year parent survey at your earliest convenience. You can access the survey here. Thank you!

Congratulations New Harmony class of 2023! 

Round one of OneApp results are in as of last Wednesday, the 24th. If you were placed with us you should have received an email from OneApp and from our school leader, Sunny Summers, about what the next steps are in the enrollment process.

We are finalizing an online enrollment system, but it’s not quite ready yet. In the meantime, you can begin collecting documents we will need from you to finalize enrollment. Ensure you log into your OneApp account and accept your seat to make your enrollment official.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Test Scores / Final Report Cards
  • Parent / Guardian Identification (driver’s license or passport)
  • Proof of Louisiana Residency (utility bill, rental lease agreement/mortgage, property tax notice, etc.)
  • IEP or 504 documentation, if applicable
Please email if you have any questions. Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you so much to all families that participated in Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers were well fed all week long and received letters and love from students.
Thank you!

A Day in the Life of a
New Harmony Student

See what a day in the life of a New Harmony student is like in our newest video. Here, Zoey walks us through her day of academic classes, internships, projects, friendships, and more! 

Hiring Admin Roles!

Our admin team is growing! We are seeking experienced, mission-aligned, and dedicated leaders to take on the following roles:
Director of Special Education
Director of Learning

Find out more about joining us and apply today by clicking below! 

Join Our Team




What is something you do well?

Cook and I am very self-reflective.  If I know I didn’t do my best, I will say it and try to do better the next time.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

It’s important to work hard for what you love to do.

What is a misconception people have about you?

People think that I am disrespectful and they think that sometimes I can be a mean person.

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

I wanted to be a photographer once, but my current dream is to be a chef.

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

My sister, my mom, my grandmother, my uncle, and my friends. My sister taught me things about high school before I got there, and my friends are there when I need them.

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

I would speak what’s on my mind because if people already think that I am disrespectful, then why not?

What do you like about New Harmony?

I like that it’s very social and we get out instead of staying in the class all the time. I also like how it’s accepting and people can be who they are.


What is something you do well?

Play and write music.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

I have been diving into music a lot, so I have learned that the simplest piece of music can be a great piece of music. Basically, something simple can be a lot greater than it seems.

What is a misconception people have about you?

A lot of people might think that I am an airhead; but once they get to know me, they find out that I am actually an intellectual kid.

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

That I want to travel the world. I would really like to go to Rome because I like the style and the culture and would like to experience it.

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

My parents. They have guided me through a lot of tough times and have showed me a better way to live life. It is very eye-opening.

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

I would play my saxophone at New Harmony more … like a lot more.

What do you like about New Harmony?

I really like the personal connection of the teachers because they are more friends than teachers.

Happy Weekend!

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