The Weekly What: Friday, November the 8th, 2019

November 11th, 2019

The Weekly What:
Friday, November the 8th, 2019

Parent Engagement Meeting:
A message from our Parent Board Member and Representative 

Hi Fellow NHH Parents,

We didn’t get a big response to getting a call scheduled, so we’re trying something different.

We are planning a parent meet and greet and discussion about parent engagement and involvement and the formation of a parent committee at Cafe du Monde in City Park during the kickback on Saturday (11.09.19)

Please feel free to text me at (646) 656-0158 if you have any questions or would like to chat.

I hope to see you Saturday!

LaShaunda René (Maxine’s Mom)

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. 

A Message to 9th-grade Parents

Freshmen students have received their hearing and vision screening results. You should ask your student about the results if you have not yet received them. Please contact our School Nurse, RJ, for more information. You can reach him by phone at (504) 507-1537 or by email at

Leaving to Learn:
Abita Mystery House & Fontainbleau State Park

The ninth-grade embarked on a spooky Leave to Learn trip to the North Shore.  The day included a tour of the Abita Mystery House and a Q&A forum with museum artist and curator John Prebles about his process as an artist, the history of the space, and how the natural world has influenced his art.  Following the museum tour, students travelled to Fontainebleau State Park for a nature hike (including Spooky Nature Bingo!), and created some original sculptures and leaf mandalas out of found materials.

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

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

Sophomores Kira and Kahi are artists who are expressing themselves through real-world design and screen printing at their internship with Fleurish printing. 

Fleurish Printing, located in New Orleans, is dedicated to printing high-quality t-shirts while creating an empowering environment for youth development and job training.
They are a social enterprise arm of the Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community.

Here, they are learning and doing the 22-steps of screenprinting, a rigorous process which takes focus and muscle!

Upcoming Opportunities

Operation Spark Spring Courses

Operation Spark will soon begin registering for their spring 2019 after-school courses. If you, your child, or anyone you know is interested in taking their courses in January, please fill out the interest form by following the link below. Their introductory course has no prerequisites and is open to students in grades 10-12.

Register Here

Tulane Pre-College Program

The application for Summer 2020 is now open! These programs allow rising 6th-12th grade students to explore new subjects and tackle real-world issues while in a safe, supportive college environment.

Apply Here


Jeff Carver, 9th-grade Advisor &
Humanities Teacher

What is something you do well?

I am very punctual. I often arrive so early I have to sit in my car and wait for doors to be opened.

What is something you have learned in the past week?

Almost every week I come in with a photo of an insect to show Fernando (freshman science teacher). I really like insects, but know very little about them and Fernando is typically more than willing to help me understand what I’m looking at and whether or not it’s beneficial.

What is a misconception people have about you?

Some people think that my last name is “Carter”.

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

Someday I’d like to live somewhere very beautiful and very quiet. New Orleans can be both of those things but not usually at the same time.

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

My son, Gus. Everything I say or do passes through a filter of whether or not it would make him proud.

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

I would say…nothing! I’ve learned far more from mistakes in my life than successes.

What do you like about New Harmony?

I love that it’s a place that facilitates authenticity and genuineness in people.

Check out the blog post for National Writer’s Day our partners at XQ recently asked him to write here

Have a lovely weekend!

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