The Weekly What: Friday, May the 8th, 2020

May 12th, 2020


The Weekly What:
Friday, May the 8th, 2020




Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

It’s time to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week! Since we can’t celebrate together, we’ve asked our families to share their favorite memories and qualities of our teaching staff. Our hearts are overjoyed at the responses we’ve received.


“The teachers at New Harmony are one of the most important reasons I’m here. The connection between students and staff are really strong at NHH because we have such a huge level of trust with them, and they help us achieve so much. Anthony went to my Lead the Coast meetings with me, and Rueben has helped me through hard times. Amanda always makes sure my advisory is getting along, especially when we are disagreeing about something. Sunny has been there for everyone always, even if we make a big mistake. The teachers at NHH are some of the kindest people I’ve met and I am so thankful to have met them all. They truly deserve all the thanks in the world because they are there for us when we are at our most vulnerable time in life.”
-Izzy, Founding New Harmony student

“People say don’t take advantage of good things, but since school is to help me prepare for the future, I’m taking advantage.   They’re helping shape the way I wanna live my future. Without my school I wouldn’t be able to do that. So I love you guys.  Thanks for all the help you’re giving me. 

When someone asks who’s my hero I will say my NHH. If you don’t know what that means, let me help. NEW HARMONY HIGH – the world’s best school, the school who helped me through a lot.”
– Jojo, Founding New Harmony student

“The attention and care I witnessed NHH teachers take to make sure exhibitions were meaningful for students is unparalleled. Thank you, NHH teachers, for all you do to keep kids learning and growing every day!”
– Liz Suarez, New Harmony Board Member

“Despite the pandemic, my son and his friends have been in close touch with New Harmony teachers, who designed special projects tailored to their abilities for the final quarter. That individual attention from NHH staff means the world to my son, and to me. Thanks for all you do.”
-Katy, New Harmony Mom

“Dear teachers, you are sculptors of human potential and often the first source of inspiration for young minds. Thank you for all that you do – we love and appreciate you!”
-Adrinda Kelly, New Harmony Board Member


We love you New Harmony High teachers! Thank you for all that you do for our community. 




Current Parents:
Please Complete Your End of the Year Survey



New Harmony Parents,

We have had an exciting year of learning, exploration, and fun with your students. Our staff would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please complete the End of the Year Parent Survey here. The survey should take you about five minutes, with an option to contribute additional feedback. Please, be honest in your feedback. Your perspective matters to us. Data will be collected privately and shared on a need-to-know basis. We are grateful to have such an engaged community of families and we hope that all parents will participate in the survey. Let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

New Harmony High Faculty & Staff


Click Here to Complete the Survey



End of the Year Art Project Highlights



In Kat’s Fine Art’s class students completed their final projects this week and gave us permission to share their hard work with our community. We’re so grateful to have such talented artists.


Prince by 9th grader Tayla G.
Shoes by 9th grader Dwayne P.
Mask by 9th grader Dyan C.
Alligator on the side of Ms. Liz’s house



We have another Podcast coming up!



Students are wrapping up the final pieces of a surprise, special edition episode of the New Harmony podcast called, “Quarantine Life.”

Stay tuned for more details!




Students of the Week:
9th & 10th Grade



Phoenix, Class of 2023

Phoenix  is our 9th grader of the week!

From her advisor, Jaron “Phoenix is one of the most no-nonsense, straightforward students I know. She immediately acclimated to distance learning and figured out a system that works for her. We are so lucky to have Phoenix in the Flaming Sombreros advisory!”

We miss you! Keep killing it!



Asia, Class of 2022

Our sophomore student of the week is Asia!

Asia has truly embraced self-guided learning this week. She has been dutifully following the weekly planner we created together, following up with teachers, and reaching out when she needs help. We can’t wait to read her finished project on the effects of COVID-19 as she has spent the week interviewing members of her community.




Join Our Team! 



New Harmony High School is hiring for the 20-21 school year. Join the movement to rethink high school and be a part of a growing team empowering New Orleans future leaders. 

  • Geometry Teacher
  • English II Teacher 
  • World Geography Teacher 
  • World History Teacher 
  • Quest for Success Teacher


Apply Here



Just one week left of school, keep it up NHH kids! 


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