The Weekly What: Friday, November the 1st, 2019

November 5th, 2019


The Weekly What:
Friday, November the 1st, 2019

Student Photographers Wanted!

Students, Submit here!
Students, Submit here!
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Spirit Week!

Leaving to Learn:
Grow Dat

During one of last week’s L2L at Grow Dat, students were learning about the history of City Park, the property, the lives of the indigenous people, how people have used the land over time, the history of sugarcane, and discussed how the future could be different for the city for the park. 

Leaving to Learn:
Fab Lab

NHH students also went to the FabLab at Delgado Community College to learn how to use digital manufacturing equipment and software to create objects. Students used Adobe Illustrator and then a laser cutter to create keychains or coasters of their unique designs. The FabLab is a free maker space for community members, so once students are trained to use the equipment, they can return at no cost to work on other projects of interest

Leaving to Learn:
LSU Medical Center

And, last but not least, we visited the LSU Medical Center where students were given the opportunity to diagnose patients –  a robotic patient with breathing issues and another one with slurred speech. They also got to examine actual organs taken from cadavers and ask medical students questions. We wrapped up with a Q & A about the intensive job shadow program offered to students during the summer after their junior year.

Schools Expo!

We encourage any and all prospective parents for the 2020-21 school year to come and check out New Harmony at Urban League of Louisiana’s Annual Schools Expo. We hope to see you there!
Register for Free Here

Open House

Our next Open House for prospective New Harmony families or anyone interested in learning more about our community is on Wednesday, November the 6th from 4:30-6:30pm at 3368 Esplanade Ave. We hope to see you there! 

Progress Report Night

New Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Join us for Progress Report Night, Wednesday, November the 13th from 4:30-6:30 pm. All teachers and advisors will be available at their designated stations in the cafeteria. During progress report night you will have the opportunity to discuss your students’ schedule, current grades, and discuss anything you may need to with our educators. We hope to see you there and please contact your students’ advisor directly for any questions. 

Shadow Days and Events for
Prospective NHH Families

The One App opens in just a little over a month! Mark your calendars for Friday, November the 22nd to complete your application and join us for the 2020-21 school year. Although the year has just begun, we’re already getting geared up for the NHH class of 2024 as well as students joining existing classes. We’d love to have your student join us for a shadow day, come to an event at your students’ school and chat with current 8th graders, or answer any questions you may have about joining our community. For all inquires please contact our recruitment leader, Hope, by clicking the button below. You can also schedule your shadow day by clicking the “Shadow at NHH”. We hope to hear from you soon!
Shadow at NHH

Internship Highlight

Last week NHH sophomores students began their internships for the 2019-20 school year after a rigorous few months of interviewing and applying. Each week, we’ll be highlighting the work as students work closely with partner organizations. 
Last week New Harmony sophomores began their second year of internships. In the photo above, students Dylan and Jack stand beside their co-workers at Batture LLC, a local architecture and civil engineering firm that strives to create powerful social and environmental change. Jack’s role is to do coastal surveying and engineering plans, and Dylan works directly with their architects gaining valuable knowledge about the relationship between industrial and coastal design. Internships are at the core of our learning model at New Harmony. We believe that real world experiences mean real world results. Setting kids up to join the workforce and contribute to climate solutions is our goal. Way to go Jack and Dylan for their efforts in improving coastal infrastructure.

Upcoming Opportunities

New Harmony partners with NOCCA!

 NOCCA Audition Information Session

Is Your Student Interested In Learning More About The NOCCA Audition Process?
NOCCA invites parents to register their students for the Audition Information Session scheduled for Saturday, November 2. 

Audition Information Sessions are not required to apply to NOCCA. They provide students the opportunity to learn directly from NOCCA Arts faculty about the audition expectations and requirements. This event is not the formal student audition, but is a FREE resource for students considering applying and auditioning for NOCCA’s programs. 

Click here for more info
It is that time!

-Have your student apply to NOCCA-

Click Here To Begin Your Online Application

Click Here For Arts Requirements

Community Engagement &
Career Exploration Program:

New Harmony’s Community Engagement & Career Exploration (CECE) Program is a major pillar of our students’ academic experience. The program offers students an opportunity to build relationships with people and organizations in our community in order to gain exposure to careers across various sectors. Through this explorative process, students will receive knowledge and develop skills that are essential for a fruitful, healthy and successful life.
For more information please visit our involvement page on our website here

Click Here to Get Involved

Kalyn, Class of 2023

What is something you do well?

I can act. I like it all, especially reading monologues. I’d like to be in films someday. Right now I’m working in student films.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

In Jeff’s humanities class, I learned about hyperboles.

What is a misconception people have about you?

People assume I’m mean for some reason, I really don’t think I am and don’t know why! I’m very open and accepting, I’ll be friends with anyone.

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

I don’t really say it a lot, but I’d like to have a family and I want us to all just be happy. I want to be an actress but ultimately family comes first for me.

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

My friend Simone, she’s always hyping me up and reminding me of my value.

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

I would probably be more open about my emotions.

What do you like about New Harmony?

I like how we don’t get judged for what we wear, say, or do. It’s a very open community and people are here for one another.

Happy November!
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